Monday, August 15, 2011

Football Version of Tommy John Surgery?

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed former New York Jet wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery last week. This move is expected to help bring experience and depth to the Steelers’ wide receiving corps. The Post-Gazette has a nice article about Cotchery today, but it was this sentence that jumped out to me.

Cotchery's numbers declined last season because of his back injury -- he also led the Jets with eight dropped passes, according to Stats Inc. -- but he had surgery in February to correct the problem.

Despite the dashes including in this text, I’m not the only person who read this as Cotchery getting surgery to help correct dropped passes, am I?

Look at the focus in Cotchery's eyes!


Messiah said...

I head the same reaction when I read the sentence in the PG. Braylon Edwards should be paying that doctor a ton of money.

Sean said...

Thanks Messiah. I'm glad that it wasn't just me. I also thought the same thing about Braylon Edwards.

Former Steeler Dwight Stone may have been one of the greatest receivers in team history if he had that surgery!