(Berea) - It's not often an NFL team president starts his end-of-the-season news conference by presenting a game ball, but Browns President Mike Holmgren did Thursday.
He began his statements by calling play-by-play man Jim Donovan up to the podium to give him a game ball "with gratitude for the 2011 season". Donovan was in the booth for most of the games despite recovering from a bone marrow transplant to treat his leukemia.
Holmgren called Donovan important to the Browns and a "tough guy". Holmgren says Donovan epitomizes what they want the Browns players to be.
As for the ongoing quarterback saga, Holmgren says he isn't ready to "anoint" Colt McCoy as the Browns franchise quarterback. Holmgren says he loves McCoy and was pleased with a lot of what he did. Holmgren says McCoy has a lot of intangibles, but played "young" at times this season.
What it boils down to, according to Holmgren, is that the quarterback position remains up for grabs at this time and he had that conversation with McCoy.
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