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08:08 AM ET 08.31 | For the record, Colt McCoy didn't do himself any favors with a 9.2 passer rating. Browns coach Pat Shurmur has decided whom he will keep as his No. 2 and No. 3 quarterbacks, but he will keep everyone in suspense until finals cut are made [Friday]. "I do know what I want to do," Shurmur said after Thursday's 28-20 loss. ... "I'm just not telling you, right? And I'm allowed." And perhaps as a shot to all the folks who clamor for [McCoy] to be the starting quarterback, Shurmur said: "I think all three quarterbacks played like backups tonight. I'll just leave it at that. I can see a lot of different scenarios." By the time the clock strikes midnight [Friday], one of three quarterbacks will most likely be gone: McCoy, Seneca Wallace or Thad Lewis.

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August 31, 2012  08:16 AM ET

How am I suppose to sleep tonight?

August 31, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Start packing Colt. Your life is about to improve.

August 31, 2012  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

How am I suppose to sleep tonight?

Indeed! The suspense is killing me....

August 31, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Clearly Thad is your best choice for #2... whoever that is.

August 31, 2012  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Indeed! The suspense is killing me....

I'm on the edge of my seat...

August 31, 2012  08:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Start packing Colt. Your life is about to improve.

Several teams already have his number on speed dial.

But seriously? I think the Browns will keep him. The only reason to let him go would be to get some cap room.

August 31, 2012  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I'm on the edge of my seat...

Is it a hot seat? Is it like Andy Reid's hot seat, or more like the bottom-burner in Dallas?

August 31, 2012  08:46 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Is it a hot seat? Is it like Andy Reid's hot seat, or more like the bottom-burner in Dallas?

I'm on the edge of my toilet seat, because I really don't give a s***.

August 31, 2012  08:47 AM ET

stick a fork in 'em.

August 31, 2012  08:50 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Several teams already have his number on speed dial.But seriously? I think the Browns will keep him. The only reason to let him go would be to get some cap room.

Maybe it is wistful thinking, but he's been a good soldier for a crappy team. I don't know if he's an NFL starter, but I'd like to see him have his shot on a team with some talent.

August 31, 2012  09:00 AM ET

I think there are teams out there that would trade a 4th round pick for him. If Cleveland really doesn't want him, why not get something in return?

August 31, 2012  09:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

stick a fork in 'em.

McCoy? The Browns? Shurmer?

August 31, 2012  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

McCoy? The Browns? Shurmer?

McCoy needs a change of scenery but the fork for the other 2.

August 31, 2012  09:18 AM ET

Who really cares?

August 31, 2012  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Who really cares?

The same people who are concerned about Dez Bryant.

August 31, 2012  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

How am I suppose to sleep tonight?

I'd start this afternoon.


Or - maybe now.

August 31, 2012  10:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

stick a fork in 'em.

Dont say that too loud around Holmgren...he likes to eat

August 31, 2012  10:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I'd start this afternoon. Or - maybe now.

OK. My office doesn't have a couch, so my chair will have to do. Nighty, night everyone!

August 31, 2012  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

The same people who are concerned about Dez Bryant.

Otis???? lol

 
August 31, 2012  10:26 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Several teams already have his number on speed dial.But seriously? I think the Browns will keep him. The only reason to let him go would be to get some cap room.

It won't be Wallace and the only reason to dump McCoy would be money, since he's a more bankable backup than Lewis at this point. McCoy certainly didn't help himself last night in a game that was basically for scrubs. Dismal passing exhibition.

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