What's a young quarterback to do when he is locked out of his team's training facility and he wants to improve the offense?
Visit Brett Favre.
That's what Browns quarterback Colt McCoy as a way to learn more about the West Coast Offense. McCoy traveled to Mississippi, Hattiesburg to be exact to visit with the former NFL signal caller.
“This summer I was just really trying to soak in as much information as I could and we were working hard having camps and things like that," said McCoy. "You can’t be around your coaches, so I just found a way to get a hold of Brett and was able to spend a couple days with him in Mississippi. He’s an outstanding guy, we had a blast and I learned a lot so I was thankful for him being open to me to even coming down there. That was the first time we met and it was a lot of fun.”
Did Favre help to slow down the high powered West Coast offense? “Well so far nothing has been easy," said McCoy.
"I will tell you that. There is a lot to learn and a lot to grow. I think he helped me a lot on some things. I had a list of questions and wasn’t able to ask my coach. I had the playbook and I had some tape, but if you can go down and ask him, ‘Okay versus this, what call do you make here? You see a pressure, can you make a call, can you adjust?’ Those are the things that we talked about, same questions that I would ask the coach. Now that I am here and I am getting coached every day, we are way passed that, but during that time Brett was very helpful,” said McCoy.
McCoy gets his second start of the pre-season Friday night against the Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns Stadium.