Internet Fires Pittsburgh Kicker Josh Scobee After Loss To Ravens
This week the attention was on Ben Roethlisberger's injury and being replaced by Michael Vick (I know he wants to be called Mike, but screw him). But the actual key injury was losing the Steelers' kicker, Shaun Suisham, for the entire season with an ACL injury. The Steelers' signed former Jaguar Josh Scobee, and have learned why he's a former Jaguar.
— Jeopardy! Sports (@JeopardySports) October 2, 2015
Vick was neither great nor terrible, and the Steelers' defense deposited Joe Flacco onto the turf all night. But it was Scobee who had the game on in his hands (or on his feet), and dropped it. He hit his first two shaky attempts from 45 and 36 yards, but after that, the game turned into his worst nightmare. The Steelers led most of the night, and with a decent kicker would have put the game out of reach. But Scobee missed 4th quarter attempts from 49 and 41 yards, allowing the Ravens to tie the game with 3 seconds left on a 42-yarder by Justin Tucker.
Justin Tucker and Josh Scobee get their own DirecTV ad ... pic.twitter.com/nFZkpy3Rad
— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) October 2, 2015
Then in OT, Steelers' coach Mike Tomlin was forced to go for it on fourth down rather than put Scobee back on the field. Of course that didn't work, and the Ravens were able to drive down for a winning 52-yard Tucker FG. Rather than me trying to describe it, let me have Snoop Dogg/Lion share his cogent critique of Scobee's performance:
Expect Scobee to be cut from the Steelers by tomorrow, and likely calling you some time next week to see if you're happy with your cell phone service (say yes, lest he come to your house and make you lose something). Scobee, Dobee, Don't.
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David Young has been a columnist for ESPN and Sports Illustrated and is one for SportsGrid.
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