Colt McCoy To Start For Cleveland Browns: Why They Should Wait a Week

October 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Colt McCoy was the most accurate passer in the NCAA. He was a Heisman finalist. He was a star at Austin. He was beloved by almost everyone at UT. And, Colt McCoy was the winningest quarterback in NCAA D-I history.
But that was last year, and I prefer to deal in the present.
Now, Colt McCoy is a rookie third round pick for the Cleveland Browns. He is their third-string quarterback. He is the guy who might work out down the road. And, Colt McCoy is making his first start this Sunday, against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He will lose, maybe worse.
The Steelers are No. 1 in the league against the run. This means two things: They will make the rook throw, and there will be blitzes, lots and lots of blitzes.
I don't think a rookie QB, especially one that 32 teams passed on twice, can handle that type of pressure.
Matt Ryan (third year) couldn't handle it. Neither Kerry Collins or Vince Young could handle it. And, please don't make me bring up how Buccaneers' QB...

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