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« on: Dec 30, 2007 at 19:44 »

If anyone out there wants Willie Reid returning kicks, I hope you catch a couple while waving out your sunroof.

That fucking shit will kill you in the post season.

Allen catches the ball and Allen falls down with the ball. Works for me.
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 30, 2007 at 19:51 »

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No doubt.  That's all you need against Jax.  They're a team you must beat by attrition.  Don't fuck up and play decent ball, that's all it takes.  

Fast Willie Reed better learn some new skills or he's out.  I don't care if it's nunchucku skills or throwing-star skills, just do something well.
 
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 30, 2007 at 20:36 »

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No doubt.  That's all you need against Jax.  They're a team you must beat by attrition.  Don't fuck up and play decent ball, that's all it takes.  
 
We can't have any fumbled kickoffs or punt returns next week if we want to beat the jags.  

I'd rather have Davenport returning kicks when we wasn't our starting RB. He may not brake an 80 yard return but he holds onto the ball and at least gets positive yards.

I thinks its about time to give reid the ax in the offseason, unless he learns how to hold onto the damn ball. I've seen enough of him.
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 30, 2007 at 20:53 »

Ok, feel free to unload on me.

I refuse to say that Reid is a lost cause based (solely) on his play against Baltimore.  Sure, dude sucked it up, laying it on the turf. He also has not had any playing time.  I could understand if he had butterflies.  

Now, if he has played like this during practice, and that is the reason Tomlin went out and got Rossum, then fine. I'm certainly not in a position to argue. I just don't KNOW that it the case.

If on the other hand, it was the desire to have a "veteran" return guy who won't make the big mistake -- well, as I have said before, you can't get experience without getting playing time.  That's the attitude that used to drive me crazy about Cowher.

It's not like Coclough last year, who never showed ANY aptitude returning (breakaway running ability, catching ability, etc). Reid is a guy who was explosive in college. While I recognize that doesn't mean he will translate to pro-quality, I still haven't seen enough of him to say he sucks.

You almost have to give the guy a 4 or 5 game stretch, to see how he plays once he's comfortable. Granted, the playoffs isn't that time, but, well, I doubt we can draft another return specialist next year. Might as well as give Reid his crack the first half of '08.

 
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 30, 2007 at 21:44 »

word..

he is basically a rook.. and i was just happy to see that he doesn't appear to have lost his burst to that injury..

i'm assuming he caught the ball and held on to it in college or we would not have drafted him so i'd like to think it's something he can and will get over..

and jacko is right, it's essentially been 4 months since he's seen real live action.. i'm still not ready to give up on him..  
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« Reply #5 on: Dec 30, 2007 at 22:20 »

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You almost have to give the guy a 4 or 5 game stretch, to see how he plays once he's comfortable.

Do we have 5 pre-season games next year?

A turnover like that against the Browns (2nd game) or Dolphins could have cost us the playoffs. And by the looks of next year's schedule, I don't see a lot of games that we'll have the luxury of letting guys work the bugs out.

It's one thing to say he doesn't know how to follow blocks, when to cut back, when to let the punt go into the EZ, etc. The guy doesn't know how to hang onto the ball.

Willie needs to be like Pistol. Carry that ball with you all the time. Sleep with it.  
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« Reply #6 on: Dec 30, 2007 at 22:38 »

PR is a completely different animal IMO...if you dont have it, you never will.  You dont get enough game time scenerios or reps to get "comfortable" with it all.
 
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 30, 2007 at 22:45 »

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Do we have 5 pre-season games next year?

The way things are going now with the league's unquenchable thirst to promote expansion I wouldn't be surprised to see all teams playing 5 Preseason games within a year or two. I think I'll be avoiding the scrimmage with the Houston Texans backups in Darfur myself, though.


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A turnover like that against the Browns (2nd game) or Dolphins could have cost us the playoffs. And by the looks of next year's schedule, I don't see a lot of games that we'll have the luxury of letting guys work the bugs out.

You makes good points but I say "whatever". I'm not scared of next years foes. Bring em on, play our game, and we'll be lookin' like that famous Judeo-Chink law firm...

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Willie needs to be like Pistol.

Stiff-dead in a coffin?!? Cut the guy a break, man. 'Twas rainy.

 
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« Reply #8 on: Jan 02, 2008 at 15:23 »

As I said back in August, Walter Young over Reid.
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« Reply #9 on: Jan 03, 2008 at 09:42 »

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As I said back in August, Walter Young over Reid.

Tru dat.
 
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