Today’s Eagles game deserves a special blog post by itself. Eagles snapper Jon Dorenbos, who was playing in his 162nd consecutive game, injured his wrist on a third quarter punt. Unable to return, tight end Brent Celek is the backup snapper, but immediately had a poor short snap that prevented a field goal attempt.
Celek was injured shortly after his snap and forced the Eagles to do sideline auditions for a third snapper. Among the candidates were Bryan Braman, Mychal Kendricks and Trey Burton. Burton was chosen to snap on a field goal and, although the snap was a bit high, the kick was good.
Most teams have an emergency plan in place when the regular snapper goes down. However, those emergency snappers do not get much work during the season and are often forced into difficult snapping situations very quickly. Remarkably, the Eagles were able to deal with the loss of their primary snapper and emergency snapper.