Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Cleveland Browns commit to Colt McCoy at the NFL owners meeting
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?