<adamcaplan> JS: Hackett is one of the ones they want to get done
<adamcaplan> I plan to speak to his people next week
<adamcaplan> JS: They have a plan to get a few of their younger players signed to extensions before the year is out and possibly before the season starts
<jseahawks> thats great to hear, thanks
<adamcaplan> My sense is Hackett is one that they would like to get done early
<adamcaplan> and he has good agents-Dan Graham's people
<dfarrar777> great news indeed
<adamcaplan> They know he will start so they will be better off paying him now before he has a huge year
<jseahawks> "plan to get done" does that mean they're negotiating? or theyll do it eventually
<rockhawkx> The seahawks FO is notorious for not getting extensions done in time, what makes you think this will be different?
<adamcaplan> ROCK: Each player is different, Walter Jones was tough because of that positoon
<adamcaplan> you know what happened with Hutchinson
<adamcaplan> no need to go there
<jseahawks> how our the Dline injuries coming along? specifically Tubbs and Kerney?
<adamcaplan> Tubbs is running well actually
<adamcaplan> could practice once a day to start camp
<adamcaplan> which is a lot better than I thought last month
<rockhawkx> That reminds me, one of the biggest Cable providers, Comcast, just moved the NFL network to a pay tier channel, causing a lot of folks (like myself) to cancel and go to DirecTV. Any feedback from that move that you know of in the NFL circles?
<adamcaplan> ROCK: I know the NFL is pissed
<adamcaplan> DTV is better anyway
<NJSeahawksFan> Hey Adam, I'm wondering about some of our division rivals ... can the Rams D really keep the team in it this year? They finished at .500 last year and it's a bit hard to get a bead on them for 07
<adamcaplan> NJ: I still don't buy into the Ram D
<adamcaplan> Carriker playing NT is something I want to see
<adamcaplan> Their offense should be great
<dfarrar777> He's 3-tech, isn't he?
<adamcaplan> And Ram LBs aren't that good
<adamcaplan> other than Witherspoon
<rockhawkx> speaking of div rivals, Former Hawk Darrell Jackson recently told a reporter in the bay area that his toe still bothers him and he feels the pain all the time. Can Jackson make it through an entire season?
<adamcaplan> ROCK: Bad turf toe injuries tend to linger
<adamcaplan> and some never get totally healed
<adamcaplan> worst case scenario
<adamcaplan> is OJ McDuffie who had his career end short
<adamcaplan> and you know it's telling that the Seahawks could only trade him to a divisional rival
<adamcaplan> that tells you no one else really wanted him
<adamcaplan> The Saints were interested but didn't want to give up much
<dfarrar777> And they have their own injury problems with Meachem
<rockhawkx> Also, Jackson went on to say that not participating in the offseason programs with his new QB doesn't bother him and wont affect his performance with the new team. I would very much disagree with him, I played at a collegiate level, and even on defense it was very important for the players around me to "gel" and know what I was going to do and where I would be without me saying a thing. Is this just Darrell being Darrell?
<adamcaplan> ROCK: Playing with a new team is big in regard to getting used to playing with another QB and scheme
<Hawkstorian> Curious your take on where the Vick story is headed.
<adamcaplan> HAWK: Not good, I think the Falcons are concerned he will be suspended this season for some time
<dfarrar777> What have you heard about Matt Hasselbeck^`2019s non-throwing shoulder?
<jseahawks> Sounds like Grant will be the Free Safety. Who do you see winning the SS job? Boulware, Green or Russell?
<adamcaplan> JS: let see how that plays out when the pads go on
<adamcaplan> Boulware has bad ball skills and I don't think he's instinctive enough to play safety
<Hawkstorian> Tony Romo -- great quarterback or the GREATEST quarterback?
<dfarrar777> Tony Romo could kick Chuck Norris' ass.
<jseahawks> that Romo kid is one hell of a holder
<adamcaplan> He hasn't proven anything yet
<adamcaplan> He's too much of a street ball QB
<adamcaplan> doesn't like to stay inside the system
<ScottEklund> Hasselbeck used to be like that
<adamcaplan> SCOTT: To a degree yes, but not like Romo
<ScottEklund> adam...will Russ Grimm improve the cards' offensive line...that seems to have been their weakness for years
<ScottEklund> if they get it right...they could be pretty tough
<adamcaplan> SCOTT: Grimm is a good OL coach but they lack enough talent to be solid
<jseahawks> in your opinion whos the best RB in NFC West? Gore, jackson, james or Alexander?
<adamcaplan> JS: Upside, Gore
<adamcaplan> no question
<jseahawks> i still wonder about Gores durability and if he'll last with the work load
<adamcaplan> Jackson still has to learn to run inside and not try to bounce everything outside
<adamcaplan> JS: And they need to get a better #2 RB
<dfarrar777> The 49ers are very concerned about Gore's workload
<adamcaplan> James is too slow these days
<SalukiHawk1> any surprise cuts we may see once training camps start, seahawks or not??
<adamcaplan> SAL: Cuts were done mostly prior to 6/1
<adamcaplan> with changes in CBA
<adamcaplan> teams are generally looking to sign rookies now
<adamcaplan> and coaches are on vacation
<adamcaplan> very quiet time
<dfarrar777> Yeah - March 1 is the new June 1
<Hawkstorian> How do you think Moss will do in NE?
<adamcaplan> HAWK: I think he will buy in
<adamcaplan> to what they do there
<adamcaplan> but he doesn't run as well as he used to
<jseahawks> please tell me we'll see an unleashed Leroy Hill this year?
<adamcaplan> JS: I'm more interested to see how Tapp does because their pass rush dropped off big time in 06
<adamcaplan> But Hill can do a lot of different things
<dfarrar777> Why did Marcus Trufant^`2019s pass coverage decline so graphically in 2006?
<dfarrar777> Was it safety help, coaching, or what?
<adamcaplan> Also, I'm interested to see Mora's impact on their secondary
<adamcaplan> That's one area that must improve
<ScottEklund> i agree with you there adam
<adamcaplan> hopefully a better pass rush helps all around
<Hawkstorian> Which bottom feeding team will break through this year. Cleveland? Houston? Detroit?
<adamcaplan> HAWK: All will be better but SF is the team that I see making playoffs
<ScottEklund> how is spencer coming along healthwise adam?
<adamcaplan> SCOTT: He's expected to practice once camp starts
<ScottEklund> thanks adam
<ScottEklund> he's a big key for the line
<SalukiHawk1> i know you and hansen are both big on jay cutler as a fantasy QB this year, what have you seen that has you guys smitten?
<adamcaplan> SAL: Gun of an arm, talented, good scheme, smart, good talent around him
<rockhawkx> no running game in Den.
<adamcaplan> ROCK Actually, Henry is a solid fit, down hill runner
<adamcaplan> one cut RB
<adamcaplan> he fits well there
<rockhawkx> We shall see, Mr Caplan. We shall see. :)
<adamcaplan> Henry looked as good as ever last season
<jseahawks> How much will Mebane contribute this season?
<adamcaplan> JS: Depends on the health of the 5 DTs above him
<rockhawkx> It seems like a very active offseason for new NFL Commissioner Goodell with the PacMan & Tank Johnson issues, the concussion issue meetings, and the recent highlight on apparent violations in team OTA's for non-contact. Do you think all of this is a coincidence, or are these the type of events that should be expected when a new sheriff comes to town?
<adamcaplan> ROCK: Goodell is more responsive to the needs of players than Tags
<adamcaplan> and Goodell is willing to listen
<adamcaplan> we talked to him at the pro football writers meeting at the super bowl, great guy. And he wants things done the right way
<adamcaplan> and he's very human
<adamcaplan> has a PR background
<ScottEklund> is KC going to be ok with a second-year QB with little experience? and will larry johnson get 4000 carries again this year? :)
<dfarrar777> LJ's legs will fall off by game 6
<adamcaplan> SCOTT: Croyle is in year two
<adamcaplan> and he's probably not ready
<adamcaplan> but they know Huard can't do it for more than a few games
<dfarrar777> Huge O-line probs there, too
<Hawkstorian> What other young QBs could step up. Campbell looks like the real package to me.
<adamcaplan> HAWK: Cutler, Rivers, Losman
<adamcaplan> who played very well last 8 games
<adamcaplan> 13 TDs
<adamcaplan> but BUF needs major help opposite Lee Evans
<dfarrar777> Losman has a freaking bazooka arm
<dfarrar777> Five more minutes for Adam, guys
<jseahawks> In Minnesota will it be Adrian Peterson or Chester Taylor? I think Taylor is still running against the Seattle D.. we never stopped him
<adamcaplan> JS: Taylor is expected to start but they may go with more of a Running Back By Committee there
<rockhawkx> Do you see any coaches backing down from allowing the full contact that happens at these "non contact" workouts?
<adamcaplan> ROCK: Nothing will change, there's a lot of clutching and grabbing
<adamcaplan> you can't have an offensive line drill against the defense and not grab
<adamcaplan> you can't have line dancing
<adamcaplan> anyway, that's all the time I have, we'll do it again in a few weeks
<Hawkstorian> thanks mr. c
<ScottEklund> thanks adam
<SalukiHawk1> good stuff thanks adam
<dfarrar777> Thanks very much, Adam!
<ScottEklund> much appreciated