CLEVELAND - On a cool gray overcast day in Berea, the Cleveland Browns held their first organized team activities, the OTAs.
While many in the media assembled, making small talk about the unseasonably cool May weather feeling more like fall, all eyes were on Browns' first round picks quarterback Brandon Weeden and running back Trent Richardson.
The media was also focused on any interaction between last year's starting quarterback Colt McCoy and Brandon Weeden, the rookie with the rocket arm.
Both Weeden and McCoy talked to the media separately. While their quotes were similar, their moods were quite opposite.
Weeden walked up to the podium smiling and laughing at times with reporters, seeming looser than McCoy who followed. Someone asked Weeden how it feels being on the field competing with McCoy.
"It's not awkward. I have to earn that job, compete and show I belong out there, the competition is fun. I want to go out there and win the job," Weeden said.
The rookie said players were "chirping" in the huddle about the previous play but he "put a stop to it" because when the huddle starts he will take control.
McCoy stepped to the podium next and spoke quietly, very low at times about competing for the starting job he had last year, before Weeden was drafted in the first round this year.
"I just came in here to compete. I want to make sure this is about the team and what gets us wins," McCoy said.
After Weeden was drafted, McCoy said he got a call from a Browns official who told him to "just come in here and compete."
McCoy said he has not asked for a trade because he was told he could compete for the starting job at quarterback.
McCoy was asked why he tweeted about Trent Richardson and not Weeden when they were drafted. "Because I was really excited we drafted Trent," McCoy said.
Browns head coach Pat Shurmur was asked how McCoy was handling sharing OTA snaps with Weeden.
"Colt has been fine. He's been competing like ever other guy."
Shurmur was asked if anything can be read into plays being run at Browns camp in Berea. His response?
"There are a lot of combinations out there today. We are watching a lot of people competing," Shurmur said.
News media was allowed to record 20 minutes of off-season training Tuesday, before the team practiced without news cameras for an hour.
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The Browns have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with former Arizona quarterback Brian Hoyer.
Thursday was the first day the media had a chance to watch the Browns OTAs, or organized team activities.