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steelernation77
07-29-2008, 05:58 PM
He was released by the Lions today and picked up by the Steelers.

In three games with the Broncos in 2006. He averaged 44.6 yards on 17 punts with 4 inside the twenty.

SteelerNation1
07-29-2008, 06:01 PM
He was released by the Lions today and picked up by the Steelers.

In three games with the Broncos in 2006. He averaged 44.6 yards on 17 punts with 4 inside the twenty.
I think he was the punter the Browns claimed off waivers before week 1 smackdown of them last year. He sucked in that game IIRC. How the hell does a punter tear an ACL in camp????? Is it just me or does this season have a bad feel to it? I hate this.

Jigawatts
07-29-2008, 06:04 PM
I think he's the guy who fumbled the snap on the punt where the browns had about
3 penalties. This is not good. :( :( :( :(

steelernation77
07-29-2008, 06:08 PM
He was released by the Lions today and picked up by the Steelers.

In three games with the Broncos in 2006. He averaged 44.6 yards on 17 punts with 4 inside the twenty.
I think he was the punter the Browns claimed off waivers before week 1 smackdown of them last year. He sucked in that game IIRC. How the hell does a punter tear an ACL in camp????? Is it just me or does this season have a bad feel to it? I hate this.

Yeah he played one game with the Browns and one with the Broncos in 2007. He averaged around 36 yards a punt in both games, not good.

I think we should bring in Scott Player. He's a veteran and a free agent. In three games last year he averaged around 45 yards a punt, certainly better than Ernster. Plus did I mention he has a crazy mustache and a one bar facemask?

Ernster:
http://www.nfl.com/players/paulernster/ ... =ERN566472 (http://www.nfl.com/players/paulernster/profile?id=ERN566472)

Player:
http://www.nfl.com/players/scottplayer/ ... =PLA800918 (http://www.nfl.com/players/scottplayer/profile?id=PLA800918)

NKySteeler
07-29-2008, 06:08 PM
I think he was the punter the Browns claimed off waivers before week 1 smackdown of them last year. He sucked in that game IIRC. How the hell does a punter tear an ACL in camp????? Is it just me or does this season have a bad feel to it? I hate this.

Maybe some sort of hyperextention/tear during the actual kick I guess... But it does have a bit of "bad start" feeling.... Sup, Troy, Casey, Kemo....

RuthlessBurgher
07-29-2008, 06:12 PM
I thought Ernster was more of a kickoff specialist than a full-time punter.

ikestops85
07-29-2008, 06:27 PM
I thought Ernster was more of a kickoff specialist than a full-time punter.

plus, did you notice he DOESN'T have a crazy mustache and he uses the full facemask :lol:

steelernation77
07-29-2008, 06:30 PM
I thought Ernster was more of a kickoff specialist than a full-time punter.

plus, did you notice he DOESN'T have a crazy mustache and he uses the full facemask :lol:

I know! He's completely useless.

anger 82&95
07-29-2008, 08:56 PM
Wonderful! Just what the special teams need, a non-talented, 10 yard net averaging retread.

LasVegasGuy
07-29-2008, 09:47 PM
He was released by the Lions today and picked up by the Steelers.

In three games with the Broncos in 2006. He averaged 44.6 yards on 17 punts with 4 inside the twenty.
I think he was the punter the Browns claimed off waivers before week 1 smackdown of them last year. He sucked in that game IIRC. How the hell does a punter tear an ACL in camp????? Is it just me or does this season have a bad feel to it? I hate this.

Yeah he played one game with the Browns and one with the Broncos in 2007. He averaged around 36 yards a punt in both games, not good.

I think we should bring in Scott Player. He's a veteran and a free agent. In three games last year he averaged around 45 yards a punt, certainly better than Ernster. Plus did I mention he has a crazy mustache and a one bar facemask?

Ernster:
http://www.nfl.com/players/paulernster/ ... =ERN566472 (http://www.nfl.com/players/paulernster/profile?id=ERN566472)

Player:
http://www.nfl.com/players/scottplayer/ ... =PLA800918 (http://www.nfl.com/players/scottplayer/profile?id=PLA800918)


Why does this surprise you? We are shopping in the bargain bin again what else is new in Steeler land. I guess field position doesn't matter when you have an aging defensive line :roll: .

NKySteeler
07-29-2008, 09:57 PM
Why does this surprise you? We are shopping in the bargain bin again what else is new in Steeler land. I guess field position doesn't matter when you have an aging defensive line :roll: .

In all defense LVG, what other option is available at this point of the pre-season?... No one expected this to happen, and the quality punters are already on other teams, I would expect, since most of the camps have already started... I don't think we have any choice other than the "bargain bin", do we? .... What are the other options at this point in the process?

stlrz d
07-29-2008, 09:58 PM
So let me see if I've got this straight...Sepulveda just went down for the season today and we're already supposed to have a top quality replacement for him?

Is that right?

LasVegasGuy
07-29-2008, 10:03 PM
Why does this surprise you? We are shopping in the bargain bin again what else is new in Steeler land. I guess field position doesn't matter when you have an aging defensive line :roll: .

In all defense LVG, what other option is available at this point of the pre-season?... No one expected this to happen, and the quality punters are already on other teams, I would expect, since most of the camps have already started... I don't think we have any choice other than the "bargain bin", do we? .... What are the other options at this point in the process?

Of the names listed I have to say Scott Player intrigues me more then this bum. I would even go with Gardocki he knows the team and he knows the players. Why are we so high on Detroit rejects? Cut by the Browns, Cut by the Lions and now a Steeler. Something is terribly wrong with this picture.

LasVegasGuy
07-29-2008, 10:07 PM
So let me see if I've got this straight...Sepulveda just went down for the season today and we're already supposed to have a top quality replacement for him?

Is that right?


I would prefer "suitable". Not some clown cut by 2 bottom dwelling teams. We should fly our happy a.s.s. to Australia and pick up some rugby player that can boot the ball over 100 yards. We get a decent punter and the Steelers save some green.

stlrz d
07-29-2008, 10:10 PM
Perhaps they want him for a body right away while they continue to look?

NKySteeler
07-29-2008, 10:14 PM
Why are we so high on Detroit rejects? Cut by the Browns, Cut by the Lions and now a Steeler. Something is terribly wrong with this picture.

...Well, as far as the Detroit players go, Hartings sure turned out to be worth it... :wink:

I do see your point, though.... But hey, just because he's been out of the NFL and kicking in the Arena League doesn't matter.... Didn't Reed spend a bit of time out of pro ball before we signed him? .... The bottom line is that this completely sucks! Sup raised our poor ST rankings quite a bit last season just by his kicking alone.... I really don't know enough about this new cat so as to make any quality statement, so I'll just "wait and see".

RuthlessBurgher
07-29-2008, 11:02 PM
So let me see if I've got this straight...Sepulveda just went down for the season today and we're already supposed to have a top quality replacement for him?

Is that right?


I would prefer "suitable". Not some clown cut by 2 bottom dwelling teams. We should fly our happy a.s.s. to Australia and pick up some rugby player that can boot the ball over 100 yards. We get a decent punter and the Steelers save some green.

Can Chadman punt? :lol:

As long as the rugby fella from down under has perfected Sepulveda's trademark "Aussie Roll" that prevents touchbacks and helps the team down the ball inside the 20 (I believe Sep had 28 punts downed inside the 20 with only 2 touchbacks all season).

stlrz d
07-29-2008, 11:37 PM
So let me see if I've got this straight...Sepulveda just went down for the season today and we're already supposed to have a top quality replacement for him?

Is that right?


I would prefer "suitable". Not some clown cut by 2 bottom dwelling teams. We should fly our happy a.s.s. to Australia and pick up some rugby player that can boot the ball over 100 yards. We get a decent punter and the Steelers save some green.

Can Chadman punt? :lol:

As long as the rugby fella from down under has perfected Sepulveda's trademark "Aussie Roll" that prevents touchbacks and helps the team down the ball inside the 20 (I believe Sep had 28 punts downed inside the 20 with only 2 touchbacks all season).

You are correct.

papillon
07-29-2008, 11:58 PM
There are about 256 D-I colleges (I think) and only 32 NFL football teams, of which, not a single one carries two punters. You would think that there has to be a quality leg out there wanting to work in the NFL.

Our scouting department does get paid, correct? Now would be a good time to earn a paycheck and begin the search for an out of work punter from one the other 224 D-I colleges.

Punting can't be that specialized of a skill that only 32 men can perform this job with any type mastery.

Just my 2 cents...

Pappy

MeetJoeGreene
07-30-2008, 08:27 AM
Perhaps they want him for a body right away while they continue to look?

$$$ :Agree

They need to get someone in camp ASAP to work on those pesky special teams drills.

Maybe he will pan out, maybe he won't, but we can ALWAYS look and get another.. and may even be doing that now.

frankthetank1
07-30-2008, 09:38 AM
I think he was the punter the Browns claimed off waivers before week 1 smackdown of them last year. He sucked in that game IIRC. How the hell does a punter tear an ACL in camp????? Is it just me or does this season have a bad feel to it? I hate this.

Maybe some sort of hyperextention/tear during the actual kick I guess... But it does have a bit of "bad start" feeling.... Sup, Troy, Casey, Kemo....

i thought i read some where that it was an old injury he suffered at baylor and may have been rushed to quickly to return. doesnt every offseason have a bad feel to it? i mean there have been some bad luck around the steelers. ben's accident, jpeezey getting shot and im sure there have been other misfortunes as well. i remember deon figures got shot a long time ago as well