Colts' Richardson, Cribbs planning to take dive
Trent Richardson and Josh Cribbs, both former Browns, say they will jump into Dawg Pound if they score against Cleveland Sunday.
IT'S ALWAYS funny until somebody gets hurt.
Colts running back Trent Richardson and special-teams returner Josh Cribbs - both former Browns players - have vowed to dive into the Dawg Pound if they score against Cleveland on Sunday.
That's like wearing a Cowboys jersey at an Eagles game. You can do it, but things might get ugly.
Browns head coach Mike Pettine - who coached at North Penn and William Tennent high schools - is pretty sure Richardson and Cribbs won't get a warm welcome.
"We're hopeful," Pettine said, "that they would be greeted appropriately by the Dawg Pound if those circumstances did occur."
Richardson, who played two seasons in Cleveland, was acquired by the Colts last year for a first-round pick that led to the Browns drafting Johnny Manziel. Cribbs played eight seasons for the Browns before being released in March of 2013. He played with the Jets last season and signed with the Colts last month.
Two other Colts have played for Cleveland: linebacker D'Qwell Jackson and safety Mike Adams.
Jackson said there is no way he'd attempt what Richardson and Cribbs are planning.
"For me personally, I wouldn't go down that route," said Jackson, who spent eight seasons in Cleveland. "If I ever make a play and I'm in the end zone, I'm definitely not jumping in the Dawg Pound. I can guarantee that."
Truth be told, it's unlikely Richardson or Cribbs will get the chance.
Richardson has just three touchdowns in 11 games this season. And Cribbs, who returned eight kickoffs for touchdowns over a five-season span while with the Browns, hasn't scored on a kickoff or punt return since 2011.
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