Found December 25, 2011 on
TEAMS: Cleveland Browns
The recent controversy surrounding the Browns' handling of Colt McCoy's concussion has dominated so much of the public discourse surrounding the team that it's overshadowed perhaps a larger issue regarding the second-year QB: Does McCoy have what it takes to lead the Browns out of the cellar and into contention in the AFC North?

Cleveland Browns' Colt McCoy has potential, says analyst/former player Rich Gannon

Former Super Bowl quarterback and CBS analyst Rich Gannon, who will call his fourth Browns game Saturday in Baltimore, still thinks Browns quarterback Colt McCoy can be the guy. Problem is, he suspects McCoy might not get the chance...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy has a chance to face Steelers if he can practice this week

Browns quarterback Colt McCoy still has a chance to finish the season against the Steelers.

Might be best to let McCoy sit the finale

Browns coach Pat Shurmur held out the possibility that Colt McCoy could return Sunday when the Browns (thankfully) end their season against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He also said McCoy has not yet been cleared to practice. And he said this while saying that he did not mean to be vague or avoid questions, and while listening to a soliloquy from ex-Browns coach Sam Rutigliano about...

McCoy still not cleared to practice

BEREA, Ohio Although Pat Shurmur didn't want to talk about whether Colt McCoy would be able to play Sunday against the Steelers, he did indicate that McCoy hasn't been cleared to practice. McCoy suffered a concussion on Dec. 8 against the Steelers and hasn't been cleared to practice 18 days after the incident. Shurmur was asked just about every way possible to find...

Status of Browns QB McCoy remains unclear

Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy's status remains in question for the regular-season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Browns coach Pat Shurmur said he will know more about McCoy's condition on Wednesday. McCoy has sat out the past two games with a concussion and has yet to be cleared to practice. He was hurt in a 14-3 loss at Pittsburgh on Dec. 8, when he...

Wallace understands his role with Browns

No decision has been made about the Browns starting quarterback for the season finale against the Steelers on Jan. 1 in Cleveland. Seneca Wallace says Colt McCoy deserves to start if healthy because McCoy started the first 13 games. McCoy missed the last two games because of the concussion suffered Dec. 8 in Pittsburgh. Wallace started against the Cardinals and Ravens and came up...

Week 16 Injury Report: Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens

Here’s the final injury report for week 16′s matchup between the Cleveland Browns and Baltimore Ravens as the two teams prepare to do battle, tomorrow at 1 p.m. For the Cleveland Browns: Quarterback Colt McCoy (head) has officially been ruled out. Backup Seneca Wallace will start in McCoy’s place. Four starters are listed as questionable: [...]

Shurmur says McCoy might practice Wednesday, start Sunday

Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur indicated that if quarterback Colt McCoy can practice on Wednesday, he might be able to take the field next Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Idle Chatter - the Christmas edition

1. Colt McCoy - sitting at this point for precaution, performance or both? PAT MCMANAMON: Neither. For injury. Anyone who took a helmet to the jaw from James Harrison like he did should be out a while. And if the Browns are using the slightest bit of caution, its wise. McCoy played 13 games, got hit pretty good and showed his abilities for those 13 games. The way the draft may play...

Week 16: The Browns Will Win If…

It’s tough to remember that another football game actually took place between Colt McCoy’s concussion and this coming contest between the Browns and the Ravens, but it’s true: actual football has been played since James Harrison went all full-forced Zenedine Zidane on the Browns’ quarterback. Seneca Wallace will be getting the nod once again, but his receiving corps is...

NFL continues to emphasize safety

Sometimes I just don't understand people. They yell and scream that players should be protected from concussions, and rightly so. The league responds by implementing a new rule that was actually used Saturday for the first time during the Week 16 San Francisco-Seattle game, yet some complain the NFL is being too precautionary. On the other hand, as concussion issues dominated...

NFL Still Wary of Head Injury Concerns, Mandates Official Trainers For Every Game

By: Rich Bergeron Multiple extensive studies and incidents of dementia and other brain injuries in former NFL players points to the seriousness of brain damage caused by repeated concussions. NFL players often deal with brain injury issues over the course of their careers in professional football, though many don’t realize the extent of the damage done until long after their playing...

Week 16: Browns-Ravens Open Thread

          Well, here we are again. Another AFC North matchup with the Browns heavy underdogs on the road against the Baltimore Ravens, who are headed to the playoffs once again. Three weeks ago in Cleveland, Ray Rice ran all over the Browns to the tune of 204 yards rushing. Colt McCoy, T.J. Ward, and Jordan Norwood will all be sitting this one out for our Browns. Anquan Boldin...
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