Transcript: Adam Caplan Chat

Does Adam think that the Bills, featuring Marshawn Lynch, will be able to run over the Browns? Here's this week's chat transcript featuring's NFL Insider.

<ramllov> Adam, what is your prediction Browns- Buffalo?
Adam Caplan: I would say 24-17 CLE

<iconoclast88> Adam . . . what will be the Browns defensive strategy Sunday? Any chance we see a lot of 7 and 8 defenders in the box?
Adam Caplan: IC: you would think they would load the box
Adam Caplan: all BUF can do is run

<clebrowns80> Adam, what do you think about the Browns performance against the Jets?
Adam Caplan: CLE: Up and down

<ramllov> Adam, how healthy is O. Roye getting. He looked better on Sunday.
Adam Caplan: RAM: He's limited though to a certain amount of snaps

<donodawg> Adam: Is Petrino regarded now in NFL circles as a dirtbag? The major media folks sure have vilified him.
Adam Caplan: DON: Yes
Adam Caplan: kind of a loner
Adam Caplan: and you can see why by his actions

<FunkyDawg> Adam, Will we see anything new from the Browns Sunday? Romeo said the Browns will play their BEST game of the year
Adam Caplan: FUN: I think they will run it down BUFs through
Adam Caplan: they have a small front four

<bohns75> Adam ... do you have any idea what the team goals were this year?
Adam Caplan: BO: Same as most teams
Adam Caplan: win division
Adam Caplan: improve in several areas

<dhohenshil> Adam what grade does savage get during the last 3 years?
Adam Caplan: DH: I'd rather look at past 12 months

<Brownsfan91171> Adam, you have to admit Lewis is running hard right now
Adam Caplan: BR: He always has run hard
Adam Caplan: not just very well until of late

<clebrowns80> Adam, have you heard anything new about Anderson or Quinn?
Adam Caplan: CLE: Nope, and you probably won't for several weeks

<Brownsfan91171> Adam, was it Lewis or the line?
Adam Caplan: BR: Both
Adam Caplan: holes are there and he's getting though them

<redright> Trent Edwards to start..? What should we expect from him?
Adam Caplan: RED: Not much
Adam Caplan: they are very conservative

<iconoclast88> Adam . . . any insight on whether Peek will play or not?
Adam Caplan: IC: He could be limited
Adam Caplan: knee is an issue

<TomahawkDAWG> an the Browns Defense stop Marshawn Lynch?
Adam Caplan: TOM: If they can stop Evans they will make BUF try to run it 30 times
Adam Caplan: but I think CLE will be ready
Adam Caplan: watch Fred Jackson too
Adam Caplan: #2 RB
Adam Caplan: he's good

<ramllov> Adam, Do you think the Cleveland Browns are ready to kick Buffalo's Ass?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Pretty much, you'll see true power running game on Sunday
Adam Caplan: that's how you beat BUF
Adam Caplan: they are really small in front seven
Adam Caplan: especially front four
Adam Caplan: athletic
Adam Caplan: but small LBs

<Brownsfan91171> adam will we see Williams starting over Davis again?
Adam Caplan: BR: Wouldn't surprise me
Adam Caplan: especially this week against BUF
Adam Caplan: you need more physical LBs
Adam Caplan: and Williams is that

<ramllov> How do you rate their secondary, Adam, too many injuries?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Overachieving
Adam Caplan: Whitner-SS is solid
Adam Caplan: as is T McGee
Adam Caplan: they have issues at other CB spot
Adam Caplan: and FS
Adam Caplan: If power game is working, they will be able to throw deep
Adam Caplan: Whitner would be in box more

<Brownsfan91171> Adam, we getting the final wildcard spot?
Adam Caplan: BR: Right now, looks that way
Adam Caplan: they have to go 2-1
Adam Caplan: to get in

<ramllov> Adam, do you see Houston beating Denver?
Adam Caplan: RAM: No, I have Den winning
<iconoclast88> Fair enough. Thanks Adamento

<iconoclast88> Adam . . . the Bills have had trouble defending tight ends throughout the season . . . should we expect a big game from "The
F'N Soldja"?
Adam Caplan: IC: Winslow should do well

<TomahawkDAWG> Adam, hardest game out of the last 3?
Adam Caplan: TOM: CIN game is also scary
Adam Caplan: with their offense

<ramllov> Winslow is due
Adam Caplan: RAM: Yes, he has been quiet of late
Adam Caplan: weather should be interesting

<Brownsfan91171> Adam, better yet....Jags over Pitts?
Adam Caplan: BR: No way, JAX has too many injuries on D

<MikeFromRochester> Adam, Wimbley ate up Langston Walker last year in Oakland, do you see more of the same??
Adam Caplan: MIKE: It will be interesting to see

<dhohenshil> What will the score be for Pat vs Jets?
Adam Caplan: DH: 55-7

<iconoclast88> Adam . . . who benefits more from bad weather this Sunday?
Adam Caplan: IC: Both are good in that but that would help Buf slow down Winslow and BE

<redright> Does KC have any chance against Tenn?
Adam Caplan: RED: Sure
Adam Caplan: they will be fired up after last week's embarrassment
Adam Caplan: and they're at home
Adam Caplan: Haynesworth is hurt
Adam Caplan: still

<bohns75> 10,0Adam, it sure seems we're holding a lot of guys out of practice. Will most of them play Sunday?
Adam Caplan: BO: I would think all or most

<Brownsfan91171> Adam, Anderson was inconsistent again, is this starting to be a concern?
Adam Caplan: BR: Footwork is an issue
Adam Caplan: mechanical breakdowns
Adam Caplan: again
Adam Caplan: this is an ongoing issue
Adam Caplan: and he makes a few nonsensical throws
Adam Caplan: which are also a concern
Adam Caplan: but we have to be real here
Adam Caplan: he's has flaws as all QBs do

<bohns75> 10,0Adam .. would you hold onto Anderson after this season?
Adam Caplan: BO: Yes

<redright> Haynesworth is the best when healthy, but has only had one full season. If he hits the market in FA this year, how far would the
Browns go to get him?
Adam Caplan: RED: I wouldn't go nuts he has some DAWG in him but not the good kind

<dhohenshil> Does DA still have an upside?
Adam Caplan: DH Yes

<bohns75> 10,0maybe we can send him to ballet school in the off season!
Adam Caplan: RAM: Yes
Adam Caplan: but he will need some work in OTAs
Adam Caplan: for sure

<TomahawkDAWG> adam, will the Browns continue to use Cribbs as a returner only? do we see him involved as a WR or involved in any

Adam Caplan:
TOM: No WR for Cribbs until next year
Adam Caplan: they don't use a lot of 3 or 4 WR sets
Adam Caplan: in their scheme
Adam Caplan: that could change next year if savage finally addresses the depth at WR which is a major issus still

<Brownsfan91171> Adam, what do yo think of McDonald?
Adam Caplan: BR: Solid developmental
Adam Caplan: type
Adam Caplan: should challenge for nickel

<ramllov> Adam, have your heard anything about Louis Leonard, has he been doing good and will he play the next three games?
Adam Caplan: RAM: They want to get him in their off season program next year
Adam Caplan: they think he has some skills to develop

<TomahawkDAWG> Adam, DA's flaws: lack of experience or lack of talent?
Adam Caplan: TOM: just fundamentals
Adam Caplan: which won't be solved in season

<dhohenshil> Can Cribbs develop into a #3 Receiver?
Adam Caplan: DH: Maybe

<ramllov> Louis Leonard is a big guy. Could he play a 3-4 end? Is he quick enough?
Adam Caplan: RAM: He could depending on how fast he develops

<Irishjt> Adam, do you think Trent Edwards can be as good as Derek Anderson has been this year?
Adam Caplan: IR: No
Adam Caplan: he doesn't have arm or talent around him

<Brownsfan91171> Adam do you want to risk Cribbs at receiver?
Adam Caplan: BR: That's the issue they have there

<TomahawkDAWG> Adam, browns vs. bills: whose passing game should be feared more?
Adam Caplan: TOM: CLE

<dhohenshil> Do Browns need to upgrade their NT(Smith, Kelly)
Adam Caplan: DH: DEs
Adam Caplan: for sure
Adam Caplan: NT is fine
Adam Caplan: Shaun Smith will be inside there
Adam Caplan: next year

<ramllov> Adam, Pittsburgh and Jacksonville are getting some big defensive injuries. Could they lose two games out of the next three?
Adam Caplan: RAM: PIT should be fine
Adam Caplan: they play at STL next week
Adam Caplan: JAC plays at OAK
Adam Caplan: vs. Oak

<TomahawkDAWG> thanks, Adam - let me ask you; which running attack is the better one?
Adam Caplan: TOM: BUF is more versatile
Adam Caplan: with Fred Jackson

<iconoclast88> 9-4 within reach
Adam Caplan: IC-10-6 looks like record
Adam Caplan: now

<MikeFromRochester> Adam, who is the better leader, Anderson or Quinn?
Adam Caplan: MIKE: It's really not a question that has any relevance now

<DawgHowl> who do you think we lose to if 10-?
Adam Caplan: CIN

<redright> How good is Buff? They were supposed to be terrible and then won a few games big. Are they a good team or a lucky to have 7
wins team?
Adam Caplan: RED: Overachievers
Adam Caplan: ton of injuries

<dhohenshil> Will the Browns beat Steelers in playoffs?
Adam Caplan: DH: Lets see them get in first

<tommybo> Is Wimbley beginning to adjust to 2nd year struggles
Adam Caplan: TOM: Making small improvement of late

<redright> Other than running Jamal, how would you game plan for Buff?
Adam Caplan: RED: Go after their other CB
Adam Caplan: Jabari Greer
Adam Caplan: and FS

<Irishjt> Adam, do you really view McDonald as a possible shutdown corner?
Adam Caplan: IS: No
Adam Caplan: there are very few in the league
Adam Caplan: but he could be nickel next year
Adam Caplan: if he continues to develop

<Brownsfan91171> Adam is Wright back this week?
Adam Caplan: BR: Need to see what he does this week in practice

<DawgHowl> Adam: what's wrong with Bodden, he seems to be getting beat in coverage quite a bit lately?
Adam Caplan: DAW: He's regressed a bit
Adam Caplan: not sure why

<TomahawkDAWG> Adam, with what you said about the bills, do you see the Browns as being similar, a team who was supposed to be
terrible who is overachieving?
Adam Caplan: TOM: No
Adam Caplan: CLE has more talent
Adam Caplan: especially on offense

<calkins14> Doesn't Savage have to find out what they have in Quinn this year?
Adam Caplan: CA: how could he?
Adam Caplan: if they're locked in to playoff spot, look for Quinn to play some

<iconoclast88> Adam . . . how confident should we be in a 9-5 record after Sunday?
Adam Caplan: IC: 70-30
Adam Caplan: they win

<Brownsfan91171> Who would have guessed that Collinsworth picked bills over Browns, only one to do it.
Adam Caplan: BR: I'll watch tonight
Adam Caplan: good show
Adam Caplan: that's ok, he's wrong a lot

<dhohenshil> Can Browns hold lynch to < 100 yds?
Adam Caplan: DH: Challenge
Adam Caplan: for sure

<DawgHowl> as long as we don't turn the ball over like against AZ, we should be fine
Adam Caplan: DAW: Agreed
Adam Caplan: BUF can't get behind and win
Adam Caplan: they're built for leads
Adam Caplan: very little passing game

<MikeFromRochester> adam, do you see the bills blitzing a lot, playing it safe, or a mix?
Adam Caplan: MIKE: Blitz more than usual
Adam Caplan: on third downs
Adam Caplan: but on first, no reason to
Adam Caplan: BUF will run

<ramllov> Adam, How can DA get the Browns off to an early lead?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Yes but I think they will pound run
Adam Caplan: first

<TomahawkDAWG> Adam, will buffalo be kicking away from Cribbs a la the Cards?
Adam Caplan: TOM: That's a question only BUF can answer
Adam Caplan: they're nuts to kick to him
Adam Caplan: though

<redright> What about Buffs special teams?
Adam Caplan: RED: Decent coverage
Adam Caplan: good on returns

<dhohenshil> Is the offensive line's run blocking improving?
Adam Caplan: DH: Yes

<Irishjt> do you think Brodney Pool is getting more comfortable on defense?
Adam Caplan: he's getting lined up correctly of late

<Hookjaw> Adam, is Trent Edwards affected by the crowd?
Adam Caplan: HOOK: Not really
Adam Caplan: CLE must control BUF run game
Adam Caplan: to win

<iconoclast88> 8 in box
Adam Caplan: or even 9

<clebrowns80> Adam, any idea which browns players will go to the pro bowl?
Adam Caplan: CLE: 5-6 should go

<underdawg55> Do you see New England betting the Jets by 24 this Sunday
Adam Caplan: I can't see how NYJ will score

<tommybo> is Trent Edwards Buffalo's long term solution
Adam Caplan: TOM: They need to get him a WR or two

<Brownsfan91171> 5-6....Cribbs, Steinbach, Thomas, Winslow, Edwards, Anderson?
Adam Caplan: BR: Yes

<redright> should we expect a bold change in our defense, such as 8 in the box?
Adam Caplan: RED: I have to think they know the key to BUF is their run game
Adam Caplan: BUF can't score
Adam Caplan: in the air
Adam Caplan: much
Adam Caplan: other than Evans

<iconoclast88> It's so obvious it's disgusting
Adam Caplan: IC: I know
Adam Caplan: will be interesting to see what they do
Adam Caplan: Grantham will be on the spot

<Irishjt> Do you think Winslow will make the Pro Bowl even though he was 4th in voting?
Adam Caplan: IS: Fans around the country have no idea

<dhohenshil> How is Kevin Shaffer doing at right tackle?
Adam Caplan: DH Holding his own

<Brownsfan91171> Adam, can you explain this to Bills fans, they think they will hang 30 or 40 on us.
Adam Caplan: BR: If BUF scores more than 17 it would be a surprise
Adam Caplan: Lynch will score and maybe Lee Evans

<Hookjaw> Adam, which are the two best of the three inside backers to stop the run? Jackson and Williams?
Adam Caplan: HOOK: yes
Adam Caplan: Andra Davis may not come back next year

<calkins14> Will the Browns sign Jamal Lewis for another year or two if he performs well these next few games?
Adam Caplan: CA: depends on what Lewis wants
Adam Caplan: he won't get a long term deal from anyone
Adam Caplan: he turns 29 before next season
Adam Caplan: RBs when they turn 30 are in trouble

<redright> lot of miles on the odometer?
Adam Caplan: RED: Yes
Adam Caplan: that's why I wouldn't re-sign him

<ramllov> I would give Jamal Lewis one more year
Adam Caplan: RAM: That would be it
Adam Caplan: i would go for that

<donodawg> Is there an inside story on Travis Wilson? I noticed in training camp he had trouble getting in the correct position before the
snap. Since the season started, he seems to be in the dog house. Will they end up releasing him?
Adam Caplan: DON: Coaches have no confidences
Adam Caplan: in him at all
Adam Caplan: doesn't have good enough knowledge of offense

Adam Caplan: ALL: Good chat
Adam Caplan: see you here next week

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