Question: Allen Rossum: No gaffes, no stress when the ball is kicked to him! How do you like the trade now?
Norm Bailey, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
BOUCHETTE: I have nothing against Allen Rossum, just wondered why the Steelers felt a need to trade for him when they had Santonio Holmes on their roster. Rossum ran untouched for his 98-yard kickoff return. Much has been made that it was the Steelers' first kickoff return for a TD in five seasons. It also was Rossum's first kickoff return for a TD in five years, and his first return of any kind for a TD in three years. Santonio Holmes returned a punt for a touchdown last year and averaged more than 10 yards a punt return. Rossum, who has not averaged more than 10 yards a punt return in the previous two seasons, has six punt returns this year for 2.7-yard average, including one of minus-four on Sunday. Rossum has been a wonderful kickoff and punt returner, but I think the Steelers already had one.