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Old 11-05-2011, 05:08 PM   #11
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Default Re: Kapinos signed; Sepulveda on IR again

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Yeah, he did fine last year. He doesn't have the leg that Sepulveda has (which I guess is a good thing ), but he's no slouch. All we need is someone serviceable...and Kapinos is certainly that.
The drop-off may not be that much, assuming Kapinos does not get a punt blocked while he adjusts to game conditions

Ed. B. of the P-G (who from day one criticized the Steelers trading up to pick Sepulveda - a spot on position in hindsight) wrote back in August that he thought Kapinos might be the 2011 punter rather than Sepulveda

After Sepulveda re-signed with the Steelers this summer as a free agent, it was a foregone conclusion that he would return to punt for them after his second ACL surgery in two years.

No one bothered to ask Kapinos what he thought.

Kapinos signed to punt for them last December after Sepulveda's knee injury, and he did so through the Super Bowl. It's down to the wire now on which one they will keep.

Some other team is going to get a good punter for nothing early next week because the Steelers cannot keep both. The signs were ominous Thursday night in Charlotte for Sepulveda.

It's not just that Kapinos booted both of his punts 63 yards, one without a return, and had a net average of 59 yards compared to Sepulveda's two that averaged 40.5 gross, 31.5 net.

The other bad sign for Sepulveda was Kapinos held the ball for No. 1 kicker Shaun Suisham while Sepulveda held for backup kicker Waters, who was cut Friday.

Why would Mike Tomlin not have Sepulveda holding for Suisham unless his job were in serious jeopardy?

Sepulveda and Suisham were together for just two games last season, and they needed all the real-time practice they could get. Thursday night was the perfect opportunity, and they did not do it.

It looked more as if Tomlin were getting Kapinos ready to hold for the regular season and be his punter.

Either way, someone will get a good kicker off the waiver wire or as a free agent.


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Old 11-05-2011, 05:08 PM   #12
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Default Re: Kapinos signed; Sepulveda on IR again

let's just not use a 4th rd pick on a punter again please - can get a good one in 7th or by tryout lol

In all seriousness though - I wish the dude well, he was a nice addition but we know what type of business the NFL is - and it is especially unkind to special team lifers
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Default Re: Kapinos signed; Sepulveda on IR again

Shame, the guy gets injured easily, he was having a good season too. Kapinos will do fine.
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This could be a blessing! More pressure on the offense to keep the punt count down!
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Default Re: Kapinos signed; Sepulveda on IR again

I think this is it for Sepulveda. You just can't be worrying about your punters health every year. 3rd season out of 4 he's missing major time. He's done with us. Kapinos played well last year and should do fine. I'd like to see us ease him in and have him ride the bench all day Sunday.

Thank god we have Kapinos as an option. Berger and Ernster are available I believe.
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Default Re: Kapinos signed; Sepulveda on IR again

I can't take it anymore. Injured ALL the time. As a punter.
I loved Sep, but it just isn't worth it anymore. Release him. We'll be fine.

Is he made of glass or something?
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I think this is it for Sepulveda. You just can't be worrying about your punters health every year. 3rd season out of 4 he's missing major time. He's done with us. Kapinos played well last year and should do fine. I'd like to see us ease him in and have him ride the bench all day Sunday.

Thank god we have Kapinos as an option. Berger and Ernster are available I believe.
Berger and Ernster should be censored words on here.

I agree with you though...Kapinos will do fine. We don't need a perfect punter, just a decent one.
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Kap will be fine punting!But can he throw for a first down?
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Default Re: Kapinos signed; Sepulveda on IR again

I wanted to VOMIT when I read this. Oh the pain, the pain of it all. :-(
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My God. Even our hunter is kn IR!!!
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