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Cribbs says too much about Browns’ plans, claims he was kidding

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Browns receiver and return man Josh Cribbs appears to have given too much away when talking to reporters about Sunday’s game against the Rams.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Cribbs offered some hints that the Browns’ game plan will call for him to line up in the backfield, either as a running back or a Wildcat quarterback.

“I can’t give nothing away, but they put something in that’s special to me and that’s all I can say about that,” Cribbs said. “Coach is really trying to target me and the coaches are really making an opportunity for me to get the football more.”

Cribbs added that Browns coach Pat Shurmur is “warming up to” the Wildcat.

However, after stories appeared with Cribbs’ quotes, he claimed it was all a joke, and that he hadn’t really given away the Browns’ game plan.

“I was just kidding givin’em a good story lol there is nothing big for me in the package,” Cribbs wrote on Twitter. “I heard that some media outlets were fibbing fibbing fibbing, they put words in my mouth about some things.”

Although football players usually guard game plans like state secrets, the truth is Cribbs likely didn’t say anything that the Rams weren’t already preparing for: Every team that plays the Browns knows that Cribbs in the backfield is something they need to prepare for. Cribbs just gave the Rams a reminder.

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15 Responses to “Cribbs says too much about Browns’ plans, claims he was kidding”
  1. joetoronto says: Nov 10, 2011 1:42 PM

    Ya, um…other than saying too much, I can’t really say much.

  2. schweddyjabaals says: Nov 10, 2011 1:45 PM

    SchweddyJabaals
    Browns1946

  3. ozierdisaster3335 says: Nov 10, 2011 1:47 PM

    No time for jokes, you need to worry about helping your team win games

  4. schweddyjabaals says: Nov 10, 2011 1:56 PM

    I can just see it now: Owen Marecic opening up huge holes 4 Cribbs & Jordan Cameron streaking down the sideline. Our team is such a joke.

  5. chipper41 says: Nov 10, 2011 1:58 PM

    all the Rams need to do to stop the Cleveland offense is show up on Sunday

  6. humbleminded85 says: Nov 10, 2011 2:40 PM

    The funny thing is, somehow someway, people in Cleveland will still find a way to blame this Cribbs situation on Baltimore “stealing” their team. I say that after just getting back from a business trip up their in which I wore my Ravens gear in a bar and heard nothing but that crap. Let it go you morons…let it go.

  7. schmitty2 says: Nov 10, 2011 3:32 PM

    Being a Ram’s fan we take no team for granted no matter how bad they are. Arizona gave them a slice of humble pie last week

  8. xlvordie says: Nov 10, 2011 3:38 PM

    Schmuck

  9. wirelessguy22 says: Nov 10, 2011 3:46 PM

    What are u doing in Raven gear in a bar in Cleveland,… your just asking for trouble. Why didn’t you just wear the “kick me” sign on the back of you shirt. Dolt!

  10. mgscott says: Nov 10, 2011 3:51 PM

    Don’t worry Josh..

    Rams 13

    Browns 9

  11. lbcoach34 says: Nov 10, 2011 5:06 PM

    Cribbs hasn’t lined-up in the backfield all year…

  12. dayumyou says: Nov 10, 2011 5:08 PM

    wirelessguy22 says:
    Nov 10, 2011 3:46 PM
    What are u doing in Raven gear in a bar in Cleveland,… your just asking for trouble. Why didn’t you just wear the “kick me” sign on the back of you shirt. Dolt!
    ____________________________

    well he is a Ravens fan so…..

  13. citiciti says: Nov 10, 2011 5:30 PM

    YO-YO-YO,once again!

  14. hiwaymessiah says: Nov 10, 2011 6:24 PM

    The Cleveland Plain Dealer said to much.

  15. barklikeadog says: Nov 10, 2011 6:40 PM

    Definition of moron: wearing Ravens gear in a Cleveland bar and dressing up as a 10 yr old in happy valley. Too soon?

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