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It's obvious Colt McCoy doesn't trust his receivers.
Every time McCoy drops back to pass, he takes the quickest of glances to the outside and immediately comes to the middle to find an open running back or tight end. He doesn't let the receivers routes develop before the ball is out of his hands and into a shorter gain. McCoy;s footwork also shows that he doesn't have any trust in them.
To be honest, he probably shouldn't.
But that's for a different time and place.
McCoy and his receivers need to begin to gel.
You can see it with McCoy and Little. McCoy has a bit more trust in Little for some reason. He can trust that even without the perfect throw, Little can make a play and catch the football.
As for the other receivers, it just isn't there.
Maybe in their time off they need to go to a steak dinner, have a little team bonding. Maybe they need to throw the ball around for a half an hour after practice. Maybe Colt just needs to experiment in practice and see what happens.
Whatever the solution may be, Colt needs to have some trust that his receivers can make plays.
When that happens, it won't take him 40 completions to reach 350 yards through the air.
The bye week needs to be a productive one for the Browns. They need to continue to progress. It's clear that they have made strides, that things are looking in the right direction. Without a single touchdown that caught the Browns off guard, they could very well be a 3-1 football team right now. But that's not the case.
With a good bye week, and some extra time to get ready for Oakland, the Browns could finish over .500 come the postseason.