It has been announced by Mike Tomlin that Jeff Skippy Skeeve Reed, the Great Defender of Public Urination, will play against the undefeated Vikings this Sunday.
This is confusing because when Santonio Holmes was caught with marijuana, he was suspended by Tomlin for a game. So why not Jeff? I assumed it had something to do with the fact that Jeff is denying he did anything wrong and therefore, they are waiting until the legal system sorts things out.
Ehhhh! Wrong answer, Ginny. Big whammie!
Here’s what Coach said:
In describing the differences, Tomlin said the Holmes incident was a possible distraction because it occurred later in the week and he deactivated him to minimize the distraction. He said it was “not punitive.” Because Reed’s incident happened on Sunday, they have “an opportunity to address it,” Tomlin said.
I’m sorry, but Santonio Holmes was arrested three days before the next game and Mike Tomlin would have us believe that three days wasn’t enough time to “address” the situation?
It takes, at a minimum, FOUR days to bring a player into your office and tear them a new asshole?
My bologna has a last name and it is T-O-M-L-I-N.
I don’t believe for one second, one word of this. I believe Santonio was benched as a punishment because Tomlin was pissed at him for being so stupid and because it wasn’t like he didn’t have other wide receivers to put in the game. However, in this instance, Jeff Reed is really our only kicker and we are about to face the UNDEFEATED VIKINGS and losing to the UNDEFEATED VIKINGS will put us at 4-3, and wins by the Bengals and Ravens will set us even further back, whereas when Santonio was benched against the Giants, we were going in with a 5-1 record and the Bengals, well, I’m not even sure they were playing football last year. I think they were like, napping.
This decision, it appears to me, was not made based on “distractions”, because let’s be serious, the Steelers are a team that has experienced drunken arrests, domestic violence arrests, drug arrests, public urination citations, resisting arrest citations, paper towel-dispenser annihilation citations and rape accusations (I can’t believe how incredibly sad it makes me to see these things all in one place). I’m pretty sure they’ve learned as a team how to roll with the legal punches and that by now, not even one of their teammates getting arrested for murder would give them any pause longer than, “Huh. How about that. Who’s up for bowling?”
This decision was based on the fact that Mike Tomlin wants to beat the Vikings. It’s understandable. I want to beat the Vikings, too.
Just maybe don’t get in front of a news camera and talk bullshit is all.
Because I’m not buying it. I get all of my bullshit for free from Grant Street.