Colts punter Pat McAfee's drunken dip in the Broadripple canal last week cost him a game check and has him suspended by the team for their Week Eight meeting against the Texans. Filling in for McAfee will be former Packers punter Jeremy Kapinos. The Colts signed Kapinos today.
From the Indianapolis Star:
Kapinos, 26, is entering his fourth season in the NFL. He spent the past two seasons with Green Bay, and was the Packers' full-time punter in 2009. Kapinos averaged 43.8 yards on 66 punts last season.
Prior to his arrest, McAfee was averaging 44.7 yards per punt in 2010. Kapinos had a punt blocked last season had 10 touchbacks. He played all 16 games with the Packers last season. If you follow Football Outsiders, their numbers system suggest Kapinos is, quite simply, the worst punter in football.
From Total Packers:
Green Bay Packers punter Jeremy Kapinos was put on notice on more than one occasion during the 2009 season. Kapinos was so bad, Packers coach Mike McCarthy felt the need to publicly call him out twice.
Kapinos responded with… well, he managed to keep his job even though he probably had no business doing so.
Football Outsiders released their rankings for punters earlier this week and guess who finished last (or first! if the list is for NFL’s worst punter): Jeremy Kapinos.
Kapinos was fairly average if you look at his gross average. He finished 16th in the league in average at 43.8, but where he was really terrible is net average. Kapinos finished a putrid 33rd with a 34.1 net average. Additionally, he had only 15 punts inside the 20 (31st) and seven punts that were fair catches (33rd), while recording 10 touchbacks (2nd).
We only need him for one game. Hopefully, he won't screw things up too much.