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The New Orleans Saints tried out two long-snappers this week, an indication that they are seeking possible alternatives if veteran snapper Justin Drescher continues to struggle.

Snappers Patrick Scales and Christian Yount were among the half-dozen players the Saints worked out this week, according to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson.

New Orleans Saints try out 2 long snappers amid extra-point woes, according to report | NOLA.com

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Re: New Orleans Saints try out 2 long snappers amid extra-point woes, according to report

What the hell happened to Drescher? This is his 6th season as the long snapper. All the sudden he can't snap the ball right?

Wait! Maybe he's been terrible for years and is responsible for the demise of all our kickers the last 6 years! Lol

No but really...wtf?

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Sean Payton's sister no doubt?

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Re: New Orleans Saints try out 2 long snappers amid extra-point woes, according to report

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What the hell happened to Drescher? This is his 6th season as the long snapper. All the sudden he can't snao the ball right?

Wait! Maybe he's been terrible for years and is responsible for the demise of all our kickers the last 6 years! Lol

No but really...wtf?
I agree. WTF? Really? All of a sudden or is this a long-standing pattern? If so, why has this just been identified?
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Re: New Orleans Saints try out 2 long snappers amid extra-point woes, according to report

He might be injured in some way that is having an impact on his performance.
Say that he has an injured hand, that would be a big thing, and he might have been trying to cover it up.

Idk but it could be like that.
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Re: New Orleans Saints try out 2 long snappers amid extra-point woes, according to report

Oh now it is the snappers fault?
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Re: New Orleans Saints try out 2 long snappers amid extra-point woes, according to report

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Sean Payton's sister no doubt?

Lucy was only a holder, never a snapper! (no pun intended)
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Re: New Orleans Saints try out 2 long snappers amid extra-point woes, according to report

Snaps have been all over the place and messing up the timing of kicks for both kickers. Competition is good at every position. Drescher is on notice.

If you do your job poorly or "think you can't be replaced"...just bring in 2 folks immediately who really want a chance to play in the NFL.

See if that will fix Drescher's job performance. He ain't above replacin'
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Re: New Orleans Saints try out 2 long snappers amid extra-point woes, according to report

Separate rant- why do teams need to waste a roster spot and $500,000 a year on this position?
It's more of a discipline (technique) than a skill.
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A bad snap throws off the timing for the holder and the kicker.
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