Bears sign a long snapper

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  1. soulman

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    You know it's funny you should bring this up. Years ago before I realized that it had become a specialty position you won't believe what I thought it was the first time I heard the term used. :pamela:

    It was like, "um what do cheerleaders have to do with roster moves man?" Then I lit up a second doobie and forgot all about what I'd read in the first place. Aw come on, stop laughing. It happens.
     
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    How about me I had Emery picking a LS at #14 or even moving up to get one.
     
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    I don't understand all of the love for Patrick Mannelly. Oh he's been here since 1997? Oh yeah, just think of all his highlight plays over the years.
     
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    Hey, we gotta respect our elder statesman don't we? If there was a Long Snappers HOF he'd be the first inductee. His job was to stay out of the highlight reels and he's done that well.

    Just be glad we didn't sign this guy.

     
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    Mannelly actually isn't good enough to be in that spot, tho...
     
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    Why do you say that? He's been one of the best, if not THE best, LS in the NFL for years. When's the last time you saw him botch a snap?
     
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    Don't you mean " Dartboard"?
    ;-)
     
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    He doesn't have any lowlight reels either.
     
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    Your new LS, assuming Manley packs it in.



    On the field goal snaps, the laces always ending up in the right position is interesting. Saves the holder some fiddling. One of the many minor facets of the game that goes unnoticed, but can make the difference between a FG and a miss. He'll appreciate not having to run down the field to cover the misses. ;)
     
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    Soul, in the vid he listed as 6' 3" and 243. Quite a discrepancy from the news report.
     

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