Monday, April 23, 2012

Josh Cribbs ticketed for going 103 mph

Josh Cribbs created a lane for himself in the NFL by being a speedster on the field, returning an NFL record eight kickoffs for touchdowns. However being a speedster on the road doesn't cut it in the eyes of the law.

Cribbs was ticketed in Cleveland for going 103 mph in a 60 mph zone.

Cribbs was issued a speeding citation on Friday night at 8:45 p.m. for driving 103 miles-per-hour in a 60-mph zone.
According to a copy of the speeding ticket issued to Cribbs obtained by Fox 8 News, the former Pro-Bowler was driving on I-71 near Fulton Avenue in a 2010 Bentley when he was clocked going 43-mph over the limit.

Instead of complaining about the ticket Cribbs took to Twitter a praised the police for doing their job and admitted that he was at fault for speeding.

Yes I was pulled over for speeding, going too fast, luckily the police were on the job. Wasn't going that fast the entire time obviously but wrong is wrong, gotta face the music just like anyone else:(

Much Respect to the police officers who pulled me over! I will lead better on the road now as well as on & off the field!!!

Slow it down Josh.

Janoris Jenkins says he's a great father

Janoris Jenkins is the most scrutinized player in the NFL Draft. There's no doubt that he's a top 15 talent but he won't be drafted in the top 15. There are rumors stating that he might slide out of the first round altogether. The reasons are because of his off-field baggage. The four kids by three women and his love of marijuana.

Despite the concerns and his draft stock tumbling Jenkins remains confident in his ability to stay clean and says that his troubles are behind him. Jenkins says the kids and marijuana had no bearing on his on field performance and they never will.

"It's weird because I had those kids while I was playing college football and it didn't affect me not once," said Jenkins, who is from Pahokee. "I'm proud to have my four kids. If they want to throw that in my face, so be it.

"Everybody has kids. Where in the book do it say you can't have kids? It doesn't say that in the law. I'm a great father. I'm there whenever they need me."

I don't know if the kids and marijuana affected him or not but he did play at a high level. That doesn't excuse him for his past offenses because if he couldn't stop smoking while in college, what makes anyone think he can stop when he gets to the NFL. Jenkins figures this habit has an on and off switch.

"I was just being a college student," he said. "I'm pretty sure there were more guys than me that smoked. I just got caught."  

There are criminals that don't get caught either so it doesn't make it right. Jenkins has cost himself a lot of money but he has it all figured out. Outperform the first contract and get a big second contract.

 "It's a big difference in money, but wherever I get drafted, I'll be thankful for it," he said. "Whoever gets me is going to get a blessing. I'm a great guy. When I get to the league, I'll be working for my second contract. I know I'm the best cornerback in the draft and I'll get the money eventually."

If Jenkins doesn't perform up to his ability and he gets in trouble off the field he'll eventually get a GM fired.

Denver Broncos to ditch playbooks in favor of iPads

In a league full of copycats, the latest trend is starting to take form. The Denver Broncos are moving from the traditional playbook to using the iPad. 

The Denver Post reported that the Broncos are tossing out the tradition of printing 500-page playbooks every week for each of the 120 players, coaches, scouts and other personnel. The iPad will feature the week's game plan, scouting reports and more. The Broncos aren't the first team to switch to an electronic format as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Baltimore Ravens were the first two teams to make the switch.

"The advantage is that when they leave the building, they can take everything home with them very easily and watch tape at night and review the game plan installation," said Broncos general manager Brian Xanders. "This is their full-time job — to prepare and do whatever they can to help us win each week. "

Teams won't be allowed to keep the iPads or other similar tablets on the sideline. But from what I'm reading it might give teams that use them an advantage, which means that every team will gradually start making the switch.