Colt McCoy: 49ers win now focus is different than Browns
Former Browns quarterback Colt McCoy said he sees a 49ers team that is trying to win now, something he didn't see in Cleveland.
When the Cleveland Browns shipped quarterback Colt McCoy to San Francisco in an early April trade, no one was happier than Colt McCoy. McCoy's been a 49er for less than two weeks, but he said he can already see a difference in the way the Browns and the 49ers operate.
"When I walked in the building in San Francisco, it was the same feel [as at the University of Texas]," McCoy told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "It's a great organization and their only focus is: we want to win and we want to win now. That's obviously different than some of the things that I've been apart of the last few years."
What McCoy was apart of the last few years was a Cleveland team that went 14-34 in his three seasons, including 6-15 with McCoy as the starter. The Browns gave up on McCoy after the 2011 season and made that clear by picking Brandon Weeden in the first round of the 2012 draft.
McCoy wasn't happy about serving as Brandon Weeden backup in Cleveland last season, but he doesn't seem to have any problem being the No. 2 quarterback to Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco, "That's my role -- to backup Colin," McCoy said. "We all want to play. I think everybody's career takes a different path. Ultimately, starting is the goal, but coach Harbaugh and [Greg] Roman are great offensive minds. There are so many positives there that I'll go in and learn. I'm in my playbook right now. That's kind of my job right now -- get familiar with the system."
McCoy's first official day with the 49ers will come on April 15 when San Francisco begins its offseason workouts.
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