Scobee Out..Forbath In?
The Pittsburgh Steelers and kicker Josh Scobee (A.K.A.) “Scobee Dobee Don’t”..have mutually parted ways today. Something that should have been done in week one if you ask me, and are bringing in former Washington Redskins kicker, Kai Forbath for a tryout.
Forbath, 28, originally signed on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2011. He lasted a around eight months with the team before he was placed on waivers and later claimed by the Redskins.
However, Washington elected to release Forbath a few weeks ago. Since then, Forbath has worked out for the Texans and Eagles.
Scobee, 33, came over in a trade with the Jaguars a week before the start of the season after Pittsburgh placed K Shaun Suisham on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury.
The Steelers sent a 2016 6th round pick to the Jaguars in return for Scobee and agreed to pay him the full $3.45 million salary for the 2015 season as part of the deal.
Since joining the Steelers, Scobee has converted just 60 percent of his field goal attempts including 3 of 7 from 40 yards or more. He has also missed an extra point. And what bothers me the most is I stood by the guy, warding off any negative press, comments or discussions and he basically would have kicked me in the balls if he knew how to kick.
Besides my constant bashing of Scobee last night on Twitter, there is a kicker that I am sure we would all love to see in a Steelers uniform that has expressed his interests, Jeff Reed.
In a tweet back on September 20th, Reed said..”I appreciate all the positive tweets…I’d do anything to wear black and gold again…trust me in saying, I have tried reaching out’! 👍👍👍
Very disappointing to know that he has reached out but has received no love back. This is all about winning now, and although plentiful..there are no kickers in the market better than Jeff Reed.
So I say if Forbath does not impress immensely in tryouts, give Reed a call Steelers Brass. The man has done a lot for the organization. And even at 36, he’s still what we need.
BELOW: Josh Scobee’s apology tweet to me last night
Check out @JoshScobee8’s Tweet: https://twitter.com/JoshScobee8/status/649809410529759232?s=09