Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 5/5/12

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 quarterback, but I believe they contributed to McCoy’s demise.

Looking at McCoy’s numbers last season, there isn’t a whole lot that would scream the team needed to make a change, especially considering it was his first full year as a starter. That likely leaves his pops’ remarks as his most glaring blemish. Leave it to an ornery Mike Holmgren to address a beef with a parent by taking it out on the son.

H/T Pro Football Talk
Photo credit: Charles LeClaire-USPRESSWIRE

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