Transcript: Adam Caplan Chat

Adam Caplan brings a unique perspective and inside info to our chat room every time he appears. Another great chat last night! Here's the transcript.


Adam Caplan: hi all

<indica420> question: How do you know that RAC doesn't pick or hire his coaches
Adam Caplan: IND: I first reported that back in February
Adam Caplan: That RAC didn't have final say on coaches

<dhohenshil> Adam, Is frye or anderson loser getting traded are they worth anything?
Adam Caplan: DH: One should be gone by end of the month

Adam Caplan: BTW, really impressed with Peek
Adam Caplan: I may have to revise what I first thought, he might be ok as a starter in 23-4
Adam Caplan: 3-4

<indica420> still doesnt tell me how you know
Adam Caplan: IND: I never discuss sources
Adam Caplan: not a question I can get into

<indica420> opinion or fact?
Adam Caplan: IN: Fact, lets move on
Adam Caplan: it's not a secret
Adam Caplan: Most who cover the team know the deal

<Brownsfan91171> Adam, Quinn has been the word of the day. What have you heard about his progress?
Adam Caplan: BR: Good day, should play this week

<Mark_Zickefoose> Whoever is the best QB at the end of preseason should start, IMO.
Adam Caplan: MARK: Quinn has to take the job away from Frye, they won't had it to him

<gunner2> How hard could that be for Quin
Adam Caplan: GUN: He has to make up for lost time

<ramllov> charlie starting six games and going to Quinn for the rest of the season?
Adam Caplan: RAM: One of those two will start the season, then depending on record etc, Quinn is in

<snopper> I believe Quinn has the natural ability, intelligence, and leadership qualities to beat Frye for the job, but would Romeo start Quinn
even if he did beat out Frye and Anderson??
Adam Caplan: SN: They will start whoever gives them the best chance to win, different from last year as you know

<nudawg> adam, how does Quinn's contract work out in your opinion?
Adam Caplan: NU: I just got a look at it, will have notes tomorrow
Adam Caplan: interesting

<jb42776> Doesn't starting Quinn buy Romeo more time?
Adam Caplan: JB: Not really

<ramllov> Quinn will average six million over 5 years, Russell will average 10 over six years. Nice pick by the Browns
Adam Caplan: RAM: There's much more

<indica420> Is Charlie more vocal on getting the players on the same page so far this season?
Adam Caplan: IN: They seem to be on the same page now
Adam Caplan: BTW, good to see Wilson get a lot of PT in two minutes
Adam Caplan: bad drop but he did make some nice catches

<Brownsfan91171> Adam, after one preseason game, do you think the D-Line will be able to at least slow down the run?
Adam Caplan: BR: I saw some good things
Adam Caplan: there, depth is an issue
Adam Caplan: Fraser was ok

<dogsqb13> who would be on the chopping block if Barclay continues to impress..... Harrison, Wright, neither, or does Barclay going to be a
numbers casualty?
Adam Caplan: DOG: Neither at this point

<ramllov> Adam, tell me about your opinion on Simon Fraser, can he stop the run now?
Adam Caplan: RAM: I think from what I'm hearing his technique is better, that is really important

<dhohenshil> Adam, What role do you see for G Baxter if he makes the team?
Adam Caplan: DH: Dime defense

<Brownsfan91171> Adam, is Eric Wright the front runner for the 2nd starting cb spot?
Adam Caplan: BR: He will start opening day

<gunner2> hows chase pittman
Adam Caplan: GUN: I don't see him making the team, practice squad

<tutorofthestudents> adam, brodney pool impressions?
Adam Caplan: I'm starting to get an idea on a lot of stuff now, that's why I told you guys to give me a few weeks

<CoNfUsEdDoG> Adam, know of any potential suitors for Anderson?? and what would he fectch compensation wise?
Adam Caplan: CO: MIN or ATL

<nudawg> do you think leon williams is going to start this year?
Adam Caplan: NU: Possibly
Adam Caplan: Williams is really doing well
Adam Caplan: Remember I said they moved him inside for a physical presence
Adam Caplan: that he has and the other ILBs don't have

<darboman> adam do you have anything concerning Bentley
Adam Caplan: DAR: PUP in season
Adam Caplan: pretty much a lock
Adam Caplan: misses first six games

<snopper> what's the status on andra davis? how bad is the ankle sprain? will he play on saturday?
Adam Caplan: SN: Davis is not expected to play this week

<ramllov> Adam are we limited to 30 minutes tonight, this is getting really good!
Adam Caplan: RAM: Yes, have to be up at 5:30 am, lol

<dogsqb13> is it just me, or does the defense look much faster and more athletic this year?
Adam Caplan: DOG: Very much so, I did notice that
Adam Caplan: Peek, Williams, Wright
Adam Caplan: Man, if they can just get the injured guys back

<FunkyDawg> Adam, Will Savage bring in any more free agents for the defense?
Adam Caplan: FUNK: DL probably

<DawgHowl> Adam: how is steinbach doing in his rehab? will he be back before sept 9th???
Adam Caplan: DAW: They say yes he will, I'm skeptical a little

<CoNfUsEdDoG> Adam, do you have a surprise team in the nfl this year? and you can't say the Browns :)
Adam Caplan: CON: Rams

<ramllov> Adam how is Roye doing and when will he be back?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Week one they say

<FunkyDawg> Who do you think will be brought in?
Adam Caplan: FUNK: I'll have a better idea in a week or so on DL

<gunner2> they had a good draft (rams)
Adam Caplan: GUN: Secondary is a problem for STL

<Brownsfan91171> Adam, do we have the players to now present different fronts, and blitz packages?
Adam Caplan: BR: For the most part, yes

<dhohenshil> Adam, How has Braylon looked?
Adam Caplan: DH: Good and good leadership
Adam Caplan: But WRs are an issue, someone has to step up like Carter or Wilson
Adam Caplan: they have to have a reliable #3
Adam Caplan: which they don't have now

<ramllov> Adam, Shawn Smith, did the Browns make a good pickup?
Adam Caplan: CLE: Yes on Smith

<clebrowns80> Adam, why are you skeptical on Steinback being back for pit?
Adam Caplan: CLE: Type of injury
Adam Caplan: will make it close

<DawgHowl> adam: how do you feel about OL so fa?
Adam Caplan: DAW: Other than Thomas two holding penalties, they were decent

<BryanK> Any vet WR's that may be brought in?
Adam Caplan: BRY: Bad list out there, you can see my best FAs article
Adam Caplan: Pinkston would have been solid but he signed with WAS
Adam Caplan: and he can stretch the defense

<dogsqb13> in theory winslow could line up as the #3 in the slot or even at one of the wideout positions........if healthy, i dont wanna see
him leave the field
Adam Caplan: DOG: His movement has to be watched
Adam Caplan: Not sure how explosive he is now

<Brownsfan91171> Adam, are you nervous about the RB depth you have seen so far?
Adam Caplan: BR: No, looks good
Adam Caplan: Wright is a solid #3, Harrison solid change up
Adam Caplan: pass blocking is better, he had a good chip in the game
Adam Caplan: still needs to improve
Adam Caplan: though

<tutorofthestudents> adam, youre concerned winslow may have lost some explosiveness?
Adam Caplan: TUT: Yes, I want to see how Chud uses him in games
Adam Caplan: he didn't get him very involved

<Shrooney> Are the Browns sold on Vickers?
Adam Caplan: SH: Yes

<dhohenshil> Will the offense be more vertical this year? Or the same dink passes to winslow?
Adam Caplan: DH: They plan it to be
Adam Caplan: Movement of WRs

<broelf> What about Kelley Washington if NE cuts him? He might be a good No. 3
Adam Caplan: BR: He could be cut, bum though
Adam Caplan: underachiever

<redright> Will we see our QB getting on the same page with the receivers, what with Romeo constantly changing up?
Adam Caplan: RED: They shouldn't have juggled QBs last week, bad mistake
Adam Caplan: Don't understand that
Adam Caplan: at all

<Cvillebrown> you think that Vick is done forever? or just 2007?
Adam Caplan: CV: Yes on Vick

<BryanK> Will Tucker play again for Cle, or will he get cut upon return from suspension?
Adam Caplan: BRY: Remains to be seen, I don't think they are committed to him though

<redright> When do they pick a starter and go with him ... at QB
Adam Caplan: RED: After third game
Adam Caplan: would be the best guess

<DawgHowl> any chance Bentley plays at all this season?
Adam Caplan: DAW: Possibly after week 6
Adam Caplan: they would have until week 10 to make a decision or IR

<clebrowns80> Adam, do you think Romeo's whole coin flip idea was terrible?
Adam Caplan: CLE: Everything about QB moves last week were bad
Adam Caplan: Made no sense
Adam Caplan: rotating them
Adam Caplan: you don't do that

<snopper> Buck Ortega had some nice catches in garbage time on Saturday night. What're Ortega's chances for making this team?
Adam Caplan: SN: Almost none
Adam Caplan: CLE has great depth at TE

<clebrowns80> Adam, I totally agree with you 100%, that is why he shouldnt be a head coach
Adam Caplan: CLE: IT was almost shocking

<BryanK> Will Dinkins make the team?
Adam Caplan: BRY: Should

<ramllov> Adam Heiden, Winslow, Edwards and JJ, make the best receiving combination.
Adam Caplan: RAM: Pretty much what they have

<DawgHowl> adam: how has Dqwell Jackson looked ?
Adam Caplan: DAWG: Hasn't stood out
Adam Caplan: Williams has really been a nice surprise
Adam Caplan: I can see what RAC was telling me earlier this year

<BryanK> Who sits for Williams: Davis or Jackson?
Adam Caplan: BR: He actually could if he still does well over next two weeks

<redright> The drops of Anderson's passes...could they be attributed to his fast ball or just lousy receivers?
Adam Caplan: RED: WRs
Adam Caplan: Wilson just took his eyes off the one in Red area

<redright> Is the WR shopping center closed?
Adam Caplan: RED: I doubt it, they have to get a sure handed vet
Adam Caplan: possession WR
Adam Caplan: Fans need to understand depth isn't in numbers, it's in talent
Adam Caplan: Was talking to Andy Reid about that last week
Adam Caplan: he had some really good points
Adam Caplan: on that
Adam Caplan: the distance between the starters and the backups has to be closer
Adam Caplan: not wider

Adam Caplan:
Frye really blew that last few secs
Adam Caplan: badly
Adam Caplan: that's another problem with him
Adam Caplan: needs to make better decisions

<Brownsfan91171> Adam are we starting to develop depth?
Adam Caplan: BR: Starting to

<FunkyDawg> Adam, don't dodge my coaching question LOL!!
Adam Caplan: FUN: No, Reid isn't going anywhere

<ramllov> Adam, does Frye get over excited when he is in the red zone?
Adam Caplan: RAM
Adam Caplan: he doesn't make good decisions, that's apparent
Adam Caplan: from last year and last week

<redright> Adam, is there a problem with the way Anderson throws?
Adam Caplan: RED: He's a little mechanical
Adam Caplan: funny you asked
Adam Caplan: I was just watching that tonight
Adam Caplan: and he still takes too long to throw

<DawgHowl> how do you feel about the depth on the OL this year?
Adam Caplan: DAW: I don't trust Friedman or Sowells, again, they need a veteran at Guard
Adam Caplan: who could start
Adam Caplan: again, numbers mean nothing
Adam Caplan: it's about being ready to play

<ramllov> Ada,m what has happened to Derek Anderson?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Good question, maybe reality
Adam Caplan: he was a 6th round pick

<dogsqb13> matua looked better...was it just against lesser opponents?
Adam Caplan: DOG: Good to see him starting to do better

<redright> Adam, how is it the pats can get a qb...Casell , the least experienced QB in the NFL and he looks good and all of Patriots land
believes that they still get to the playoff with him and we can't find a QB that is a #1 or #2?
Adam Caplan: RED: That one is amazing

<ramllov> Does he remind you of Holcomb?
Adam Caplan: RAM:KH sees the field better
Adam Caplan: better leader

<DawgHowl> I really hope steinbach gets back in there before the start of the season, because it didnt look like we could run the ball inside
very effectively on sat
Adam Caplan: DAW: Lewis had the one good run inside

<ramllov> Adam do you see the browns as 8-8 or 7-9?
Adam Caplan: RAM: 6-10, 7-9 area
Adam Caplan: if all goes well
Adam Caplan: BTW, Wimbley will make pro bowl this year
Adam Caplan: he is amazing
Adam Caplan: still needs to do better with run keys
Adam Caplan: but overall, he's a stud

<dawgdays44> adam do you think the frye anderson loser gets traded?
Adam Caplan: DAW: Yep

<ramllov> Adam I read some really interesting stuff on you today. I was impressed.
Adam Caplan: RAM: mad magazine?

<snopper> Do you see anybody else on the team making pro bowl this year, adam? Bodden? E Wright? Lewis? S Jones?
Adam Caplan: SN: Steinbach if healthy
Adam Caplan: Sean Jones outside shot

<FunkyDawg> What does the Front Office and coaches see in Dorsey? Why not a vet QB off the F/A market?
Adam Caplan: FUNK: Leadership

<dawgdays44> is there any chance they could pick up a qb on the free agency
Adam Caplan: DAW: Holcomb will be traded
Adam Caplan: that I can tell you
Adam Caplan: as long as PHI other three QBs are healthy

<zunit4> Is joe thomas closer to Boselli or Gallery at this point??
Adam Caplan: ZU: Neither
Adam Caplan: It's too early to say
Adam Caplan: He has great movement

<dawgdays44> peek starts now with mcginest right adam
Adam Caplan: DAW: Yes
Adam Caplan: he has to
Adam Caplan: they have no other chioces
Adam Caplan: Thomas will be fine, had some good blocks, a few mistakes
Adam Caplan: more time on the field he'll get much better
Adam Caplan: CLE secondary should be really good
Adam Caplan: again

<dawgdays44> steinbach will be back for season right?
Adam Caplan: DAW: They say so, we'll see

<ramllov> Adam, What about MCMillan, he looks good in the preseason then disappearas, is he ready?
Adam Caplan: RED: Very much so

<gunner2> do you think Quinn should be the starter?
Adam Caplan: GUN: When he earns it

Adam Caplan: That's all the time I have, see you next week


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