New York Jets long snapper Thomas Hennessy joins Michael Nania and Ben Blessington to discuss the nuances of his unheralded role on special teams.
Some of the topics discussed:
- Getting traded from the Colts to the Jets as a rookie long snapper
- The qualities that make Brant Boyer such an excellent special teams coach
- Getting set to play with Braden Mann and speaking to him in virtual meetings
- Tarell Basham‘s special teams excellence
- What goes into a perfect snap
- Keys to effectively covering punts
- Protecting the punter from the long snapper position
- Fundamentals of making tackles and shedding blocks in punt coverage
- Importance of chemistry between long snapper/holder/kicker
- How to properly place the laces of the ball on a field goal snap
- Aiming point of a field goal snap
- Favorite moment of career
- Best spots for pizza in the NYC metro area
- When will long snappers finally be respected in Madden?
- What does the world need to know about long snappers?
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- 10:09 – Film session
- 42:31 – Post-film Q&A