Category Archives: Snapping in the Media

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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Long Snapper the Secret to Alabama’s Success?

Alabama has been one of the most successful college football programs in the country and perhaps their recent tradition of scholarship long snappers may be a key element to their success.  Sam Borden of The New York Times suggests as … Continue reading

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Pro Football Focus Pro Bowl Snappers

Pro Football Focus continues to provide detailed analysis of every play and player in the NFL and the snapping position is no exception.  PFF has graded every snap and snapper this year and used those grades to select their own Pro … Continue reading

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