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Holmgren Says Weeden Will Have to Beat McCoy to Be Starter

Mike Holmgren seems to have it in his head for now that Brandon Weeden will have to beat out Colt McCoy for the Browns starting QB job in 2012.

Browns President Mike Holmgren stressed Tuesday that although the team expects rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden to start this season, he’ll still have to beat out Colt McCoy and Seneca Wallace for the job. “We drafted a young quarterback that we think can come in and play right away,but we’re not just going to hand him the football,” the Browns president said on The Bull and Fox Show on 92.3 The Fan. “I still love Colt McCoy [but] we had a chance to get a mature quarterback who has a chance to come in and contribute right away. Whether that happens or not we have to let it play out. We have to let them compete. We have to let them play and see what happens. The fact that we drafted him so high means that we like him, but we also like Colt McCoy and we like Seneca as well.”



  1. Denolakes

    May 9, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    First round pick gonna sit? Not since Brady (the most NFL-ready)Quinn — who was also a no. 22 pick, as I recall. Anybody really think so . . .?

    • Dotcommie

      May 9, 2012 at 9:11 pm

      It’s just his “out” in case Weeden falls flat trying to go from college to the Pros. McCoy should have the advantage in experience, so it will take a significant talent disparity by one of them to win the job.

      McCoy also has the disadvantage of being hit more than a hundred times by Pro defensive linemen and linebackers over his two year career. We’ll see what happens, but all I can say is that Weeden had better be our next Bernie. If he’s not, then we have another year of the Browns football we’re accustomed to.

      • Denolakes

        May 12, 2012 at 10:32 am

        I’m optimistic about Weeden. We haven’t had the physical attributes of this guy around here since I don’t know when. This front office seems to believe that the team’s receivers are OK — especially MoMass. Sounds like they ae laying dropped balls and lack of downfield attack on the QB shortfalls. Well, OK. They are the ones getting paid the big $$ to make these kinds of evaluations, so we shall see.

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