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« on: Dec 06, 2010 at 13:13 »

Who will it be?  Mitch "The Mitch is Back" Berger? Ex-Brownie Paul Ernster? Could they lure Fatmouth Josh Miller out of retirement?

Stay tuned as we track this eciting story.
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« Reply #1 on: Dec 06, 2010 at 15:22 »

No Berger, please.  No mas!  This is a Mitch-free zone.
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« Reply #2 on: Dec 06, 2010 at 15:53 »

If it's legal, I say they put a guy who can cleanly catch a long snap back beside Suisham, snap it to him, have him hand it to Suisham, let him block and would-be assailants. Suisham did a good job punting. A little slow on the uptake though.



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« Reply #3 on: Dec 06, 2010 at 19:22 »

I saw they brought in two guys I'd never heard of today to take a look at.  I'm too lazy to find a link or check the names.  I was just glad it's not Ernster or Berger.

This Sepulveda injury is a real bummer though, dude was on fire this year.  Gotta wonder if that right knee is gonna be a career-shortening kind of thing.

I say we just let Keisel's beard handle the punting for now and save a roster spot.
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« Reply #4 on: Dec 06, 2010 at 19:33 »

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10340/1108742-100.stm

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/sports/steelers/s_712510.html
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« Reply #5 on: Dec 07, 2010 at 10:02 »



He was beat out by Ernster...and Berger?!?

     ...(takes a long slog of maalox)
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« Reply #6 on: Dec 07, 2010 at 10:38 »



He was beat out by Ernster...and Berger?!?

     ...(takes a long slog of maalox)

But, he has never had a punt blocked in the NFL.
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« Reply #7 on: Dec 07, 2010 at 12:44 »

It's Kapinos.  Probably the better of the two they worked out.

Damn, Wikipedia is fast.
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« Reply #8 on: Dec 07, 2010 at 13:00 »

He'll wear Reed's old number. Probably the same size too.




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« Reply #9 on: Dec 07, 2010 at 13:11 »

Some quick Googling found any number of Packers fans who were of the "he sucks!" commentators. 

Kappy's big year was in GB in 2009 (he had just 6 games out side of that, with the Colts, Packers, and Jets).  In 2009, the Packers ranked 18th in gross average (43.1), tied for 31st in net average (34.1) and were dead last in punts inside the 20 (15).  They also had a new guy as STs coach, so that could explain the differential between gross average and net/i20s. 

Kappy's long punts for the year were 48, 55, 58, and 55 yards, with the 6 outlier games accounting for a grand total of 26 punts.  Still, he had 66 punts in 2009, the year his long was 58, so he's not a boomer like Sepulveda.  Danny's longs have been 59, 60, and 62. 

Going by averages:  Kappy - 42.9, Danny - 43.4.
Net average: Kappy - 34.8, 37.9.
Inside the 20: Kappy - 26 of 92 (28.3%), Danny - 73 of 196 (37.2%). 

As mentioned, nets and i20s rely on the rest of your teams team, so there's that. 
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« Reply #10 on: Dec 07, 2010 at 23:24 »

I was hoping that this guy would have a big leg and could handle kickoffs as well but that is probably not going to happen.  It would be nice to have somone who can actually reach the endzone on kickoffs.
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« Reply #11 on: Dec 07, 2010 at 23:40 »

I was hoping that this guy would have a big leg and could handle kickoffs as well but that is probably not going to happen.  It would be nice to have somone who can actually reach the endzone on kickoffs.

There chances are minimal you'll find a decent punter as an FA after the draft, let alone in mid-December.
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« Reply #12 on: Dec 08, 2010 at 09:18 »

If the football punter talent pool is shallow at this point, why not try to get a goalie from MLS or a better major soccer league? Those dudes kick the shit out of the round ball and have good enough hands to catch the long snap w/ little or no issues.

That said, unless I'm reading Finny's numbers incorrectly, there's barely a statistical drop-off in almost all categories when comparing the new guy against Sepulveda.
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« Reply #13 on: Dec 08, 2010 at 09:48 »

That said, unless I'm reading Finny's numbers incorrectly, there's barely a statistical drop-off in almost all categories when comparing the new guy against Sepulveda.

The biggest loss isn't shown in the statistics and that is the ability to tackle like a linebacker when the rest of the coverage breaks down and only the punter is left to make a play.
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« Reply #14 on: Dec 08, 2010 at 21:31 »

That said, unless I'm reading Finny's numbers incorrectly, there's barely a statistical drop-off in almost all categories when comparing the new guy against Sepulveda.

The biggest loss isn't shown in the statistics and that is the ability to tackle like a linebacker when the rest of the coverage breaks down and only the punter is left to make a play.

That's certainly something to consider and I don't doubt Sepulveda has that ability. However, it may just be escaping me, but I don't recall Sepulveda making this sort of (sacrificial tackling) impact this year.
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« Reply #15 on: Dec 08, 2010 at 22:09 »

That said, unless I'm reading Finny's numbers incorrectly, there's barely a statistical drop-off in almost all categories when comparing the new guy against Sepulveda.

The biggest loss isn't shown in the statistics and that is the ability to tackle like a linebacker when the rest of the coverage breaks down and only the punter is left to make a play.

That's certainly something to consider and I don't doubt Sepulveda has that ability. However, it may just be escaping me, but I don't recall Sepulveda making this sort of (sacrificial tackling) impact this year.

Which means it can't happen in the future.
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« Reply #16 on: Dec 09, 2010 at 08:17 »

That said, unless I'm reading Finny's numbers incorrectly, there's barely a statistical drop-off in almost all categories when comparing the new guy against Sepulveda.

The biggest loss isn't shown in the statistics and that is the ability to tackle like a linebacker when the rest of the coverage breaks down and only the punter is left to make a play.

That's certainly something to consider and I don't doubt Sepulveda has that ability. However, it may just be escaping me, but I don't recall Sepulveda making this sort of (sacrificial tackling) impact this year.

Which means it can't happen in the future.

I miss Jeff Reed's tackling...
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« Reply #17 on: Dec 09, 2010 at 09:07 »

That said, unless I'm reading Finny's numbers incorrectly, there's barely a statistical drop-off in almost all categories when comparing the new guy against Sepulveda.

The biggest loss isn't shown in the statistics and that is the ability to tackle like a linebacker when the rest of the coverage breaks down and only the punter is left to make a play.


That's certainly something to consider and I don't doubt Sepulveda has that ability. However, it may just be escaping me, but I don't recall Sepulveda making this sort of (sacrificial tackling) impact this year.

Which means it can't happen in the future.

I was being generous. I really don't recall this perceived aspect of Sepulveda's game ever really coming into play. We can speculate all we want to about the future, but if Sepulveda making this type of play isn't the norm or something that happens on even the most infrequent of basises (basi?), I for one don't see the new punter's potential inability to tackle (for all we know, he's textbook when it comes to that) as that big of an issue. If he's the last man between the returner and the end zone, and refuses to sacrifice his body like Reed so often did, then I'll be pissed and acknowledge this as a legitimate concern.
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« Reply #18 on: Dec 09, 2010 at 11:36 »

Kapinos went to Penn St. so there's a chance he knows how to tackle.  He's not quite as big Sepulveda but is listed at 6-1 230 so that sounds like he should be able to mix it up.

I saw with my own eyes Sepulveda make a saving tackle.  Granted, it was in preseason, but it happened.  Also, Sepulveda is top 10 in gross and net, and #1 overall in fair catches (#2 in fair catch percentage).  We will see a drop off in the punt game, so it's incumbent on the coverage unit to continue to play well with a lesser punter booting it. 
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« Reply #19 on: Dec 09, 2010 at 12:15 »

Danny's hang time >> Kappy's, I'm guessing.
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« Reply #20 on: Dec 09, 2010 at 19:45 »

Didn't Reggie Roby wear a punter watch out there?

Here's hoping this new guy Kapinos does a better job than that Ernster/The Mitch platoon did in 2008.

Also, Suisham was clutch filling in. Catching it waist high at his side, spinning it, two big steps, dropping it inside the 10 and a big cheesy smile like he was Hines Ward. Baltimore fans, who weren't our murdering, had to be mad as hell. Almost blocked every one.
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« Reply #21 on: Dec 10, 2010 at 02:16 »

yea, you got to give it to him.  Comes in, kicks 4 field goals and then has to punt and pulls it all off.  not bad.
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« Reply #22 on: Dec 10, 2010 at 15:15 »

yea, you got to give it to him.  Comes in, kicks 4 field goals and then has to punt and pulls it all off.  not bad.

Totally clutch.  Loved it.

To Penso's point, I also think keeping Danny is key for his punting ability less than his tackling, although that's an added bonus.

That and he's hotter than butter on a biscuit.
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