Thursday, October 21, 2010

Colt McCoy survived the Steleers and should have easier time this week

Before the Steelers game I feared for Colt McCoy's life (see post here).  Turns out he only got one of his WRs Massquoi killed by James Harrison).  He was making his NFL debut aginst possibly the best defense in the league with a bunch of LBs wanting to take his head off.

Turns out he did quite a commendable job. His numbers aren't bad:
32 Att, 23 Comp, 283 yds, 1 TD, 2 INTs, QB rating 83.2

We've certaintly seen worse.  He also perfomed quite well under pressure (8 Att, 6 Comp, 63 yds, 1 TD, 0 INTs, QB rating 137).  Pittsburgh had an ordinary day in terms of pass rush (15th ranking) and the Browns O-line did quite a commendable job (3 sacks, 2 additonal sacks were Colts fault, 2 QB hits, 6 QB pressures).  The effort by the O-line is even more commendable considering they are ranked 20th for pass protection.

This week he has been named the starter against New Orleans.  Based on his effort last week he probably deserves it.  New Orleans are currently ranked last in pass rush so he should have some time this week to show us what he can do.  Now that he has his first game under his belt.

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