New Orleans Saints long snapper Zach Wood was a little bit busier in practice this week. At some point while he was watching film, special teams coordinator Bradford Banta suggested that Wood should do some drills with the linebackers to help him improve his tackling skills when he's on the field. So, this week, Wood spent some time with the defense in practice as opposed to just working with the specialists. "I thought it was a good idea, and I always want to do a little bit extra anyway rather than just snapping," Wood said. "We kind of did this to help me out on punt coverage to get downfield and hopefully make some tackles and not just take up space on the field." Coach Sean Payton said it's not unusual for a specialist to work with the defense in practice.
Saints long snapper Zach Wood practicing with linebackers to improve tackling skills
New Orleans Times-Picayune | Dec 16