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Mangini says Browns could keep four quarterbacks, or just two

We noted yesterday that Browns rookie quarterback Colt McCoy, a star at Texas and third-round draft pick, has been mentioned as being on the roster bubble. Today Browns coach Eric Mangini said all options remain on the table regarding which quarterbacks the team will keep on the roster after the preseason.

The Browns will go into the season with Jake Delhomme as the starter and Seneca Wallace as the No. 2, but Mangini said it’s conceivable that both McCoy and Brett Ratliff could be on the team as well. It’s also conceivable that both of them could be cut.

“That’s something that we will talk about as the cuts get closer,” Mangini said. “I’ve kept four as a head coach and have been on teams that have kept four as an assistant coach. I have also been on [teams that only kept] two.”

Cutting a third-round draft pick before the regular season starts is rare, but not unheard of. It seems like a long shot that McCoy would get cut, but Mangini’s comments suggest that the Browns aren’t ruling it out.

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14 Responses to “Mangini says Browns could keep four quarterbacks, or just two”
  1. thelongstar says: Aug 25, 2010 4:46 PM

    Doesn’t matter how many quarterbacks you keep, you’re still gonna stink like a salmonella-infested egg.

  2. CO55 says: Aug 25, 2010 4:47 PM

    Heh,heh,heh….. it still tickles when someone blows smoke up my ass.
    McCoy isn’t going anywhere. Pretty sure Heckert and Holmgren will see to that.
    If Mangini didn’t have a woody for Ratliff he’d already be gone.

  3. Kaz says: Aug 25, 2010 4:51 PM

    Let the congregation say FAIL. FAIL…. Is anyone really surprised the Browns swung and missed with another draft prospect.

  4. Cubano says: Aug 25, 2010 4:52 PM

    Keep 4….or 2 ! Well no shit Mangenius!

  5. The Troof says: Aug 25, 2010 5:05 PM

    Brett Ratliff or Colt McCoy WOULD be a tough decision. Way to go Browns.

  6. petro says: Aug 25, 2010 5:14 PM

    So, 4 bags of trash would stink more than 2 bags of trash.

  7. Cincinnasty says: Aug 25, 2010 5:17 PM

    “It seems like a long shot that McCoy would get cut, but Mangini’s comments suggest that the Browns aren’t ruling it out.”
    Speculative journalism… This is a gigantic spin on a comment that is clearly a very vague one.. There is no way the mistake on the lake is cutting McCoy.. Get real..

  8. nniifu says: Aug 25, 2010 5:18 PM

    “Today Browns coach Eric Mangini said all options remain on the table regarding which quarterbacks the team will keep on the roster after the preseason.”
    No he didn’t.
    He said:
    (On if he is using the last preseason games to determine the third and fourth quarterback positions)- “The nice thing about the last game is both of those guys will get a ton of time to play. That will help provide some clarity and that’s one of the real positives of that fourth preseason game. For a situation like that, you get to evaluate a lot of guys that may not have gotten the same level of reps through the first three preseason games. I think that will help it. I think that both Colt (McCoy) and Brett (Ratliff) have some real positives and they’re coming at this situation a little bit differently with Brett having more experience. We will just have to see and talk about it. That’s something that I definitely sit down with Mike (Holmgren) and talk about and get his thoughts on it and Brian (Daboll). That’s the real benefit to have Mike here as well.”
    Essentially, he said nothing. This little controversy you got going on, is nothing more than Grossi at the Plain Dealer throwing out wild conjecture. The little greasy spot declared McCoy on the “bubble” yesterday and didn’t ask the question ’til today.

  9. Anarcho Purplism says: Aug 25, 2010 5:30 PM

    Why don’t they just come out and ASK for a trade for Colt McCoy?

  10. FinFan68 says: Aug 25, 2010 5:34 PM

    Mangini later said that he will not name the order on the depth chart so he can fool other teams and even his own players. This guy is a moron and will not be the Browns coach much longer…Gruden/Holmgren again? Maybe Cowher is looking for a new gig. Mangina is a pathetic example of a HC.

  11. DingyHarry says: Aug 25, 2010 5:47 PM

    Maybe the Mangina has his heart set on getting Kellen Clemens ?

  12. HiHoTheFlorio says: Aug 25, 2010 7:08 PM

    Here ya go……………
    http://www.cleveland.com/browns/index.ssf/2010/08/cleveland_browns_colt_mccoy_wi.html
    Colt ain’t going no place.

  13. robert ethen says: Aug 26, 2010 1:07 AM

    McCoy got stuck inside a bubble and can’t break his way out. Careful which ones you pop, and warn the kids as well. He’s tiny and cute, you can’t miss him. Probably the only person inside a bubble in any case.

  14. tobago says: Aug 26, 2010 7:15 PM

    Texas is not the NFL

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