<Pagedawg> Hi Adam, any injury update on Eric Steinbach?
Adam Caplan: They expect him to be ready for week one, rehabbing
<NewMexicoDawg> Hey Adam, why can't we ever seem to get Joe Jurevicius involved in the offense?
Adam Caplan: NEW: All the other WRs too
Adam Caplan: they have to find a #3 WR
<amore> Could Jerome Harrison and Chris Barclay both make the roster?
Adam Caplan: AM: Harrison has the edge but Barclay can play specials
Adam Caplan: so that gets him consideration
<CCDawg49> any chance both make the team?
Adam Caplan: CC: Sure
<Butzmark> Think there'll be four QBs on the roster Sept 9?
Adam Caplan: BUTZ: Depends if they can deal Frye or Anderson
<ramllov> Adam, how many QBs and how many RBs make the team
Adam Caplan: RAM: Ask me in a week on RBs
Adam Caplan: they could keep Barclay
Adam Caplan: This game is huge for many players
Adam Caplan: third game always is
<nudawg> why would anyone trade for Frye or Anderson?
Adam Caplan: NU: MIN is looking for one
Adam Caplan: They talked to Eagles about Holcomb and may get him
Adam Caplan: Minnesota offered a 7th
Adam Caplan: eagles want a 5th
Adam Caplan: no dice
<ramllov> Could they make Barclay a wide out?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Makes no sense at this point
Adam Caplan: I know you're desperate for help at WR
Adam Caplan: they will have to look outside the roster
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, who offers us a better opportunity Sept 9th, Frye or Anderson?
Adam Caplan: BR: Frye
Adam Caplan: based on Anderson's performances
Adam Caplan: I can't believe how bad Anderson has been so far
<ramllov> Anderson screwed it up, he had the job if he was consistent and did adequate
Adam Caplan: RAM: agreed
<FunkyDawg> Some like Anderson. Why?
Adam Caplan: FUNK: Better arm but he's lost confidence
Adam Caplan: shows in games and practices
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, will Williams be a starter opening day?
Adam Caplan: BR: They plan to go with a rotation at ILB
Adam Caplan: Williams will see decent amount of PT
Adam Caplan: they have to play him
Adam Caplan: he brings a physical part which the others don't
<ckindians> does Tyrone Calico have anything left Adam?
Adam Caplan: CK: He had a tryout for the Bears earlier this year
Adam Caplan: he's not part of the good hands people
<ckindians> another chance on Antonio Bryant?
Adam Caplan: CK: None
<ckindians> Dixon did point out that the wide receivers did drop a lot of Anderson passes that should have been caught
Adam Caplan: CK: There were a few but in general, QBs lack consistency
Adam Caplan: and WRs just don't have it
<ramllov> Adam, did you notice anything good on the backup defensive linemen?
Adam Caplan: RAM: I thought the DL this game really didn't bring it
<jevanoff> Adam, don't you think based on Romeo's comment about the #2 QB today that it's obvious that Anderson is gone and
Adam Caplan: JEV: Has to be
Adam Caplan: or at least he has no chance to start
Adam Caplan: Frye will start opening day
Adam Caplan: almost a lock
<BryanK> Adam....back to the DL. What is the biggest problem?
Adam Caplan: BRY: Getting off blocks
Adam Caplan: no penetration at all
<jevanoff> is shawn smith good at end?
Adam Caplan: JEV: He's really out of position
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, what is your take on Quinn's performance in practice and on the field?
Adam Caplan: BR: Can't really judge the last game too much since he didn't play against first or second teamers
Adam Caplan: I want to see him play against better players
Adam Caplan: but when is good is he's learning the offense well
<jevanoff> Adam do you expect Quinn to get some time in the first half at all on Saturday?
Adam Caplan: JEV: Not now
Adam Caplan: but with what they're doing, anything can change
<ramllov> Adam do you see Quinn starting after the bye week?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Depends on too many factors
Adam Caplan: progression of playbook, practices, last two games
Adam Caplan: we need to see how he does
Adam Caplan: I know this, they will not put him in as a starter until he's ready
Adam Caplan: no matter what the fans want
<semitruck> the handling of this quarterback situation is ridiculous!
Adam Caplan: SEMI: I agree to a point
Adam Caplan: Savage takes blame for not having a veteran
Adam Caplan: again
Adam Caplan: and the juggling the first game was a joke
Adam Caplan: embarrassing
<ckindians> Isn't Dorsey supposed to the vet?
Adam Caplan: CK: Veteran that can play
<Brownsfan91171> Adam: After seeing 2 preseason games, what are our chances to maybe split our first 3 games?
Adam Caplan: BR: I hate to judge preseason games but I don't see the progress on offense
Adam Caplan: in passing game
<jevanoff> I think there's a little progress, other then the specific plays that Frye messed up it's obvious he has progressed
Adam Caplan: JEV: I do see a little more from Frye but they need much more
Adam Caplan: Quinn has some things that he doesn't
<semitruck> the offense lacks leadership - neither Charlie or Derek have the "intangibles" necessary to lead this team
Adam Caplan: SEMO: See my last comment
Adam Caplan: you nailed it
<ckindians> Anthony Wright might be cut loose
Adam Caplan: CK: Yes
Adam Caplan: I might take a look at him
Adam Caplan: he's better than Frye and Anderson probably
<sfanScott> Adam, were some of the problems CF and DA had a result of coaching or not grasping the playbook?
Adam Caplan: SFAN: Just lack of overall consistency
Adam Caplan: from practice to practice
Adam Caplan: And it's not about who they are throwing to
Adam Caplan: it's just what they're not doing
<BryanK> How much damage can be done by letting Quinn play now?
Adam Caplan: BRY: You never want to put a QB in until he's ready
<jevanoff> Adam didn't I hear you or someone on Sirius say they knew some teams interested in Anderson or Frye
Adam Caplan: JEV: I think someone will trade for one of them
Adam Caplan: Anderson has a better rep around the NFL
Adam Caplan: so he could be the one
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, can the Browns rely on Lewis until Quinn is ready
Adam Caplan: BR: That's the plan, good running game
Adam Caplan: control the clock...
Adam Caplan: but D has to be good
Adam Caplan: secondary is looking solid
Adam Caplan: DL is not
Adam Caplan: that's a problem, they got run on
<tjm427> can butler beat out shaffer at rt
Adam Caplan: TJ: Unlikely
<bayareaactor> Adam why does Anderson have a better rep than Frye? What does that mean?
Adam Caplan: BAY: scouts feel Anderson has a better overall game
<sfanScott> Adam, any word on Bodden's ankle? looks like he tweaked it Sat
Adam Caplan: SF: He says he's fine
<ramllov> Adam, Savage has said he needed to fix the secondary and the offensive line, are you satisfied?
Adam Caplan: RAM: They need at least one more veteran DL
Adam Caplan: who can stop the run
Adam Caplan: they'll get pass rush from OLBS
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, how much do our LBS affect that problems with the running game?
Adam Caplan: BR: Defensive linemen aren't clearing space for them
Adam Caplan: that's a huge problem
<FunkyDawg> Why hasn't Savage brought in help from FA for the DL?
Adam Caplan: FUNK--they might wind up doing that before season starts
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, will moving Smith back to NT help?
Adam Caplan: BR: Yes
<ramllov> There are no current FA DL men available.
Adam Caplan: RAM: There are a few
Adam Caplan: actually
Adam Caplan: But run stoppers, probably not
<FunkyDawg> When will Orpheus return?
Adam Caplan: FUNL Very questionable for week one
<ramllov> Adam, who do you expect to be available after the roster cuts happen. Have you heard anything?
Adam Caplan: RAM: I do my cut projections about 3-4 days before final cuts
<semitruck> What is C. Simon doing? Does he feel like playing football?
Adam Caplan: SEM: He worked out for the Titans on Monday
<BrownsGettinBetter> Ok Adam, let's get to the point, does Crennel make it through the season? He has demonstrated very little leadership and seems in over his head.
Adam Caplan: BR: No chance
Adam Caplan: Too much going against him
<sfanScott> Adam, who is leading for the third WR spot, Wright,Wilson or does Cribbs have a shot
Adam Caplan: SF: No leaders
Adam Caplan: for #3
Adam Caplan: it's a shame
Adam Caplan: they have to get a veteran in there
Adam Caplan: forget numbers, they mean nothing on depth
Adam Caplan: you can have 10 WRs but if they can't play, you have nothing
<CCDawg49> any vets available FA or via trade that would fit as #3 WR?
Adam Caplan: CC: Good question, I'll look at that for the next chat
Adam Caplan: there has to be some
<amore> Keep Barclay over Cribbs - agree?
Adam Caplan: AM: Cribbs will make it
<jevanoff> Why don't the browns sign Robert Ferguson
Adam Caplan: JEV: MIN signed him, looks like Tarzan plays like Jane
Adam Caplan: CLE has enough of them
<nudawg> david mcmillen has looked good in preseason games. do you think he should be given a chance to contribute?
Adam Caplan: NU: He should be active on gameday
Adam Caplan: potential there
<amore> Vickers is the only back with size behind Jamal - will he get carries?
Adam Caplan: AM: Yes, probably a few
<BrownsGettinBetter> This season looks like a lost cause for the Browns in terms of wins.
Adam Caplan: BR: I'm disappointed certain things haven't happened
Adam Caplan: or progressed
Adam Caplan: QB, WRs, DL
<ramllov> Adam is McKinney the right guard on opening day?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Don't see why not
<Brownsfan91171> Adam: is Savage getting frustrated with Crennel lately?
Adam Caplan: BR: Couldn't say one way or the other
Adam Caplan: it will be interesting though
Adam Caplan: what happens if they get off to a slow start
<ckindians> I think Detroit keeps T.J. Duckett
Adam Caplan: CK: Yes because of Jones' injury status
<dogsqb13> Peter Warrick have anything left...or too inconsistent as well?
Adam Caplan: DOG: Probably not
Adam Caplan: too bad though
Adam Caplan: I had him on the list
<nudawg> with our qb, I can't see getting a fast start.
Adam Caplan: NU: That's a huge part of it
<ramllov> Adam, do you see the Browns starting 2-4?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Lets put it this way, I don't see a good start
Adam Caplan: based on what we've seen
Adam Caplan: we'll see what happens this game, this is the most important one
Adam Caplan: #3
<amore> Bodden's ankle going to be a problem?
Adam Caplan: AM: Nagging
<FunkyDawg> Damn. The season is over before it starts
Adam Caplan: FU: If they could go 2-2
Adam Caplan: that would be huge
<Brownsfan91171> Adam what concerns you most QB, D-Line or WR?
Adam Caplan: BR: QB then WR then DL
Adam Caplan: I guess I was wrong on Anderson, I thought he could at least be average
<BrownsGettinBetter> Adam, Sam Rutigliano is a big proponent of Quinn starting immediately. I think he is right. Quinn is probably the best QB we have. Do you agree with Sammy?
Adam Caplan: BR: I don't agree at all
Adam Caplan: Quinn isn't ready
Adam Caplan: the coaches know what they're doing there
Adam Caplan: Sam also has been out of the league for 20 years
Adam Caplan: loved Sam as a coach though
Adam Caplan: good sound bites
<ramllov> The team is not what I expected in August. I thought we would have a full set of starters with some good developing backup players
Adam Caplan: RAM: I agree to a point
Adam Caplan: Some things I really agree that should have been better
<CCDawg49> adam, what do you think about what chud has shown as an OC so far?
Adam Caplan: CC: I think scheme is good
Adam Caplan: players, eh
<LeBentley> I thought Leon Williams was out of position a lot against the Lions? Does he have a real chance at being a starter this
year, or has this been mostly hype?
Adam Caplan: LE: unless you have their scheme in front of you or coaches tape, hard to really know
Adam Caplan: Williams has caught their eye
Adam Caplan: I know that
Adam Caplan: See you guys next week, good chat
Adam Caplan: pray for a good game this week
Chat Transcript: Adam Caplan
<Pagedawg> Hi Adam, any injury update on Eric Steinbach?