Following the New York Jets’ Week 8 loss to the Green Bay Packers, wide receiver Braylon Edwards was critical of the effort and performance turned in by the Jets’ wide receiving corps. Probably not the best idea for Edwards to open his mouth considering the Jets’ position, not to mention the fact that nobody on the offensive side played well. But the wide receivers undeniably struggled against the Packers during the 9-0 shutout. One such guy was veteran Jerricho Cotchery, who struggled with dropped passes, as well as had a potential reception snared away from him by Tramon Williams for an interception instead. On Tuesday, Cotchery bravely joined WFAN in New York to talk about the putrid performance of the team collectively, as well as his individual shortcomings during the Jets’ Week 8 loss. (Transcription via: SRI)
On the disappointing performance by the Jets collectively and him individually:
"For me, it was just a nightmare. A nightmare in the daytime man pretty much for me. It was a very frustrating game for me. You make a play, then you don’t make a play; you make a play, then you don’t make a play; then in the fourth quarter, you can’t make a play to save your life. Just very disappointing, very disappointed in my performance but you’ve just got to get back off the mat and make sure that doesn’t happen for next week. And next week, just come out, just come out ready to play.:
On the interception by Tramon Williams:
"Well we had a slant route called, and I was running the slant, the guy he jumped inside on the slant. We both went for the ball, and as I was trying to rip the ball away from him, as we hit the ground, once we hit the ground I relaxed a little bit and he ended up grabbing the ball away from me. At that point in time, he just took it away."
On the Packers seemingly wanting it more than the Jets:
"Whatever the case was, I guess that’s what it was. That’s a harsh reality to face, you know, but they ended up getting the victory, so obviously they did. I can only speak for myself, but I have to play better. I have to play better, and I will in the future."