Adam Caplan: hi all
<iconoclast88> Ok Adam. What happens to Brady Quinn if Derek Anderson continues to put up these numbers?
Adam Caplan: IC: He'll sit as long as they continue to win
Adam Caplan: they will let situation play out is what I was told
Adam Caplan: they have no pressure to play him
<Brownsfan91171> Barry, Adam Is there a concern with out Tightends?
Adam Caplan: BR: Nope
Adam Caplan: Angulo is a huge TE
Adam Caplan: and can block
Adam Caplan: like a third OT
<osubuckeyes76> adam do you think he can step in
Adam Caplan: OSU: IF needed to block, yes
Adam Caplan: bricks for hands though
<pbgolfer> Hey Adam - Is there any way for the Browns to ix their pass rush - I feel that will really help our porous defense
Adam Caplan: PB: Not really but if Peek is healthier, that would help
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, any news on Bentley, Baxter or Lewis?
Adam Caplan: BR: Nothing new
Adam Caplan: Lewis though should be back after bye
<BleedingOrangeandBrown> Will Harrison get more looks as a change of pace due to his performance against Miami?
Adam Caplan: BL: last week's game will help him be active on Sunday
Adam Caplan: As for carries, depends on game plan and opponent
<ramllov> Adam, Has Harrison learned how to pass protect/block?
Adam Caplan: RAM: It's more than that, he has to practice better overall
Adam Caplan: in all phases of his game
<clebrowns80> Adam, any word how Brady is developing in practice, anything on how he is looking?
Adam Caplan: CLE: Better, he has a a good grasp of offense
<DawgHowl> Are the browns trying to add DL help during the bye week?
Adam Caplan: DAWG: Don't look for anything soon
Adam Caplan: they looked at options recently, nothing out there good
<pbgolfer> With the Browns remaining schedule - do you feel we have an outside chance at the last wild card spot? That is if the defense can improved to a mid-tier, and the offence keeps it up on a consistent basis?
Adam Caplan: PB: Can't see it, if they played in NFC then maybe
Adam Caplan: can you guys write to NFL office to get them moved?
<DawgHowl> Any changes or adjustments being made to the D?
Adam Caplan: DAW: Coaches are self scouting and reviewing tape so hopefully that will help
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, is Anderson really a viable QB for future, or huge trade bait?
Adam Caplan: BR: Solid #2 QB for team
Adam Caplan: Look for them to offer him modest extension possibly before end of season
<miles369> I haven't seen much out of Leon lately what is up with him? I thought he would eventually take place of Jackson or maybe even Davis but I think he is a big let down this year
Adam Caplan: MI: He's playing better of late
Adam Caplan: Andra Davis may not start next year
Adam Caplan: Williams is the better player seen by many
<miles369> what will happen trade or release
Adam Caplan: MI: Too early to say
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, is Anderson drawing interest from other teams?
Adam Caplan: BR: Not yet
Adam Caplan: but many are impressed
<osubuckeyes76> Adam Davis is not a very good tackler
Adam Caplan: OS: Williams is more physical
<osubuckeyes76> Adam has Ben Taylor been signed by anyone
Adam Caplan: OSU: Nope
Adam Caplan: not even a visit
Adam Caplan: poor guy
<osubuckeyes76> too bad he couldn't stay healthy
Adam Caplan: OS: He was too small
Adam Caplan: to play SLB
Adam Caplan: GB had him there
<DawgHowl> Adam: what is going on with the safeties? they seem lost in coverage
Adam Caplan: DAW: They don't do well with the ball in the air
<miles369> after the bye week do you see this team becoming more than just .500
Adam Caplan: MI: 7-9 or 8-8 if all goes well
<miles369> That is a lot better than a lot expected so i will take 8-8
Adam Caplan: MI: Hell yea, you have to be happy right now
Adam Caplan: no way we could see that after week one
<ramllov> Adam, Will the Browns take a look at Hamilton again after he is healthy?
Adam Caplan: RAM: As backup, yes
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, is Tucker pushing Shaffer out of the RT spot?
Adam Caplan: BR: Nope
Adam Caplan: Tucker should be backup all season
<clebrowns80> Adam, safe to say that Crennel will still be around next year?
Adam Caplan: CLE: No way, too early to say that, they have 10 games left
<johndq> Do u think Harrison sees some touches against the rams
Adam Caplan: JOHN: Depends how he practices
Adam Caplan: they would like to use him
Adam Caplan: but they don't fully trust him yet
<iconoclast88> Adam . . . do we currently have a quality defensive lineman?
Adam Caplan: IC: Not many are good starters
<ramllov> Adam, there is a defensive lineman out there, Willie Whitehead? I thought he played for NO last year or the year before. Do the Browns have any interest in him, does he have anything left?
Adam Caplan: RAM: I really thought he would sign some where, NE tried him out a few weeks ago
Adam Caplan: He can play 3-4
Adam Caplan: and he can rush passer
Adam Caplan: CLE has no plans to bring him as of now
Adam Caplan: he's the best DT out there
Adam Caplan: He signed Peek after I guessed that they might want him so who knows
<miles369> do you think in the offseason next year we can address the Dline through the draft or just free agency or both
Adam Caplan: MI: Both, they need an infusion of talent
<MikeFromRochester> adam, any interest in Jimmy Kennedy, the big DT. I believe he is still out there and he is relatively young?
Adam Caplan: MIE: No, he's soft
Adam Caplan: bad rep
<nudawg> who do you expect to replace McKinney next year? anyone on the present team?
Adam Caplan: NU: I suspect he will have competition
<DawgHowl> any free agent NT worth a look this offseason?
Adam Caplan: DAW: We'll take a look in December
Adam Caplan: for next year
<MuskieDawg01> Adam - do you think that Grantham will be in the hot seat at seasons end? Thanks
Adam Caplan: MU: At the very least, they have to get more talent
Adam Caplan: it's scary how bad front seven is
Adam Caplan: and has been
<pbgolfer> Do you think Hanesworth will get tagged? He would look great on the D-line for the Browns the way he is playing - an we have the cap.
Adam Caplan: PB: They might
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, Thomas has played 6 games now. What are your opinions?
Adam Caplan: BR: Improving, good signs
Adam Caplan: still needs to get stronger
Adam Caplan: more consistent with footwork
Adam Caplan: but good signs to far
<johndq> Why not give purcell or pittman a shot
Adam Caplan: Pittman isn't worth a shot
Adam Caplan: try hard guy
Adam Caplan: marginal player
<miles369> would Fraley be a better guard than McKinney is now?
Adam Caplan: MI: Doubt it
<MuskieDawg01> Now that Romeo has relatively outperformed in the first part of the year, do you see him staying at years end?
Adam Caplan: MU: Ask me with a few games left
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, do you consider us set at LT for awhile then?
Adam Caplan: BR: 10-13 years
Adam Caplan: Savage did the right thing
Adam Caplan: with JT
<osubuckeyes76> Adam what's the word on Jamal's foot?
Adam Caplan: OS: They think he will be able to play after bye
<MuskieDawg01> What's going on with Bentley? Do you think he'll see the field this year?
Adam Caplan: MU: No
Adam Caplan: never did
<DawgHowl> Adam is Wimbley in a sophomore slump or just a victim of having no playmakers around him?
Adam Caplan: DAW: HE needs help on other side and he goes up field too much
<MuskieDawg01> AP was the sexy pick, JT was the right pick
Adam Caplan: MU: Funny, I said the same thing
Adam Caplan: but not with AP
Adam Caplan: just in general
Adam Caplan: I will always take a franchise LT over RB
Adam Caplan: if they can get a RB next year you guys will be very happy
<MuskieDawg01> Do you see Big Ted getting during the season or lasting the year due to his relationship with Romeo?
Adam Caplan: MU: He'll be gone after season
<MikeFromRochester> amen, the tackle was the right pick, just look how our backs are doing
Adam Caplan: look at the pass protection
Adam Caplan: that's the biggest thing scouts see on tape
<nudawg> Would you prefer a pas rushing lber over a run stopping nt?
Adam Caplan: NU: They have get help up front on defense
<iconoclast88> Speaking of running backs . . . is Michael Turner a very good possibility going into next season?
Adam Caplan: IC: I think they will look at him
<weweber3> with tucker getting game reps do you think they are trying to move shaffer before the trade deadline?
Adam Caplan: WE: No, deadline passed
<MuskieDawg01> or better yet, is our defensive backfield too poor to cover our backside if we blitz?
Adam Caplan: MU: Talent problem
Adam Caplan: scheme is ok
Adam Caplan: but could be tweaked a little
<DawgHowl> Michael Turner worth the asking price? sure its gonna be big bucks
Adam Caplan: DAW: He may be best RB in free agency
<miles369> Jamal Lewis a go for week 8?
Adam Caplan: MI: Again ,they think he should be back
<pbgolfer> Does it seem to you that Sean Jones has digressed a bit? Is it because he is now in charge and doesn't have a teammate calling the plays?
Adam Caplan: PB: Yes, doesn't play ball well the air
<ramllov> Adam, it sounds that Crennel and company will have to coach up the defense to get improvement
Adam Caplan: RAM: Yes, I expect some slight changes after bye
Adam Caplan: after they watch the film again
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, do you think the NT we signed has any potential?
Adam Caplan: Leonard - developmental player
<nudawg> What's the story with Pool? Last year he would shut down te's with regularity. Now he is a liability in coverage.
Adam Caplan: NU: He has regressed
Adam Caplan: they have to reevaluate him
Adam Caplan: after season
<broelf> Adam, do you think Turner can be a full time back? Is he big enough to chance it?
Adam Caplan: BR: Yes, I asked a former front office guy there about him recently
Adam Caplan: he said he's a starter next year for sure
Adam Caplan: and a good one
Adam Caplan: tough guy and runs well
Adam Caplan: can catch too
<ramllov> Adam, do you see the Browns going after any additional developmental practice squad type guys, say like McBean, from Pittsburgh practice squad?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Not at this point
Adam Caplan: they have to sign a veteran or two
Adam Caplan: that can play now
Adam Caplan: there are like 3-4
Adam Caplan: who can help whitehead for one
Adam Caplan: but Savage may not have good grades on the free agents
<MuskieDawg01> What are your thoughts on Harrison at this point - can he contribute regularly or are they still overly concerned about his pass
Adam Caplan: MU: Again, it's more than passing blocking
Adam Caplan: that's old news
Adam Caplan: he hasn't practiced well enough to get on the field
Adam Caplan: Harrison has plenty of talent
Adam Caplan: it's his approach to practicing
Adam Caplan: he needs to be more consistent
<miles369> any improvement out of eric wright, he was struggling big time at first which was expected out of a rookie CB but do you see any
Adam Caplan: MI: Yes, he has improved
<ramllov> Adam. When are the Browns going to play Travis Wilson?
Adam Caplan: Wilson may not be back next year
Adam Caplan: My sense is they aren't happy with him
Adam Caplan: when they badly need a WR who is young like him and he's inactive very week, bad sign
<miles369> just think if we had a 3rd reciever that we could dump it off to if winslow and BE and JJ arent open
Adam Caplan: MI: I've been saying that for 6 months now
Adam Caplan: Savage blew it there
Adam Caplan: by not getting a veteran WR
Adam Caplan: that's the missing piece to offense
<DawgHowl> Adam: what do you think of Vickers? I think he is a good lead blocker
Adam Caplan: DAW: He's improving
<MuskieDawg01> Any chance at Haynesworth in the offseason Adam?
Adam Caplan: MU: Not sure if he wants to play in 3-4
<MikeFromRochester> adam, do you think SD overpaid for Chambers
Adam Caplan: MIKE: That's a high pick
Adam Caplan: but they were desperate for help for #2 WR
Adam Caplan: Craig Davis hasn't developed
Adam Caplan: that really does help them getting chambers
Adam Caplan: good thing is it's the same scheme
<osubuckeyes76> how close was Quinn to coming in last week Adam
Adam Caplan: OSU: None
Adam Caplan: only if game was blowout
Adam Caplan: was Quinn playing
<clebrowns80> Adam, do you see Quinn playing at all this year?
Adam Caplan: CLE: IF DA plays badly two games in a row or games are blowouts or they are out of playoffs
Adam Caplan: he'll play
<MuskieDawg01> Will we be blitzing more in the future or are our DBs too unimpressive of late to chance it
Adam Caplan: MU: I see them mixing up blitz more
<ramllov> Adam, what type of chance does Cleveland have against Seattle?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Good chance
Adam Caplan: SEA can't run ball and WRs are banged up
<MuskieDawg01> Will Jamal be around next year?
Adam Caplan: MU: Can't see it
Adam Caplan: he can't be a starter for a good team
<weweber3> is justin smith a potential 3-4 DE?
Adam Caplan: WE: No way
Adam Caplan: too small
<miles369> what is the story with STL
Adam Caplan: MI: OL is beat up
Adam Caplan: Frerotte almost got killed last week
<MikeFromRochester> there seems to be some decent vet receivers out there, why won't we bring one in?
Adam Caplan: Like Rod Gardner, Corey Bradford
Adam Caplan: I'd look at them
<weweber3> rod gardener couldn't keep a job with the receiverless cheifs
Adam Caplan: WE: He's an experienced WR
Adam Caplan: they have to get one
<miles369> Stephen Jackson are we going to see any of him when we come to town?
Adam Caplan: MI: 50-50
Adam Caplan: he won't play this week
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, 3 potential pro-bowlers? Edwards, Winslow, Cribbs?
Adam Caplan: BR: Yes
<MuskieDawg01> Adam - do you foresee Tucker overtaking the RT position for the rest of the year soon?
Adam Caplan: MU: No
Adam Caplan: would make no sense
Adam Caplan: Shaffer is playing well
<ramllov> ADam, Shaffer's pass protection, trumps, Tuckers run blocking, Yes?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Shaffer has been surprisingly good in most phases
Adam Caplan: all: good chat, see you next wek
Transcript: Adam Caplan Chat
Adam Caplan: hi all