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kplo
09-13-2007, 06:15 PM
Now you can ask him.

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/ballz/foot/long_snaps/

I'm the web editor at the Houston Press, and, yes, I admit, this is a shameless plug, but I just thought y'all might like to submit questions to Bryan Pittman.

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/ballz/foot/long_snaps/

Dude's been pretty candid so far.

powerfuldragon
09-13-2007, 06:23 PM
shoulda gone with the punter...

kplo
09-13-2007, 06:27 PM
Perhaps, but I think it's pretty interesting that this guy literally sees the action upside down.

powerfuldragon
09-13-2007, 06:29 PM
Perhaps, but I think it's pretty interesting that this guy literally sees all the action upside down.
i was just joking. pittman and turk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matt_Turk) are my two favorite texans hands down.

Double Barrel
09-13-2007, 06:39 PM
Now you can ask him.

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/ballz/foot/long_snaps/

I'm the web editor at the Houston Press, and, yes, I admit, this is a shameless plug, but I just thought y'all might like to submit questions to Bryan Pittman.

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/ballz/foot/long_snaps/

Dude's been pretty candid so far.

Thanks for posting! The Press is one of my favorite reads, even if I don't agree with half the stuff you guys write. :shades:

powerfuldragon
09-13-2007, 07:35 PM
Thanks for posting! The Press is one of my favorite reads, even if I don't agree with half the stuff you guys write. :shades:
do you agree with the ads in the last few pages?

TheIronDuke
09-13-2007, 08:04 PM
do you agree with the ads in the last few pages?

You mean there's other pages in the Houston Press?

Double Barrel
09-13-2007, 08:08 PM
do you agree with the ads in the last few pages?

That's the half I agree with! :howdy:

Kaiser Toro
09-13-2007, 09:37 PM
My only regret in life is that I never felt the thrill of executing a long snap. Hopefully one day I will be able to go to the Long Snapper Fantasy Camp and live the dream.

Pittman rules. :texflag:

The Pencil Neck
09-13-2007, 09:51 PM
My only regret in life is that I never felt the thrill of executing a long snap. Hopefully one day I will be able to go to the Long Snapper Fantasy Camp and live the dream.

Pittman rules. :texflag:

I was a long-snapper in grade school.

Before I shattered my arm because of a cyst in the bone and ended my football career.

YellerLotYeller
09-13-2007, 10:49 PM
Long Snapper in the NFL is my dream job...did it through high school. SI has a nice little read on Denver's Mike Leach (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/writers/peter_king/08/28/leach0903/index.html).

HuttoKarl
09-14-2007, 08:26 AM
My favorite part.

__________________________________________________ _____________
JCF: How is life different as a Houston Texan this year now that Matt Schaub is the quarterback?

BP: Schaub brings a laidback, poised, successful attitude. Everyone can see that and everyone is comfortable with him. So itís definitely a better change. It probably should have happened two years ago, but now that the change has happened weíre progressing forward.

JCF: Did you feel like it was something that should have happened two years ago?

BP: Yeah.

JCF: Was that the general feeling in the locker room?

BP: Yeah, I think it was. I donít want to speak for any of my teammates who were here at that time, but I think that was the general consensus.

Hervoyel
09-14-2007, 08:38 AM
My favorite part.

__________________________________________________ _____________
JCF: How is life different as a Houston Texan this year now that Matt Schaub is the quarterback?

BP: Schaub brings a laidback, poised, successful attitude. Everyone can see that and everyone is comfortable with him. So itís definitely a better change. It probably should have happened two years ago, but now that the change has happened weíre progressing forward.

JCF: Did you feel like it was something that should have happened two years ago?

BP: Yeah.

JCF: Was that the general feeling in the locker room?

BP: Yeah, I think it was. I donít want to speak for any of my teammates who were here at that time, but I think that was the general consensus.

And my favorite part (in bold) of your quoted favorite part. "A laidback, poised, successful attitude" is hilarious. That's as close as I've seen to a Texan standing there and saying that David Carr brought a tense, inept, losing attitude to the team. That's a pretty harsh indictment and I doubt he would be saying it if there wasn't a grain of truth in there.

HuttoKarl
09-14-2007, 08:52 AM
And my favorite part (in bold) of your quoted favorite part. "A laidback, poised, successful attitude" is hilarious. That's as close as I've seen to a Texan standing there and saying that David Carr brought a tense, inept, losing attitude to the team. That's a pretty harsh indictment and I doubt he would be saying it if there wasn't a grain of truth in there.

No kidding...it's nice to know our QB understands that not everything will go perfectly on the field and that getting sacked will sometimes happen. Sometimes we'll get penalties. Other times, a QB will throw a pick. Schaub understands that to freak out and panic when something like that happens- rather than own it and adjust and get up and play the next down-is not going to do anything but hurt the team as a whole.

Throwing the INT and then the next series going deep to AJ to show that he's not scared showed a lot about Matt Schaub, in my opinion.

Yankee_In_TX
09-14-2007, 10:46 AM
A long snapper? Well I asked a very tall girl. She said it was no big deal to it.

How wonderfully inappropriate, LMFAO!

fritz145
09-14-2007, 01:29 PM
Speaking of the Press, the same dude who interviewed Pittman just posted his week 2 picks:

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/ballz/2007/09/jason_friedmans_nfl_picks_week.php

Not bad... good for a laugh or two. And his opening week picks were kinda funny, too, although he seems to have some sort of obsession with Britney. But I guess the Press lives for the pop culture stuff:

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/ballz/2007/09/madonna_shines_ray_of_light_on.php

YellerLotYeller
09-14-2007, 09:47 PM
On the Fox news 1st & 10 they are following Pittman around....it had clips of him long snapping a loaf of bread into a grocery basket at the store and snapping a football into the hoop on a basketball court.:tv:

edit: it was bagels, and he hit the long snap from half court! Also long snapped the reporter in the face as he drove by in a SUV.

JohnsonFan
09-14-2007, 10:41 PM
long snapper....ha