Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur believes outstanding quarterback play “brings synergy to the entire team.”
The Browns’ selection of Brandon Weeden with their second first-round choose in the 2012 NFL Draft seemed to be irrefutable proof they no longer think Colt McCoy could provide that synergy.
So what’s next? Shurmur was coy on the topic, and team president Mike Holmgren was similarly vague throughout a news conference Saturday.
“I like him a lot,” Holmgren stated of McCoy, according to The Plain Dealer. “He’s tough, but (we) nevertheless wanted to see if someone else could be the man.”
These have to be stinging words for McCoy, whose time in Cleveland clearly is up despite by no means receiving the assist on offense that Weeden receives as he walks in the door with running back Trent Richardson.
“We felt we necessary to establish the run in this city, this climate,” Holmgren said.
Holmgren believes McCoy can remain on the roster and compete with Weeden for a spot. Holmgren wasn’t exciting in discussing any hypotheticals about McCoy’s future.
“I constantly had 4 quarterbacks in camp when I was coaching,” Holmgren mentioned. “Of course, when you get to 52 players, that’s something else.
“I’m not going to speculate on anything,” Holmgren added. “We’ll wait and see.”
One particular other interesting note: The Browns had two short conversations with the Indianapolis Colts about the No. 1 general pick and Andrew Luck. Holmgren mentioned a single of the talks lasted 5 minutes.
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