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By selecting former Oklahoma State quarterback Brandon Weeden in the first round of last week’s draft, the Browns appear ready to move on from whatever you want to call Colt McCoy‘s time as the Browns’ QB1 (experiment, era or maybe, simply, “ehh”). And it appears McCoy’s father, Brad McCoy, may have played a part in his son’s demise.
After Colt suffered a concussion last December against the Steelers, his father condemned the team for allowing Colt to resume playing despite showing apparent symptoms of being concussed. According to ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi, papa bear’s comments rubbed the team the wrong way and hurt his son’s future in Cleveland.
I’ve been told that McCoy’s fate as a former starter was sealed when his father sounded off about the club’s handling of his concussion in the Pittsburgh game on Dec. 8.
I was told at the time that Brad McCoy’s comments meant the end of McCoy in Cleveland, but I didn’t believe it then.
The comments did not drive the pursuit of a new
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It appears that comments by Colt McCoy’s father, Brad, have sealed the fate of his son with regard to the player’s future with the Cleveland Browns.
Though the Browns had hoped to land quarterback Brandon Weeden with the 37th-overall pick, the team was in fact ready to replace Colt McCoy, writes ESPNCleveland’s Tony Grossi, after McCoy’s father went to the media following...
According to Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com, the demise of Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy occurred right after his father, Brad McCoy publicly ripped the Browns for how they handled Colt’s concussion back on December 8th against the Steelers.
This doesn’t come as a surprise, since many people predicted this would happen right after his dad came out and publicly expressed...
Colt McCoy started 13 games in 2011, his second NFL season. The Browns were 4-9 in those games and McCoy completed 57% of his passes for 2,733 yards with 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He suffered a concussion on this play against the Pittsburgh Steelers and would miss the final 3 games. [...]
The Cleveland Browns took a chance on WR Greg Little in the second round of the 2011 NFL draft, despite missing the entire previous year at North Carolina. So what I'm saying is, Greg Little hadn't played a game-time snap in over a year before taking the field in a preseason game against the defending Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers.
Last year for the Browns...
Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden knows that the in order for his team to have the best chance to win now, he’s going to need to start right away. The good news is that he believes he’s ready.
“I feel like I’m ready,” Weeden said. “I have a long way to go, but I feel like I’ve taken the right steps to get to where I can play at that level.
Since the topic of fathers protecting their sons is becoming a hot top issue lately, we can turn our attention to Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy, or more appropriately, this father Brad. If you remember back in December, Colt suffered what looked to be concussion in a game against the Steelers following a helmet-to-helmet [...]
Your Ricky Stanzi America Love It Or Leave It Moment of the Day.
(Wherein SWRT celebrates the spirit of America personified in former Iowa quarterback and uber-patriot Ricky Stanzi.)
Former Oklahoma State (and newly drafted Cleveland Browns) quarterback Brandon Weeden loves America. And what better way to celebrate it than with an American flag tank top with matching...
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I’m very familiar with this myself having to endure the last name “Youngman”. I once...
A total of 253 players were selected in the 2012 NFL Draft. And just like life everyone plays their part. Some college players shine brightly. They are in the right place, at the right time. Surely there is a lot of hard work that goes into becoming a top draft choice but when you have an opportunity to play on a larger stage it tends to help you get noticed. And some of those players...
It is our pleasure to introduce a guest post today by Cleveland’s own Dan Coughlin. Enjoy!
I fell in love with Brandon Weeden late last season when I saw him against Baylor and later in the bowl game against Stanford. I wasn’t overly enamored with Stanford’s Andrew Luck. Everyone in the world was raving about Luck, but I preferred Baylor’s Robert Griffin III and Weeden, the...