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Colt McCoy gets a rude welcome to the NFL

We arrived at the intrasquad scrimmage at Cleveland Browns Stadium a bit late, due in part to a decent turnout fueled by perfect weather conditions in Northeast Ohio.

And due in part to my effort to put out the Great Twitter Feed Fire of 2010.  (Currently, we’ve gotten the situation under control.  You may follow us again.)

But we arrived in the press box just in time to see rookie quarterback Colt McCoy do his best impersonation of the team’s current starter, Jake Delhomme.

McCoy threw three interceptions during the first half of the scrimmage.  One was returned by cornerback Brandon McDonald for a touchdown, who flipped into the end zone and threw the ball into the stands. 

The last McCoy interception came on a desperation heave at the end of the half.  At first, it looked like McCoy had connected on a touchdown pass to a wide-open receiver.  But then the folks in attendance realized that McCoy’s team, consisting of the second-team offense and first-team defense, is wearing white jerseys, and that the Browns player who caught the ball is in brown.

Meanwhile, there are a pair of youth games being played at halftime, with both featuring far more contact than the scrimmage, which features no live tackling.

UPDATE:  In the early stages of the second-half of the scrimmage, Delhomme has avoided turning the ball over because several of his passes have been so far off the mark that neither the offensive player nor the defense player could catch it.
 

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41 Responses to “Colt McCoy gets a rude welcome to the NFL”
  1. robert ethen says: Aug 7, 2010 2:19 PM

    The youth coaches were so sure that McCoy was part of their group that Brown coaches had to intervene to prevent them from forcibly escorting him onto the school bus with the other kids.

  2. Jpgedds says: Aug 7, 2010 2:20 PM

    why such the negative post? the browns D is the best D in the league…it has to be tough practicing against them all the time…if he played for the vikings you would say he looked like a hall of famer

  3. njhitman says: Aug 7, 2010 2:21 PM

    So your saying the Browns got there fist and only win of the year.

  4. majorlots says: Aug 7, 2010 2:22 PM

    nice play by play analysis…that read like a 2nd grader joke

  5. Buck Stallion says: Aug 7, 2010 2:28 PM

    This is shocking! The Browns must be very upset that they picked this guy, who is clearly a bust— due to these 3 bad passes in practice.

  6. BigBear123 says: Aug 7, 2010 2:30 PM

    Hard for him to live up to the standard the Great Tebow has set for
    other rookie QB’s. 3 ints shouldn’t be too bad considering he is not the Great Tebow.

  7. QB_of_the_Future says: Aug 7, 2010 2:32 PM

    Colt McCoy sucks. Just ask his old “roomie” Jordan Shipley…

  8. dubs7_2000 says: Aug 7, 2010 2:34 PM

    Cleveland needs to start all over from scratch…
    new City..new players..new uniforms..new helments..new ownership….new EVERYTHING…
    hey… maybe they can get that guy who left their basketball team..ah..#23…maybe he could play for them…..oh..thats right he went to MIAMI……lol

  9. CanadianVikingFan says: Aug 7, 2010 2:38 PM

    You dun’ goofed.

  10. FumbleNuts says: Aug 7, 2010 2:42 PM

    “Delhomme has avoided turning the ball over because several of his passes have been so far off the mark that neither the offensive player nor the defense player could catch it.”
    They better get QB Seneca Wallace ready for the Season opener!

  11. steelers rule says: Aug 7, 2010 2:44 PM

    Classic, Brown fans did not know ” it looked like McCoy had connected on a touchdown pass to a wide-open receiver. But then the folks in attendance realized that McCoy’s team, consisting of the second-team offense and first-team defense, is wearing white jerseys, and that the Browns player who caught the ball is in brown. Gte ready for 3-5 win season for the next 6 years Brown fans!

  12. PriorKnowledge says: Aug 7, 2010 2:45 PM

    why so much hate directed at the journalists? It is constant and stupid. What losers u posters are.

  13. PatLeland says: Aug 7, 2010 2:48 PM

    The Browns have the best defense in the NFL might be the worst comment I have ever read on this site. Seriously.

  14. marktg30 says: Aug 7, 2010 2:50 PM

    You aren’t a funny guy Florio… You’re a crappy writer on a crappy website with a crappy sense of humor. You are one unfunny SOB.

  15. Big M says: Aug 7, 2010 2:51 PM

    Not a Browns fan or a Texas fan, but I’ve coached football long enough and I watch enough college/NFL ball to tell you:
    1.) Defense is almost always ahead of the offense in the first week or so.
    2.) McCoy is gonna have a huge learning curve coming from a spread/option system.
    3.) Delhomme’s going to have his own learning curve while getting acclimated to a new system.
    4.) The Browns don’t exactly have the pieces of the puzzle to be a contender yet.

  16. Zach says: Aug 7, 2010 2:54 PM

    But he’s a winner! He’s won everywhre he went!
    Oh, wait that’s only the excuse they use for Tebow

  17. YourAreJealousOfSix says: Aug 7, 2010 3:07 PM

    “the browns D is the best D in the league” Tremendous. Your hero leaves you, so delusion is almost understandable…but, best d?Really? Cleveland is the most pathetic place on earth. You really do suck. Not even Michael Symon and his pig parts can save you. Just burn it down.

  18. Tdk24 says: Aug 7, 2010 3:09 PM

    Browns fans are in for a loooooong season.

  19. FriendOfYourMom says: Aug 7, 2010 3:13 PM

    You all wasting too much time….this is the BROWNS for Crissake!

  20. ejtowne says: Aug 7, 2010 3:20 PM

    Coly McCoy will be alright in the long run. He needs a better mentor, not Delhomme. The kid has the mentality and the physical attributes to succeed in the NFL, just needs the guidance.

  21. TheRedBengal says: Aug 7, 2010 3:34 PM

    C’mon now guys. There is no need for a All-bashing Cleveland post.
    Mike Florio, I know you did this just to spark the haters to continue their hating.

  22. ochostinko says: Aug 7, 2010 3:37 PM

    Best D in the league? Seriously?

  23. mwatso28 says: Aug 7, 2010 3:45 PM

    Wow, he did poorly in practice. Thats never happened to anyone before. Good thing you were there to report on it. Hell, you were even late for that. Man, can I have your job?

  24. harloeisdead says: Aug 7, 2010 3:48 PM

    Colt McCoy = Tim Couch

  25. pghguyy33 says: Aug 7, 2010 3:51 PM

    rude wake up call? wait till the steeler linbackers get a shot at him …

  26. TheDPR says: Aug 7, 2010 4:02 PM

    Delhomme has almost no control of where the ball is going to go when it leaves his hand. He’s horrible. It’s hard not to like the guy because of his attitude and effort but he simply isn’t a professional level QB since his surgery. Before the surgery he was a wild gunslinger type who made up for his flaws by being such a gamer. Now that his flaws are so much worse, no amount of hard work and good attitude is going to save him. He sucks; he’s done.

  27. steelers rule says: Aug 7, 2010 4:14 PM

    Colt McCoy will follow all the other great Texas Longhorn QB’s that made it in the NFL..oh wait….

  28. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Aug 7, 2010 4:14 PM

    Who cares how Colt does? His mom’s hot.

  29. QB_of_the_Future says: Aug 7, 2010 4:22 PM

    pghguyy33 says:
    August 7, 2010 3:51 PM
    rude wake up call? wait till the steeler linbackers get a shot at him …
    _________________________________
    And the Raven backers…and the Bengal backers…
    I predict McCoy could actually be the first player to be literally KILLED on the field.

  30. CollegeToPros says: Aug 7, 2010 4:58 PM

    does it matter? browns are finishing last in that division without any question. All 3 teams in their division are playoff caliber and the browns have damn near nothing besides Josh Cribbs.

  31. BENITO says: Aug 7, 2010 5:11 PM

    “YourAreJealousOfSix” great name retard! “yourare”??? did you mean “you’reare” moron! shouldnt you be worried about how your team is going to play without its serial rapist qb? pittspuke has just as little going for it as cleveland you dilussional a$$clown!

  32. OLDCRACKER says: Aug 7, 2010 5:53 PM

    I’m sure that it’s an eye-opener for all rookies. You may be the big man on campus but this is the NFL!
    McCoy will be okay. Unlike Couch, Colt has an above-average OL in front of him.
    My question is, “Who do the Browns have at WR?”
    With a little luck, 6-7 wins. Other than the Ravens, too many question marks in this division.

  33. D says: Aug 7, 2010 6:14 PM

    Jake Delhomme was 5-of-6 for 42 yards in the first half and 5-of-7 for 28 yards and a touchdown in the second half. Overall, he was unofficially, 10-of-13 for 74 yards and a touchdown.
    Yeah, all over the place…

  34. rollli1967 says: Aug 7, 2010 6:27 PM

    Florio YOU are a f**king RETARD. You feeble attempts to trash the Browns while trying to sound funny were PATHETIC!
    My 6 year old son could WRITE better than you!!!

  35. dawgpoundgee says: Aug 7, 2010 6:30 PM

    Hey Florio, Dellhomme was 10 of 13 with a td. How could several of his passes be so far off the mark that neither the offense or defense could catch it. You are an absolute tool!

  36. rollli1967 says: Aug 7, 2010 6:52 PM

    YourAreJealousOfSix says:
    August 7, 2010 3:07 PM
    “the browns D is the best D in the league” Tremendous. Your hero leaves you, so delusion is almost understandable…but , best d?Really? Cleveland is the most pathetic place on earth. You really do suck. Not even Michael Symon and his pig parts can save you. Just burn it down.
    ———————————————–
    youarejealous…..and all other Shittsburgh TROLLERS,
    Remember 12-10-09???? Well get used to it Stooler fans. Your accused-rapist of a QB, Worthlessburger is going to get his ass handed to him on 10-17-10, especially with that joke of an O-line trying to protect his fat ass. Speaking of asses, I’ll be wiping mine with a terrible towel and LAUGHING at you Stooler fans.

  37. mwcarolina says: Aug 7, 2010 9:18 PM

    let’s wait and see with McCoy, he wont start this year unless Wallace and Delhomme are SO bad that he HAS to start.

  38. DingyHarry says: Aug 8, 2010 12:02 AM

    What’s a bigger waste of money ? 5 mil for colt over five years or 20 mil for Timmy Tolietbowl in Denver ? Or even bigger up to 80 million for slingin’ Sammy Bradford in St. Louis. Face it, this was one of the weakest qb classes in recent draft history. Mccoy might not amount to crap but at least he isnt making the bigtime bucks. Browns fan : start the clock on Luck, Mallet and Locker. Its gonna be a long year in Cleveland.

  39. CKL says: Aug 8, 2010 12:57 AM

    #
    # D says: August 7, 2010 6:14 PM
    Jake Delhomme was 5-of-6 for 42 yards in the first half and 5-of-7 for 28 yards and a touchdown in the second half. Overall, he was unofficially, 10-of-13 for 74 yards and a touchdown.
    Yeah, all over the place…
    ––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
    Florio seems to have some weird compulsion to be nasty about him 24/7/365. I don’t understand it at all.

  40. pwndabear says: Aug 8, 2010 2:05 AM

    florio you need to learn to stfu. haters gonna hate

  41. JTK1985 says: Aug 8, 2010 10:35 AM

    UPDATE: In the early stages of the second-half of the scrimmage, Delhomme has avoided turning the ball over because several of his passes have been so far off the mark that neither the offensive player nor the defense player could catch it.
    —————————————————–
    Really Florio? Because Delhomme ended the day having completed 10 of 13 passes for 74 yds and the TD. 1 of those incompletions was a drop by Jerome Harrison… How did this hack get a national gig?

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