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Browns Prepared To Part Ways With Colt McCoy?

According to Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, it’s doubtful that QB Colt McCoy is back with the Browns next season.

Pluto adds that the Browns “don’t believe McCoy can be a viable starter” and are reportedly considering Matt Moore and Matt Cassel as potential offseason targets who could ultimately push Brandon Weeden for the starting job next season.

McCoy, 26, triggered escalators in his contract that increased his salary from $575,000 to $2.325 million for the 2013 season.

If Pluto’s correct that the Browns aren’t sold on McCoy as their backup, then there’s a good chance he’ll be cut loose in the coming weeks.

The Packers were rumored to have interest in McCoy last year given their need for a solid backup quarterback, so Green Bay could be a potential landing spot for McCoy, if he is in fact released.

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breatheeasy@q.com
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The Browns always seem to make the wrong decisions in order to have a winning and competitive team. Many former Browns hav gone on to win championships elsewhere. Maybe a winning philosophy is foreign to the Browns front office. Hiring a former OC who had dismal results at best and making him the head coach is another big mistake for the Browns. Same old story for the Cleveland Browns, losing.

micronot
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So let me get this right… the Green Bay Packers, a championship caliper team and recent Super Bowl Champs, would want to pick up Colt McCoy yet he is not good enough to play for the Browns? How does that make sense?

NFL Trade Rumors
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The Packers rumored interest in McCoy is strictly related to him being a contingency option and an upgrade to Graham Harrell. Holmgren forced McCoy to the bench by taking Weeden in round one. There’s no question that the decision to take Weeden was an act of desperation on Holmgren’s part, especially after he lost out on a trade for the right to draft RGIII. All in all, the only way McCoy was going to see playing time was if Weeden got hurt.

Rob Schroeder
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I care about Terry Pluto’s hit grabbing rumors about as much as I care that “3 people unfriended” me on facebook…

The team just announced that they are installing “advanced sports analytics” to their decision making process. That means that they will see that statistically Colt did as much as Weeden WITH less. Now what they do with that information is anybodies guess… ?

micronot
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If the team uses “advanced sports analytics”, then they will see that McCoy actually performed better than Weeden in passes from 20 to 30 yards in the air… which will happen to be the bread and butter range of their vertical passing game. For that matter, Moore is also a better fit in that range than Weeden, and Moore has 5 years NFL experience and is a year younger than Weeden to boot. I agree that McCoy did a better job with less talent around him. Weeden seemed to get 4-5 seconds of pass protection compared to McCoy getting 2-3… Read more »
Nate
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Holy shit, this article reads like a 6 year-old texted it! Who taught you how to write, Salvador?

Sarge
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Good! McCoy can go to a better team to play.

Anne Dunn
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Terry Pluto is just trying to get more of the cheap hype he got a month ago with his little aside that was never confirmed.

Looks like he’s looking to go viral again riding the same dubious no source comment. Pathetic.

Pamla
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Colt is a better QB than Weeden . Colt is able to run and scramble when he gets pressure …..which is all he had the first year he played.He didnt have a right tackle, both guards were rookies and all three running backs were injured. The wide receivers couldn’t catch a ball no matter who the QB was. Weeden is afraid to get hit.Anytime he gets any pressure he throws the ball to the ground or at the sideline.Throwing a “Rocket ” is useless if you don’t have control or accuracy. I was hoping the new owners would stand by… Read more »
Rick Hughes
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you said it all very well
PULL THE WEED!

Alex Wentzell
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I had to make an account specifically to tell you how stupid you are. To say Weeden was afraid to get hit is just plain ignorant. Any rational person who actually watched a Browns game last season would realize that play after play Weeden stepped into the pocket with great presence. Never did he show he was “Afraid to get hit” what a crock of bull! Weeden did just about as good under pressure as any other rookie qb did, particularly seeing how he doesn’t have the mobility. He steps into the pocket and makes throws. SERIOUSLY PAMLA, IS SOMETHING… Read more »
Pamla
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We have all the games on tape from the past 4 years and You could come watch a few and I will show you the proof. It is fine to disagree but to call someone “stupid” is childish. There were QB ‘s that were picked after Weeden that actually took their teams to the playoffs….Seahawks QB. All Weeden did was brag about how he was in charge of the franchise and how his bad games were the rest of the teams fault. I just feel Colt never got a fair chance..two different head coaches…two different offensive coordinators…new type of offensive… Read more »
Anne Dunn
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No, Alex, something is wrong with you if you spew this much hate toward someone who just has a different opinion — in all caps even.

Alex Wentzell
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Trust me Anne, there is something very wrong with me.

Anne Dunn
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Then stop posting and get help.

Alex Wright
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No you.

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