The fans of the Cleveland Browns are writing letters asking Santa Claus to start Colt McCoy in the Brown last 2 regular season games this season. This is not the same sentiment of all Browns fans. There is a large support base in place for Brandon Weeden, these are the people that come out after one of Weeden’s poor performances and completely ignore any statistical fact that tells you that Weeden is not as good as Colt McCoy is, statistically speaking. It has to be some of the same fact the Browns soon to be former head coach Pat Shurmur chooses to ignore. You have your fans that will say, “Why Start McCoy, he had his chance”. True he did play some football games, he played those game with a far less talented support staff surrounding him than Brandon Weeden has in place now. The offensive line barely was able to give McCoy 2 seconds last season. This year there are times Weeden had well over 4 seconds to throw the football only to fire it down field sailing it over his receivers head on many occasions. Weeden may have a strong arm but his accuracy leaves very little to be desired.
Yes sir, the fans are asking for Santa Claus to deliver Colt McCoy back into the starting line-up. That is not likely to happen. Pat Shumur and his less than acceptable football I.Q. is far to stubborn to make a decision that could change the team for the better. Another thing the fans are asking for is to have Shurmur fired immediately following the Browns season. Now that may happen. Shurmur has shown he is way over his head when it comes to competing on the NFL level. He doesn’t make solid coaching decisions and his choice to continue to call play offensively is offensive to many.
Shurmur can’t make half-time adjustments and his team often comes out in the second half of the football games and falls apart. People thought one of the adjustments last week would have been to play McCoy in the second half of the game. Shurmur said the thought never occurred to him. So for those of you who still believe in Santa Claus don’t be disappointed when you don’t receive your wish. It is not Santa’s fault that the Cleveland Browns head coach would rather cut his nose off to spite his face…
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