Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Logic prevails: long snapper has a short tenure

Thanks to cwu91 for calling my attention to the story of our crappy long snapper getting the axe. Let's hope this leads to a more stable situation on special teams.

I still believe Plackemeier takes too long to kick the ball, regardless of who the snapper is. The same way baseball coaches time a pitcher's time to the plate, I'd love to be able to compare his time to release a kick versus other punter's.

One thing I will say is that a good snapper can make a significant difference in the kicking game. I remember years ago when we added JP Darche--the best long snapper in Seahawks history (apologies to Trey Junkin fans)--that Feagles punts suddenly got longer and more accurate. It was overnight, and he credited the snaps.

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