Originally Posted by Mr teX
i don't like it..we need a guy that can stretch the field & take the top off the defense..he's not that and hasn't been that guy for some time, if ever.
"Stretching the field" has two components. (1) WRs with speed who can catch and (2) a QB with sufficient arm to throw the really deep ball. Does no good to load up on speedy WRs if the QB has a 40-45 yd arm strength limit. Some would argue that Schaub doesn't have the arm strength to make safeties back up deep.
Cribbs has the ability to make guys miss when he catches quick slants and medium range passes.
Regarding why he didn't do that in Cleveland, who were his QBs? Charlie Frye, Derek Anderson, Brady Quinn, Colt McCoy?
Now, having said all that, I'm not in favor of going back into salary cap hell for any one guy. So if the Browns can't find money to keep him, he'll probably be to costly for us too.