No matter how good or bad your team is, it's always important to have options at every position on the field.
For the Browns, having suitable second-stringers at many positions will be especially important this season since so many of the team's projected starters are young, unknown commodities.
Unfortunately, the lockout-freezing free agency has really limited the Browns' ability to acquire some depth at many positions where the current roster looks thin, but at least every team in the league is in the same boat. It does, however, hurt teams like the Browns who lack depth in a lot of places more.
While there isn't much we can do to remedy the situation at the moment, it's worth taking a look at who the second (and in some cases, third) stringers are at a couple of key positions and examine how good or bad an alternative they would be to the starter, should circumstances force the Browns to send them out on the field.
Obviously, there are many more positions and respective backups for the team than are listed here which might also be worth discussing, so as always, your opinions on the matter are welcome in the comments below!