Skippy Gets Pinched. Again.

Please just know your role, Jeff.

According to the Post-Gazette and numerous other outlets, everybody's favorite tantrum-throwing kicker, Jeff Reed, was cited for public intoxication last night, following the Steelers' 27-14 win over the Browns. Versions of the offending behavior are sure to vary, but it appears Mr. Reed was over-served in or around McFadden's bar back in Pittsburgh's North Shore. At which point he attempted to take on one or more of Pittsburgh's Finest.

Do you realize how much of a dick you have to be to get arrested outside a Steeler Bar/"Meat-Market" yards from the stadium...WHEN YOU'RE A FUCKING STEELER?!?!

Normally, I'd say this is a non-issue. I think I speak for the bulk of Steeler Nation when I state that Jeff has done his job at an above-average level for the past eight years. Kicking in wind-whipped Heinz Field is no easy task and he does have two Super Bowl rings. But, this is the second offense of this nature in the last year or so. Additionally, Reed's kicks have been noticeably shorter this season (most kickoffs LAND around the 15 yard line) and Reed cost us the Bears' game in the minds of some. I think it's safe to say that the Rooneys are likely to at the very least be looking at their options at jettisoning Reed.

I regularly see Reed, all fake-tanned with his NJ-Guido "blow out" hair, at Penguins home games, macking on underage chicks and just making a general ass out of himself. Having just inked a 5-year contract extension at the end of this year, I would heartily encourage Mr. Reed to fulfill the role of kicker as envisioned by every Steeler Fan everywhere if he hopes to re-sign: KNOCK IT THE FUCK OFF AND JUST KICK THE DAMN BALL.

[UPDATE: As an astute commentor pointed out, Reed's contract is up this year and he will be an Unrestricted Free Agent. CBSportsline reports that Reed's agent turned down an offer tendered by the Steelers this passed Spring. It'll be interesting to see how this affects his market value.]


Fred Jones said...

I thought he was going to be a free agent at the end of the season. I didn't realize he already signed an extension.

Dixie Normess said...

5 years 7.5 mil according to published reports. Both he and Clark took some sort of pay deferment in the off season on this year's salary.

Anonymous said...


I dont know where you are getting this info, but he is a FA after this season.

Anonymous said...


3rd link down:

Read the latest fantasy news about Jeff Reed at Rotoworld.com. ... CONTRACT INFO: 3/8/2005: Signed a five-year, $7.5 million contract. ...

You have to note the date though; the contract you are talking about is from 05. This is the last year of that contract.

Dixie Normess said...

Good call an fixed. So I'm guessing cutting him loose'll be just that much easier, though. Mixed emotions as he was/is good for us, but this is the kind of off field stuff the Rooney's typically don't stand for.

Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls said...

Couldn't agree more. On all points. Missing those two field goals near the end of the Chicago game wasn't cool either. Nope Not at all.

Spatula said...

After reading, "Instead, Mr. Reed put up his fists and got `1nto a fighters stance,' according to a police affidavit," I have the mental image of Reed as the Cowardly Lion from Wizard of Oz: "I'll fight you both together if you want! I'll fight ya standing on one foot! I'll fight ya with my eyes closed!"

Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls said...

Well, Spatula, I think you've nailed it. The hair works, certainly.

gamechump said...

We should never cut him. He truly is what Steeler football is all about guys. I mean, he is a perfect representation of MY life, so let's give the guy a pass until another pic of his wang hits the intertubes.

Dixie Normess said...

Been reading some message boards that claim his an undiagnosed/treated bi-polar candidate. If true, this is sad, and hopefully the tipping point for his getting help.

Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls said...

After Reed missed the two field goals against Chicago, I said to a buddy, "He's a drunk. We all know that. I'm a drunk, too. But: I don't play for the Steelers."

Matt Spaeth should know better, too.

He's expendable/replaceable/fungible. Believe me, I am, too. But, again, I don't play for the Steelers.

Keep your act together, please, at least during the season. Super Bowl Hangover, anyone?

Dickeheads. What the fuck are you guys (Reed & Spaeth) doing anyway?

Not cool.

Get it together.

Buck said...

Just saw on the news this morning that FWP lost the starting job to Mendenhall.

Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls said...

Yeah, indeed, what if Jeff Reed misses a couple field goals on Sunday?

If I hear about Jeff Reed partying at Krobar or elsewhere in the Strip Distict; or at McFadden's or elsewhere on the North Side/Shore; or any of the innumarable bars on the South Side; or in Shadyside or on Mt. Washington ... or where-ever the fuck this muhfucker parties, I'm gonna be pissed.

For one thing, it's entirely possible he'll get arrested again. Let's not dismiss that possibility. He'd better not, either.

More importantly, the motherfucker better not miss any field goals this Sunday. This looks to be a close game.

If he does miss field goals, just cut him. Bring back that Piotr Czech dude, who actually looked, well, sort of okay, during the pre-season.

I know, Jeff Reed's been money for us, kicked a ton of clutch kicks, including in the Super Bowl. But, yeah, if he continues this binge he's been on, fuck him.

I can do it (partying) -- nobody cares. But he's a fucking Steeler. We're in-season. Get it together, Skippy. The eyes of Steeler Nation are upon you.