McCoy: No Place I’d Rather be but Cleveland

If it comes to [being traded], if they decide to do something, [I’ll deal with it] at that point. But no one has said anything to me yet, and there’s no place I’d rather be than here. I’m invested in this city and this team, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. […] You hear all of the rumors. I keep a real tight mind-set that my job is quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. And I’m going to go out here and compete and give my best to this city and this organization, because this is where I was drafted, and I don’t want to be anywhere else.

— Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy, Sunday, to Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer. McCoy, who has posted a 105.1 passer rating through his five preseason series, is rumored to potentially be on the move, removing all controversy surrounding the quarterback position for the Browns.

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  • Tron

    I think Colt has high trade potential than Seneca, but thats because he has higher potential. I don’t want a QB controversy anymore than the next fan, but constructing an NFL team is about giving yourself the best chance to win. In my mind this team is better with Colt as a backup than Seneca. There’s no guarantee with Weeden’s limited mobility he doesn’t get roughed up and have to miss a few games this season.

  • MrCleaveland

    Colt is the anti-Perez.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Colt shut up and don’t look a gift horse in the mouth. If I was you I’d hope GB came knockin’ with an offer for you.

  • NoWearMan

    At first, I wanted the Browns to trade McCoy ASAP. But, he’s done well in the pre-season and other than a little whining about not getting a real shot at the starting job, I’d MUCH rather have him on the team than Wallace. Colt is much more of a team player and has shown (in my limited opinion) that he can run the offense if anything happens to Wheeden. I’ve seen more than my share of Seneca (I live in Seattle), get rid of that cancerous jerk. Just my opinion.

  • Natedawg86

    There’s no place like home…

  • I really don’t understand the “shut up” reaction. He has talked a few times this training camp when spoken to, and said all the right things. Even when he said he didn’t get reps with the first team, it was sandwiched with saying the right things about working to get better, etc.

    He is a pro football player and sometimes that means he talks to the media. When given the opportunity to do so this pre-season he’s done well, I think, considering his change in stature from automatic starter last year to backup candidate this year.

  • Bryan

    I would add that the folks at the PD went out of their way to ask him pointed, awkward questions aimed at generating a QB controversy. When he said he didn’t take any snaps with the first team, that was in response to like 10 straight pointed questions on the topic.

    Colt has been great. I don’t think he will ever be a great QB, but he seems like a solid teammate.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    The shut up was sarcasm and meant to your point that he’s gone out of his way to be a “good soldier,” he can quit because Weeden was the starter the night he was drafted. I’ve said numerous times I think McCoy got shafted and that instead of drafting another QB they should have drafted Richardson, a better RT and possibly a WR. Given McCoy this season with the new teammates and if things didn’t go well then draft a QB this offseason.

  • Another example of Colt McCoy being a class act

  • Flyboy701

    Better start packing now Colt. You’ll be gone before week one of the season. It will be the greatest thing that could happen to you.

  • Flyboy701

    Colt, I admire your loyalty, but They have it in for you. Your never going to get another fair shot. Move on. Come week one, you’ll be gone anyway.

  • Rocky ASAP > McCoy ASAP

  • marty stys

    If The coach was graded for his performance last year, he definitely be destroyed by the fans. He came here being a know it all and became knowing nothing of coaching a team.

  • marty stys

    I would want colt to stay, I think he has the heart and mind to win. Joe Montana didn’t have a very strong arm.He played as he had eyes also in back of his head. The browns can have the luxury of having a quarterback step in and not lose a beat.weedon is starting out with better players than colt had.


    As I was watching MNF last night and Mike Vick go down again I was thinking how nice it would be to have GB and Philly have a nice little bidding war for Colt or Senneca’s services. Both should be somewhat familiar with either teams offense/terminology and would be an upgrade over their current backup (Phillys is already out for the year).

  • mgbode

    well, after Shurmur’s presser yesterday where he said he wants to keep Lewis and admitted they have until the end of camp to figure out what that means for Seneca/McCoy, the clock is ticking.

    Philly has Foles though. He’s pretty dang good.

  • mgbode

    they drafted Richardson, a better RT and a WR (using next year’s 2nd round). they just also saw it fit to draft a QB.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I think it’s pretty clear the people in charge want McCoy gone they just haven’t been able to find a way. If Wallace or this Lewis were that much better I’d understand it but they aren’t so what’s the rush? It couldn’t be for ego reasons or pettiness could it, nah, of course not.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    A 28 year old QB who was a baseball player first who played in an offense that would make Tim Couch smile who had a legitmate WR threat – sure that’s the QB I’d have drafted in round one. What I was saying was instead of using one of those first round picks on a QB they could have used it to select a BETTER RT or a BETTER WR. Heck I wanted to sign a FA WR so I’d have used the draft pick I didn’t use on another QB to maybe draft a LB or possibly a CB. In other words if the personnel people didn’t have such a thing for the QB position they could have addressed other areas of the team. Oh and they could have also avoided the whole “what to do with McCoy now that we have annointed someone else.” And given the schedule they face maybe it wouldn’t have been such a bad thing to see what McCoy could do with a better RB, RT and WR because you could have always drafted a QB the following season when the next batch are ready to come out of college. Of course all of this will be mute IFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF I mean WHEN Weeden comes in and just sets the NFL ablaze with his skills!