I saw at least one comment criticizing Reed on the TD return. He got out to the edge and forced the guy back inside. Which is his main job on the return. The other 10 guys are supposed to make the tackle. Gay seemed attracted to a blocker like a piece of metal to a magnet.
But Reed has THREE touchbacks on kickoffs this year. Teams are routinely catching the ball between the five and the ten. Which makes it nearly impossible to get a returner inside his own 20, let alone a touchback.
Reed has been a clutch field goal kicker (folks remember Kris Brown?), and if he's not much help on returns, most kickers aren't. But we also need a guy who can kick into the end zone once in awhile. The combination of short kicks and bad coverage this year has been a crippling problem. Yesterday it helped lose the game.
If he stops acting like an idiot off the field, I'm for bringing Reed back, but trying to find somebody else to kick off.
And I sure miss Anthony Madison on the coverage unit.