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Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

Posted on: August 16, 2011 11:29 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Over the summer, NFL players weren't allowed to contact with coaching staffs. So many of them turned to other tutors in order to beef up on their respective offenses. Nothing weird about that.

But that doesn't make it any less interesting to hear that Browns quarterback Colt McCoy sought out Brett Favre for advice.

"Since I couldn’t get coached, it was a great opportunity to pick the brain of a guy who’s played in the [West Coast] system for 20 years,” McCoy said via a Browns spokesman, per Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. "It was a chance for me to get a lot of questions answered. We worked on footwork, progressions, reads and things like that. It was definitely a positive trip."

At this point Favre's name, in any non-retirement context, strikes fear into the hearts of NFL fans and scribes across the land. But McCoy's decision to chat with the future Hall-of-Famer actually makes a lot of sense.

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For starters, Favre built his legacy under Browns president Mike Holmgren when the mustachioed legend coached the Packers. Favre is Holmgren's guy and Favre knows the system that coach Pat Shurmur is installing under the regime.

Shurmur had tremendous success with Sam Bradford, developing him into one of the more prolific rookie passers in NFL history. That wasn't because Bradford spent the year chunking the ball down the field either; he dinked-and-dunked his way to 3,512 passing yards and an NFL rookie-record 354 completions (on an also-rookie-record 590 attempts).

While McCoy is a different QB than either Favre or Bradford, he's still a talented young man who flashed plenty of promise his rookie year in the West Coast offense.

And if he wants to improve on an already pretty good shot at repeating his 2010 success, he's certainly making a smart move by seeking out the advice of the people who best understand the offense he's charged with running.

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 13, 2011 11:39 pm
 

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

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Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: September 5, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

I could definitely see him as an assitant coach for the Browns. 




Since: Nov 24, 2009
Posted on: August 17, 2011 9:13 am
 

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

werdnawarrior....Have you forgotten that Aaron Rodgers spent several years under Favre's tuteledge? It's amazing what people forget in a short time. Rodgers isn't a rookie or 2nd year player, and looks like he could easily be a better and smarter QB than Farvre but time will tell. Additionally Favre has no obligation what-so-ever to help Rodgers or anyone else for that matter.



Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: August 17, 2011 3:22 am
 

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

So Favre doesn't help out Aaron Rodgers but he helps out Colt McCoy?

It's a trap.




Since: Dec 13, 2009
Posted on: August 17, 2011 12:36 am
 

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

I don't like favre but love this move by McCoy.  He doesn't have the arm that many starting qb's do, but he's smart, makes quick decisions, is accurate, and has a long history of winning.  Hopefully the receivers mature into a serviceable bunch.  Go Browns! 



Since: Jan 22, 2010
Posted on: August 16, 2011 11:45 pm
 

Colt McCoy worked with Brett Favre this offseason

Dude,..Brett is one of the top 5 QB`s off all time. He had a knack for making amazing plays when his team was down. I`ll give it to you that he has made some bad plays,...but who hasn`t? All time leader in many QB catagories. Your post is nonsense.You act as if he was mediocre.You hate farve,..i get it,..but he was the greatest playmaker QB of all time. Run and tell that,,... homeboy!!


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