Colt McCoy Likely to Start for Battered Browns in Pittsburgh
Wallace was successful at keeping the Browns (1-4) competitive against the Atlanta Falcons, until he sustained his injury late in the first half when he was sacked by linebacker John Abraham in Sunday's Cleveland loss.
Delhomme, who had already been dealing with a high ankle sprain, stepped in to replace Wallace, only to throw two interceptions. Delhomme had his ankle injected with painkillers before the game, but reinjured it during the game. Both players are "really hurting" and had MRIs on Monday.
McCoy was the Browns' third round pick in this year's draft, and the plan was for him to sit and learn. Well, some of the best development can come from being under fire and brimstone, and McCoy will definitely feel the heat if he's forced to make his first start against Pittsburgh's defense.
"Sometimes opportunity knocks and if so, you have to seize it,'' said Browns head coach Eric Mangini.
McCoy was the last man standing for the Browns until they signed quarterback Brett Ratliff from out the New England Patriots' practice squad on Monday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Ratliff, an undrafted free agent from Butte College and Utah who signed with the New York Jets in 2007, will reportedly backup McCoy for Sunday's game. This will be Ratliff's second stint with the Browns.