Last season, the experiment of Josh Cribbs at wide receiver did not last long. However, with the Browns in need of serious need of wide receivers and offensive flexibility, head coach Eric Mangini wants to go back to using Cribbs as a receiver as well as continuing to implement him in the Wildcat formation, though I’m sure the two will often go hand in hand.
Naturally, there is the question of whether or not Cribbs can develop into a dependable receiver. More so, one has to wonder if all the time at wide receiver (though I don’t imagine he will be used too much at the position) takes away from his kick returning skills, where he has established himself as pretty much the best in the league at this point. The intent is to increase his effectiveness in the Wildcat formation, so this can’t be all that bad of an idea.
– Like we had hoped, Mangini is looking forward to a wide-open competition among the running backs, and that includes Jerome Harrison, Chris Jennings, James Davis and the newly-acquired Peyton Hillis.