Reporting Matt Loede
CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Colt McCoy story is still going to be one to watch for the Browns during their upcoming camp to start the season.
Many still feel that he is not even going to be with the team, and that having him on the roster is only going to cause an issue and maybe even stunt the growth of first round pick QB Brandon Weeden.
That’s not the way McCoy sees it, and he said as much to the Abilene Reporter-News in Texas, where he’s at this week running a youth football camp.
“I really like Cleveland,” McCoy said to the paper. “I’ve always been a guy that wants to finish what he starts.”
McCoy went on to tell the paper that he wants a shot to compete with Weeden to be the starter, as well as Seneca Wallace for the shot to be the backup.
The QB says that he’s ready to give it everything he can to be on the team and to be in the mix to be a part of the franchise’s plans.
“That’s part of my nature,” McCoy said. “You’re getting everything I have, whether that’s working, preparing, studying or practicing. Unfortunately, a lot of things are out of my control. The main thing for me is not to worry about those things I can’t control.
“I have to go in, do my job and have high character and compete my tail off, if the opportunity’s available. Other than that, there’s not much you can do. So that’s what I try to do every day.”
McCoy says that the amount of coaching and the different directions he has been pulled in during his short time with the Browns has been tough on him to get settled in.
“It’s been a rough ride thus far,” McCoy said. “We’ve had our ups and downs. I’ve had three [offensive] coordinators going into my third year. Two head coaches in two years. There’s been some ups and downs and things you have to fight through. Most are things out of your control.
“But for me, I would just like a little consistency. I love the town. I love the fans. I think they truly deserve a winning football team. That’s what I want to do. I want to be there for the ride of turning that thing around. We’ll see what happens.”