Adam Caplan: I moved the chat up, still dealing with a bad cold and want to get
to sleep a little earlier
Adam Caplan: big week next week
Adam Caplan: Anyway...
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, do the Bengals have to trade Chad now?
<Brownsfan91171> Why do I get this strange sense that the Bengals are going to implode this year....
<Brownsfan91171> Yea, with Johnson getting on Palmer's case.. that sure is helping the relationship LOL
<Brownsfan91171> Can Dallas even afford Chad?
Adam Caplan: BR: Bengals will draw a line in the sand
Adam Caplan: they don't want to deal him
<ramllov> Adam, is it too soon to know what the Browns are going to do?
Adam Caplan: RAM: There's no way to know since they aren't picking until the 4h
Adam Caplan: 4th but I can tell you they are targeting about 10-15 players with that first pick
Adam Caplan: but keep in mind they are picking in the back of the round
Adam Caplan: my sense is they will trade up
<cdunfee1289> Adam, Rumor is the Saints are talking into moving into the top 5 possibly to the Rams spot,
what would they have to give up and who would they look at?
Adam Caplan: CD: NO is looking for DT help
Adam Caplan: probably Dorsey
Adam Caplan: they need it badly
Adam Caplan: inside
Adam Caplan: their DTs are old
Adam Caplan: and are almost done
Adam Caplan: You'll see some in my blog over the next few days
Adam Caplan: But we've talked about some of them in previous chats
<nybrownie> do u see any big surprises in this draft
Adam Caplan: NY: There always are
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, were you surprised with all the prime time games?
Adam Caplan: As for prime time, my prediction was 4 games
Adam Caplan: and they got 5
Adam Caplan: it's all about offense
Adam Caplan: for ratings
<brownzjunky> Can Marcus Howard convert to an OLB?
Adam Caplan: BR: MY sense is yes
Adam Caplan: or he goes to a team like Indy for the 4-3
<cdunfee1289> Adam, could Kevin Smith be someone the Browns could look to get??
Adam Caplan: CD: I don't see it
Adam Caplan: they don't need a RB
Adam Caplan: really there
<WinDawgs> Adam did you key in on anything that Phil said today? Did he give us any inside info incognito?
Adam Caplan: WIN: It was interesting about bringing in first day picks
<brownzjunky> Were you surprised by how difficult the schedule is?
Adam Caplan: BR: I don't really look at last year though because of free agency, draft, coaching changes
Adam Caplan: I only look at what the teams are looking like now
Adam Caplan: schedule actually to me is not bad
<cdunfee1289> Adam, is Bruce Davis a possibility for the Browns seems like a perfect fit for 3-4 outside linebacker??
Adam Caplan: CD: That's one guy I think is dropping and who could be there for them
Adam Caplan: for one of those 10-15 players
<iconoclast88> Adam, what's the first thought that comes to your mind as you review the 2008 Cleveland Browns schedule?
Adam Caplan: IC: Balance and winnable games
<cdunfee1289> Adam, how about Mike Hart for the Browns??
Adam Caplan: CD: He's not what they need
<amore> With their first pick in the 2008 draft the Browns will pick.....?
Adam Caplan: AM: Best OLB available
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, any truth to rumors that Fins are low-balling Long by 10 million under #1 pick last year?
Adam Caplan: BR: They want to play him less, yes
Adam Caplan: A prominent agent who has a top-10 pick told me today that we should know by early next week if MIA will sign Long
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, you don't have DE over OLB?
Adam Caplan: BR: They will look for best pass rusher
Adam Caplan: then CB
Adam Caplan: problem is CBs there probably won't be able to play a big role right away
<ramllov> Adam what do you think of Redd, 6-6 260, Liberty LB?
Adam Caplan: RAM: I wrote about him a while back
Adam Caplan: built like Willie McGinest
Adam Caplan: long arms
Adam Caplan: athletic
Adam Caplan: but ready to play
Adam Caplan: yet
Adam Caplan: needs to get stronger
Adam Caplan: but could be a beast in a few years
Adam Caplan: Great kid
Adam Caplan: talked to him a bit
Adam Caplan: did have the Mary Jane problem though
<brownzjunky> Have they lost it for Peek?
Adam Caplan: BR: Not sure what you mean
<brownzjunky> Wasn't A Peek supposed to be the other rush linebacker?
Adam Caplan: BR: He's a rotational OLB, no more, no less
Adam Caplan: he's part of the puzzle
<Brownsfan91171> What round will he go in Adam?
Adam Caplan: BR: Redd-5-6
<ramllov> What round would he go in and could you hide him on the practice squad for a year
Adam Caplan: RAM: Great question, it might be hard to do that
Adam Caplan: the secret is out on him
<WinDawgs> Adam, If we had a number 1 and a number 2 pick this year what MLB and OLB do you really like?
Adam Caplan: WIN: Not something they are really looking at
<ramllov> Adam, Redd was not even in the Pro Football Weekly Draft Preview Guide, they listed 1100 players
or so. Scout gave him 4 stars. Amazing
Adam Caplan: RAM: I kind of started the bandwagon a while back
Adam Caplan: kind of like on Flacco in November after watching him play in person
<mrslick36> Do you see DA making great strides this year as far as his development as a franchise QB?
Adam Caplan: MR: I think he will learn from his bad ending, yes
<brownzjunky> Do you think the Browns have any interest in Trevor Scott?
Adam Caplan: BR: He's a UDFA probably or late rounder
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, is Flacco or Brohm the 2nd QB picked?
Adam Caplan: BR: Would be a surprise if it's not Flacco
<cdunfee1289> Adam, where will Jamaal Charles go, in what round?? Id love him for the Browns to go with Jamal
Adam Caplan: CD: Third round area
<cdunfee1289> Adam, will Al Wilson be someone the Browns go after harder if they don't draft a MLB
Adam Caplan: CD: Near training camp, yes if he is willing to take one-year
Adam Caplan: minimum
<amore> Why did Redd leave Virginia to go to Liberty?
Adam Caplan: AM: Problem with a green leafy substance
<mrslick36> When will Phil get his extension?
Adam Caplan: MR: Before training camp
<WinDawgs> Adam what rounds do you see WV Slaton or the RB from UCF going in?
Adam Caplan: WIN: Slaton probably third-ish
<nybrownie> Phil said that they wouldn't look at WR or RB unless someone fell to them.. who do you think, if they fell, would Phil take in this situation
Adam Caplan: NY: They won't take a RB unless every OLB, DE, and CB is gone
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, is anyone offering more than one year for Wilson?
Adam Caplan: BR: Nope
<ramllov> Adam, What is Wilson, LB, veteran going to do. Do you see him eventually coming to Cleveland?
Adam Caplan: RAM: It's really up to him
<ramllov> It seems that no one is bidding on him.
<ramllov> Limited market
Adam Caplan: RAM: this is true, there's no market
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, isn't Cleveland the perfect place to show he is back for one year?
Adam Caplan: BR: It's an ego thing with Wilson
<cdunfee1289> Adam, what do you think of Larry Grant for the Browns??
Adam Caplan: CD: Very late, sure
<mrslick36> Do you see Dq Jackson having a break out season?
Adam Caplan: MR: You would have to define breakout but the DLs that were added should help him
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, any news on Wimbley? If I remember, he said that he wanted to add new moves for this year.
Adam Caplan: BR: Nothing will be new until camp
<ramllov> Adam, This maybe a bad question. How many Cornerbacks do you see being drafted in this year. I look at about 30, it is a deep year
Adam Caplan: RAM: There are about 20 or so that have grades through round 4
Adam Caplan: after that, who knows
<WinDawgs> Adam :Any potential for another Trade could happen for a MLB/OLB already on a NFL team for our 4th rounder?
Adam Caplan: WIN: I don't see it
Adam Caplan: Browns don't have much to deal
Adam Caplan: other than picks for next year
<nybrownie> who do u predict will fall the farthest on draft day
Adam Caplan: NY: Brohm if MIN doesn't take him
<mrslick36> Do you see Gary Baxter making this team and playing safety?
Adam Caplan: MR: Possibly depending on how he looks at post draft camps
Adam Caplan: and safety
<cdunfee1289> Adam, who is someone that is a 3-4 outside linebacker that the Browns will look at in round
4?? Give me a name or two besides Redd
Adam Caplan: CD: Redd isn't a 4th rounder
Adam Caplan: Bruce Davis, Gatewood
Adam Caplan: there are plenty of tweeners in rounds 5-6
Adam Caplan: that they will look at
Adam Caplan: really rounds 4-6
Adam Caplan: I suspect they will take their shots
Adam Caplan: on 1-2
<mrslick36> Do you think Jamal Lewis will remain hungry?
Adam Caplan: MR: Yes, he's a veteran
Adam Caplan: that understands his role
<cdunfee1289> Adam, rumor has it that NE is looking to trade up for Glenn Dorsey or take Sedrick Ellis to play
DE in the 3-4 because they are falling out of favor with Richard Seymour any truth to this??
Adam Caplan: CD: They don't want to deal him and Dorsey makes no sense
Adam Caplan: for their scheme
<dapound> Any chance Jason Jones is available
Adam Caplan: DA: He's moving up
Adam Caplan: I believe
<Cerberus> Hey Adam, any buzz about Chad Johnson? Will the Bengals deal him?
Adam Caplan: CE: They don't want to deal him
<ramllov> Adam, I am sorry about your cold, I was hoping for an extra 15 to 30 minutes this week. Can we postpone the extra time until your healthy?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Would be next week anyway if I had time
Adam Caplan: we'll see when we get there
<ramllov> Adam, you do the radio show Friday night 8 to 11 pm?
Adam Caplan: RAM: Yes
Adam Caplan: Also, here's one that they are looking at in rounds 5-6, Angelo Craig, good measurables
Adam Caplan: from Cinci
Adam Caplan: long arms
Adam Caplan: good fit for 3-4 OLB
<cdunfee1289> Adam, who is a running back the Browns could consider on day 2??
Adam Caplan: CD: They won't
Adam Caplan: but if they were going to, there are like 10-12
Adam Caplan: system fits are probably bigger backs
Adam Caplan: like Chauncey Washington
Adam Caplan: Xavier Omon
Adam Caplan: who is like Derrick Ward
Adam Caplan: stocky but can move
<cdunfee1289> What about Matt Forte or will he be long gone
Adam Caplan: CD: rounds 2-3
Adam Caplan: no shot
<zabam> Adam - can you name 2 CBs we might have a shot at in the fourth?
Adam Caplan: ZA: Molden, Tribble
Adam Caplan: maybe
<ramllov> Adam, do you see Shawn Crable, LB, Michigan falling into the third round?
Adam Caplan: RAM: He could
Adam Caplan: some teams feel he's a little stiff
Adam Caplan: saw a little of that at the Senior Bowl practices
<ramllov> Would Phil Savage trade up to get him?
Adam Caplan: RAM: I doubt it
<cdunfee1289> Adam, is Kendall Langford someone the Browns could look at for D-Line depth
Adam Caplan: CD: Good name
Adam Caplan: he's really a hot player
Adam Caplan: good small school prospect
<Brownsfan91171> Adam how far will Manningham and the WR from Oklahoma drop?
Adam Caplan: BR: Both second round
Adam Caplan: Kelly is a big possession WR
Adam Caplan: doesn't play to his YPC
Adam Caplan: from last year
Adam Caplan: he's more of a RAC guy
Adam Caplan: those types aren't first rounders
<cdunfee1289> Adam, do you know maybe a date for when training camp starts for the Browns??
Adam Caplan: CD: No idea
<ramllov> Adam, How do you like the talent in the fourth and fifth round in this draft?
Adam Caplan: RAM: not bad
Adam Caplan: but very few could come in and start
Adam Caplan: but some could make roster and be active on game day
<zabam> Hey Adam - I asked that Quinn question last week got the "lets move on" - but it is relevant in evaluating what we did, and what Dallas does this year.
Adam Caplan: ZA: It's all speculative and there's no way to know
Adam Caplan: it has no relevance
Adam Caplan: what has value is what he would get in a trade
Adam Caplan: now that would be a good question
Adam Caplan: and my guess would be it has to be conditional based on playing time
Adam Caplan: like a third that could be as high as a second
<Brownsfan91171> Adam, are the teams on our schedule nervous about the Browns being on the schedule?
Adam Caplan: BR: I will say this, teams know they will have to play with a safety over the top
Adam Caplan: for sure
Adam Caplan: with Stallworth there
<mrslick36> Who will be Tucker's back up at right guard?
Adam Caplan: MR: RAC said he's starting for now
Adam Caplan: which I was surprised to hear him say
Adam Caplan: Could be one of a few guys
Adam Caplan: Hadnot or McKinney
Adam Caplan: there's a lot of position versatility
<amore> How good is Matt Ryan?
Adam Caplan: AM: I really believe he's a franchise QB
Adam Caplan: QB meaning he can start for 8-10 years
Adam Caplan: and you can win a super bowl with him
Adam Caplan: you have to have the parts with him to win though
<Brownsfan91171> Is Jake Long a Pro Bowl LT?
Adam Caplan: BR: He's better off at RT
<cdunfee1289> Adam, what's the future for Sowells look like now??
Adam Caplan: CD: Not good
Adam Caplan: but keep in mind three OLs are on one year deals
Adam Caplan: so he has a chance
Adam Caplan: in 09
Adam Caplan: if he makes it this season
<nybrownie> who would on the outs if Bentley is good enough to play
Adam Caplan: NY: Good question, my sense is they will cross that road when they come to it
Adam Caplan: I don't think they are counting on him to play
<barleydawg> Did Brandon McDonald play as well as I thought by the end of the season?
Adam Caplan: BA: They really like him and if he tears it up in camp, he'll start
Adam Caplan: provided that they don't sign or trade for a veteran that is still one that could sstart
Adam Caplan: start
<barleydawg> And was Bodden playing as poorly as it looked?
Adam Caplan: BAR: Very inconsistent
<cdunfee1289> Adam, you think Sowells may kick over to tackle with the lack of depth at tackle and the
strength of depth at guard
Adam Caplan: CD: Good question, they do need one more OT but Tucker could move over if needed
<mrslick36> Do you feel we have improved our front seven to be a top fifteen defense against the run?
Adam Caplan: MR: Top half, yes
Adam Caplan: because the DL rotation is now deep
Adam Caplan: barring injury
Adam Caplan: RAC did say though Smith will play DE
Adam Caplan: too which means they will be looking for one more DL
Adam Caplan: They are light at DE
<ramllov> Adam, what compensation do the Browns get for Holly?
<ramllov> if he gets an offer sheet
Adam Caplan: RAM: However he was tagged
Adam Caplan: And no, doesn't look like anyone will give him one
<cdunfee1289> Shaun or Robaire, Adam??
Adam Caplan: CD: Shaun
<cdunfee1289> then who will backup at nose, Adam
<cdunfee1289> if Shaun is backing up at end
Adam Caplan: CD: Rogers, Smith will rotate at NT
Adam Caplan: RAC did tell me they probably wouldn't re-sign Kelley
<cdunfee1289> Adam, how do they feel about Louis Leonard??
Adam Caplan: CD: They want to take a longer look at him
Adam Caplan: in OTAs
Adam Caplan: etc
Adam Caplan: RAC doesn't want any of them to play more than they have to, like last year
<mrslick36> What should we expect from our Stallworth in this scheme?
Adam Caplan: MR: Deep threat
Adam Caplan: that's all he does
Adam Caplan: that will make the secondary have to keep a safety deep
Adam Caplan: opens that up for Winslow
Adam Caplan: On summation, I would look at OLB, CB, DE in rounds 4-6
Adam Caplan: best one available
Adam Caplan: probably OLB first
Adam Caplan: I'll start putting out names in my blog over the next 3-4 days
<cdunfee1289> Adam, how does their 4 man front look on passing situations now??
Adam Caplan: CD: I think they will be ok
Adam Caplan: just one more serviceable DE
Adam Caplan: would be good
<mrslick36> I guess they want to take advantage of Andersons arm, Jamal could have a big year.
Adam Caplan: MR: That is pretty much their thinking
Adam Caplan: All: Thanks, if I have time, we'll do a full hour next Weds
Adam Caplan: later