Like Colt McCoy is the first person to be told one thing by his company and then have them do something else. There are tons of people in every job in every field that would love to only get "screwed over" like poor Colt (for a lot less money).
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Colt McCoy’s season ended with him being blown into LaLa Land by the cheap shot of Pittsburgh Steelers headhunter James Harrison.
Five months later, the sad truth is McCoy’s mind and emotions appear to be still frazzled. With good reason.
In his first comments since the Browns tried to trade for Robert Griffin III, inquired about the availability of Sam Bradford, and then drafted Brandon Weeden with the 22nd pick of the first round, McCoy sounded, frankly, defeated.
He tried to put up a good front, espousing the team-first attitude that makes him such a likeable guy and teammate. But you could see the hurt on his face and hear it in his voice, which cracked slightly on a few occasions. He is a real sympathetic figure now – another victim of the unforgiving machine that chews up quarterbacks in Cleveland.
I know pro football is a harsh business and no player is guaranteed anything. But McCoy’s last nine months have been a supreme test of character. He was given no offensive support on the field, had his concussion in the Pittsburgh game severely mishandled, and now is clinging to a disingenuous promise of a “fair” shot at keeping his old job even when the GM is saying “we want Brandon to be our guy.”