Monthly Archives: October 2014

Week Eight in Review

Week Eight in the NFL is complete and included the return to the NFL for Kevin McDermott.  McDermott, who made the Niners as a rookie free agent last year before being cut before the regular season this year, replaced injured … Continue reading

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Arkansas Long Snapper Catches Touchdown Pass

Arkansas long snapper Alan D’Appollonio had the day that most snappers can only dream about on Saturday.  In the second quarter against Alabama-Birmingham, Arkansas was facing fourth down from the UAB 6 yard line. On the fourth down play, Arkansas offensive lineman Sebastian … Continue reading

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FXFL Season Underway

The new Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL) has started and aims to provide a developmental platform for the NFL.  The league hopes to beat the odds and avoid the fate of other failed leagues, such as the XFL and UFL. The FXFL features four … Continue reading

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Week Seven in Review

Week Seven brought the first significant injury at the snapping position this season.  Although John Denney (Dolphins) and Garrison Sanborn (Bills) suffered injuries in Week Six, both were able to snap without incident this weekend.  However, Morgan Cox of the … Continue reading

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NFL Long Snappers List on Twitter

Last September, I debuted a Twitter list I created containing only the tweets of active NFL long snappers.  For those interested, click the link below and you can subscribe to this list. https://twitter.com/longsnapcom/lists/nfl-long-snappers Of the 32 current NFL snappers, just four do not … Continue reading

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Field Goal Controversy in Thursday Night Football

Last night’s game between the Jets and Patriots has caused a bit of a controversy with a long snapper in the middle of it.  A 58-yard field goal attempt by Nick Folk of the Jets was blocked, giving the Patriots … Continue reading

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Week Six in Review

Week Six produced more big special teams plays, including multiple blocked kicks and punts.  However, the snapping issues in Cleveland appear to have been resolved, as Christian Yount has rebounded and even added an assisted tackle this week in punt coverage, his second … Continue reading

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