Originally Posted by LittleD
that so many who follow the Cowboys are clones of JJ. You want to hang on to older expensive players who are over their prime. You don't see New England hanging on to older players and handing out ridiculous contracts. They are even willing to let stars go like Welker before they overpay for players. We are doomed to mediocrity...
Or maybe like so many, you really have no clue about the "prime" of long snappers. Ladouceur is in his prime. Long snappers usually play through their mid-30s because they simply aren't on the field enough to wear out like position players.
Signing a long snapper Ladouceur's age is far from abnormal, but I guess that makes others in the league clones of JJ, too. For instance, San Francisco signed its long snapper to a five-year deal in 2009. He was 32 at the time.
Flawless long snappers are hard to find, so if you find one, you don't let go until it's necessary to let go.
I like Hughlett, too, by the way, but there's no reason to take a risk with him when long snappers are relatively inexpensive.