Cleveland Browns President Mike Holmgren clarified remarks he made on draft day about rookie quarterback Colt McCoy not playing in 2010 in an appearance on ESPN2's Mike and Mike in the Morning today. The showed aired live from Progressive Field
"I said, 'perfectly he shouldn't play his first year,''' Holmgren said. "But heck, if he's the guy, he plays.'
Browns coach Eric Mangini also did not completely rule out McCoy for 2010 during rookie camp when he said he learned long ago from Ted Marchibroda to "never say never and never say always. You don't know.''
Both agreed that the plan is still the same: to let McCoy watch how it's done in 2010. But both also know that anything can happen.
We don't like McCoy's chances to be the week 1 starter, then again the idea of Jake Delhomme under center in Cleveland is just plain frightful - remember his 8TD/18INT ratio last year on an otherwise stacked team. If Jake doesn't rebound from last season we see Seneca Wallace as the week 1 starter in Cleveland. But clearly this is a fantasy situation to avoid at all costs.