Cleveland Browns: Colt McCoy’s Comments Reveal Why It’s His Team Now

December 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Colt McCoy said something Sunday that raised a few eyebrows in Cleveland.
After the on-again, off-again Browns dropped their second straight game to a two-win team—this time to the Cincinnati Bengals—McCoy questioned his team’s focus.
“You’ve got to win games like this,” McCoy told reporters after the Browns stumbled through a 19-17 loss.
After saying the team lacked energy and intensity, McCoy accepted responsibility (“that stems from me”), but also shared it: “…that stems from the older guys on this team, and it stems from all of us coming together and really playing with a lot of energy and a lot of focus.”
So it has come to this: A rookie quarterback, who wasn’t supposed to play a down this season, is emerging as the starter and is bold enough to speak up about his team’s lackluster effort.
I don’t know if there’s an unspoken code that rookies shouldn’t do that,...

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