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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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Comments

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

This is terrible news for Browns fans as this will mean Colt McCoy will throw 20+ INTs and be consistently overrated. He will have an average career QB rating of 86 and his QDR will even be worse. He'll play every game but home field advantage won't mean much as he will choke away games with fourth quarter INTs against inferior opponents. He should have called Joe instead.



Since: Jul 12, 2011
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:48 pm
 

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

Smart move to learn from the best.Laughing



Since: Jun 23, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:34 pm
 

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

Colt is a smart man learning from the Greastest QB ever!!!



Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: August 16, 2011 2:19 pm
 

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

Does that mean there is sext floating around in cyberspace with a side-by-side comparison of Favre and McCoy?



Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 1:40 pm
 

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

hardly the greatest.  One of the best, yes.  Greatest ?  No way, no how.



Since: Jan 28, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:56 pm
 

keep on ripping on Favre you douchebags...

he's the greatest QB to ever step foot on the field!  deal with it...



Since: Sep 4, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

Note to self - block all image attachments in texts from Colt McCoy.



Since: Jul 21, 2011
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:54 pm
 

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

Tenntarheel, you are absolutely right . Just like Detroit fans who will not give up on the Lions, Cleveland stands long and true for their teams. I've seen first hand my whole life dealing with the Indians fans. Holmgren is a excellant football guy and I beleive he will turn their ship in the right direction. Besides Cleveland is guarenteed two victories this year against the Bengals.



Since: Dec 29, 2007
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:46 pm
 

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

Does this now mean he is obligated to throw 3 ints a game?



Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:31 pm
 

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

I expect that Favre also taught him, for future purposes, the great skill of how to Retire and Unretire! Laughing


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