Butch Davis Helped Ignite Browns’ Quarterback Troubles

Posted: 22nd September 2009 by Kim Lakner in NFL
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Answer me this: Who was the last Browns’ quarterback to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers?   You have to go all the way back to 2003, on a Sunday night on October 6 when Tim Couch was responsible for three touchdowns, two of them through the air.   What does this have to do with the Browns’ quarterback issues over the past decade?   A lot.   Couch may not have been the most physically gifted signal caller, but he did the most out of what surrounded him and defeated the team’s biggest rival three times. He never publicly threw any of his teammates under the bus for dropping passes or letting him get beat up by opposing defenses week after week.   So why did then-head coach Butch Davis get rid of him?   The reason—Kelly Holcomb. The Davis regi ...

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