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Browns Notes: Colt McCoy, Mohamed Massaquoi, Ben Watson

Colt McCoy

Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer “hears” that the Browns new front office doesn’t see QB Colt McCoy as “a viable starting option” moving forward.

McCoy took the backseat to rookie QB Brandon Weeden this season, but the rookie didn’t exactly have the greatest first year in the league.

McCoy is still a young quarterback who could be a serviceable backup if ended up in the right system. McCoy’s skill set doesn’t exactly mesh all that well with Norv Turner’s offense, so there stands at least a decent chance he could be playing elsewhere next season.

Last year, rumors surfaced that the Browns were looking to trade McCoy, possibly to the Packers, but nothing ever materialized.

Mohamed Massaquoi

Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland writes that Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi is not expected to be re-signed this offseason.

Massaquoi, 26, has largely underachieved after being taken in the second round by the Browns back in the 2009 draft. Massaquoi has battled concussions and has never posted more than 650 yards receiving.

With the emergence of WR Josh Gordon, Massaquoi has become expendable, even though they could use some additional help at receiver. At this point Massaquoi will be nothing more than a depth player for an NFL team.

Ben Watson

Tony Grossi also believes that TE Ben Watson will be allowed to test the free agent market.

Watson, 32, was overshadowed this season by the younger TE Jordan Cameron.  Watson has provided veteran leadership to the young Browns team during his tenure. It would make sense to see him land with a team in need of a second-string tight end.

 

  • Terry Pluto has trouble with facts and accuracy.

    Look at Watson comment. Pluto says Cameron overshadowed Watson in 2012, but Watson’s production was two and a half times more than Cameron’s and Watson ranked a close 3rd behind Gordon and Little while Cameron ranked 7th behind almost everyone.

    It would be hard to believe anything Pluto says about McCoy. For example, he wrote about McCoy’s game against Oakland in 2011 and focused on how McCoy almost threw an interception and cost the Browns the win.

    What really happened was that McCoy threw 2 TDs and no INTs and almost managed a comeback after mistakes on special teams gave the Raiders a 2 TD lead.

    He went out of his way to distort and hide the facts to write a negative article about McCoy.

    It’s hard to take Pluto seriously

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      Anne,

      Thanks for pointing that out. We always appreciate the additional perspective on the topics being discussed. Stories can always be crafted to help illustrate a particular point or stance. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve deleted a post after reading it through and finding that there’s really no substance to the piece.

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