• Where Should Colt McCoy Play in 2012?

    With the Browns taking 28 year old (29 in October) QB Brandon Weeden in the first round, Colt McCoy's future is in doubt. When you draft a QB who has a small window of opportunity (5 years) in the first round you better get him on the field quickly. This pick speaks volumes to me, it says that the Cleveland brass does not think Colt McCoy is good enough to lead them to the playoffs. Thus the question, what is the best situation for McCoy, to stay in Cleveland and compete, or to go elsewhere and probably back up?

    I think a great situation for Colt would be to go to Denver. He would back up Peyton while learning from one of the best. Denver has Caleb Hanie as their back up, they are going to draft a QB at sometime in this draft, so why not trade for a young QB who has experience playing in the league. Manning's health is still a question mark and Hanie doesn't do much for me. What do you think is the best situation for the Browns and Colt McCoy?

    Comments 32 Comments
    1. Polishguy00's Avatar
      Chiefs or Broncos should be in play. I doubt it takes more than a 5th. I mean, if Asante Samuel is a 7th...
    1. bluestree's Avatar
      If I was Colt I'd stick it out, be the team guy, carry the clipboard and soak up all the knowledge I could. After all, what sucks more than moving? You gotta find a place, move all your stuff, change all your address labels, and you have no idea who's got good coffee and danish at 5 am when you're on your way to work. Stay in Cleveland Colt. Keep your life ordered and calm and relaxed. Or as much as you can in a career when the next phone call you receive could be them telling you to bring your playbook to the coach's office.
    1. Bengals1181's Avatar
      sounds like the packers are interested.
    1. bluestree's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Polishguy00 View Post
      Chiefs or Broncos should be in play. I doubt it takes more than a 5th. I mean, if Asante Samuel is a 7th...
      Packers have those picks to spare. I think GB would be a nice fit for Colt.
    1. Andy Freeland's Avatar
      McCoy needs to start planning his future. Not saying he's done in the NFL, he could be a very capable #2 and carry a clipboard for the next 10 years. He'll never be a starting caliber QB, but he's a football junkie, his dad's a high school coach and I think he could be a very good coach eventually, he should plan accordingly. Become a journeyman, see as many different systems as possible and choose his team based on who he'll be learning from. I think a couple of years in Denver watching Peyton would be perfect for him. New Orleans with Brees and Pete Carmichael would also be a good fit.
    1. Ragar's Avatar
      If I'm a QB that needs anything, I want to be on the Packers. Fact is they have consistently groomed starting talent at the back-up qb positon for the last 20 years. Go to GB, if they keep you as the back-up, you will be starting somewhere in 3-4 years. If thye get rid of you, time to start your second career.
    1. Trumpetbdw's Avatar
      McCoy has the future to plan his future. If he has the option, he should pick a place that has a controlled environment (dome, or warm weather). He should also give it one more chance to possibly start. Remember, Drew Brees was doner than done after 2 years in SD. McCoy was in Cleveland with crappy weather, and lacked good, experienced talent to help him out.

      Colt has 3 primo options in my view. Arizona, Jacksonville, and Houston. In Zona, they've now got 2 great weapons on the outside, and a QB who lacks the confidence to take advantage. If Kolb struggles (likely), McCoy's presence could force a short leash, and give him an opportunity with actual ready-for-prime-time weapons. In Jacksonville, same type of QB situation, with a pretty good young weapon in Blackmon. Houston would be his best backup option. Top flight receiver, great running game, dome, and a good but fragile starting QB in front of him. If he gets 4 or 5 games to prove himself, he could easily make another team a believer in him.

      Too early for Colt to choose the Ty Detmer career path. 2 or 3 more years with a lack of success? Sure. But as a competitor, he owes it to himself to find a good situation with a chance to compete.
    1. iwatt's Avatar
      I've always been a Colt McCoy fan. Until Kellen Moore, he was the winningnest QB in college history. That counts for something.

      Places were he would get the best shot: Green Bay, NOLA. Zona seems like a good place to go as well. Say what you will, but Norv Turner is a very good QB coach as well.
    1. Andy Freeland's Avatar
      I suppose it would make sense linguistically for Colt to go to the Colts. Maybe they could sign Colt Brennan as the 3rd string QB.
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      I think he can play and win, but staying in Cfleveland will not give him the chance to compete. it is going to be rigged, he will not get in unless Weeden gets hit by a bus.

      best places for fit and coaching that will work to help him be successful are New Orleans, Green Bay, New England, Buffalo, San Diego, Atlanta, and Philly. Opportunity lies in Philly, because Vick will get hurt and he will get on the field. Much as I like him, I don't think he will be an upgrade in any of those places except maybe Philly, so he'd carry the clipboard for sure.

      He'd be an improvement in Seattle and Arizon and Jacksonville, probably in San Francisco, and in Miami. None of them would do it, for one reason or another.

      Kellen Moore, this is your future, and it is all about your height. Russell Wilson, your extra musculature should give you a shot, once.
    1. wxwax's Avatar
      Did you just say McCoy is better than Vick? Holy moley!
    1. FrzzerBwler's Avatar
      Andy I hope you did not type this in Hamilton Co, cause Si Leis will think it's obscene.
      Quote Originally Posted by Andy Freeland View Post
      I suppose it would make sense linguistically
    1. Turk Schonert's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by iwatt View Post
      I've always been a Colt McCoy fan. Until Kellen Moore, he was the winningnest QB in college history. That counts for something.

      Places were he would get the best shot: Green Bay, NOLA. Zona seems like a good place to go as well. Say what you will, but Norv Turner is a very good QB coach as well.
      I thought SD would be a good fit as well but Norv runs the number system and Colt has been in the WCO. The numbers system takes some time to get used to. I am not a big fan of SD back up Charlie Whitehurst, Colt would be an improvement.
    1. xaks's Avatar
      At first, I was all "Aw HELL naw!"...

      ...

      But then I thought about it a bit.

      Ya know, he really isn't all THAT bad. He's tough, and has good mobility. As a backup to A-Rod, we could do a LOT worse.

      Maybe that would be mutually beneficial. Green Bay has an excellent system in place, and their backups consistently go on to have good (if not starting) roles elsewhere after a few years.
    1. GoBigOrGoHome's Avatar
      Green Bay would be a good landing spot for McCoy. But how about San Francisco? I dunno what their QB2 situation is, but if Alexcuses can win there, Colt might have a future in the City by the Bay.
    1. Turk Schonert's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by GoBigOrGoHome View Post
      Green Bay would be a good landing spot for McCoy. But how about San Francisco? I dunno what their QB2 situation is, but if Alexcuses can win there, Colt might have a future in the City by the Bay.
      SF likes their draft pick from last year Colin Kaepernick and they signed Josh Johnson this off season.
    1. ScottDCP's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by wxwax View Post
      Did you just say McCoy is better than Vick? Holy moley!
      I think Vick has a ceiling, and it is shy of the Super Bowl. I don't know what McCoy's is.
    1. Pruitt's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by xaks View Post
      At first, I was all "Aw HELL naw!"...


      Maybe that would be mutually beneficial. Green Bay has an excellent system in place, and their backups consistently go on to have good (if not starting) roles elsewhere after a few years.
      It made a millionaire out of Matt Flynn.
    1. edave's Avatar
      PFT has a note that says the boys from the factory of sadness are talking to Green Bay about a trade.

      Aside from getting James Harrison in trouble last year and somehow getting his father in the middle of the discussion, did Colt do anything last year?
    1. GoBigOrGoHome's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by Turk Schonert View Post
      SF likes their draft pick from last year Colin Kaepernick and they signed Josh Johnson this off season.
      Talk about a senior moment...

      I forgot all about Kaepernick.

      <does the "I Coulda Had a V-8!" forehead slap>