McCoy to Start for the Rest of the Season – Delhomme Done?


Colt in, Jake out.It seems like Colt McCoy is now at full strength. During his press conference today, Eric Mangini made Colt McCoy the starter for the rest of the season. McCoy has been out the previous three weeks with a high ankle sprain. Mangini also stated that this move is not to just see what they have in him, but rather that McCoy had earned the spot as the starter.

To be honest, this should have been the easiest decision Mangini has made all year. McCoy leads the team in passing yards, touchdowns, completion percentage, and quarterback rating. I really do believe that Colt has won the starting job. McCoy has been able to move the offense up and down the field and is the best option at quarterback on the roster. With Colt starting, I am getting that cautious optimism again like I had earlier in the season. What can I say, he makes the team run better and makes me want to watch the Browns even more than usual.

This leads to Jake Delhomme. This week versus Buffalo made me cringe a bit. A few times, I had to just look away when he went back to throw.  With his inability to run this offense, his huge salary, and with the emergence of Colt McCoy, I think Jake will be released as soon as the season is over. The experiment didn’t work and the Browns should just cut its ties with him and let him go. This was a pretty large miss by Holmgren and crew but it wasn’t all for naught. Jake was able to pass on some of his veteran knowledge to McCoy and let him sit and watch the game. Was it worth the $ 7 million ? Probably not.  But I also don’t think Colt would have been ready for game one of this season.

So the Colt McCoy era starts once again. Let’s just hope he can bring this team together and give the Browns a late season run to get to .500 and possibly save Eric Mangini’s job.

Tags: Cleveland Browns Colt McCoy Eric Mangini Jake Delhomme Quarterbacks

  • ronbo

    I agree wholeheartedly without Delhomme,McCoy wouldn’t be anywhere near what he is right now.I think Jake was worth $7mil and then some just for what he did for Colt.Jake has everything ,except the interceptions,you would want in a QB that’s mentoring your rookie QB.His overall demeanor is what you want in Colt.I am excited about our future with Colt.

  • Terry

    I don’t see Delhomme being released. He will be the back up qb next year. Wallace just doesn’t have the smarts it takes to be a qb in the NFL. It is no accident that he has been in the league 8 years and has as many starts. His decision making skills are non-existent and his accuracy is nothing if not questionable. Who would you want as your back up? The man who can help the starter because he has been a starter, or the man who has never been able to crack the starting line up? The super bowl qb with 20,000 passing yards, or the perpetual back up with less than 3000 passing yards IN 8 YEARS? I’ll take the experienced guy every time.

  • jack hall

    Greetings from Austin Texas, just to let the Browns faithful know,..Colt is a winner, a dedicated no nonsense guy with one agenda, to be a great nfl QB, he has been coached by great coaches his whole life,he is extremely intellegent, and will NEVER EVER give less than 110 percent, to walk around Austin and see Cleveland Browns Jerseys on folks on should tell ya something,in Texas we love a REAL FOOTBALLER no matter where he plays after college,and Cleveland,….congratulations, you got one, GO BROWNS, and of course, Hookem Horns…