In a Friday morning interview with long-time sports talkshow host Dan Patrick, Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy said that he has no recollection the infamous concussion-inducing hit by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison.
“I don’t remember the hit but I’ve seen it several times,” McCoy said. “I know the things that happened up to that point but from the hit, beyond that I don’t remember much.”
McCoy sustained the blow late in the contest and was sent back in with the team having claimed that they took the proper procedures. Claims would later be made that no one on the Browns sideline saw the hit and that they were simply listening to the player who said that he was suitable for re-entry.
Following a 4-12 season, the Browns opted to use a first-round draft selection on Brandon Weeden, a player who is expected to obtain McCoy’s starting job under center. In his interview with Patrick, however, McCoy would repeat that there is an open competition in Berea and that he is taking advantage of his first full off-season as an NFL quarterback.
“From my perspective I don’t want to make this about me vs. another guy,” McCoy said. “I’d much rather talk about what’s going to help the Browns this fall win football games. At the end of the day that’s all that really matters, that’s all the fans really care about, and that’s all our organization cares about I hope is whatever is best for our football team to win games.
With specific regard to the hit by Harrison, McCoy said he’s recovered and hasn’t experienced any symptons.
“My body feels as good as it’s felt in a long time.”
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