Adam Caplan: Hi all
<amore> Adam - Kudos for nailing Joe Thomas way before anybody else when all the talk was BQ or AP at #3
Adam Caplan: Thanks, I tried to tell you guys that Thomas was the one. I did get a little nervous right before the draft though.
<ramllov> Adam, do you have an update on Kevin Shaffer (LT)
<ramllov> Is he going anywhere?
Adam Caplan: RAM: There's nothing to update.
Adam Caplan: He's under contract and they don't want to move him.
Adam Caplan: Shaffer basically feels insulted that they drafted Thomas
Adam Caplan: If they feel he won't be over it by training camp, then he could be moved.
<ramllov> Ok, there seem enough teams who would want a LT
Adam Caplan: RAM: Anything is possible.
Adam Caplan: They will monitor what veterans become available.
<milanbo> Adam, since Phil hasn't done the best on day 2, do you see any of the guys from 4-7 this draft making an impact in a year or two?
Adam Caplan: MIL: Lets see what goes on during camp and then we may get an idea.
<dhohenshil> Adam What is your grade on Browns Draft?
Adam Caplan: DH: A-
<CCDawg49> Adam, do you like the move to get Brady Quinn?
Adam Caplan: CC: Yes, you might have seen my comments on Saturday
Adam Caplan: I thought they would wait until the 20s to get him.
<jdawg26> Adam, were you shocked that Ted Ginn went to Miami at 9 ?
Adam Caplan: JD: I'm never shocked
Adam Caplan: A little surprised but they made it clear they would add speed in the draft
<indica420> What round draft pick is Shaffer worth?
Adam Caplan: IN: 4th or 5th at best
<TrilobiteRex> do you think there would be an interest in Manny Wright (ex Dolphin)?
Adam Caplan: TR: No... troubled
<kmaurer24> 1,0any idea of who will play RG?
Adam Caplan: KM: Seth McKinney right now
<amore> Thoughts on Eric Wright?
Adam Caplan: AM: First round talent
Adam Caplan: He should be ok
Adam Caplan: off the field
Adam Caplan: We'll see
<dhohenshil> Adam Can Shaffer play RT?
Adam Caplan: DH: Yes, but he doesn't want to
<indica420> What about Issac Sowells chances of RG this year
Adam Caplan: IN: Nope
<indica420> Is he progressing?
Adam Caplan: IN: We'll see how he does in camp and go from there
<zkramp> Does this seem like the starting OL: Thomas, Steinbach, Fraley, McKinney, Shaffer
Adam Caplan: ZK: Pretty much improved there
<Shrooney> Does that mean they are thinking Tucker at RG?
Adam Caplan: SH: The OL moves will start to evolve in minicamp
<zkramp> Thanks Adam... any chance we add a veteran RB?
Adam Caplan: ZK: Before training camp, possible
<amore> Heard anything on LeCharles and KW2?
Adam Caplan: AM: No updates on either really
Adam Caplan: they don't think Bentley is playing this year
<MrFrump> Adam, what's the latest on Ricky Williams? Any interest for the Browns?
Adam Caplan: MR: They will make a decision soon
<barleydawg> In your opinion what are the major areas of the team that still need to be addressed?
Adam Caplan: BAR: Depth at various positions
<kmaurer24> Do you see Demario Minter playing a factor this year?
Adam Caplan: KM: Probably not
Adam Caplan: lets see what happens during OTAs etc
<Butzmark> On a scale of 32 where would Shaffer rank LT wise?
Adam Caplan: Butz: I'm not in to ranking players but he's an average LT
<zkramp> Is Pool an upgrade over Russell?
Adam Caplan: ZK: Yep
<dhohenshil> Adam What will browns record be this year?
Adam Caplan: DH: Lets see how they look during training camp first
Adam Caplan: OTAs don't tell us much because they aren't in pads
<jevanoff> We don't get Shaffer's problem. Do you think he will get over this adam? Have you talked to his agent?
Adam Caplan: JEV: We'll see on Shaffer soon
<Butzmark> Any word on LeCharles Bentley?
Adam Caplan: But: As noted before, they don't expect him to play this season.
<brownsrthebest04> What's the chance Sowells wins a job
Adam Caplan: BR: Zero
<milanbo> How happy is Randy Lerner that they got Quinn???
Adam Caplan: MIL: Very
<jevanoff> Adam do you think Brady Quinn will be our starter day one, or will frye beat him out now that he was much greater talent around him?
Adam Caplan: JEV: Way too early to tell
Adam Caplan: Lets see how camps go
<browns28> adam how do you feel about the browns after the draft? do you feel they needed this kind of draft to move in a positive way?
Adam Caplan: BR: They needed upgrades at OL and QB and got them
<redright> ADAM, what is the best we can expect to see from Brady Quinn this year? next?
Adam Caplan: Red: Lets see how camps go first
Adam Caplan: I want to see how he does when the pads go on
Adam Caplan: see how he responds etc
<MrFrump> Adam, do you think the Browns interest in trading Edwards was real or just meant to scare him?
Adam Caplan: MR: Real
Adam Caplan: and it could motivate him
<Mark_Zickefoose> Then why did Phil say Edwards' name never came up?
Adam Caplan: MAR: He's not going to admit anything
Adam Caplan: He would be stupid to
<jevanoff> adam what is the weak link in the browns roster going into the season?
Adam Caplan: JEV: WR depth
<Shrooney> Who has the edge going in at the third receiver Wilson or Cribbs?
Adam Caplan: SH: I don't look at depth charts until July
Adam Caplan: There is no edge there
<browns28> Adam do you feel the Browns needed this kind of a draft and what is your overall assessment?
Adam Caplan: BR: I don't look at drafts like the fans so I can't answer it that way, they had to get some upgrades and depth so they did a good job of it.
<BleedingOrangeandBrown> How do you think Harrison will do with our improved O Line Adam?
Adam Caplan: BL: It's not about that, it's about his approach
<amore> Who will Browns starting QB be on opening day?
Adam Caplan: AM: Ask me in July
<mmdoggie> Harrison and Wright are pedestrian...we need someone else to back up Jamal. AC what do you think
Adam Caplan: MM: I don't trust either
<amore> Any veteran QB out there to bring in?
Adam Caplan: AM: They are monitoring June 1 releases.
<kmaurer24> 1,0what kind of blocking scheme will we be using you think?
Adam Caplan: KM: More zone
Adam Caplan: this season
<MoggSquad> Adam, what kind of sstyle with the Browns offense employ this year?
Adam Caplan: MOG: As I reported back in January, power rushing
Adam Caplan: vertical stretch
<jevanoff> Adam will Jamal Lewis hold up carrying the load mostly himself?
Adam Caplan: JEV: They will get the other two involved
Adam Caplan: MM: We'll see what camps show them
Adam Caplan: As for K2, they hope he will be ready by August
<nudawg> Do they have the wrong oline coach for a zone blocking scheme?
Adam Caplan: NU: Marshall isn't exactly accomplished at the NFL level
Adam Caplan: we'll have to see
<redright> What does Phil have to get before the season starts?
Adam Caplan: RED: Maybe another veteran WR
<dhohenshil> Is Eric Wright good enough to start this year?
Adam Caplan: DH: Depends how he does during OTAs and tcamp
Adam Caplan: it's not out of the question though
<jevanoff> quinn has a strong enough arm to be a vertical threat right?
Adam Caplan: JEV: Sure
<Pieno> Do you see our secondary as a strength in the near future with Bodden, Wright, Pool and Jones. That could be great long term.
Adam Caplan: PEI: Yes, could be if healthy
<jevanoff> Adam: Does Keyshawn fit us? or not what we are looking for?
Adam Caplan: JEV: He wants to get another ring so I doubt he will come to the browns
<nudawg> don't you think they may want depth on the dline?
Adam Caplan: NU: DE
<jsl214> hows winslow rehab coming along?
Adam Caplan: JS: They hope he will be ready by August
<brownbomer> Do we have any players that San Diego would be interested for Michael Turner - RB
Adam Caplan: BR: No
Adam Caplan: They would need a first next year
Adam Caplan: and they don't have it now
<redright> Adam if we get another veteran QB, whose style of quarterbacking gets him dismissed? Charlie?
Adam Caplan: RED: Frye and Dorksey would be gone
<jevanoff> freudian slip?
Adam Caplan: JEV: No
Adam Caplan: if you saw him throw, you would know what I meant
<kmaurer24> Will Heiden be more involved in the offense this year?
Adam Caplan: KM: Depends on K2
<Metcalf2K5> Do you think Tyrone Moss has a serious possibility of making the team? Could he possibly be another Frank Gore?
Adam Caplan: MET: Practice squad unless Harrison doesn't do well
<ramllov> Adam, Can they franchise Turner, RB, SD in 2008 or is he a free agent?
Adam Caplan: RAM: UFA, they could franchise him but they wouldn't ever do it, too much cash
<jevanoff> Is Phil the worst 2nd day drafter in the league?
Adam Caplan: He's been so-so on second day
Adam Caplan: You have to give players three years to develop
Adam Caplan: if you're judging off of one year then most teams suck then
<dhohenshil> Adam what do you think of Chudzinski is he a legit coordinator?
Adam Caplan: DH: Jury is out
<kmaurer24> 1,0who do you think our punt returner will be?
Adam Caplan: KM: Carter possibly
<BleedingOrangeandBrown> 1,0Adam any updates on KC shopping around Larry Johnson?
Adam Caplan: BL: They tried to move him during the draft
Adam Caplan: no takers
Adam Caplan: it's hard to move a RB
Adam Caplan: period
Adam Caplan: and get good value
<brownsrthebest04> does the bottom of our roster look better than it was when Phil came in...like Phil was saying?
Adam Caplan: BR: They depth is better
Adam Caplan: no doubt
<BleedingOrangeandBrown> Adam, have the Browns made any offers for him?
Adam Caplan: BL: Nope
<zkramp> is Shaun Smith going to be a good NT. He wasn't a good 4-3 DT.
Adam Caplan: ZK: The Bengals hated to lose him
<amore> How good/bad is the d-line?
Adam Caplan: AM: It's improved
Adam Caplan: that's for certain
Adam Caplan: Based on talent upgrades
<redright> Are there any DLs that may come available this year? Who might?
Adam Caplan: RED: Lets see what June 1 brings
<dadaman> Adam do think Quinn will hold out?
Adam Caplan: DA: Could because he slipped
Adam Caplan: the agent can be a pain in the ass
<MoggSquad> on paper, and staying healthy, are the Browns improved enough to win 8+ games?
Adam Caplan: MOG: Depends on QB play
<zkramp> Is the NT Shaun Smith form the Bengals going to be a good NT...I dont believe he was a good 4-3 DT in Cincinatti
Adam Caplan: ZK: He played pretty well
Adam Caplan: actually, graded out well last season
<ramllov> Adam, have they set the rookie POOL MONEY yet?
Adam Caplan: RAM: I haven't seen the numbers yet
<jevanoff> adam do you think KC would be interested in Shaffer? package him and pick(s) for LJ?
Adam Caplan: JEV: they have no chance to get LJ
<kmaurer24> 1,0would you say Chud's offensive style is 50/50 run and pass?
Adam Caplan: KM: Ball control
<brownbomer> Could Kris Jenkins or Eric Hicks (DE) help our DLine?
Adam Caplan: BR: No
Adam Caplan: Hicks is too small to play DE in 3-4
Adam Caplan: he doesn't play to his listed size
Adam Caplan: Jenkins won't be traded unless they get a first
<ramllov> Adam, is the cornerback position fixed or do they need more talent?
Adam Caplan: Ram: Depth is there, health is the question
<NTRPRZ> Are there any June 1 names we might be thinking about based on early read?
Adam Caplan: NT: Ask me in a few weeks
<gusdawg444> your thoughts on moss udfa rb
Adam Caplan: GU: Could push Harrison
<amore> Is Pool ready to step up at safety?
Adam Caplan: AM: Yep
<kmaurer24> what role do you think McGinest will play this year, run plays only?
Adam Caplan: KM: about 20 plays
Adam Caplan: a game
<ramllov> Adam, is it fair to say, the depth at RB and DL are the two weaknesses remaining?
Adam Caplan: RAM: They have the depth at RB, it's the issue of what would happen if Lewis is hurt
Adam Caplan: they don't have a good solid backup
<zkramp> is Antwan Peek really that good...ESPN called him the best sleeper Free Agent
Adam Caplan: ZK: I called it two weeks before they signed him
Adam Caplan: they really got a steal with Peek
Adam Caplan: system fit signing
<BleedingOrangeandBrown> 1,0Adam, any news on the health of Baxter?
Adam Caplan: BL: Nothing new, they hope he can do some limited stuff in training camp
<CCDawg49> Adam, is Chris Brown an option for the browns?
Adam Caplan: CC: Outside chance
Adam Caplan: he has nothing going on expect for the Titans
<dwatkins> 2,0Adam, Do the Browns receive a compensatory pick for Dennis Northcutt?
Adam Caplan: DW: Next year depending on how he does
<zkramp> Will Antwan Peek start over Willie?
Adam Caplan: ZK: They both will have roles, starting doesn't mean anything
Adam Caplan: don't get caught up in that
<kmaurer24> 1,0are D'Qwell Jackson and Leon Williams head to head for the other ILB spot?
Adam Caplan: KM: No, Williams is seen as a backup only
<ramllov> Adam would Corey Dillon play in Cleveland?
Adam Caplan: RAM: No
<browns28> dam do you see us addressing back up rb depth before the season?
Adam Caplan: BR: Possibly with a vet
<dwatkins> 2,0Thanks Adam. How do you feel about Tyrone Moss. Is he close to 100%
Adam Caplan: DW: They think he could push Harrison, time will tell
<jevanoff> is Joe Thomas an elite prospect?
Adam Caplan: JEV: Yes
<RedDawg4325> Is Domanick Williams (Davis) an option at RB?
Adam Caplan: RED: Not now
Adam Caplan: he's still hurt
Adam Caplan: poor guy
<amore> Will the Browns get out of the AFC North basement?
Adam Caplan: AM: Time will tell
<brownbomer> How much progress or how many games do the browns have to win to save Romeo's job?
Adam Caplan: BR: They have to get off to a good start.
<zkramp> is RAC still going to be the head coach if he loses nine games?
Adam Caplan: ZK: Again, comes down to how good a start he gets off to
Adam Caplan: Guys: That's all the time I have, we'll do it again in a few weeks.
Transcript: NFL Expert Adam Caplan
Adam Caplan: Hi all