Cleveland Browns: Colt McCoy and the West Coast Offense

January 25, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Numerous articles have been posted on blogs, websites, and on-line newspapers regarding the Cleveland Browns and the West Coast Offense.

These articles express different views and opinions on the possible success or failure of this offense in Cleveland. Many of which have stated that Colt McCoy does not have the arm strength to successfully run the West Coast Offense.

McCoy has played eight games as a Brown; therefore, it is to early to determine whether he can or cannot be effective in any offense. He has shown, in his limited playing time, qualities that are vital to such an offense.

The West Coast Offense is a complex system that relies heavily on a quarterbacks accuracy, his mobility, and his ability to make decisions quickly. These qualities are more vital than arm strength.

Run first is the mentality of most conventional offenses, attempting to draw defenders closer to the line of scrimmage, opening up passing lanes for a vertical air attack. This type...

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