Joshua Cribbs is faster than most men. After signing a three-year, $20 million contract extension with the Cleveland Browns, the wide receiver/kick returner/wildcat quarterback is richer than most men too. So what does a big and fast guy on the field drive when he is off the field? Easy, a 2010 BMW X6. Cribbs spoke exclusively to the Play It Safe Blog about his new car and his driving experience.
Known for its daring design, all wheel drive and twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8 which cranks out over 400 horsepower, this beast of a car is the SUV for those drivers who still want the feel of a smaller speedster, which perfectly matches with the 215 pound Cribbs, as he is faster than most guys that are half his size (if you don’t believe me, ask the Kansas City Chiefs, who he torched for two kickoff-return touchdowns on December 20).
“I picked this car because you don’t see many on the road,” Cribbs said. “It’s fast and sleek and I just like the uniqueness of it.” While fast and sleek are two words that easily describe Cribbs, on the field he pictures himself to be more like a different German automaker. “On the field I resemble a Porsche. I’m quick, shifty, and powerful,” said Cribbs.
While the BMW runs roughly $65,000 off the lot, Cribbs has tinted out the SUV, added two LCD screens on the back of the red leather front seats, installed a running board, while he still has plans to make additional changes. Cribbs said, “I’m about to get some black rims on it. That way, when you roll up it turns heads and everyone looks at you.”
Growing up in Washington, D.C., Cribbs drove many cars, and while none were as nice as his current ride, he has fond memories of the cars of years past. “The first car I ever owned was an ‘86 Chevy Nova, then I had a ‘95 Lincoln Continental,” Cribbs said. “The first car I ever drove was a Nissan minivan which was pretty practical, but I felt like I could do better than that. As time grew, I did better. My favorite one was a ‘95 Chevy Caprice. In D.C., we call it a ‘bubble’ because it had big couch seats and it was easy for dating. You had a girl sit next to you and they would slide on turns.”
While the X6 lacks bubble seats, it does boast a great sound system where Cribbs likes to play gospel and jazz music. “Jazz makes me feel smooth”, Cribbs said. I took a history of jazz class in college and I like (John) Coltrane.”While Cribbs may be smooth on and off the field, he is also fast, something that translates to his driving style. “I’m fast on the road because I’m always late”, Cribbs added. Though he has the ability to go fast at any time, Cribbs still considers himself to be a safe driver, as he always carries auto insurance and pays attention to the road. Cribbs may be occasionally late, but he has arrived right on time for the Browns, becoming one of the teams most popular players and biggest offensive threats thanks to his ability in the open field as well as the open road.
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