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Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

Posted on: August 16, 2011 11:29 am
Posted by Will Brinson

Over the summer, NFL players weren't allowed to contact with coaching staffs. So many of them turned to other tutors in order to beef up on their respective offenses. Nothing weird about that.

But that doesn't make it any less interesting to hear that Browns quarterback Colt McCoy sought out Brett Favre for advice.

"Since I couldn’t get coached, it was a great opportunity to pick the brain of a guy who’s played in the [West Coast] system for 20 years,” McCoy said via a Browns spokesman, per Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. "It was a chance for me to get a lot of questions answered. We worked on footwork, progressions, reads and things like that. It was definitely a positive trip."

At this point Favre's name, in any non-retirement context, strikes fear into the hearts of NFL fans and scribes across the land. But McCoy's decision to chat with the future Hall-of-Famer actually makes a lot of sense.

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For starters, Favre built his legacy under Browns president Mike Holmgren when the mustachioed legend coached the Packers. Favre is Holmgren's guy and Favre knows the system that coach Pat Shurmur is installing under the regime.

Shurmur had tremendous success with Sam Bradford, developing him into one of the more prolific rookie passers in NFL history. That wasn't because Bradford spent the year chunking the ball down the field either; he dinked-and-dunked his way to 3,512 passing yards and an NFL rookie-record 354 completions (on an also-rookie-record 590 attempts).

While McCoy is a different QB than either Favre or Bradford, he's still a talented young man who flashed plenty of promise his rookie year in the West Coast offense.

And if he wants to improve on an already pretty good shot at repeating his 2010 success, he's certainly making a smart move by seeking out the advice of the people who best understand the offense he's charged with running.

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Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2011 10:53 pm

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

 I think it to be incredibly smart to seek out Favre's advice in the off/off season.  He may not be the "blue print" guy you want to follow, but a future hof'er and superbowl winner non the less.  Great job Colt!  Who is the soccer player in the pic?  Don't get that part!

Since: Jan 6, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 9:46 pm

Why the picture of Colt and Turtle?

The picture chosen for this post doesn't make any sense...?

Care to explain 1) why Colt and Turtle from Enterouge was chosen?
and 2) why Colt and Turtle ever played football in front of fans in the first place? 

Since: Feb 4, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 8:44 pm

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

Farve Browns QB Coach?

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 8:27 pm

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

Funny thing is how many times did we see Farve go outside the system to make plays while making Holmgren's head almost explode off his shoulders!

Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 7:44 pm

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason


Geez, even when the guy isn't promising to retire (or threatening to unretire!) he is still news!! 

Since: Jul 10, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2011 7:09 pm

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

Rodgers did learn from Favre just more by example and watching than actual words. But that doesn't take away from his talents but McCoy doesnt have the arm of Rodgers and the supporting cast is subpar. Best of luck to Colt though seems like a honest good guy

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Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 6:29 pm
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Since: Dec 16, 2009
Posted on: August 16, 2011 5:35 pm

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

Well, Cleveland filled a void with Favre helping out. Since LeBron left, Cleveland has been left without a drama queen, and with Favre's guidance, young Colt may be ready to take the reigns as Cleveland's new diva!! Do wish him all the best of luck. when it comes to football, I'm pulling for the Browns in the AFC. Browns' fans were wronged by their previous owner packing up and leaving in the middle of the night. Hope they can turn things around.

Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: August 16, 2011 5:17 pm

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

Colt, don't do it, there are so many better mentors out there and better quarterbacks. Bert can't teach you anything other than how to throw 25 interceptions a season. Luckily for Aaron Rodgers, Bert refused to teach him anything.  Trent Green has a higer career passer rating than Bert. He'll teach you to throw away certain victory with late INTs, like Bert did against the Giants when he was a Packer and against the Saints when he was in Minny. Probably too distracted by sexting.


Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: August 16, 2011 4:44 pm

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

So he is learning to throw errant passes for interceptions while texting to other woman while on the sidelines...Good, got it. Browns are done, the NFL has removed there only scoring threat outside of Hillis by setting KO's at the 35 yard line.

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