Current New York Jets returner Josh Cribbs was one of the return-men ion the NFL over the past decade with the Cleveland Browns, but after the team let him go this offseason, he now finds himself with a team actually contending for a spot in the playoffs, and despite Sunday’s 49-9 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, he used it as a chance to take a shot at his former team:
“We’re not the Browns,” Cribss told Newsday on Sunday. “We’re not the team that gives up. We have fight in this team. They’re a motivated bunch of young guys. I’m just happy to be here and be able to contribute . . . Love it here.
“We lost. It’s going to be a lesson for us and we’re going to play harder. It’s good that it comes now because we’re still in the mix of this. We’re halfway through the season.”
Cribbs was a Cleveland favorite in his years with the Browns, and many fans were disappointed when the team did not re-sign him in the offseason. But he would occasionally find himself in trouble for saying too much, and that appears to be the case here.
Whether you like your former team or not, to call them “quitters” like this is simply unacceptable.