In this exercise, we will assume that the former Browns head coach had something to do with the way Brandon Weeden performed in during the 2012 season. After all, I hear it all the time that it was the coach that couldn’t use Weeden’s talents the way they should have been used. Then if we use the coach excuse the way so many Weeden fans do, we should also use the same excuse for Colt McCoy during the 2011 season. After all, McCoy did get the same head coach calling the plays for him as Weeden had last season.
So I have decided to make a comparison to both Weeden’s and McCoy’s college careers to show the Weeden fans that Colt McCoy still out performed Brandon Weeden when it comes to playing quarterback. First off McCoy was the winning-est college quarterback of all time. Weeden didn’t win as many game as McCoy did. Secondly, McCoy threw 112 touchdowns in his college career Weeden only threw 75. McCoy completed 1157 of the 1645 passes he threw for a average quarterback rating of 70.3 for the years he played in college. Brandon Weeden completed 766 of the 1102 passes he threw for a rating of 69.5, advantage in the Q.B. Rating Colt McCoy.
Colt McCoy had a year when he threw for a 76.7 Q.B. rating, the highest rating Weeden ever had in college was 72.3 that came in his senior year. Again advantage Colt McCoy. The lowest quarterback rating Weeden ever had was a 33.3 and the lowest rating McCoy ever had in College was 65.1. Again Advantage Colt McCoy. In Colts worse year in collage he still had a quarterback rating of almost twice as much as Weeden’s worse year.
Colt McCoy threw for 13,253 yards in college and Brandon Weeden threw for 9.260 yards. Again advantage Colt McCoy. In the 4 years Weeden played in college his average yards per completion was 8.4 yards. McCoy’s average completions was 8.1 yards. Advantage Weeden of only .3 yards per completion. So much for the big strong-arm. Both McCoy and Weeden played their college careers in the big 12, so for those of you who would throw up the fact McCoy played in the big 12 and they don’t play defense there, remember Weeden did too.
Now lets take a look at the rushing stats for Weeden and McCoy. Brandon Weeden rushed the ball 39 times in college for minus 150 yards. Yes you read that right Weeden lost 150 yards rushing the ball in his 4 year college career. McCoy rushed the ball in college 447 times for 1,571 yards and 20 touchdowns. Weeden had 1 rushing touchdown in his 4 year college career. Weeden had an average of minus 3.8 yards per carry in his 4 year collage career. McCoy had an average of 3.5 yards per carry and scored 19 more rushing touchdowns than Weeden did. Again Advantage Colt McCoy.
McCoy scored 122 points in College and Weeden scored 8. Again advantage Colt McCoy. If you look at these stats you will see in almost every category Colt McCoy out-performed Brandon Weeden in College. If you think about it, you have to ask yourselves why in the hell would the Cleveland Browns ever waste a first round draft pick on a guy who couldn’t out perform the guy they already had.
Lets take a look at the Awards and Honors Colt McCoy received in College;
2008 Consensus All-America
2008 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award
2009 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year
2009 Consensus All-America
2009 Davey O’Brien Award
2009 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
2009 Manning Award
2009 Maxwell Award
2009 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award
Here is the list of Brandon Weeden Awards and Honors;
Again ADVANTAGE COLT McCOY
Now lets have a look at the Heisman Voting Colt McCoy received;
Brandon Weeden Heisman Voting;
AGAIN ADVANTAGE COLT McCoy………. Nuff said…….
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