Mike Holmgren restated his commitment to QB Colt McCoy Tuesday. It was the second time the Browns’ president expressed confidence in McCoy since the unsuccessful attempt to move up to No. 2 in the draft.
We should all grasp, by now, the reality of McCoy and Seneca Wallace being the primary quarterbacks in a training camp competition. Any rookie brought in probably wouldn’t come from the first two rounds, as Holmgren and GM Tom Heckert have pledged to use the draft to support their present quarterbacks with an upgraded surrounding cast. You don’t support your quarterbacks by adding another high in the draft.
McCoy certainly didn’t have the horses around him last year and was forced to learn the West Coast offense on the fly because of the owners’ lockout. The fact Pat Shurmur was in his first season as head coach and did not hire an offensive coordinator exacerbated McCoy’s development. Now Shurmur should have the worst behind him and seasoned coordinator Brad Childress is on hand to help.