It may have been the most Colt McCoy moment ever. You can only imagine what was going through his head having been told just hours earlier that Brandon Weeden would be the starting quarterback.
Pat Shurmur named Weeden the starter following the afternoon practice, saying “Weeden will start in Detroit and will be the starter going forward.”
Shurmur said that he had spoken to all of the quarterbacks about the decision, and that they all were very professional about the decision.
McCoy would say after practice that he loves the Browns, the city and the fans. He feels like he gives the best he has every chance he gets. “I’m the first one on the field and the last one off.” He added nothing about that will change whether he is the starter or the second string.
“I would like to say, that I haven’t taken any snaps with the first group.” McCoy would also add “I thought coming in it would be a competition.”
The inference of course is that Colt doesn’t feel as if he was really given a shot at the starting job. [Read more...]