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Mike Leach ended career with 2 amazing streaks

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The consecutive games was one thing. The streak of good snaps us amazing.

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The Arizona Cardinals have to find a new long snapper now that Mike Leach has announced his retirement from the NFL after 16 seasons, seven with the Cardinals. He ended his career with two incredible streaks.

The first was having played in 216 consecutive games. Even as a specialist, that is amazing because of how dangerous football is as a sport.

But the next one, as noted by Peter King in his MMQB weekly article, is even more amazing.

He finished his career with 1518 consecutive snaps without an error.

The last time he botched a snap was in 2005 and Jake Plummer was the holder for the Broncos.

That's 840 punts snaps, 376 field-goal snaps and 302 PAT snaps without bouncing one, or snapping it over the head of the holder.

That was also 168 and a half games of consistency.

Replacing that might not be as easy as many  think it will be. It is hard to replace perfection. Leach was perfect in his time with the Cardinals.