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McCoy likes winning vibe in San Fran


Quarterback Colt McCoy refused to say anything bad about the Browns after being traded to San Francisco.  But his recent gushing about the 49ers says everything he could about his view of the situation in Cleveland.

“When I walked in the building in San Francisco, it was the same feel [as at UT],” McCoy tells Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.  “It’s a great organization, and their only focus is:  We want to win, and we want to win now.  That’s obviously different than some of the things that I’ve been part of the last few years.  I was really happy about that.”

In other words, the Browns don’t have that vibe.  And he’s not upset about being gone from Cleveland.

In San Francisco, he knows he’ll be the backup.  “That’s my role — to back up Colin [Kaepernick],” McCoy said.  “We all want to play.  I think everybody’s career takes a different path.  Ultimately, starting is the goal.  But Coach [Jim] Harbaugh and [offensive coordinator Greg] Roman are great offensive minds.  There are so many positives there that I’ll go in and learn.  I’m in my playbook right now.  That’s kind of my job right now — get familiar with the system, what we’re doing.”

As McCoy enters the final year of his rookie deal, a chance to learn from Harbaugh and Roman could help prepare him to go elsewhere and compete for playing time or a starting job in 2014.  In a quarterback-starved league, crazier things have happened.

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57 Responses to “McCoy likes winning vibe in San Fran”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Apr 13, 2013 9:26 PM

    When you look at the word fraud in the dictionary it’s a picture of the 49ers logo, RG3 Wannabe #7 and Colt McCoy. #Frauds

  2. jeremywflores says: Apr 13, 2013 9:27 PM

    McCoy crapping on Cleveland…that’s when you know the city has it bad (when it comes to sports).

  3. biggame28 says: Apr 13, 2013 9:29 PM

    Colt, for a winning vibe it would help not to suck.

  4. doomsdaydefensetx says: Apr 13, 2013 9:31 PM

    As a UT fan this is great for Colt. Finally a team with winning tradition. \m/ \m/

  5. ravenmuscle says: Apr 13, 2013 9:32 PM

    I think Colt could be playing for the Steelers or the Redskins as a starter in two years.

  6. dawglb says: Apr 13, 2013 9:36 PM

    Did his daddy like the winning vibe, too?

  7. cameronhurst says: Apr 13, 2013 9:36 PM

    I love Colt. What a predictable chump. The Browns don’t have a winning atmosphere in their building (like UT… gag) because they aren’t winners yet. Do you get that Colt? They gave you two seasons at the most important and influential position on the field to turn them into winners and you failed emphatically. What are you whining about, then?? You are a pop gun, undersized, dink and dunk qb with no potential as a starter. Just don’t say anything next time. You were not given a raw deal in Cleveland. Even with the WR’s and RB and O-line they have there now, you would have accomplished nothing to make the Browns a playoff contender. Suck it up and quit pointing the finger. Your glory days are long gone, cowboy.

  8. matthewcarlson1 says: Apr 13, 2013 9:36 PM

    Colt McCoy to the Redskins next year. They are in desperate need of a decent QB. They might have to bring in Tebow too, really anything would be an upgrade over what they have right now.

  9. ken49ers says: Apr 13, 2013 9:39 PM

    Frauds? pfffffffft

    Go Niners

  10. seamus0317 says: Apr 13, 2013 9:42 PM

    Better be careful little pony boy! #3 on the Niners is not too shabby of a backup and you aren’t automatically Kaepernicks backup? You didn’t do crap in Cleveland so don’t assume anything! I’d take Tolzien over you any day of the week!

  11. thefiesty1 says: Apr 13, 2013 9:44 PM

    About time. Best thing ever for anybody, especially Colt, to get out of Cleveland.

  12. lionsdraftguy says: Apr 13, 2013 9:50 PM

    Winning vibe, but also classless vibe.

  13. floridaslonechargersfan says: Apr 13, 2013 9:51 PM

    SF has a winning vibe and Cleveland doesn’t? Color me surprised. This is not news to anyone other than an infant football fan. Good for McCoy to finally feel like he is a part of a winning organization albeit as a backup. I hope his NFL journey takes him to Indianapolis for at least one season, for obvious reasons.

  14. fijabbersman345 says: Apr 13, 2013 9:51 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Apr 13, 2013 9:26 PM

    When you look at the word fraud in the dictionary it’s a picture of the 49ers logo, RG3 Wannabe #7 and Colt McCoy. #Frauds


    Frauds don’t make the Super Bowl. They do, however, make troll accounts. #HaveFunWithMediocrity

  15. harrisbarton says: Apr 13, 2013 9:53 PM


    It gives me great joy to know that ten years from now both Kaepernick and Wilson will have more wins, both regular season and post-season, than RGIII, even though they compete against each other in the same division.

    Redskins are a joke, barely relevant.

  16. grogansheroes says: Apr 13, 2013 9:55 PM

    As long as McCoy doesn’t see the field, it will be a winning team.

  17. geefan1 says: Apr 13, 2013 10:02 PM

    Browns first step to building that winning vibe: new ownership.
    Second step: new front office and coaches.
    Third step: unload dead weight like Colt McCoy.
    Looks like they’re on their way…

  18. larryboodry says: Apr 13, 2013 10:03 PM

    Always liked McCoy at UT, hopefully he can still have a fine NFL career moving forward.

  19. daknight93 says: Apr 13, 2013 10:03 PM

    He threw the brownies under the bus…it’s up to the players to create a winning environment in the locker room, but obviously McCoy didn’t have that vibe either as a player.

  20. samapoc says: Apr 13, 2013 10:05 PM

    I’m sure there are a lot of NFL teams whose goal is not to win now, lol. These kinds of hyperbole are great for high school dummies, but it’s a little bit ridiculous for the pros.

  21. montsta says: Apr 13, 2013 10:11 PM

    How is it that 99% of the comments I make here get deleted, and logical voice somehow manages to stick around. Please logical voice, kill yourself.

  22. ballboy48 says: Apr 13, 2013 10:11 PM

    This dude sounds like a crybaby! He’s not going to be a starter this year, so it doesn’t matter what he thinks about a winning vibe. The 49ers gave up picks for a guy that is in his last year of his contract. He won’t be in SF after that.

  23. rg3zacharm says: Apr 13, 2013 10:12 PM

    Good. He’ll get to watch a lot of winning there.

  24. istateyourname says: Apr 13, 2013 10:17 PM

    When McCoy didn’t gut it out in the national championship and left his teammates high and dry, you could see he didn’t have what it takes to be a leader in the NFL. Protected that paycheck though.

  25. bobzilla1001 says: Apr 13, 2013 10:29 PM

    I’ve never liked McCoy ever since he was leveled by James Harrison and he had his daddy cry “foul” on his behalf.
    Little Colt is a whiny, sniveling, pampered, spoiled, entitled brat who has zero business being involved in a man’s game like the National Football League.
    His parting shots at the Browns upon his arrival in San Francisco were classless.
    The irony is that the 49ers haven’t exactly been steeped in recent greatness. I’m pretty sure that not so long ago, that building was occupied by the fired Mike Singletary.

  26. thesteelers says: Apr 13, 2013 10:33 PM

    Colt, you are a loser. What have you accomplished? If you earn a ring, it’s as a backup. How does that feel?

  27. tommyribs says: Apr 13, 2013 10:34 PM

    I like Colt McCoy, he was terrific at Texas, and seems to be a good kid. But let’s face it. He is nothing close to a starting caliber NFL QB. He does not have anything approaching a strong enough arm. He may have one of the worst arms in the league.

  28. 49erstim says: Apr 13, 2013 10:40 PM

    @lionsdraftguy…great comment bud. Now try it with less envy. You’re going to call SF classless when you have a guy on your team that stomps opponents when they’re on the ground and your offseason program has way too much marijuana and police field sobriety tests. Thanks for trying loser. 🙂

  29. seatownballers says: Apr 13, 2013 10:42 PM

    Lets all pray together than that kap goes down with a serious knee injury then,
    So McCoy can prove to the world how confident he really is.

  30. raiderrob21 says: Apr 13, 2013 11:14 PM

    It would be wise for colt to keep his trap shut and do his best impersonation of a sponge. Watch and learn Colt.

  31. ytownjoe says: Apr 13, 2013 11:27 PM

    Good luck Colt. Hope you get a ring this year holding that clipboard.

  32. latopian says: Apr 13, 2013 11:30 PM

    Florio: “In other words, the Browns don’t have that vibe. And he’s not upset about being gone from Cleveland.”

    In others, you just invented a vibe that McCoy NEVER conveyed. What McCoy ACTUALLY said in so many words according to the ACTUAL piece written by Charean Williams had nothing to do with thumbing the Browns. If anything, McCoy seems be OWNING his part of the suck when he admits to “the things that I’ve been part of the last few years.”

  33. mjkelly77 says: Apr 13, 2013 11:37 PM

    In San Francisco, he knows he’ll be the backup.

    He’ll be starting by game five.

  34. timb289 says: Apr 13, 2013 11:37 PM

    I ,as a browns fan, liked Colt McCoy. He was a competitor for sure, and you could do alot worse for a backup. This comment isnt anything to be pissed about as a Browns fan. Its only stating the obvious atmosphere we all observed while Schurmur was giving his few, and I stress few, post game win speeches to the team. Our team does have talent, and we do have holes to fill, but the one thing weve never had is a firey, motivating leader. Name one guy since 99 that was like this. Maybe Butch Davis, but that is as close as it got. Maybe we have a coaching staff now that can get the atmosphere in Cleveland to a winning one. Colt was a cool Kat at training camps talking with fans and wanted to win, but it didnt work out, Move on and good luck to him!

  35. boyshole25 says: Apr 13, 2013 11:55 PM

    Wow dude you have a good defense. It’s a good thing because kaep and McCoy are Garbo if they had a less than stellar defense

  36. edawg7l says: Apr 13, 2013 11:59 PM

    How disappointing. I wanted to happy for Colt when he left Cleveland. He had a chance to be the man and put a franchise on his shoulders. He failed. Winners don’t kick dirt on the team that sent them packing.

  37. stinkbmb says: Apr 14, 2013 12:18 AM

    Colt starter; losing atmosphere.

    Colt backup; winning atmosphere.

    In other words, Colt is saying, ” I don’t want to play for any team that would have me as a starter.”

  38. natijim235 says: Apr 14, 2013 12:36 AM

    that would be better than holding a clip board in cleveland numbnut

  39. shanefalco19 says: Apr 14, 2013 1:35 AM

    Colt, what happened man? You were leaving, not saying a word, doing the classy thing & then you made a dig bro…..

    You ruined what could have been a perfect exit… As time marches on you will wish you hadn’t said anything you’ll see… Reflection can really suck at times….

    You’ll get your shot… Colin will unfortunately get hurt… You will be in a game before you know it man but dude, no more comments about The Browns…

    There is a new vibe in Cleveland… Things are changing…. They will be winners… Be happy for them Colt…. Just play & wish good things for this young Browns ball club….

  40. GenXJay says: Apr 14, 2013 1:40 AM


  41. jrazz22 says: Apr 14, 2013 2:05 AM

    logicalvoicesays says:Apr 13, 2013 9:26 PM

    When you look at the word fraud in the dictionary it’s a picture of the 49ers logo, RG3 Wannabe #7 and Colt McCoy. #Frauds

    What you’ve just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this thread is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  42. lionsdraftguy says: Apr 14, 2013 2:31 AM


    Yeah, the same guy that donates more money to organizations and educational programs than any player in the league. Don’t see joe staley doing that. Or anything Davis. Or big mouth Harbaugh…

  43. dwatkins69 says: Apr 14, 2013 3:00 AM

    I would be very surprised if Colt can beat out Tolzien

  44. ninerssince84 says: Apr 14, 2013 3:29 AM

    McCoy talked about this “winning vibe” only after spending a few days volunteering in San Fran’s homeless shelters..

    The Browns must really suck.

  45. ch8878 says: Apr 14, 2013 3:48 AM

    McCoy likes winning vibe in San Fran


    Winning they haven’t won nothing yet, what if they go 0-16 ?

  46. mungman69 says: Apr 14, 2013 5:41 AM

    I don’t know if McCoy will make a good backup.

  47. michaeljacksonisback says: Apr 14, 2013 6:04 AM

    A ring is a ring. Being a backup and getting a ring is no shame. But if he wanted a ring he should have became a Ram, after all the Rams beat the hell out of the 49ers twice in 2012. The 49ers and sea hawks will be fighting for 2nd place

  48. ravenatorlikesboysbeeholez says: Apr 14, 2013 6:45 AM

    Makes no sense when college guys DOMINATE D1 football and then look so outmatched as pros. God forbid the Niners actually have to use him someday.

  49. dangernearing says: Apr 14, 2013 8:35 AM

    Colt shouldnt talk too much. I mean, he was outperformed by Seneca Wallace. Yup, Seneca Wallace, you read that right.

  50. musicman495 says: Apr 14, 2013 8:52 AM

    Wow. All this RG3 hate on a Colt McCoy/Browns/49er thread. The envy must be really bad.

  51. jikkle49 says: Apr 14, 2013 10:36 AM

    Harbaugh so far has shown he’s able to maximize the talents of the QBs under him so if their is a shred of talent in McCoy Harbaugh will bring it out.

    Before Harbaugh Alex Smith was nearly ran out of town and destined to go be a backup somewhere but now he was able to fetch a high 2nd round pick and a future 2nd or 3rd round pick next year to be the starting QB of the Chiefs.

    That’s not to say the same thing will happen to McCoy but if I was a QB with a career on the ropes I couldn’t imagine any other situation I would want to be in to revitalize my career.

  52. jesse1834 says: Apr 14, 2013 11:27 AM

    I’ll never forget the time Colt opened the 2011 season with a -5 yard pass to himself.

  53. raiderlyfe510 says: Apr 14, 2013 12:30 PM

    Mike Singletary instilled a sense of togetherness and family in the 49ers players so I’m not surprised that they have a good locker room and environment.

  54. ubepunkedagain says: Apr 14, 2013 12:47 PM

    To be honest, it’s players like Colt McCoy that are the reasons Cleveland hasn’t been any good. Looks like they are purging their roster of dead weight and sub par talent along with rebuilding the front office and coaching staff with respectable and proven coaches. I understand that Pat Shurmer and Eric Mangini and Romeo Crennell are some of the worst coaches in the league and never should have been hired to head a football team and GM Tom Heckert assembled some nice talent. Now it’s up to the coaches to take a competitive team from last year and take the next step.

    As far as McCoy, he needs to stop thinking this is Texas and that he is some star. He is not talented enough to be an NFL starting QB. Kind of classless on his part and didn’t accept any blame. Good kid just getting caught up in dealing with being irrelevant.

  55. michaelvicklikespoodlesandnoodles says: Apr 14, 2013 2:11 PM

    logicalvoicesays says: Apr 13, 2013 9:26 PM

    When you look at the word fraud in the dictionary it’s a picture of the 49ers logo, RG3 Wannabe #7 and Colt McCoy. #Frauds

    A lesson we all need to take to heart, sir. Carry on truth-telling.

  56. granadafan says: Apr 14, 2013 2:36 PM

    It’s incredible how one’s perspective can change once we come to accept our roles and fate in life. If you cling to the past and think you’re better than you really are, then you’re going to be a bitter person whose negativity reflects onto others. Colt can have a nice long and lucrative career as a backup QB in the NFL. #greatestgig

  57. jm8ch10 says: Apr 17, 2013 5:48 AM

    Colt McCoy towers over Russell Wilson.

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