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A few months ago, the Browns were fined for giving a playbook to QB Colt McCoy to be used at his Camp Colt while that action was against the rules per lockout conditions. Given that the Browns are a young team with a new coach, I'm sure the fine was worth it. It would have been worth it if they had to pay 10 times as much for it.
Luckily, once the lockout lifts, the Browns will no longer have to exchange playbooks with their team in dark alleys or suffer punishments for doing so if they're caught. And that's good news, because every player on the team should be looking at a playbook as soon as possible.
Further, and probably even more important, the Browns need to get regular practices—the kind with playbooks, coaches, and the entire team present—underway as soon as possible.
Camp Colt was fantastic for allowing McCoy to develop a relationship both on and off field with his offense. But it's no substitute for the precision and development a team gets from practicing under the watchful gaze of its coaching staff.
This is perhaps more crucial for the Browns than any other team, because they are learning a new system on both sides of the ball. Something like Camp Colt might be more effective for a team that is simply staying sharp at what its always been doing; that's different for the Browns, who are a host of youngsters with little experience trying to learn a whole new system.
And, oh by the way, there was no Camp Haden, which means the defense is even more behind. Training camp, or at least some lesser version of it akin to what we would call a mini camp, needs to start immediately post-lockout.