Second-year Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy is slowly becoming more familiar with the new 'West Coast offense'.
Following Wednesday's practice session in Berea, new Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said “I think it’s a gradual improvement that you’re seeing, but we all have better days than others."
Shurmur went on. "You can see the improvement daily. As people watching the sport whether you’re coaching it, reporting on it or a fan of the sport it’s easy in the quarterback position to focus on maybe a play or two. Whether it’s great or good. As coaches, we’re looking for consistency."
"It’s always the case and I don’t know what it is about football, but there’s times when you walk off the field and say, ‘Boy that was a great practice.’ Then you go and watch the tape and it was just an ok practice and vice versa because you focus on a play or two. Same thing on the other side, there’s times when you walk off the field and say, ‘My goodness that was horrible we couldn’t even get out of the huddle.’ Then you go back and look at it and say, ‘There was a lot of good stuff in there.’ That’s what happens and we’re all watching the same stuff all the time now 24/7. Everyone once in awhile you can draw those conclusions, ” said Shurmur.
But, Shurmur says the second-year quarterback out of the University of Texas is “As much as he can be in Day 10 or whatever day of camp this is. It’s starting to smooth out for him. When you’re talking about quarterbacks you talk about where the game slows down. Guys are struggling to see things. Everything’s fast and it’s just a blur of colors. As they get comfortable with what they’re doing it slows down they see it real clean and they execute.”
The Browns begin the pre-season on Saturday night in Downtown Cleveland at Browns Stadium against the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Green Bay Packers. Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm.