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

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.

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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.

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