As we hit under sixty days until the start of the Raiders 2015 season, we are also two weeks from their training camp report day. With that we talk about a guy who is entering his ninth training camp as a member of the Raiders at an often overlooked position.
Who wore it best/wearing it now: LS Jon Condo
The man with the coolest name on the team was taken for granted as the steady hand for the Raiders at long snapper. That is until a couple years ago when he was knocked out of a game with a concussion and the team replaced him with reserve linebacker, Travis Goethel, and it cost them a game. Goethel was a fish out of water with errant snaps and a missed blocking assignment, resulting in a blocked punt.
Condo was a linebacker who has carved out a career as a long snapper. In his first season with the Raiders, Shane Lechler returned to the Pro Bowl after two years left off the team. Condo went to the Pro Bowl in 2009 the season both Lechler and Sebastian Janikowski were Pro Bowlers. It can't be overlooked the importance to the success of the kicker and punter having a long snapper with the skills Condo possesses not only in accurately snapping the ball, but blocking and in covering on returns.