One day after the Pittsburgh Steelers thrashed his son Colt McCoy's Cleveland Browns, 14-3, on Thursday Night Football, Brad McCoy became irate at the Browns for allowing his son to return to the game. Colt took a brutal helmet-to-helmet hit from Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison, left the game, but returned after two plays. "He never should've gone back in the game," Brad said, according to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. "He was basically out (cold) after the hit."
Brad doesn't believe Cleveland's medical staff even checked his son for a concussion, instead saying they examined the quarterback's left hand. He also claims the concussion symptoms were obvious, citing Colt's nausea and confusion, as well as the fact that he was sensitive to stadium and television lighting.
Colt reportedly told Browns coach Pat Shurmur he felt well enough to return to the game. As Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette notes, the Steelers use a different approach with head injuries: when Hines Ward and Troy Polamalu suffered ones of their own earlier this season, Pittsburgh did not allow them to return to action, despite their claims that they were good to go.
Brad McCoy says Colt was unable to recall certain details from the game Friday morning: "I talked to Colt this morning and he said, 'Dad, I don't know what happened, but I know I lost the game. I know I let the team down. What happened?'" he told the Plain Dealer.
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