From raw free agent to elite returner, Cribbs proves quick study

Joshua Cribbs is the AFC's answer to Chicago's Devin Hester -- and then some. The Browns' dangerous returner also stars on kick coverage teams. Not bad for a former college QB, James Walker writes.

Updated: July 19, 2008, 7:51 AM ET
By James Walker | ESPN.com

From the day he joined the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted rookie, there was always something unique about Joshua Cribbs. The return specialist arrived with a certain quality that couldn't be quantified at a scouting combine.

Some call it "heart." Some call it "fearlessness." Players often describe it as a certain "swagger." Regardless of the term, Cribbs showed up to his first training camp with the confidence of a first-round pick, although every team -- including the Browns ...

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