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Josh Gordon leapfrogs Josh Cribbs


Josh Gordon hasn’t been in Cleveland for long.  But he’s been there long enough to jump past Josh Cribbs on the depth chart.

The team’s first version of the position-by-position pecking order shows Gordon at No. 2, behind Greg Little and in front of Josh Cribbs.

The ascension of Gordon, a second-round pick in the supplemental draft, comes without the benefit of participating in the offseason program.  And he didn’t even play football last year.

Elsewhere on the depth chart, running back Trent Richardson is the top tailback, not surprisingly.  Behind him are, in this order:  Montario Hardesty, Brandon Jackson, Chris Ogbonnaya, and Adonis Thomas.

As to Gordon, there’s a chance I could lose my not-so-friendly bet with Andrew “McLovin” Perloff of The Dan Patrick Show and that Jags receiver Justin Blackmon will have a better rookie season than Gordon.  Then again, with McLovin promising to come to West Virginia and buy me dinner if I win, I’m still not sure why I’d want to.

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13 Responses to “Josh Gordon leapfrogs Josh Cribbs”
  1. dino33624 says: Aug 8, 2012 11:09 AM

    Wow how long has he been there?

  2. nflperson says: Aug 8, 2012 11:11 AM

    Josh Gordon has *not* been in Cleveland for long.

  3. realdealsteel says: Aug 8, 2012 11:12 AM

    Shows you how dookey the WR corps in Cleveland is.

  4. minnesotablizzard says: Aug 8, 2012 11:12 AM

    It probably just indicates he will be on the outside along with Little, while Cribbs will work the slot.

  5. realkelevra says: Aug 8, 2012 11:19 AM

    I don’t understand why you guys don’t proof your posts. Is this such hot news that you can’t take the 5 seconds to read through it before you make it public?

    “Josh Gordon HAS BEEN in Cleveland for long.”

    Umm, not really.

  6. dino33624 says: Aug 8, 2012 11:23 AM

    Nice Correction, Cribbs was asked to be a receiver but really has a lot more value in the return game where he is deadly.

  7. clebrowntown says: Aug 8, 2012 11:24 AM

    Shurmer stated before camp began that Cribbs would be used primarily on special teams to bolster their pathetic numbers from last year. Receiving is down the list for Cribbs.
    As for Blackmon/Gordon wagers…that falls under the Gee…ya think? bracket.

  8. dominicthedonkey says: Aug 8, 2012 11:28 AM

    There you have it, two so called experts who never played a sport, Or at least competitively. You two make a good couple.

  9. cas5875 says: Aug 8, 2012 12:00 PM

    Oh noes, how could he be better than Cribbs as a reciever?!?!?!?!

    Seriously, fans make the same mistake about Cribbs that the Bears organization has repeatedly made on Devin Hester, just cause the guy can run well in open space and catch kicks/punts doesnt make him a great receiver.

    Seriously, Cribbs wouldnt even make Detroit or Green Bay’s roster strictly as a reciever…

  10. meytonpanning says: Aug 8, 2012 12:03 PM

    Well, based off their backfield I think it would make sense for Cribbs to play as a complimentary back to Trent. It would add more receiving targets out of the backfield for check down passes. Good for a first year quarterback in a division with talented pass rushers.

    And of course play slot as well.

  11. mustangseo says: Aug 8, 2012 12:21 PM

    The coaching staff is challenging Gordon here. Shurmur stated his conditioning wasn’t up to par. They are giving him the opportunity to play right away – it’s his to lose.

    I’m excited to see the preseason game on Friday. So many new players I’m sure they’ll get a good amount of playing time.

  12. ttommytom says: Aug 8, 2012 12:31 PM

    Perloff will need to work on his CB radio skills…

  13. brownoholic says: Aug 8, 2012 12:31 PM

    They announced forever ago that Cribbs would have a seriously diminished role on offense in order to devote more time as special teams demon. I bet you anything that was posted on this site . . .

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