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End of an era? Is Binn done?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Thumper, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Thumper

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    End of an era? Bolts Meet with Long Snapper

    By Jaime Cattano
    SDBoltReport.com

    The Chargers took the lead at the Senior Bowl to meet with one of the long snappers invited to Mobile, Ala. Impressed with this prospect’s clocked times and firmness with the ball, they were lured to take a closer look. After evaluating the needs on their roster, the Chargers could use this star snapper’s accurate snaps to bridge an anticipated gap.

    The Bolts pulled aside Garrison Sanborn of Florida State for some one-on-one time at the Senior Bowl. San Diego scouts also attended his recent Pro Day to get a closer at his pinpoint precision. Considered one of the best long snappers in the country, the Bolts knew they were giving attention to the right player.

    The 6-foot, 237-pound athlete was just a walk-on his freshman year but his perseverance paid off. Garrison showed his accurate and consistent delivery of the ball and was nearly flawless on snaps on field goals, extra points and punts during his last two years with the Seminoles.

    While long snappers have only been invited to the Senior Bowl for the last two seasons, Garrison was one of two to earn a spot in this year's game. Garrison was also awarded an invite to the Texas vs. the Nation all-star game. He clearly recognizes the value of such occasions.

    “It’s a great opportunity to get out here and show the scouts what I can do. They can take my snap times so they can make an accurate assumption of what I’m capable of doing on the field,” he said.

    With snaps that were timed between 0.72-0.75 seconds, Garrison is pleased that snappers were added to the invite list at the Senior Bowl.

    “We can help the kicker and punters perform and help the specialist unit as a whole. I think the addition is a great advantage and helps better evaluate the prospects overall.”

    Noted as a versatile player who can handle short and long snaps, Garrison successfully finds his way downfield to cover kicks, as well. He was amped to showcase his all-around skill-set to pro coaches and scouts.

    “I want to show the scouts the whole package," he said. "I want to show that I’m the fastest snapper and deliver the ball perfectly. I know people can be weary of a rookie snapper, so my goal is to make them feel comfortable with me and show that there is nothing rookie about my game.”

    Current snapper David Binn is a franchise staple, as the 15-year veteran holds the team record with 223 games played. While he has the experience, the Bolts will soon need a replacement as retirement is inevitably near.

    Garrison is confident he can give the Bolts exactly what they need.
     
  2. Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan

    Carlsbad_Bolt_Fan Well-Known Member

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    Binn is still an animal on punts. Can't remember how many times he's been the first down the field making a hit after a Scifres bomb. Unless he's "lost a step", I don't see him being let go any time soon.
     
  3. wrbanwal

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    Dude is money. And we don't punt that often so it's really not a priority!!


    :icon_shrug:


    :lol:
     
  4. Retired Catholic

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    I mentioned once I sort of figured Binn could hang around like George Blanda. He's 36, hasn't taken a pounding. I suppose they might bring a long snapper in as an FA, but I would not expend a draft pick on one who would be here for a look see. Binn is money in the bank when he snaps, the kickers and holders and he are all instinctively attuned to one another. Speed, trajectory, rotation and height are all things they take for granted and with good reason. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
     
  5. sickswonnyne

    sickswonnyne Well-Known Member

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    if they can practice squad sanborn and let him trin under Binn for a few years til he wants to retire, then y not? but binn is still top tier in the league.
     
  6. Electric Chair

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    I don't really take these guys too seriously, as they are just trying to sell their report for $80 a year. They HAVE to come up with these sorts of tidbits.

    I would be interested to see how many of their rumors/speculations actually come to fruition.
     
  7. Thumper

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    I tend to agree with EC here, but I post them as sometimes they spark interesting conversation.
     
  8. Electric Chair

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    And it's definitely appreciated. :tup:
     
  9. Savage Lizard

    Savage Lizard Charger fan at 7000'

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    You know your long snapper is doing a great job when you barely notice him.
     

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