Monthly Archives: January 2016

Snappers Drafted into New Football League

For a long snapper that does not make an NFL team, other playing options are very limited.  The Canadian Football League uses non-import snappers and indoor leagues do not need a punt snapper.  Recent attempts to establish other outdoor leagues, such as the … Continue reading

Posted in FXFL, MLFB, NFL, UFL

Mike Leach Retires

The NFL lost a veteran snapper today, as Mike Leach of the Cardinals retired after 16 NFL seasons.  In his retirement statement, which was re-tweeted this morning on the Longsnap.com Twitter feed (@longsnapcom), Leach noted that an NFL player usually does not get … Continue reading

Posted in NFL, Snapping in the Media, Transactions

NFL Special Teams Coaching Changes

An annual blog post at Longsnap.com this time of year is the story summarizing the game of musical changes at the special teams coaching position.  To date, it looks like there will only be five changes. Below are the changes so … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, NFL

Draft Prospect Snappers Selected for All-Star Games

Although the NFL playoffs are continuing, every NFL teams is also busy scouting some of the top college prospects for the 2016 NFL Draft at various all-star games.  Two of the three premier games, the Senior Bowl and NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, … Continue reading

Posted in College, NFL, NFL Draft

Cox and Weeks Pro Bowl Snappers

The Packers and Chiefs will be the coaching staffs for the Pro Bowl and each must select a “need” player.  Of course, that need player must be a snapper and the Chiefs chose Morgan Cox of the Ravens, while the … Continue reading

Posted in NFL, Snapping in the Media

Ravens Top Annual ST Rankings by Rick Gosselin

A tradition around this time of year is the release of Rick Gosselin’s annual NFL special teams rankings.  Every season, Gosselin of The Dallas Morning News ranks each team in 22 special teams categories and assigns points from one for the … Continue reading

Posted in NFL, Snapping in the Media

Den Bleyker Wins High School Long Snapper Award

Johnny Den Bleyker, a high school senior long snapper from California, won the Chris Rubio Long Snapper of the Year Award as the best high school snapper.  Den Bleyker received the award last night at a ceremony in Las Vegas … Continue reading

Posted in College, High School

Week Seventeen in Review

The NFL regular season is now complete.  A very steady year to start at the snapping position was disrupted during the final few weeks.  Starting in Week Thirteen, a snapping changes due to performance with the Bears was followed by changes due … Continue reading

Posted in NFL, Tackles, Transactions

Finalists Announced for Rubio Long Snapper of the Year Award

Recently, the three finalists for the Chris Rubio Long Snapper of the Year Award were announced.  One winner will be selected in Las Vegas on January 15, 2016. This year, the three finalists are Johnny Den Bleyker (Class of 2016), … Continue reading

Posted in College, High School

Giants Add Ott; Aiken to IR

It looks like there will be one final regular season change at the snapping position, as the Giants signed Tyler Ott yesterday to replace Danny Aiken.  Aiken suffered a reported thumb injury and was placed on injured reserve. Aiken snapped the … Continue reading

Posted in NFL, Transactions