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To Colt McCoy or Not?


Since the Browns drafted Brandon Weeden in round 1 this year I had a pretty good feeling that Colt McCoy was probably going to go on the block this year. This post is because I'm unsure if the Eagles should make a push for him as a number 2 QB or not. I'm curious what the demands are for the QB, if its anything more than a 6th round pick I have zero interest, but say its a conditional pick? Like if he makes 3 starts (since Vick will probably go down) and wins 2 of them they get a 6th rounder instead of a 7th rounder? Can Mike Kafka handle the number 2 role should Vick go down? There's a lot of questions I got on these issues.

Colt Mccoy in his first two seasons has decent completion %. 2010 was at a respectible 60.8% and last year dipped down to 57.2 which still is not bad. While Vince Young did have a 57.9% last year, the difference is key in one aspect. Mccoy threw the ball a hell of a lot more last year, at 114 attempts vs 463 attempts, the turn-over diffence is key. Last year the Browns faced quite a few very tough defenses, and Colt managed 14:11 with garbage WRs, and VY threw 4:9 with a much much better WR crew. Now I know the arguement is not VY Vs Colt McCoy, its if we think Kafka is able to handle being a back-up or not.

Colt knows a west-coast style offense already which is a huge plus and he's being GMed by Andy Reids mentor. Its obvious the Browns have already given the starting job to Weeden so they may not want to deal with the QB controversy and drama that may ensue. The real possibility is there for us to get a possible upgrade at QB2 and who knows, Colt may still have franchise capability. Mike is famous for finding QBs with franchise capability, look at all the QBs he traded when he was the QB coach. Traded for Brett Farve, drafted Aaron Rodgers, and traded away Mark Brunnell and Hasselbeck. So the pedigree is there for finding talented QBs.

My personal opinion on the subject, I vote we watch the first 2 pre-season games. If Kafka looks like a useless turd, then we trade him and maybe a 7th for Colt McCoy to the Browns. From all the reports I've read Kafka has looked good with a much improved arm and mechanics so far, so who knows. I'm just curious the general consensus on the issue.

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