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Jerricho Cotchery inspires on, off field

WR overcame gang life and life-altering car crash to be a key piece of the Jets' puzzle

Updated: January 22, 2011, 3:05 PM ET
By Rich Cimini | ESPNNewYork.com

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Jerricho Cotchery is the quiet man in the noisy locker room. He never raises his voice. He doesn't give look-at-me interviews. He's the anti-Bart Scott, yet there isn't a more respected player on the New York Jets. Cotchery can inspire without uttering a word.

He made the play of the season: his one-legged, diving-with-a-torn-groin catch in Cleveland -- one of those rare sports moments of grace and guts. It left some teammates speechless. Rex Ryan was so moved ...

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