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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.'' 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 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: Sep 28, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:58 pm

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

Oh and one last thing, Harrison DOES intentionally try to hurt people. Watch him position himself for the LUNGE he took at the kid, a form tackle must be something that thug idiot had never heard of. Trying to put the crown of the helmet through a man's face is intentional and illegal. SUSPENSION!

Since: Sep 28, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:55 pm

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

As a Browns fan I am apalled at the fact that these coaches were so ignorant as to letting this kid finish the game. This was not like Ben limping around all game, this was an obvious concussion situation. These coaches cost them the game, or at least a shot at making the score a bit closer. Seneca Wallace has come in twice in two weeks for McCoy due to a bang up injury and completed a pass only to be pulled. The excessive hits McCoy has had to take due to the poor blocking and horrendous play calling is ludacris to say the least. Shurmer is out of his goard if he thinks he can run this team and the OC responsibilities. Tom Heckertt was on the pre game locally talking about Super Bowl champs using this method, only he is mistaken to think that Shurmer is at any caliber with those coaches. Sean Payton does it, but he also has a team he knows how to use properly. Mike Holmgren of all people should have known that Cleveland has had no success with inexperienced coaches and made a better effort to bring in someone with head coaching credentials. Colt McCoy was sacrificed by Shurmer last night, and for what? He lost us the game over the decision to put McCoy back in the game. Yes McCoy threw the INT, but from what you saw in the grounding call the kid was out of his mind and scared to death. These are easily made decisions that show the lack of experience, the lack of intelligence and common sense of this staff. How can this kid be the future when he's being destroyed? Between the Hillis issue and the way they are treating Colt, I almost think they want them to look bad so that the front office can try to look like heroes and get "thier" guys. Cleveland finally has a QB with potential and the coaching staff and management are going to blow it, YET AGAIN! Mike Holmgren is a dictator, he is arrogant, and he is all BIG no SHOW. How did that trust you put into those wr's work out for ya? Or that RB converted to WR that served a year suspension in his last year of college work out for ya? This is just another debacle in the city of Cleveland and I am one fan who is disguted by it. I wish McCoy the best. More than his Oline does 

Since: Dec 17, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:53 pm

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

OK're an azzhole!!! Do you think Harrison intentionally tries to hurt people? You are basically telling someone to take him out for good.

I hope you momma is proud of you.  

Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:53 pm

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

100 % right !!!

Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:50 pm

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

The decision should solely be on a medical professional. You don't play in the NFL if you're not a competitor. Most any competitor wants to be on the field helping his team - period - regardless of pain, fan sentiments or reputation. This is good and bad - for obvious reasons.
Yes it should. Each team should have a Doctor on the sidelines, not a team doctor but a league assigned Doctor. Team Doctors would probably be pressured into putting players in that shouldn't be put in. So the decision should be taken completely out of a team's hands.

Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:47 pm

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

One well placed hit to the knee with the crown of the helmet by an offensive lineman and Harrison's career would be over,no more cheap shots

Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:41 pm

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

The public likes to rip parents for interferring in the careers of players, but if McCoy's dad doesn't speak out then the kid is hung out by the Browns.  They mishandled a player that was drafted to be the franchise quarterback, putting McCoy and the organization at risk.  How stupid are NFL head coaches?  They want us to believe they are in control of all decisions on gameday, they are pathetic !!  But the NFL isn't without blame; they make millions, why not have a doctor paid by the league on each sideline to evaluate players that come out of games on hits like this.  Love watching pro football but don't want to be watching the next time there is a Tatum hit and someone's life is ruined.

Since: Oct 29, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:29 pm

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

Bad decision by the Browns to put him back in. Wallace just completed a nice pass and they were on the doorstep. Then McCoy comes back and with a grounding call, then makes a poor pass, intercepted, game over. Don't know why the coaching staff wanted to kill the momentum and take a chance with a player that was certainly injured and possibly expose him to more of the same.

Since: Jun 29, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:22 pm

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

Put a dress on the QB and his dad. Football is not fishing. Goodness sake!

Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:22 pm

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

Dad we got beat by a one legged man...WAAAAHHHHHHH!!! My daughter wont date LOSERS!

No, instead your daughter will get raped or assaulted by their QB. Undecided

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