Another of Reed's problem is his off-the-field habits. Some call him an alcoholic, but it’s not anyone’s business but his. A little over a year ago, Jeff Reed threw a tantrum because a convenience store bathroom was out of paper towels. It was somewhat of an embarrassment, and there have been a couple other incidents as well. But his job isn’t to be a saint. As long as he isn’t being benched by the NFL, let him do what he wants. If he wants to be a bonehead, it’s his life. As long as he kicks well, it doesn’t much matter.
I hope Mike Tomlin and the rest of the Steelers’ staff realize that Jeff Reed is important to the Steelers and it’s important to re-sign him. He’s a big reason why the Steelers win games. Let’s not forget that.