After the USM debacle – there are plenty of entries for you to peruse below this one – we thought that we would try to focus on something half-way positive for Sunday.
It is NFL Sunday and one of the only good things in Wolfpack football is the increased presence of NC State players in the big leagues.
Last week saw some great play by one of everyone’s favorite duo – Philip Rivers and Jerricho Cotchery.
* J-Co caught 6 passes for 65 yards â€” including the first touchdown reception of his career â€” in Sundayâ€™s 23-16 victory at Tennessee.
* PR went 8 of 11 with a touchdown in his first NFL start that resulted in a white washing of the Oakland Raiders.
This week, Cotchery was featured in a great New York Times piece. (Link)
The Jetsâ€™ receiving corps was generally viewed as weak coming into the season, but Coles all along insisted otherwise. He said he has been impressed with Cotcheryâ€™s dedication.
â€œHe just goes out and just works and does everything the coaches ask of him,ï¿½? Coles said.
That Cotchery felt so comfortable in the end zone, despite seeing little of it in the last two seasons, should not be surprising. He caught 21 touchdown passes in three years as a starter at North Carolina State, and finished with 3,119 yards. He broke team records for career receptions (200) and 100-yard receiving games (15), both formerly held by Torry Holt, a five-time Pro Bowl selection. Holt, a frequent visitor to campus, has been Cotcheryâ€™s friend and mentor.
The Jets selected Cotchery in the fourth round of the 2004 draft, 108th over all.
Additionally, you can watch all of Philip Rivers’s passes from Monday night in the video below: