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Talking about McCoy’s upcoming season and his future prospects: “Quarterback Colt McCoy redshirted his true freshman year at Texas while Vince Young guided the Longhorns to a national championship, so he knows something about waiting. A day after the Browns selected McCoy in the third round with the 85th pick team president Mike Holmgren said McCoy won’t play in 2010.
Of course, that could change. Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace could be injured or flop colossally and McCoy could tear up the preseason, but for now the plan is for McCoy to be Delhomme’s understudy.” [The Orange and Brown Report]
With Ben Watson and Alex Smith now on board, the Browns seem to have a solid stable of tight ends for the upcoming season. Pro Football Weekly looks at all of the changes that have been made. [Mike Wilkening/PFW]
Analyzing the 2010 slide of the top pitching prospect in the organization: “Hector Rondon recently got his first win of the season on Thursday. Skimming the game recap, you might think that he had a good outing, he did get a win afterall and he struck out 8 batters. But, when you look a little closer you see that he gave up 5 runs on 9 hits over only 6 innings.” [Charlie/Indians Prospect Insider]
Recapping the Indians game last night, although it wasn’t much better than Friday’s rain out: “Shoddy defense and poor relief pitching cost the Indians a chance at this game. Kerry Wood allowed two runs in his first appearance of the year after he got the first two outs of the inning.” [Ryan/Let's Go Tribe]
Awesome read from former Akron writer Chris Broussard about LeBron’s attitude toward game 3: “It ticked him off. All of it. The questions about his toughness when it was falsely reported that he might need three MRIs for his strained right elbow. The disregard for his team’s splendid 61-win regular season, after one bad loss.” [ESPN.com]
Continuing with the theme, here’s one more worthwhile article praising the King’s comeback: “It was easily the single best performance of these playoffs, one where LeBron James looked like Wilt in 1967 or Michael Jordan in 1991, which is to say physically and psychologically superior to his opponents.” [Michael Wilbon/Washington Post]
Some keys for today’s game: “I really believe that when Kendrick Perkins hit LeBron with that hard foul early on Friday night, the rout was on. If you want to say that LeBron snoozed some through Game Two, he certainly then woke up about as angry and intense as we’ve ever seen him as soon as he shook that Perkins shot off.” [Brendan Bowers/Stepien Rules]
This Boston blog wants to talk about some of the fouls called in game 3, and makes this disclaimer first: “Before we get to the meat of this post let’s make one thing clear: The Celtics did not lose this game because of the officiating. Despite what you might think, the Celtics lost this game because they didn’t even bother to show up.” [Red's Army]
To end, here are some keys to victory from the Boston point of view for today’s contest, starting with this: “Paul Pierce has been largely absent offensively in the series, averaging a mere 12.7 points on 31% shooting and 14 shot attempts per game.” [Andrew Perna/RealGM.com]]
(Photo via John Kuntz / The Plain Dealer)