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Titans start the season with an opening-kickoff safety

Tennessee Titans' fan Jessi Meghreblian meets Tennessee Titans' owner Bud Adams before their NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Nashville, Tennessee 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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