"Sepulveda averaged 42.4 yards and placed 28 of 68 punts inside the 20 as a rookie last season, so the Steelers didn't bother bringing a second punter to camp."Uh...I...uh...I just...uh...I mean...how?...I mean...what?
- Associated Press
HOW THE HELL DOES A PUNTER TEAR HIS ACL ON THE 2ND DAY OF TRAINING CAMP?
"Oops, sorry guys. I slipped."
Daniel Sepulveda TORE HIS ACL?!?! Tore. His. ACL? On the second day of camp? Somewhere in the 60 minutes allotted for "Special" Teams practice?
Honestly, I've got two observations right off the bat. One - Why was "Special" Teams practice only one hour long? If they look anything like they did last year, that ragged bunch needs at least a solid 12 hours a day. And Two - How many times could Sepulveda have possibly punted in 60 minutes? 20? 30? What are the odds?
Either way, don't worry. Never you fear friends, the Steelers went out and got the completely known and capable, Paul Ernster. I mean I know being a punter in the NFL is like being Milton from Office Space, but they couldn't get a guy who had punted MORE than three times as a professional? For Christ's sake, Tomlin couldn't even get his last name right at the press conference...
Anyways, yes this is unfortunate. But I'm pretty sure it's not going to keep us from winning the Super Bowl.
What do you guys think? Does this matter? Are you at all worried about winning the position battle now? Was Sepulveda a victim of Jeff Reed's Tonya Harding syndrome?
PS - I just want to point out that if you saw this story, don't worry, we did not trade Bob Ligashesky back to the Rams. It's just an old picture. But maybe SteelCityInsider is trying to tell us something?