Earl34 Posted October 25, 2010 Report Share Posted October 25, 2010 Here is the excerpt from his article today: 5. The real McCoy I talk with Cleveland fans every day on my Sirius radio show and they always strike me as extremely loyal and passionate football fans looking for that ray of hope. Well, the ray of hope has arrived and right now it is time to hold serve and build on what they have without tearing down the franchise once again. It's clear the players are well prepared by Eric Mangini and certainly play hard for him. There's not a lot of talent on this team, yet the Browns have had a fourth-quarter lead in five of their seven games this season. In the last two weeks, rookie QB Colt McCoy had to play because of injuries to Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace. Now it's time to not look back and let this 24-year-old rookie lead the team. McCoy is a ray of hope. He will struggle in the next few weeks but he has what it takes and needs experience. In two road games against the Steelers and the world-champion Saints, he has completed 32 of 49 passes for 355 yards (65.3 percent completion rate). It wouldn't surprise me if McCoy threw for 2,000 yards this season and 10 touchdowns. Check out his production in a few situations. When playing from behind, he has completed 20 of 28 passes (71.4 percent) and 8.8 yards per pass attempt. Here's what he has done based on the number of passes he throws in a game. Look at the steady increase in production: » Throws 1-10 passes in a game: 55 percent completion rate, 5.1 yards per pass. » Throws 11-20 passes in a game: 69 percent completion rate, 7.1 yards per pass. » Throws 21-30 passes in a game: 80 percent completion rate, 12.6 yards per pass. It really is time for Browns fans to look at McCoy the same way the Buccaneers, Jets, Lions and Rams look at their young quarterbacks. If he fails, then the Browns know what they have to do in the 2011 draft. On the other hand, he may be a young Drew Brees. To read the whole article, go here Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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