Josh Cribbs has done it all for the Browns in the past, but is it conceivable that we could be seeing more of him on the field in 2010? If it was up to Cribbs, he would play every down, but that surely won’t be the case. What we can assume is that we will be seeing him line up at a number of different positions next season. Even the previously pondered notion of playing Cribbs at safety has crept back into the minds of some people, including Cribbs. He certainly couldn’t make the secondary any worse.
Putting aside the fact that he mishandled his contract situation, this is another reason why Cribbs is the Browns’ greatest asset. He’ll be a kick returner, running back, wide receiver – even safety – and come back for more, as he is eager to get as much playing time as he can as the team develops around him. Even though I never really thought that it was a possibility that he would leave, it’s nice to have him around, making highlight reel plays on a weekly basis for this perpetually dismal team.
Is that just a little pessimistic? Maybe, but when 6-8 wins is the prediction you give a team every year, it makes you appreciate a player like Cribbs that much more.