Memo to the Tennessee Titans: Josh Cribbs may be available

One of the most frustrating recurring themes for the Tennessee Titans in 2009 was a lack of production from their return units. From Ryan Mouton’s problems with the dreaded affliction also known as fumble-itis, Mark Jones’ lingering hamstring issues and a motley crew of others failing to get the job done, Chris Carr’s departure to the “Ratbirds” was felt tremendously. In news that could possibly pertain to the Titans, Cleveland’s all-world KR/PR Josh Cribbs was insulted by his current employer’s contract offer and has threatened to demand a trade. I think you know where I’m going with this….should the Tennessee Titans make a run at Cribbs if he’s available? Just the mere thought of Josh Cribbs being in a Titan uniform makes me want to do backflips. As we all know, Josh is one of the league’s most dangerous returners. In addition to his return ability, he’s also the NFL’s version of “Mr. Handyman” due to his penchant for making plays on offense via his wildcat skills. Can you imagine an offense with Cribbs and Chris Johnson in the backfield on select plays? I’m pretty sure that opposing NFL defensive coordinators would shudder at the thought of having to account for two of the league’s most dangerous playmakers on a given down. Of course, just the idea of Cribbs venturing to Nashville may be living in fantasy-land. However, it’s the offseason, so why not speculate on something like this occurring…I mean, it’s not like we have a Titans’ game to watch or anything, do we? All jokes aside, acquiring Cribbs would likely require two things that the Titans may not be willing to give: a new contract and possible compensation in the form of a draft pick going to Cleveland. Cribbs’ turned down a new $1.4 million offer and according to reports, is looking for anything between $3-6 million per season. Even if the Titans were willing to meet that price, I’m not sure if they’d be interested in giving away a draft pick, especially considering they’re already down one in 2010 as a result of the Jared Cook trade. Cribbs would fill Chris Carr’s former role and then some if he were to become a Titan. With just that one move, the team would have strengthened one of their biggest weaknesses from ’09. So what do you think, guys? The Titans should make a run at Josh Cribbs, if available: Yea or nay?

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