Unlike most of his teammates in the Pittsburgh Steelers locker room, wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery knows what rock bottom looks like.
This ain't it.
If any of the other Steelers want to know what true despair is following their own lifeless 0-2 start, Cotchery will grimly fill them in on the details.
Cotchery was in his first year starting for the New York Jets in 2007 when they opened with losses to New England and Baltimore. Then came a narrow victory over Miami in Week 3 that proved to be a mirage. New York dropped six straight on its way to a 4-12 season that taught the then-24-year-old Cotchery a thing or two about adversity.
''You need to share the burden,'' Cotchery said Wednesday. ''No one guy needs to be over here sitting in the corner moping because of the loss. Everybody needs to share that burden with them and that's how you can move forward. When that doesn't happen, that's how you get it to snowball and it becomes the avalanche I experienced in that `07 season.''...