Category Archives: Snapping in the Media

NFL Bans the Leaping the Snapper Play

As expected, the NFL approved a new rule that prohibits a player from crossing the line of scrimmage in an attempt to block an extra point or field goal attempt.  Under the amended rule, a player can run forward and … Continue reading

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NFL Considers Two New Rules to Protect Long Snappers

This week, the NFL will consider a number of proposed playing rule changes, two of which implicate long snappers.  The first proposal would provide additional protection for the snapper on kick plays.  Specifically, the rule would prevent a defensive player … Continue reading

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Excellent Feature Story on Former Bears Snapper Patrick Mannelly

Patrick Mannelly remains of the best long snappers in NFL history and Windy City Gridiron recently published an excellent and comprehensive interview with Mannelly. Entitled “The Life of the Long Snapper” the story by Jack M. Silverstein does an excellent … Continue reading

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Cox and McQuaide Named Pro Bowl Snappers

The AFC and NFC Pro Bowl teams will each have dedicated snappers again this year.  Morgan Cox of the Ravens will make his second straight Pro Bowl appearance for the AFC squad, while Jake McQuaide of the Rams will snap … Continue reading

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Mannelly Acknowledges the “Original Snappers”

Former Bears long snapper Patrick Mannelly runs his own excellent snapping website at longsnapper.com.  The other day, Mannelly posted on his blog a nice story acknowledging some of the snappers who helped developed the position when it became more specialized in … Continue reading

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Best Special Teamers According to Pro Football Focus

Pro Football Focus tracks every player on every play in the NFL and special teams are not immune.  PFF recently published the results from its tracking of every special teams player on every special teams play in an article titled “The … Continue reading

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Book Review-Upside Down Football: An Inside Look at Long Snapping in the NFL

Author Ted Kluck has just written a book that is easily one of my favorites.  The title, Upside Down Football: An Inside Look at Long Snapping in the NFL may instantly reveal why it is so special.  Admittedly, I am credited, at … Continue reading

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