Browns' Shurmur says McCoy is getting better

The Cleveland Browns still don't know if Colt McCoy is the long-term answer at quarterback for a franchise that has not had long-term consistency at the position since re-entering the NFL in 1999.

But Browns coach Pat Shurmur said Monday that McCoy's play the past two games against St. Louis and Jacksonville is a marked improvement. McCoy is completing a combined 72.5 percent in the past two game and his passer rating has been in the 90s in both games.

"That's good," Shurmur told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "[McCoy and the receivers] are getting more and more comfortable with each other. The timing is important and the practices have been really efficient."

Granted, the 2011 versions of the Rams and Jaguars aren't exactly the reincarnation of the '85 Bears, but improvement is improvement and duly noted for a franchise that can use any signs of encouragement it can get.

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