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Post-Super Bowl Snapping Update; More Future Contracts and Veteran Free Agency

The NFL season finished yesterday with the Buccaneers Super Bowl win over the Chiefs. Congratulations to Tampa Bay snapper Zach Triner who, like many snappers, had an usual and indirect path to the NFL. Triner played lacrosse at Siena before … 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 Sixteen in Review

Week Sixteen is complete and just one week remains in the NFL’s regular season. Despite the COVID pandemic, the NFL and its players have managed to get through the entire season. There have been significant impacts caused by the virus, … 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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Week Fourteen in Review

Week Fourteen is complete and the NFL continues to get games played, in full and generally as scheduled, despite the pandemic. In game action, Taybor Pepper (Niners) made a nice play to down a punt at the one- yard line … Continue reading

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Week Thirteen in Review

Week Thirteen is nearly complete, as the Cowboys and Ravens will conclude the week tonight. In last Wednesday’s Ravens game, Nick Moore made his NFL debut filling in for Morgan Cox, who was on the COVID reserve list. Moore performed … Continue reading

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Week Twelve in Review

Week Twelve is largely complete, as the Ravens and Steelers game has been moved to tomorrow. Due to COVID issues, it is expected that the Ravens will have Nick Moore snap in place of Morgan Cox. The Ravens are one … Continue reading

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NFL Pro Bowl Long Snappers Now Chosen by Fan Vote

Since 2004, the NFL Pro Bowl has included a long snapper on each team. Until last year, the two snappers were selected by each coaching staff, with the limitation that they who could not select their own team’s snapper. Things … Continue reading

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