http://www.denverpost.com/search/ci_4498829 Sauerbrun: "I want to be a Bronco again" By Bill Williamson Denver Post Staff Writer Article Last Updated: 10/16/2006 12:21:28 AM MDT In his first public comments since being released, the enigmatic Todd Sauerbrun expressed surprising feelings toward the team that cut him last week. The former Pro Bowl punter is not mad at the Broncos for their decision to cut him in favor of Paul Ernster, who punted in the first four games after Sauerbrun was suspended by the NFL for using a banned dietary substance. "I'm not upset at all with the team. I love the Broncos," Sauerbrun said. "I miss being a Bronco already. The hardest part of this is not not having a job, but having to leave the Broncos. It's feels like my guts are being pulled out. It hurts so bad." Sauerbrun's heart is so deeply attached to Denver, he said, it is his goal to become the Broncos punter once again. "That's all I think about," Sauerbrun said. "I want to be a Bronco again. That's the reason why I want to get into the league again. I want to prove to the Broncos that I can stay out of trouble and play well. I want to be a Bronco and I'll do what it takes." Sauerbrun hopes to hear from other NFL teams soon. His agent, David Canter, said last week he thought Sauerbrun wasn't getting any calls because teams were focusing on Sauerbrun's off-field issues rather than his punting. Sauerbrun said he agrees with his agent's assessment. Denver cut Sauerbrun when his four-game suspension ended Tuesday. The NFL suspension was handed down in July, and Ernster performed well in Sauerbrun's absence. Sauerbrun said he was surprised that he was cut and he was saddened when talking to head coach Mike Shanahan and general manager Ted Sundquist. "I wanted to hug those guys when I left," Sauerbrun said. "Anywhere else and I would have probably been glad. But it's like I'm leaving family. ... Hopefully I'll be coming back sometime, though."