Colt McCoy was excited to get extended playing time in the fourth preseason game so that he could change some of the negative impressions from his first training camp.
So far, it’s only getting worse.
McCoy fumbled his first snap from center, turning the ball over. He took a sack on third-and-one on his second drive when there was an open man underneath.
It will be the last we see of McCoy for a while, but he doesn’t have to worry about his roster spot. The Cleveland Plain-Dealer has confirmed he will make the team.
UPDATE: Rookie running back Montario Hardesty had no such tough start. In his first preseason snaps, he carried the ball three straight times for 13 yards, including a one-yard touchdown. He showed great foot quickness and power on the plays, carrying defenders with him.
UPDATE II: McCoy did a great job bouncing back after his slow start, completing all 13 of his passes for 131 yards before leaving.
The 13-yard Hardesty drive was the only Browns touchdown with McCoy, but the rookie third-round quarterback made a lot of composed, accurate underneath throws. It will give him something positive to remember the preseason by.