Found December 16, 2011 on Cleveland Sports 360:
Colt McCoy is still suffering the after effects of the hit to his head and hasn’t been able to practice for the Cleveland Browns. McCoy has given his all this season for the Browns and why risk serous injury to the young quarterback. It is time to sit McCoy down for the remainder of the season. The Cleveland Browns have nothing to gain by playing McCoy, it is not like the Browns have a run at making the play-offs. Colt McCoy should not have been the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns this season. The Browns made a serous mistake and could have ended McCoy’s career prematurely. To be a great NFL quarterback guys need time to learn. When the Browns had Bernie Kosar they had a veteran in Gary Danielson who helped develop Kosar. That’s the last time Cleveland had a great young quarterback. McCoy doesn’t have anyone to teach him the ropes in the NFL. McCoy doesn’t even have the proper protection of his offensive line. Why put McCoy back in this season? Shurmur and company seem...

Is Colt McCoy the answer at quarterback or should the Browns explore other options? Hey Tony!

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Colt McCoy ruled out for Sunday's game

BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Browns quarterback Colt McCoy has been ruled out for Sunday and tight end Benjamin Watson is done for the season, both victims of concussions. McCoy is still experiencing headaches and having other symptoms from his concussion, sustained last week on an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit by Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison. The second-year QB was sent home for...

Browns' McCoy out with concussion, Watson on IR

Colt McCoy is expected to recover from his concussion and play for the Browns again this season. Benjamin Watson isn't as fortunate.

Goalposts continue to move in Colt McCoy concussion story

While Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has been suspended for one game for his helmet-to-facemask hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy last Sunday, the way the Browns handled McCoy's concussion symptoms and testing is the narrative that won't seem to stop. After ESPN's initial report indicated that McCoy's return to the field two plays after...

In addressing the hit on Colt McCoy, did Mike Holmgren really offer answers? Bill Livingston

Mike Holmgren said, for various reasons, no one on the Browns' sideline saw the hit that caused Colt McCoy's concussion. The "fog of war," a military term, seems to apply in the confused circumstances.

Browns: McCoy got concussion test after game

Browns president Mike Holmgren says quarterback Colt McCoy was not checked for a concussion while he was on the sideline after helmet-to-helmet hit by Pittsburgh's James Harrison.

Seneca Wallace will start at QB for the Cleveland Browns

With second-year QB Colt McCoy still recovering from a concussion suffered last Thursday night in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, veteran QB Seneca Wallace readies himself for the first start of the 2011 NFL regular season. Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur has that McCoy was sent home from practice for the third straight day while still dealing with post...

Browns-Cardinals Preview: 3 Things To Watch

The Cleveland Browns head into Sunday’s game with yet another important player sidelined by a major injury. After suffering a concussion on a vicious hit by the Pittsburgh Steelers’ James Harrison, quarterback Colt McCoy will most likely miss this week’s game. McCoy joins the long list of key offensive starters—Benjamin Watson, Peyton Hillis, Mohamed Massaquoi, Eric Steinbach...

Seneca Wallace on track to start for Browns

The Browns didn’t test Colt McCoy for a concussion during last Thursday night’s game, but they know for sure now that he suffered one. McCoy continues to suffer the effects of James Harrison’s hit, and was sent home from the Browns facility before practice on Thursday, according to the Canton Repository. Seneca Wallace took the…

Harrison's appeal denied by NFL

The NFL has denied James Harrison's appeal of a one-game suspension for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Cleveland quarterback Colt McCoy, and the Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker will sit out Monday night's game against San Francisco. The ruling was made by NFL-NFLPA on-field appeals officer Ted Cottrell and announced Friday. Harrison was suspended Tuesday because of the hit to...

Browns President Mike Holmgren Attempts to Set Record Straight

Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren held a press conference on Wednesday in an attempt to shed some light on the drama surrounding quarterback Colt McCoy’s concussion. It’s safe to say that he accomplished that, clearing the air about the whole situation, but it’s also safe to say that the press conference had a tense atmosphere. Clearly, Holmgren has been bothered by...

Have no fear, Browns fans -- Mike Holmgren (and Seneca Wallace) are on the case: Bud Shaw's Sports Spin

How the Browns offense operates if Seneca Wallace is the QB Sunday can shed some light on Colt McCoy's season.
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