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BlackGold4vr
03-20-2007, 02:05 PM
* Long snapper Greg Warren has signed his exclusive rights tender. The third-year pro will be paid $435,000. this season.

Never understood why a regular center could not learn this skill so you wouldn't have to waste a roster spot on a guy that just does long snapping! Is it that hard? Why not have a back-up center practice this until he got it right? It's not rocket science is it? 7 yard snap for a field goal and about 10 yards for a punt. Can't believe someone can earn 435K for just snapping footballs 5 or 6 times a game. :scratch:

K Train
03-20-2007, 02:14 PM
Warrnen gets down the field to make tackles too....i wouldnt want hartings running down the field on a special teams play

BlackGold4vr
03-20-2007, 02:22 PM
Warrnen gets down the field to make tackles too....i wouldnt want hartings running down the field on a special teams play

Agreed you don't want the starter blowing out a knee running down field to cover a punt. But a 2nd or 3rd string center should be able to learn this trade. You could even throw him a bonus for doing it but it still shouldn't cost $435K. That's just my opinion. I would want the most bang for the buck.

:popcorn:

TEEMONT
03-20-2007, 02:31 PM
Never understood why a regular center could not learn this skill so you wouldn't have to waste a roster spot on a guy that just does long snapping! Is it that hard? Why not have a back-up center practice this until he got it right? It's not rocket science is it? 7 yard snap for a field goal and about 10 yards for a punt. Can't believe someone can earn 435K for just snapping footballs 5 or 6 times a game. :scratch:

Dude, Warren is 6'3" 250 lbs. A starting/back-up center is probably around 6'1"-6'4" and almost 300 lbs, its much harder to get down into that position. I long-snapped inhigh school and college, and I was 6' 200 lbs in high school, and snapping got considerably harder when I hit about 6'2" 260 my sophomore year at college.

BlackGold4vr
03-20-2007, 02:34 PM
Dude, Warren is 6'3" 250 lbs. A starting/back-up center is probably around 6'1"-6'4" and almost 300 lbs, its much harder to get down into that position. I long-snapped inhigh school and college, and I was 6' 200 lbs in high school, and snapping got considerably harder when I hit about 6'2" 260 my sophomore year at college.

I have never long snapped and didn't realize it was so difficult. That would explain employing a specialist. Thanks for the info! :bigthumb:

BB2W
03-20-2007, 03:10 PM
You also have a specialist to long-snap for practice reasons... usually the long-snapper, the holder, and the kicker do their own thing during much of practice.

K Train
03-20-2007, 03:27 PM
they did the Mayne event on espn sunday countdown....they had a piece on the long snapper, joey porter said it was amazing how everyone else is running and working there *** off and then mabey a few times a day the long snapper gets called over to long snap something lol....they also had a contest, on who could name 5 long snappers....no one could

BlitzburghRockCity
03-20-2007, 05:04 PM
You also have a specialist to long-snap for practice reasons... usually the long-snapper, the holder, and the kicker do their own thing during much of practice.

:plus1: Those guys along with the Punter are always the first ones out to warm up before the game and after half time. Whenever you see pics of them in training camp they are always on a different field working on their own stuff.

Warren is a good guy for us to resign and for that price he's cheap against the cap. As long as they never call his name during a game situation then we know he's doing a good job. :bigthumb:

Stlrs4Life
03-20-2007, 06:48 PM
Ask the Bugnles and Dallas how important it is.

tony hipchest
03-21-2007, 08:26 PM
Ask the Bugnles and Dallas how important it is. exactamundo!


Warrnen gets down the field to make tackles too....i wouldnt want hartings running down the field on a special teams play excellent point. the "maine event" spots are great and freaking hilarious. mayne is my favorite. hard to believe he was the star qb at UNLV.