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McCoy may get first start this weekend

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by rockbox, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. rockbox

    rockbox Contributing Member
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    Against the Steelers. I'm not sure if that would be a good thing for McCoy's development or health.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5680724

    BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini said he is "leaning" toward starting rookie quarterback Colt McCoy on Sunday in Pittsburgh.


    McCoy would be making his NFL regular-season debut against the Steelers. Mangini said the possibility of McCoy playing will depend on the status of quarterbacks Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace, who are both battling ankle injuries. Neither will practice on Wednesday.

    Mangini said he has confidence in McCoy, a third-round pick who struggled throughout much of the preseason. McCoy will get the majority of the snaps with the first-team offense in practice, Mangini said.

    On Tuesday, the Browns re-signed quarterback Brett Ratliff off New England's practice squad. Ratliff could be an option to start against the Steelers.
     
  2. RoxSqaud

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    Gonna be ugly.
     
  3. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost clean your room bucko
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    If I'm McCoy, I come down with a case of the browns before the game.

    If you know what I mean.
     
  4. RoxSqaud

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    Steelers D will cause him to have them mid game.
     
  5. DonnyMost

    DonnyMost clean your room bucko
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    I'd brown myself too if I saw this come flying at me over the line of scrimmage.

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  6. DaDakota

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    I think McCoy is going to be a good pro QB one day, but this is asking a bit much...

    Oh well...sink or swim time baby !

    DD
     
  7. leroy

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    If he survives the first series.
     
  8. RoxSqaud

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    How could you possibly think that DD?
     
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    [​IMG]
     
  10. Mr. Clutch

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    What's so crazy about what DD said? He might turn out to be good. I doubt he'll turn out to be Drew Brees, but he might be a solid starter eventually.
     
  11. rockbox

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    Because DD is just jinxing him.
     
  12. rhino17

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    Because DD is the most clueless football fan in the world
     
  13. Microfridge

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    I honestly think Colt will be a better NFL player than VY

    But on the other hand, if he starts he's toast this weekend. Good thing I have Steeler's D on FFB :grin:
     
  14. moestavern19

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    This is the same Colt McCoy who the Browns were contemplating on cutting after a couple preseason games.
     
  15. KingCheetah

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    What could possibly go wrong?
     
  16. SWTsig

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    no you don't.
     
  17. thegary

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    is this true?
     
  18. GRENDEL

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    I doubt that was actually ever true other than an online rumor by a columnist, he was (apparently) handpicked by holmgren in the 3rd round and he wasn't going to let mangini cut him.

    That said, he's going to get prison raped on sunday and I'm skeptical he'll be much in the NFL.

    EDIT: this is the text of the original report which appears to be more speculative than anything sourced:

     
  20. moestavern19

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    Well obviously it would have reflected pretty poorly on Holmgren if he was cut, but if Mangini was considering dumping him after a few preseason games that certainly isn't a good sign.
     

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