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Cleveland Browns returner Josh Cribbs expects -- and hopes -- the Chicago Bears kick to him Sunday

10/28/2009

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The Browns' Josh Cribbs leads the NFL in punt return average, and is fourth in kickoff returns.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Will the Bears kick to Josh Cribbs on Sunday?

"Yes, definitely. They're a great team, and I hope they would. I'm pretty sure they will," Cribbs said during a conference call with Chicago media members. "I'm pretty sure they feel like they don't need to kick it away from me to stop us from scoring."

Cribbs may be the only player on the Cleveland roster you can classify as "scary" -- in a positive sense of the word. He leads the NFL in punt return average, and is fourth in kickoff returns. Additionally, Cribbs has been used in the Wildcat, averaging 7.8 yards per carry on 13 rushing attempts.

"Love the Wildcat," Cribbs said. "Any opportunity for me to get the ball directly in my hands, you know. I'm amazed at the things that I do, things that I'm capable of. I amaze myself. I'm like 'Wow,' how did I get out of that? I'm starting to realize they really show initiative and give effort in getting me the football, and it means a lot to the team."