Found March 27, 2012 on ClevelandHuddle:
The general manager for the Cleveland Browns Tom Heckert started the support yesterday telling the media the Browns "are fine with Colt McCoy as our quarterback." The PR build up of Colt McCoy continued yesterday on Cleveland Browns radio show when Mike Holmgren told Vic Carucci he recently called Colt to offer support and clear up the media speculation about the Browns quarterback position. Holmgren said of McCoy on the radio "we still all believe in what he can do." This morning at the AFC coaches breakfast with the media Pat Shurmur was quoted as saying "we're moving forward'' with Colt McCoy as the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. The skeptics will say what else would the Browns do at this point since they lost out on RGIII and didn't sign Matt Flynn. The Browns current position does have more than just PR merit since it is valid that McCoy had to change offensive systems last year and lacked weapons. He also had to make this change with no off-season with the coaches. So the question remains can Colt McCoy pull off a turn around like Drew Brees did in San Diego? The other question is will the Cleveland Browns draft the skill position players on offense for the first time since 2005 to help McCoy?

Shurmur: “We’re moving forward with Colt McCoy”

Despite a failed attempt at trading up for the second-overall spot in the upcoming NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns appear to be hitching their 2012 wagon to third-year quarterback Colt McCoy. In an interview with The Plain Dealer, Browns head coach Pat Shurmur, citing the lack of preparation and all things offseason a year ago, believes that the Texas product can improve and be the...

Browns moving forward with Colt McCoy

A few weeks ago, news broke that the St. Louis Rams and the Washington Redskins agreed to terms on a trade that would send the 2nd overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft to the Redskins. Shortly after hearing that, Browns president Mike Holmgren released a statement on the trade saying it was unfair and unjust because of the relationship that the Redskins staff had with the Rams staff...

Where We Are Now: Colt McCoy Edition

After failing to get RG3, the Browns are now circling their wagons around Colt McCoy.

Browns Pre-Draft Visits Include Blackmon, Claiborne, Richardson

No big surprises here. The Browns are going to host visits from all the front-runners for the fourth pick in the NFL draft including Justin Blackmon, Morris Claiborne and Trent Richardson according to Mary Kay Cabot. As I was saying yesterday, the Browns haven’t really made any kinds of definitive statements about Colt McCoy regardless of the number of times that Heckert, Shurmur...

Tom Heckert: “focus was re-signing our own players.”

Tom Heckert would argue that he’s been active in free agency this year. Namely, he would say he has been active in keeping key Browns players from leaving Berea via free agency. “Trust me, I completely understand the fans are saying, ‘Why aren’t we going out and signing all of these free agents?’” Heckert said. “But when you talk about D’Qwell Jackson, Joe Thomas...

Browns might trade the 4th pick to move down

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, at the NFL owners meetings, Browns general manager Tom Heckert said there’s no way they’re trading up to acquire the third overall pick. Heckert also indicated that a few teams have inquired about possibly trading up to acquire the Browns 4th overall pick. But Heckert did say, “it’s still really early,” for anything...

NFL Draft: Tom Heckert Prefers Browns Stay in Top Eight

Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert confirmed reports that the team has had multiple inquiries regarding a potential trade up to the fourth-overall spot in the upcoming NFL Draft, a position currently in possession. Heckert, via The Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot, stated that while the team will likely stay in their current position, as opposed to trading down for the second...

NFL Draft: Browns #4 pick is the subject of trade interest

It isn’t surprising news, but it is good news just the same to hear that the Browns are listening to offers for the fourth pick in this upcoming draft. While many Browns fans would really like to see the Browns select an individual player at #4, there is no question that there is a drop off in talent after Luck, Griffin, Kalil and maybe Claiborne. With the Browns poised to select...

NFL Draft 2012: Should Cleveland Browns Draft Justin Blackmon or Trent Richardson with No. 4 Pick?

The 2012 NFL Draft is just around one month away, and the Cleveland Browns currently possess the No. 4 overall pick. While there remains the possibility that they could trade that pick and move down in order to stockpile more picks later in this year’s draft as well as next year, it appears as if the Browns would be wise to hold onto this selection. But which route...

NFL Draft: Browns to Host Workout for QB Ryan Tannehill

Though the team has come forward and declared Colt McCoy their starting quarterback for 2012, reports are circulating that Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill will be the subject of a workout in Berea. Tannehill, the 6-foot-4-inch converted wide receiver, is considered by many to be a high-upside, project quarterback who happens to be relatively affluent in the west coast offense...

NFL Free Agency: Browns could sign former Bengal Cedric Benson

The NFL owner’s meetings has been ripe with Browns talk today as Mary Kay Cabot talked to Tom Heckert. Everyone knows that the Browns will have to add a wide receiver and a running back at some point this off-season. Tom Heckert used his opportunity Monday to address that situation. We didn’t get the actual quote from Tom Heckert, but Cabot phrased it this way. He also did not...

Programming Note

The folks on the radio are fired up that the Browns aren’t making a push for Patriots backup quarterback Brian Hoyer, a Cleveland native. The folks at the paper are working hard to assure us that the Tom Heckert & Co. are really trying out there, tirelessly funneling sweet nothings whispered from the front office. Paul Dolan shrugs, says, “we need a salary cap.” We’re...
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