Cleveland Browns Coaching Staff: Special Teams Coordinator Chris Tabor

Previously: DC, Jim O’NealThe 2015 Cleveland Browns special teams unit is a far stretch from that of the golden days of Phil Dawson and Josh Cribbs. No more will the former longest-tenured Brown make a 55-yard field goal look like child’s play. No more will the Kent State alum leave fans and opponents alike wondering if this punt would end with six points on the board for Cleveland...
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Analyzing the Jacksonville Jaguars Return Game

The 2015 offseason has been as much a redirection as much as it has been a rebuilding project for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The team that finished 3-13 did its due diligence to find a starting running back, a designated pass rusher and more stability on its offensive line. While there is a belief the team will be better in all three facets this year, the one glaring weakness this...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Chiefs inquired about return man Josh Cribbs

Josh Cribbs isn’t the dynamic player he used to be. Reliable veterans are on short supply these days, though. So, according to ESPN, the Chiefs kicked the tires on the former Browns Pro Bowler. Cribbs fizzled out as a return man in his last stop in Indianapolis. He’s a curious candidate for the Chiefs, who already employ...
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June 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Are the Jacksonville Jaguars Interested in Josh Cribbs' Services?

Could one of the better kick returners in the NFL be headed to the Jacksonville Jaguars? Several reports on Friday have confirmed the team may not be done adding veteran talent to the current roster, especially when it comes to help with punt and kickoff returns. Josh Cribbs, one of the more accomplished return specialists in the NFL has been the subject of talk involving the Jaguars...
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June 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jaguars, Patriots, & Chiefs Have Inquired About Free Agent WR Josh Cribbs

Jeremy Fowler of ESPN reports that free agent WR Josh Cribbs has received inquiries from the Jaguars, Patriots, and Chiefs since becoming available. According to Fowler, Cribbs still wants to play in 2015, but he is at least open to idea of retiring from the NFL. Cribbs, 32, spent the first eight years of his career with Cleveland before joining the ...The post Jaguars, Patriots...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft fallout: Colts cut Josh Cribbs

On Thursday night, the Indianapolis Colts used their first-round pick on speedy University of Miami wide receiver Phillip Dorsett. One of Dorsett's responsibilities his rookie season figures to be returning punts and kick.It's perhaps no coincidence then that a day later, the team parted ways with the man who handled those duties for much of last season.On Friday, the Colts released...
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May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts release Josh Cribbs, paving the way for Phillip Dorsett

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports The Indianapolis Colts announced Friday that Josh Cribbs has been released, which paves the way for their first-round draft pick, Phillip Dorsett. Cribbs, who turns 32 in June, had 19 kick returns for 608 yards in 2014, his only season in Indianapolis.  He also had 19 punt returns for 125 yards. Dorsett, who ran a 4.2 40-yard dash, will likely...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Colts Release WR/KR Josh Cribbs

The Indianapolis Colts announced Friday that they’ve released veteran WR/KR Josh Cribbs. Cribbs, 31, spent the first eight years of his career with Cleveland before joining the Jets in 2013. Unfortunately for Cribbs, he suffered a torn pectorals muscle and was later placed on season-ending injured reserve. The Colts signed a contract back in November of last year. He appeared in six ...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

OIL History 2009: Reminded of Our Roots

This is the fourth installment in our ongoing oral history project. You can view previous chapters here.  The fourth season of the OIL saw many changes and a lot of drama. Not just petty trade controversies, either: life and death drama. Remember, the 158 returned to Iraq in Fall 2008, and they were there risking their lives until August of 2009. That was the year many...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Looking Back on the Indianapolis Colts' Special Teams

The 2014 Indianapolis Colts season had plenty of things that Indianapolis fans had become familiar with since the 2000's.A prolific passing offense? Check.An inconsistent defense that was better against the pass than the run? Check.A playoff loss in Foxboro? Sadly (for Colts fans), you can put a check there too.Special teams success, though, was something new. Indianapolis ranked...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Patriots Killed the Colts' Passing Attack

The Indianapolis Colts lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game for so many reasons. There were numerous miscues to start the game, Boom Herron dropped two passes – one should have been for a touchdown – and Josh Cribbs decided to use his head, in the worst possible way.The Colts’ run defense again was pushed around, failing to maintain their gaps and struggling...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: 3 New Year's Resolutions for 2015

The Indianapolis Colts had a good year.  And then they ran into an immovable force.  Forget the size of the balls.  It's not about the size.  It's about the talent.  And the Colts need to resolve to bring some talent to surround their all-everything quarterback, Andrew Luck. 1. Running gameYes, Dan "Boom" Herron played okay, except when it mattered.  Trent Richardson is a...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

A Browns-centric look at the NFL Conference Championships

Ihope you’re sitting down: The Cleveland Browns did not make the NFL playoffs this year. A shocker, I know. It looked like they might sneak in for a minute, but a December swoon saw the Browns finish 7-9, which, to be fair, was their best record in seven years. Again, Browns fans could only watch the playoffs from a distance, like hungry children peering through the window at...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Heroes and Goats: Five who did and didn’t shine during the NFL’s conference title games

The stage was huge, with four teams battling for two spots in the Super Bowl. All eyes were on Seattle and Foxboro, as the conference title games pitted the best of the best against each other, with trips to Glendale on the line. When the dust had settled, it was the two No. 1 seeds that were headed to the big game. Seattle and New England advanced, while Green Bay and Indianapolis...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Cribbs Apologizes To Colts Fans ‘For Sucking’

Josh Cribbs apologized to Colts fans and his supporters "for sucking" in Sunday's AFC Championship with a heartfelt Instagram post.
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Eyes in the Backfield: Patriots 45 Colts 7

12 Things We Saw in Sunday’s New England-Indianapolis Game A dream deferred. And crushed. (image courtesy of Well that was ugly. There’s only so much to say about a game where one side was completely outmatched.  So let’s say it, pack up and move on to 2015. 1. We saw predictability. While we (the royal we) hoped the game would be close, what New...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Another Colts Playoff Run Ends in New England

Another year, same story. It's always sunshine and rainbows until the Indianapolis Colts and the New England Patriots play. There were no rainbows and there was no sun in this game, just a lot of rain. The torrential downpour lasted all evening and it had an effect on the Colts. Whether it was dropped passes or missed tackles, the Colts just didn't have it in them today.Despite a...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Advance to Super Bowl XLIX After Trotting Over Colts in AFC Championship Game

Good evening, Patriots fans! I’ll keep this as short as possible. Our New England Patriots are going to play the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX after thrashing the Indianapolis Colts tonight on a rainy night in Foxboro in the AFC Championship! There have been several ups and downs this season, but as Pats fans, we’ve seen it all. For what it’s worth, we’re almost there...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Indianapolis vs. New England Playoff Takeaways

Game Footage> It was nice of Tom Brady to throw a red zone pick in the first half, just to keep suspense in this one for more than a few minutes> Andrew Luck's ability to throw a tight spiral on his picks shows his innate talent> Bill Belichick had the Patriots score to go up 17 points before a massive weather system moved in, because he's a coaching genius> One of these...
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Indianapolis Colts KR Josh Cribbs Tries to Catch the Ball With His Facemask

Josh Cribbs was a beast at one time. He was the kind of guy you wanted on your team and hated to see on the opposition. When the ball got in his hands there was no telling what could happen, but he was definitely capable of scoring on any given play. That is probably why the Colts brought him to town.Moves like this will be why he is not invited back when the season is over.Read more »
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Brown Josh Cribbs takes a punt to the face(mask)

When Josh Cribbs was in a Browns uniform, he was one of the best returners in football. On Sunday however, Cribbs, now playing for the Indianapolis Colts, had a bit of trouble catching a punt in the first half of the AFC Championship Game. Not only did Cribbs fail to catch the punt, he took it right off his facemask. Well, guess he kept his eye on it at least?
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January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Matthew Slater: Colts’ Josh Cribbs One Of The Best Returners In NFL History

This embed is invalid" /> FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots are tasked with slowing down an elite kick returner for the second consecutive week. The Patriots, who were forced to stall Jacoby Jones in Saturday’s divisional-round playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens, now are preparing for the difficulties of facing Josh Cribbs in Sunday’s...
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Denver Bronco Omar Bolden's attempted murder on Indianapolis Colts' returner Josh Cribbs

The Indianapolis Colts' Josh Cribbs was absolutely crushed by Denver Bronco Omar Bolden. [Bleacher Report]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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January 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Indianapolis Colts PR Josh Cribbs Destroyed Trying to Catch Punt--Again

Sunday was a rough day for Indianapolis Colts punt returner Josh Cribbs. His one kick return was a solid 32 yards, but he only had about seven yards on three punt returns. It's not the number of yards that made it a rough day though. It's the hits he took from the Broncos while trying to catch them that sucked.The worst came from one of his teammates and a Broncos player at the same...
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January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Denver Broncos Omar Bolden Absolutely Hammers Colts Josh Cribbs

Punt returners deserve a lot of credit for what they do. It has to take some pretty big ones to stand there watching the ball come to you knowing full well that someone could be barreling down field looking to take your head off. Look and you risk missing the ball so you have to decided whether you want to play it safe, call for the fair catch, and catch the ball without fear of...
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January 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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