Whatever his future with the Browns maybe, it hasn’t stopped quarterback Jake Delhomme from joining his teammates at their players-only workouts, led by new starter Colt McCoy.
The players have been practicing in T-shirts and shorts, working out in the weight room, watching film, and, hopefully, playing lots of great pranks on each other in an effort to bond like teams in movies do. Either way, these workouts are a great way for a young offense to wrap its mind around an entirely new playbook.
Delhomme’s presence at the workouts is another great sign, not because McCoy couldn’t handle this “minicamp” himself, but because Delhomme’s a veteran who is simply lending his hand in getting these skill players ready. There is no doubt that despite his lackluster and, occasionally, difficult-to-watch play on the field last season, Delhomme is an ideal influence on McCoy and the young receiving corps. His contribution to their development simply by being a veteran voice should not be overlooked.
This second edition of player workouts finds many of the same cast of characters in attendance from the first “Camp Colt”, which took place at the University of Texas. There is no word yet on the possibility of a third set of workouts taking place at Kent State University, which is Josh Cribbs‘ alma mater.