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Colt McCoy: “I’ve always been a guy that wants to finish what he starts.”

I really like Cleveland. I’ve always been a guy that wants to finish what he starts. That’s part of my nature. You’re getting everything I have, whether that’s working, preparing, studying or practicing. Unfortunately, a lot of things are out of my control. The main thing for me is not to worry about those things I can’t control. I have to go in, do my job and have high character and compete my tail off, if the opportunity’s available. Other than that, there’s not much you can do. So that’s what I try to do every day.

– Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy to a reporter at his Texas-based football camp. The Browns are 6-15 with McCoy as their starter and recently used a first-round draft selection on Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden. McCoy,in those 21 games, has thrown 20 touchdown passes and 20 interceptions, boasting a passer rating of 74.5. The Browns are widely expected to cut ties with their third-year QB despite some feeling it would be a mistake to do so.

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  • Jared in LA

    I absolutely hate the quarterback stat (ESPN LOVES it), showing Colt McCoy at “6-15” with the Browns. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. The team has sucked around him as well, so the stat goes on the head coach solely. It’s not a like a baseball pitcher’s stat, the QB cannot control how awful his offensive line, receivers and running backs are. A pitcher can literally shut down an entire offense in a baseball game. It’s just not the same.

  • Bryan

    Why do we care about McCoy? He had the opportunity to start 21 games and showed very little. I don’t see why you guys keep wasting posts on him.

  • bourdain

    absolutely right Jared…..led the league in dropped passes…..I watched every stinking one of them…..& they were drive killers…….point stoppers….game losers…made the defense stay on the field longer…….keep Colt……

  • David Graora

    I totally agree with Jared. If the Browns now think they have some weapons to compliment the rest of the offense, then lets see what Colt can do with them. To cut this guy loose based on the horrible offense he had around him the last 3 years, isn’t giving him a fair shot at seeing what he really brings to the table. Colt has earned the right to at least start the season. If he doesn’t pan out after the first 2 or 3 games, then make a change. With the Browns track record, what happens if they trade him and Weeden goes down with an injury. It’s not like it can’t happen.

  • Dee P

    Was this an answer to a question? I am just really curious as to why McCoy’s first sentence is “I really like Cleveland.” If he was asked a question, then okay it makes sense for him to say that. However, if it wasn’t a question then for him to say that first is strange. Like he has some internal guilt about not liking being here.