Cleveland Browns: Colt McCoy and Managing Expectations vs. Saints

October 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Cleveland Browns finally caught a break last Sunday as rookie quarterback Colt McCoy not only left the field on his own two feet, but looked good in his first NFL start.
McCoy doesn't have any kind of week off versus the New Orleans Saints, whose defense only is ranked one lower than the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The Browns, and Head Coach Eric Mangini, need to manage expectations when it comes to McCoy, even though it looks like McCoy has the ability to be the quarterback of the future.
Granted it's only one game, but McCoy showed poise and confidence against one of the toughest defenses in the league. It also helped Offensive Coordinator Brian Daboll put together his best offensive game plan of his career in Cleveland, and that can't go unnoticed.
However, as the weeks go by, and if McCoy continues to play, the league will adjust to McCoy as they did to Derek Anderson in 2007, who also looked like the quarterback of the future for a few weeks before crumbling at th...

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