Week Four in Review

The NFL season has completed the first quarter and special teams have played a key role in many games.  For example, the Lions became the first team since 1940 to allow a kick return and punt return in consecutive games, putting the spotlight on special teams coach Danny Crossman.  The Lions have stated that his job is safe.

Jon Dorenbos of the Eagles was able to overcome a high ankle sprain and snapped effectively against the Giants and even recorded a tackle in punt coverage.  In the event Dorenbos could not snap, the Eagles signed Kyle Nelson, who was in camp with the Niners, to the practice squad earlier in the week.

Other snappers to record solo tackles this week in addition to Dorenbos were Mike Windt (Chargers), Cullen Loeffler (Vikings), Clark Harris (Bengals), John Denney (Dolphins), Jon Condo (Raiders).  Tanner Purdum of the Jets added an assisted tackle.  Through the first four games, Harris leads all NFL snappers with three solo tackles in punt coverage.

The NFL Long Snappers Chart through Week Four is below.

Week Four NFL Long Snappers Chart

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