Cleveland is a town that loves its quarterback controversy—whether it be Couch vs. Holcomb or Anderson vs. Quinn.
That said, there will be no competition for the spot in 2012. The Browns have pretty much done everything but come out and said that first-round pick Brandon Weeden will find himself behind center when Cleveland opens the season against Philadelphia.
Well, that's what everyone thought until Browns team president Mike Holmgren went on 92.3 FM The Fan's The Bull and the Fox show and told the listening audience there would be an open competition for the starting quarterback.
"There’s going to be a competition as always and as it should be at every position," Holmgren said (transcripts from Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer).
Those words should be comforting to the Colt McCoy supporters out there, and there are more than you would think. They call local radio sports-talk shows daily, lamenting the fact McCoy played last year with no weapons (the receivers led the NFL in drops); he was just learning the West Coast offense; he played behind a leaky offensive line and he did not have a normal offseason because of the lockout.
All of those points are valid, but they don't take away the fact the Browns offense was one of the worst in the National Football League.
So here are five reasons Colt McCoy won't start at quarterback this season.