Cleveland Browns Need Stronger Arm at Quarterback Than Colt McCoy

January 23, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren seeks to implement a West Coast offense in the cold weather city to better suit the skills of rookie starting quarterback Colt McCoy, who lacks arm strength while having good accuracy on short and medium throws.
After using fairly strong-armed, but inaccurate quarterbacks, Derek Anderson and Brady Quinn in 2009, the Browns used McCoy in 2010 after getting little production from veterans Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace, who are both weak-armed and inaccurate.
The problem is there are few contemporary precedents for using weak-armed quarterbacks in the NFL, even if they are accurate, especially in a West Coast offense and in a cold weather city nonetheless.
According to various scouting reports, the only other weak-armed quarterbacks that are even starting in the NFL besides McCoy are Kyle Orton of the Denver Broncos and Ryan Fitzpatrick of the Buffalo Bills.  All three also lack accuracy on the deep ball.
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