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msp26505
01-09-2010, 08:31 PM
While I'd still like to get somebody who could kick deeper on kickoffs, I'll take Reed's stupidity, inability to tackle, and self-posted-pseudo-porn as long as I am confident in his abilities to place a football between the uprights.

I'll bet the Bungles would take him in a heartbeat about now...

pfelix73
01-09-2010, 08:35 PM
True- but I would like to see a change- would like to see if we can get someone who can kick the ball into the EZ on kickoffs. Czech, from what I remember at camp- has that deep ball.... He's back on the roster....

Steelgal
01-09-2010, 08:37 PM
I never wanted to see him go and I hope they re-sign him. Games like this makes you appreciate how stable we've been in that area that past several years. Just wish he'd get his 'off field' crap under control.

Pittsburgh
01-09-2010, 08:38 PM
Anybody still want to see Reed hit the road?

Like I said in the other thread relating to Reed, if he's not willing to take the Steelers offer, then absolutely yes.

msp26505
01-09-2010, 08:41 PM
Anybody still want to see Reed hit the road?

Like I said in the other thread relating to Reed, if he's not willing to take the Steelers offer, then absolutely yes.

Maybe we could sign Shayne Graham. :tt1

DukieBoy
01-09-2010, 08:42 PM
Buy him a Sheetz card, and teach Sep to Kick Off.

Keep him here for the FG's, and to entertain his babe entourage on the south side.

Pittsburgh
01-09-2010, 08:51 PM
Anybody still want to see Reed hit the road?

Like I said in the other thread relating to Reed, if he's not willing to take the Steelers offer, then absolutely yes.

Maybe we could sign Shayne Graham. :tt1

Nah, Shayne Graham is unable to hit FG's at Heinz Field.

Then again, there is not a single individual in the United States of American who can kick FG's at Heinz Field outside of the great Jeff Reed. That is a well known fact throughout Steelers nation.

Cryogenics, I'm telling you. The Rooney's are looking into it. :tt1

papillon
01-09-2010, 11:16 PM
Keep him for FGs and Czech for kickoffs, if I recall he was consistently very deep with his kickoffs. The Cowboys have Beuhler for just kicking off and the Eagles have been starting on or inside the 20 all game.

Pappy

stlrz d
01-09-2010, 11:19 PM
Keep him for FGs and Czech for kickoffs, if I recall he was consistently very deep with his kickoffs. The Cowboys have Beuhler for just kicking off and the Eagles have been starting on or inside the 20 all game.

Pappy

But then we'd have two guys on the roster who only do one thing a few times a game. :stirpot

:D

papillon
01-09-2010, 11:20 PM
Keep him for FGs and Czech for kickoffs, if I recall he was consistently very deep with his kickoffs. The Cowboys have Beuhler for just kicking off and the Eagles have been starting on or inside the 20 all game.

Pappy

But then we'd have two guys on the roster who only do one thing a few times a game. :stirpot

:D

No we wouldn't, because, Logan would be looking for work.

Pappy

msp26505
01-09-2010, 11:21 PM
Nah, Shayne Graham is unable to hit FG's.

Fixed.

stlrz d
01-09-2010, 11:25 PM
Keep him for FGs and Czech for kickoffs, if I recall he was consistently very deep with his kickoffs. The Cowboys have Beuhler for just kicking off and the Eagles have been starting on or inside the 20 all game.

Pappy

But then we'd have two guys on the roster who only do one thing a few times a game. :stirpot

:D

No we wouldn't, because, Logan would be looking for work.

Pappy

The two guys I was talking about would be Reed and Ptior. :P

skyhawk
01-10-2010, 12:20 AM
I still think Reed is one of the best FG kickers in the league, esp at Heinz. He has been SOLID for many years now.

If the Steelers could make plays on D and close teams out in the 4th Q this year, no one would be talking about Reed's transgressions.

Shoe
01-10-2010, 12:37 AM
No one doubts his ability to kick FG's at Heinz, and anywhere else for the most part. BUT

those short kickoffs are a BIG reason why we are so pooor in kickoff coverage. You overlook that aspect, and... yeah, we'll have a consistent 25-45 yard FG kicker. BUT we'll suffer through games when we give up huge returns.

steelblood
01-10-2010, 10:45 AM
yeah. I wouldn't mind seeing him go for a really good kickoff guy. Look at it this way. We had 5 KR for TDs. Let's say a good kickoff guy keeps it high and deep enough to eliminate 3 of them (not to mention the advantage in field position). That would be 21 points saved. Even if he misses 5 more FGs than Reed would have made, it is still a wash points wise and we get a field position advantage. A good kickoff specialist would really improve our team.

feltdizz
01-10-2010, 11:17 AM
yeah. I wouldn't mind seeing him go for a really good kickoff guy. Look at it this way. We had 5 KR for TDs. Let's say a good kickoff guy keeps it high and deep enough to eliminate 3 of them (not to mention the advantage in field position). That would be 21 points saved. Even if he misses 5 more FGs than Reed would have made, it is still a wash points wise and we get a field position advantage. A good kickoff specialist would really improve out team.
That makes zero sense. I would never trade touchbacks for FG accuracy. FG kicking is very important to a team.

frankthetank1
01-10-2010, 11:55 AM
i have zero confidence in peter czech, so reed stays if he takes what the steelers offer him. no way do the steelers make a second offer to skippy if he declines. reed is so good with kicking fg's. i dont know why sep cant kick off, he has a big leg. i wouldnt think it would be too hard to find a kicker out of college this year who can kick fg's consistently and kick offs deep. of course the big if would be can whoever comes in to replace skippy kick at heinz.

Shoe
01-10-2010, 02:19 PM
That makes zero sense. I would never trade touchbacks for FG accuracy. FG kicking is very important to a team.

Yeah but it's not a tradeoff--there's no reason why you can't have both. Reed is woeful at kickoffs... that's confirmed. And you just can't go into next year with that bad a kickoffs... it's asking for trouble.

grotonsteel
01-10-2010, 02:25 PM
Reed is not worth 3 million/yr

If he is not willing to take a discount...bye bye...

NJ-STEELER
01-11-2010, 02:31 AM
find a DB that is also good in the return game and then you'll have an extra roster spot for a KO specialist

SteelAbility
01-11-2010, 08:08 AM
Seeing Reed go wouldn't bother me. He's a great FG kicker. But his kickoffs are a liability and his two-handed touch :Binky tackles don't even slow runners down or at least force them toward the help ... for crying out loud ... literally ... crying out loud.

Oviedo
01-11-2010, 09:15 AM
If Reed doesn't take what the team wants to give him then draft Kai Forbath out of UCLA if he comes out. He is great at KOs and is a very accurate FG kicker.

No way do I overpay for Reed.

steelblood
01-11-2010, 09:17 AM
If Reed doesn't take what the team wants to give him then draft Kai Forbath out of UCLA if he comes out. He is great at KOs and is a very accurate FG kicker.

No way do I overpay for Reed.

I watched the UCLA bowl game and they had someone else kicking off. Is something wrong with Forbath?

proudpittsburgher
01-11-2010, 11:13 AM
One would think that the off-the-field problems would be easily remedied. That doesn't seem to be the case with Skippy. That being said, just ask half of the teams in the league how important it is to have a good, reliable, accurate kicker on their team, and they would put up with Reed's off-the-field immaturadness. I really just want the guy to step up and be a good team captain, and I would welcome him back with open arms. Honestly, I could care less about his inability to tackle, if the ST does their jobs right, it never comes down to that.