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Why Luke McCown should be Drew Brees' backup for the New Orleans Saints: Scout's Take podcast

Saints expected to pick between McCown and Griffin for backup role
Times-Picayune Aug 31, 2015
Luke McCown: Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints preseason 2015

Luke McCown: Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints preseason 2015

New Orleans Saints quarterback Luke McCown (7) during the preseason game between the Houston Texans and New Orleans Saints at the Superdome on Saturday, August 30, 2015. (Photo by Michael DeMocker, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)...

Saints vs. Texans Halftime Score and Recap: Saints Trail 13-6

After one half of football, the New Orleans Saints trail the Houston Texans 13-6. Drew Brees looked good in his lone series, while backup QB Luke McCown probably wishes the first half never happened. Returner Marcus Murphy was a bright spot. Drew Brees got one series that led to the Saints' first points of the half. Luke McCown looked dreadful for the rest of the half, albeit probably due to the fact that he played behind the second-team offensive line. He was able to drive the team into Houston's territory late, which led to a Zach Hocker's 53-yard field goal. Running back/returner...
Times-Picayune Aug 30, 2015
Drew Brees plays 12 snaps before giving way to Saints backup Luke McCown

Drew Brees plays 12 snaps before giving way to Saints backup Luke McCown

Brees completed 4 of 6 passes for 40 yards in the opening drive.

Cleveland Browns' Josh McCown a big hit -- literally -- in 31-7 victory over Bucs

Browns quarterback Josh McCown took some big hits in a 31-7 victory over the his former Bucs' teammates, but engineered two long TD drives.
Tampa Bay Times Aug 29, 2015

Bucs rookie Kwon Alexander wows with hit on Josh McCown

TAMPA — Not much went well for the Bucs in the first half of their 31-7 preseason loss to the Browns on Saturday night, but the "wow" play came in the final minute before halftime when rookie LB Kwon Alexander delivered a crushing hit to Browns QB Josh McCown.
Akron Beacon Journal Aug 29, 2015
Browns 31, Buccaneers 7: Quarterback Josh McCown leads Browns to victory in third preseason game

Browns 31, Buccaneers 7: Quarterback Josh McCown leads Browns to victory in third preseason game

TAMPA, Fla.: Quarterback Josh McCown provided the Browns with some scares by absorbing a few bone-rattling hits against his former team, but he also turned in a stellar performance in the third preseason game Saturday night.In seven series against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, McCown completed 17-of-23 passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns — 3 yards to wide receiver Brian Hartline and 7 yards to tight end Gary Barnidge — without an interception. He finished with a passer rating of 113.9. He ran three times for 20 yards and took a sack when linebacker Kwon Alexander crushed him just before...
News-Herald Aug 29, 2015

Jeff Schudel: Josh McCown shows poise after second-quarter struggles in Cleveland Browns' victory over Tampa Bay

A fast start by the first team offense and first team defense against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Aug. 29 followed by problems with the offense in the second quarter showed the Browns still have work to do before the season opens in two weeks against the Jets.The Browns jumped to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter on a 53-yard punt return by Travis Benjamin, a 3-yard touchdown pass from Josh McCown to Brian Hartline and a 36-yard field goal by Carey Spear in Tampa.
Times-Picayune Aug 28, 2015

After Drew Brees plays 'handful' of snaps on Sunday, Luke McCown will be first off bench

Payton said the team wanted to give an extended look to McCown, suggesting the veteran remains the clear leader over Ryan Griffin.

With Johnny Manziel out the last 2 preseason games, Josh McCown a lock to start opener

Johnny Manziel will rest his sore elbow for the final two preseason games, and he won't press Josh McCown for the starting job anymore.
Times-Picayune Aug 26, 2015

Luke McCown delivers Drew Brees' message to young New Orleans Saints

Veteran backup has thrown one regular season pass in two seasons with Saints
Times-Picayune Aug 26, 2015

Luke McCown on QB competition: 'I still want to beat Drew Brees' | Video

New Orleans Saints quarterback Luke McCown talks after practice Wednesday, August 26, 2015.

For now, Manziel still Browns’ backup quarterback

McCown will not miss any practice time after hurting the finger on his throwing hand during an exhibition loss Thursday to Buffalo. McCown threw interceptions on Cleveland’s first two drives, raising questions about whether backup Johnny Manziel, who threw a touchdown pass and made a sensational play, was threatening to jump him on the depth chart. The former Heisman Trophy winner showed more signs of improvement during his half against Buffalo’s backups. Manziel finished 10 of 18 for 118 yards, but started 9 of 11, led the Browns on a 96-yard touchdown drive and flashed some of that...
Times-Picayune Aug 21, 2015

Would Saints' season be sunk without Drew Brees? See if you agree with NFL simulator

Playoff odds would plummet for the Saints without their longtime starter, from 24.9 percent to 4.9 percent with backup Luke McCown.

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