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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: Feb 13, 2008
Posted on: August 16, 2011 12:08 pm

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

Cleveland is a GREAT football town.  They love the Browns no matter how good or bad they may be.  Every NFL team has had there rough times and the Brown's ownership & management have not helped themselves by making some dumb decisions since coming back into the league.  I think Holmgren has a plan and will make Cleveland relevant again like they were during the '80s.  As for Colt McCoy, I believe he is in a very good situation to succeed.  He is well-suited for the West Coast offense and who better to teach him than Holmgren and Shurmur.

Since: Nov 2, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 11:55 am

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

I dont think its as bad as you think, Holmgren is the GM. He will get McCoy the pieces he needs to succeed.

Since: Aug 17, 2006
Posted on: August 16, 2011 11:45 am

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

I wish Colt well, it was fun watching him in college. He has the skills to be a decent if not great player. Too bad he is in Cleveland.

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