Week Fifteen saw an uncharacteristic poor extra point snap from Rick Lovato of the Eagles and a failed fake punt by the Lions. The fake punt was apparently not authorized by the coaching staff and cost special teams coach Brayden Coombs, in his first year with the team, his job. Marquice Williams will coach the special teams units in Detroit for the final two games.
The Buccaneers had a scare when snapper Zach Triner, along with the team’s kicker and punter, were all placed on the COVID reserve list early this week. However, Triner was cleared and able to snap. The team did add veteran Garrison Sanborn to the practice squad and he is the ninth snapper on a practice squad this week. One other snapper, Lucas Gravelle, had a tryout with the Saints.
A milestone was also reached this week as L.P. Ladouceur of the Cowboys set the record for most NFL games played by a Canadian player at 251, all of which have been consecutive.
The Pro Bowl teams were announced last night, with Morgan Cox (Ravens) selected for his fourth and Tyler Ott (Seahawks) his first. There will be no actual Pro Bowl game this year and Hunter Bradley (Packers) and Kameron Canaday (Steelers) won the first ever fan voting conducted for the snapper position.
In punt coverage, five snappers recorded tackles, with James Winchester (Chiefs) recording a solo and assisted tackle, while Thomas Hennessy (Jets) and Taybor Pepper (Niners) added solo stops. Jacob Bobbenmoyer (Broncos) and Cole Mazza (Chargers) had assisted tackles.
The NFL Long Snappers Chart after Week Fifteen is below.