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Teammate: Andre Reed changed WR

Posted by johnmurphyshow on February 3, 2014 – 8:00 pm

Steve Tasker made his living on special teams, during his Wall of Fame career with the Buffalo Bills. But he also played wide receiver. And Tasker says teammate Andre Reed, elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, changed the way the receiver position was played during his career.

Tasker was a guest Monday night on The John Murphy Show, and he talked about Reed’s career and how he helped the WR position evolve.

“Nobody before him had the kind of career he had,” Tasker said. “He was the guy in that no huddle, in a league that was changing into more of what we see now, he was the slot guy.”

Tasker says Reed’s performance over the years opened eyes all over the league as to the potential production that could come out of the slot WR spot.

“He played Wes Welker’s spot ten years before Welker was in the league, and he made a living doing it,” Tasker told host John Murphy.

“He was different, at the time he played. His ability and the way he ran and the way he played was different from a lot of guys. The way he ran, his run after the catch was legendary.”

The entire interview with Steve Tasker is available here


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