Cleveland Browns Might Start Colt McCoy Against Pittsburgh Steelers

The Browns may call on Colt McCoy to take charge against the Steelers.
The Browns may call on Colt McCoy to take charge against the Steelers.Gregory Shamus/Getty Images
Matthew WilderContributor IOctober 12, 2010

Alas, we have finally come to week 6 in the NFL, which means Browns vs. Steelers. This one could be one of the most interesting games between the teams because Ben Roethlisberger should be back from his suspension and will face.... Colt McCoy? Yes, you saw it, Colt McCoy might be starting for the Browns this Sunday as Cleveland takes on Pittsburgh at Heinz Field.

McCoy didn't exactly have a "shining moment" this pre-season, in fact he struggled. How many rookie quarterbacks shine in their first preseason? Yeah, that's obviously not an easy thing to do.

If this goes down on Sunday, it will be interesting to see how the college quarterback with the all-time record in wins (45) will fare against one of the league's toughest defenses.

According to league sources and Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer, Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace are in a lot of pain. Neither Wallace Nor Delhomme are expected to play. In fact, the injuries are severe enough that the Browns are even getting ready to bring back Brett Ratliff.

Cleveland Browns Head Coach Eric Mangini spoke of the possibility of starting McCoy saying, " Sometimes opportunity knocks and if you get the opportunity, you've got to be ready to seize it." "McCoy's played a lot of games, not at this level, but in college and he's been in the system for quite some time. I'd expect him to seize it and to capitalize on it and play very well."

Should Wallace or Delhomme not start, McCoy will get the job with Ratliff as his backup.


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