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Browns want to use Cribbs more

As the Cleveland Browns prepare to “pay the man,” they’re also reportedly planning to “use the man.”

Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Browns hope to increase the number of offensive snaps in which receiver Josh Cribbs participates from 40 percent to 50 percent.

He’d be used both at receiver and Wildcat running back, with the overriding goal of forcing defenses to account for him even if he doesn’t get the ball.

But first he has to get the money, and if the Browns plan to use him more they need to be ready to pay him accordingly.

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21 Responses to “Browns want to use Cribbs more”
  1. georgegabriel says: Feb 15, 2010 3:44 PM

    Wow, really? Never would have guessed.

  2. rodstiffington says: Feb 15, 2010 3:46 PM

    You mean he should be paid like a: Special Teams, gimmick, 4th WR type player?
    Isn’t he already paid accordingly then?

  3. evilmajortom says: Feb 15, 2010 3:51 PM

    Sounds kind of like the “Randy ratio.” Ask Mike Tice how well that worked out.

  4. Quagmire says: Feb 15, 2010 3:54 PM

    Wow he’s playing for free…what a guy.

  5. JAJ says: Feb 15, 2010 3:56 PM

    TRADE the man.

  6. HarrisonHits says: Feb 15, 2010 3:57 PM

    Dear Browns,
    See Hester, Devin. Not likely to work.

  7. Youngone says: Feb 15, 2010 4:02 PM

    Captain Obvious

  8. toddm6d says: Feb 15, 2010 4:08 PM

    That worked out well for Devon Hester

  9. pudgalvin says: Feb 15, 2010 4:10 PM

    I’d recommend calling Lovie Smith for advice on how to completely ruin a a special player.
    This guy is really, really good at doing his job? Lets give him a different job that we already know he’s not real good at and pay him a ton.

  10. Josh Krauss says: Feb 15, 2010 4:21 PM

    Cribbs is better than Hester in my opinion. Cribbs last contract was 6 years basically 6.5 million so roughly a million a year, Hester signed a 4 year 40 million dollar contract, so is Cribbs paid relative to guys around the league that do the same things he does, NO. Pay the man, he is practically there entire team and they are trying to nickel and dime him. what a joke.

  11. salty says: Feb 15, 2010 4:41 PM

    Hester wasn’t used much in the wildcat, FYI.
    Also, let’s look at the facts:
    Devon Hester: 5’11”, 195, wasn’t a college QB (played DB, special teams)
    Josh Cribbs: 6’1″, 215, played QB in college.
    In other words, they are different players with different skills… not clones.

  12. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Feb 15, 2010 4:50 PM

    The only thing lamer than this article is the attempts a humor in the comments. Slow day.

  13. Child_Please! says: Feb 15, 2010 4:51 PM

    Uhh…..DUH!
    He is the only good player on the team.

  14. benjua says: Feb 15, 2010 4:54 PM

    cribbs and hester is an apples to oranges thing for you people who haven’t seen a football game before. the bigger question is what was stopping them from trying to use him more last year.

  15. AlCortez says: Feb 15, 2010 6:18 PM

    So he hasn’t done it before – so put the money in incentives, and make the guaranteed part commensurate with a top flight returner.
    Makes sense, and sets up PFT with an article or two to write as he closes in on the escalators and doesn’t get snaps.

  16. SixburghSteelers says: Feb 15, 2010 6:39 PM

    Good points salty…

  17. C_Munk says: Feb 15, 2010 8:26 PM

    Child_Please! … He may be one of the few good players but the only good player. Take Saun Rogers for example.

  18. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Feb 15, 2010 8:36 PM

    why not, he’s only their best player! shocker!

  19. Snitchin' Bubs says: Feb 15, 2010 8:54 PM

    He kills my Steelers every time.

  20. Calir says: Feb 15, 2010 9:06 PM

    I hope Crybaby Cribbs is happy with his contract this time. Seems, like Hester, he’s going to end up being overpaid.

  21. xskippzx says: Feb 16, 2010 3:40 PM

    Any idiot who thinks Josh Cribbs is the same type of player as Devin Hester obviously doesn’t watch football. COMPLETELY different types of athletes.

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