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Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Boys#1 95, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Boys#1 95

    Boys#1 95 Well-Known Member

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    L.P. has been snapping for Years and Most casual fans don't even know his name. At 36 he's going strong. It's a forgotten craft but, when it goes wrong it's front and center. I'm glad and grateful this is the least talked about Cowboy.
  2. Boys#1 95

    Boys#1 95 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone remember Trey Junkin? L.P has been A++ for our Cowboys. RESPECT...
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2017
  3. gmoney112

    gmoney112 Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to train my son to be a long snapper.
  4. gimmesix

    gimmesix Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life

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    I would hope most of us know his name. I'm not sure many of us would recognize him in a crowd, though. ... Maybe now that we've seen this picture.
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  5. radioactivecowboy88

    radioactivecowboy88 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I was really going to buy his jersey last year just for the laughs.
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  6. negativecreep

    negativecreep Well-Known Member

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    L.P. Is one of the best, we are so darn lucky to have him. I remember going through some long snappers after Dale retired, we stuck gold with this guy.
  7. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    And at a great pay rate.

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  8. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Another great one for us in the 90's.....Dale Hellestrae....came over from the Raiders I believe.
  9. Carharris2

    Carharris2 Well-Known Member

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    Please don't jinx him.
  10. radioactivecowboy88

    radioactivecowboy88 Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    But honestly how many LS aren't good? LS is one of those positions if u don't hear anything it's good, and ya never hear about any of them.
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  11. fredp22

    fredp22 Well-Known Member

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    I've never understood this position or why the Center cant be expected to learn how to long snap. Cant be that much of a difference between the shotgun snap and the long snap. Instead you have to to use a roster spot and cap money. I'm missing something...
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  12. Manwiththeplan

    Manwiththeplan Well-Known Member

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    I used to like LP, but then I realized how much he looks like Brandon Weeden and I hate Weeden's stupid face #Weedenhasastupidface
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  13. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    Not as easy as it looks, it is not like a shotgun snap. The ball has to have good zip on it and be accurate be it for the punter or the low snap to the holder on a FG. As others mention when Hellestrae retired Dallas went through a season where bad snaps cost us.
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  14. diefree666

    diefree666 Active Member

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    the perfect career for a guy who cannot kick. Maybe 10 plays a game and hardly get hit. But it clearly is a rare skill; LP has not had a bad snap in over 10 years.
  15. Bullflop

    Bullflop Well-Known Member

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    Hats off to LP Ladouceur -- I've mentioned his full name, lest some of us might have forgotten one with such scant recognition. ;)

    Anyhow, he's done a yeoman's job at long snapping for the last 12 years and shows no sign at all of letting up. He's a blessing.
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  16. TheKey

    TheKey Faster than Felix

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    To me, ideally Frederick or one of the other linemen could do it and save us a roster spot. I long snapped and played C in highschool. I know its a tough task but its not one that cant be learned with a lot of hours and practice.
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  17. fredp22

    fredp22 Well-Known Member

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    you have to be right cause every team does it but...if I was getting 8-10 million a season as a center and was expected to be able to long snap I'd spend 10 hours a day if needed to perfect it.
    I actually played center for 1 year way back as a little kid and yes it was different (you're looking down between your legs instead of straight ahead) and have to zip it like you say but like riding a bike when u got it down it wasnt that hard. Then again I wasnt doing in the NFL
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  18. tyke1doe

    tyke1doe Well-Known Member

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    Who knew Will Ferrell had a brother who plays for the Cowboys?
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  19. adam3313

    adam3313 Active Member

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    it always makes me sad when I have to let him go in my Madden franchise. With no dedicated LS position, he is something like a 58 rated TE.
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  20. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    An overlooked part of the Long Snapper is that he has to be part of the Punt Coverage team. Dale Hellestrae could have snapped the ball accurately for many more years, but he was struggling to run down the field to cover Punts.
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