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Browns not sold on McCoy, after all?

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08:01 AM ET 03.16 | Is Mike Holmgren making sense? Despite organizational consensus that Colt McCoy is the Browns' quarterback of the future, Holmgren said Monday that the club hasn't ruled out a quarterback with the sixth pick in next month's NFL draft. In fact, he admitted he's "looking hard" at Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and will study other top quarterbacks in the draft. "It's kind of interesting isn't it?" said Holmgren during his lockout press conference. "We'll see. I would say, don't discount anything. I've been honest with you about my feelings on Colt, but I'm not coaching the team. Pat Shurmur is the coach. We will have conversations of course, but I'll leave that up to the coach, just like I left it up with things last year."

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March 16, 2011  08:04 AM ET

It's amazing how quickly McCoy's stock has fallen.

March 16, 2011  08:11 AM ET

Colt will have an uphill battle on any team until he can prove himself on a consistent basis. That National Championship loss (injury) really hurt his career.

March 16, 2011  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's amazing how quickly McCoy's stock has fallen.

Considering it's been a while since the Browns had a clue about a qb it's not all that surprising.

March 16, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Serious question: Teams can't do transactions involving players. But, can they still do draft-pick swaps? Or are we going into a draft where the draft order isn't going to change?

March 16, 2011  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Colt will have an uphill battle on any team until he can prove himself on a consistent basis. That National Championship loss (injury) really hurt his career.

That makes no sense, especially since durability has never been an issue and he won more games (45) than any quarterback in NCAA Division I history. What he needs is time under center.

March 16, 2011  08:21 AM ET

I just like to say his name.....Colt McCoy! "Hi there, lady's I'M Colt McCoy!" I wonder if that works for him?

March 16, 2011  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

What he needs is time under center

exactly

March 16, 2011  08:34 AM ET

Does not hurt to look, and does not hurt to say you might be interested in player X. I assume they are trying to disguise their real interest. If nothing else, looking at players may help to negotiate the draft trade process.

March 16, 2011  08:41 AM ET

Bringing in another QB is a no-brainer; wasting that first round pick on another QB is just no brains.

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March 16, 2011  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Bringing in another QB is a no-brainer; wasting that first round pick on another QB is just no brains.

No one ever said the Browns were smart.

March 16, 2011  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

No one ever said the Browns were smart.

They did can The Mangina.

March 16, 2011  08:51 AM ET

Stupid article... the Browns have a number of needs and QB ain't one of them.

March 16, 2011  08:55 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Serious question: Teams can't do transactions involving players. But, can they still do draft-pick swaps? Or are we going into a draft where the draft order isn't going to change?

They can still trade down, up, and for 2012 picks...just nothing for players.

March 16, 2011  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's amazing how quickly McCoy's stock has fallen.

This is pre-draft smoke. These guys rarely tell the truth about who or what position they are looking to draft.

March 16, 2011  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

That makes no sense, especially since durability has never been an issue and he won more games (45) than any quarterback in NCAA Division I history. What he needs is time under center.

yep

March 16, 2011  09:11 AM ET

sounds like Holmgren just throwing words out there, hiding his "draft cards"

March 16, 2011  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

This is pre-draft smoke. These guys rarely tell the truth about who or what position they are looking to draft.

bingo

March 16, 2011  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Stupid article... the Browns have a number of needs and QB ain't one of them.

Exactly they have needs at about every single position except QB. They gotta let McCoy go in as the unquestioned starter and see how he does through a whole season being the man.

 
March 16, 2011  09:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It's amazing how quickly McCoy's stock has fallen.

The best thing for Colt McCoy carrier is to get out of Cleveland. Who the hell guarantee that a college kid drafted on A[ril 28 will be better than McCoy for Cleveland. McCoy showed some hope late in teh season when they put him in. I don't understand How coaches think? Sorry I understand it now they think they are Little Gods.

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