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Father's comments doomed McCoy

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08:03 AM ET 05.04 | It seems Colt McCoy's status as persona non grata has been setting for some time in Cleveland, where the Browns, who had reportedly been willing to wait for him at No. 37, picked Brandon Weeden at No. 22. I've been told that McCoy's fate as a former starter was sealed when his father sounded off about the club's handling of his concussion in the Pittsburgh game on Dec. 8. I was told at the time that Brad McCoy's comments meant the end of McCoy in Cleveland, but I didn't believe it then. The comments did not drive the pursuit of a new quarterback, but I believe they contributed to McCoy's demise.

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May 4, 2012  08:06 AM ET

Doesn't say much for that franchise!

May 4, 2012  08:13 AM ET

Watching him play, Colt doomed Colt.

May 4, 2012  08:19 AM ET

Harrison doomed McCoy.

May 4, 2012  08:22 AM ET

If that's true then I feall sorry for Brown fans. This team has no direction and if they decide their most important position because of what a parent said, then there is no hope for them.

May 4, 2012  08:28 AM ET

Just to be clear. Is being doomed in Cleveland a bad thing?

May 4, 2012  08:33 AM ET
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Just to be clear. Is being doomed in Cleveland a bad thing?

It seems a bit redundant.

May 4, 2012  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

If that's true then I feall sorry for Brown fans. This team has no direction and if they decide their most important position because of what a parent said, then there is no hope for them.

+1 excellent first post

May 4, 2012  08:53 AM ET

The league better hope they didn't mess up handling the concussion. The list of players suing the league related to concussions is growing and they probably would be happy to talk to McCoy's father.

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May 4, 2012  09:12 AM ET

After all.... His Father ain't no Archie Manning.

May 4, 2012  09:16 AM ET

I heard the phone call went something like this:

RING, RING

Colts Father: Hello?

Holmgren: Hi this is the Big Show, is Colt there?

Father: I thought I told you to never call here again! Colt doesn't want to talk to you.

Big Show: But we just wanted to apologize for keeping him in the game after he said he was ok.

(Colt yelling in the back ground "Dad please hand me the phone I want to talk to Mike")

Father: I'M DOING THIS FOR YOUR OWN GOOD COLT! Mike, I am afraid that Colt doesn't accept your apology.

(Colt still yelling in the back ground "DAD HANG UP THE PHONE BEFORE YOU GET ME FIRED!!!"

Father: THEY ARE NOT GOING TO REPLACE YOU COLT, LET ME HANDLE THIS!!! Mike, I don't want you to call here anymore. My son is very upset with you and doesn't accept your apology.

(Colt now furiously reaching for the phone "YES I DO ACCEPT THE APOLOGY, YES I DO!"

Father: Colt I said let me handle this. Now Mike, do you understand that we don't want you calling here anymore?

Big Show: Yeah I would like a large pepperoni, large mushroom and some of those cheesy bread things.

Father: Mike who are you talking to?

Big Show: Oh i'm sorry I was on the other line with Domino's, Is Colt home?

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May 4, 2012  09:23 AM ET

I t wasn't his father,it was the team that drafted him Cleveland .....look at the past QB's they drafted.

May 4, 2012  09:23 AM ET

The most inept organization in the NFL.

May 4, 2012  09:24 AM ET

Just because a journalist says something doesn't mean it's true.

May 4, 2012  09:32 AM ET
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The most inept organization in the NFL.

Great looking dog Slap.

May 4, 2012  09:40 AM ET

Poor receivers - Check
Poor running game - Check
Poor pass protection - Check

Quick.. someone blame the QB for not getting the job done!

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May 4, 2012  09:53 AM ET

Note to Colby Rasmus.......keep Dad a Dad....not a coach. Keep the microphones out of Dad's reach.....be a pro.

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