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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Josh Cribbs Called His Own Touchdown

The Cleveland Browns are 0-2 and averaging just 14 points per game this season. Perhaps it would be more if they let Josh Cribbs call the plays.

Cribbs already serves as the team’s kick returner, punt returner, wildcat quarterback, occasional running back, and deep threat wide receiver. Maybe they can add offensive coordinator to his job duties. Watching Inside the NFL on Showtime, they showed Cribbs mic’d up for Cleveland’s week two game with Kansas City. During the game, Cribbs kept pleading with the coaching staff to let him run the play “22 X.” Cribbs kept saying that the safety (Eric Berry) was coming up, suggesting that he would be able to beat him deep.

If you go to the 2:10 mark of this video, you’ll hear Cribbs suggest the play 22 X four different times to various coaches, saying it will work. The team finally decided to run the play and called for Josh to enter the game. And guess what happened? He beat safety Eric Berry deep just like he said and scored on a 65-yard bomb to give the Browns a 14-10 lead.

Cleveland wound up losing the game, but it wasn’t for a lack of Cribbs’ ingenuity. A former college quarterback at Kent State, Cribbs knows how to read a defense. I think he proved it on Sunday.

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