Originally posted by Janitor:
The fact that everyone's argument against cutting Jennings is referencing ONE PLAY from a game over 10 years ago says a lot. What I mean is, it's not like Jennings is the only long snapper that didn't make big mistakes.
Case in point: How many LS from around the league can you name off the top of your head? Probably none, and that's because none have screwed up bad enough for you to remember.
I love Jennings, but damn people chill out.
Big mistakes in big moments are pretty rare, and they are memorable. Little mistakes in little moments are more common, but they'll never talk about them on ESPN.
If a long snapper doesn't snap the ball well, it doesn't mean the ball goes sailing 10ft over everybody's head. That is only during an EPIC failure. If a long snapper doesn't snap a ball well, it might be a LITTLE higher, or a LITTLE lower, and it becomes a little bit more difficult for the holder, a little more difficult for the kicker and a little more difficult for the punter, to do their job. A dropped snap, a missed field goal, a poor punt, all of the blame goes on the holder, the kicker or the punter, not the long snapper.
Except for the extreme cases (which are rare), long snapper errors are almost unnoticeable. Only the players know if the long snapper messed up, and they would never publicly call out their long snapper, so obviously, it's not something you would ever hear about or notice.