If you had any doubt that NFL long snappers can do many things you can’t, here’s Redskins long snapper Nick Sundberg long snapping a strike at a Bethesda bowling alley.
Of course, many of you will claim that you have done or could do this. But even if that’s true, Sundberg’s still looked better doing it. Plus 106.7 The Fan’s Kevin Shafer reported that Sundberg actually long-snapped three strikes in a row during Lorenzo Alexander’s charity bowling event over the weekend. And don’t worry about any freak injuries.
“Everything my doctors and trainers have told me is they don’t want me to do anything too crazy past 90 degrees, and I can’t do any twisting on the knee” Sundberg, who is rehabbing from a torn meniscus, said on that station’s Don Geronimo Show. “Well, long snapping has nothing to do with any of those two things. It was a six-pound ball. When I was younger we used to warm up with the heavy ball and medicine balls and all sorts of stuff like that, so I’ll be good.”
Sundberg also reported that he spent the last three weeks in Phoenix getting in his first long-snapping sessions of the offseason, and he expects to be fully cleared by the Redskins soon.
(Video via @HogsHaven)
PHOTO OF THE WEEKEND, I
Well-known Redskins fan Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the Daytona 500 again on Sunday. A few hours before that, he posed for a photo with former Redskins Super Bowl champion Fred Stokes.
PHOTO OF THE WEEKEND, II
Dan Snyder and Pierre Garcon. Thanksgiving dinner is next.
PHOTO OF THE WEEKEND, III
Drew Storen’s father posted this vintage look at Ray Knight, and at Ray Knight’s pants.
1975. Pat Storen telling Ray Knight that in 35 years, you’ll be the color guy for my grandson’s MLB games. pic.twitter.com/WZzmKZ3Dq7— Mark Patrick (@mpos) February 21, 2014
QUOTE OF THE WEEKEND
Andre Miller, on his home debut with the Wizards:
“I thought I played probably too much minutes, but I’m just happy the team got a win. It was fun to be back out there. I thought I would be a little bit tired but I felt good,” Miller said. “It’ll probably take like a week. My wind was cool. I’m not going to worry about the offense right now. If I do feel like I need to put a shot up, I’m going to try to go into the post and get an easy bucket. The legs will come.”
JASON REID ON THE WIZARDS
This is a strong column on the Wizards’ oft-repeated mission to build through the draft:
In shipping out Vesely, the Wizards continued a disturbing trend: They’ve drafted too many players who have failed to develop and wound up dumping them for little in return. If that’s how the Wizards plan to continue building through the draft, perhaps it’s time to switch to an approach heavy on free agents….It’s about constructing a model and sticking with it. After all these years, what’s the Wizards’ model?
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Maryland hosts Syracuse at 7 on ESPN. All radio and TV listings are here.