The Browns began their three-day June mini-camp this morning under the eyes of the local football media. For the first time since the quarterback "competition" began, the Browns are allowing outsiders to see Tim Couch and Kelly Holcomb in action.
As important, or perhaps more so, will be how quickly the linebacking corps and defensive secondary gel in preparation for the 2003 season. Both unit have undergone significant change this off-season, with none of last year's starting linebackers returning, and the loss of Corey Fuller and Devin Bush in the Browns secondary. To make these units successful, the Browns will look to their defensive line to surge back from last year's disappointing effort and create positive situations for the defense through shutting down the run and pressuring the quarterback.
Very few questions will be answered during the three-day session, but a lot of clues may emerge. Mini-camps are also a good time for potential finds within the undrafted free agent group to step forward, as Frisman Jackson and Kalvin Pearson did in 2002.
BerniesInsiders.com will provide multiple daily updates during the Browns mini-camp. Look for us to reschedule this weeks Browns Uncensored Chat in order to work around the practice schedule.