Adam Caplan: Hi all
jevanoff: Hey Adam, is there really a reason for optimism about
Lecharles Bentley, or
just postponing the inevitable?
Adam Caplan: JEV: It's unlikely he plays this season. Lets put it that way.
Brownsfan91171: Adam, any truth about the rumors that Quinn will be a hold out?
On the other hand, Thomas seems like he is pushing his
agent to get in on time.
Adam Caplan: BR: I talked about that a few weeks ago in the chat, Condon has a history of holdouts.
amore: How likely is it that LCB will ever play again?
Adam Caplan: AM: Only his doctor can answer that.
ramllov: Adam, How do you rate the Browns defensive line. Last year it was
poor. With a healthy Roye, Robarie Smith and Shawn Smith, do
you now rate it fair?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Talent and depth has been upgraded.
Adam Caplan: So it should be better.
Adam Caplan: Depth is really esential with Washington and Roye there.
jevanoff: adam, all things being equal, what QB has looked the best THIS year
in OTA's with the new offense?
Adam Caplan: JEV: Too early to say, all are in a learning curve. Good thing with Quinn is he's grasping the scheme well so far, that's really big. His throws are off but that's typical when you're new.
Brownsfan91171: Adam, how long before Thomas is first string LT?
Adam Caplan: BR: We'll see what transpires during training camp but unless he kicks ass then, expect to see Shaffer starting.
cmayer2222: Were would you say our 3 biggest weakness' our adam!
Adam Caplan: CM: CB, QB based on for this season, OL depth
ramllov: Adam, defensive line again, Is Orien Harris DE going to be on the team
or practice squad, does he have an upside?
Adam Caplan: RAM: A little based on college projections
BleedingOrangeandBrown: Adam, Based on the latest article it looks like THomas may be the first in the top 5 to be sighned. DO you see that as a reality?
Adam Caplan: BL: His agents have a good history of getting guys signed on time.
jevanoff: is there anyone who has been a major dissapointment so far in OTAs
other than perkins?
Adam Caplan: JEV: Not that I've heard.
amore: Is there more to the story in the Browns scouting staff shake up or was
it simply a family matter?
Adam Caplan: AM: The guy replacing him is very good.
Adam Caplan: That's all I really need to say.
Adam Caplan: Very well respected and could be a future GM.
redright: Adam, what is your thoughts on Sowells for this year?
Adam Caplan: RED: Hopefully he will develop as the #3 G
ramllov: Adam, Have you heard anything about McKinney and his recovery, I hear
he is practicing, but there is no contact?
Adam Caplan: RAM: So far, so good with McKinney.
jevanoff: i still don't understand why they won't move Leon Williams to OLB to
start over Willie McGinest. Is there some magic reason other than he
is 'considered an ILB.
Adam Caplan: JEV: I asked RAC that at the combine, he said for this season, he's at ILB.
Adam Caplan: But I would agree with his skills and size he projects more to OLB down the line
ramllov: Adam, If McKinney is healthy without any effects from his injury, is he the starting RG September 9th?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Don't see why he wouldn't be at this point.
Adam Caplan: They have no one else
redright: What can you say about our coaching staff this year? Can you say that they seem to be working in unison?
Adam Caplan: RED: So far, so good
BleedingOrangeandBrown: Any more updates on Baxter?Think he will make it in time for season kick off?
Adam Caplan: BLE: He's running so that's good
Adam Caplan: Best case is he practices once a day in training camp but he has a long way to go.
Adam Caplan: BTW, Harrison looks good so far... increased size could help him in his projected passing down, change of pace role.
Adam Caplan: But again, no contact
jdailey23: Hows tucker looking?
Adam Caplan: JD: OL you really can't tell much because they can't hit
ramllov: Adam, Have you heard if Simon Fraser, DE, has become stronger since
last season? I read that he had problems holding the corner
last year. What is your take?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Hard to say with them in shorts
Adam Caplan: RBs you can tell a little more
amore: Lewis, Wright, Harrison - is this enough at RB?
Adam Caplan: AM: Rotation should be good
smagyar: Adam, what about Baba Oshinowo? I keep hearing he's too small for NT...
Adam Caplan: SM: He may have to play DE, we'll see how he looks in August.
BleedingOrangeandBrown: 1,0Think the added size to Harrison's frame will help him in his blocking assignments?
Adam Caplan: BL: That but his technique must improve
Adam Caplan: you don't have to be strong to block
amore: Frye, Anderson, Quinn, Dorsey - who is the odd man out?
Adam Caplan: AM: Dorsey
Adam Caplan: has to be
Adam Caplan: unless they can trade Frye
Adam Caplan: but at this point they can't give him a way
Brownsfan91171: Adam, is there any option to make dorsey a coach?
Adam Caplan: BR: Possibly when they tell him he's cut
jdailey23: Any chance Dorsey goes on the practice squad, or will someone
grab him before
Adam Caplan: JD: He's not practice squad eligible
amore: Is Frye the opening day starter or does Anderson have a real chance?
Adam Caplan: AM: Anderson has a pretty good chance to start over Frye
Adam Caplan: He gives them a better chance to win
ramllov: Adam, Have you heard anything about Braylon Edwards, on how he is
looking in camp? Running good routes etc?
Adam Caplan: RAM: He's picked up the pace
Adam Caplan: He'll be fine
redright: Curious isn't it to think that Frye is our likely starter come Sept
and the Browns can't give him away? What is the story?
Adam Caplan: RED: Not sure what you mean,
Adam Caplan: Who said Frye is the likely starter?
amore: Is Trent Green ever going to get to Miami?
jevanoff: he went today amore
Adam Caplan: Green went for a conditional 5th
Adam Caplan: could be a 4th
Adam Caplan: if he meets playing time requirements
grinch: Do the Falcons regret trading Schaub given the whole Vick dogfighting
Adam Caplan: GR: I would bet they've thought about that
ramllov: KC ' s GM did a good job
Adam Caplan: RAM: Very good, he told Miami they had to do the trade this week or they were keepinghim
redright: Adam...the Browns cant trade Frye. There are no takers. Most post and
article I read "predict" Frye to be our starter until Quinn in
week 6 or so can start. Curious? How do you see it?
Adam Caplan: RED: Again, as I said previously, Anderson gives them the best chance to win.
amore: Only hope to trade Frye is if there are a lot of QB injuries in training
Adam Caplan: AM: Probably so
ramllov: I am surprised that Atlanta did not make a run at Green considering
their dawg QB.
Adam Caplan: RAM: They have Harrington
Adam Caplan: so they're locked in with him
ramllov: Maybe frye will go to Atlana
ramllov: so what good is Harrington, he is worthless
Adam Caplan: RAM: I don't see it, he's no better than Harrington
Adam Caplan: Frye has more athleticism
Brownsfan91171: Adam who has looked most impressive through all of the OTAs to
Adam Caplan: BR: Hard to say because there's no contact but Harrison is getting off to a good start.
jevanoff: adam how is the browns starting OL not one of the best in the league?
what more can they do or upgrade? the odd man out may
be a starting NFL left tackle ..
Adam Caplan: JEV: I can't see Shaffer being traded unless Thomas does really well in training camp.
Adam Caplan: They're somewhere in the middle of the pack
amore: Could Shaffer be traded during training camp?
Adam Caplan: AM: Mid to late August if Thomas is doing well
amore: Do Giants still have interest?
Adam Caplan: AM: CLE called NYG from what I understand
Adam Caplan: Not other way around.
ramllov: Adam, how many good QBs do you see in the NFL today?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Too general a question for chat
BleedingOrangeandBrown: Why would Browns be willing to take the cap hit by
trading Shaffer this season Admam? They could use the depth
Adam Caplan: BL: Again, they plan on keeping him which I've said for weeks
redright: If quinn is our future and Anderson is the best chance of winning,
does it mean that Frye and Dorsey are gone it the Browns can
get anything? does it mean that we may still see a veteran QB before the season
Adam Caplan: RED: Dorsey is going to be let go, that's pretty certain
ramllov: Adam, do you see Charlie Frye as an NFL quarerback three to five years
Adam Caplan: RAM: Nope
Adam Caplan: As far as a starter
Adam Caplan: backup maybe
jevanoff: does dorsey know that
Adam Caplan: JEV: My mom knows he doesn't have a chance
Adam Caplan: Smart guy but really doesn't offer much for on the field
amore: KW2 recovery from microfracture going well? What kind of year can we
expect from him?
Adam Caplan: AM: Key will be how he looks when the pads go on, how well he moves
Adam Caplan: In this scheme TEs will stretch the field so he has to move better
ramllov: What have you heard about Derek Anderson in camp? Adam
Adam Caplan: RAM: The QBs have been pretty much the same, learning the scheme, Anderson too
Adam Caplan: None of them have separated themselves
Adam Caplan: That's pretty much par for the course in OTAs
amore: Does Chud have what it takes to be a decent offensive coordinator?
Adam Caplan: AM: yes
Adam Caplan: has worked under good coaches
redright: What chance is there of the Browns getting a veteran QB before the
Adam Caplan: RED: Depends on how the top three look during training camp
Adam Caplan: Holcomb is available
ramllov: Adam, Ethan Kelly, NT, does he have a future with the Cleveland Browns?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Probably, Pats liked him
clebrowns80: Adam, do you see Travis Wilson starting this year?
Adam Caplan: CLE: Nope
Adam Caplan: Hopefully he will be the #3
redright: Tim Carter, considered a bust in NY...how does he look so far? Can he
hold onto the ball? Run a route?
Adam Caplan: RED: Fast but has a long way to go
jevanoff: adam i really like what i've heard/seen about shaun smith so far, is
it possible he takes over the starter at NT some point?
Adam Caplan: JEV: We'll see how he does when it counts when the pads go on
amore: Does the new salary cap year start on June 1? What happens to all the
cap room the Browns had left as of June 1?
Adam Caplan: AM: June 2 is when you can cut guys for relief
Adam Caplan: but changes in CBA gave teams 2 guys to cut early
Adam Caplan: to do that
redright: After three years in the pros can anyone teach Carter to catch?
Adam Caplan: RED: IT's up to him
ramllov: February they were talking about it, now they are practicing it. I
just wonder if they are doing what you expected.
Adam Caplan: RAM: They're all learning it and applying what they're taught in classroom setting.
Cheesedog: What do you think would prevent Wilson from taking the #2 position
from Joe J? Experience or something else? Thanks.
Adam Caplan: CH: Experience and he didn't really play last year
Adam Caplan: no reason to think he'll start unless he has a great training camp
Adam Caplan: But as I've said before, he could start down the line
Adam Caplan: he has that kind of talent.
redright: I assume our roster is 99% set. Is there any player or position you
see a change at?
Adam Caplan: RED: You could see OL depth get improved by August
Adam Caplan: CB also
Adam Caplan: that's a problem, they have bodies but talent upgrade is needed
musicdyn: Adam, now that Harrison has bulked up can he be a long term solution
Adam Caplan: MU: Ask me at the end of August
Adam Caplan: August
Adam Caplan: I may actually be able to answer that
Adam Caplan: this year
Adam Caplan: Brian Westbrook really bulked up and it helped
Adam Caplan: and he didn't lose any speed
Adam Caplan: that's really key for Harrison
jevanoff: adam, CB's can be evaluated a fair amount without pads, has eric
wright looked like a starter?
Adam Caplan: JEV: Footwork and knowledge of scheme is about all you can see
Adam Caplan: Nothing bad so far
Adam Caplan: which is good
Brownsfan91171: Adam, you think OL depth is that bad? The fans think it is a
Adam Caplan: Other than Butler, no one can start of their backups
Adam Caplan: Guys: That's all the time I have, we'll do it again in two weeks