The Cleveland Browns held family night this past Wednesday at the Browns Stadium, it was a great time by all. There were all kinds of reporters attending this free to the public practice session, many of them say Colt McCoy clearly is a much improved quarterback this season and he out shined the Browns named starter Brandon Weeden. While Weeden did impress some of the fans these same reporters stated Brandon Weeden looked to have problems and threw a few interceptions. The question is why rush Weeden into the war? If the guy isn’t ready to compete on the N.F.L. level and Colt McCoy really is as much improved as these guys are saying why won’t Browns head Coach Pat Shurmur give Colt McCoy a shot?

Shurmur may be using Colt McCoy as an excuse for his poor season as a rookie head coach. The Browns want to be an improved team this year, if Weeden goes into competition when the season starts and continues to throw interceptions it isn’t going to help the Browns win. Pat Shurmur obviously knows that. The head coach has a responsibility to put the best players on the field at every position. Shurmur has to put his personal feeling behind him and forget about what happened in 2011.

If Colt McCoy is better than Weeden, Shurmur should play McCoy. He owes it to the fans to build a winning team, the fans in Cleveland have been loyal and have waited for years to see the Browns become competitive on the N.F.L., Shurmur should realize that. Browns fans want to see winning football. Pat Shurmur needs to do whatever it takes to win games. People that have watched the Browns for years and go to the training sessions report McCoy is playing better than Brandon Weeden.

Pat Shurmur is ignoring that fact and his personal feelings could end up costing the Cleveland Browns wins. If the Browns are only giving Weeden a start because of his age and McCoy is the better quarterback for the Browns, Shurmur could be doing this city and Browns fans a terrible injustice…. Lets hope this guy isn’t letting his personnel feelings dictate how he coaches the Cleveland Browns…..

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  1. Anonymous

    Obviously a Colt McCoy supporter. Are you sure “your” personal feeling aren’t clouding your judgement? Was it really that ‘clear cut’ that McCoy outshined Wheeden? You are the first person I have heard who has said it was clear cut that Colt outshined Wheeden. It was so clear cut that it was not even newsworthy. Have not seen one article which ‘headlined’ Colt outshining Wheeden. If Pat is not trying to win as you inferred, don’t worry he won’t be head coach very long and Colt will have a chance to prove to someone else that he ‘deserves’ to be the starting quarterback. Since it is so clear cut that he plays(better)than Wheeden, he won’t have any problem showing he deserves the job, unless of course they also let their ‘personal feelings get in the way.’

    • LG

      My feelings have nothing to do with it. Reporters that were there reported McCoy looked better than Weeden. They have been saying that a lot. See this story….
      Andre Knott has been saying it all camp….I hope Shurmur isn’t the guy with the clouded judgement….

      • Okiebyg

        You bet all reporters are honest, Just ask CCC,NBC, ABC etc they are realy objective. Ha I have seen both play in college and Weeds will out play the pony 8 out of 10 times

        • LG

          Precisely, you saw him play in college. I really hope he can perform in the NFL as he did in College….

      • hal nx

        I listen to Andre and I saw that article which was written ‘before’ family night. I disagreed with him then and I still disagree with him now. You stated in your original post,”…he outshined the named starter Brandon Wheeden.” In your reply to me you said,”Reporters that were there reported that McCoy looked better than Wheeden.” Again, I say where are all these articles which say McCoy outshined Wheeden ‘family night’ or all during camp? I read the opposite. Andre never said McCoy was the better quarterback, he said ‘he had a better grasp of the offense,’ which is understandable having run the offense before. It still does not make McCoy the better choice. The more Wheeden runs the offense the better he will know it and his coaches know this and is a better quarterback ‘now’ not thoroughly knowing the offense. You are the one that brought up ‘personal feelings’ and taking a shot at Shumur(wanting to win). I ask you,in your quest to continue to rely on a quarterback who clearly does not possess the skills to take his team higher, do you really want the Browns to win?

        • LG

          I said Shurmur needs to put the best team on the field to win football games. If McCoy is the better player he needs to be on the field. I do want to see Cleveland Have a winner. The other reporters I am talking about told me Colt McCoy out shined Weeden on family night. Look, I am by no means anti Brandon Weeden. I just don’t think the Browns need to rush to throw this guy in there if McCoy is better at this point in time…Look above at another comment the guy says both Weeden & McCoy suck, so it is kind of like the Pres. Election coming up they both suck but ya gotta pick one…I say go with the one with the most experience then as the other guy gets caught up you make the change…

  2. steve

    yes i agree colt mc coy is the better qb . he showed it in practice and he will show it tonight . go browns

    • ABrown

      We don’t have to worry about family night anymore. We have a game and McCoy outshone Weeden by a long shot.

      I saw both of them play in college and Colt was always the more heads up player. He could move, improvise, and stand in the pocket under pressure.
      Scouting reports on Weeden certainly noted his arm and his quality O-line and top notch receivers, but the knock on him was that he couldn’t take pressure and didn’t like getting hit at all. He was lucky in college to work behind one of the best pass protecting lines in the country that allowed less than 1 sack per game. The NFL is different. QBs can’t stare down their receivers and they will be pressured on almost every play.

      Colt is still a very accurate passer, like he was in college, who can throw the ball as far down the field as Weeden. He’s tough, a class act, and he protects the ball. Weeden needs time to develop and learn the NFL game.

  3. Bobby D

    Ok I’m

    I have watched both QBs and honestly I have been a big weeden supporter. I wanted him drafted once we couldn’t get RG3. Having watched both QBs I can tell you both QBs suck. Just Weeden sucks a bit less than McCoy.

    We will get to see a bit of the 2 QBs tonight. Then all can make a judgement. But in the end it is Shurmurs call.

    And my sources tell me that the new owner is a McCoy fan, so don’t count out seeing McCoy start at some point for the Browns this season. (Yes I actually have sources)


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