Josh Cribbs holds a career NFL record. Think about that for moment. With his two returns Sunday he now has run back more kick-offs for touchdowns than anyone in the history of the game. He has three for the season, giving him eight total. He passed Dante Hall, Gayle Sayers, Mel Gray, Travis Williams (?) and Ollie Matson (??) who are now tied for second with six. Upon hearing this news (while stuck Christmas shopping in Columbus, don’t ask) my immediate reaction was- really?
The previous record was really just six? Certainly this goes to show what a rare talent Josh Cribbs is, but I still had a hard time wrapping my head around this. Dante Hall? Devin Hester? Deion Sanders? Eric Metcalf? Billy Johnson? What gives? they didn’t find the end zone more? Really? It seemed like Deion Sanders scored a TD every week for a while in the 90′s. And didn’t the media make Dante Hall out to be this amazing x-factor guy? Weren’t teams terrified to kick to him? I guess that all could be listed as exhibit A on why he only had 6 in his career. [Read more...]