Could this character be the starting quarterback for the Browns when they face the Steelers on Sunday?
According to reports out of Cleveland on Monday, rookie Colt McCoy starting against the Steelers sounds like a definite possibility due to first and second-stringers Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace both facing high-ankle sprains. The Browns are so thin at the position that they've signed Brett Ratliff from the Patriots' practice squad to serve as McCoy's presumed backup on Sunday.
Browns coach Eric Mangini did not rule out the team signing another quarterback between now and then, while saying of McCoy, "Sometimes opportunity knocks and if so, you have to seize it.''
The Browns are currently 1-4 and last in the AFC North following a 20-10 loss to Atlanta yesterday. Their passing attack ranks 21st in the NFL at 198.6 yards/game, while Peyton Hillis has run for 350 yards so far this season to lead the ground game. Former Patriots TE Ben Watson is the team's leading pass-catcher with 23 receptions.
The Steelers (3-1) and Browns meet Sunday at 1 PM at Heinz Field, with the two teams facing a massive mismatch at the QB position. Sunday will be Ben Roethlisberger's return to NFL regular-season game action for the first time since a 30-24 win over Miami on January 3.