<jevanoff> Adam how do you think the Browns-Cards is going to go? Isn't Wilson out?
Adam Caplan: JEV: ARI will have big problems
Adam Caplan: Eric Green out too
Adam Caplan: starting CB
Adam Caplan: Rolle starts
Adam Caplan: he's too slow
Adam Caplan: BTW Edwards should play
Adam Caplan: There still should be a lot of points scored though
<jevanoff> you think Chud is going to do a 180 and go deep on them instead of establish the run
Adam Caplan: JEV: They always run
Adam Caplan: that won't change
Adam Caplan: but tempo, down, distance, scoring all dictate how games will do
Adam Caplan: The Browns schedule is so easy now it's not funny
Adam Caplan: I was worried about the ARI game weeks ago
Adam Caplan: not now with Wilson out
<jevanoff> If all things were fair, would Thomas, Steinbach, Edwards, Vickers and Cribbs be locks for the pro bowl
Adam Caplan: JEV: I would say 4 will go
Adam Caplan: JT, Edwards, Steinbach, Cribbs
<ramllov> Adam, how are the front seven working out on defense, there seem to be a better pass rush
Adam Caplan: RAM: Rotation is doing better
Adam Caplan: tackling too
Adam Caplan: and getting Jackson back has helped
<Butzmark> Any word on what's going on with Kareem Brown?
Adam Caplan: BUT: He was an underacheiver from day one
Adam Caplan: with NE
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, do the Browns have a chance to win the division?
Adam Caplan: BR: Outside
Adam Caplan: problem is they lost to PIT twice
<BRAD638> Is there any chance that Jason Wright gets some more carries in the coming weeks instead of over working Jamal Lewis.
Adam Caplan: BR: Depends on the score and how Lewis is running
Adam Caplan: he does a little quicker
<iconoclast88> Adam . . . is Robaire Smith and Shaun Smith starts for our dline next year?
Adam Caplan: IC: Shaun yes, not sure on Robaire
Adam Caplan: I think they could upgrade from Robaire
Adam Caplan: BTW, secondary play has been better in part because they are lined up better
Adam Caplan: safeties
Adam Caplan: they will be tested big time on Sunday
<NapEsq> is don klecko cut from indy worth alook for DL help?
<NapEsq> even though he is undersized
Adam Caplan: NAP He was brought back to IND
<jevanoff> Adam it seems very obvious the defense is much, much better the last few weeks since RAC has had direct involvement?
Adam Caplan: JEV: I would say he has some input there
Adam Caplan: and it's showing
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, any news on Anderson? Contract or draft picks??
Adam Caplan: BR: I don't think they get an extension done
<jevanoff> because of Phil or their demands?
Adam Caplan: JEV: Because of the way he's playing and because of the sellers market for QBS
<BRAD638> What is the word on Holmes for pit?
Adam Caplan: BRAD: Not expected to play
Adam Caplan: Same with Polamalu
Adam Caplan: Aaron Smith's knee is a problem again
<ramllov> Adam, do you think Tucker playing RG help the running game on the right side of the line?
Adam Caplan: RAM: He's moving well of late
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, has Lewis impressed you more over the last 2 weeks?
Adam Caplan: BR: He looks surprisingly quicker
Adam Caplan: and it's great when they get up in the second half
Adam Caplan: he can really run hard then
<jdailey23> Adam...if you were Phil, would you trade DA for a couple picks and let another team sign him for say, a 50 million 6 year deal....or would you "break the bank"
Adam Caplan: JD: I'd keep both for next year
Adam Caplan: DA will start
Adam Caplan: and it's great when they get up in the second half
Adam Caplan: he can really run hard then
Adam Caplan: the state of the QB position is so bad in the league that they could get a lot
<broelf> Adam, would PS listen to offers for either DA or BQ this off season?
Adam Caplan: BR: Quinn has no trade value
Adam Caplan: period
Adam Caplan: he has no film from a real game
Adam Caplan: at the NFL level
Adam Caplan: I talked to a scout about that this week
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, is Anderson better than the QBs in this next draft?
Adam Caplan: BR: They 6 at the senior bowl are good
Adam Caplan: plus Flacco from Delaware is like DA
Adam Caplan: you have to see him
Adam Caplan: in person
Adam Caplan: same build and arm
Adam Caplan: moves like him too
<iconoclast88> Adam . . . how confident should fans be that between DA and Quinn . . . the right decision will be made . . . especially considering we might not get to see Quinn play until he's THE starter
Adam Caplan: IC: They will let it play out over the next months
Adam Caplan: they know now DA has to come back to start
<Brownsfan91171> Adam is Flacco a late pick up player to develop?
Adam Caplan: BR: Flacco will go on first day
Adam Caplan: he has a second to third round grade now
Adam Caplan: from a lot of teams
<iconoclast88> That doesn't give me much confidence. This is the same scouting department, coaches, and FO that knew nothing about Derek
Anderson until he started . . .
Adam Caplan: IC: And he might have been cut in August too
Adam Caplan: so you never know
Adam Caplan: hey, BAL didn't want him either
Adam Caplan: but then again, you never really know about a QB until he plays a lot
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, I think BAL may want him now...LOL
Adam Caplan: BR: Gawd
Adam Caplan: how pathetic are they
Adam Caplan: and Billick
Adam Caplan: MR. QB maker
Adam Caplan: ........not
<NapEsq> fired by years end
<NapEsq> not a genius anymore
Adam Caplan: NAP: No, he signed an extension last year
<ramllov> Adam do you have a prediction for the Browns Arizona game?
Adam Caplan: RAM: 33-27 CLE
Adam Caplan: ARI can't run
<Brownsfan91171> Adam will Crennel get an extension?
Adam Caplan: BR: Good question, I'll know in a few weeks
Adam Caplan: if they win out, how the hell could they not
<jdailey23> Adam, will Cle. ever win a game by 3 tds so we can see Quinn
Adam Caplan: JD: It's my understanding that Quinn will play if there's a blowout in a game
Adam Caplan: like game is decided
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, I hear there is talk RAC could win coach of the year?
Adam Caplan: BR: I can't see it
Adam Caplan: McCarthy has to get it
<broelf> Adam, does Chud get a HUGE raise and extension?
Adam Caplan: BR: New deal, maybe
Adam Caplan: he will get an interview
Adam Caplan: or two
<Butzmark> With BE's hamstring problem will Wilson be active?
Adam Caplan: BUT: IF BE practices I don't see Wilson playing
Adam Caplan: Wilson won't play this year
Adam Caplan: most likely
Adam Caplan: they don't have the need for him
Adam Caplan: unless there is an injury
<NapEsq> what's the problem with him?
Adam Caplan: NAP: Not a good practice player
Adam Caplan: and approach needs to chance
Adam Caplan: change
<ramllov> Does Tim Carter have a future with the Browns?
Adam Caplan: RAMN: No
Adam Caplan: he won't be back
Adam Caplan: UFA
Adam Caplan: he can't play
Adam Caplan: He can run
Adam Caplan: but so can about 75-100 WRs
Adam Caplan: in the NFL
Adam Caplan: they will revamp backups next year
<Butzmark> If BE or KW are hurt we're toast
Adam Caplan: BUT: I know
Adam Caplan: that's a big issue
Adam Caplan: 100% with you there
<ramllov> Adam, Have you heard if Bentley will be able to play next year?
Adam Caplan: RAM: MY sense is that he will be able to play next year
Adam Caplan: will do some stuff in OTAs
<NapEsq> Adam is Wilson's problem attitude, route running or blocking?
Adam Caplan: NAP: Everything, catching the ball
Adam Caplan: knowing where to be
Adam Caplan: in his defense, new scheme didn't help him either
Adam Caplan: he had to start over
Adam Caplan: The key is that he has made some progress
<iconoclast88> Adam . . . Jamal Lewis back next year or do we go a different direction?
Adam Caplan: IC: I still say they don't bring him back
Adam Caplan: they have to get younger
Adam Caplan: and faster
<jevanoff> what kind of cap room are we looking at
Adam Caplan: JEV: They'll have room to sign a few key UFAs
<iconoclast88> What about Wright? Does he ever have a shot at being more than a 3rd down and rotational back?
Adam Caplan: IC: No
Adam Caplan: he's solid there
Adam Caplan: solid blocker on third downs
<jdailey23> 5,0Any WRs out there next offseason that the Browns should look at??? JJ wont be around forever
Adam Caplan: JD: Bernard Berrian
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, have you heard any rumors about the Browns looking at Chester from MINN?
Adam Caplan: BR: Completely false
Adam Caplan: MIN wants to keep him
Adam Caplan: they have no interest in moving him
Adam Caplan: I know that for sure
Adam Caplan: they are worried about Peterson long term health
<zabam> How's Eric Wright doing? Back soon or out a few games?
Adam Caplan: ZA: Week 15 maybe
<BRAD638> 1,0how would you grade the play of mcdonald this past week
Adam Caplan: BR: Solid
Adam Caplan: he'll play more
<jevanoff> is mcdonald going to start
Adam Caplan: JEV: Not yet
Adam Caplan: he has earned more PT though
<jevanoff> we have some serious young talent in our secondary
Adam Caplan: JEV: Safety play though has to be more consistent
Adam Caplan: CB play is ok
Adam Caplan: JEV: Tackling so really better
Adam Caplan: almost everything on D is improving
Adam Caplan: I want to see how they do against ARI passing game
Adam Caplan: ARI can't run it
Adam Caplan: so they pass
Adam Caplan: plus their D is in trouble now
<seniordawg> what do you think of the "other" Adrian Peterson in Chicago?
Adam Caplan: SEN: He's too small
Adam Caplan: to get 20 carries
Adam Caplan: they need another bigger back there
<gbeachy50310> FA RB targets for the offseason?
Adam Caplan: GB: Michael Turner
<Butzmark> Smart QB, smart receivers in AZ
Adam Caplan: BUT: No speed thought
Adam Caplan: though for ARI WRs
<amore> % chance Browns make playoffs?
Adam Caplan: AM: they have to win at least 10
Adam Caplan: which seems in reach with their schedule
<LongLiveSipe> Adam, who do you see the Browns losing to if they don't win out? Why?
Adam Caplan: long: Can't see one team they can't beat
Adam Caplan: At CIN will be a huge challenge
Adam Caplan: though week 17
<BRAD638> With mcdonald looking like a solid nickel next year would you say that we may not have to shop for any help in the secondary in the offseason
Adam Caplan: BRA: I would like to see a veteran CB and S come in
Adam Caplan: to challenge
Adam Caplan: for PT
<osubuckeyes76> Adam JL Will be back right?
Adam Caplan: OS: Too early to say
<iconoclast88> If we clinch a playoff birth before the Niners come to town . . . will Quinn play?
Adam Caplan: IC: I would say possibly
<seniordawg> what about Baxter?? at CB or S
Adam Caplan: SEN: probably S
Adam Caplan: based on his speed
Adam Caplan: and size
Adam Caplan: and what he's lost
Adam Caplan: to me that makes more sense
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, new Defensive Coordinator next year?
Adam Caplan: BR: can't see it with the improvement and their record
Adam Caplan: but I see Grantham on watch
Adam Caplan: meaning RAC tells him he needs to do a better job
<iconoclast88> Adam . . . how much of a hand has Crennel had in the late improvement of the defense?
Adam Caplan: IC: He has been giving more input than usual
Adam Caplan: lets put it that way
<BRAD638> Rate Arizonas o-line?
Adam Caplan: BR: decent and well coached
Adam Caplan: but they can't run the ball though
Adam Caplan: TEs are big though
Adam Caplan: Pope
Adam Caplan: 6-7
<MikeFromRochester> Adam, why haven't we seen deep passes attempted the last 3 games, only Winslow has seen seam routes??
Adam Caplan: MIKE: They aren't taking as many shots, Edwards still isn't getting enough deep balls
Adam Caplan: all: good chat, see you next week
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