Thomas optimistic about Browns future

The Browns are looking to rebound after a 1-15 season.

Cleveland- Browns left tackle Joe Thomas is all smiles at training camp, which is a big deal considering the team went 1-15 last season.

The former Wisconsin all-American says he likes the offseason moves the team has made, and he's confident that the organization can bounce back from a run of nine sub-.500 seasons.

"I think the guys that were there- especially the young guys- can use that as motivation going forward and see what we did last year wasn't good enough," Thomas said with a grin. "Everybody needs to raise it a notch this year going into the season. Hopefully you can forget about it a little bit because you don't want to let it drag into this season. But at the same time you want to use it as a little bit of motivation going into this season."

Thomas, the Browns' first-round pick in 2007, hasn't missed a snap in 10 seasons.