Category Archives: Snapping in the Media

Week Six in Review

Week Six of the NFL season is complete and, while COVID has impacted team practice schedules and the precise order of the weekly game schedule, all games were played this week without any issues. Heading into this week’s action, I … Continue reading

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Week Two in Review

Week Two included more crazy special teams play.  After a historic Week One, in which kickers missed a total of 19 kicks, kickers were a bit better this week and the Chiefs and Cowboys both won games with long field … Continue reading

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Phil Steele’s 2020 Preseason All-American Team Long Snappers

While it is unclear what the college football season will look like at the FBS level this year, one encouraging sign is the release last week of Phil Steele’s excellent annual College Football Preview.  As usual, Steele’s publication is the only … Continue reading

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NFL Special Teams Unit Rankings

The end of the NFL regular season means that the annual rankings of each special teams unit in the NFL are finalized.  Rick Gosselin, who is famous for his compilation of 22 different kicking game categories, just published his ranking … Continue reading

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A Big Week for Long Snappers

This week is a very notable one for the long snapping position. On Saturday, the winner will be announced for the first annual Patrick Mannelly Award to be given to the top senior long snapper at the FBS level.  The … Continue reading

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Former Long Snapper Dorenbos Publishes Autobiography, Life is Magic

Former NFL long snapper Jon Dorenbos has just published his autobiography, Life Is Magic.  Dorenbos suffered tragedy earlier in his life, when his father killed his mother when he was 12.  Despite that, Dorenbos has an incredible story of perseverance … Continue reading

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Seven Additions Made to Patrick Mannelly Award Watch List

On December 14th, the Patrick Mannelly Award will be presented, for the first time, to the best senior FBS long snapper.  An initial Watch List of 25 snappers was announced on August 1, 2019 and, on Wednesday, seven new names … Continue reading

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Week Two in Review

Week Two is complete and the first game of the week on Thursday Night Football put new Bucs snapper Zach Triner squarely in the limelight.  Triner, who last played in a meaningful football game in 2014, made a nice desperation … Continue reading

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Chargers Release Veteran Windt

The end of the second week of the NFL preseason brought another dramatic move at the snapping position, as the Chargers released veteran Mike Windt.  Windt signed with the Chargers in October of 2010 and had been a steady and … Continue reading

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Andrew East Interviews the Man Who Took His Job

Long snapper Andrew East has been with multiple NFL teams since he entered the NFL in 2015.  Most recently, he was waived by the Redskins after replacing the injured Nick Sundberg for the final three games of last season. East’s … Continue reading

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