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Colt McCoy still not cleared to practice

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When it comes to Sunday’s Browns-Steelers tilt, the status of Ben Roethlisberger is dominating discussion but he isn’t the only quarterback on the two teams dealing with an injury.

Colt McCoy hasn’t returned to practice since suffering a concussion in the last matchup with the Steelers and Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that it seems highly unlikely that he’ll be cleared to return in time to play in Sunday’s game. McCoy has started doing some exercise and attends team meetings, but that leaves him well short of being ready to play in a game.

That’s just part of the fallout from McCoy’s injury as there are still questions to be answered about why he was allowed to return to the game without undergoing any concussion tests on the sideline. Any answers will likely come during the offseason which doesn’t start until after Seneca Wallace leads the team into Sunday’s game.

We’ll also have to wait for the offseason for a clearer picture of how the Browns view McCoy. Among quarterbacks who started at least five games this season, McCoy is ahead of only Blaine Gabbert in terms of yards per pass attempt and he didn’t make it clear that he’s the long-term answer at quarterback for the team. The Browns could head in a different direction or they could try to bolster the offense around McCoy in hopes that it brings out better performance in 2012.


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21 Responses to “Colt McCoy still not cleared to practice”
  1. earthtopft says: Dec 28, 2011 4:40 PM

    He turned out to be Colt .0000045.

  2. lks311 says: Dec 28, 2011 4:50 PM

    My guess is that this My have a “little” to do with Colt’s dad calling out the organization. As in, “let’s make sure Colt is 100% healthy so we don’t have to hear from his father again…”

    Also, wouldn’t be surprised if there is not a new signal caller in Cleveland next year.

  3. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Dec 28, 2011 4:51 PM

    The Browns need to bolster the offense no matter who is at QB. If you have the surrounding parts you can get by without a stud at that position. An average QB can get the ball to a receiver that can create space if he has on offensive line that can give him enough time to let the play unfold. Outstanding players at other key positions can make a quarterback look a lot better.

    Re-sign Hillis to an incentive-laden deal, overpay for a fee agent right tackle who has a decent track record in the league and get some receivers and depth on the offensive line.

  4. barklikeadog says: Dec 28, 2011 4:52 PM

    Oh boy, now we ain’t got a chance against them stillers!

  5. regelswritings says: Dec 28, 2011 4:54 PM

    wait. He normally practices? You wouldn’t know by watching him play

  6. irishnativeson says: Dec 28, 2011 4:56 PM

    The question is, why is Harrison being allowed to play?

  7. rajbais says: Dec 28, 2011 5:12 PM

    Maybe that should stick?

    His successor should be on the Browns’ offseason shopping list!!!!

  8. test2402 says: Dec 28, 2011 5:12 PM

    Tim Tebow is cleared to play.

  9. jeterleto says: Dec 28, 2011 5:16 PM

    The saddest part is every time i read an article its how McCoy may or may not be starting next season…. Like a broken record im sure but you cant give a quaterback nothing to work with and expect big results and not even be able to name the poor kid starter for next year. Year after year we have to listen to QB controversy… Give him an offense then do an evaluation.

  10. My Last Victim Escaped says: Dec 28, 2011 5:18 PM

    Way to go Browns medical staff. Probably the same medical staff that led the league in staph infections un-contested.

  11. ranksarot says: Dec 28, 2011 5:24 PM

    Unfortunately for McCoy, he tried to play with a concussion (knowingly or not) and the team let him, meanwhile he will probably be let go because he can’t play due to concussion. Come on, the fact that’s he has been out so long is going to factor into the decision by the staff that is already not sold on him. Even though he tried to shrug it off and go in and play for them. Is ironic the right word? Or pathetic?

  12. kevo126 says: Dec 28, 2011 5:26 PM

    the browns are pathetic.

    and its not just the players/team, its the organization. horrible drafts and trades. no qb. bad medical staff. staph infections…

    i thought mike holmgren was the answer?

  13. studio26seattle says: Dec 28, 2011 5:49 PM

    McCoy should just shut it down for the season. No use on exposing him to the Steelers defense again. He’s likely to be crushed again.

  14. Ricardo Grande says: Dec 28, 2011 6:18 PM

    James Harrison’s head had better be on a swivel.

  15. sbs9101314304043 says: Dec 28, 2011 6:33 PM

    Sadly, the biggest threat to Harrison in Cleveland would be if they let the browns medical staff treat him.

  16. stuartscottsgooglyeye says: Dec 28, 2011 6:38 PM

    But per Holmgren, McCoy was “good” the Wednesday after he took the hit.

  17. mymanmccoy says: Dec 28, 2011 6:45 PM

    The Browns will still beat the yinzers on Sunday!

  18. alewatcher says: Dec 28, 2011 7:31 PM

    sbs9101314304043 says: Dec 28, 2011 6:33 PM

    Sadly, the biggest threat to Harrison in Cleveland would be if they let the browns medical staph treat him.


    Fixed it for you.

  19. nflofficeadmin says: Dec 28, 2011 7:50 PM

    Is this like some sort of punishment to the McCoy family for papa McCoy piping up?

  20. jajibokum says: Dec 28, 2011 9:23 PM

    Ricardo Grande says:Dec 28, 2011 6:18 PM

    “James Harrison’s head had better be on a swivel.”

    Why? There is someone tough on the Browns? To me what happened to Colt is payback for what happened to Ben. Not the sprained ankle by Paxson – that was a football play.

    Its payback for the deliberate attempt by Phil Taylor to club Roethlisberger in the head earlier in the game. That was dirty and deliberate.

  21. coop16 says: Dec 28, 2011 11:00 PM

    I hate to keep giving McCoy the thumbs-down, because he seems like a good person, but he’s got to be replaced. He’s been terrible, and don’t give me any excuses about his supporting cast. Yes, his supporting cast sucks. So does Cam Newton’s supporting cast, but Newton has been much better than McCoy. Sam Bradford was terrific as a rookie despite a pathetic stable of receivers. Tim Tebow isn’t exactly surrounded by Calvin Johnson clones. A good QB can make his supporting cast look better. Colt McCoy has just been bad. I wish I could say otherwise; I was rooting hard for him. But he just shows no signs of ever being a winning NFL QB. He looks like a backup, a smart, hard-working guy with limited skills who can come in, run the offense and avoid turnovers when the starter is out. That’s about it.

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