Cleveland Browns Josh Cribbs and Phil Dawson speak out against proposal to eliminate kickoffs
Summary of 4 articles · Updated Dec 8, 2012
Cribbs has returned an NFL record eight kickoffs for touchdowns, a mark he currently shares with Leon Washington of the Seattle Seahawks. BEREA, Ohio The Browns’ Josh Cribbs and Phil Dawson, two of the NFL’s most premier special teams performers, are strongly against Commissioner Roger Goodell’s proposal to eliminate kickoffs. BEREA, Ohio Phil Dawson, kicker for the Cleveland Browns, speaks out against the rule change proposed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to eliminate kickoffs. Thirteen years later, Dawson stood in front of his Browns locker this week and entertained questions about a proposal to ban kickoffs, which is headed to the NFL competition committee in the off-season. Cribbs has returned an NFL record eight kickoffs for touchdowns, a mark he currently shares with Leon Washington of the Seattle Seahawks. “A lot of teams still do the directional stuff,” Dawson said Friday. Cleveland Browns kicker has seen several rules changes on special teams during his 14-year NFL career. In an effort to improve player safety, Goodell has floated the idea of placing the ball at the 30-yard line and giving the team that would have kicked off a fourth-and-15 scenario.