I fear (more than any other cut in my Steeler lifetime of over 30+ years) that this is going to come back and bite us in the ass.
I am not a "Reid needs cut now" guy but I can't help but think this is the most overly dramatic statement I have read in long time.
Remember, this is coming from a person who doesn't make dramatic statements.
In any event, you all are missing my point. I, jcharding, do hereby agree that Willie Reed has profoundly sucked during his entire Steeler career. He has shown us absolutely nothing as a receiver or a returner. I am also completely serious about this paragraph. I am not sarcastic at all. Willie Reed has honestly and truly been bad.
My point isn't whether Reed is good or bad. My point is that we are way to focused on the travails of young players out of college. We are making their life much much harder than it needs to be. My one and only point is that we need to calm down and back off with respect to the return game and fumbles. Thats it. That is all I am saying. Let the young players learn without ripping their heads off.
My overly dramatic point regarding Reid is that we have not given him (or just about any other returner in several years) a chance to fail and learn from those failures. Due to this I fear that Reid is going to explode somewhere else. And my overly dramatic point from above is that I cannot recall, ever, feeling this strongly when we were about to cut someone. I always toe the team line on cuts. I always understand when the cut is made. I wasn't overly concerned when Fred Gibson went away. I wasn't overly concerned when Danny Farmer went away. Etc... I am this time.