Week Fourteen was an eventful one at the special teams position. As noted in yesterday’s blog post, Matt Prater of the Broncos kicked an NFL record 64 yard field goal, aided by a great snap from Aaron Brewer.
There was also a key blocked punt by the Jets against the Raiders that was recovered for a touchdown. After the game, a number of stories about the block described how the Jets special teams coach Ben Kotwica noted in film study that snapper Jon Condo did not drop back fully to block after snaps. The Jets were able to exploit that fact when coming after the punt.
After the Texans lost to the Jaguars on Thursday Night Football, the Texans fired their head coach as well as long-time special team coach Joe Marciano. Marciano has been replaced by assistant Bob Ligashesky, who has prior experience as a special teams coach.
Five snappers recorded tackles in punt coverage this week, as Andrew Economos (Bucs), JJ Jansen (Panthers), Matt Overton (Colts) and Zak DeOssie (Giants) had solo tackles, while John Denney (Dolphins) added an assisted tackle.
The NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week Fourteen is below.