Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints

Source: New Orleans Saints add long snapper Jesse Schmitt

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; According to a source, the New Orleans Saints are signing long snapper Jesse Schmitt to a 2-year contract. News of a visit was spotted on the NFL’s Transaction Wire for Wednesday, but I’m told a deal was reached with the ...

Like Tree5Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-26-2017, 03:29 AM   #1
Resident Swede
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Märsta, Sweden
Posts: 6,913
Source: New Orleans Saints add long snapper Jesse Schmitt

According to a source, the New Orleans Saints are signing long snapper Jesse Schmitt to a 2-year contract. News of a visit was spotted on the NFL’s Transaction Wire for Wednesday, but I’m told a deal was reached with the team not long after Schmitt performed well at the Husted Pro Camp in front of team scouts over the weekend.

Per ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, Schmitt was added to the Packers in mid-August, and was supposed to provide some competition for Rick Lovato. However, he showed up to practice less than 24 hours with a broken hand suffered on the first snap in training camp.

Schmitt is originally from Kentucky, and attended Purdue from 2010-2014, although he didn’t play his first season. He went undrafted his first season, and after going unsigned, Schmitt took a job as a volunteer assistant football coach at Western Kentucky for 2015 before he resurfaced with the Packers last August.

Currently, the Saints don’t have Justin Drescher in the picture for 2017. Drescher is an unrestricted free agent for 2017.

http://www.canalstreetchronicles.com...-jesse-schmitt

W.T. Sherman is my favorite General. After all he did order Atlanta to be burned to the ground.
Crusader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2017, 06:40 AM   #2
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: The Woodlands
Posts: 23,896
Blog Entries: 29
Re: Source: New Orleans Saints add long snapper Jesse Schmitt

Championship!
neugey and Rugby Saint II like this.
SmashMouth is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2017, 08:27 AM   #3
5000 POSTS! +
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 5,176
Re: Source: New Orleans Saints add long snapper Jesse Schmitt

THE Jesse Schmitt?!
ChrisXVI is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2017, 08:53 AM   #4
LB Mentallity
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 15,686
Blog Entries: 67
Re: Source: New Orleans Saints add long snapper Jesse Schmitt

Jesse Schmitt to a 2-year contract?????

Schmitt (6-foot-2, 250 pounds), an undrafted rookie out of Purdue, was the long snapper for the Boilermakers from 2011-14. After serving as the primary long snapper on punts in 2011, he handled all snapping duties during his final three seasons. Schmitt was named Academic All-Big Ten for four consecutive years (2011-14). He will wear No. 77 for the Packers.

Green Bay Packers: Jesse Schmitt

Jesse Schmitt*|*Purdue,*LS*:*2015 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile

Yep you read it right....6-foot-2, 250 pounds

Ok we had players leaping and pushing our special team line all season long so I am a bit stumped here.

"We may have lost the game, but you'll be hurting tomorrow." Doug Atkins
hagan714 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2017, 09:28 AM   #5
Resident Swede
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Märsta, Sweden
Posts: 6,913
Re: Source: New Orleans Saints add long snapper Jesse Schmitt

That is a perfectly normal size for a long snapper. Most of them have played LB, TE or something like that in college.

Some examples
Zak DeOssie, New York Giants, 6-foot-4, 249 Pounds
Morgan Cox, Baltimore Ravens, 6-foot-4, 233 Pounds
Jake McQuaide, Los Angeles Rams, 6-foot-2, 244 Pounds
Beastmode and ChrisXVI like this.
Crusader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2017, 09:31 AM   #6
5000 POSTS! +
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 5,176
Re: Source: New Orleans Saints add long snapper Jesse Schmitt

Originally Posted by Crusader View Post
That is a perfectly normal size for a long snapper. Most of them have played LB, TE or something like that in college.

Some examples
Zak DeOssie, New York Giants, 6-foot-4, 249 Pounds
Morgan Cox, Baltimore Ravens, 6-foot-4, 233 Pounds
Jake McQuaide, Los Angeles Rams, 6-foot-2, 244 Pounds
Good point. I looked up Justin Drescher and he's listed at 6-1, 230 pounds and he's been rock solid for years.
ChrisXVI is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2017, 10:09 AM   #7
Resident Swede
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Märsta, Sweden
Posts: 6,913
Re: Source: New Orleans Saints add long snapper Jesse Schmitt

The reason you don't want them to be much bigger is that they are part of the coverage team too and then you don't want a big ol´guard at 320 lbs. A really good LS can be one of the first guys down field on a punt.
AsylumGuido likes this.
Crusader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2017, 01:30 PM   #8
Bounty Money $$$
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: 5800 Airline Dr. Metairie, LA.
Posts: 15,698
Re: Source: New Orleans Saints add long snapper Jesse Schmitt

Originally Posted by SmashMouth View Post
Championship!
You beat me to it!
Rugby Saint II is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2017, 01:35 PM   #9
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,883
Re: Source: New Orleans Saints add long snapper Jesse Schmitt

But can he win the b&g homerun championship??

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orlea...a157c0baa.html

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
44Champs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-30-2017, 01:37 PM   #10
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1,883
Re: Source: New Orleans Saints add long snapper Jesse Schmitt

Originally Posted by hagan714 View Post
Jesse Schmitt to a 2-year contract?????

Schmitt (6-foot-2, 250 pounds), an undrafted rookie out of Purdue, was the long snapper for the Boilermakers from 2011-14. After serving as the primary long snapper on punts in 2011, he handled all snapping duties during his final three seasons. Schmitt was named Academic All-Big Ten for four consecutive years (2011-14). He will wear No. 77 for the Packers.

Green Bay Packers: Jesse Schmitt

Jesse Schmitt*|*Purdue,*LS*:*2015 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile

Yep you read it right....6-foot-2, 250 pounds

Ok we had players leaping and pushing our special team line all season long so I am a bit stumped here.
Let's blame that all on McMahon. He was a terrible teacher and horrible at having his unit prepared for different circumstances.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
44Champs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
boken hand, drescher, jesse schmitt, justin drescher, kentucky, long snapper, packers, purdue, report

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://blackandgold.com/saints/81228-source-new-orleans-saints-add-long-snapper-jesse-schmitt.html
Posted By For Type Date Hits
The Latest NFL News | SportSpyder This thread Refback 01-26-2017 03:50 AM 1


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:08 PM.


Copyright 1997 - 2018 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts