High Hopes for Browns QB Colt McCoy, But Low Pressure? Not in Cleveland


Mike Florio has written in an article for the Sporting News that of the top four quarterbacks taken in the 2010 NFL Draft, Colt McCoy of the Cleveland Browns could end up being the best of them all. Sam Bradford has to deal with, well, just being on the St. Louis Rams, while there are a million questions surrounding Tim Tebow. As for Jimmy Clausen, his situation in Carolina might seem ideal, but the addition of quarterback Tony Pike has to say something about what the Panthers might ultimately think of him.

As for Colt McCoy, as Florio discusses, he comes into a good situation in Cleveland. The article mentions that he comes into a low pressure situation without expectations, but tell that to him if Browns fans are calling his name if the team struggles early next season. Not to mention the microscope he will be under once he does finally take the starting job in Cleveland. This is a bottle-throwing, quarterback-booing kind of city, but I’ll attempt to justify that by mentioning 46 frustrating years without a Browns championship.

I’d say McCoy and Clausen have fallen into the best situations, but the edge could go to McCoy, only if the current front office establishes some sort of consistency. The Browns run through front offices and coaching staffs as if that’s actually how teams are supposed to operate, so if the stability is there from the front office and coaching staff, good things could be ahead for McCoy and the Browns.

Tags: Cleveland Browns Colt McCoy Jimmy Clausen NFL Draft Sam Bradford Tim Tebow Tony Pike

  • http://www.clevelandbrownsweblog.com Clayton

    One of the challenges that Brady had while in Cleveland was that he never really tutored under an experienced starter, rather, he was working alongside a quarterback (DA) who himself came into that position by surprise. McCoy’s situation is different as Holmgren has declared that he will not play this season; instead he will be able to take advantage of a much greater depth of experience from Delhomme, the certain starter. Patience on the part of us fans is crucial, however, and we have to be wary of spoiling the inaugural season by tempting the organization to change its plans for some immediate satisfaction.

  • Joe

    In my opinion, the front office did a great job on draft day. The picks addressed team needs and the McCoy pick was perfectly slated in the 3rd round. MCCoy should do well. I had hoped the same for Brady, but in his case, he was placed in a competitive situation with DA, as opposed to just “learning” the pro life of a QB.

    I like how this team is progressing!!!!!!!!

    It would also be great to see James Davis show his skills. I think he was a future as a Brownie.

  • Jake Kern

    Colt is in the best situation of all. Being able to be tutored by an experienced veteran in Jake and all the NFL knowledge to pick from. Colt has to be patient, but most of all the Brown fans have to be patient. We don’t want to ruin him. Jake is now, Colt is our future.

  • ictalurus

    I am a cowboys fan and nfl fan and have followe ut for
    50 plus years, that said, if colt mccoy is anything he is a fierce competitor and I hope he will make the browns and
    the texas exes proud.
    He just needs a good line in front of him and put on a few more pounds, he is taller than drew brees (another kid from austin)

  • Ric Sasse

    I graduated from Texas A&M in 1965 (think Michigan to OSU). I was so happy when A&M beat Colt McCoy his freshman year. But above that I am a diehard Browns fan and a Cleveland fan. I wish I could take Colt to all of my favorite Cleveland places like Metropark, the Westside Market, and the Cabin Club.
    I hope he learns to love Cleveland as I do.
    If he needs a Mexican food fix, tell he to try Fiesta Jalapeno in North Ridgeville.