Plenty of restricted free agents are upset about the fact that they won’t get a chance to change teams once the 2010 league year begins.
Packers punter Jeremy Kapinos is pissed that his team isn’t exercising its ability to hold him in place.
Kapinos is an exclusive-rights free agent, but the Packers are letting him go by not extending a qualifying offer to him.
“I assume somebody needs to be held accountable or sacrificed for the
net and [inside-the-20] production,” Kapinos told Tom Pelissero of the Green Bay Press-Gazette via text message. “While I do admit I needed to improve and I was
at fault for some of it, I won’t agree with anyone I was the lone
liability. I think it’s very irresponsible to place the blame on one
person. [Special teams] won’t improve if that’s the philosophy, I would
hope there is a sense of accountability across the board. . . .
“[I just] think somebody needed to go down,” Kapinos said. “I believe I can
and will improve, already taken steps, lost 15 [pounds] and have been
doing my drills. NFL is a journey and I look forward to the next step,
I believe I’ll get another chance this year.”
Kapinos became the punter late in the 2008 season, and he held the job in 2009.
On a brighter note, they say the UFL might be expanding. And the AFL is coming back.