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It was nice knowing you, Mitch Berger. We'll always have that botched snap and subsequent game-altering safety against the Giants. But why am I bidding Mr. Berger adieu? Because he's just been replaced by Paul Ernster.

Proving once again that it's never a good idea to get hurt if you're an NFL player, it was ultimately Berger's bum hamstring that did him in. Well, that and the fact that he was 28th in the NFL in net punting.

But the punting duties are now fully in the hands of Ernster, who was cut in training camp after filling in, ironically, for another injured Steeler punter, Daniel Sepulveda. I'm sure he'll re-write the Steeler record books.

In other Stiller news, Large Benjamin's MRI showed nothing different from his 100 other MRIs this season, so he's listed as day-to-day and hoping to play on Sunday. While he's not in danger of being released a la Berger, he's already been a victim of the time-tested art of "Pittsburgh talk show callers suggesting the backup QB should start" syndrome.

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1 comment:

Broke But Still Drinking said...

The punter's NFL career is so grueling it's no surprise they don't expect them to return after such major setbacks. I wonder if their rehab consists of cheerleading from hospital beds and sitting on tiny helmet-like objects do get their hamstring comfortable again.