Former Steelers Kicker Jeff Reed Talks About Super Bowl XLV
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Jeff Reed joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on Sportsradio 93-7 The FAN to talk about the Steelers’ season and what he has been up to since finishing the year kicking for the San Francisco 49er’s.
Jeff said it was tough watching the Super Bowl on Sunday since he spent half the season working for the team to get there, but was happy for his former teammates.
Jeff also addressed Shaun Suisham’s missed 52-yard field goal attempt in the Super Bowl saying you never root for somebody to miss and that kickers in the NFL are like a fraternity, so he wasn’t rooting against Suisham at all in that situation.
With his 49er’s contract expiring, Jeff said he has been training for the last three weeks getting ready for his next opportunity, being a free agent and what it’s like having to wait to see what happens with the CBA before things begin playing out for him.
If the Steelers called, Jeff said he would come back even though the way things went down here in his eyes was a little unfair. When Jeff got the call from Coach Mike Tomlin that he was being released, he said it brought tears to his eyes and that it was one of the hardest thing he ever had to deal with.
Finally, when it came to his head coach in San Francisco Mike Singeltary, Jeff said it only took him two weeks to realize the man wasn’t cut out to be a head coach.