When Alabama fans last saw Brad McCoy, he was escorting son Colt out of the Rose Bowl locker room following half time at the BCS title game. Colt obviously didn’t play the second half against Bama and his dad caught a bit of flak about it.
Well, Colt has moved on to the Cleveland Browns and dad his still around:
I’ve been told that McCoy’s fate as a former starter was sealed when his father sounded off about the club’s handling of his concussion in the Pittsburgh game on Dec. 8.
I was told at the time that Brad McCoy’s comments meant the end of McCoy in Cleveland, but I didn’t believe it then.
The comments did not drive the pursuit of a new quarterback, but I believe they contributed to McCoy’s demise.
I will have more to say about McCoy’s rather stunning demise at a later date.
We haven’t seen a dad this involved in the NFL since ol’ Archie Manning said son Eli wasn’t playing in San Diego.
I’m not sure I buy this. I think it all goes back to whether the Browns think McCoy can play or not. If he can, they wouldn’t care who his dad is. If he can’t, they’ll just use his dad as an excuse.