Tag:Colt McCoy
Posted on: September 1, 2010 10:22 pm

McCoy, as expected, will make CLE squad

C. McCoy will get plenty of playing time in Cleveland's final preseason game of the year (AP). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Remember how we talked last week about how it was unfathomable that Browns rookie QB Colt McCoy was actually in danger of being whacked from Cleveland’s roster? He is, after all, a third-round pick, and from the looks of things, the Browns quarterback of the future.

Well, the Cleveland Plain Dealer now has made it clear that the team has assured McCoy that he will make the squad, and to celebrate, he’ll get plenty of playing time against the Bears on Thursday night.

Still, it would behoove McCoy – who is 15 of 26 for 101 yards with no TDs, two INTs and an extremely unimpressive quarterback rating of 34.3 so far in the preseason – to show some skills.

“I’m excited to play," McCoy told the newspaper. "I’m really looking forward to it. To be able to know you’re going to go into a game and play a good bit of time, it’s going to be fun. When you’re on the field awhile, you can kind of get in synch, get in the flow. At least I hope to."

For the time being, McCoy is nothing but a third quarterback for Cleveland, behind the surprisingly solid Jake Delhomme and backup Seneca Wallace. All McCoy cares about for now is improvement.

“That’s the mentality I have every day before I go to practice," McCoy said. "I make sure I’m working on something that’s going to make me better today than I was yesterday. Obviously I’ve got really high expectations for myself, so do a lot of people on this team, my coaches and probably outside of here. I’d like to go out there and play the best I can and get something going offensively that we can put on tape and be proud of."

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Posted on: August 26, 2010 9:26 am
Edited on: August 26, 2010 9:27 am

Hot Routes 8.26.10: the lighter stuff

Posted by Will Brinson and Andy Benoit

Don’t expect any beef between Chester Taylor and Matt Forte. They’re competing for carries, but as Taylor points out, he’s been a backup to a big name runner before – twice, in fact (Adrian Peterson, Minnesota and Jamal Lewis, Baltimore).

Colt McCoy is expected to make Cleveland's final roster. The bigger news is that this is even news in the first place. Wasn’t McCoy a third-round pick?

Cowboys tight end Jason Witten received Pro Football Weekly's 12th annual Arthur S. Arkush Humanitarian Award for his charity work. And right now, 99.9 percent of you are declining to click the link to this story. Think about that next time you’re griping about how the media only covers the athletes who et in trouble.

Cowboys kicker David Buehler (Buehler?...Buehler?...Buehler?...) is showing some consistency.

Lots of position battles in Houston, including Jacoby Jones pushing Kevin Walter hard for the No. 2 wide receiver job and Antoine Caldwell taking over for Mike Brisiel at right guard.

We’ll keep Will’s original description of this link: REALLY hot Colts fan.

How’s this for a “No, really?!” headline from the First Coast News: “Jags Want to End Blackout, Playoff Drought”

Nick Saban has been locking the doors on NFL teams visiting Alabama lately. The Kansas City Chiefs are one of the first teams he let back in. The New York Giants also got in.

Ryan Mathews threw out first pitch for the Padres. Looks like his nose bleeding issue is now a non-issue.

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Posted on: August 21, 2010 1:31 pm

Preseason games tonight: why to watch

Posted by Andy Benoit

There is a hefty slate of preseason games for Saturday night. It’s only the second exhibition contest for most of these teams, so don’t expect the starters to play past the first half. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t reasons to watch. We’ll take a stab at selling each game on tonight’s schedule. Here we go…

Ravens @ Redskins
Redskins rookie left tackle Trent Williams flashed remarkable athleticism early on against the Bills last week. He’s going up against considerably tougher competition in the blitzing, physical Ravens front seven. How will he perform?

Steelers @ Giants
Ben Roethlisberger makes his preseason debut. It’s surprising that Mike Tomlin chose to debut his controversial star quarterback on the road. After all, this only maximizes the Big Ben distraction. Then again, it’s just preseason, so perhaps Tomlin views the distraction as a valuable learning opportunity for his club. That’s something the young Super Bowl-winning head coach would think about.

Chiefs @ Bucs
Um…hmm…this would be a tough game to sell even during the regular season.

How about this: Chiefs second-round rookie wideout/running back Dexter McCluster has turned some heads in camp. So has Bucs fourth-round rookie wideout Mike Williams. Both should see plenty of action in this game.

Dolphins @ Jaguars
The Jags insist there isn’t a quarterback controversy. But if David Garrard goes out tonight and stinks up the joint, and Luke McCown comes in and has another three-touchdown performance, that tune will be harder to sing.

Rams @ Browns
Everybody loved watching Sam Bradford and Colt McCoy square off in college. Well, here’s your chance to see it on the pro level.

Texans @ Saints
If a photographer can get a good shot of Mario Williams tackling Reggie Bush, we’ll have an excellent excuse for a look-back story on the 2006 NFL Draft. We can even call CBS analyst Charley Casserly and listen to the former Texans G.M. pass up another chance to gloat about proving millions of armchair G.M.’s wrong.

If the Williams-Bush angle doesn’t do it for you, this game features two of the most explosive offenses in football. (New Orleans ranked first in total yards and fourth in passing last season; Houston ranked fourth in total yards and first in passing.) The unofficial over/under for total first half points is 50.

Jets @ Panthers
Watch the game and try to predict which plays will make it on Hard Knocks. (Really clever fans could probably turn this into some form of a drinking or gambling game – or both.)

Raiders @ Bears
Jay Cutler is still getting acquainted with Mike Martz’s offense. If Cutler throws too many picks in this contest, Al Davis might try to sign him to a record-breaking contract.

More seriously, the Bears receivers will have a good opportunity to showcase their progress in the new system. The Raiders run a traditional man-to-man scheme, which helps reveal a receiver’s true raw talent. The Raiders are planning on moving Nnamdi Asomugha around this year; it will be interesting to see which wideout he lines up across from most often, Devin Hester or Johnny Knox.

Cowboys @ Chargers
Is there anything more annoying than a preseason matchup being touted as a possible “Super Bowl preview”?
If the Chargers struggle to move the ball through the air, will that impact the Vincent Jackson trade developments? (Probably not, but the idea is worth floating.)

Lions @ Broncos
Tony Scheffler makes his epic return to Denver…?

Okay, how about Tim Tebow possibly making his first appearance at home? You know if Tebow plays after missing some practice time this week (sore ribs), at least one idiot columnist or radio host will take the opportunity to praise the Florida star’s legendary toughness.

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Posted on: August 15, 2010 7:10 pm

Colt McCoy's MRI good, shows sprained right thumb

Posted by Will Brinson

Browns rookie quarterback Colt McCoy injured his hand after jamming it into offensive lineman Casey Bender's helmet during the Brown's first preseason game. (Yes, we too wonder why McCoy would think "someone else's helmet" is a good place to put his thumb.)

But Browns fans can breathe a sigh of relief -- not only did Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace look quite good in their preseason action , but McCoy should be fine.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer , the MRI on McCoy's hand was negative, and he's been diagnosed with a sprained right thumb.

Hopefully (for Cleveland fans) McCoy won't be necessary during 2010, and Delhomme will power the Browns to their obviously destined role as offensive juggernaut and AFC North Champions.

Or something less optimistic would work too -- the real issue is that if McCoy is playing, it's because of a couple nasty injuries or really bad games from Delhomme and Wallace.

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Posted on: July 22, 2010 5:16 pm
Edited on: July 22, 2010 5:32 pm

McCoy close to signing rookie deal

While the Browns today signed one of their third-round picks, OG Shawn Lauvao, the splashier news is that, according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot , the team's other third-round pick is close to coming to terms on his own deal.

A league source told Cabot that QB Colt McCoy – who was serenaded and roasted by former Texas teammate Jordan Shipley during the McCoy wedding last week – could have a deal done by later today or Friday.

Meanwhile, Cabot writes that Lauvao, “who will compete for a starting guard job, can make up to $3.22 million and will receive a $697,000 signing bonus.” McCoy, for the record, was picked seven spots ahead of Lauvao.

UPDATE (5:30 PM ET):
According to ESPN's James Walker , the McCoy deal is done. Apparently, it's a four-year deal worth up to $5 million.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: July 20, 2010 1:20 pm
Edited on: July 20, 2010 1:42 pm

Colt McCoy gets wedding tunes from Jordan Shipley

Colt McCoy and longtime ladyfriend Rachel Glandorf got married this past weekend. Did you know? Probably not. Do you care? Again, not likely.

But thanks to TMZ there's a pretty golden little country nugget that came out of the festivities: Jordan Shipley serenading the reception with his original country song, "When I Grow Up I  Want to Be Just Like Colt McCoy."

The song is, to be perfectly honest, pretty good, all things considered. (Like, for instance: it's a country song, Shipley isn't a singer, it's at a wedding, it's original, it references McCoy being a ninja, etc., etc.) And it's pretty damn funny too, particularly the part about Tim Tebow .

Since, you know, McCoy's entire life has basically been overshadowed by the former Gator and potential savior of all mankind the Broncos. The reference hit home too, apparently, because the entire reception went b-a-n-a-n-a-s when Shipley dropped the line.

(Tebow reference is about the 1:50 mark; TMZ doesn't let us embed so click here to watch , autoplay warnings and whatnot).

Random (and likely stupid) fashion note: is it just me, or does McCoy look like he's rocking a short-sleeve buttondown at his own wedding? I'm sure that's not the case, but I  find it immensely amusing to think that he would, in some sort of Office Space way.

-- Will Brinson

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