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The Browns' respected and proven front office also give McCoy an advantage that the team's previous quarterbacks did not have.
The team's management has been unstable since the rebirth of the organization, failing to address fundamental roster problems and hiring bad coaches who mishandle their quarterbacks.
But with Holmgren and general manager Tom Heckert running the team, there is a sense of calm, stability and vision that has been lacking from the previous regimes in Cleveland. Both men know how to build winners in the NFL of the 21st century, and both men understand the importance of having a franchise quarterback.
McCoy will be given a realistic chance to succeed as the Browns quarterback, and the front office will eventually surround him with capable receivers.