Cleveland Browns: Breaking Down Colt McCoy's Game

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Cleveland Browns: Breaking Down Colt McCoy's Game
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Colt McCoy with the trainer

It is looking more and more like the Browns are not going to get Robert Griffin (Baylor) in the draft.  You can bet that the team will bring in either a veteran or a middle-round rookie to compete with Colt McCoy for the starting job.

I brought up the name of ex-Eagle Donovan McNabb on my radio show as a joke.  Now somebody picked up on the idea and there is a rumor floating around about McNabb joining the team.

McCoy started off his career under head coach Eric Mangini and behind the eight ball.  Mangini never wanted to play rookies.  He preferred to play the used Jets player he brought over from his old team. 

Mangini did not want McCoy at all.  McCoy was the choice of team president Mike Holmgren and GM Tom Heckert.  As a result, Colt was not given reps in the preseason. 

Despite the cold shoulder he got, he did well when he got into the game in the preseason.  When both the veteran starting and backup QBs went down with injuries, McCoy was forced into the game. 

In his first start he managed the game and helped the team beat the Saints.  In his second start he led the team to a win over the Patriots.

In future articles I will analyze the possible QBs that might come to Cleveland.  I wanted to start this series off with my analysis of Colt McCoy’s mechanics.

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