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CloakNNNdagger
07-30-2008, 11:24 AM
Pittsburgh Steelers punter Daniel Sepulveda tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee for the second time in three years. He is expected to miss the season.

Sepulveda tore the ligament on the first day of practice Monday.

The Steelers used the undrafted rookie kicker Julian Rauch of Appalachian State as their practice punter Tuesday, and also claimed the former Denver punter Paul Ernster on waivers from Detroit.

The Steelers traded a sixth-round draft pick last year to move up in the fourth round and draft Sepulveda, a former Baylor star who is the only two-time winner of the Ray Guy award as the nation’s top college punter. The Steelers had drafted only one other punter in their history.

Sepulveda averaged 42.4 yards and placed 28 of 68 punts inside the 20 as a rookie last season.

Important loss, maybe a difference maker in Texans opener.

brakos82
07-30-2008, 05:51 PM
Is Stanley still floating around the NFL? :thinking:

Ole Miss Texan
07-30-2008, 06:29 PM
Important loss, maybe a difference maker in Texans opener.

They should be punting alot during game 1 at least... :)

HOU-TEX
07-31-2008, 10:45 AM
How does a punter tear an ACL? :thinking:

Seńor Stan
07-31-2008, 11:16 AM
They should be punting alot during game 1 at least... :)

or turning the ball over a lot.

I personally am hoping that their Kickoff Return team gets a lot of time on the field.

Texan_Bill
07-31-2008, 11:19 AM
How does a punter tear an ACL? :thinking:

Did you see how graceful Matt Turk was last year in San Diego??

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20071029/images/sp-texans.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/05OygPB5MG5X9/610x.jpg

I'm surprised he didn't blow something out...

HOU-TEX
07-31-2008, 11:39 AM
Did you see how graceful Matt Turk was last year in San Diego??


I'm surprised he didn't blow something out...

Great! Thanks for bringing that game up. That game sucked!!

Point taken, but in practice??:thinking:

The Pencil Neck
07-31-2008, 11:52 AM
Great! Thanks for bringing that game up. That game sucked!!

Point taken, but in practice??:thinking:

A bad plant.

HOU-TEX
07-31-2008, 12:10 PM
A bad plant.

Yeah, that's about the only thing I could think of. :thinking:

TexansLucky13
07-31-2008, 12:17 PM
Did you see how graceful Matt Turk was last year in San Diego??

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20071029/images/sp-texans.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/05OygPB5MG5X9/610x.jpg

I'm surprised he didn't blow something out...

You just had to bring that up, didn't you?

:shots:

I've been trying to forget that game.

mexican_texan
07-31-2008, 03:21 PM
That's what he gets for going to Baylor.

Shaft75
07-31-2008, 03:22 PM
I misread the title to this thread...

"Steelers lose Punter to ACLU"

It sounds pretty intriguing!

CloakNNNdagger
07-31-2008, 03:36 PM
How does a punter tear an ACL? :thinking:

Try accidently kicking the ground.............it doesn't move........but your knee does.:thinking:

Texan_Bill
07-31-2008, 03:36 PM
Try accidently kicking the ground.............it doesn't move........but your knee does.:thinking:

The divets from my golf game beg to differ.... :gun:

eriadoc
07-31-2008, 03:37 PM
Did you see how graceful Matt Turk was last year in San Diego??

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20071029/images/sp-texans.jpg

http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/05OygPB5MG5X9/610x.jpg

I'm surprised he didn't blow something out...

Booo, Bill! Next thing you know, you'll be typing up a recap of the '05 season. No thanks!

Specnatz
07-31-2008, 04:02 PM
The divets from my golf game beg to differ.... :gun:

Have you thought about hitting the little white ball instead of the ground?