The play of quarterback Josh McCown was, much like the rest of the team, inconsistent. While he connected on several deep passing plays which will stand out to many fans, he also missed additional opportunities.
In total, McCown completed 25 of 49 pass attempts, adding up to an impressive 341 yards. He also converted on two touchdown passes to Andrew Hawkins. However, completing only slightly over half of his pass attempts is not nearly good enough for a very pass-heavy offense.
McCown also threw two interceptions, but they can’t be blamed solely on him. The first pick came when Terrelle Pryor gave up on a route, and the second came off of a deflection deep in Cleveland territory. All in all, McCown didn’t have a career game, but he did play well enough to give the Browns a chance to win.
The mixed performance was not far from what was expected from the veteran. He does bring a professional attitude to Cleveland’s huddle which is beneficial to the team. The Browns should be able to overcome the physical inabilities of McCown as long as he is as tough as usual. With the current quarterback situation, the must discover other ways to produce on offense, and must step up at other positions. Clearly, this did not happen in week 8.