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Browns QB Colt McCoy received tutoring from Brett Favre

By Nate Ulrich Published: August 15, 2011
Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy walks off the field after the Browns beat the Green Bay Packers 27-17 in an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Browns quarterback Colt McCoy spent a couple of days during the NFL's lockout learning the West Coast offense from Brett Favre, McCoy confirmed today through a team spokesman.

McCoy reached out to Favre, who learned the West Coast system from Browns President Mike Holmgren during their days together with the Green Bay Packers, for guidance. He visited Favre's home in Hattiesburg, Miss.

"Since I couldn't get coached, it was a great opportunity to pick the brain of a guy who’s played in the system for 20 years," McCoy said through the spokesman. "It was a chance for me to get a lot of questions answered. We worked on footwork, progressions, reads and things like that. It was definitely a positive trip."

NFL Network's Steve Mariucci first reported Favre's tutoring of McCoy during a broadcast this past weekend. McCoy was not made available for interviews today, but he's expected to meet with reporters on Tuesday.

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