Monthly Archives: August 2015

Snapping Moves at the First Mandatory Cut

Although NFL teams must be down to 75 players by tomorrow, most have already made substantial cuts.  Not surprisingly, the snapping position was heavily impacted. Snappers that have been waived in the last day or two include Patrick Scales (Ravens), Rick … Continue reading

Posted in NFL, Transactions

Loeffler Released by Vikings

There was some big snapping news today as it was announced that the Vikings have released their longest-tenured player, Cullen Loeffler.  Loeffler has been the snapper in Minnesota since 2004, but lost the job to Kevin McDermott in a tightly … Continue reading

Posted in NFL, Transactions

Analysis of the New PAT Rule

The new 33-yard extra point is now in effect in the NFL. For those looking for an in-depth analysis of how this will impact NFL games and the various scenarios the rule creates, look no further than an exhaustive evaluation  … Continue reading

Posted in NFL

NFL Snapping Update

With the first week of the NFL preseason complete, there have been two recent snapping transactions.  The Saints waived rookie Chris Highland, who handled all of the snaps in their first preseason game.  The move likely means Justin Drescher, who … Continue reading

Posted in NFL, Transactions

Big Week for College Trick Shot Videos

Although NFL preseason games have begun, it was two trick shot videos from college snappers that got major attention this week.  It started with Buffalo’s Corbin Grassman and was followed closely by Nolan Dowling of Western Kentucky. Sports Illustrated did a nice summary … Continue reading

Posted in College, Snapping in the Media

Bruce DeHaven Coaches Despite Cancer Diagnosis

Peter King of The MMQB featured the story of veteran special teams coach Bruce DeHaven in his Monday Morning Quarterback column today.  Known as one of the best special teams coaches in NFL history, DeHaven was recently diagnosed with prostate cancer but … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching

Another Great Long Snapper Story

It seems like there is another amazing story about a long snapper every few weeks.  From high school, to college and the NFL, almost every long snapper seems to have a compelling element to their journey. Chris Rubio of Rubio Long … Continue reading

Posted in High School