Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers


Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Steelers

An important history lesson for you TRUE Steelers fans!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 01-06-2008, 01:21 PM   #1
Mosca
Team President
Supporter
 
Mosca's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Mountain Top, PA
Posts: 2,397
Gender: Male
Member Number: 1751
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Sepulveda's last punt of the season...

Am I the only one who expected a boomer out of our highly touted 4th round linebacker/kicker? Before the snap I was saying it to MJ; "We neded it here, if ever you want to prove you were worth it Danny Boy, Aussie roll one to the 5 yard line!" And then we get... a low 40 yarder*? WTF? With a 16 yard return??????

I dunno. I wanted to see that Ray Guy award under pressure. The guy is good, but I didn't seen anything that I thought is game changing this year. I wanted to see The Bionic Leg, at least a couple times.

*Gamebook said it was a 40 yarder, I had it as 39.
Mosca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 01:31 PM   #2
Atlanta Dan
Resigned
Supporter
 
Atlanta Dan's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 15,446
Member Number: 728
Thanks: 2,664
Thanked 8,520 Times in 3,752 Posts
Default Re: Sepulveda's last punt of the season...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mosca View Post
Am I the only one who expected a boomer out of our highly touted 4th round linebacker/kicker? Before the snap I was saying it to MJ; "We neded it here, if ever you want to prove you were worth it Danny Boy, Aussie roll one to the 5 yard line!" And then we get... a low 40 yarder*? WTF? With a 16 yard return??????

I dunno. I wanted to see that Ray Guy award under pressure. The guy is good, but I didn't seen anything that I thought is game changing this year. I wanted to see The Bionic Leg, at least a couple times.

*Gamebook said it was a 40 yarder, I had it as 39.
Sep kicked similar punts at the end of the Cleveland game at Heinz and in the OT against the Jets with similarly unfavorable return results ; only a sketchy holding call kept the Browns from taking over around the Steelers 40 on their last drive

Nothing disastrous this season but few game changing punts in crucial situations that justified trading up for a 4th round pick to get Sep.

Part of a draft where the only apparent potential standout based on this year's play is Woodley - not encouraging for a team that has some major holes to fill
Atlanta Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 01:36 PM   #3
MasterOfPuppets
Living Legend
Supporter
 
MasterOfPuppets's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 14,474
Gender: Male
Member Number: 1990
Thanks: 969
Thanked 4,307 Times in 1,829 Posts
Default Re: Sepulveda's last punt of the season...

i've been thinkin the same thing all season !!! where the hell were the 55 - 60 yd punts he was rippin off in preseason ? he was pretty good this year in puttin them inside the 20, but i didn't see much of the touted leg strengh. he's looked pretty avg to me. and while were on the subject, what happend to those kickoffs that reed was driving in the endzone at the beginning of the season?
__________________
“If tyranny and oppression come to this land it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.” ― James Madison

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." - Thomas Jefferson

"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first." -Thomas Jefferson

"The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers." - Thomas Jefferson

MasterOfPuppets is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 02:18 PM   #4
Stlr4ever
Draft Prospect
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 73
Member Number: 7925
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Sepulveda's last punt of the season...

That last punt put our defense in an extremely difficult position. I knew it wouldn't take much for the Jags to get into FG position. When they have a big&strong OL and a QB that can run like a RB, the outcome was hardly surprising. Our punter should be ashamed of himself for that sissy type of punt. If anything he should have booted the ball into the end zone. You just can't give the opponent that kind of FP when the game is on the line. We can't blame the Defense; they played their hearts out.
Stlr4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 02:20 PM   #5
fansince'76
Living Legend
Supporter
 

Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 17,665
Member Number: 1984
Thanks: 290
Thanked 1,421 Times in 514 Posts
Default Re: Sepulveda's last punt of the season...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stlr4ever View Post
Our punter should be ashamed of himself for that sissy type of punt. If anything he should have booted the ball into the end zone.
An 80-yard+ punt? Right.
fansince'76 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 02:33 PM   #6
SanAntonio'sHomes
Water Boy
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 20
Member Number: 7992
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Sepulveda's last punt of the season...

My only question to this whole point is why he didnt kick the ball out of bounds. Directional kicking/coffin corner punts have disappeared in the league today. Kicking out of bounds in that situation would have at least saved us the 16yds on the return.
SanAntonio'sHomes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 02:42 PM   #7
Stlr4ever
Draft Prospect
 

Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 73
Member Number: 7925
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Sepulveda's last punt of the season...

Quote:
Originally Posted by fansince'76 View Post
An 80-yard+ punt? Right.
Nope, at least 50-55 yards. Sep kicked several short punts. When we are playing a team like the Jags, the last thing we can afford to do is give them good FPs consistently.
Stlr4ever is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 02:53 PM   #8
Da Steeler Soprano
Draft Prospect
 
Da Steeler Soprano's Avatar
 

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 112
Member Number: 3285
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Sepulveda's last punt of the season...

2 words...Special Teams Every single player on ST is horrible
__________________


"If I could live my life over I would be a professional football player, and you damn well better believe I would be a Pittsburgh Steeler." - Jack Lambert
Da Steeler Soprano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 03:01 PM   #9
HometownGal
Living Legend
 
HometownGal's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: The Burgh
Posts: 21,479
Gender: Female
Member Number: 2413
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Sepulveda's last punt of the season...

I think for a rookie punter, Sep did a pretty good job. He finished in the middle of the pack in the NFL with a 42.4 avg and more than half of his punts were downed inside the 20/10 YL's. I thought he had pretty good hang time on the majority of his punts, as well. Unfortunately, with the lackluster play of our ST's, his stats suffered.
__________________


The Anti-Wahoo
HometownGal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2008, 03:15 PM   #10
OneForTheToe
Living Legend
 
OneForTheToe's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Steeler Nation
Posts: 3,360
Gender: Male
Member Number: 2408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Re: Sepulveda's last punt of the season...

Well, he has never had a kick blocked in the NFL.


On another note, I have noticed that his kicks have been shorter the last few weeks. Maybe he has a tired leg? Remember how Ben said his arm turned into a noodle by the end of his rookie year. Next year there will be no need to kick 60 yarders in the preseason - save the leg for when it counts. Still, he has been very good overall - especially with regard to placing the ball inside the 20.
OneForTheToe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts