Originally posted on Cleveland Frowns  |  Last updated 4/3/13
Lost in all the excitement over a new baseball season is the fact that Colt aka “Chips” McCoy has been traded to the Niners along with a sixth round draft pick, in return for a fifth and a seventh-rounder. Without indulging in the nightmare fuel of an attempted determination of whether McCoy had a fair go of it in Cleveland, it’s at least worth noting that he played at least as well as anointed starter Brandon Weeden did in the same amount of time, with much less of a supporting cast.   Nevertheless, with apologies to Anne Dunn, McCoy’s marks the departure of one of the most fraudulent public personae that Cleveland sports fan has ever been forced to endure.   It was one thing when he tried to sell us magic holograms, and it was probably worse when he and his dad tried to sell us a thoroughly risible book about how to be “godly.” There was the season of “No Excuses” when Colt explained that he was a rookie for the second year in a row, and after his last start as a Brown, last December, when he told us about how he threw the ball in the dirt on purpose because his teammates were too tired to run the plays that the coaching staff was calling, it was pretty much just good laughs for everyone. All of which would have been easier to take had Colt not inexplicably gone to the national press not once, but twice, a year after the fact, to issue nonsensical gripes about his treatment at the hands of the only NFL coaching staff that ever got any significant success out of him.   There are folks who might say that this off-field stuff doesn’t matter, to whom it should at least be pointed out that what happened on the field with Colt was hardly any better. Anyway, in Colt’s defense, it was all probably mostly driven by his father and the West Texas evangelical football cult from where they came. Here’s hoping that San Francisco is better place to put that behind him, and here’s one last tear for MKC’s dream of a McCoy-led Browns Super Bowl victory.  Cleveland Browns quarterbacks. Tweet
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