Browns QB Colt McCoy is averaging just 5.53 yards per completion this season, the league’s second-lowest average and a stat that perhaps best sums up Cleveland’s woeful lack of big passing plays so far this season. Also, the Browns (2-3) have just eight completions over 20 yards, a league-worst mark and one that has raised questions about McCoy’s arm strength, his grasp of the club’s new offense and whether the team’s front office has given him enough weapons.
“We’d like to try and get it deep a lot,” McCoy said Wednesday. “I’d like to throw it down field, and throw touchdowns, but I think it’s a collective effort.”
His completion percentage of 55.8 percent ranks him 27th overall, an alarming drop for the former Texas star who completed 60 percent of his passes in eight starts as a rookie and 70 percent during a four-year college career. McCoy is averaging 19 incompletions per game.
“He needs to just get better,” Shurmur said when asked to explain McCoy’s imprecision. “I don’t think there’s any one thing. I go back to footwork all the time. It’s footwork, timing, accuracy and we just continue to work on it.”
McCoy is currently the #13 QB in fantasy points per game, so his inaccuracy and depth of completion aren't much of an issue as long as the Browns continue to throw the ball a ton.