August 1, 2014

Colt McCoy signs with the Washington Redskins

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Colt McCoy wasn’t out of work long. The former Browns quarterback has never been able to find tons of success in the NFL, but the backup QB game isn’t so bad. Brandon Weeden, Jason Campbell, Derek Anderson, Colt McCoy? All of them have been able to find rosters at least for this year’s training camp.

I’ll never get used to NFL teams reporting their own news with “BREAKING” as a descriptor. Anyway…

The financial details haven’t come out yet, and McCoy will certainly have his work cut out for him on a roster featuring RG3 and Kirk Cousins already. Even if he doesn’t make it to the roster for the regular season, I wouldn’t bet against Colt McCoy getting a job as a backup somewhere.

For all the warts on his résumé, I will always consider Colt McCoy a player of value. No, he’s apparently not starter quality in the NFL, but for whatever reason, I’ll always look back on his tenure more fondly than that of Brandon Weeden’s or even Derek Anderson’s. That’s not much of a contest to win, of course, but congrats to him for winning it just the same.

It must be the snake-wrangling photo.

[Related: Browns brass becomes bystanders for Blake Bortles’ ballgame]

  • MrCleaveland

    Craig, agree with you about Colt. Nice guy, and I wish him well. Still can’t believe the way Daboll treated him. How was he allowed to do that?

    BTW, if you don’t care for the “BREAKING” news hype, don’t ever watch cable news. That’s all they have. (“We have breaking news on flight 370. Officials say there is nothing new to report. I repeat, we have breaking news . . .”)

  • bossman09

    Dude won 2 huge games is 2010 against the pats and saints. 2 of the best games since 1999. For that alone he should always have some level of respect/appreciation in Cleveland Browns history. Also one of the best “what if” guys when talking about talent on the team. Take McCoy + Magnini + the current roster, who knows what would have happened. Colt was a good fit for a power running + dink/dunk offense. Would have been interesting to see with Gordon and Cameron as his receivers. I’m not a big colt fan and I think he got his shot to prove himself in 20 games, but you have to wonder.

  • bossman09

    Dude won 2 huge games is 2010 against the pats and saints. 2 of the best games since 1999. For that alone he should always have some level of respect/appreciation in Cleveland Browns history. Also one of the best “what if” guys when talking about talent on the team. Take McCoy + Magnini + the current roster, who knows what would have happened. Colt was a good fit for a power running + dink/dunk offense. Would have been interesting to see with Gordon and Cameron as his receivers. I’m not a big colt fan and I think he got his shot to prove himself in 20 games, but you have to wonder.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Almost as big as the Desean Jackson signing yesterday!

  • mgbode

    A power running offense requires a deep passer, not a dink-n-dunker. Otherwise, the defense just crowds the box and either the RB or WR/TE ends up in their path.

    Also, Colt threw for a total of 228 yards againt NO & NE (that is total as in combined passing yards for 2 games) with 0TD thrown (he did have a rushing TD v. NE).

    The defense (David Bowens), special teams (Hodges!!!), and Peyton Hillis (Madden Cover largely due to NE game) won those games.

    The games he got me excited that he might be our quarterback we happened to lose. He played much better against the Jets (I refuse to forgive Stuckey for that drop in OT), Jags, and Bengals. He proved longer term that he couldn’t sustain that success though.

  • BenRM

    SUPERBOWL!!!!!!

  • saggy

    it’s obvious that they brought him in to be a good influence on DeSean Jackson.

  • saggy

    I agree.
    Circle gets the square.

  • mgbode

    Colt’s numbers have been 12 & 2. Subtract them and you get 10. Perhaps they solve the RGIII v. DeSean jersey number debate by giving it to McCoy?

  • maxfnmloans

    did you see Jon Stewart ripping CNN to shreds the other night? It was hi-larious

  • Harv 21

    Can’t be that we mock Weeds but reserve a few warm fuzzies for Colt because we favor one twang over another. Must simply be the draft round within which Holmgren decided they should be chosen. And aw shucks, that ain’t exactly fair.

  • maxfnmloans

    the holographic wristband chips will help program DeSean to aid him in making better life choices

  • Garry_Owen

    Any Texan will tell you that you can’t love a Texan and an Oklahoman at the same time. It’s unnatural.

  • CB Everett

    That could be true. The first picture above is from McCoy’s days as a Pentecostal preacher. Or when he drove the snakes from Ireland. I’m not sure.

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  • mgbode

    Booooo…..this should be removed. In no way should we ever show those colors hitting our colors. Only the other way around.

  • maxfnmloans

    I’m from Michigan but grew up in Ohio. Am I allowed to love myself?

  • Garry_Owen

    I’m sorry, but, no.

  • nj0

    I think you meant head hunting rather than hitting. That hit and the Cribbs one nearly made me completely renounce NFL football. Disgusting. Especially his whines afterwards about how he’s being targeted. Seriously – hands at side, no attempt to wrap = illegal. It’s not freaking hard. Ugh. Way to have may day ruined.

  • nj0

    I’m not a big fan either, but he was one of those “mid-round QB pick flyer” that people advocate taking a chance on yet heap mounds of scorn upon once they turn out being not so good.

    No, he wasn’t great. No, he wasn’t good. But he played hard and was treated pretty poorly by the various regimes here. Heck, in any other walk of profession, he’d have had a slam dunk lawsuit because of our inability to follow simple concussion diagnosis protocols. He deserves a hug just for having to play under Shurmur.

  • nj0

    Actually, the more I think on it, the more I think McCoy might be the most mistreated Browns v.2.0 employee.

  • scripty

    He and his family seemed like media manipulators, with a tenous grasp on the reality of his talent and on-field success. A rare case of a hard worker who was also a clubhouse operator. Ultimate wolf in sheep’s clothing IMO. I wish him best of luck though as I was intrigued by his talent. He couldnt complete the deep out and eventually everybody jammed the line on him.