Report: Browns’ Quarterbacks struggle during OTAs

According to those at today’s practice sessions, it was not a banner day for the offense. From Will Burge-

“The wide receivers had a rough day and so did the quarterbacks. Colt McCoy really had a tough time in 7 on 7s and was visibly frustrated. He nearly threw an interception down the seam on an awful pass. He threw a slant that was at the receiver’s feet. He also threw an out route to Travis Benjamin which was 4 yards behind him. McCoy reacted angrily after each bad pass. One time he punched the air and another time he hit himself in the thigh.

Brandon Weeden was not perfect either. When it came time for “2 minute” drills, he was with the 2nd team offense and did not look good. He led Travis Benjamin too far on an out route for an easy first down. He was also picked off by Trevin Wade on a deep ball to Benjamin on 3rd and 5. McCoy did not fare much better in “2 minute” drills. He had a four play sequence where he threw two passes for less than three yards and then followed that up with two passes that were batted down at the line of scrimmage.”

But it’s early. Or something.

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  • Foghorn Leghorn

    Only the Browns’ QBs could look bad in 7-on-7s.

  • TheRobot57

    I’m sure it’s just a case of bad pass protection…

  • TheRobot57

    I think I just heard Trent Richardson’s knees crying.

  • Sounds like McCoy is in regular season form already: completing two passes for less than three yards and having two passes batted down.

    On the flip side, if the quarterbacks and offense struggled that means the defense looked good.

  • Which is why it’s a practice….who cares, really?

  • TheRobot57

    We talkin’ ’bout practice?! Practice?!

  • BuckeyeDawg

    Hooray defense!!!

  • Andrew

    Sounds like a recap of last season

  • Harv 21

    Reporters watch 7 on 7s. In May OTAs. Really.

    And we read the dispatches, and fret about them. Please, let’s at least recognize our illness.

    I am Harv 21, and I am ill. Also, would like to know: did Colt’s gestures bespeak a frustration with himself or with the general unfairness of his situation. Did he hit his thigh open-hand or closed. Go on.

    Maybe let’s try to step away for a moment. Tonight. The ping pongs have already been sucked through the tubey thing and the combos awarded, results sit in a locked briefcase safely under the large rear end of an older, less cute version of the Gilbert kid. Tonight the big reveal, giddy tension and stupid commercial breaks as some Shtern henchman named Adam slowly pulls team logos oversize envelopes. Go on. Let’s give the Browns a rest for a couple days.  Please.

  • The_Real_Shamrock


  • subadai

    Pickin’ up right where we left off.

  • CBI

    I agree, maybe our defence is really, really good.

  • BisonDeleSightings

    “It’s not Colt’s fault; he had a concussion.”

    – Brad McCoy

  • Mike E

     Not a game!

  • mgbode

    I wouldn’t mind but one of those passes was batted down by Phil Taylor who isn’t capable of lifting his arms right now.

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

     I mean, how silly is that?

  • MrCleaveland


  • mgbode

    you play to win the game!
    they are who we thought they were!
    i’m a man!

  • BrownsFanSF

    I think the “I’m a man” is my all-time favorite.

  • FearTheRoo

    Think of it this way: Last season the Browns looked great in practices and preseason…but completely sucked in real games. This season they will try the opposite? or just suck all the time haha

  • Chris

    Consistancy is good. Right? Right?

  • P_CUTTA610

    What about, “Thats my quarterback…… thats my team!”

  • porckchopexpress

    I’m adding I want some Nasty! to that list,

  • mgbode

    especially when considering the back-story is that he was “defending” a QB he railroaded behind the scenes and virtually forced to transfer

  • mgbode

    I tried Harv.  All I could think about was that if this basketball thing didn’t work out for him Drummond has the size for a run-stuffing, pass-deflecting DE

  • Harv 21

    welcome mgbode. We don’t judge here. Not ourselves, anyway. Just this latest version of the complete morons owning, operating and coaching the sacred franchise, because my blind grandma could do better and she doesn’t know football from fusball.

    Considered Drummond but not sure he has the requisite motor to keep his hand up to deflect in the 4th quarter. 

  • BrownsFanSF

    I think it belongs

  • Andrew Barna

    exactly this is only practice where every pass should be a completion. Our HS couch sat us down if we did not go 11 for 11…pathetic

  • if any high school QB can’t complete passes in 7on7 consistently, he would be sitting out next series, to have “pro’s” who can’t do it is worse than bad. I don’t care what month it is, any pro QB should be able to play a non-contact game in shorts and zip the ball around with no problem. At least have a couple off the fingertips of the receiver, to miss by 5 yards or more on crossing routes with no defenders chasing you is…………UGH