Could We See Even More of Josh Cribbs in 2010?


MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 31: Josh Cribbs #16 of the AFCJosh 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.

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  • http://www.clevelandbrownsweblog.com Clayton

    Whenever you can’t handle your own agent and prevent him from blabbering on in public about the Team’s brass, you lose a little something with us older fans.

    But Josh has more than made up for that since. Not only does Cribbs play hard every single down, he is such a complete player whose skills are frequently overlooked because of his kick return prominence, especially after that marvelous game against KC last season which put Josh into the all-time records book. For example, we often forget that Josh has led the Browns in special teams tackles since 2007. That’s an example of why Josh has separated himself from a guy like Hester to become, really when you think about, the Browns’ biggest draw among fans.

  • Dave

    Cribbs is a local guy playing for the hometown team and wants to stay here. The other big time local guy should give Cribbs a call to learn what it really means to support the area where you grew up….this could be premature tho since I don’t know where Cribbs will be in 3-5-7 years but it’s worth the comment.

  • http://footballontap.com Mr. Bozeman

    There is no reason why they shouldn’t use Cribbs a little bit more. He was very successful last season. I thought it was ridiculous that the team refused to pay him. You set an example by ensuring that your best player at least earns what he deserves. They were trying to underpay him.

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