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Brian Jennings done as a 9er?

Originally posted by valrod33:
Looks like we are bringing in another long snapper


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Some area guys will get tryouts at the 49ers weekend mini, including SJS longsnapper Matt Wigley and SJS punter Phil Zavala ..


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Everybody has to go at some time.
Shouldn't one of the O linemen be the longsnapper? It seems ridiculous to have a guy that just snaps a few times a game and does nothing else. Especially as a team acquires more and more talent. There are only 53 spots on the roster, I'd hate to see someone else get cut that could help the team, if even for depth, just to keep a LS. Couldn't Baas, Wallace, or Heitmann be the LS?
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Originally posted by Gavintech:
Shouldn't one of the O linemen be the longsnapper? It seems ridiculous to have a guy that just snaps a few times a game and does nothing else. Especially as a team acquires more and more talent. There are only 53 spots on the roster, I'd hate to see someone else get cut that could help the team, if even for depth, just to keep a LS. Couldn't Baas, Wallace, or Heitmann be the LS?

I'd rather have a specialist long snapper than a back up that is active for maybe one game a year. Same thing for PR (VANN).

We did that last year and had Punt returners that couldnt catch. Don't want inconsistent long snappers.

[ Edited by LeadFarmer on Apr 27, 2010 at 13:34:35 ]
Originally posted by Gavintech:
Shouldn't one of the O linemen be the longsnapper? It seems ridiculous to have a guy that just snaps a few times a game and does nothing else. Especially as a team acquires more and more talent. There are only 53 spots on the roster, I'd hate to see someone else get cut that could help the team, if even for depth, just to keep a LS. Couldn't Baas, Wallace, or Heitmann be the LS?

I believe it was the Steelers last year (or the year before maybe, or a different team maybe) that desperately wished they had a long snapper after trying to use another lineman in the role and losing a game or two because of it.
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Originally posted by redrathman:
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Originally posted by Winners:
Originally posted by Gavintech:
Shouldn't one of the O linemen be the longsnapper? It seems ridiculous to have a guy that just snaps a few times a game and does nothing else. Especially as a team acquires more and more talent. There are only 53 spots on the roster, I'd hate to see someone else get cut that could help the team, if even for depth, just to keep a LS. Couldn't Baas, Wallace, or Heitmann be the LS?

I believe it was the Steelers last year (or the year before maybe, or a different team maybe) that desperately wished they had a long snapper after trying to use another lineman in the role and losing a game or two because of it.

That is one team, one season. Doesn't mean it's not possible. I'd imagine a serviceable backup lineman could lengthen his career and up his salary if he could double as a longsnapper. Why wouldn't it be possible?

I don't know if that guy is currently on the roster, maybe none of them could do it. But maybe they could???
IMHO kickers and punters should not be counted on the 53 man roster.