Cleveland Browns: Colt McCoy Wants to Stay with the Browns

Tony Santorsa@@TonySantorsaSenior Writer IIJuly 5, 2012

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 13: Quarterback Colt McCoy #12 of the Cleveland Browns warms up prior to the game between the Cleveland Browns and the St. Louis Rams at Cleveland Browns Stadium on November13, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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Apparently, Colt McCoy can't take a hint, as he is no longer the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns. Instead, rookie Brandon Weeden is the team's new No. 1 signal-caller, or at least that's what we're expecting, according to Tom Reed of the Plain Dealer.

With that being said, the 25-year-old McCoy is certainly keeping his spirits high, as he told the Abilene Report-News that he really likes Cleveland and that he's ready to fight for Cleveland's starting quarterback job:

I really like Cleveland [...]. I’ve always been a guy that wants to finish what he starts.

That’s part of my nature [...]. You’re getting everything I have, whether that’s working, preparing, studying or practicing. Unfortunately, a lot of things are out of my control. The main thing for me is not to worry about those things I can’t control. I have to go in, do my job and have high character and compete my tail off, if the opportunity’s available. Other than that, there’s not much you can do. So that’s what I try to do every day.

In all honesty, McCoy hasn't been all that bad for the Browns, considering that the team's offense is lacking talent in a devastating way. 

Through his first two seasons in the NFL, McCoy has posted a 74.5 quarterback rating while tossing 20 touchdowns compared to 20 interceptions. However, he has recorded a rather dreadful 6-15 record as the team's starter, but that still falls back on the offense lacking talent. 

What I believe the Browns need to do is really question if upgrading McCoy with Weeden is going to make all that much of a difference. Granted, Weeden is 28 years old, but he still holds more potential. Yet we call it "potential" for a reason, as it's not guaranteed. Nothing is guaranteed in the NFL.

One can only assume that Cleveland will look to trade McCoy prior to the start of the regular season, but that could end up hurting the team's locker room, as it's a known fact across the league that McCoy is a great locker room guy as well as a leader. 

Before Cleveland pulls any triggers, it better have thought its decision over a million times, since that decision will affect this franchise for many years to come.

All I have to say is that I give McCoy a ton of credit. He's handling this situation with class and has just as good of an attitude as anyone does in the NFL today. 


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