After being battered behind a Bucs front that allowed a whopping 52 sacks last season -- third worst in the league -- the veteran quarterback was quick to praise a Browns line that looms as one of the AFC's best.
"I knew they were physically good, you see it on tape, but these guys are so smart," McCown said Thursday, per the team's official website. "It's rare to get a group of five guys that can really see the field the way they do. I've said this all along, they were a big reason why I wanted to come here. After being with them now the last five or six weeks, had I known it was this good, I might not have even had to take a visit (before signing). They're really sharp. I'm looking forward to continuing to work with them."
We'll earn a better take on McCown come September. Cleveland's front five -- with Pro Bowlers Joe Thomas and Alex Mack, second-year war daddy Joel Bitonio and rookie Cameron Erving -- boasts plenty of talent. Still, the quarterback will be asked to make plays through the air with an underwhelming cast of weapons.