Considering the knee problems that have plagued Punter Danny Sepulveda, can the Steelers really afford to stick with him another year? Even if they really want too, is it the best move for the team?
For his career, Sepulveda averages a long of 43.4 yds per punt, and net average of 37.9. In 2010, during the first 12 games his longest punt was 62 yds. His average long was 45.5 and a net average of 39.1
Danny finished 2010 ranked 7th in the league in punting for net yds. Even if you look at the 2010 top Punter in terms of net average, Mat McBriar of the Cowboys, his net average was 41.7 yds per punt with a long average of 47.9 yds.
Looking at those stats you can see that when DSep is healthy, he's a good punter. However the coaches have to wonder if they can keep him around for another year and risk having to look for a Punter midway through the season again. If you release him maybe you gain a few more yards per punt, but more importantly perhaps you are able to keep the same player all year long at that position.
I like Sepulveda a lot, he's a fan favorite and overall a good player. I would like to see him stick around but coaches may be on their last leg with him.
For the record, Jeremy Kapinos, who's also on the roster this preseason had a net average of 32.3 and long average of 41.1