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Titans start the season with an opening-kickoff safety

Reuters

The Titans had about as ugly a start to the season as it gets.

With the Steelers kicking off to open the season, Titans return man Darius Reynaud stood on the goal line as a short kick bounced in front of him. Reynaud had two options: Either run forward and return the ball, or wait for it to roll into the end zone and down it for a touchback. He chose neither.

Instead, Reynaud took one step out of the end zone, picked up the ball, then took a knee in the end zone. That’s a safety.

It’s kind of amazing that a player can be an NFL kickoff returner and not realize that if you bring the ball into the end zone and then down it, it’s a safety. But Reynaud didn’t realize that, and as a result, the Steelers took a 2-0 lead on the opening kickoff.

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16 Responses to “Titans start the season with an opening-kickoff safety”
  1. wearethesteelers says: Sep 8, 2013 1:17 PM

    GO STEELERS!

  2. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Sep 8, 2013 1:19 PM

    That absolutely has to be the fast points on the board in NFL (or college) history.

  3. mkepackfan says: Sep 8, 2013 1:22 PM

    Not a rocket scientist

  4. orivar says: Sep 8, 2013 1:23 PM

    As embarrassing as they are, these things happen.

  5. aaroncurryisbust says: Sep 8, 2013 1:23 PM

    What an imbecile.

  6. wabbitslayer says: Sep 8, 2013 1:24 PM

    C’MON MAN!!!

  7. sabatimus says: Sep 8, 2013 1:26 PM

    BAHAHAHAA

  8. eviltwin007 says: Sep 8, 2013 1:26 PM

    Dumb@$$

  9. selldannysell says: Sep 8, 2013 1:27 PM

    What a maroon! What an ignoramiminous.

  10. jakec4 says: Sep 8, 2013 1:27 PM

    Steelers cough it up and Pouncey gets carted off on the next series

  11. classyjacklambert says: Sep 8, 2013 1:28 PM

    That’s gotta be the biggest boner to start the season ever.

  12. titans4evr says: Sep 8, 2013 1:29 PM

    It only feels like an eternity.

  13. harrycanyon says: Sep 8, 2013 1:32 PM

    3 games so far in the first qt of the opening week have 2 points on the board. Are they devolving as players to allow a saftey like that? THREE teams! It’s usually a rare to see one across the board.

  14. brotzelj says: Sep 8, 2013 1:36 PM

    How did the Steelers kicker not get it into the end zone?

  15. hjworton46 says: Sep 8, 2013 2:16 PM

    Classic start to what will be a very long season for Titans fans.

  16. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 8, 2013 3:35 PM

    So far the 2 point gift from the bone head Titans KO returner are the only points the Steelers have. Their offense is horrfic.

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