Found August 06, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:
Everyone knew from the moment Brandon Weeden’s name was spoken from the podium of the NFL draft that he would be given every single opportunity to be atop the QB depth chart to start the first pre-season game. Weeden had to get himself signed to a contract and in camp while also avoiding injury. The Browns talked of competition and it might be coming as Weeden, Colt McCoy and Seneca Wallace enter the pre-season games against live competition this Friday, but it hasn’t happened yet. Certainly it hasn’t been what Colt McCoy expected. “I thought it would be a competition,” said McCoy following practice on Monday. “I would like to say I never took snaps with the first group.” McCoy went on to say that he found out right before practice today that Weeden was going to be announced as the starter. Again, there’s a lot of football between now and the opening game. Colt McCoy should get ample opportunity to show his stuff with Montario Hardesty and some of the select twos. Obviously supplanting Weeden isn’t likely, but McCoy should have known that ever since the Browns selected a QB in the first round of the draft. [Related: Jimmy Haslam Represents Possibility and Opportunity]  
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