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Old 08-30-2007, 04:44 PM   #1
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Default Willie Reid tonight vs Panthers

imho, it's essential that reid show something tonight. he doesn't have to return it for a td, just make a move on somebody, out run sombody to the corner. i hope to see it tonight. if not i'd go with young (on the roster not as a punt returner) any other opinions?
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Default Re: Willie Reid tonight vs Panthers

i dunno....i'm not so sure that reid, missing last season, won't still be looked upon as a 3rd round rookie who automaticly gets a roster spot.
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Default Re: Willie Reid tonight vs Panthers

tomlin definitely agrees.

http://news.steelers.com/MediaConten...8-07_80643.doc

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Will Willie Reid return punts?

Yes.

Do you need to see something from him?

Absolutely. He put a ball on the ground. We’re going to fall short sometimes and how we respond to it is what’s going to define us. I challenged [Willie] Reid this morning in front of his peers and that’s part of it. We’ll see what he brings and I expect him to bring it because he’s a competitor.
the media is obviously scouting for other options though.

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We’re always going to be open to the opportunities that are going to make us great. The waiver wire is part of it; I don’t really have an opinion in regards to it at this point, but am definitely not opposed to it.

Does free-agent WR Tim Dwight mean anything to you?

I know Tim Dwight; he’s played a bunch of ball.

Can He still?

I don’t know, I haven’t watched him recently.
i would rather see reid succeed than have to rely on young or the waiver wire.
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i would rather see reid succeed than have to rely on young or the waiver wire.
without a doubt !!! if for no other reason than there on the hook for his contract...
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without a doubt !!! if for no other reason than there on the hook for his contract...
I also agree...

but for what Reid can hopefully bring. His speed would be great. To be able to stretch both sides of the field, and then run Ward and a TE or two underneath would really open things up.
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Default Re: Willie Reid tonight vs Panthers

i want willie to be the answer as well. i'm sure the Steelers do. if he doesn't show, at least a glimpse, of potential as a punt returner, then is he on the roster? better than young as a reciever? questions to ponder. i hope he gets his groove on and becomes a weapon. i just haven't seen any indication (yet) that he is capable.
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Hopefully Reid does good and makes this team.
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Default Re: Willie Reid tonight vs Panthers

Well, as of tonights game so far, it isn't looking good for him.
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Well, as of tonights game so far, it isn't looking good for him.
??? - did he fumble again - the box score said he had a 30 yard punt return and 23 yard KO return
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??? - did he fumble again - the box score said he had a 30 yard punt return and 23 yard KO return
Nope, no muffs and he actually sounds like a NFL KR tonight - I'm forced to listen to a NC radio station's webstream of it, so I didn't see either return.
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