With the Browns taking a 2-7 record into the bye week and with a new owner and a new CEO, it’s just a matter of time before change comes to Cleveland.
Receiver Josh Cribbs has had enough of it.
“We haven’t been winning and there has been consistent turnover here in players and coaches,” Cribbs said, via Marty Gitlin of CBSSports.com. “Guys who have been here — myself included — we can’t get tight-knit. We can’t get consistency when there’s so much change. Hopefully [it won't be that way]. I’d like to stay here my whole career.
“It’s [disappointing]. It’s unfortunate, but that’s the way the business works. If we don’t win, there will be change. It’s inevitable.”
He’s right. But here’s the good news. New CEO Joe Banner has made it clear (on PFT Live and elsewhere) that, once the G.M. and coach are in place after the 2012 season (whether the current guys get the nod or someone else), those folks will be in place for a long time, relatively speaking.
Of course, Cribbs may not be there to enjoy it. His contract expires after the season, and the new regime may include Cribbs in the next wave of change.