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NFL Special Teams coaching news

Week Eight in Review

Week Eight of the NFL regular season is complete and without any significant injuries or performance concerns at the snapping position. The only snapping change so far was in Tampa Bay after Zack Triner was placed on injured reserve following … Continue reading

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Week Six in Review

Week Six brought more stability to the kicking position after 14 missed field goals and 13 missed extra points last week. Rich Bisaccia made his debut as the interim Head Coach of the Raiders and won his first game. Bisaccia … Continue reading

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Week Five in Review

Week Five was a crazy one for kickers and missed kicks. Heading into Sunday Night Football, kickers missed 12 extra points and 12 field goals. That included an NFL record five missed field goals in the Packers win over the … Continue reading

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Week Two in Review

Week Two brought the first change at snapper, with veteran Carson Tinker replacing the injured Zach Triner in Tampa Bay. Tinker had not snapped in a regular season game in about three years, although he was on the Giants practice … Continue reading

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Latest Snapping News and Moves

This time of year tends to be a slow period for NFL news, but there have been a few developments that impact the snapping position and long snappers. The Bills signed Reid Ferguson to a three-year contract extension that will … Continue reading

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NFL Special Teams Coaching Update

Although there were just a few special teams coaching changes after last season, this off-season in the NFL has been a different story with almost a dozen. With all of the vacancies now filled, below are the teams that will … Continue reading

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Rick Gosselin’s 2020 NFL Special Teams Rankings Released

The end of the NFL regular season means that NFL writer Rick Gosselin’s annual ranking of special teams units soon follow. Gosselin has been doing his rankings for the last 42 years. He ranks all 32 teams in 22 different … Continue reading

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Divisional Round Long Snapping Update

The NFL playoffs continue this weekend with the Divisional Round, so it is a good time to provide the latest updates on the snapping position around the NFL. Teams that remain in the playoffs that have a snapper ready on … Continue reading

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Week Seventeen in Review

The NFL regular season is complete and all 256 games were played. Congratulations to Thomas Hennessy (Jets) and Rick Lovato (Eagles) who led all snappers with tackles in punt coverage, each totaling five. Lovato had one solo tackle as part … Continue reading

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Week Fifteen in Review

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 … Continue reading

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