McCoy also was one of the last players to leave the field, staying behind to talk with Cousins and offensive coordinator Sean McVay about plays that went right and plays that went wrong.
“He’s just trying to get better, just like everybody out here on the field,” Orakpo said. “Everybody knows who Colt McCoy is, but it’s another year and we’re just trying to do the best we can for this team. That’s him working extremely hard, that’s me working extremely hard, anybody. It doesn’t matter what we’ve done, we’re trying to reach that ultimate goal.”
Orakpo, of course, is talking about the Super Bowl. But in the dog days of June, there are other goals that take precedence. For McCoy, his primary goal is to be prepared for the next day’s practice. The short-term goal is to learn the offense, and the long-term goal is to find his way back onto an NFL field as a starter.
“All quarterbacks, any position they’re in, want to be playing,” McCoy said. “So that drive and that passion that is still there for me. I’m in a great place. We’ve got a great quarterback in Robert, a great quarterback in Kirk and great coaches in Sean and Jay, so I’m learning a lot. I feel confident, and I’m just going to approach it one day at a time.”
The truth is, that’s all he can do.