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Old 09-28-2006, 03:30 AM   #1
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Reid awaits chance to return punts

"A lot of people think it's a scary job, but I like it a lot."

Thursday, September 28, 2006
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Willie Reid does not like the job of returning punts. He loves it. Whether he gets to pursue his desire depends on the other party, in this case coach Bill Cowher.

"There will be some changes," Cowher declared after the Steelers practiced for the first of two days during their off week. "I am not ready to announce any of them now. We have a whole week to see what our options are and assess it from there."

He did not have to announce that cornerback Ricardo Colclough no longer will return punts. That's assumed. Rookies Reid and Santonio Holmes, along with veteran Cedrick Wilson are the candidates to replace him. All are receivers.

Cowher acknowledged that in the preseason he felt Reid, who owns the Florida State punt-return record with a 15.4-yard average, would be his punt returner. The problem is that if he uses Reid, he either must be among his top four receivers or he must dress five, plus special-teamer Sean Morey. The top four receivers through the first three games are Hines Ward, Wilson, Nate Washington and Holmes.

"The difficulties again are the makeup of the roster on game day," Cowher said. "You can easily sit there and say you want this and this, but it's not always easy to do. I'm doing what I think is in the best interest of the team and I will make those decisions accordingly. If I think that will help us dramatically, then I will make that decision. Again, it comes down to a coach's decision, and those are things I have to make week to week."

Reid said he understands that, but he would love a crack at the return job.

"A lot of people think it's a scary job, but I like it a lot. You have to have courage, you have to have awareness. If you've been doing it for awhile, it's not as scary as people make it out to be. It's something I enjoy doing, something I think is real fun."

Penn State saw just how much fun he had in the Orange Bowl with 180 yards of punt returns, including a touchdown.

He returned 10 punts for 88 yards in the preseason, seven more than anyone else. He, like Cowher, thought he would return punts in the regular season.

"I had a good little feel I was going to be that guy," Reid said. "But it's a numbers game. Whenever the coaches call and whenever they get ready for me to play, I'll be there."

Reid said Colclough, "just had a bad game. If you're a punt returner, you're in the limelight. If you mess up one time like that, a lot of people see it. It's a mistake he made that I'm sure he won't make it again if he gets the opportunity."
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: Reid may break into the line up

I love the kid's attitude about it. Then how he didn't sell out Coclough. That's a team player and I'm glad he's in the BnG!!

Now if only he can crack the lineup!!!
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:10 AM   #3
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This young man has a great 'tude and is a teamer. When his time comes, and I hope it is very soon, I have no doubt he will shine.
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Old 09-28-2006, 08:15 AM   #4
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Default Re: Reid may break into the line up

But as soon as he breaks one the distance, everyone is going to be on coach, "Why didn't you do this sooner?" type bs.
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Old 09-28-2006, 09:21 AM   #5
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This is definately going to be a good decision if he starts
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Old 09-28-2006, 02:02 PM   #6
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Default Re: Reid may break into the line up

You may hear that, Truck, but you'll also hear Cowher say something about how early in the season you're trying to find out if what you saw in preseason is what you'll get in the regular season, and sometimes you have to let it play itself out.

you know, the vintage "I think it's a process." speech.

Personally, my theory is that Cowher wanted to give Coclough a legitimate shot at contributing to the team before they decided to start looking elsewhere, enter the drafting of Holmes and Reid. It's not like Colclough has done a whole lot, and maybe they were hoping that his allegedly good training camp was the start of something for him.

In all fairness, it's still just a stupid mistake.. he's made a couple, yea, and I wouldn't go so far as to say that he should be benched for eternity, but the fact is that when you have a Reid on your inactive list and the guy who's doing what Reid would be doing is messing up, the uproar is going to be and has been amplified.
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Default Re: Reid may break into the line up

Heres how i thing our recievers should look....
1. Ward
2. Holmes
3. Washington
4. Wilson/Reid

And Reid returning punts
Holmes and Reid on returns
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Heres how i thing our recievers should look....
1. Ward
2. Holmes
3. Washington
4. Wilson/Reid

And Reid returning punts
Holmes and Reid on returns
hmmm.. I think i move it around
1.ward
2.wilson
3.holmes
4.washington/reid

I agree with the returners thou.
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hmmm.. I think i move it around
1.ward
2.wilson
3.holmes
4.washington/reid

I agree with the returners thou.
Why put wilson at # 2 hes not very impressive right now.....Throw holmes in there and let him earn us trading up (7 ???) spots for hi
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Default Re: Reid may break into the line up

Well i think ced wilson is underrated, plus he seems to get big plays when he get open. His numbers are low this season but he got an avg. catch of 21 yrds. plus 3 first down catches out of 4 catches. thats a possesion guy in my opinion. Then jus line up holmes as the # 3 wr.
plus i like the 6 yrs of exp compared to a rookie.

catches 4 yards 85 avg. 21.3 long 36 1st downs 3
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