Adam Caplan: hi all
<jimherbert> Adam....give us your opinion of the trade.
Adam Caplan: They got what they could, one of the two QBs would be dealt by the trading deadline
<Butzmark> Traded the right one
Adam Caplan: BUTZ: Agreed
<BrownsBacker> Adam how soon does Quinn start? How long can Anderson last?
Adam Caplan: BR: This is actually a good matchup so Anderson might play ok
Adam Caplan: Unless Anderson really plays badly, he'll get at least two starts in
<ramllov> Adam, When are the Browns going to fix the defensive line?
Adam Caplan: RAM: They have to get another DL
Adam Caplan: surprised Savage hasn't done something there
<tutorofthestudents> Adam, if the Bengals win big, could Romeo be fired?
Adam Caplan: TU: Not yet, has to go 0-5
<dogsqb13> Do you think Quinn could see any time under any circumstances , even if Anderson is playing ok
Adam Caplan: DOG: Wouldn't make any sense
Adam Caplan: when he has a full grasp of the playbook, looks good in practice then they can start thinking about it
Adam Caplan: for him to start
Adam Caplan: I could see him coming in a blow out
Adam Caplan: like in pre-season mode
<SupDawg4Life> I have heard the name Marty Schottenheimer thrown around this site in the last day or so, my dad and I bleed orange and
brown we have for a long time and just the idea of Marty as coach again even just for a moment brought excitement to our conversation.
What are the chances if the Browns bomb again this week that this scenario could possibly happen?
Adam Caplan: SUP: Savage would have to leave
Adam Caplan: he wouldn't get along with Marty
<tutorofthestudents> Adam, how is Kellen Winslow handling things mentally?
Adam Caplan: TUT: Seems ok but still isn't moving as well as hoped
Adam Caplan: getting there though
<nudawg> Hey Adam. You said in the Ask the Insiders forum that you don't have a chance to see the coaches tape but you said earlier that
you saw the coaches tape for Frye. What's the story?
Adam Caplan: NU: no reporters have access to coaches tape
Adam Caplan: I have go somewhere to watch it
<nudawg> Adam, could you clarify the answer you gave me?
Adam Caplan: NU: No reporters get tapes sent to them
Adam Caplan: I'm able to go and watch tape occasionally
Adam Caplan: no more to say
<Pincushion> Adam, have you picked up any sense of how the team is taking everything? Are they rallying the troops or going to roll over and
Adam Caplan: PIN: They were embarrassed last week
<zabam> Adam - did we take a look at Reche Caldwell? Why didn't we do anything WR or DL after the cuts?
Adam Caplan: ZA: Don't think so and that would have been a really good signing
Adam Caplan: they badly need a #3 WR
<ramllov> Adam, is there a chance that Derek Anderson can learn to throw a little bit more accurate?
Adam Caplan: RAM: If he can just relax, yes
Adam Caplan: he's too jittery
<BrownsBacker> What are you predictions for the game Adam? Will Cinci play as good as they did against Baltimore and if so will they beat us
Adam Caplan: BR: 30-17 CIN
<brugman7> Adam, what is the likelihood of Marty S being considered for the next HC job? considering his history of taking teams and
rebuilding them. would the browns see him as a viable option?
Adam Caplan: BR: As long as Savage is there, no chance
Adam Caplan: Anderson has a chance to do ok this game
Adam Caplan: the OL was poor last week
Adam Caplan: Thomas still isn't there yet
<brugman7> Marty would want full control? did he have that in SD
Adam Caplan: BRU: He wants more control than he had
<nudawg> do you have any info as to why Baba was cut?
Adam Caplan: NU: He's not ready to play
Adam Caplan: practice squad fodder basically
<Brownsfan91171> Adam: Do you see concerns with the OL, or is it a jelling issue?
Adam Caplan: BR: It's going to take time, that's really clear
<jimherbert> Adam, Do you think there is a shortage of good coaches or potential coaches in the NFL?
Adam Caplan: JIM: No, there are a lot of good young coaches
<BlueSidd> Is Zastudil gonna play this week
Adam Caplan: BLUE: They think he has a chance
<redright> Adam, what is wrong with this team that can be fixed this year?
Adam Caplan: RED: Depth can be added at DL, WR
<BlueSidd> Will Peek play?
Adam Caplan: BLUE: That injury report the Bengals had was wrong
Adam Caplan: But Peek is questionable probably
<jimherbert> Do you think the browns would go with another rookie coach?
Adam Caplan: JIM: Doubt it
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, you hearing anything on potential DL we are looking at?
Adam Caplan: BR: Nothing yet
<grinquisit> Who is losing more patience with Romeo? Savage or Lerner?
Adam Caplan: GR: I would think the club is losing patience in a lot of areas
<BlueSidd> I think the Browns can win this week am I crazy?
Adam Caplan: BL: Outside shot
Adam Caplan: They can't get behind
Adam Caplan: more than 7
<ramllov> Adam, What ever happened to Babatunde Oshinowo..... he is now in Chicago, why did they not keep him?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Developmental DL
Adam Caplan: and they didn't think he would be ready for a while
<BlueSidd> Why didn't ESPN know that Frye was on a week to week basis Seibel makes it sound like we gave Frye the reigns for the year and
then yanked him.
Adam Caplan: BL: Frye was so bad they had to get him out of there
Adam Caplan: I mean pathetic bad
Adam Caplan: Like he was playing with his pants on fire
<royswift> Pool played terrible. Is it a quick fix, or is he in over his head?
Adam Caplan: ROY: Jones and Pool aren't that good in coverage, better against the run
<ramllov> Adam, why could Chicago put BABA on their practice squad and Cleveland could not or would not?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Baba fits their scheme better
Adam Caplan: CHI
Adam Caplan: athletic cover-2 DL
<Pincushion> Adam, if Frye played so bad why would Seattle give up a pick when they could of signed someone off the street?
Adam Caplan: PIN: They wanted an athletic QB and QB coach thinks he can help him
<FunkyDawg> Why isn't Savage more active in signing a WR or DL?
Adam Caplan: FU: good question, only he knows
Adam Caplan: it's a bad mistake already
Adam Caplan: how long have we been talking about this?
<ramllov> Adam, how close was Savage in trading Frye for a DL man, from Carolina?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Not that close
Adam Caplan: CAR is worried that Jenkins' injury history could leave them thin at DT
<royswift> Follow up to your answer, is it unusual to have two run stoppers at safety?
Adam Caplan: ROY: Lets put it this way, they aren't going to cover anyone tight
<ramllov> Adam, do the Browns have anything they can afford to trade other than draft choices for a DL man or 3rd WR?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Nothing I can see that any team would want, they need what they have in depth
Adam Caplan: They got rid of a QB
Adam Caplan: that's all they have
<BlueSidd> Could Travis Wilson be active this week?
Adam Caplan: BLE: Depends on how he practices, Carter is hurt yet again
Adam Caplan: shocker
<redright> Watching Anderson....bad mechanics..slow decisions...with more reps and with better concentrated coaching....how much can he
Adam Caplan: RED: In a way yes but I think he needs to be smarter for short term solutions
<BrownsBacker> Could Carter be released soon?
Adam Caplan: BR: They can't afford to yet
<bamadawg19> Adam, in terms of talent, where do you rank the Browns with all 32 teams
Adam Caplan: BAM: somewhere form 20-25
<royswift> Thanks. So are our safeties a strength is they can't cover? People talk like they are a positive for the team.
Adam Caplan: ROY: They can hit, was talking to a scout about both
<zabam> Adam - why didn't we put McGinest on PUP, keep some depth somewhere. Sounds like he's out 4-5 weeks anyway.
Adam Caplan: ZA: Too late
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, will this team get better as the year goes on?
Adam Caplan: BR: Too many issues
<Pincushion> Adam, do you expect our O Line to be better after a couple of weeks to gel? Or will this be an ongoing problem for us?
Adam Caplan: PIN: I do
Adam Caplan: takes time
Adam Caplan: not over night
<BlueSidd> Mcginest IR or roster
Adam Caplan: BL: They think he will be back at some point
<jimherbert> Adam...what is the strength of the team?
Adam Caplan: JIM: Secondary still is above average
Adam Caplan: TE
Adam Caplan: solid
Adam Caplan: Jamal Lewis can't do what he once could
Adam Caplan: it's apparent
<ramllov> Adam, there were many, many, many mistakes on that Pittsburgh game to go to blame many players and many coaches. Why were
they not prepared?
Adam Caplan: RAM: I can't answer that, what we saw though is a team that is deficient in many areas
<jimherbert> Joe Thomas's performance?
Adam Caplan: JIM: I doubt he graded out well
<NattyDawg> Why doesn't Cribbs get at least 5-7 touches on offense every game?
Adam Caplan: NAT: They really should start doing that
Adam Caplan: they need more creativity
Adam Caplan: they have nothing to lose at this point
Adam Caplan: totally agree
<grinquisit> When will our QB's start checking off at the line? Did not see much
Sun. Will Anderson start to do it?
Adam Caplan: GRIN: If he can just relax, he should
<ramllov> Adam, did it seem that Pittsburgh's defense decided on specific plays to hit or key on one specific offensive lineman and each
lineman got individually tested throughout the game?
Adam Caplan: RAM: They didn't handle the pressure well
Adam Caplan: at all
Adam Caplan: and Frye compounded mistakes by sensing rush that wasn't there
Adam Caplan: that's a really bad trait he has
Adam Caplan: David Carr syndrome
<royswift> why do you think Jerom Harrison wasn't used on Sunday?
Adam Caplan: ROY: That's another player they need to get some touches
Adam Caplan: my sense is they don't trust him yet
<tommybo> once Quinn is the starter...will DA stay or be gone?
Adam Caplan: Tom: No way, they can't have Dorsey be #2
<gelsingerj> Adam...the main thing that concerns me about Romeo is it seems he has no FIRE...does he ever get mad at these guys and
Adam Caplan: GEL: Behind the scenes, yes
<Brownsfan91171> Adam: do the players have confidence in Quinn being the starter?
Adam Caplan: BR: They know he will start at some point
<redright> What area of improvement can we expect to see before the bye week?
Adam Caplan: RED: OL should start to get better, Bengals use four man pressure
Adam Caplan: they have to handle that
<ramllov> Adam, did Crennel lose this team after the first game?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Not yet
<ramllov> Adam, were you impressed with the Bengal's defense on Monday night?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Very, tackling was good for a chance
Adam Caplan: and Deltha O'Neal played great
Adam Caplan: after having a bad year
Adam Caplan: Landon Johnson played well too
<grinquisit> Rank the other three in our division. Where does Cinci stand?
Adam Caplan: PIT/BAL/CIN/CLE
<tommybo> DO you see Crennel lasting the year?
Adam Caplan: TOM: You have a better chance at being pope
<gelsingerj> any chance they look to a veteran coach like Schottenheimer or Cowher when they can RAC?
Adam Caplan: GEL: No way on Marty, maybe on Cowher
Adam Caplan: maybe
<ramllov> I thought Cincinnati's defense was under estimated.
Adam Caplan: RAM: Pressure was good, tackling, and coverage
Adam Caplan: they didn't do that once last year in same game
<FunkyDawg> Why can't Savage get along with my man Marty?
Adam Caplan: FU: Control-both want it
<redright> Cowher has expressed a desire to take 07 and 08 off. What will change his mind? Will Randy pay the price?
Adam Caplan: that's why Savage wouldn't work with Cowher
Adam Caplan: but if Cowher wanted in, I would think Savage would go
Adam Caplan: But my sense is Cowher wouldn't come
<FunkyDawg> Follow-up: Would Marty be better at the controls?
Adam Caplan: FU: No
<grinquisit> Savage wants Kirk Ferentz?
Adam Caplan: GR: I would think so
Adam Caplan: or someone he has worked with
Adam Caplan: he's like that
Adam Caplan: he has ties to RACs assistants
Adam Caplan: from what I understand
<nudawg> Adam, how would you assess Savage as a gm.
Adam Caplan: NU: Mixed
<ramllov> Adam, do you see an offensive head coach or defensive head coach for this team?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Can't say at this point
Adam Caplan: they just need leadership from top to bottom
<royswift> Adam, if you say it's a certainty Romeo is gone, is it good we are letting him linger, or should we just fire him and move on?
Adam Caplan: ROY: You have to give him some chance but it would be hard for anyone
<redright> Silly question, but, who is going to tell Randy that he should hire XXXX as coach? Where does he get good info?
Adam Caplan: RED: Owners usually contact league people they know
Adam Caplan: for recommendations
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, Savage seems stressed during his conferences, is he over his head? I personally think he is the right man for the
Adam Caplan: BR: I think he's not prepared to speak in public
Adam Caplan: that's obvious
Adam Caplan: he just wants to do personnel stuff
Adam Caplan: he needs to understand there's more to the job
Adam Caplan: than that
<marinedawg> Adam You read where the Players like Crennel and want to play for him, but it does not show in the games
Adam Caplan: MAR: They need more talent
Adam Caplan: that's obvious
Adam Caplan: I think we all misjudged it
Adam Caplan: OL has to come together quickly
Adam Caplan: running game isn't looking good
<redright> After three years of Phil, shouldn't we be further ahead?
Adam Caplan: RED: Problem is they have turned over so much personnel it will take time
Adam Caplan: but I think he has some issues on short-term vision
<Brownsfan91171> Adam: did the running game even have a chance to click Sunday?
Adam Caplan: BR: Not really since they were behind but Lewis isn't the answer
<dogsqb13> 7,0how do we look worse than lest year, even though its early, when i truly believe there is more talent here now
Adam Caplan: DOG: Talent isn't gelling yet
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, what is your concern with short-term vision?
Adam Caplan: BR: Depth Savage has missed on
Adam Caplan: not getting veteran QB
Adam Caplan: getting depth at WR, I called that two months ago
Adam Caplan: and I think even I underestimated how bad it was
<nudawg> maybe we should have kept Droughns. :-)
Adam Caplan: NU: He's NYG #3 RB
Adam Caplan: demoted before season
<nudawg> we all thought Travis Wilson would be better.
Adam Caplan: NU: I admit that one I was wrong on
Adam Caplan: I know it's year two but it's embarrassing already
Adam Caplan: they need him badly yet he can't get on the field
<Brownsfan91171> Adam. could Turner be on our wish list next offseason?
Adam Caplan: BR: I think Turner will be
Adam Caplan: has to when looking at UFA RBs
Adam Caplan: and they can pay him
Adam Caplan: later all
Adam Caplan: great chat
Adam Caplan: see you next week