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Report: McCoy to start for Browns

Posted on: October 12, 2010 10:46 am
Apparently C. McCoy has been told he will start Sunday's game vs. Pittsburgh (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Chip Brown of is reporting that Browns rookie QB Colt McCoy has been told he will start Sunday vs. the Steelers.

In Cleveland’s 20-10 loss to Atlanta on Sunday, Seneca Wallace – who had played well in the place of the injured Jake Delhomme – hurt his ankle while taking a blind-side sack by Falcons DE John Abraham.

Delhomme replaced Wallace, but he reinjured the ankle that had kept him out of action for the three weeks since the season opener. The third quarterback would be McCoy, taken in the third round of the NFL Draft by Cleveland. And if the injuries to Wallace and Delhomme are as severe as they’re being made out to be, this might not be a one-time start for McCoy.

But hey, he should have an easy time against Pittsburgh. The game, after all, is at Heinz Field. Ben Roethlisberger will be returning for his first game of the season. And one of the Browns biggest weapons, RB Peyton Hillis, is injured.

Yep, no problem at all.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 14, 2011 8:10 am

Report: McCoy to start for Browns

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 5:57 pm

Report: McCoy to start for Browns

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Since: Jul 18, 2007
Posted on: October 13, 2010 7:51 am

Report: McCoy to start for Browns

He has the type of manauverability that drives Defenses crazy

Wrong - he has the type of manuverability that drives BIG 12 DEFENSES crazy (Using the term Defense and Big 12 in the same sentence is kind of a joke). This is the NFL there are D-lineman that can run with this kid let alone LB's and DB's.

 I would hope that the game plan allows McCoy to roll away from the pocket where he becomes a more efficient QB and can pressure the defense on the perimeter.

Again this is the NFL. Inexperienced rookie QB's working the perimeter of the field = pick 6's. They are not prepared for the speed with which DB's can close vs. the distance the ball has to travel on perimeter routes. If he breaks the pocket and scrambles to the perimeter the Defense only has to defend half the field - you don't get away with throwing back across your body in the big leagues.

Since: Feb 22, 2010
Posted on: October 13, 2010 3:49 am

Report: McCoy to start for Browns

Tomlin is not in the game.  Big Ben is and I think he wants to make a statement.  One that he is back and the other is, during his deserved time off, he kept his mind on football (working extensively with the QB coach).  He is supposed to be faster and more nimble and I believe he will be.  I believe he will light up the scoreboard with 4 TD's minimum and have a 300 YD+ day. 

You are correct in saying the Steelers are a class organization, but don't think for one second they will "let up" on this Longhorn rookie one little bit.  If the opportunity presents itself, they will take his head off.  Remember that legal hits hurt as much as illegal ones.  I tend to believe the classy Steelers will utilize the legals ones to perfection against McCoy.   Steelers by 20.

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2010 12:18 am

Report: McCoy to start for Browns

If this report is accurate and McCoy does actually start, he'll be just fine. This kid has guts and I'm sure he'll survive. The Steelers ( despite their QB ) are a class organization. They will not head hunt or destroy this rookie. More likely, Tomlin will put 8 in the box and force Colt to beat them with his arm.The defensive secondary will test him, and every once in a while Colt will see #43 in close and personal.I predict a Steelers win by less than 10 points. Tomlin isn't the kind of coach that would run up the score.

Since: Dec 31, 2006
Posted on: October 13, 2010 12:04 am

Report: McCoy to start for Browns

I think McCoy is one of the few qbs drafted this season that can have legitmate success in the NFL as a rookie. He is a very smart guy, and a leader which is a big deal when you're on a team with a losing mindset on it's 3rd string qb. I'm not expecting greatness from him right away but I think he has the talent to supplant Delhomme, and Wallace as the starter if he shows any promise what so ever. It's quite sad that Holmgren put his faith in Delhomme a guy who hasn't scored more tds, than turnovers committed since before his injury in 2007. Hes injury prone, inconsistent, and his one strength...accuracy...has diminished these past 3 seasons. He will likely be looking for another job elsewhere this offseason with Seneca Wallace the more likely back up with extensive history with Holmgren, and his versatility as another reciever at times as well as a wildcat type qb. McCoy has a real chance right now to steal the starting job away for good. While Wallace did look good he is already 30 years old and has shown injuries are a real issue with him. I'm hoping McCoy is expecting to be sacked at least twice a game behind this horid offensive line of the Browns. They have injuries across the line with starter John St. Clair ruled out, center Alex Mack listed as questionable despite not missing a game yet, back-up guard Shawn Lauvao is also injured.

Whoever quarterbacks this team they need to get Josh Cribbs, Ben Watson, and Evan Moore more involved. All 3 of these guys have been key this season in their own ways. Cribbs is a multitalented threat whenever he has his hands on the ball and teams view him as such, using him more on offense whether as the target of the play or just a decoy will open up this offense more. Part of the reason this offense has had any success at all has been Ben Watson he averages 10 yards per catch and leads the team in receptions and yards. One main problem with the offense is it's ability to stretch the field. SO far Wallace was averaging 6.9 yards per attempt, meaning safeties were begining to cheat up not scared of the deep ball. With big arm McCoy back there, tight end Evan Moore who runs more like a reciever can be a big help in spreading out the defense he's averaging 23.6 yards per reception while I expect more around 15 from him with more targets he will still help add match up issues for the defense, corners can't cover him due to his 6'6 250 lb frame, safeties are still a mismatch, and most linebackers can't run with him. These guys are crucial to the success of this team. As are Mohammed Massaquoi, and Chanci Stuckey both of which need help from the playmakers on this team to get some coverage off their backs.

Since: Apr 9, 2010
Posted on: October 12, 2010 11:04 pm

Report: McCoy to start for Browns

Ugh. Good luck, Colt. Just remember, no matter how bad your QB rating is, it will probably still be better than Rex Grossman's 0.0.

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2010 10:50 pm

Report: McCoy to start for Browns

Does the NFL rookie contract include a life insurance policy?

Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2010 7:16 pm

Report: McCoy to start for Browns

I spelled genius wrong.  Sorry Josh.

Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2010 7:15 pm

Report: McCoy to start for Browns

Oh wow! You mean this will be a tough first start for a rookie QB?  Genious Josh!  Man, this will be tough going for any rookie.  So what.  Browns owned the Steelers and Wothlessburger last time they met.  That was with DA or Quinn or, who cares.  Worthlessburger will be rusty and will be remembering being sacked 8 times by the Browns the last game, knocking them out of the playoffs.  Cleveland is a 14 point Dawg? No way! Browns will easily cover.

Peace out Dawgs!!!

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