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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by The Dude Like I said it can't be something so difficult that it cannot be performed by someone filling another role. Well apparently it is; if every team dedicates one player just to be the LS...

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Old 07-27-2014, 11:59 PM   #11
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Re: Stupid question but what is a long snapper

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Like I said it can't be something so difficult that it cannot be performed by someone filling another role.
Well apparently it is; if every team dedicates one player just to be the LS
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Re: Stupid question but what is a long snapper

You guys have to realize that if a OL was doing the long snapping, they wouldnt be able to see the punter/holder between their legs with all their equipment on them. If you are over 270, try doing it.
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You guys have to realize that if a OL was doing the long snapping, they wouldnt be able to see the punter/holder between their legs with all their equipment on them. If you are over 270, try doing it.
I agree. If someone thinks that a person could just learn how to do it then he obviously has never tried to do it. It's kinda like saying we shouldn't carry a kicker and instead just get one of the guys with a strong leg to learn over the offseason and then replace our kicker to save a roster spot.
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Re: Stupid question but what is a long snapper

And I was thinking it was a turtle!! Go get me that long-snapper so we can cook him up.
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Old 07-28-2014, 12:23 PM   #15
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Re: Stupid question but what is a long snapper

Most everybody can learn how to long-snap. The mechanics of it isn't really hard to learn. Long-snapping on an NFL level however is a completely different story. You need to be able to get great velocity on the ball and at the same time be really accurate. If the snap is to slow or a little misplaced so that the holder or punter need to handle the ball more than he should it might mean that you will have a blocked kick. The LS, holder and kicker work quite a lot on getting their timing down.
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And I was thinking it was a turtle!! Go get me that long-snapper so we can cook him up.
Or a prostitutes body part.
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Re: Stupid question but what is a long snapper

Plus you have to snap the ball to a specific place, at a specific speed (not too fast, not too slow), and be prepared to get creamed by the defensive lineman across from you, and block him forward, at the same time. A true center just has to snap the ball between his legs, he doesn't always need to look where it's going, and he can usually see the man in front of him, coming at him.

Shotgun snaps to a QB are a lot shorter and lower velocity, than punt or FG long snaps. It's a different ball of wax.
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I won't begrudge someone with a skill like that. Hell at. Y age I have trouble even getting my head down like that
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I'm pretty sure you're all wrong. A long snapper is a sex-trade term.
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