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Weeden Named the Starter at QB; McCoy Not Happy

In the worlds worst kept secret of the year, the Browns have named rookie Brandon Weeden as the starting quarterback. Coach Pat Shurmur made the announcement here today following practice.

Weeden, the Browns second selection in the first round of April’s draft, will make his first start on Friday when the Browns visit the Lions for their first preseason game.

“Brandon Weeden will start the Detroit game [Friday] and he’ll will be our starter going forward,” Shurmur said. “The No. 2 position will be determined based on how things play out here in training camp.

“I told him that he was going to be the starter and I expected him to act that way. It’s nothing new for him, being in this position. It’s just new for him here with the Cleveland Browns.”

One player who was not happy about the news was last years starer, Colt McCoy.

The former Texas QB stated that he felt it was going to be a competition for the starting job, but he was never given a shot to play with the first team in camp.

Colt McCoy, who went 6-15 and 0-for the AFC North as a starter over two seasons, tried to say all the right things after practice but made it clear that he didn’t think it was much of a competition

“Well I thought coming in it would be a competition,” McCoy said. “But, again, I’ve come out here and competed my tail off.

“I would like to say that I haven’t taken any snaps in walk through or in practice with the first group. I’ve come out here and made myself better with the reps that I’ve got.”


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3 Responses to “Weeden Named the Starter at QB; McCoy Not Happy”

  1. Gary Howells says:

    I honestly believe that the WHOLE BROWNS MANAGEMENT TEAM are letting their PERSONAL FEELINGS get in the way of “BUSINESS”!!!! The first thing they teach you as as Manager, IS DO NOT LET YOUR OWN PERSONAL FEELINGS GET IN THE WAY OF DOING BUSINESS……PERIOD!!!

    Holemgren and the rest of his SO CALLED EXPERIENCED COACHES put their personal feelings get in the way of allowing Colt McCoy compete with Weeden! They SAID “THERE WILL BE COMPETITION at the QUARTERBACK POSITION”………WHAT B.S.!!!!

    Everyone knows the only reason they didn’t build the offense around McCoy is that Colt’s Father made a stink last year and called the Browns to let them know of his concern with “HIS SON” being hit SO HARD, but not knocked out of the game, until EVERYONE heard all of the Sports Announcers and others, including Colt’s Dad, complaining that he should have left the game the first time he came to the side lines. If Holemgren and Shurmur didn’t let the OWN PERSONAL FEELINGS GET IN THE WAY OF BUSINESS and THIS IS so WRONG with any Manager, not including other professions that WILL TELL YOU………
    “NEVER LET YOUR OWN PERSONAL FEELINGS GET IN THE WAY, THAT IT WILL AFFECT SOME ONE ELSE’S JOB and MANY OTHERS, “GET IN THE WAY OF DOING BUSINESS”!!! I don’t care if you deliver newspapers all morning, nobody and I mean NO BODY show be a Manager of anything IF ALL they WILL DO is LET THEIR OWN FEELINGS AFFECT THE OUT COME of another persons JOB!!!

    What a bunch of LIARS!!!! ALL of “THE BROWNS MANAGEMENT and ASSOCIATES” have left a negative mark by them as being Managers, because “THEY ALL LIE”!!!!!

  2. Dotcommie says:

    Ummm… well, I think that you are wrong when you say that he didn’t compete for the job. He did.

    I think that the only reason that it seemed like there wasn’t a competition was that Weeden didn’t face any real competition. His throws are more accurate, his balls are caught on-the-run a much higher percentage of the time, his deep balls actually make it TO the target more frequently, and his risky throws get caught much more frequently.

    It’s hard for a coach or front office to say that their second stringers aren’t competitive, but perhaps you could look at last year and the year before for examples. Colt had a good start, but since then he’s played below-average with below-average offensive talent around him. Good QBs make the rest of the offense look better. He didn’t.

    Wallace is just plain bad for the team. He is me-first, doesn’t take advantage of his opportunities, and can’t lead in the huddle when the coach calls the wrong play with 12 seconds left before halftime. I REALLY don’t like his lack of mentoring of Colt. Colt shouldn’t have to come to him with questions, he should bounce ideas off him.

    I like Colt, but there was no competition for Weeden.

  3. Denolakes says:

    I’m not really sure about all the shouting . . . and people these days sure seem to be quick about throwing the word “liar” around. Everyone around this league knows Cleveland’s QB situation — and yet nobody seems to be burning up the phone wires trying to get McCoy on their team — even though there are teams that have QB needs. I like McCoy — and I like Weeden. From every armchair pundit I have forced myself to listen to, all these geeks are picking Cleveland to suck big-time from start to finish. I have heard 0-16 to 5-11 as the best they will do. Tough schedule with lots of new players and some personnel challenges that are not coaching or management-caused. Holmy will not be around come season opener, IMO, but it will be a positive departure. Personally, I believe people find it easy to dump on this team because of its recent history. But, I find listening to guys who have never done a damn thing in the NFL, let alone win a game, talking like authorities to be more than a tad tiresome — it’s a joke.

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