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Debating returners: “Cribbs came to the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Kent State. A local product comes to Cleveland (thanks to Phil Savage) and does good. Off the field, Cribbs handles himself with class and grace making it that much easier to like the guy. But is he the best kick returner in Browns history?” [No Logo Needed]
Grading Grady: “The team leader in OPS, albeit in a small sample size is Trevor Crowe. Grady Sizemore is at just .560. One of the biggest flame outs in recent sports history has been Sizemore. He has gone from a Sports Illustrated Cover Boy to one of the most untradeable players in the game. He is not untradeable because he is terrible. People around the game still believe he can somehow get out of his funk but he cannot be dealt because nobody would give up anything for him.” [Waves of Arms]
Have we lightened up on Bollman? “It wasn’t long ago that much of the fan base was clamoring for the ouster of Jim Bollman. After a chunk of years featuring less than stellar offensive line play when it mattered most combined with a laundry list of blue chip linemen who didn’t appear to improve much during their careers in Columbus, 2009 was believed by many to be a make or break year in which Tressel’s loyalty might reach the tipping point.” [Eleven Warriors]
The man of the hour: “[Brian] Windhorst said he goes through 300 e-mails daily from colleagues, fans and friends, an endless stream of LeBron rumors and ruminations. Among the daily e-mailers is deputy sports editor Mike Starkey, who checks in with Windhorst each morning after the newspaper’s editorial meeting. Windhorst said he expects to write every day from now until July 1, especially with the team expected to part ways with coach Mike Brown. He does not expect LeBron to talk to the media before either re-signing with the Cavs or moving to another team.
“If someone else gets him, it will be a surprise to me,” he said. “I think him walking off the podium in Boston [after Cleveland's second-round loss to the Celtics] will be the last we will see of him talking to the media until his signing.” [Richard Deitsch/SI.com]
And finally, are the Boston Celtics actually helping Cleveland’s case with LeBron? [Fear the Sword]
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