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When the Ravens visit the Cleveland Browns this Sunday, they might get a glimpse of the Browns' future in quarterback Colt McCoy.

The rookie is expected to make his seventh start of the season, becoming the seventh different starter against the Ravens since 2004. He is 2-4 thus far, but Browns fans have high hopes that the third-round pick out of the University of Texas will lead the franchise for many years to come.

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But that's not the angle coach Eric Mangini is taking with McCoy.

"I haven't talked to him about that, and I think that's more pressure to put on him than needs to be put on him," Mangini said during a conference call with Baltimore media Wednesday. "Really, what I've liked about Colt is the way that he's gotten these opportunities and each time, he's gotten a little better when he's gone out and played. And even when he wasn't playing, he spent a lot of time with Jake [Delhomme], and Jake's been great for him. he spent a lot of time with him, he learned the preparation routine from a vetern [and] he studies. I think he had an easier time going from not being the man to being the man than vice versa. I think it was hard for him when he first got here to be the No. 3 because he was used to getting all the reps, he was used to being [in] that leadership role, and that was a tough transition. Then when he got put back into the No. 1 spot, that transition was a lot easier because he has a comfort level being there."McCoy has completed 100-of-152 passes for 1,218 yards and five touchdowns and boasts a passer rating of 93.0, which tops all rookie quarterbacks with more than one start this season.

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Ravens inside linebacker Ray Lewis said McCoy appears to be settling in.

"You definitely see the rookie mistakes, but you also see the potential, why they did draft him, too," Lewis said. Wednesday. "He really moves around with the ball way better than people might think he does. His delivery is great on the ball – on actually getting the ball out of his hands. He;s using his key pieces very well – [running back Peyton] Hillis and [No.] 82 [tight end Benjamin Watson]. They're really getting to become his favorite targets. To see his development, you're really seeing him slow down and really trying to read the game. They're really using him on a lot of boots and stuff, getting him out of the pockets. Even on third downs, he's made some plays with his legs. So it'll be a challenge. It'll be a challenge because [of] the unpredictable, you don't know. But at the same time, we'll definitely go in there and try to pressure."

That could be McCoy's Achilles heel. He has shown a tendency to hold onto the ball a little too long, which has contributed to him being sacked 19 times.

Mangini said he fully expects the Ravens to limit Hillis and force McCoy to win the game with his arm.

"The Ravens defense has the ability to put pressure on anybody they face," Mangini said. "And there's a lot of different blitz looks even when they're not blitzing, dealing with [outside linebacker Terrell] Suggs or any of the interior guys in the way that they can push the pocket. It's a problem, and it's a problem for everybody they face."

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