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PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 17: Colt McCoy of the Cleveland Browns makes a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game on October 17, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
I knew it would come. I just didn’t expect it to happen this fast.

Four months ago I was upbraided by a throng of BoneHeads (Cleveland’s version of a cheese head) for questioning the Browns’ receivers and the wisdom of dumping yet another QB. I was colorfully informed that the sum total of all of Cleveland’s problems in 2011 rested solely with Colt McCoy. Replacing him would restore the franchise to glory.


After one game, it seems that fans of the Mistake On The Lake are ready to go back to McCoy, the guy that one Browns fan referred to as “hot dumpster water” just a few months ago. Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports:

Shurmur was asked what he’d say to some fans “clamoring” for backup Colt McCoy: “Clamoring for Colt? Brandon Weeden is our starter and he’s going to get better, that’s what I’m going to tell them.”

I knew it would happen. When Weeden struggled (as any QB with a corp of WRs with butter-coated hands will do), they would turn on him and demand the next guy. It’s why they have sucked for 15 years now. But even I didn’t think it would happen after Week 1.

Cleveland, you make me laugh.

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  • ummm let's see...3 POINTS...#1 No one will be handed a job. There is going to be a QB competition (fail). #2 Weeden doesn't need to play in the fourth pre-season game. He's ready! (fail) #3 We're going to keep Coltas a backup because he is much improved over last year...Okay Colt was good enough to start last year, and this year he is improved...there was no competition, and OBVIOUSLY Weeden isn't ready...What does this bumbling coach think we are, stupid?
  • Lets look at this guy.
    First year comes in with a lockout in place and decides it's time to introduce a whole new offence. Not wise
    Decides he doesn't need a offensive coordinator. Not Wise
    Result. Does a poor job as head coach and OC.
    Participates as part of the four-way brain f%$t that leaves valuable o-line talent as well as recieving talent to go after a QB. Who at the least should have been developed within the frame of the existing roster and then with other very key pieces in place and working then elvaluate the QB position.
    Year two.
    Creates the FAKE COMPITITION in training camp and annoints Weeden as starter when clearly McCoy was and is the supperior QB. This alone demonstrates a pattern of poor judgement thay keeps showing itself. Displays lack of judgement and attention in game calls and play calls. (Perhaps the Peter Principle is at work here.) When plans don't work out shows he would rather save face then correct poor choices. The problems Weeden displays are not going away over night. The only sane approach is to sit Weeden and ket him develope behind McCoy. If and when he displays more abilty then sit McCoy and start Weeden.
    These stupid moves by management are being seen by a whole roster of players and the results will not be good for the team as a whole.

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