Browns Will Likely Start Rookie QB Colt McCoy Versus Steelers
Nothing like bringing a plastic spoon to a gun fight, but that looks exactly like what will happen when the Steelers host the Cleveland Browns this upcoming Sunday. Early reports suggest that the Browns will start rookie 3rd round draft pick Colt McCoy at quarterback as both Seneca Wallace and Jake Delhomme are down with high ankle sprains on Monday and Wallace and Delhomme both underwent MRI's today. Things are so bad that the Browns were forced to sign former backup quarterback Brett Ratliff off the Patriots practice squad, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Starting a rookie QB will put more pressure on the Browns running game to carry the load against a Steelers defense that has only allowed an average of 62.3 yards a game thus far in 2010. That is tops in the NFL. The Steelers are coming off of their week 5 bye week and welcome back quarterback Ben Roethlisberger from his four game suspension.
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