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Browns WR Cribbs hints at playing RB

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08:01 AM ET 11.11 | Josh Cribbs, says QB Colt McCoy, is a playmaker, and he may have more opportunities than ever to make those plays. Cribbs hinted that his long-awaited appearance in the backfield might happen Sunday against the Rams. "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," said Cribbs today. "Coach is really trying to target me and the coaches are really making an opportunity for me to get the football more." Asked again later about possibly lining up in the backfield, he said, "We've got eight games left. There will be some surprises this week." Cribbs now leads the team with three TDs and is second wih 298 yards.

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November 11, 2011  08:05 AM ET

Browns and the Rams, any further comment would be superfluous.

November 11, 2011  08:07 AM ET

Why not, Cribbs is is the Browns best producer.

November 11, 2011  08:10 AM ET

gotta get him the ball as much as possible

November 11, 2011  08:11 AM ET

Look out NFL, The Browns got some gadget plays..

November 11, 2011  08:14 AM ET

Hopefully not as an every down back. He is too small. I don't think it is worth the risk.

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November 11, 2011  08:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Thank you Veterans!

Your welcome Drunk Eli!

November 11, 2011  09:04 AM ET

GREAT! Now if only he can hand the ball off to himself and on other occasions pass it to himself and rush the passer, we will be set!

November 11, 2011  09:05 AM ET

Browns have been a disappointment. I expected better from Mike Holmgren. Maybe he's taking it as a multi-year project, but Year One is certainly nothing to be proud of.

November 11, 2011  09:19 AM ET

too bad it's not year one

November 11, 2011  09:23 AM ET

Absolutely, give Josh the rock. And yes, this is not year one. Maybe if Mangini had gone last year we would be another year further along in this process. Hindsight is always 20-20.

November 11, 2011  09:25 AM ET

sure as heck can't do any worse than those they've been using

November 11, 2011  09:27 AM ET

Couldn't hurt that team, unless he got hurt.

November 11, 2011  09:59 AM ET

"I don't want to give anything away but I've been given special..."

I guess the mouth couldn't control the ego.

November 11, 2011  10:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

too bad it's not year one

I sit corrected.

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November 11, 2011  11:00 AM ET

You win by getting your best players the ball.

Get Cribbs the ball.

November 11, 2011  11:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Browns have been a disappointment. I expected better from Mike Holmgren. Maybe he's taking it as a multi-year project, but Year One is certainly nothing to be proud of.

His first year in Green Bay did not win him a Super Bowl...

 
November 11, 2011  11:54 AM ET

Cleveland Browns are a 1 man show.....and give that man the ball . Cribbs is a dynamic player.

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