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McCoy's dad angry at Browns; NFL 'will review'

Posted on: December 9, 2011 2:18 pm
Edited on: December 9, 2011 8:07 pm
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By Will Brinson

On Friday's podcast, Ryan Wilson and I wondered whether or not Browns quarterback Colt McCoy should have re-entered the game against the Steelers on Thursday night (a contest Cleveland would ultimately lose anyway).

We weren't the only ones curious -- McCoy's father believes his son "never should've gone back in the game" and the Browns never checked the quarterback for a concussion on the sideline.

"He never should've gone back in the game,'' Brad McCoy told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. "He was basically out [cold] after the hit. You could tell by the rigidity of his body as he was laying there. There were a lot of easy symptoms that should've told them he had a concussion. He was nauseated and he didn't know who he was. From what I could see, they didn't test him for a concussion on the sidelines. They looked at his [left hand.''

CBSSports.com reached out to the Browns first thing on Friday morning for a comment on the decision to put McCoy back in the game but as of this writing hadn't heard back.

An NFL spokesman told CBSSports.com that "We will review [the decision] with the team." The league would not speculate on any potential disciplinary outcomes for Cleveland based on the findings of their sideline medical evaluation.


Our initial decision to inquire about the decision to the team stemmed from a report that the Browns public relations team asked reporters to not use flashes on their cameras during McCoy's press conference. McCoy's father pointed to that as a problem as well.

"After the game, the [public relations staff] made sure Colt's interview was brief and he couldn't face the lights in his press conference,'' Brad said. "The TV lights and the stadium lights were killing him. Why would you say he was fine? That makes it even worse.''

The NFL's review of this incident will be interesting. According to Brad McCoy, his son told him that he didn't remember losing the game or playing in

"I wouldn't have put him back in the game," Browns coach Pat Shurmer said when asked about whether or not McCoy exhibited concussion symptoms. "I definitely don't want to put a player out there that's putting himself at risk if we know it.''

According to Shurmur, per Cabot, McCoy didn't begin exhibiting concussion symptoms until he was "leaving the locker room." Shurmur now says the Browns are "proceeding" as if McCoy has a concussion but insists that the Browns didn't know about it when he returned to the game.

"I feel very confident that if he wasn't able to play we would have stopped him," Shurmur said. "I can assure everyone that we followed protocol."

Shurmur also said that McCoy told the Browns coach "I'm ready to go" and added that he understood Brad McCoy's stance since Shurmur is also the father of a young quarterback.

Now seems like a good a time as any to remind folks that the NFL should look into researching and developing a sideline, handheld and objective concussion test.

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Since: Apr 4, 2009
Posted on: December 10, 2011 11:30 am
 

McCoy's dad angry at Browns; NFL 'will review'

His Dad didnt pull him from the National Champioship.  The fact that he couldnt hit the side of a barn cuz his thumb was numb made that decision.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2011 11:28 am
 

McCoy's dad angry at Browns; NFL 'will review'

Cleveland has a long history of not faring about their players health.  If you want to play football, don't go to Cleveland.  If you want a staff infection or to be thrown to the wolves while concussed, then Cleveland is for you.  That place almost killed Winslow and LaCharles Bentley.  If you care about your health at all, NEVER play for Cleveland.


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Since: Dec 10, 2011
Posted on: December 10, 2011 11:24 am
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Since: Oct 11, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 10:24 am
 

McCoy's dad angry at Browns; NFL 'will review'

I am not sure WHAT the BROWNS were thinking.
To put winning a game ahead of a player safety is NOT the protocol.

As a Ravens fan, I was hoping for a Brownies win (Heck of a goal line stand)
....but to risk the well being of a player to get it?

And this organization wonders why no one wants to play there?




Since: Jan 27, 2009
Posted on: December 10, 2011 10:23 am
 

McCoy's dad angry at Browns; NFL 'will review'


I have to agree with you 100%.  What the heck is wrong with Colt's dad speaking up?  Somebody has to do it.  Apparently the Browns are incapable of being responsible toward their players and protecting them from further harm. 

Shurmur was on the tube last night saying that as a father of a HS QB he agreed with Colts father

BUT WAIT. Anyone else smell the hypocricy? Wasnt Shurmur the one that sent Colt back in when he should of been getting checked out for a concussion? The guy talks out both sides of his mouth at the same time

 



Since: Jun 10, 2010
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:58 am
 

McCoy's dad angry at Browns; NFL 'will review'

Same Dad tht pulled his son from the National Championship game.



Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:53 am
 

McCoy's dad angry at Browns; NFL 'will review'

Bad call on the browns part. He should have been sidelined for the rest of the game.



Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:45 am
 

McCoy's dad angry at Browns; NFL 'will review'

I have to agree with you 100%.  What the heck is wrong with Colt's dad speaking up?  Somebody has to do it.  Apparently the Browns are incapable of being responsible toward their players and protecting them from further harm. 



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:16 am
 

McCoy's dad angry at Browns; NFL 'will review'

In this day and age, with athletes dropping dead on the fields in high school, college, etc.  the "weak" comments seem to be coming from you! Agents are there to make them money, not tell the team whether or not their player is injured.  And um, wasn't it Michael Jacksons "doctor" that eventually killed him?  Those doctors and agents are there for the team, they don't care about the players, you hear that all the time,  Moronic comments dude...



Since: Dec 23, 2007
Posted on: December 10, 2011 9:14 am
 

McCoy's dad angry at Browns; NFL 'will review'

Play the game.. or go find another line for work.. this ain't touch football..


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