Adam Caplan: My score is PIT-34-CLE 24
Adam Caplan: hope I'm wrong though
<grinch> Joe Thomas pro bowl probability percentage prediction ??
Adam Caplan: GR: In my pro bowl article for scout mag I have JT going
Adam Caplan: he's really playing well now
Adam Caplan: doesn't get confused like most rookie offensive linemen
Adam Caplan: Sunday is a huge test for him
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, is the front office still clear on Quinn being the future QB>
Adam Caplan: BR: They will look to move DA if they can't get him locked up
Adam Caplan: similar to Rivers-Brees
<grinch> How did JT compare on the same field with W Jones last week in your opinion ?
Adam Caplan: GR: I thought very well
<ramllov> Joe Thomas Pro Bowl candidate
Adam Caplan: RAM: For sure
Adam Caplan: gets my vote
<Coyvega> Adam - What does an NFL team do on Wed and Thurs in preparation for Sunday
Adam Caplan: Coy: installation day today
Adam Caplan: light practice
Adam Caplan: harder tomorrow
Adam Caplan: red zone stuff on Friday light practice
<ramllov> Adam, are the Browns going to play Louis Leonard, DT/DE/NT this year?
Adam Caplan: he doesn't play on specials
Adam Caplan: RAM: Late in season but specials are the problem
Adam Caplan: they need players up for games
<DawgHowl> will Edwards, Winslow, Steinbach, or Anderson...any of those guys have a shot at the pro bowl?
Adam Caplan: DAW: Yes, all 4
<zunit4> Anyway this browns defense can get pressure on Toothlesburger??
Adam Caplan: ZU: Nope and that's the entire problem...
<MoggSquad> Do you think it was a mistake the Browns didn't sign Grady Jackson?
Adam Caplan: MOGG: You can say that but again, there's a reason why so many teams passed on him
Adam Caplan: and JAX will take players like that
<iconoclast88> Adam . . . can you give any insight on our current defensive scheme? 3 down lineman? Do they really expect that to work?
Adam Caplan: IC: They rush 4
Adam Caplan: but they don't disguise at all
Adam Caplan: very surprising
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, has the O-line jelled enough to protect Anderson from Pittsburgh blitz packages?
Adam Caplan: BR: Yes but I'm concerned about how they handle everything
Adam Caplan: this is a huge test
<grinch> Passing D problems more due to lack of pressure or poor secondary in your opinion ?
Adam Caplan: GR: Both
Adam Caplan: secondary still gets lined up wrong on occasion
Adam Caplan: pass rush is brutal, no sign of improvement
Adam Caplan: run D is getting a little
Adam Caplan: better
Adam Caplan: and could be with Williams on field more
<ramllov> Adam? Have you heard anything on the improved health of O. Roye? Is it going to be week to week and how he feels and to how much
Adam Caplan: RAM: He can only play limited snaps
Adam Caplan: it will stay that way until further notice
<brownszzz> Adam, Harrison has run very well in his limited action, any chance he sees more play time over Wright?
Adam Caplan: BR: No because they have different roles
Adam Caplan: Wright fits power scheme better
Adam Caplan: Harrison is a change of pace
Adam Caplan: and they don't seem to want to use that now
Adam Caplan: too bad
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, are any players on Defense improving?
Adam Caplan: BR: Gap control has been a little better of late
<grinch> Is lining up wrong a coaching problem or inexperience from players ?
Adam Caplan: GR: players
Adam Caplan: but coaching has to be scrutinized by RAC
<MoggSquad> Yeah, cause JL averaging 1.7 yards a carry last week worked really well :(
Adam Caplan: MOGG: Lewis is an old 27y
Adam Caplan: he won't be back next season
<MoggSquad> Aye, but they should have showered more Harrison
Adam Caplan: MOGG: Can't disagree
<grinch> Prediction very little field time for Harrison this week due to Pitt blitz packages -- agree or no ?
Adam Caplan: GR: He may not get in
<ramllov> Adam, will Baxter get an injury settlement this year and be a free agent next year?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Haven't heard
<DawgHowl> Adam: will the browns do anything different defensively to try and get pressure on ben?
Adam Caplan: DAWG: They might try bringing 5-6 at times if they think the secondary can handle it
Adam Caplan: But run D has to be decent
Adam Caplan: Parker killed them last year
<zunit4> Any word on Seth McKinney and if he can't go will Tucker play over Friedman??
Adam Caplan: ZU: RAC indicated Friedman is next
<ramllov> Adam, Do you see Bentley as the starting RG next year for the Browns?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Center if healthy
Adam Caplan: They signed him to play there
<DawgHowl> blitz Sean Jones, he seems like an effective blitzer at least the few times we have tried it
Adam Caplan: DAW: At Georgia, that was his thing
Adam Caplan: front three, Wimbley and Jones
Adam Caplan: or Wimbley and Peek
Adam Caplan: I still can't see why Peek isn't more of a factor
Adam Caplan: he's healthy now
Adam Caplan: he has to show up on Sunday
<DawgHowl> Why do we drop Wimbley into coverage at times? droves me nuts
Adam Caplan: DAW: He has really good coverage skills, hip movement
Adam Caplan: showed that in senior bowl
Adam Caplan: but the problem is Peek isn't getting home
<BrownsBacker> Adam is our DL the cause of most problems on the defense?
Adam Caplan: BR: Not against pass, run yes
Adam Caplan: OLBs are a big problem for secondary
Adam Caplan: DLs in 3-4 must hold up against run
<ramllov> Adam, When are Sean Jones and Holly going to get more Pass interceptions?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Holly shouldn't get any as he's not on the field enough
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, who on our defense do you consider keepers?
Adam Caplan: BW: Other than Wimbley, maybe Williams, Wright, Bodden
<brownszzz> Adam, status on Travis Wilson? Any play time upcoming?
Adam Caplan: BR: Nope, nothing there
<BrownsBacker> Why should Grantham get a pass on this? Our defensing scheming is awful
Adam Caplan: Br: He shouldn't
<IkoIko> What do you think about Eric Wright's development so far
<IkoIko> Cab he be a shut-down CB
Adam Caplan: IK; He's getting better
Adam Caplan: but still needs a lot of work
Adam Caplan: Sunday is a huge test
Adam Caplan: There are no real shutdown CBs
Adam Caplan: other than Champ Bailey
Adam Caplan: But can he be a solid CB, yes
Adam Caplan: in time
<DawgHowl> Adam: is Grantham on the hot seat?
Adam Caplan: DAW: I wouldn't call it hot but he will have to get it going soon
Adam Caplan: being 5-3 gets him a honeymoon period
<zunit4> Is Winslow our #3 WR and Heiden the TE?
Adam Caplan: ZU: Essentially
Adam Caplan: Move TE is Winslow
Adam Caplan: stationary TE is Heiden
<ramllov> Adam do you see any upside to Ethan Kelley?
Adam Caplan: RA: None, really rotational guy
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, what do you think of our chances at Ravens and at Cinci? I think those are huge games if we want to make the playoffs
Adam Caplan: BR: I think they will win at CIN
Adam Caplan: and BAL
Adam Caplan: BAL is falling apart
Adam Caplan: I will say this, if they some how win at PIT, they will win the division but I see no way they win
Adam Caplan: with that defense
Adam Caplan: CBs are in trouble with BAL
<TheNNIE> Do you think Pit might drop seven and eight like they did against Seattle?
<TheNNIE> To take away Winslow?
Adam Caplan: THE: They have to double Edwards
Adam Caplan: and Winslow
Adam Caplan: some how
Adam Caplan: or get a safety over the top on Edwards
Adam Caplan: like other teams try
<TheNNIE> Edwards usually eats up Pit because Troy is freq. in the box, no?
Adam Caplan: And when Polamalu is in the box, they have to strike
Adam Caplan: They will use him some on Winslow
Adam Caplan: but KW can beat any of them
<IkoIko> Adam are we the stack up in the AFC, After NE, IND, PITT are we #4
Adam Caplan: IK: #6
Adam Caplan: or #7
<TheNNIE> Jamal looked ssslow last Sun...
Adam Caplan: THE: The toe is a problem
Adam Caplan: That's why you could see Wright play more on Sunday
Adam Caplan: he was really hobbled in that game
<TheNNIE> On winslow, I remember a lot of writers lamented how free he was running week one...
Adam Caplan: on Winslow, Chud moves him around so much that it's hard for defenses to know how to play him
<Brownsfan91171> Adam is Winslow OK? I worry about his health long term.
Adam Caplan: BR: He's really hurting but he did work today
Adam Caplan: spent Monday and Tuesday getting treatment
<iconoclast88> Any news on McKinney? Have they even classified the injury?
Adam Caplan: IC: He has to practice by Friday
Adam Caplan: or he won't play
<TheNNIE> Tucker or Lennie at RG?
Adam Caplan: THE: Friedman I believed worked today with the ones
<grinch> Are the Balt corners -McAlister and Rolle likely back by he time we play them next week ?
<DawgHowl> I heard that Mcallister and Rolle are due back this Sunday
Adam Caplan: DAW: Rolle is out
Adam Caplan: McAllister was limited again today but hopes to play
Adam Caplan: Rolle has the illness again that he had before, it makes him weaker
<ramllov> Adam do you expect D. Jackson, ILB back for the Baltimore game?
Adam Caplan: RAM: If he can practice
Adam Caplan: they won't play him other wise
Adam Caplan: and they won't rush him back, they like Williams
Adam Caplan: and Thompson
<Brownsfan91171> Adam could Williams take a primary role when Jackson is healthy?
Adam Caplan: BR: They like that three LB rotation
Adam Caplan: they plan to keep it
Adam Caplan: keeps them fresh
Adam Caplan: but I see Williams starting next year
Adam Caplan: over Davis
<MikeFromRochester> Adam, Will Tucker will shift to guard if Friedman struggle with Hampton girth?
Adam Caplan: Mike: If LF does, yes, Tucker will come in
<ramllov> Adam have either of the rookie DEs gained enough weight to play for this year?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Weight really has nothing to do with it
Adam Caplan: it's where they are in their development
Adam Caplan: It's about technique
<ramllov> are they developing well?
Adam Caplan: I know they are intrigued with Leonard
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, Flounder asked if someone would pony up a 1st and 3rd for Anderson, any word out there?
Adam Caplan: BR: Someone would give up first, yes
Adam Caplan: depends what pick you're looking at
Adam Caplan: that's the biggest issue
<TheNNIE> DA's big improvement in 2nd start vs. Pitts. equal to Charlie's big jump last year?
Adam Caplan: THE: Uh, no
Adam Caplan: You can't compare either situation
Adam Caplan: Anderson is performing like one of the top-5-10 QBS now in the NFL
<MikeFromRochester> Isn't it amazing how things can change so fast (Anderson worth a first!!!
Adam Caplan: MIKE: I know, that's how the NFL is though
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, how much of Anderson's improvement is ability or the O-Line and skill players? Can Quinn do the same thing?
Adam Caplan: BR: That's the thing they will look at, the OL is so good he never gets touched
Adam Caplan: See that's what teams will be looking at with DA
Adam Caplan: what happens with a so-so OL
<MoggSquad> Adam, how is the LT from PSU performing. I forget his name, Levi Brown?
Adam Caplan: MOGG: So so, he got hurt a little
<BigDaddy78> With our defense, I'm amazed we're 5-3
Adam Caplan: BIG: That's the thing
Adam Caplan: it shows you how important the Qb is
Adam Caplan: a good QB can carry a team
Adam Caplan: we've learned that
Adam Caplan: more than any other team
<BrownsBacker> I cant fathom NOT tendering him to the highest offer either.. that would be a huge mistake IMO
Adam Caplan: BR: IF he keeps it up, yes
Adam Caplan: and that way they would also control
Adam Caplan: his fate if no one gives him an offer sheet
Adam Caplan: I wrote about that at the combine on Schaub and guessed they would tender him a 1 and 3
<donodawg> Adam what do you think happened to Sean Jones? He looked so promising last year - he looks lost at times this year
Adam Caplan: DON: Symptomatic of the entire defense
Adam Caplan: taking a big step back
Adam Caplan: inconsistent with technique
Adam Caplan: etc
Adam Caplan: and not playing ball well in the air
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, did you expect Thomas to be as good as he is now? Did we get that lucky? So many teams compare tackles in this draft
to him, I love it
Adam Caplan: BR: No
Adam Caplan: I won't lie
Adam Caplan: You guys thought I was nuts when I said they would pass on Quinn and take JT
Adam Caplan: Give savage credit there
Adam Caplan: good for him
Adam Caplan: I understand that way he thinks
Adam Caplan: and he did give us a hint at the combine
Adam Caplan: he made it clear he was going to build the OL big time
<sargent3> yes but what happened to taking Peterson
Adam Caplan: SA: I have no problem
Adam Caplan: with that
Adam Caplan: longer shelf life
Adam Caplan: and Savage will get the RB next year
Adam Caplan: in draft or free agency
Adam Caplan: he knows what he has to do
<TheNNIE> What do you think of Julius Jones?
Adam Caplan: THE: Not much
Adam Caplan: flashed in rookie season
Adam Caplan: been down hill ever since
<BrownsBacker> you don't find franchise left tackles that often and those guys don't become free agents either
Adam Caplan: BR: Great point
Adam Caplan: you never let a franchise LT go
Adam Caplan: and JT might be one
Adam Caplan: even now
<Coyvega> Turner may be our back next year
Adam Caplan: COY: That was my guess in the summer
Adam Caplan: Since CHUD knows him well
Adam Caplan: same scheme
<IkoIko> Turner or the backup in WAS
Adam Caplan: IK: Betts signed extension
<Brownsfan91171> Adam is Chicago after Turner too?
Adam Caplan: BR: I doubt it
Adam Caplan: but TB could
Adam Caplan: and others
Adam Caplan: ALL: That's all the time I have
Adam Caplan: good luck on Sunday