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(ESPN)   The Raiders replacement long snapper is about as efficient as the replacement refs. Will soon have a career in the PBA after scoring a Turkey during a football game   (scores.espn.go.com) divider line 6
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2012-09-11 11:01:23 AM
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Twigz221: At that point couldn't they put in the center? It can't be that different than a shotgun snap. Certainly couldn't have done worse than the guy they put in.


Actually, a center's shotgun snap and a long snappers snap are totally different. When a center snaps the ball he uses one-hand, and tosses it basically sideways, with little to no spin on the ball. When a long snapper snaps the ball, it requires 2 hands on the ball, and is supposed to be zipped back with a tight spiral, essentially as a between-the-legs pass. It is a weird technique that involves hand positions you never use otherwise, and to do it well you have to get your legs/body into it, which takes some practice.

/high school long snapper
2012-09-11 11:02:11 AM
1 votes:
It really said a lot about the Raiders that they weren't even giving the guy any reps on the sideline. He was just hanging out, watching the game.........not a care in the world....
2012-09-11 10:53:55 AM
1 votes:
That shiat was beautiful, man!
2012-09-11 10:32:18 AM
1 votes:
At least this glaring problem from last night has an easy solution.

Knapp's play calling will be harder to fix by week two.
2012-09-11 10:29:56 AM
1 votes:
"Not news: Redskins long snapper breaks arm. News: stays in the game. Fark: two more quarters, and snaps the ball nine more times. Ultrafark: developed pain tolerance by repeatedly tasering himself as a kid" 
2012-09-11 10:20:15 AM
1 votes:
How on earth can a so-called professional football team not have at least one semi-proficient back up for every position? The game was pure comedy as always when the Raiders are involved. Sorry Oakland, you are in for a very long season filled with follies once again.
 
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