Monthly Archives: November 2010

Week Twelve in Review

Week Twelve is in the books and Saints rookie snapper Justin Drescher made his NFL debut on Thursday.  Only the Patriots (two), Saints (three) and Chargers (five) have used different snappers this season. Clark Harris of the Bengals had a solo … Continue reading

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Week Eleven in Review

Week Eleven brought a snapping change that proved to be a temporary one.  The Saints were forced to put veteran snapper Jason Kyle on injured reserve just prior to Sunday’s game and signed former Patriot snapper Jake Ingram on short … Continue reading

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Week Ten In Review

Week Ten of the NFL season is complete.  Matt Katula made his snapping debut this season with the Patriots on Sunday night.  Other than the Patriots move, the snapping position has remained stable.  Just one snapper, Lonie Paxton of the … Continue reading

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Gosselin Draft Watch Features Two Snappers

Rick Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News is mentioned here frequently, as he does an excellent job of covering the NFL  generally and special teams play in particular through his end of season ranking of each special teams unit.  In … Continue reading

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Pats Waive Ingram and Sign Katula; Extension for DeOssie

The first snapping move of the regular season that did not involve the Chargers occurred today, as the Patriots waived second-year snapper Jake Ingram and added veteran Matt Katula, who was released by the Ravens in training camp.  Ingram had … Continue reading

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Week Nine in Review

Week Nine is complete and featured yet another punting issue when a San Diego punt was deflected against the Texans.  This time, the Chargers were able to overcome the error.   Snappers Mike Leach (Arizona) and Thomas Gafford (Kansas City) each … Continue reading

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More on Special Teams Play

Special teams play has been critical this season and there are more numbers and theories to document and explain this development.  The Chargers lost four games to kicking game issues and a number of other games have turned on this critical aspect of … Continue reading

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