The Browns are 2-5 after their most recent loss and are looking for their first win since a 20-7 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
Quarterback Josh McCork is dealing with a knee injury and has not practiced since Sunday’s 23-14 loss to Cincinnati.
Browns coach Rob Chudzinski said after Monday’s practice that he would like to see the quarterback get more reps in his second game.
McCown completed 10 of 16 passes for 113 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions in the loss to Indianapolis.
McCork will likely start Sunday’s game at Oakland if he is able to get his health back.
« It’s disappointing, » McCown said.
« I think there’s a lot of people that want to blame me for not playing well enough or not playing fast enough.
There’s a whole bunch of things that I have to deal with.
I think it’s frustrating to see how the whole team has fallen apart, but I’m just going to keep trying to come out here and compete and try to make sure we’re not the same team. » «
If you’ve got a good team and you’ve been around a lot, you’ve seen the progress we’ve made.
I think it’s frustrating to see how the whole team has fallen apart, but I’m just going to keep trying to come out here and compete and try to make sure we’re not the same team. »
McCown will be in the lineup Sunday, although it is unclear how many snaps he will play.
After missing Sunday’s win over the Colts with a right shoulder strain, McCown went 1-for-6 for 26 yards in Monday’s loss.
The Browns went 3-0 with McCown on the field in the past three games.
The veteran QB struggled through a disappointing start to his NFL career, completing just 23 of 39 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns in the first two games.
McCorgys performance has come at a cost.
« We can’t afford to lose a couple of guys, and that’s the case here, » coach Rob Brantley said.
McComb was held to two completions on six targets for 35 yards.
McCool also had two drops and two fumbles in his first two NFL games.
He was benched for rookie QB Austin Davis in the fourth quarter of last week’s loss to Cleveland and then had to sit out the second half against the Browns.
« The bottom line is we’ve got to get him the ball, » Brantly said.
Davis finished the game with 24 passing yards on six carries.