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Colt McCoy doesn’t know whether he’ll get a fair shot at starting job

Gil Haskell, Colt McCoy

Cleveland Browns senior advisor Gil Haskell, right, talks with quarterback Colt McCoy after an off-season practice at the NFL football team’s headquarters in Berea, Ohio Thursday, June 7, 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)


Colt McCoy wants to finish what he started in Cleveland (is there a half-painted fence we don’t know about?), but he’s not sure he’ll get a fair shot at winning the Browns’ starting job.

Asked Friday during a youth football camp the money question about whether he’ll get a chance to earn his money as a member of the Browns in 2012, McCoy was candid. “We’ll see, I don’t know,” McCoy said at his youth football camp on Friday, via “There are a lot of things I can control and I’m controlling those things. The things beyond that I try to do my best to not worry about those and go out there and do what I do on the field, that’s the most important thing. Beyond that, I can’t do anything else.”

It doesn’t take a genius to figure out that the Browns want to replace McCoy; otherwise, they wouldn’t have used the 22nd pick in the draft on a 28-year-old quarterback.

In May, McCoy said he was told he’d get a fair shot to compete. Perhaps he can tell based on the full offseason program that the Browns have a different interpretation of the term “fair.”