PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Steelers Director of Football Operations joined the Fan Morning Show on Tuesday to talk about the state of the Steelers after a few weeks of training camp.
Kevin Colbert joined The Fan in Jim Colony’s dorm room, and said the door is still open for former New York Jets wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery to join the Steelers.
“Jerricho is a very mature, thoughtful guy,” Colbert said. “He wants to go about and make as many visits as he needs to to come to a decision.”
Cotchery will certainly help if Emmanuel Sanders misses time, and Colbert says that Cotchery’s veteran leadership will help just as much because, behind Hines Ward, the receivers are all still very young.
It’s difficult for Colbert and his staff to get a good read on the young players because they don’t have much time to evaluate due to the NFL lockout. Colbert still believes in building players in the organization rather than signing big name free agents.
“Our philosophy is draft, build your own, sign your own, keep as many continuities in system and the whole bit, and you’ll be successful over the long-haul,” Colbert said. “I think that’s what works best in this game because it is the ultimate team game, not to say anything against any other sport, but they’re more individualized than football.”
Colbert also said the Steelers’ approach each year is competing for a Super Bowl, which comes down from the top by the Rooneys.
Colbert also talked about the Pirates’ win last night to break a 10-game losing streak.
Finally, Colbert was cast as an assistant coach in the new “Batman” movie, and thought that it was fun, and very interesting to watch the process of movie magic.