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NFL Special Teams coaching news

An Extensive Examination of Icing the Kicker in the NFL and College

Long snappers are critical to every successful kick, especially on field goal attempts.  Icing the kicker, by calling a timeout before the kick, is a tactic that some coaches have employed as part of normal game strategy. Nathan Cooper of … Continue reading

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College and NFL Snapping Odds and Ends

With NFL training camps opening today, the college season is not far behind.  Things are already heating up for snappers and will continue August 1st, when The Patrick Mannelly Award, for which I am honored to be one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Coaching, NFL, NFL Draft, Snapping in the Media

Snapping Update Before the NFL Draft

With the NFL Draft at the end of this month, it is a good time for an update on recent developments at the snapping position.  Three unrestricted free agent snappers have signed one-year deals to rejoin their teams. They are … Continue reading

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NFL Special Teams Coach Update

All 32 NFL teams now have a special teams coach in place following the usual changes that occur at the end of each season. Below is a comprehensive summary of all of the changes since the end of the regular … Continue reading

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NFL Special Teams Unit Rankings

One of the more interesting aspects of NFL special teams units at this time of year is the annual rankings that are released to measure performance. Rick Gosselin is famous for his 22 kicking game criteria rankings and has just … Continue reading

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Comprehensive NFL Snapping Update Before Conference Championships

With the AFC and NFC Championship games tomorrow, it is a good time to take a look at the many developments impacting long snappers since the end of the regular season. Here are the latest news on a tryout, future … Continue reading

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Lots of Snapping News Coming in January

Welcome to 2019!  The end of the NFL regular season usually brings a lot of snapping news, most of it happening off the field. For example, there will be a couple of snappers signed to contracts for the 2019 season. … Continue reading

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