<ramllov> Adam, any Browns rumors at the Senior Bowl or after?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Not really other than what I had on the Ask the Insiders board last night. Al Wilson is interested in
talking to the Browns.
<jb42776> Sopoago and Berrian would be a good haul on day 1
<ramllov> The Browns need four players for the front seven on defense, either FA or draft choices.
Adam Caplan: RAM: Sopoaga isn't anything special to be honest
Adam Caplan: he hasn't been a full-time starter
Adam Caplan: he's a rotational DT
<clebrowns80> Adam, any update on the DA contract talks?
Adam Caplan: CLE: Anderson isn't likely to get a deal done before free agency unless something significant happens
Adam Caplan: but always know that progress doesn't happen until both sides feel a sense of urgency
Adam Caplan: and that usually doesn't come until the final few days
<jb42776> I like to idea of making DA prove himself another year
Adam Caplan: JB: I agree
<brownsrthebest04> does savage settle for anything less then a 1st and a 3rd?
Adam Caplan: BR: In a trade? he'll be tagged at that level
Adam Caplan: but yes, I believe they would take less in a deal
<lildawg99> adam, do you think the browns would be scared off by Tommy Kelley
<lildawg99> his injury
Adam Caplan: LIL: Injured players like that won't get a lot of attention early in free agency
<jb42776> What's the story on Wilson, why the Browns? IS he healthy?
Adam Caplan: JB: I was told last night by a source close to the situation says that he's cleared by the leading specialist in
Adam Caplan: here's the problem though, I'm not sure if he's a good fit for CLE's 3-4
Adam Caplan: may be a better fit for lets say PITs
<jb42776> Thats what I was thinking he never played in a 3-4 has he
Adam Caplan: JB: No
Adam Caplan: I scout told me today that he doesn't think Wilson fits CLE/NE 3-4
Adam Caplan: more PIT 3-4
(On Jamal Lewis)
Adam Caplan: meaning he wants to come back and may have to tell his agent he wants back and may have to take a little less
Adam Caplan: there isn't going to be a big market for a 29 year old back
Adam Caplan: On Lewis, I think he may get involved more as we get closer to 2/29
<clebrowns80> Adam, what do you think the odds of DA being with the browns next year is?
Adam Caplan: CLE: in 08, better than 50-50 clearly at this point
Adam Caplan: Browns want him back really for this season
Adam Caplan: trade him after 08
Adam Caplan: Despite what you're reading
Adam Caplan: or hearing
Adam Caplan: I don't think they are sold on him long-term
Adam Caplan: That's what I was told at the Pro Bowl
Adam Caplan: from an excellent league source
<ramllov> Adam, do you look at DA having more upside or Brady Quinn? long term?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Anderson based on what he's showed. However, I think Quinn can adapt more quickly and may be
more coachable in some respects.
<gelsingerj> and has a better touch
Adam Caplan: GEL: I wouldn't go that far
Adam Caplan: Touch was a problem for Quinn
Adam Caplan: outside the hashes
<ramllov> I asked, because I thought Brady Quinn would be more of a complete QB
Adam Caplan: RAM: You have to understand there was a reason why he dropped.
<jsl214> What did the browns think about Winslow wanting new contract?
Adam Caplan: JS: They have no plans at this point to give him one
<gelsingerj> but DA only throws bullets...he has no touch....SEE...EVERY GAME THIS YEAR
Adam Caplan: DEL: As for Anderson, he has problems with footwork
Adam Caplan: every evident close up at Pro Bowl practices
<ramllov> Adam, what do you think about the QB from Boston College?
Adam Caplan: RAM: He's the best QB clearly in this draft
Adam Caplan: Ryan
Adam Caplan: he actually lives like 15 mins from me
<gelsingerj> Adam is Dan Morgan worth a 1 year deal?
Adam Caplan: GEL: on a veteran minimum, yes
Adam Caplan: plus heavy incentives
<ramllov> Adam, who is the ILB the Browns are going to go after in free agency or the draft?
Adam Caplan: RAM: They will sign or draft a physical LB
<clebrowns80> Adam do you believe that Chicago or Miami would be interested in DA?
Adam Caplan: CLE: CHI never even considered Anderson
<bstadnik> Adam, what is the chance that LCB will be on the opening day roster?
Adam Caplan: BS: As of now, 60-40
Adam Caplan: lets see how he looks at OTAs
Adam Caplan: then go from there
<clebrowns80> Thanks Adam, it seems that Chicago really has no other option.
Adam Caplan: CLE: Not for Anderson with a first
Adam Caplan: for MIA
Adam Caplan: CLE: They have plenty actually
Adam Caplan: second round-Flacco in the draft
Adam Caplan: they really like him
<jsl214> Any FA's saying they're interested in coming to Cleveland?
Adam Caplan: JS: Their agents can't talk to any teams yet but you can count on the Browns talking to a WR, ILB, DE
Adam Caplan: I got Peek about a week before or so last year so that's about the time I get that stuff, possibly at the combine
Adam Caplan: in fact, I would suspect to have a few names then
Adam Caplan: But Turner is the CLE backup plan if they don't keep Lewis
<buzz30> Corey Williams?
Adam Caplan: BUZZ: They will look for a two DLs (at least one DT, one DE) through the draft and free agency.
Adam Caplan: Williams isn't anything special
Adam Caplan: did a nice job this season when pressed to play a lot more
Adam Caplan: because their first round DT wasn't ready
Adam Caplan: and Johnny Jolly got hurt
<ramllov> Adam, What about Fargas RB, from Oakland, I think he played at USC. He had a nice year
Adam Caplan: RAM: Zone scheme really helped him but he's not what the Browns need
Adam Caplan: doesn't fit power philosophy
Adam Caplan: more of a rotational RB
<jb42776> Are the Cards gonna franchise Dansby or Pace?
Adam Caplan: JB: Yes on Dansby if they have to but only if they get Fitzgerald's contract re-done
<nudawg> Adam, how is Tommy Kelly doing with his rehab. Will his injury be an issue next year?
Adam Caplan: NU: Kelly won't be ready for a while
<bstadnik> Adam, any news on JJ's staph infection?
Adam Caplan: BS: Team isn't releasing any injury info until combine
<jb42776> Roye, will he retire?
Adam Caplan: JB: I don't expect him to be back
<clebrowns80> Adam, do you think that DA would only sign a 6 to 7 year deal with the browns?
Adam Caplan: CLE: Like I noted a while back, 5-7 years
Adam Caplan: no less than 5
Adam Caplan: pretty easy to see
<ramllov> Will Willie McGinest retire?
Adam Caplan: RAM: I believe he's coming back
<mtbbpres> Adam, can AZ Pace play ILB?
Adam Caplan: MT: No
Adam Caplan: would be out of position
<jb42776> What about Ethan Kelly
Adam Caplan: JB: August
Adam Caplan: micro-fracture
<jb42776> I mean will Kelley be resigned?
Adam Caplan: JB: They will wait and see how he does over the next few months
Adam Caplan: they do like him
<ramllov> Would Pace OLB satisfy the pass rush?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Yes
Adam Caplan: and he can play either side
Adam Caplan: can also play with his hand down
<ramllov> Adam, what would Pace cost?
Adam Caplan: RAM: 8-10 guaranteed
Adam Caplan: I would imagine
<jsl214> any big names being mentioned as trade bait at the pro bowl?
Adam Caplan: JS: Nah, I talked to a lot of the free agents
Adam Caplan: there though
Adam Caplan: Samuel wants to be paid big time
<robdawgie> Is Leon Williams going to stay inside or move to the outside?
Adam Caplan: ROB: ILB
Adam Caplan: I'll ask RAC next week but that was the indication
Adam Caplan: at the end of the season
<clebrowns80> Adam, if DA signs a deal that is at least 5 years do you think Condon will start to make noise to trade Quinn?
Adam Caplan: CLE: Yes
Adam Caplan: I wrote that a few weeks ago
Adam Caplan: did you see my contract stuff
Adam Caplan: you should see the incentives
Adam Caplan: 65% of the contract is incentive based.
Adam Caplan: I got a hold of the body of the deal
<clebrowns80> Now that you mention it I remember his deal turns into 5 year 11 mill if he doesn't start by year 3
Adam Caplan: CLE: Yes
<robdawgie> Adam, what is the general consensus around the league on Brodney Pool? Is it different from how the
Browns feel about him?
Adam Caplan: ROB: Talented but not consistent
Adam Caplan: too often isn't in the right place
Adam Caplan: the Browns aren't really going to address the secondary as the fans think they should
Adam Caplan: front seven is the basis of the draft and free agency
<ramllov> Adam, How was the pro bowl, have you been there before?
Adam Caplan: RAM: First time
Adam Caplan: they moved it from the player hotel
Adam Caplan: to a high school
Adam Caplan: which didn't help for access
Adam Caplan: so I had to sneak into the player hotel to get access, lol
<tjm427> is Chaun Thompson worth resigning?
Adam Caplan: TJ: Yes, he's versatile enough as a backup
<robdawgie> I'm not sure if they should address the secondary with the glaring needs at the other positions...especially if
Mel Tucker has a lot of faith in his boys
Adam Caplan: ROB: BTW, Tucker is really well-respected
<robdawgie> Respected around the league or in Cleveland?
Adam Caplan: ROB: League
Adam Caplan: could be future head coach
Adam Caplan: worked for Saban
<jb42776> Adam any indication the Browns would go after Pace?
Adam Caplan: JB: He's on their list to evaluate
Adam Caplan: I believe
<jsl214> Simon Fraser wants to walk browns okay to let him
Adam Caplan: JS: He's just a guy
Adam Caplan: JAG
Adam Caplan: Someone sent me a private message on Chase Pittman, forget him
Adam Caplan: Fraser=Pittman
Adam Caplan: try hard guy
Adam Caplan: that's it
Adam Caplan: Other than Dansby, don't see anyone who are true fits.
<mtbbpres> Adam, what FA ILB would fit the Browns Defense?
<lildawg99> kawika mitchell?
Adam Caplan: LIL: Too small
Adam Caplan: Here's one: Victor Hobson
Adam Caplan: physical LB
<tjm427> would Phil take a chance on Shaun Rogers or Kris Jenkins?
Adam Caplan: TJM: I can't see it
<jsl214> Haynesworth defiantly getting tagged?
Adam Caplan: JS: Yes
Adam Caplan: unless he doesn't get the deal
Adam Caplan: done before hand
<nudawg> didn't Hopson have trouble with the 3-4 in New York?
Adam Caplan: NU: Vilma
<buzz30> Hobson plays for who
Adam Caplan: BUZZ: NYJ
<robdawgie> Sorry if it's been asked before....but would the Ravens back Savage into a corner if he only tenders DA to a #1
by signing him to a big contract? Not only to finally get a QB, but to stick it to Phil for all of the players he's signed in the
Adam Caplan: ROB: I doubt it
Adam Caplan: they may have to use franchise tag on Suggs
<bstadnik> Adam, I know the Browns have improved, but overall what grade would you give Savage?
Adam Caplan: BS: B
<tjm427> any interest in Dan Morgan, 1 yr deal with incentives, similar to a J Lewis contract?
Adam Caplan: TJ: Ahh no
Adam Caplan: no one would give him anything close to that
Adam Caplan: he'll get veteran minimum
Adam Caplan: plus heavy incentives
<buzz30> If they franchise Suggs where do they get the money
Adam Caplan: BUZZ: It's not hard to clear it up
<ramllov> Adam, there appears to be many WRs in free agency, which one do the Browns want and who do they sign?
Adam Caplan: RAM: They will look for speed, Berrian really is the only one who makes sense for CLE
Adam Caplan: for what they need
<robdawgie> No Hackett? He has YAC ability because of his speed, IMO
Adam Caplan: ROB: I love Hackett but he doesn't fit scheme
Adam Caplan: they have Edwards who is similar
Adam Caplan: I will get his agent on Sirius with me soon
Adam Caplan: I'm on Friday-8-11 pm est
Adam Caplan: saturday 6-9 pm est
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, do you think we can fix the defensive holes in 1 free agency and 1 draft?
Adam Caplan: BR: I think they can upgrade the defense possibly significantly through the draft/free agency, yes.
<ramllov> Adam, Savage always goes for one major free agent early. Who is it Berrian this year?
Adam Caplan: RAM: More than the Bears want to pay which is why I can't see them getting him re-signed at this point
<robdawgie> Random question Adam....but what is your favorite team to cover? And does dealing with die hard fans like us frustrate you ever because of their obvious biases?
Adam Caplan: ROB: I don't really have a preference
Adam Caplan: I like your guys passion
Adam Caplan: that's why I only really go on your boards to answer questions