After playing eight seasons for the Browns and leaving as the franchise leader in kickoff returns, Josh Cribbs plans to seek out old friends in the front row of the east end zone at FirstEnergy Stadium known as the Dawg Pound, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
But it will also be a scouting mission. If he returns a kick or punt for a touchdown, he vowed Wednesday to jump into the Dawg Pound and wants to make sure Browns fans will catch him.
“You’ll definitely see me in the stadium hugging fans. If I had the opportunity to score, I would jump in the Dawg Pound to hug those guys who helped create me and helped give me the strength and the motivation to become what I am today,” Cribbs said on a conference call.
“It definitely won’t be the case when [the Bengals’] Chad Ochocinco tried to jump in the stands having no personal ties in Cleveland. I’ve only gotten positive feedback from the fans happy to see me back at it. They know I tried to play for the Browns.”