Prior to his release in 2011, running back
Since then, however, the identity of the latest backup has been shrouded in mystery. Coach
But the value of a backup long snapper has been heightened after what happened to a pair of long snappers on the first weekend of the regular season.
"That's a valuable reminder that it can happen at any time," Harbaugh said. "Their problem wasn't just the long snapper. I think they had a major protection error twice in a row on those blocked punts. So yeah, it's really important. It's one of those things that you better be thinking about. And it's not just that. There's 100 other things like that that you have to keep in mind. You might not see it in a whole season, you might not see it in five years, but you always have to have that answer. Backup holder is something you're always working on. What if your kicker gets hurt? What are you going to do there?"
The Ravens have a pair of centers in