Browns second-year quarterback Colt McCoy has organized three voluntary mini-camps, held in both Ohio and Texas, during the lockout.
Dubbed “Camp Colt”, McCoy credits his teammates for the success of the workouts, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports.
“My teammates are really willing to work hard and that’s what’s made them so great,” McCoy said on Thursday. “We don’t accept the things that have happened, especially last year. We felt like we had the opportunity to win some games there and didn’t get it done, so guys are really working hard, they’re staying in shape and they’re willing to make the extra effort.”
Drafted in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Texas, McCoy started eight games as a rookie, completing 60.8% of his 222 pass attempts for 1,576 yards with six touchdowns and nine interceptions for a 74.5 passer rating. McCoy added 136 yards and a touchdown on the ground, and even caught one pass for 13 yards in the Browns’ 30-17 win over the New Orleans Saints.
If the lockout lingers, McCoy and linebacker Scott Fujita are planning a team-wide mini-camp before training camp.
“I think it will happen, but everybody will just have to know, pending the lockout, this is where we’re going to meet and this is what we’re going to do,” said McCoy. “But as we get closer (to the season), guys are getting more anxious and I think we’ll have a great turnout on both sides of the ball.”