Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/16/14

CLEVELAND - NOVEMBER 25: Josh Cribbs #16 of the Cleveland Browns carries the ball during the NFL game against the Houston Texans at Cleveland Browns Stadium on November 25, 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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Former Cleveland punt returner/wide receiver and fan favorite Josh Cribbs has embraced his new team, the New York Jets. After a 49-9 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Cribbs was playing the part of team cheerleader, and took a shot at his former team in the process. “We’re not the Browns,” the kick returner/wide receiver 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.” It wasn’t just a one timer that slipped from Cribbs’ mouth. “The GM [John Idzik] takes that to the heart. Like Braylon Edwards. He could’ve played here, but they said ‘he didn’t play like a Jet. Get him out of here,’ ” Cribbs said of his former teammate in Cleveland. “So last week [against the Patriots] proved to me that this is not the Browns. If we were, we would’ve lost those games.” Kimberly Martin of the Long Island Newsday is the reporter that gathered those quotes. [Related: Travis Benjamin out for the season]
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