Colt McCoy went to Brett Favre for tutoring
Perhaps there is a coaching future for Brett Favre.
He certainly shared some of his expertise during the offseason as Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Browns quarterback Colt McCoy sought out the retired gunslinger for some help during the NFL lockout.
With the Browns transitioning to a West Coast scheme under the team’s new coaching staff, McCoy figured Favre was as good of a person as any to pick the brain of for information on the offense. McCoy called him up and Favre agreed with the men spending about four days together going over the ins and outs of the scheme.
"Since I couldn't get coached, it was a great opportunity to pick the brains of a guy who's played in this system for 20 years," McCoy said through a team spokesperson. "It was a chance for me to get a lot of questions answered. We worked on footwork, progressions, reads and things like that. It was definitely a positive trip."
McCoy also led workouts for the Browns players during the lockout, so he’s stepped up in a leadership role. Now, it’s time to see what the young quarterback can do with his opportunity. If the preseason opener was an indication, he’s looking good. McCoy completed 9 of 10 passes and threw one touchdown.
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