Pat Shurmur Says Browns 'Moving Forward' With Colt McCoy As Quarterback

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 19: Starting quarterback Colt McCoy #12 and head coach Pat Shurmur of the Cleveland Browns wait for a challenge ruling from the officials during the second quarter against the Detroit Lionsat Cleveland Browns Stadium on August 19, 2011 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Browns head coach Pat Shurmur addressed the media at the owners' meetings, and he indicated the Browns plan to move forward with Colt McCoy as their quarterback.

The Cleveland Browns are "moving forward" with Colt McCoy as their quarterback, according to head coach Pat Shurmur. The coach spoke with the media Tuesday morning at the NFL's owner meetings in Palm Beach, and it appears there will be no open competition between McCoy and last year's backup, Seneca Wallace. While he may be moving forward, his quotes weren't exactly a ringing endorsement:

Via Cleveland.com:

"At this point, he's our quarterback,'' said Shurmur. "We're looking forward to him being our guy and I'm looking forward to seeing him improve. We believe he has a chance to be a fine player in this league.''

Shumur also indicated that he's looking forward to working with McCoy over a full offseason, and establishing greater chemistry with healthier receivers. But it's still an equivocation and he did not completely rule out the Browns drafting a quarterback in next month's draft.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Browns, check out Dawgs By Nature, SB Nation's Browns blog. For all your NFL news as the offseason progresses and the draft approaches, visit SB Nation's NFL news hub.

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