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Chargers now on FIFTH long snapper.

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by matilack, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. matilack

    matilack Take A Knee McCree!!!

    Aug 14, 2006

    Oct. 13, 2010 9:06 p.m. - Coach Norv Turner said LS Ethan Albright was released because he had limitations in punt coverage and that newly acquired LS Mike Windt would help in that department. Albright was not released because of the two punts the Raiders blocked; those were errors unrelated to Albright.
  2. Ride The Lightning

    Ride The Lightning Join the Dark Side, we have cookies.

    Aug 15, 2006
    I said it earlier in the season, but I think it bears repeating:

    This season: Chargers long snapper = Spinal Tap drummer


    NO ONE will ever take David Binn for granted ever again (if they did).
  3. RM24

    RM24 BoltTalker

    Jul 27, 2007
    Heck, I never have. But did Binn cause all those long returns for TD's to happen and missed those 2 blocks last week? I think losing him was big, but guys are just slackin or not paying attention in those Special Teams meetings. Guys better freakin man UP or put in some vets to cover on ST. Hell, Cooper said he'll volunteer. GET THIS SHIAT RIGHT BING CROSBY and crew!!!! :mad:
  4. Trumpet_Man

    Trumpet_Man Well-Known Member

    Feb 14, 2006
    Draft a long snapper who is a special teams demon.
  5. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

    Feb 7, 2006
    Yet another snapper

    This time, it was the Chargers’ decision to part ways with their latest long snapper.
    The team released 16-year veteran Ethan Albright on Wednesday and signed rookie Mike Windt as their fifth long snapper in five weeks.
    “We felt it was an upgrade, and Mike will now have an opportunity to be our snapper,” General Manager A.J. Smith said.
    The Chargers feel the much younger Windt will bring athleticism to help in punt coverage. The Chargers are last in the league with an average of 26.9 yards allowed.
    The Chargers entered 2010 with David Binn as their long snapper, same as every season since 1994. Binn tore his hamstring in the season opener and was placed on injured reserve. His replacement, James Dearth, went on IR after two days with a broken foot. Ryan Neill made it two games but suffered a broken leg against Seattle.
    The signing of Windt was the team’s 31st roster move (including practice squad signings and releasings) since Binn was placed on IR.
    Smith had alluded to his willingness to get a fifth snapper when the team signed Albright. This time was no different.
    “You deal with it and keep moving forward,” Smith said. “Whatever we need to do, to adjust or upgrade, we will do. If we feel a sixth long snapper is the way to go, we will get a sixth snapper.”

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