Week Sixteen is complete and just one week remains in the NFL regular season. With a few teams still fighting for the remaining playoff spots, at least one snapper took on a larger role than usual.
In a key game between the Raiders and Chiefs, it was revealed that Raiders snapper Jon Condo played a critical role in two blocked field goals in a game the Raiders ultimately won in overtime. Condo, along with special teams coach John Fassel, saw something during film study that led them to design a formation in which their two biggest defenders pushed through the protection with their hands up on the left side of the line. The tactic worked and the Raiders blocked two field goal attempts, in part because the Chiefs kicker, Ryan Succop, kicks low.
Six different snappers recorded tackles in punt coverage, led by Zak DeOssie (Giants) with two solo tackles. Nick Sundberg (Redskins), Danny Aiken (Patriots) and L.P. LaDouceur (Cowboys) each had solo stops, while Justin Snow (Colts) and Jeremy Cain (Jaguars) had assisted tackles. DeOssie still leads all snappers with ten total tackles, including eight solo. The entire NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week Sixteen is below.
Earlier this week, the Falcons auditioned some rookie snappers, including Corey Adams, Scott Albritton, Patrick Scales and Andrew Schulze.
High school snapper Scott Daly from Downers Grove, Illinois, who will be attending Notre Dame, won the first annual Herbalife 24 Chris Rubio Long Snapper of the Year. Daly was chosen from two other finalists by a committee that includes current and former NFL snappers.