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Saturday, November 21, 2009
Jeff Reed's tackling

By James Walker

Bernard Scott and Jeff Reed
Bernard Scott ran right by Jeff Reed in route to a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
I thought this e-mail from our AFC North inbox was pretty entertaining this week.

Dale, I agree that Reed’s tackling display on Scott’s kickoff return was one of the worst I’ve seen in an NFL game. However I don't believe it is grounds to be cut. Reed doesn't practice tackling and he's being paid to kick, which he is very good at. He made four field goals against the Bengals. Perhaps the biggest irony is that Pittsburgh's punter, Daniel Sepulveda, is a great tackler and with the same opportunity may have de-cleated Scott.