<calkins14> Adam, thanks for all your contributions. Will the Browns' defense
come around this season or will we have to wait for next
Adam Caplan: still see 6-10, 7-9 at best
Adam Caplan: defense is really a problem
<Pagedawg> Hey Adam is J Harrison ever going to get a chance to play?
Adam Caplan: PAGE: They don't trust him to play him
Adam Caplan: that simple
<suggs44> Adam, do you think we will continue to see the Brown's offense be ultra-aggressive on Sunday?
Adam Caplan: SUG: to a point, depends who OL holds up
Adam Caplan: big challenge on the road at the black hole
Adam Caplan: silent counts will be important
<TheNNIE> Adam, what's the best way to attack this raider's D?
Adam Caplan: THE: Run first, pass second
<TheNNIE> A lot of size on their line...
Adam Caplan: THE: Slow front four
<calkins14> What is Derek Anderson's baseline? I say that he'll hold off Brady until the 10th game or so if he manages well and doesn't go for broke.
Adam Caplan: Here's the thing with DA, he played with a clock in his head against CIN, he has to do that on the road
Adam Caplan: three step or five step ball has to come out of his hands
<DaBrowns41> will we take advantage of Wimbley being doubled?
Adam Caplan: DA: Peek and Wimbley have to get more pressure
Adam Caplan: BTW, really good news on Winslow, apparently on coaches tape he looked all the way back
Adam Caplan: before injury
Adam Caplan: and they are moving him around
Adam Caplan: Jordan has a bad back , didn't work today but has been good so far
Adam Caplan: could really do well this week if he plays
<suggs44> Adam, did the Browns play that much better with DA or is Cinci that much worse than the Steelers?
Adam Caplan: SUGGS: protection was great
Adam Caplan: most of them graded out well
Adam Caplan: and JT is improving
<ramllov> Adam, If the offense was a highlight this week, can the defense be a highlight against Oakland?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Not unless they can win up front more
Adam Caplan: it was embarrassing how bad Ted Washington was
Adam Caplan: he can't move literally
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, will we see more of Leon against Oakland's running game?
Adam Caplan: BR: Williams didn't play well
<nudawg> Adam, what's the story with Shaun Smith. I only saw him when they were using 4 lineman. they are over using Washington.
Adam Caplan: NU: Washington seemed to be in more than expected, not sure what's going on there, all I can tell you is I was told Washington shouldn't be on the field
<FunkyDawg> Are we in for a huge letdown Sunday?
Adam Caplan: FU: OAK isn't a let down team but hard to play there
<calkins14> How about Jamal Lewis?
Adam Caplan: Lewis had 4 great runs. He needs to be more consistent though.
<Brownsfan91171> Adam: You mentioned the O-line protection being great. Is this something you think will see week in and week out? How about run blocking?
Adam Caplan: BR: Both areas were really good
Adam Caplan: huge holes
Adam Caplan: to run through
<calkins14> Who will emerge as the #3 WR?
Adam Caplan: CAL: Good question, no one can say
Adam Caplan: Carter is what he is
Adam Caplan: Again, they need to find one
Adam Caplan: I would play Cribbs more as a WR I can see that
Adam Caplan: why they don't I can't say
<suggs44> Adam, When may we see Leon Williams take over for Andra Davis?
Adam Caplan: SUG: Williams didn't play too well but I think long-term, he's better
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, any word on if Wilson is showing any better consistency in practices?
Adam Caplan: BR: I don't think they have confidence
Adam Caplan: on Wilson and Harrison
Adam Caplan: which sucks because they can really use both
<ramllov> Adam, do you know if the Browns had any interest in Tank Williams?
Adam Caplan: RAM: You mean Johnson and don't think so
Adam Caplan: By the trading deadline Savage must get a veteran WR in there
<TheNNIE> Chris Chambers is balling in Miami. Is he still on the block?
Adam Caplan: THE: No one will take his salary
Adam Caplan: He's staying in MIA and they have no one else
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, with your comment about Harrison and consistency, is this blitz pickups?
Adam Caplan: BR: Knowing what he's doing
Adam Caplan: overall
Adam Caplan: I just don't sense they want him in there.
<ramllov> Adam, when is the trading deadline?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Next month, middle I think
<DaBrowns41> Any way we ever move to the 46 D? I think if we get a dominating DT, we have the personnel, would really help Wimbley and Jones also
Adam Caplan: DA: They don't have the personnel
Adam Caplan: DA: And BAL scrapped it so that tells you something
<grinch> if they dislike Harrison so much why did they keep him ?
Adam Caplan: GR: I was thinking that the other day, Barclay should have been kept if they thought Harrison couldn't play
<TheNNIE> Is Darrion Scott a 3-4 DE?
Adam Caplan: THE: 4-3 DT or DE
Adam Caplan: possibly DT in 3-4, would have to see
<suggs44> Adam, Any clue which Browns team shows up in Oakland?
Adam Caplan: SU: Only they know, but you'll know a lot about them early in the game
Adam Caplan: if they are flat last week meant nothing
<iconoclast88> Adam, if Anderson continues to play as he did against Cincy . . . does Quinn still eventually get the nod? How long do we sit him?
Adam Caplan: IC: They will stick with Anderson for one bad game, but probably not two
Adam Caplan: Anderson played as well as possible or capable of
Adam Caplan: And so did OL, very encouraging
Adam Caplan: if you give him time and he gets rid of the ball quickly, he an make plays
<iconoclast88> What if Anderson turns into a great starter?
Adam Caplan: IC: Can't see it, doesn't have makeup for it
Adam Caplan: to be consistent
Adam Caplan: not an accurate enough passer
<suggs44> Is it safe to say next offseason with be spent shopping for d-line, d-line, and more d-line help?
Adam Caplan: SUG: A lot more than that
Adam Caplan: RB, WR depth, LB too
Adam Caplan: based on run D
Adam Caplan: They have to get physical
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, any news on Bentley or Baxter?
Adam Caplan: BR: Nothing new, I don't see Bentley back this year
<grinch> Did the Cincy blitz a lot and OL pick it up or just not a lot of blitzes ?
Adam Caplan: GR: They have a higher than average blitz % but I don't think they went nuts with it
<ramllov> Adam, when do you think they start Quinn?
Adam Caplan: RAM: After two bad games in a row for DA
<weDEYbrowns> Adam, are the Browns being creative enough with Wimbley? Could he move around like Keisel in PIT or Thomas in NE?
Adam Caplan: WE: I would like them to do more with him, yes
<ramllov> Adam, what do you think of the new and improved Boller, Balt QB?
Adam Caplan: RAM: They should stick with him but they won't do it
Adam Caplan: BAL down field passing game isn't there with McNair
<wskeezer> Adam: Are there any players that you see the Browns trying to
target via FA or trade? Is it even realistic that they would make a significant move?
Adam Caplan: WS: I think Savage makes 1-2 moves by trading deadline
Adam Caplan: WR and DL help
<nudawg> Why is the Raiders having problems on defense?
Adam Caplan: NU: Burgess got hurt last week and pass rush was bad
<TheNNIE> I saw McGinest used as a DT in nickel at camp this year, when do we expect him back?
Adam Caplan: THE: They hope in 2-3 weeks
<ramllov> Adam, Is McNair done?
Adam Caplan: RAM: I think so but they won't pull the trigger
<ramllov> Adam, What about Sapp, DT/NT, does he have a good season ahead of him?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Moving well but he's not the player he once was
<jdawg26> What do you think of the job Kiffen is doing out in Oakland ?
Adam Caplan: JD: I like his approach and OL coach Tom Cable has done a great job
Adam Caplan: Jordan had huge holes last week
<PlayingInJan> 3-3 at the bye - what do you think of the possibility?
Adam Caplan: PL: 2-4 makes more sense
Adam Caplan: if they win this week, yes, 3-3
<nudawg> I don't see Savage making any trades. he has nothing to trade besides draft choices and we don't have enough.
Adam Caplan: NU: Couldn't disagree more, he's smart enough to see what they need
Adam Caplan: He's creative enough to do whatever he needs to do
Adam Caplan: anyone can see their issues
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, is our offense closer to the one we saw the first week or last week?
Adam Caplan: BR: If OL does well, Lewis will do better and so will DA, trickle down
Adam Caplan: but the problem is on the road, we have to see that
Adam Caplan: Huge test
<ramllov> Adam, Do you know if the Browns are going to make Bernie Kosar their team president?
Adam Caplan: RAM: I'd love that
Adam Caplan: Savage needs a real football person over him
<TheNNIE> Does Tucker infiltrate our o-line in 2 weeks? If we're 2-2? 3-1?
Adam Caplan: THE: Shaffer will keep job if he grades out well
<weDEYbrowns> Adam, Any chance McGinest moves inside? Size, Speed is less of a factor
Adam Caplan: WE: Makes no sense
Adam Caplan: has played outside all career
<PlayingInJan> if our OL can play like they did Sunday, we can beat Oakland/Miami and maybe Baltimore.... I think 4-2 is a possibility, 3-3 likely - either way, at least our season wouldnt be over in early November for once =)
Adam Caplan: PL: It's good to dream
<ramllov> Adam, could Savage work with Bernie Kosar?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Depends on if Savage would lose power or not
Adam Caplan: My sense is he won't want to give up final call on personnel
<DaBrowns41> 1,0adam, why isn't smith getting more NT reps? Washington is just getting man-handled
Adam Caplan: DA: I would have to think this week he will
<Brownsfan91171> Adam: is Tucker possible trade bait?
Adam Caplan: BR: Can't see it with his history
Adam Caplan: issues
Adam Caplan: that kosar stuff is interesting though
<calkins14> How about a smaller, quicker DE for passing situations?
Adam Caplan: CAL: Peek and Wimbley have to at least make QB throw ball faster than he wants to
Adam Caplan: that's the problem
<nudawg> Isn't Kosar as team president a bit of a reach? He hasn't served in a FO on any level.
Adam Caplan: NU: All you need is a football person do direct football operations
Adam Caplan: There needs to someone between owner and savage
Adam Caplan: been saying that for two years
<Brownsfan91171> What is the problem with Peek and Wimbley so far?
Adam Caplan: BR: Not getting off blocks consistently
<TheNNIE> Where's Gallery playing on the oak-line? How's he look?
Adam Caplan: THE: Guard and much better
Adam Caplan: Barry Sims too at LT
Adam Caplan: has been good
Adam Caplan: coaching is much better
Adam Caplan: too
<ramllov> Adam, Is Shaun Smith ready to be the starting NT?
Adam Caplan: RAM: He's a rotational player now but needs to be on the field more
Adam Caplan: that's obvious
<TheNNIE> You said that Winslow looked all the way back on tape. Who covers him this Sunday?
Adam Caplan: THE: I don't have access to their playbook but I would think Huff some
Adam Caplan: Who he would beat all day
<ramllov> Adam, What is your opinion of Oakland's defense?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Secondary is underrated
Adam Caplan: LBs are solid
Adam Caplan: and athletic
<weDEYbrowns> Does Oakland have anyone who can match-up in single coverage with Edwards or will they double?
Adam Caplan: WE: Asmomuhga will likely see him
Adam Caplan: all, see you next week, good chat
Adam Caplan: later