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BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Kickoffs have defined Josh Cribbs' career in the NFL, and made him an invaluable weapon for the Cleveland Browns.
So the thought of the league abolishing the exciting play irritates the return specialist.
"They need to call it a different league if they do that," Cribbs said. "It'll change the game drastically."
Earlier this week, Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league's competition committee will consider eliminating kickoffs in the offseason. In an effort to reduce head injuries and protect players, the league previously moved the kickoff from the 30 to 35-yard line to cut down on violent collisions.
Tampa Bay coach Greg Schiano has suggested that instead of kickoffs, teams would have the option of punting from the 30-yard line and going for a first down in a fourth-and-15 situation. While he coached at Rutgers, Schiano witnessed one of his players, Eric LeGrand, get paralyzed on a kickoff in 2010.
Goodell has called Schiano&...
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Kansas City Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis shot back at his former teammate, tackle Joe Thomas, who in a lenghty tirade, blasted Hillis for susposedly selling out on his team in his pursuit for a new contract.
In a nutshell, Thomas accused Hillis of not always play hard during his time in Cleveland, while creating a "toxic" environment in the locker room by thinking...
Browns GM Tom Heckert has a chance to stay as the team’s GM after the season, per Fox. Rumors abound as to whether or not Michael Lombardi will take Heckert’s job.
“There’s really not a lot of substance to the conversation,” Lombardi said. “There’s just a lot of rumors and innuendos. There’s really nothing to it.”
Heckert was part of the staff that drafted key contributors...
I was glancing through the headlines yesterday and today of all the places covering Joe Thomas’ comments on Peyton Hillis and something just didn’t sit right with me. ESPN said Joe Thomas “blasts” Peyton Hillis. Dawgs By Nature said that Thomas “Rips Into” Peyton Hillis. ESPN Cleveland said Thomas “tees off” on Peyton Hillis. This is not to criticize any of these...
BEREA -- Tom Heckerts future as General Manager of the Cleveland Browns could rest on whether he will have final say regarding the roster.
Thats the word from several NFL insiders contacted in light of the recent reports that the Browns would bring in Mike Lombardi as GM, a move the insiders called not nearly as likely as its been portrayed.
It seems possible Heckert could stay...
Greetham dissects the Tom Heckert tenure as Browns GM and comes to a conclusion on what the Browns should do with Heckert moving forward.
ESPN’s Ron Jaworski has Chief’s Brady Quinn and Browns Brandon Weeden ranked 29th and 30th of his quarterback rankings.
Both Quinn and Weeden are coming off career days in which Weeden threw for 364 yards and Quinn completed 19 of 23 for 201 yards and a touchdown.
Last week: 24 (-1)
Net points per drive: -0.15 (20th)
DVOA: -13.6% (26th)
Weighted DVOA: -10.0% (24th)
LT Joe Thomas: Allowed 1 quarterback hit on 38 pass block snaps
WR Josh Gordon: Caught 6 passes for 116 yards and a touchdown on 7 attempts on 35 pass snaps, 5.7 YAC per catch, 1 interception when thrown to
CB Sheldon Brown: Allowed 5 catches for 54 yards on 13...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) Peyton Hillis lashed back at former teammate Joe Thomas on Thursday, comparing the Browns' offensive tackle to a "crazy ex-girlfriend" after he made disparaging comments about the Kansas City Chiefs running back.
Thomas told reporters in Cleveland on Wednesday that Hillis didn't always play hard during his time with the Browns. He also accused...
Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis responded tersely to comments by former teammate Joe Thomas, likening him to a ''crazy ex-girlfriend'' who won't move on.
Thomas, the Browns' offensive tackle, said Wednesday that Hillis didn't always play hard during his time in Cleveland. He referred to Hillis as ''toxic'' and accused him of putting...