Adam Caplan: hi everyone
Guest75: update on Wilson?
Adam Caplan: Expect Wilson in 24-48 hours
Adam Caplan: That's it, great job by Trip McCracken
Adam Caplan: With Savage overlooking everything
Guest41: What's the hangup with Wilson?
Adam Caplan: 41: Incentives but that shouldn't be a big deal
ramllov: Adam. What is the percentage that Wimbley will be starting OLB for all
three downs at teh beginning of the season?
Adam Caplan: Ram: Ask me by the end of camp... I have to see how he does first pads on.
ramllov: Ok, I'll try to remember
Adam Caplan: See how he moves etc.
ramllov: Adam, How impressed are you with all of these rookies in camp?
Adam Caplan: Ram: It's very impressive, I know there was some hesitation on Wimbley to be the next first round pick to sign. That took some guts on their part
dadaman: adam how much do think they will let k2 hit to start camp?
Adam Caplan: Da: Pretty much everything
Pincushion: since only wimbley and williams are signed how fast are we going to see other #1's sign
Adam Caplan: Pin: Most first day guys will be done by the weekend... expect for half of the 1st
ramllov: Adam, When does full contact start in training camp.?
Adam Caplan: Ram: usually second day of camp
tndomer: When does Travis Wilson's deal get done?
Adam Caplan: TN: 24-48 hours
Ramsay: Adam - could you comment on the cap management method of making most of
Wimbley's guarantee in the form of a roster bonus for next year ?? How do we use
up some of the remaining $$$ for this year since the rookie pool is fixed ?
Adam Caplan: Ram: Too hard to explain in here... I like how year six, as we reported first, can void. He should be able to hit that.
Guest41: Browns were accused of overpaying Edwards last year - did
they? Did they overpay to get Wimbley in?
Adam Caplan: 41: They did a fair deal with Wimbley
jdailey23: Adam, do you think Vickers will get much playing time with TSmith being the starter???
Adam Caplan: JD: A little short-yardage but he won't play much
dadaman: Adam did Kam get roster or signing bounus?
Adam Caplan: DA: Roster, no signing bonuses this year becaue of the CBA
tndomer: Are the Browns interested in Lelie?
Adam Caplan: TN: Haven't heard
Adam Caplan: They could use another WR though
Guest41: Is the CBA going to be blown up by the owners in 2 years?
Adam Caplan: 41: Early word is no
Adam Caplan: Both sides are learning how is all works
BelieveInTheBrown: Don't know if this has been asked. Does Wimbley being in
camp on time mean he's pretty much the starter come Game 1?
Adam Caplan: BTB: No, he has to earn it but he should
tutorofthestudents: adam, are there any rookie WR's you see making any sort of impact this year?
Adam Caplan: TUT: Sinorice Moss should be very good
tndomer: I was trying to pick out the 53 man roster a while ago and to me it looks like guys like Nick Speagle and David McMillen might have a hard time making the squad. You can throw Perkins in on that as well. What do you think?
Adam Caplan: TN: We'll get a better idea as camp progresses
jdailey23: If Suggs stays healthy throughout Camp, can you see him staying on the roster and Green getting cut or traded...or has his shipped sailed and they are just staying face with him
Adam Caplan: JD: As I said last week, I expect Suggs to be traded by the end of Augst.
Guest67: Is it possible thompson will be moving inside and outside,,,,,,sorta like Brushi in NE?
Adam Caplan: 67: Possibly, that's the way that defense works - especially if DQ is good
Guest41: Who will be the next NFL commish?
Adam Caplan: 41: Roger Goddell
plumpgrizzlybear: are the rams a trade target for suggs now that faulk is definitely out?
Adam Caplan: PLU: Could be if Bennett isn't traded there
ramllov: Adam, Do you foresee the Browns picking up another veteran WR, late in camp?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Probably so... I talked about that on Barry's show last week - Johnnie Morton type
Pincushion: Adam, where is Dwight Smith going to end up?
Adam Caplan: PIN: With the Bengals
ramllov: Adam, do did you mention ,that Michael Bennett might come to Cleveland in a trade?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Bennett going to STL:
Adam Caplan: if he doesn't, Suggs could
dadaman: Adam will we see more complex fronts on D in year 2?
Adam Caplan: DA: You could see them do more in year two
RonBurgundy: adam - an opening game roster of JJ and Northcutt and receiver
scares me. How can we expect Frye to have any success the 1st half of the season
without BE? Can we expected a heavy dose of KII? Will he play WR at all?
Adam Caplan: RB: K2 has to be a huge factor
ramllov: What is the problem with Bush and his signing with New Orleans?
Adam Caplan: RAM: They claim the Saints told him he would be paid like the first pick overall
BelieveInTheBrown: I would think the Saints would keep Bennett as leverage against Reggie Bush holding out. Thus wouldn't they raise their asking price for Bennett if he has off the field value?
Adam Caplan: BTB: They also have Aaron Stecker who isn't bad, but Bennett has the most value
dadaman: Adam do you think terrelle smith will make the cut?
Adam Caplan: Da: Why wouldn't he be there?
Adam Caplan: He's clearly one of the top blocking FBs in the league
Dawger: adam, speegle and mcmillan should be solid backups, do u agree? how's
Adam Caplan: Daw: I'll have an idea on Minter when camp starts
Adam Caplan: Daw: Speegle has some potential
tutorofthestudents: adam, do you see any defensive rookies making an impact this year similar to merriman's last year?
Adam Caplan: TUT: Wimbley, Hawk, Huff come to mind
Adam Caplan: Wimbley, BTW, looked really good in early OTAs in coverage
BelieveInTheBrown: Pete Hunter, Minter, Perkins. We have three corners who are definite guys for the roster. But do you see any of the ones I mentioned getting cut before the season?
Adam Caplan: BTB: Too early to say. Hunter has upside potential, was really coming on a few years ago before he hurt his knee. Good size.
tndomer: Which rookie are you most interested in following this year. I'm curious about Williams, he might not be much of a factor this year but he has the size to be a good LB in the future.
RonBurgundy: J. Harrison highlights on film look amazing - is this guy the real deal or another Jamel White?
Adam Caplan: RON: He impressed the hell out of me during Senior Bowl practices.
jdailey23: Adam, what do you think of Sean Jones and his potential???? Should we expect him to be a starter and can he cut it???
Adam Caplan: JG: Good camp battle there
Guest41: Browns record in 2006 will be?
Adam Caplan: 41: as noted the last two chats, probably 7-9, 8-8
plumpgrizzlybear: d'qwell jackson was the acc player of the year over guys like wimbley, mario williams and manny lawson...is he more ready to play than those three?
Adam Caplan: Plu: For an ilb, harder system to learn than DEs
BelieveInTheBrown: Adam which rookie do you think will come out and look completely lost getting labeled a bust before its fair to do so? Please none of our guys -.o
Adam Caplan: BTB: Too early to say, many of them will be lost the first week or so.
tutorofthestudents: adam, do you have any comments to share on Nick Eason?
Adam Caplan: TUT: Was a decent prospect before he walked out of DEN camp a few years ago
Guest41: Charley Frye is most comparable to which NFL quarterback?
Adam Caplan: 41: Can't really say, he still needs a lot of work
Adam Caplan: I'll say this, he impressed me during Senior Bowl practices
jdailey23: Whats the deal with Bunkley??? Do you see a long holdout...i know a lot of browns fans liked him....but early reports i have read arent too promising
Adam Caplan: JD: I was told they haven't talked to his agent since last week
Adam Caplan: Eagles won't budge off of 6 years and they aren't giving a voidable at this point
Pincushion: Adam, are you buying or selling on the Ravens making the playoffs? I personally dont think it will happen.
Adam Caplan: PIN: 50-50
Guest41: How good will Ngata be?
Adam Caplan: 41: Very good run stuffer, but Bunkley is a better player
dawger: adam, who has more upside Bunkley or Ngata
Adam Caplan: DAW: Not even close, Bunkley.
RonBurgundy: is shaffer an upgrade over shelton? by how much? Were people around the league surprised by the contract we gave him?
Adam Caplan: Ron: Better technically
tndomer: Sean Jones or Brodney Pool? I think Brodney will win the SS job but Jones will be gradually taking over Russell's job before season end. Agree?
Adam Caplan: TN: Pool has the inside track but I can tell you before Jones blew his knee out he was a player with huge potential
dadaman: Adam what have you heard is Charlie's FBI( football intelligence)
Adam Caplan: DA: He has some. Needs a lot of work on mechanics
BelieveInTheBrown: Do you think Bodden beats McCutheon out for the starting job in TC / Preseason?
Adam Caplan: BTB: Would be surprise if he did
dadaman: Adam do the Browns have a good enough QB coach?
Adam Caplan: DA: They're ok there
jdailey23: Adam, what about Carson Palmer??? Will he be starting by the battle of Ohio??
Adam Caplan: JD: I believe better than 50-50
ramllov: Adam, How many years will it take Crennel to make this a top notch defense?
Adam Caplan: Ram: Top-10, 1-2 more years
Guest41: Looks like next year is a very good qb draft - Quinn, Stanton, Brohm, Edwards, Smith - agree?
Adam Caplan: 41: Really not looking past this year... I'll look at 2007 draft in the fall
BelieveInTheBrown: If Droughns gets suspended what is the Browns backup plan? Do we go with Will Green?
Adam Caplan: BTB: Green and then Suggs will probably stay
dadaman: Should the Bengals play Carson if it's 50-50 going into week 1?
Adam Caplan: DA: I said he better than 50-50 to play, as weeks go bye, that could increase to 100
Adam Caplan: we'll see how camp goes
plumpgrizzlybear: will vinnie be brought in if dorsey doesnt cut it in camp? a vet qb would help charlie a ton
Adam Caplan: PLU: Could be because both sides know each other well
tndomer: To me it sounds like the Browns like Willie Green as Droughns backup. They tend to mention him whenever they talk of spelling Droughns comes up.
Adam Caplan: TN: He has the inside edge
RonBurgundy: Adam - old draft question but why did Max Jean-gilles fall so much? I was a bit disappointed we did not take him over Wilson in the 3rd. Did we try for the homerun there instead of trying to hit a single?
Adam Caplan: RB: Fat, good very much so by the combine
Adam Caplan: Eagles did a good job of getting value for him and Justice
Guest366: which receiver, if any, do you see getting cut? Rideau, Jackson, Cribbs, other?
Adam Caplan: 366: Too early to say... I need to see how camp develops first. They need the numbers at WR because of Edwards being out.
pbgolfer: Eagle had a decent draft
Adam Caplan: PB: Very solid based on value... best they've had in years. They still need help at WR though.
BelieveInTheBrown: Is the plan at WR throw everything at the wall till something sticks? Till Edwards returns?
Adam Caplan: BTB: I would expect a veteran in there by the end of August
dadaman: Adam Rich Eisen was on local Radio and said he talked Braylon. BE told him he would be ready week 1.
Adam Caplan: DA: I'll believe it when I see it
BelieveInTheBrown: Any veterans in mind Adam?
Adam Caplan: BTB: A possession type such as Johnnie Morton is what they need. We'll get a better idea as August progresses
dawger: suggs has tons of talent, it would suck to see him healthy w/ another team
Adam Caplan: DAW: Totally agree, big time upside and downside
RonBurgundy: is DJ going to be able to stand the beating as in ILB in the 3-4?
Adam Caplan: RB: He should be around 235 range now
jdailey23: Do you expect ""fast willie parker"" to have the same type of year as he did last year??? Esp. w/o the Bus
Adam Caplan: JD: They need to protect him with a big back
Guest41: Who wins the AFC North?
Adam Caplan: 41: PIT
SOBO: Adam. I'm curious on a player outside of the Browns hemisphere currently. Any word on the Odell suspension and what it really is?
Adam Caplan: SOBO: 4 games means substance abuse or roids
jdailey23: how much will losing Randle El hurt their special teams and ""special"" plays that always kicked our butt
Adam Caplan: JD: His ability to stretch the field is going to be missed
Shakadawg: Is Big Bent? really gonna be 100%% opening day? Or are they hiding something?
Adam Caplan: SHAK: He expects to be ready
pbgolfer: What are your thoughts on Ethan Kelley or Eason being a surprise player on the D-line for us?
Adam Caplan: PB: I can see both getting more PT than expected... they need their depth in the rotation
dadaman: Adam do you see the browns extending any vets durning camp?
Adam Caplan: Da: The time to do it is before the season starts
Adam Caplan: harder after it starts
BelieveInTheBrown: Do you think the Bengals will get enough bail money together to field a team come Gameday?
Adam Caplan: BTB: They may need a get out of jail card from monopoly
pbgolfer: I think they have all average players on the D-line - but if they can rotate, that would work pretty well
Adam Caplan: PB: Exactly my point
jdailey23: Are the Lewis gang healthy enough and young enough to lead there teams to the playoffs, and are you buying the Mcnair hype, cause im not...
Adam Caplan: JD: They should be around 10-6
YSU: Read yesterday where Big Ben was puking up blood and has paraylizes (sp) in his face
Adam Caplan: YS: He did have facial surgery
dadaman: Adam will Marvin have make an example an cut one of these guys?
Adam Caplan: DA: Chris Henry could be it
Guest41: Who will be the most dissappointing team this year?
Adam Caplan: 41: SD could be - a lot of talent but new QB
YSU: speaking of Henry: Travis, Brown, or White gonna open up in Tenn?
Adam Caplan: YS: Brown is the starter for now
dawger: adam, would u agree that the trade of fisk, taylor, lang and crocker for wash. thomp/dq, mcg. and pool/jones huge upgrade at their respected positions?
Adam Caplan: DAW: They did a good job of replacing the vets, too bad they tried Lang at OLB, bad mistake
RonBurgundy: adam do you know who is this years Ngata and Bunkley that we can keep our eye on for the college season?
Adam Caplan: RB: I'm really only looking to the NFL side now... I don't start looking at college players until the fall
SOBO: Adam, did you lose your luggage on your way to the chatroom? And is Mike Degory going to start any time soon?
Adam Caplan: SOB: Cromagna man quit, teaching somewhere
Guest41: What do you think of Manny Lawson?
Adam Caplan: 41: Should work well in their system
jdailey23: What ever happened to the Campbell guy drafted by the skins in the 1st a couple years ago?
Adam Caplan: JD: #3 there - Todd Collins is the likely #2...knows the system well
BelieveInTheBrown: Campell is trying to learn Saunders system. Give him a break though
Adam Caplan: BTB: 6th system in 6 years for Campbell
BelieveInTheBrown: Adam what do you think of Dorsey. I have a bit more faith in him as a backup than most considering he only slightly bad on a very very bad team
Adam Caplan: BTB: Nice story, can't play though. He surprised a lot of people by making SF, put on weight, but if he had to start more than 2-3 games, it would be a bad situation.
BelieveInTheBrown: I;m only asking about him as a backup though Adam. If he comes in late in a game or for 2 games I think we would be fine. If he plays a whole season? I think we go 1-15 at best
Adam Caplan: BTB: Backup needs to be able to handle it well for how long they need him to play
Adam Caplan: yyou can see where I'm going
BelieveInTheBrown: ruining my fun is where your going
Adam Caplan: I'm always honest... I like the Browns as an up and coming team. They're finally on the right track
ramllov: Thanks Adam, another fun and informative chat br>
Adam Caplan: Enjoyed it see you next time everyone.