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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
 
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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Comments

Since: Dec 11, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 6:20 pm
 

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

I am wondering if you have ever witnessed any of the players that suffered and died as a result of the frequent concussions they received while playing the game.<br /><br />No amount of money can compensate for the well-being of a player after football.  Were it to happened to you or someone you hold dear, your outlook would be different, I am sure!




Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 6:18 pm
 

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

Duh which way did he go? McCoy needs to retire with that dead bowl arm, and after that hit, one wore should knock him silly. Sorrry kid, You ain't the Mannings or Detmers. 




Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 6:13 pm
 

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

thug idiot? 

I'd say you are the idiot!  Doubt you even watched what the game to see the hit.  Deion Sanders gave a pretty good explantion of why that hit should have never been flagged and no fine is warranted. 




Since: Aug 20, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:36 pm
 

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

the business of football. The front office has little concern for the players. They use and abuse them until they have nothing left then cut them. If I was an underpaid player I would sit out until I got paid. Think about a player who has a 4 year 20 mil contract. After his 2nd year the team is not happy with the player's on field performance. The team cuts the player. That player will get no more money. But he had a contract!!!!!! If the teams do not need to honor the contracts why should the players?


Except for the fact that part of the contract language is that the team can terminate the contract, and the player signs the contract knowing full well that they can be cut at anytime, and "all" that they get are the millions of dollars from their signing bonus.  If a player can get that written into the contract from their employer, good for them, but I wouldn't hold your breath.  That would be like the player agreeing to contract language that allows the team to reduce his salary if he doesn't play well.  Not going to happen.

Stop defending the players - they're rich as hell, and they have no room to whine. 



Since: Jul 19, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:36 pm
 

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

I understand that football concussions are a serious matter that can be taken lightly by team physicians. Dad needs to stay out of it. He is the one that pulled him out of the BCS championship game in order to preserve his NFL career. Part of sports is playing hurt. Just ask any professional or college athelete. Man up or get out. Guess he ought to explain to the Browns that if he gets hit he can't play.



Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:33 pm
 

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

Harrison is a brutal moshing machine and McCoy "scrambling" to his left & downfield standing upright is obviously not smart.  It`s not two hand touch or flag football and any...and I mean ANY NFL LB worth a damn dreams of any QB drifting to his side and not sliding to the turf.  Harrison has been singled out by the league while other defensive players aren`t even looked at.  Don`t blame the Steelers for McCoy coming back in.  If the NFL smart it would contract the Browns again since they suck soooo bad.



Since: Aug 7, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:16 pm
 

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

Do you think Harrison intentionally tries to hurt people?
I do.  It's pretty friggin' obvious to anyone who isn't a Steelers fan.

Of COURSE he does.....he's admitted as much.

''I don't want to injure anybody,'' Harrison said following Pittsburgh's 28-10 victory. ''There's a big difference between being hurt and being injured. You get hurt, you shake it off and come back the next series or the next game. I try to hurt people.''





Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:06 pm
 

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

Do you think Harrison intentionally tries to hurt people?
I do.  It's pretty friggin' obvious to anyone who isn't a Steelers fan.



Since: Apr 7, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:04 pm
 

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

once a thug, always a thug.  there is nothing that says

he has a right to play in the nfl.  with that, suspension

without pay is warranted.  maybe he'll realize the difference

between being a thug or maybe he just can't play with the

really good players who know sportsmanship.




Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:04 pm
 

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

the business of football. The front office has little concern for the players. They use and abuse them until they have nothing left then cut them. If I was an underpaid player I would sit out until I got paid. Think about a player who has a 4 year 20 mil contract. After his 2nd year the team is not happy with the player's on field performance. The team cuts the player. That player will get no more money. But he had a contract!!!!!! If the teams do not need to honor the contracts why should the players? 


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