Skip to content

Colt McCoy is Cleveland's only healthy quarterback

We reported Sunday night that the Cleveland Browns could be in the market for a veteran quarterback, depending on the results of an MRI on Seneca Wallace. Now there’s more news about Wallace’s ankle injury, and it’s not good.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Wallace suffered a high ankle sprain during Sunday’s loss to Atlanta. Jake Delhomme has both a high and low ankle sprain, and that leaves rookie Colt McCoy as the Browns’ only healthy quarterback.

So the Browns will look to bring in a veteran this week, although it’s hard to see them getting anyone this week who could be ready to start on Sunday.

And that means the two starting quarterbacks on Sunday in Pittsburgh are likely to be two quarterbacks who haven’t played a single down yet this year: Ben Roethlisberger and Colt McCoy.

Permalink 32 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Cleveland Browns, Home, Rumor Mill, Sprint Football Live - Rumors
32 Responses to “Colt McCoy is Cleveland's only healthy quarterback”
  1. Dixon29 says: Oct 11, 2010 3:43 PM

    I am a huge Browns fan. The team won against Pittsburgh last year with Brady Quinn. They can certainly win with Colt McCoy. The run pass ratio needs to be around 80%-20%, but it can be done.
    The Browns D is no joke. Go smack Ben in the mouth like you did last year (8 sacks), and it becomes a winnable game.

  2. tian says: Oct 11, 2010 3:45 PM

    Seneca Wallace looked OK yesterday. Jake just Delhommed everything, but Seneca did fine.
    Colt McCoy? That’s all the Browns have? The name ‘Jeff Garcia’ in 3… 2… 1…

  3. Deb says: Oct 11, 2010 3:56 PM

    Yes, Cleveland. By all means, give McCoy a chance. After all, Roethlisberger came in his rookie year and took over for the Steelers. Brady came in his second year and took over for the Pats. Who’s to say McCoy can’t come in and save the day for Cleveland?
    “I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little quarterback, too!” Teeheeheehee

  4. CKL says: Oct 11, 2010 3:59 PM

    What is the fascination with Garcia?????
    He was already IN Cleveland and was miserable. Plus he doesn’t know the system and has no experience with the players on the roster both of which are more valuable things to have in the NFL than just hiring a “name” who’s out there.

  5. SteelHammer92 says: Oct 11, 2010 3:59 PM

    Dixon29,
    You’ve got to be kidding. After 6 straight years worth of wins against the Browns, Cleveland finally caught the Steelers at the perfect time… During their worst 5 game stretch of the decade. The Browns still only won by 8 points and couldn’t do anything against a Steelers defense which was God-awful during the second half of the season. Now all of a sudden you Cleveland fans think this is going to happen every time? Give me a break. This isn’t the Steelers team of last year. Better offensive line, better running game, better defense, better special teams, better practically everything this year. Get ready for another 6 years worth of losses.

  6. svenhoek says: Oct 11, 2010 4:03 PM

    # Dixon29 says: October 11, 2010 3:43 PM
    I am a huge Browns fan. The team won against Pittsburgh last year with Brady Quinn. They can certainly win with Colt McCoy. The run pass ratio needs to be around 80%-20%, but it can be done.
    The Browns D is no joke. Go smack Ben in the mouth like you did last year (8 sacks), and it becomes a winnable game.
    ————————————-
    I admire your enthusiasm, but in case you haven’t seen, this is a totally different team from last year. Our defense can easily shut you out, and our O-line is vastly improved.
    Good luck though.

  7. TD40 says: Oct 11, 2010 4:08 PM

    It’s a mott point now that Ratliff (oh, yay) has been signed, but all the talk about Jeff Garcia having already been there and done that in Cle is kind of pointless because it’s an entirely different coaching staff, system, and for the most part- players. The people Garcia played under and with are long gone and the only thing his last stint would have in common with another stint is the team name and colors.
    But oh well, now we have Brett Ratliff again. How exciting. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…..

  8. WhoDeySood5 says: Oct 11, 2010 4:13 PM

    who have the squeelers beat this year? seriously

  9. BurgundyClone says: Oct 11, 2010 4:33 PM

    Um -Steelers beat the 1st place Falcons (4-1) -the 1st place Titans (3-2) and the 2nd place Bucs (3-1). And lost narrowly to the 1st place Ravens (4-1).
    All without their starting QB and left tackle. Whoops.

  10. khall says: Oct 11, 2010 4:36 PM

    # WhoDeySood5 says: October 11, 2010 4:13 PM
    who have the squeelers beat this year? seriously
    ___________
    Have the stains beat anybody this year?

  11. outofexcuses says: Oct 11, 2010 4:40 PM

    SteelHammer92,
    That’s why they play the games you arrogant tool. Hope your rapist qb comes in with that mindset. Maybe we’ll sack his ass 8 more times. Go Browns

  12. Benny Mendenberger-Ward says: Oct 11, 2010 4:52 PM

    “who have the squeelers beat this year? seriously”
    The best team in the NFC, the Atlanta Falcons
    and
    one of the top 4 in the AFC, the Titans
    Also, the Buccaneers aint bad are they Mr. Bengal fan? lolz.

  13. benny40 says: Oct 11, 2010 5:02 PM

    WhoDeySood5
    who have the squeelers beat this year? seriously
    Um, let me see. Tennessee 4-1, Atlanta 4-1, and Tampa Bay 3-1. Combined 11-3. Only 3 losses to the “Squeelers”. Guessing by your overplayed name from 2006 and absurd statement, I would say you’re a Bengals fan. Carson Palmer looks good. Can’t wait til that blows up!

  14. RayRay says: Oct 11, 2010 5:07 PM

    Shell-Shock. Absolutely no way to feel good about this season. Going have to redefine suscess in all ways other then wins. Colts’ first game against Pitt. Really not sure. Sounds like a “set-up” for the kid. Who knows?” Bring in a Vet and still give Colt some reps. Garcia, please, no going backwards. That will kill morale any left in these guys. I could barely yep, “Go Browns”.

  15. cunn9305 says: Oct 11, 2010 5:14 PM

    McCoy was on the verge of getting cut this summer … his first NFL start in Pittsburgh against that defense will not go well and anyone who thinks otherwise is delusional … go check the line on the game tomorrow if you don’t think so ‘cuz it will go up at least five points with this news …

  16. Rowdymon says: Oct 11, 2010 5:32 PM

    Dixon29 – we have no one like Dixon/Minnifield. All Pittsburgh has to do is throw downfield.
    Colt should play until Wallace is healthy.

  17. SteelHammer92 says: Oct 11, 2010 5:43 PM

    outofexcuses, there’s the kind of response I was expecting. Call our QB a rapist and go hide in a fetal position. Is that seriously the only comeback you Clowns fans have any more? It’s not our fault your pathetic organization keeps going downhill.

  18. seventhheaven7 says: Oct 11, 2010 6:45 PM

    Mccoy will get a taste of that HEINZ KETCHUP field dirt just like the rest of the qbs who visit there. How about just beaten the ravens, cleveland?
    For those of you who say we have not beating anybody, all 3 teams we have beaten have winning records. See ya Sunday skidmarks, your next.

  19. Deb says: Oct 11, 2010 7:12 PM

    Well, WhoDeySood5, my answer was pretty simple: The team that beat you yesterday.
    But for some reason it couldn’t get posted.

  20. jbrownsjockitch says: Oct 11, 2010 8:08 PM

    Hey, as browns fans we expect the worst, and the Qb. situtation cant get much worse. I’ll take a healthy Colt Mccoy over gimpy Delhommie or Bret Ratliff any day.I will say I still am still fired up to watch the game this sun. even if we get our butts kicked (not likely ). Watching Benny McRapistbuger get crushed into the ground and that skinny samoan chic with the long greasy hair get run over by “Hulk Hillis” will be well worth it. Keep your heads up brownies we are turning the corner and will be dominating the AFC. north in the near future. Go Browns!

  21. PGHDON says: Oct 11, 2010 8:16 PM

    Dixon29 are you on drugs? LOL
    October 11, 2010 3:43 PM
    “I am a huge Browns fan. The team won against Pittsburgh last year with Brady Quinn. They can certainly win with Colt McCoy. The run pass ratio needs to be around 80%-20%, but it can be done. ”
    That’s the most delusional statement on the site!

  22. Blackn'Gold says: Oct 11, 2010 8:46 PM

    Well, if you’re going to dive in then do it at the deep end of the pool. The future will be better. Mr. Colt McCoy welcome to the NFL.
    GO STEELERS!

  23. HandsofSweed says: Oct 11, 2010 9:05 PM

    I can’t wait until Sunday. 10 months has gone by very slowly. You can’t hide much longer. It’s nearly time to pay, Cleveland.

  24. Deb says: Oct 11, 2010 9:33 PM

    I’m just waiting to see Harrison and Woodley hit McCoy. Then we can see how long it takes him to decide he has a stinger and step out.

  25. tobago says: Oct 11, 2010 10:51 PM

    this franchise this city is an example of futility, as far as sports is concerned. These “new ” Browns will be rebuilding every year for at lest the next ten years. The Cleveland fans deserve better

  26. Sealbrown&orange says: Oct 12, 2010 1:44 AM

    actually, the Browns are light years ahead of where they were a year ago – which ain’t much.
    There are those of us who remain rational about the rivalry without dropping the ‘rape’ card.
    In fact, as long as we keep passing on franchise QBs, we’ll be looking up at the rest of the NFL’s toughest division (always has been).
    At least the team is starting to fill its holes and getting back to respectability.
    Colt will need a lot of luck Sunday … Browns need Andrew Luck in 2011

  27. Helinski739 says: Oct 12, 2010 1:51 AM

    @@@@@# jbrownsjockitch says: October 11, 2010 8:08 PM
    Hey, as browns fans we expect the worst, and the Qb. situtation cant get much worse. I’ll take a healthy Colt Mccoy over gimpy Delhommie or Bret Ratliff any day.I will say I still am still fired up to watch the game this sun. even if we get our butts kicked (not likely ). Watching Benny McRapistbuger get crushed into the ground and that skinny samoan chic with the long greasy hair get run over by “Hulk Hillis” will be well worth it. Keep your heads up brownies we are turning the corner and will be dominating the AFC. north in the near future. Go Browns!
    ______________________________
    You’re not supposed to drink the bong water.

  28. Duan says: Oct 12, 2010 8:28 AM

    First and formost I am a Browns fan and a realistic football fan.
    I am not going to go as far and say my Browns are going to destroy the Steelers and Colt McCoy will light up Pittsburgh.
    However, I am a realist – to Steeler fans, you are definately beatable and let me tell you why.
    A ball control team, such as the Browns with healthy doses of Hillis, Jerome Harrison, and James Davis – can run the clock down and move the ball, when the O-line decides to play smash mouth.
    Next – your greatest asset, is also a true detriment to your team – Ben Roethlisberger. He holds on to the ball for a long time. Especially when the play breaks down, he plays that Brett Favre sandlot style football, albeit its probably fun for you to look at – it’s lucky, pulling plays out of his butt. Your lucky you guys survived this long with that kind of play.
    With the Browns being banged up and Steelers coming off their bye week, giving Roethlisberger time to get reps with the starters, he will be fresh. I think its going to be 17-7 Steelers. As always Browns Defense will keep it close, but the Browns offense does not have the ability to step up and help the defense with adding points.
    I say 17-7 Steelers

  29. Deb says: Oct 12, 2010 11:06 AM

    @Duan & Sealbrown&orange …
    You both make good points. I actually thought the Browns would have more Ws this year because they seemed to be turning the corner. I thought Jake just needed to rediscover his mojo, and he’s a good QB–definitely better than Anderson and Quinn. Wasn’t expecting all this ankle angst.
    Duan, we’ve done a bit better than survive with Roethlisberger :) but it’s a good point. I’ve made those same comparisons to Favre and his reckless lifestyle extends to the football field. He won’t listen when coaches counsel a different approach. He’s so sure he can make something happen–largely because he’s had a lot of luck–that he takes chances when he shouldn’t. I’m hoping re-examining his behavior will include taking the advice of his coaches in that area before he takes so many sacks that he ends his career early.
    I’m not a McCoy believer, though. Don’t want to get into it again, but despite his stats, he has a history of folding under pressure that goes back to high school. What Cleveland needs more than anything is a real QB. It’s just your misfortune that none have been available recently.

  30. Duan says: Oct 12, 2010 3:29 PM

    @ Deb
    You are practical blogger so I am going to have a healthy debate with you. I used survive because I whole heartedly feel that, albeit you guys have two superbowl rings with Roethlisberger, but he has had some lucky lucky lucky breaks during his tenure.
    That pass to Holmes in the last Super Bowl, was pure D lucky – three defensive backs, with his finger tips and tip toes!?
    I can’t take nothing from your W-L column, it is what it is. But Ben, in my honest opinion extends a play and a receiver comes back to him to make a catch. But if he plays that sandlot this weekend, he then gives us chance to to stay in the game.

  31. Johnny BackDraft says: Oct 12, 2010 4:17 PM

    It seems every year something goes wrong for the Browns. I was really hoping McCoy would not need to play this year. For it to be against the Steelers seems almost like typical Browns destiny. I don’t have a good feeling about this weekend. I’ll watch and hope, somehow, someway they pull off the upset.

  32. brownsfanforlife says: Oct 12, 2010 7:25 PM

    Mccoy doesn’t even want to play for the browns, read the article below…
    http://www.sportspickle.com/article/863/colt-mccoy-vows-revenge-on-browns-for-passing-on-him-in-the-1st-round

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!