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Colt McCoy: Niners' focus on winning a welcome change

After three rough-and-tumble seasons with the Cleveland Browns, nobody sounds happier to be heading to a winning team than quarterback Colt McCoy.

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"When I walked in the building in San Francisco, it was the same feel (as at the University of Texas)," McCoy told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on Saturday. "It's a great organization, and their only focus is: We want to win, and we want to win now. That's obviously different than some of the things that I've been part of the last few years. I was really happy about that."

After setting an NCAA record with 45 career victories at Texas, McCoy played for two head coaches and an ever-churning roster on the Browns. He wasn't happy with the Browns' 14-34 record during his first three NFL seasons, and the front office wasn't impressed with his 6-15 mark under center, so he was traded to the 49ers earlier this month.

McCoy said one day after the trade that he'd "always be grateful" for his time in Cleveland, but he's clearly content to be going west, away from the mounds of wreckage.

Follow Marc Sessler on Twitter @MarcSesslerNFL.

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