May 6, 2015

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Pat Shurmur adamant Browns followed medical procedure on Colt McCoy

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BEREA — Coach Pat Shurmur wouldn’t budge. Faced Monday with a second day of questions about the handling of quarterback Colt McCoy’s concussion Thursday night, Shurmur stuck with his statement from Friday that the Browns followed protocol before allowing McCoy to re-enter the 14-3 loss to Pittsburgh. But he refused to answer questions about the Read More…

James Harrison says McCoy hit doesn’t warrant a suspension

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PITTSBURGH — James Harrison hasn’t heard from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker doesn’t expect to either, though he might be the only one. The 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year remains adamant he did nothing wrong during his violent hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy in last Thursday’s 14-3 Pittsburgh Read More…

Browns coach Pat Shurmur defends team, but won’t answer if QB Colt McCoy had concussion test

BEREA – Browns coach Pat Shurmur again this afternoon defended the team’s handling of quarterback Colt McCoy’s concussion Thursday night in a loss to Pittsburgh, but refused to answer when asked whether McCoy was administered the standard concussion test before re-entering the game. McCoy took a hit to the head from Steelers linebacker James Harrison Read More…

Browns QB Colt McCoy not at practice after suffering concussion

BEREA – Browns quarterback Colt McCoy wasn’t on the field for practice this morning in the 10 minutes open to the media. He suffered a concussion Thursday night in the 14-3 loss to Pittsburgh but finished the game. He took a helmet-to-helmet shot from Steelers linebacker James Harrison. Coach Pat Shurmur said Friday that McCoy Read More…

Colt McCoy concussion discussion continues

The Browns had a rare Sunday off, but couldn’t escape the NFL’s spotlight. Multiple pregame shows focused on the Browns’ decision to allow quarterback Colt McCoy to return to the game Thursday night after suffering a concussion in the 14-3 loss to the Steelers. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported the league’s initial review determined the team’s Read More…

Should Colt McCoy have played? Browns coach Pat Shurmur defends decision, says no one knew quarterback had a concussion

BEREA — Quarterback Colt McCoy returned to the game Thursday night despite suffering a concussion on a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit from Steelers linebacker James Harrison. That violates the NFL’s strict policy regarding concussions, but coach Pat Shurmur vigorously defended the team’s handling of the situation. He said McCoy didn’t exhibit concussion symptoms until after the Read More…

Browns coach Pat Shurmur defends team’s handling of Colt McCoy’s concussion

BEREA – Browns coach Pat Shurmur defended this afternoon the way he and the medical staff handled quarterback Colt McCoy and the decision to put him back in the game Thursday night after he took a helmet-to-facemask hit from Steelers linebacker James Harrison late in the fourth quarter. Shurmur said McCoy didn’t exhibit concussion symptoms Read More…

Was last night the beginning of the end for Colt McCoy?

NFL Network viewers tuned in Thursday to watch a classic Rust Belt rivalry between the Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers. As a bonus, they also saw the beginning of the end of Colt McCoy’s tenure as Cleveland’s starting quarterback. McCoy threw two terrible interceptions, including one in the end zone that could have been the Read More…

Browns’ mistakes again cost them a chance at a big upset vs. Steelers

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PITTSBURGH — Safety Mike Adams thought the Browns “had ’em” after his fourth-quarter interception. Receiver Mohamed Massaquoi had “no doubt” the Browns were going to capitalize on the pick and score the winning touchdown in front of the giant ketchup bottle. Receiver/kick returner Joshua Cribbs “felt the fear the Steelers had.” None of it mattered. Read More…

Browns come close, but mistakes costly in another loss to Steelers

PITTSBURGH — Safety Mike Adams thought the Browns “had ’em” after his fourth-quarter interception. Receiver Mohamed Massaquoi had “no doubt” the Browns were going to capitalize on the pick and score the winning touchdown in front of the giant ketchup bottle. Receiver/kick returner Joshua Cribbs “felt the fear the Steelers had.” None of it mattered. Read More…