Unfathomably, the Titans return man moved to the goal line and reached forward to collect the kick at Heinz Field, then pulled the ball back into the end zone and took a knee looking for a touchback.
After a conference, officials called it a safety.
The play didn’t serve as a big omen on the game. Tennessee rallied to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 16-9 on Sept. 8, 2013.
But it was symbolic of what would become a problem. Reyanud’s decision-making deteriorated and he was finally cut after seven games. The Titans replaced him with receiver Damian Williams who wasn’t good either and quickly got hurt.
The option after that was Devon Wyllie, and his muff in the third quarter of a Nov. 14 game against the Indianapolis Colts undid the Titans and led to a loss that dropped them to 4-6.
Nov. 27 they signed Leon Washington, a gift from the football gods and from the New England Patriots, who cut the veteran returner when they needed roster room. Five games from Washington was 11 too few.
Reynaud’s blunder was a sign of things to come in a poor special teams year -- bad return decisions, muffs, dropped punt snaps and more.