July 30, 2008

Seriously, WHAT Just Happened Here?

"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."

- Associated Press
Uh...I...uh...I just...uh...I mean...how?...I mean...what?

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?

8 comments:

domski43 said...

How does a punter tear his ACL? This sounds like the time Martin Gramatica was celebrating a made field goal and hurt himself.

Thankfully we signed a guy that has kicked 3 times in NFL games...SPECIAL TEAMS UPGRADE!!!!

Joey Porter’s Pit Bulls said...

SIGN JOSH MILLER!!!

Cotter said...

I mean, who cares about field position, right? We probably won't need to worry about it because we'll just score on every drive anyways...

Well, while that'd certainly be awesome if we did, but I highly doubt it will be a reality.

So it's definitely a loss. But hopefully Ernster is capable enough to fill the void. Only time will tell...

Cotter said...

Or Chris Gardocki?

domski43 said...

i have a strange feeling that jeff reed has something to do w/ Sepulveda's injury

redneckyankee said...

I've seen them lose more than afew games because of field position. It can be a facter.

it's a conspiracy of Patriots and referees! said...

Wha??????

I was only absent for a couple weeks and already our guys are dropping out?

Personally, i hold Beliturd responsible. I bet the same old lady from Massucheatsus snuck back into town and bashed Dan's knee while nobody was looking.

F*cking Patrcheats.

Bastards!

tobiathan said...

PS- that was me above. In case it wasn't obvious...