Open Letter to Steelers Kicker Jeff Reed: It’s TACKLE Football!

Posted: 26th October 2009 by Bryan Hollister in NFL
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As if his off-field antics weren't enough to warrant a speedy departure. The Pittsburgh Steelers, after a slow start to the season, had rebounded nicely and were sitting on a 10-point lead over the undefeated Minnesota Vikings at Hienz Field Sunday, when troubled kicker Jeff Reed kicked the ball deep to Percy Harvin. Then it happened. Harvin found a seam and hit it hard, running towards the left sideline on what was looking to be a very good return. Reed was in perfect position to make it just that, a good return. Instead, Reed did the unthinkable. With Harvin in front of him, Reed sidestepped him, extended his arms, and executed a perfect playground shove, which did little more than get Harvin even further outside so that he could finish the return for the touchdown. The kicker's job, for ...

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