Former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, one of three top prospects at the position who is dealing with an injury, underwent an MRI on a shoulder that was busted up during the BCS Championship against Alabama. Per Frank Tadych of NFL.com, the exam showed “no further damage.”
We’re not sure what “no further damage” means, absent full details regarding the prior damage.
Besides, how would he have gotten any “further damage” if he hasn’t played any “further football” since January 7?
So would it be excessively cynical to think that all of this talk is aimed at making McCoy look like something stronger than weak sauce for not throwing at the Scouting Combine?
“The good thing is my shoulder is 100 percent fine,” McCoy said. “There’s nothing
wrong with it. We found nothing wrong with it. It’s just a nerve
injury, and it’s just about 100 percent. It’s just about ready to go.”
No, it wouldn’t be excessively cynical at all.
Of course, this doesn’t change our view that high-end quarterbacks are prudent to defer their throwing sessions to Pro Day workouts, as explained in a recent edition of PFT Daily. But we’d prefer that they cite the valid reasons we articulated in lieu of trying to make an injury sound worse than it really is.