Mike Holmgren is rather busy this Tuesday.
He wasn’t too busy, however, to speak with Josh Cribbs’ agent about a new contract. And Cribbs doesn’t like what he heard.
Agent J.R. Rickert told FOX’s Alex Marvez that Cribbs was offered a “take-it-or-leave-it” multiyear extension that averaged only $1.4 million per season, with potential to reach $2 million.
Holmgren spoke about Cribbs Tuesday: “I believe players should be rewarded for what they do.”
Holmgren also pointed out that Cribbs has three years left on his existing contract, which makes a new deal almost unprecedented.
Cribbs is a passionate player, so it’s not surprising to see that he was emotional on Twitter Wednesday in response to the offers.
“Thanks everyone, I love playing for the browns & put my all in to it, but it doesn’t look good 4me at this point on returning,” Cribbs wrote. “I don’t believe I made the to do list for the team in 2010.”
2010 is only six days old, so there is no motivation for Holmgren to rush into a deal. Heck, he doesn’t even have a G.M. or coach yet. (Well, he has a coach. But not his coach.)
No matter what happens in January between the two sides, there is plenty of time left before training camp to pay the man.
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