Browns rookie QB Colt McCoy was to work with the first-team offense on Wednesday, head coach Eric Mangini said, according to multiple media outlets. McCoy was to get a "decent amount" of snaps with the first team, Mangini said, according to reports.
Either McCoy or Jake Delhomme will start Sunday at Cincinnati, Mangini said Monday. An answer on whom will be the starter could come Thursday, Mangini indicated Wednesday, according to multiple media outlets.
McCoy, who has completed 81-of-127 passes for 975 yards with three TDs and three interceptions in 2010, has missed the last three games with a high-ankle sprain. Delhomme has started all three games in his absence and has led Cleveland to two wins. However, he struggled at Buffalo on Sunday, completing 12-of-20 passes for just 86 yards with no TDs and an interception. He also lost a fumble.
The way we see it
McCoy has played well in his five starts this season, and he is the logical choice at quarterback on Sunday and for the rest of the season if he is healthy. McCoy has taken better care of the ball (three turnovers, compared to Delhomme's eight in 4½ games) and brings a playmaking flair to an offense that needs it. McCoy is averaging 7.7 yards per attempt, compared to 5.9 for Delhomme.