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Suisham joins Cowboys

The Cowboys on Monday signed former Redskins place kicker Shaun Suisham, who missed field-goal attempts from 39 and 50 yards in the Cowboys' 7-6 victory in Week 11 at Cowboys Stadium.

"Well, one of 'em was a real long one," Dallas Coach Wade Phillips said today during a conference call with reporters who cover the Redskins. "You're not going to make every kick. You really go on percentages with kickers."

In 12 games with the Redskins, Suisham converted 18 of 21 attempts (85.7 percent). He missed one of 21 point-after attempts.

"He hit a high percentage of field goals, especially at D.C. this year," Phillips said. "He was the best one in the tryouts, so we're gonna go with him."

By Jason Reid  |  December 23, 2009; 6:29 PM ET
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suisham signed Monday and so you post this on Wednesday. Guess the telegraph machine was down.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 23, 2009 6:35 PM | Report abuse

sweet. hate to pile on suisham but he did cost the skins a couple games and now he's got a good chance of blowing it for the boys in a good game. the one good bit of redskins news for the week.

Posted by: rfjh1 | December 23, 2009 6:36 PM | Report abuse

gay!!!

Posted by: bhoang888 | December 23, 2009 6:37 PM | Report abuse

Well, for the Cowpukes, almost anyone would be better than Folk. I'm surprised that Atlanta didn't pick him up. Their kicker is horrid.

However, we anxiously await the SS short kickoffs....

Posted by: charley42 | December 23, 2009 6:39 PM | Report abuse

just doesn't matter.

Posted by: skinswest | December 23, 2009 6:40 PM | Report abuse

Please don't let this be the last post before Christmas.

"Suisham to the Cowboys" is so LaCanfora!

Posted by: rickyroge | December 23, 2009 6:41 PM | Report abuse

In traditional, ex-skins fashion. Suisham kicks game winning FG to defeat us.

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | December 23, 2009 6:47 PM | Report abuse

I'm more worried the gutless swabs we have playing for us won't get up for the game.

Posted by: FloridaCapsFan | December 23, 2009 6:51 PM | Report abuse

Please don't let this be the last post before Christmas.

"Suisham to the Cowboys" is so LaCanfora!

Posted by: rickyroge

Not a chance. I'm sure there will be a poll like: Who was the most overpaid Redskins in 2010:

a) Albert Haynesworth
b) DeAngelo Hall
c) Clinton Portis
d) Jim Zorn
e) Santana Moss

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 23, 2009 6:51 PM | Report abuse

errrrr ... maybe that should have been 2009. Don't know who is most overpaid in 2010 yet. If I'd added Cerrato to the poll, I'm pretty sure he'd win.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 23, 2009 6:53 PM | Report abuse

In traditional, ex-skins fashion. Suisham kicks game winning FG to defeat us.

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | December 23, 2009 6:47 PM

In traditional, Suisham fashion, first FG is short, second FG is wide right, all kickoffs are to the ten yard line, and 'Skins win 23-21. Gano is the man.

Posted by: League-Source | December 23, 2009 7:21 PM | Report abuse

Play would have worked if Smith threw it to the receiver who was open behind the Giants' defenders. Guy just didn't have enough arm. Zorn should have put Collins in as the "holder" for that play given that he'd already telegraphed it.

Posted by: League-Source | December 23, 2009 5:51 PM |

This is the funniest thing you've ever posted.

Posted by: mack1 | December 23, 2009 7:28 PM | Report abuse

If, and thats a big if, Shanahan is hired to the Skins. Portis should be worried for his job, not confident because Shanny his old coach. Reasons why
1. Technically Allen, not Shan the Man, should be making the personell moves as the GM.
2. Shanny has a very proven track record of disposing of older backs in favor of younger ones. The guy went through more backs in denver than tiger did mistresses (sorry could not resist the oppurtunity to make the lame overused tiger comparison.)

Posted by: Brutus2 | December 23, 2009 7:29 PM | Report abuse

What's the over/under on Suisham being involved in an ironic moment this Sunday?

Posted by: thinker11 | December 23, 2009 7:32 PM | Report abuse

And for the record im all for releasing or trading portis. The gut is way overpaid.

Posted by: Brutus2 | December 23, 2009 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Did you ever hear of Sweet Siusham from "hike!"?
When it counted his chip shots were shanked far right!

Posted by: TLoad | December 23, 2009 7:38 PM | Report abuse

This is the funniest thing you've ever posted.

Posted by: mack1 | December 23, 2009 7:28 PM

Glad you enjoyed it. Plenty more where that came from.

Posted by: League-Source | December 23, 2009 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Suisham joins Cowboys

Jesus, another Suisham article. WaPo should replace Reid with someone like Mease who prob wouldn't have the stomach to post the crap that Reid does.

Posted by: TLoad | December 23, 2009 7:45 PM | Report abuse

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usQRcFJHxTM

Sleeper alert. John Skelton (6-5 246 lbs)QB from Fordham. Has the tools but is raw and faced small school competition. He will need team to develop. However he sure can pitch it around. Currently a 5th or 6th rd grade. Hopefully he plays in the senior bowl.

Posted by: TWISI | December 23, 2009 7:59 PM | Report abuse

In traditional, ex-skins fashion. Suisham kicks game winning FG to defeat us.

CLEGG

Posted by: michael_b_clegg | December 23, 2009 6:47 PM

In traditional, Suisham fashion, first FG is short, second FG is wide right, all kickoffs are to the ten yard line, and 'Skins win 23-21. Gano is the man.

Posted by: League-Source | December 23, 2009 7:21 PM |

Cowboys use Buehler as their KO specialist. But everything else you said will happen. Book it!

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 23, 2009 8:03 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TWISI | December 23, 2009 7:59 PM

This is a blurb from an article from August. He's was on our radar, with Allen in place, not sure. When Vinny was canned, no mention of the scouting department being retained or replaced. This kid is an absolute horse and makes Tebow look smallish.

"The Jets, Broncos and Redskins have all sent reps to Fordham, and the Colts and a handful of other teams have requested credentials to scout the squad during the season.

Skelton has a tantalizing skill set. He stands 6-5 and packs a solid 258 pounds onto his country-strong frame. He has a Howitzer masquerading as a right arm: he regularly launches 50-yard bombs in practice. And he's always possessed an athleticism that belies his size: he played shortstop on his high school baseball team.

One NFL scout said Skelton has "all the tools" to succeed, and Fordham coach Tom Masella calls him the "total package."

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 23, 2009 8:16 PM | Report abuse

I posted this a couple days ago but figured it is still relevant. I think if they bring in a former NFL coach the logical thing to do is look at the former team for O-lineman that can still play. They'd know the system and the coach would have faith in them. Draft a stud RB, LB's and linemen. I'd also consider a top QB, but Colt and Sam look skinny and weak to me. Locker from Washington I'd love to have, but the crazy guy is going back for his senior year???

Posted by: 1965skinsfan | December 23, 2009 8:18 PM | Report abuse

Diesel44 I hope Allen see that the scouting department is not the problem at Redskins park. The skins have had decent success in mid to lower round. Anyway, if Skelton performs well this offseason he'll rocket up the board based on his potential alone. We shall see. Anyway, this is the way the Skins need to go, draft a guy to develop for two to three years in the program, before he leads the team. The Packer did it. The Eagles did it with Klob (sp). To an extent the Texans did it with Shaub by plucking him from the Falcons.

Posted by: TWISI | December 23, 2009 8:27 PM | Report abuse

Anyone...........anyone.............BUELLER?

Posted by: glawrence007 | December 23, 2009 8:45 PM | Report abuse

All the fans behind the end zone need to hold up signs with an arrow pointing to the right whenever sushi lines up to kick

Posted by: DaFunBunch | December 23, 2009 8:47 PM | Report abuse

i'll take john fox over shanny or cowher but not over the dude in tenn. i'd give up 2 first, 2 seconds for the dude in tenn.

Posted by: dealer1 | December 23, 2009 8:50 PM | Report abuse

In traditional, ex-skins fashion. Suisham kicks game winning FG to defeat us.

CLEGG

Wouldn't be the first time suisham beat us this year

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 23, 2009 8:55 PM | Report abuse

i'll take john fox over shanny or cowher but not over the dude in tenn. i'd give up 2 first, 2 seconds for the dude in tenn.

Posted by: dealer1 | December 23, 2009 8:50 PM


I'll take Bill Cowher as the HC.

Shanny as the OC, Jeff Fisher as the DC, and John Fox as our secondary coach.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 23, 2009 9:01 PM | Report abuse

I'll take Bill Cowher as the HC.

Shanny as the OC, Jeff Fisher as the DC, and John Fox as our secondary coach.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 23, 2009 9:01 PM |

Wow, this is a new twist on Fantasy Football. Drop it into the Suggestion Box at FedEx on Sunday. You may be the only one, so far, who's thought of it.

Posted by: League-Source | December 23, 2009 9:10 PM | Report abuse

In traditional, ex-skins fashion. Suisham kicks game winning FG to defeat us.

CLEGG

Wouldn't be the first time suisham beat us this year

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 23, 2009 8:55 PM |

...or even the second.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 23, 2009 9:14 PM | Report abuse

KC Joyner over at ESPN has reviewed tape of Trent Williams, Anthony Davis, and Bruce Campbell. He'll look at Okung soon. Of the three he rates NFL LT prospect as follows:

1. Campbell
2. Davis
3. Williams

He said of Campbell an average pass blocker but elite run blocking skills.

Here's the link: http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft10/insider/news/story?id=4763943

Posted by: TWISI | December 23, 2009 9:15 PM | Report abuse

I'll take Bill Cowher as the HC.

Shanny as the OC, Jeff Fisher as the DC, and John Fox as our secondary coach.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 23, 2009 9:01 PM |

Wow, this is a new twist on Fantasy Football. Drop it into the Suggestion Box at FedEx on Sunday. You may be the only one, so far, who's thought of it.

Posted by: League-Source | December 23, 2009 9:10 PM

While we are at it...

Gary Kubiak as our QB coach, John Gruden as our WRs coach, and let’s get Tony Dungy as our den mother.

Make it happen T_E, I mean Ivy League-Source.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 23, 2009 9:28 PM | Report abuse

I thought they signed him on Monday.

Posted by: jmy999 | December 23, 2009 9:35 PM | Report abuse

I thought they signed him on Monday.

Posted by: jmy999 | December 23, 2009 9:35 PM

They did, but Jason Reid has early Alzheimers and posts some variant of this story every day. He'll keep posting it until they cut him next Monday after he shanks two FGs against his former team. He won't even be able to fly back to Dallas with the team.

Posted by: League-Source | December 23, 2009 9:38 PM | Report abuse

1. Campbell
2. Davis
3. Williams

He said of Campbell an average pass blocker but elite run blocking skills.

Here's the link: http://insider.espn.go.com/nfl/draft10/insider/news/story?id=4763943

Posted by: TWISI | December 23, 2009 9:15 PM

I went to MD. I know people who know people and have seen him play at least 15x. Not an attempt to big time anyone, just an attempt at humor.

He is the Ryan Clady of this year’s draft. He’s as athletically gifted as any OT to come into the draft in the last 5 years and is no doubt a sure fire LT prospect.

The only knock on him …I wish he would have been as dominate his Jr year as he was as a Soph.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 23, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 23, 2009 9:45 PM

I read somewhere that he didn't play/start many games. Is that because of injury or because he was inconsistent in his play?

Posted by: TWISI | December 23, 2009 10:27 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: TWISI | December 23, 2009 10:27 PM
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8 starts as a frosh and soph followed by a decent year as a junior.

He is the merriman and Vernon Davis of LT. Problem is that merriman paid early dividends while Davis took nearly 3 years.

Campbell would appear to follow the Davis career path. He would still be an upgrade early in his career to Levi and BMW and have chance to be a pro bowl caliber LT.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 23, 2009 11:24 PM | Report abuse

J Reid is a meat rider

Posted by: Salinas1 | December 23, 2009 11:30 PM | Report abuse

I am tired of hearing about him kicking 85 percent. The guy could not make clutch field goals period.

Posted by: Redskins001 | December 23, 2009 11:59 PM | Report abuse

J. Reid,

I know it hurts, but some day you will get over Suisham. It won't happen today or tomorrow, but trust me it will happen.

The first step is to stop writing these love notes about him and then realize that he has gone back to his ex girlfriend. (Dallas to Skins and back to Dallas, kills the joke but you have to teach to the lowest common denominator)

I'd say go out and find the biggest pig in the bar and slump bust. It's easy for me to say because I've never had to settle and the bar was my playground but trust me you will get over him...

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 24, 2009 12:15 AM | Report abuse

F! DALLAS!!

Posted by: edvar | December 24, 2009 12:43 AM | Report abuse

What's lost in all the nonsense of this week is....double and sideways F dall-ass

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 24, 2009 12:49 AM | Report abuse

No truer words Diesel.

No truer words.

Posted by: edvar | December 24, 2009 1:06 AM | Report abuse

No truer words Diesel.

No truer words...

Posted by: edvar | December 24, 2009 1:07 AM | Report abuse

Good glad he joined the Cowboys.

He can't make pressure kicks and seems to almost always choke in certain situations.

So what makes me think if the game was on the line say over 35 yards out.....he could handle the pressure of THAT situation?

First game against the team that cut you few weeks earlier and trying to win it at Fedex with the rival team he is trying to impress to keep a job and happens to be looking to him to kick them into the playoffs...

i say that's a lot of pressure if ya ask me.

Posted by: leevi98 | December 24, 2009 1:34 AM | Report abuse

Wouldn't it be great if the Dallas game turns out to be a FG shootout? Gano will hit 4 out of 4, his last winning the game.
Suisham will go 3 out of 4, missing his last that would have tied the game.

Posted by: DeployedFan | December 24, 2009 3:19 AM | Report abuse

This is good for the 'Skins in more ways than one. First, and most obviously, the Cowboys now have to rely on a questionable FG kicker to win in December. Second, since Suisham was on the opening day roster, the 'Skins were paying his salary while he waited for another gig. Now, they're off the hook for the last two weeks of his salary. Sure, it's a small savings on the Haynesworth scale, but it's probably enough to pay for a big year-end party at Six Flags for all the RI regulars.

Posted by: League-Source | December 24, 2009 7:18 AM | Report abuse

I am tired of hearing about him kicking 85 percent. The guy could not make clutch field goals period.

Posted by: Redskins001 | December 23, 2009 11:59 PM | Report abuse

Amen. Looking more short term (since last Dallas game) he's 6/9 (66%). Looking career he's 85/107 (79%).

Given his weak a$$ leg and his less than average kicking pct., it's comical to see people continue to preach his "85%" kicking. Ooh, he was 1 for 1 in a game, that's 100%. He MUST be a great kicker. LMFAO

Posted by: HTTR | December 24, 2009 7:39 AM | Report abuse

We don't have a world beater in Gano either. Was his extra point blocked or was it just flubbed? Gano does kick off well though. They way our season has gone, Suisham will bang 2 50 yarders!

Posted by: joeboggs | December 24, 2009 7:42 AM | Report abuse

What's lost in all the nonsense of this week is....double and sideways F dall-ass

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 24, 2009 12:49 AM

I concur - F! DALLAS!

Posted by: joeboggs | December 24, 2009 7:45 AM | Report abuse

We don't have a world beater in Gano either. Was his extra point blocked or was it just flubbed? Gano does kick off well though. They way our season has gone, Suisham will bang 2 50 yarders!

Posted by: joeboggs | December 24, 2009 7:42 AM |

It was blocked thanks to the terible blocking.

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 24, 2009 7:54 AM | Report abuse

Seem Mike Gandy (LT - Cardinals) will most likely not be back next year with that team. He is an interesting stop gap option at LT while the Skins groom Bruce Campbell (I've claimed him after last night's reading) as the heir apparent.

http://blog.azcardinals.com/2009/12/21/gandys-future-unclear-after-surgery/

Gandy’s future beyond the season is also up in the air. He is a free agent after the season, and after making $5 million this season, he may not be brought back unless he’s willing to play for less. It’s possible he’s played his last game in Arizona.

Posted by: TWISI | December 24, 2009 7:55 AM | Report abuse

We don't have a world beater in Gano either. Was his extra point blocked or was it just flubbed? Gano does kick off well though. They way our season has gone, Suisham will bang 2 50 yarders!

Posted by: joeboggs | December 24, 2009 7:42 AM |

It was blocked thanks to the terible blocking.

Posted by: Flounder21 | December 24, 2009 7:54 AM | Report abuse

Indeed. The unfortunate thing is that it was his only kick thanks to that brilliant coaching calling a stupid trick play fake FG and going for 2 when down by 15 touchdowns. The last few games should've been a mini-tryout for rookie Gano and we wasted the Giants game for that. Hope they let him kick more in the last 2 games. He's a rookie with lots of potential. If he really sucks vs. the Cryboys and SD, we can always grab a FA kicker for next year. Also, F DALLAS!!!

Posted by: HTTR | December 24, 2009 8:05 AM | Report abuse

Suisham's problem is not that he can't make FGs (especially in no-pressure tryouts). His problem is he chokes in big time situations. So as long as the Cowboys blow out every team on their schedule, Suisham will be good for them. But don't count on him for that crucial FG to win a playoff game.

Posted by: tundey | December 24, 2009 8:21 AM | Report abuse

Yea...F DALLAS!

Posted by: jcnjcnj | December 24, 2009 8:23 AM | Report abuse

But don't count on him for that crucial FG to win a playoff game.

Posted by: tundey | December 24, 2009 8:21 AM

Suisham will NEVER get a chance to choke on a crucial FG. Romo won't get the ball down for him.

Posted by: League-Source | December 24, 2009 8:25 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: League-Source | December 24, 2009 8:43 AM | Report abuse

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