Optimism in the Undrafted: Can Reinders Be Next Cribbs for the Cleveland Browns?

May 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

One reason I love Browns fans: We are always so hopelessly optimistic about our teams, despite what rational reasoning tells us.
Finish a season at the bottom of the barrel? We may be downtrodden for a bit, but it only takes one new regime change and the excitement of the NFL Draft to get everyone looking forward to the next year.
This everlasting buoyancy even finds its way from late-round draft picks (I'm admittedly a little turgid over sixth-round picks Carlton Mitchell and Clifton Geathers ) to the undrafted rookie free agents.
Sure, those undrafted free agents have about a 95% chance of getting cut. But to a Browns fan? That glass is five-perecent full! In fact, it sort of reminds me of this scene from Dumb and Dumber .
We can probably all thank Joshua Cribbs for aiding to our disregard of statistics. As an undrafted rookie free agent, Cribbs defied the odds by making the team through his guts and willingness to do whatever it took to ma...

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