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Colt McCoy gets the call for the rest of the season

Colt McCoy, Peyton Hillis, Larry Hart

Eric Mangini and Browns fans have something in common: They both don’t want to see Jake Delhomme play again this season.

Mangini announced Thursday that rookie Colt McCoy would start Sunday against the Bengals and for the remaining three games of the season.  McCoy missed three weeks with a high ankle sprain.

It’s not like it was a tough decision.  Mangini remarked that McCoy “earned” the job; it’s not just a case of looking towards the future.  Despite getting taken late in the third round, McCoy has easily been the most effective quarterback on the roster.

Look for Seneca Wallace to be the No. 2 quarterback Sunday so the team can use him in Wildcat formations.  Delhomme may very well have played his last snap in Cleveland.

He’s certainly played his last NFL season with a $7 million salary.

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18 Responses to “Colt McCoy gets the call for the rest of the season”
  1. thegreatwhitemidget says: Dec 16, 2010 11:13 AM

    Good he’s been the best choice and can take the browns places in a few years

  2. Joseph says: Dec 16, 2010 11:14 AM

    Thank God.

    McCoy still has some developing to do but I’d rather he go out there and get some reps in than watch Delhomme take another snap this season. Delhomme spreads the ball out better right now than McCoy but if I have to see one more “let me float this in the air and see what defender catches it” pass I think I will vomit.

  3. masteel says: Dec 16, 2010 11:27 AM

    I really hope the Steelers have secured the #2 playoff seeding …this kid looks really good – quick decision making, fast release, and seems to have good presence.

    Not looking forward to this division game.

    Steeler Fan

  4. elroyjetsson says: Dec 16, 2010 11:50 AM

    One word, WINNER!
    Jets Fan

  5. natelan says: Dec 16, 2010 11:51 AM

    Here’s a decent all-around football team with no palatable option at QB. The result invariably is a losing season.

    I hope they can figure out a long term answer at QB soon, because as a Chargers fan, I’m honestly sick of the Steelers and Ravens running away with the thing every year.

    The strange thing about the Browns is how they continue to beat superpower teams in big situations, like the saints this year, and the giants a few years ago, but the very next week they can look horrible against miserable teams.

    So in addition to a better QB, they need more consistent coaching. Mangini is capable, with some more time, but he likely won’t be afforded that time.

  6. mborz says: Dec 16, 2010 12:07 PM

    No brainer if you ask me. Steelers fan here as well who is impressed with McCoy.

  7. daffy87 says: Dec 16, 2010 12:13 PM

    Great to see not only that Colt is healthy enough to start again, but that the coaching staff understands he is the best option to win too. He hasn’t gone to play a ton this year but he is completing 64% of his passes which is pretty impressive for a rookie. He has shown several times this season how his mobility is such a weapon by getting away from would-be sacks and making a play out of nothing. He also has a much higher QB rating than Delhomme for this season too lol.

  8. jerruhjones says: Dec 16, 2010 12:34 PM

    Now they need to get some WR’s for him to throw to!

  9. steelerdynasty2010 says: Dec 16, 2010 1:17 PM

    masteel says: Dec 16, 2010 11:27 AM

    I really hope the Steelers have secured the #2 playoff seeding …this kid looks really good – quick decision making, fast release, and seems to have good presence.

    Not looking forward to this division game.

    Steeler Fan

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    i agree. i hope he balled out of his mind against us the first time because we underestimated him. if he does it again this time, we have a problem…

  10. savocabol1 says: Dec 16, 2010 1:18 PM

    Yesssssssssssssssssssss. Not that he is some superstar stud or anything but anyone would be better than Jake D.

  11. kimcon22000 says: Dec 16, 2010 1:22 PM

    Yay Brownies!

  12. pastabelly says: Dec 16, 2010 1:56 PM

    Nice work by Holmgren in leaving Mangini with Wallace, Delhomme, and a rookie. Lucky for Mangini the rookie was actually decent. Was Holmgren pulling a “Slapshot” on Mangini in order to justify firing him this year? Could be.

  13. steelnucs says: Dec 16, 2010 2:15 PM

    steelerdynasty2010 says:
    Dec 16, 2010 1:17 PM
    masteel says: Dec 16, 2010 11:27 AM

    I really hope the Steelers have secured the #2 playoff seeding …this kid looks really good – quick decision making, fast release, and seems to have good presence.

    Not looking forward to this division game.

    Steeler Fan

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    i agree. i hope he balled out of his mind against us the first time because we underestimated him. if he does it again this time, we have a problem…

    You guys read my mind. I was hoping Delhomme would be at QB when we go there last week of the season. This kid is pretty good. We REALLY need to win the next 2 (and hopefully NO takes care of the Ravens) so there is no pressure to win that last one.

  14. eastofeton says: Dec 16, 2010 3:00 PM

    I’d like to see Colt succeed in this league. I just wish that the situation had afforded him more time to develop. Personally, I’d like to see any recent former Longhorn quarterback succeed since their achievements have been spotty or none existant (Applewhite , Simms, Young)

  15. ArtModellsPimp says: Dec 16, 2010 3:30 PM

    I’ll tell you what… if the Steelers fans aren’t looking forward to seeing Colt McCoy on gameday, that’s sure as hell a great reason to make sure he plays!

    And it would be so very sad if the Browns were able to disrupt Pittsburgh’s postseason drive… again.

  16. bigdawgy54 says: Dec 16, 2010 3:31 PM

    Why did Mangini have to make it such a hard decision? Mangoofus said earlier in the week that Delhomme would likely start. Sounds as if maybe Holmgren had a talk with Mangoofus.
    I’m sure McCoy will make some rookie mistakes. They all do. He has to learn the ropes. I think playing the last 3 games gives him that additional opportunity.
    With that said, I still hope Mangoofus is gone after the season. The lack of 2nd half adjustments and lack of productivity proves he gets out coached.
    I want Jon Gruden! From 2004 on….he coached with owners that spent the least amount of money on their team in all of the NFL. Aside from 3 losing seasons, he put up 9-7 seasons in Tampa on the cheap. That’s getting the most from a bad situation.
    He’s Ohio born and bred. Still admits the Browns are his #1 team! Played college ball at Dayton. Had the raiders a bad call from the Super Bowl. Took Tampa to the Super Bowl after changing the entire left side of the O-line and I can’t recall the name of the running back he brought to Tampa. He did what Dungy could not do with the Buccaneers!
    JON GRUDEN….PLEASE COME TO CLEVELAND!!!!!

  17. bebopa says: Dec 16, 2010 5:09 PM

    Too little too late, Mangini, Browns. Gruden would not step into this mess.

  18. dirtdawg55 says: Dec 16, 2010 7:11 PM

    Delhomme shouldn’t gave been playing this season at $1 million, never mind $7 million. Only a handle of teams, such as the Brownies, Bungles and Deadskins, could have made it happen.

    As for Colt, I think he is the real deal but no one should be sweating the final game of the year between them and the Steelers. Once
    Pitt takes care of the Jets and the Panthers that last game isn’t needed for anything but giving the back ups some playing time.

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