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drprwnap
12-07-2010, 01:09 PM
Just posted on Facebook:

Sepulveda to IR. New punter is Jeremy Kapinos of Penn State. Only full NFL season was '09 in GB; 43.8 avg on 66 punts. 42.9 career avg.

SteelCrazy
12-07-2010, 01:32 PM
Not a bad average. Wonder why he wasn't brought back? Probably cant down it inside the 20, so everything will stay the same for us.

RuthlessBurgher
12-07-2010, 01:39 PM
There has always been a Penn State player on the Steelers roster for each of their Super Bowl championship seasons.

There hasn't been anyone on the roster from PSU this season.

I thought maybe we'd re-sign Sean McHugh to fill that Nittany Lion void if Heath or Spaeth were unable to play following their concussions.

But Kapinos as our punter qualifies! Book your flights and hotels today in order to be in Dallas on 2-6-11!!! :tt2 :tt1

Oviedo
12-07-2010, 01:39 PM
Not a bad average. Wonder why he wasn't brought back? Probably cant down it inside the 20, so everything will stay the same for us.

Sepulveda had 16 punts "inside the 20" out of 56. That is 28.5%. That is very respectable is not great.

RuthlessBurgher
12-07-2010, 01:41 PM
It's interesting that it's another left footed punter. I hope the ACL in his right leg is nice and strong.

http://rotq.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/kapinos2.jpg

Ghost
12-07-2010, 01:42 PM
Not a bad average. Wonder why he wasn't brought back? Probably cant down it inside the 20, so everything will stay the same for us.

Sepulveda had 16 punts "inside the 20" out of 56. That is 28.5%. That is very respectable is not great.

Without knowing how many of those had a legitimate chance to get inside the 20 that stat doesn't tell you too much. How many times would it have taken a 60 yarder to get there?

proudpittsburgher
12-07-2010, 01:45 PM
It's interesting that it's another left footed punter. I hope the ACL in his right leg is nice and strong.

http://rotq.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/kapinos2.jpg

This is reaching on my part, but I wonder how different it is to catch the ball from a left-footed punter vs. a right-footed one? Spin would seemingly be the other direction but I don't know how much of a difference that makes.

SanAntonioSteelerFan
12-07-2010, 02:01 PM
It's interesting that it's another left footed punter. I hope the ACL in his right leg is nice and strong.

http://rotq.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/kapinos2.jpg

This is reaching on my part, but I wonder how different it is to catch the ball from a left-footed punter vs. a right-footed one? Spin would seemingly be the other direction but I don't know how much of a difference that makes.

That ball looks like it's coming up sideways ... shouldn't it be vertical with some spin on it? Is his publicity photo a muffed punt? :lol:

Starlifter
12-07-2010, 02:08 PM
I hope we never find out about his ACL. in all honesty, I don't want my punter (or kicker) doing anything more than forcing a guy out of bounds with his hands or simply trying to 'herd' the returner to someone else for the tackle. When you have a position that has no backup on the team, it's just not worth it trying to make a tackle. Remember JH trying to long snap? We couldn't attempt a kick for the rest of that game. Just snap the ball and kick it. nothing else thank you very much.

papillon
12-07-2010, 02:17 PM
It's interesting that it's another left footed punter. I hope the ACL in his right leg is nice and strong.

http://rotq.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/kapinos2.jpg

This is reaching on my part, but I wonder how different it is to catch the ball from a left-footed punter vs. a right-footed one? Spin would seemingly be the other direction but I don't know how much of a difference that makes.

I would think that the flight of the football from a right footed punter would tend to tail to the returner's left and a punt from a left footed punter would tail to the returner's right. The ball would certainly spin in an opposite direction as well. I don't know if that makes it any more difficult to catch or not.

Pappy

jj28west
12-07-2010, 08:33 PM
I know for the most part stats could be deceiving based on the case you want to make but this guy has the distinct honor of being the worst ranked punter in 2009.

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/extra- ... nters-2009 (http://www.footballoutsiders.com/extra-points/2010/stat-day-best-punters-2009)

skyhawk
12-07-2010, 09:17 PM
I know for the most part stats could be deceiving based on the case you want to make but this guy has the distinct honor of being the worst ranked punter in 2009.

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/extra- ... nters-2009 (http://www.footballoutsiders.com/extra-points/2010/stat-day-best-punters-2009)

Naturally. :lol:

Suisham was widely regarded as the worse kicker (by this board) in the league too. But hey, stats don't lie ;)

RuthlessBurgher
12-07-2010, 10:48 PM
I know for the most part stats could be deceiving based on the case you want to make but this guy has the distinct honor of being the worst ranked punter in 2009.

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/extra- ... nters-2009 (http://www.footballoutsiders.com/extra-points/2010/stat-day-best-punters-2009)

That would only make sense. There are only 32 NFL punting jobs available. Guys at the bottom end of that spectrum tend to get replaced. There is a reason he has been out of a job for all but 1 game this season. If he were an above average punter, he would be on someone's roster already, not available as a free agent in December. I'm not expecting this kid to launch 60+ yard punts from the back of his own end zone at critical times during games. I'm just hoping that he's better than Berger and Ernster.