Holmgren: No plans to start McCoy

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren knew the Colt McCoy questions were coming. So Holmgren immediately laid down the gauntlet for the 2010 season.

HolmgrenHolmgren"I don't expect him to play this year," Holmgren said of the third-round quarterback. "We did not draft him to play this year."

The Browns are counting on veteran quarterback Jake Delhomme to be the starter this season. It also appears career backup Seneca Wallace is the early No. 2 candidate.

Holmgren said the decision will be up to the coaches. But everyone within the Browns' organization seems to be on the same page with how to nurture McCoy.

"I am completely comfortable with a quarterback coming in and spending time to develop his craft," Browns head coach Eric Mangini added.

Cleveland is a town that has been looking for a franchise quarterback for a long time. Delhomme, who threw 18 interceptions last season, is not the long-term answer. Neither is Wallace nor Brett Ratliff, which leaves only one option in McCoy as Cleveland's hope for the future.

The acquisition of McCoy has already created some buzz and excitement. But beyond the preseason, that excitement in Cleveland will have to wait.