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Colt McCoy sent home with concussion, out Sunday

Posted on: December 16, 2011 1:48 pm
 
By Will Brinson

The Browns are taking a more cautious approach with McCoy this week. (Getty Images)

Browns quarterback Colt McCoy took a nasty hit from Steelers linebacker James Harrison on Thursday of Week 14 (Harrison was suspended a game for the hit and his appeal was denied Friday) and the concussion he suffered when Harrison decleated him was the subject of a major controversy because the Browns allowed him to return.

There won't be any controversy this week, as McCoy was seen leaving practice in his pickup truck on Friday. The Browns sent the quarterback home with concussion symptoms for the fourth time this week and have ruled the quarterback out for Sunday's game.

Backup Seneca Wallace, who's completed 100 percent of his passes this season, will get the start for Cleveland, who's looking to avoid a four-game losing streak when they travel to Arizona on Sunday.

McCoy won't even make the trip to Arizona, Browns coach Pat Shurmur said, and that's a good thing. As much flak as the Browns (rightfully) received for missing McCoy's concussion on a pretty obvious play, they deserve credit for making sure that their erstwhile franchise quarterback isn't being rushed back out on the field.

Additionally, the Browns announced that tight end Ben Watson, who's suffered three concussions this season, was going on injured reserve, ending his season.


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Comments

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: December 17, 2011 12:01 pm
 

Colt McCoy sent home with concussion, out Sunday

And, there you have it papa McCoy. Your little boy will be home for Christmas (and probably New Year's too) so you won't have to worry about the big, bad Brownies putting little McCoy in harms way.  My vote is they trade or drop him from the team altogether and not have to worry about his Dad's mouth speaking out against their future play (him) judgement.   Happy Holidays to the McCoy family!
You're a fucking idiot. It's a good thing his father said something and fans like me and others spoke up against the Browns, or else they wouldn't have been forced to act with common sense.  They, after all, put him back in the game with that obvious concussion in the first place.

My favorite pro wrestler growing up was Bret Hart.  He got a concussion and kept wrestling, and the guy's career was over because of it and he is a shell of what he once was.  In fact for the longest time he couldn't even really speak, but he rehabbed hard and now he sort of can I guess.

I loved watching Muhammad Ali fight, and now I look at what he is as well.

For you to actually want that type of thing to happen to people makes you a colossal dick.  The rest of us don't live our lives with this "JUST BLEEEED" mentality.  We like other people and don't want to see people turn into cripples.  This stuff is just entertainment to me, there is no higher purpose to it.  Nobody needs to get maimed or suffer for life just so I can enjoy a half an hour more on a Sunday.



Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2011 5:58 pm
 

Colt McCoy sent home with concussion, out Sunday

It would be nice if the Browns would get Colt McCoy some weapons to work with. You can make the argument that the Browns have the worst set of Wr's in the NFL. Someone really screwed up letting him back in the game last week.



Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posted on: December 16, 2011 4:46 pm
 

Colt McCoy sent home with concussion, out Sunday

I bet they wish they still had Delhomme



Since: Sep 21, 2010
Posted on: December 16, 2011 3:53 pm
 

Colt McCoy sent home with concussion, out Sunday

And, there you have it papa McCoy. Your little boy will be home for Christmas (and probably New Year's too) so you won't have to worry about the big, bad Brownies putting little McCoy in harms way.  My vote is they trade or drop him from the team altogether and not have to worry about his Dad's mouth speaking out against their future play (him) judgement.   Happy Holidays to the McCoy family!



Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: December 16, 2011 2:48 pm
 

Colt McCoy sent home with concussion, out Sunday

Wow, this team is in dire straights!  Looks like another 4 or 5 win season once again.  Just can't seem to do anything right to get over the hump.  Picking 6th, 7th or 8th in the draft once again Browns fans.  Are you getting excited?


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