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Colt McCoy will have to take the Browns home


The Browns lead 20-14 with three minutes to play and they’ve got the ball following Joe Haden’s interception of Charlie Batch.

It won’t be Brandon Weeden trying to ice the game, however. Weeden has been taken to the locker room for “further evaluation” after getting hurt on a Browns series that ended with an incompletion and a punt a bit earlier in the quarter. That means Colt McCoy will be piloting the Browns the rest of the way. McCoy’s last run-in with the Steelers ended his 2011 season when a hit by linebacker James Harrison left him concussed.

Weeden didn’t show signs of injury to a particular body part, but he did hit his head on Joe Thomas‘ knee before leaving the game. Weeden was 17-of-26 for 158 yards, one touchdown and one interception before getting hurt.

UPDATE 3:58 p.m. ET: McCoy handed the ball off three times, but the Browns forced a fumble by running back Chris Rainey and recovered for a seventh takeaway of the day. The Steelers have no timeouts left, although they’ll get the ball back once more unless the Browns pick up a first down.

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3 Responses to “Colt McCoy will have to take the Browns home”
  1. channingtaintum says: Nov 25, 2012 4:01 PM

    Well, there went the Brownns’ playoff hopes =/

  2. beerbudsnbevo says: Nov 25, 2012 4:56 PM

    Weeden may have the stronger arm, but he nor the Browns organization has half the class McCoy does…

    After getting hammered last year because of a crappy team, and then another QB drafted to replace him, he still kept his cool and respect

    Hopefully McCoy will move on to be a backup at a quality organization next year and not waste his life in that dump called Ohio.

  3. bensstinkyfingers says: Nov 25, 2012 5:47 PM

    Hopefully Mccoy gets the oppoortunity to bring the browns “home” until the end of the season, then we can see how good Weeden really is in comparison.

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