April 24, 2010, from ESPN:
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren says the team has no plans to play Texas quarterback Colt McCoy as a rookie after selecting him in the third round of the NFL draft.
Though Cleveland fans may already be clamoring to see McCoy play, Holmgren cautions that it would be a mistake to put him on the field before he’s ready.
Holmgren, who has coached Hall of Famers Joe Montana and Steve Young and Brett Favre, said teams run the risk of “scarring” a young quarterback by playing him too soon.
Dec. 16, 2010, from the Cleveland Browns Twitter:
Mangini on Colt McCoy: The plan is for him to start this Sunday and the rest of the season. He’s been able to improve each week.