Saturday, August 13, 2011
Colt McCoy sharp in preseason debut
By James Walker
CLEVELAND -- Browns second-year quarterback Colt McCoy got off to a fast start to his 2011 preseason. McCoy led Cleveland's first-team offense to two touchdown drives in the first half Saturday night against the defending champion Green Bay Packers.
Cleveland's first touchdown -- a pretty, 27-yard pass to receiver Josh Cribbs -- was against Green Bay's starting defense in the first quarter. The Browns' second touchdown was against the Packers' backups in the second quarter. McCoy played three offensive drives total and finished 9-of-10 for 135 yards and a touchdown.
Green Bay counterpart Aaron Rodgers also played well in limited action. He had two drives and finished 6-of-8 for 74 yards and a touchdown. Rodgers connected with Packers receiver Greg Jennings for a 21-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter.
The Packers lead the Browns, 17-14, at halftime.