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Game Ball of the Week: Colt McCoy

"Talk to the hand."
"Talk to the hand."

"I just leave with a helpless feeling," McCoy said. "It’s tough. It’s tough. We had our opportunities and we should have won the game, more than one time. You just kind of scratch your head and wonder where all of this bad luck is coming from and why."

Despite the lack of touchdowns on the board, everything seemed set for Colt McCoy to lead the Cleveland Browns to victory in what I believe was his best performance of the season. McCoy felt helpless after the game, but the Browns were not helpless when it came to moving the ball on offense thanks to him.

The Rams were already depleted at the cornerback position heading into the game, and they lost two more players after that. A case could be made that McCoy only performed well under those circumstances, but I would beg to differ.

In a game where the wind was blowing heavily, McCoy completed 20-of-27 passes for 218 yards. He finished without a touchdown pass or interception. When I talk about McCoy being more accurate, this is exactly the type of performance I am talking about. He even added in a nice 50+ yard throw just before the end of the first half, which set up another Cleveland field goal.

I did have a couple of complaints about McCoy, which I will address in my full game review later today. Overall, the framework I saw from him was much more in line with what my expectations were heading into this season. The fact that the running game was a little better and a lot more creativity was involved in the playcalling certainly helped matters. McCoy faces a tougher test in the secondary this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, so let's see how things go.