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Suisham to try out with Cowboys

Just got a text from former Redskins place kicker Shaun Suisham, who told me he has a tryout scheduled Monday with the Dallas Cowboys.

The Redskins play the Cowboys next week in their FedEx Field season finale, and wouldn't it be something if Suisham signed with the Cowboys and had a big performance against the Redskins? Wouldn't it be something if he delivered a game-winning kick?

Although Suisham missed a chip-shot field goal late in the fourth quarter of the 33-30 overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints two weeks ago and two field goals -- including a 39-yarder -- in the 7-6 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 22, he converted 18 of 21 field-goal attempts this season and is the most accurate place kicker in team history among those with at least 100 career field-goal attempts. He also had performed well in executing the designed kickoffs special teams coordinator Danny Smith called.

Although Suisham is good enough to earn a job on the strength of his performance, the Cowboys could have added incentive to sign him because of what he knows about his former team. Reporters are not permitted to watch most of practice, but several players told me Suisham was heavily involved in the trick plays on punts and field-goal attempts that Smith enjoys designing. Punter Hunter Smith has rushed for a touchdown and thrown a touchdown pass this season.

The Redskins cut Suisham and signed Graham Gano on Dec. 8.

By Jason Reid  |  December 20, 2009; 6:40 PM ET
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Posted by: WRBD | December 20, 2009 6:59 PM | Report abuse

Norv redeeemed. Good for him

MistaMoe you funny.

Posted by: rgj21 | December 20, 2009 7:17 PM | Report abuse

wouldn't it be something if Suisham signed with the Cowboys and had a big performance against the Redskins? Wouldn't it be something if he delivered a game-winning kick?
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Wouldn't it be something if JReid got off suishams jock for long enough for the guy to complete his cowboys tryout? Why is he texting jreid when he should be getting ready for his tryout anyway? Why isn't jreid writing a piece whining about the plight of poor Nick Folk, who despite being a pro bowler and has the ability to kick the ball out of the end zone, is now likely to lose his job??? If suisham loses, are you going ti write about how they chose the wrong guy? This is the wrong blog to be rooting for the cowboys, you bum. Go away!!

Posted by: AdamCr | December 20, 2009 7:18 PM | Report abuse

"Although Suisham missed a chip-shot field goal late in the fourth quarter of the 33-30 overtime loss to the New Orleans Saints two weeks ago and two field goals -- including a 39-yarder -- in the 7-6 loss to the Dallas Cowboys on Nov. 22, he converted 18 of 21 field-goal attempts this season and is the most accurate place kicker in team history among those with at least 100 career field-goal attempts. He also had performed well in executing the designed kickoffs special teams coordinator Danny Smith called."

True, but he was ineffective from 40+ yards last season, and his kickoffs were consistently short -- two factors that almost lost him his job. This year he had a good camp and the team decided to give him a chance based on his record on clutch kicks. In other words, he was reliable.

Looked like that was a good decision for the first six or seven games and then things began to deteriorate. He developed a case of kicker's yips and basically lost two games. That was enough to justify bringing in a replacement who was better at the long stuff.

It's no knock on Suisham. When he's fit, he's a reliable, accurate kicker without much distance. Guys like that can have long careers, usually with three or four different NFL clubs. They get cut, brought back, cut again. Some of them play til they're forty.

Posted by: Samson151 | December 20, 2009 7:24 PM | Report abuse

This is the wrong blog to be rooting for the cowboys, you bum. Go away!!

Posted by: AdamCr | December 20, 2009 7:18 PM | Report abuse

amen,jried=huge toolbag

Posted by: hcic55 | December 20, 2009 7:25 PM | Report abuse

He also had performed well in executing the designed kickoffs special teams coordinator Danny Smith called.
--------------------------------------- does this mean that smith was intentionally calling for illegal proceedure penalties by having him purposefully kick ball out of bounds

Posted by: hcic55 | December 20, 2009 7:29 PM | Report abuse

This is the wrong blog to be rooting for the cowboys, you bum. Go away!!

Posted by: AdamCr | December 20, 2009 7:18 PM | Report abuse

amen,jried=huge toolbag

Posted by: hcic55 | December 20, 2009 7:25 PM

100% AGREE.

Wait until next year when Rock is gone. Then who's going to be his mole?

C'mon JR...breakups are hard but you'll meet someone else.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 20, 2009 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Has anybody been talking about how Snyder said at Allen's press conference that he wanted to win "urgently"?

That idiot is never going to be able to rebuild the team

Posted by: Salinas1 | December 20, 2009 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Talk about unlucky drafts: I couldn't help noticing KC gave up 286 rushing yards to one Jerome Harrison formerly of Washington State (no, I never heard of him either) behind that devastating Cleveland rushing attack. Which made me wonder about all those top draft choices the club spent on d-linemen. Glen Dorsey, who I believe went with the fifth pick in '07, has started something like 30 games and has one sack. Last year's number one, third pick Tyson Jackson, also of LSU, has one sack, too.

This is why folks get iffy about a college superstar like Ndamukong Suh. He could be Randy White, or he could be Steve Emtman. Who can tell?

Posted by: Samson151 | December 20, 2009 7:38 PM | Report abuse

Aw, how cute. The Mayor and the crappy Canadian kicker. BFF's.

Posted by: ToddStinkston | December 20, 2009 7:38 PM | Report abuse

For those of you that are ESPN insiders, there's an article by the skins old jr. cap guy JI Halsell regarding the capology of the Bruce Allen era.
The first two paragraphs are interesting, anyone who wanted to summarize the rest should consider themselves encouraged to do so.

Posted by: daggar | December 20, 2009 7:44 PM | Report abuse

Are you kidding me. Steelers win on the last play and Ben throws for half a thousand.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 20, 2009 7:48 PM | Report abuse

Cutting Suisham was definately the right call. He should take his sorry ass back to the Cowboiz, he'll shank the clutch kicks for them too. Go Gano!

Posted by: VegasJim | December 20, 2009 7:52 PM | Report abuse

Wasn't there a joke about "Someone take my wife...please" that fits here?

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | December 20, 2009 7:55 PM | Report abuse

Kickers endure a unique cycle, Shaun Suisham was a Cowboy before he became a Rdedskin. If he finds a home back in Cowboy Country he could be a nemisis for a long time. Suisham is a good young kicker.

Posted by: MHEDRLT | December 20, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

I've got no idea what's going through JR's head. Story here is what a bummer it would be if Suisham turned into another Akers -- a kicker released by the Skins, signed by NFC rival, voted to 3 pro bowls. Any Skins fan or blogger in these circumstances would be praying for Suisham to fail, no matter what.

Posted by: chris_zz | December 20, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Wouldnt it be somethin if I could hate the Cowboys more?

Posted by: Club320 | December 20, 2009 8:02 PM | Report abuse

Kickers endure a unique cycle, Shaun Suisham was a Cowboy before he became a Rdedskin. If he finds a home back in Cowboy Country he could be a nemisis for a long time. Suisham is a good young kicker.

Posted by: MHEDRLT | December 20, 2009 7:57 PM | Report abuse

Wow. REally?

Suisham is 28. I guess that's young for a kicker. But good? He had one of the worst FG %'s last year and this year he was having a solid year. Until it mattered. He is not clutch. Good riddance, and please, PLEASE sign him Dallas. He's a perfect fit for that bunch of choke artists

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | December 20, 2009 8:04 PM | Report abuse

Cutting Suisham was definately the right call. He should take his sorry ass back to the Cowboiz, he'll shank the clutch kicks for them too. Go Gano!

Posted by: VegasJim

Cutting Suisham was RIDICULOUS! He had made 18 of 20 on the year although the ones he missed were monumental.

So Vinny comes storming down to the locker room after the Saints game wanting to cut Suisham immediately. Danny Smith talks him out of it but days later Danny could not save him - although he was totally OPPOSED to Suisham being cut.

Vinny signs Gano who has never kicked in the NFL but he does have 1 good game. Now Gano is injured, Vinny is gone, and Suisham will sign with our nemesis right before our game with them.

Add one more nail in our bizarre season.

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 20, 2009 8:08 PM | Report abuse

Suisham is the 2009 Redskin Insiders Leigh Torrence.

Posted by: The_Spear | December 20, 2009 8:10 PM | Report abuse

No more Suisham talk.

He's gone and good riddance.

No Range
Terrible KOs
Love’s to kick it OB
Worst kicker in the league last year
Contributed to 2 loses this year.

I hope the Cowboys sign him, that's how confident I am.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 20, 2009 8:14 PM | Report abuse

Glen Dorsey, who I believe went with the fifth pick in '07, has started something like 30 games and has one sack. Last year's number one, third pick Tyson Jackson, also of LSU, has one sack, too.

This is why folks get iffy about a college superstar like Ndamukong Suh. He could be Randy White, or he could be Steve Emtman. Who can tell?

Posted by: Samson151 | December 20, 2009 7:38 PM | Report abuse
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You think that's bad??? JAY CUTLER was 10/27 for 94 yards and 3 picks! MARK SANCHEZ, behind a pro bowl line, wasn't much better. His third pick of the day sealed the loss against the falcons. That would make me iffy about signing blockbuster qbs with a penchant for turnovers.

Posted by: AdamCr | December 20, 2009 8:16 PM | Report abuse

JR remember that they had him first and cut him due to his choking ways

Posted by: 3rings | December 20, 2009 8:17 PM | Report abuse

JR remember that they had him first and cut him due to his choking ways

Posted by: 3rings | December 20, 2009 8:17 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, sorry but you need to get past the suisham thing. Bringing in someone new was the right move.

Posted by: AdamCr | December 20, 2009 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Suisham was statistically the worst kicker in the NFL last year. The Redskins are a better team without him.

JReid's acting like the guy was Adam Vinateri.

Wouldn't it be great if JReid was writing a Cowboys blog next year?

Dude, get off of Romo's jock.

Posted by: dmorgan6617 | December 20, 2009 8:20 PM | Report abuse

Cutting Suisham was RIDICULOUS! He had made 18 of 20 on the year although the ones he missed were monumental.
Posted by: Lisa_R | December 20, 2009 8:08 PM

Although...
but...
Having said that...

Anyone of those utterances destroys any argument.

He should have never been brought back after last year. This was the right move. You can't cut all the underachievers, but an idiot kicker is very replaceable.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 20, 2009 8:20 PM | Report abuse

"Wouldn't it be something if he (Shaun Suisham) delivered a game-winning kick?"

All it would mean is that once again, Suisham disappoints the redskins.

So how is it so great if he just happens to be wearing a different jersey?

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 20, 2009 8:21 PM | Report abuse

They will sign him and he will win the game for the Boys.

It will be a lasting tribute to Cerrato's stupidity.

Posted by: gdennie | December 20, 2009 8:22 PM | Report abuse

Lisa, sorry but you need to get past the suisham thing. Bringing in someone new was the right move.

Posted by: AdamCr

I absolutely disagree! If Gano cannot kick tomorrow night what, pray tell, are we going to do? He's had one good game but that was 1 game.

I'm going out right now to predict the Cowboys will make it to the Super Bowl and Suisham's kick will get them there - and maybe even win the whole thing.

I know you all think I'm crazy and are laughing at me but when it happens it will not be so funny.

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 20, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

samson

"This is why folks get iffy about a college superstar like Ndamukong Suh. He could be Randy White, or he could be Steve Emtman. Who can tell?"

Well, the draft--drafts in all sports, really-- is a major crapshoot, you know.

I think that's why the best way to draft is to look at your team needs, and try to draft high for need, and middle/low for backups.

The skins haven't drafted offensive linemen or running backs high in a very long time, and show inadequacies at both spots.

Drafting for need mitigates the errors that come if a guy is a draft bust.

BTW: with Allen in the house, it looks like that philosophy is about to be standard operating procedure.

Drafting the Best Player Availiable is a philosophy that went out the door with Ol Bug Eyes Cerrato.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 20, 2009 8:30 PM | Report abuse

Wouldn't it be great if he misses a 23 yd attempt with 2 seconds left to lose.

Posted by: msrent | December 20, 2009 8:33 PM | Report abuse

Wouldn't it be great if he misses a 23 yd attempt with 2 seconds left to lose.

Posted by: msrent | December 20, 2009 8:33 PM

I think the word you're looking for is not "great" but "typical."

Posted by: League-Source | December 20, 2009 8:37 PM | Report abuse

Memo to JR:

I remember my first girlfriend. Her name was Kelly and we would sit beside each other every day in 5th grade.

Every day for 3 months, until a new kid showed up with cooler shoes and that was it, she was gone.

Or was she...

We ended up going to different middle schools and she was out of sight but never completely out of mind.

Until...

I ran into her 10 years later and let’s just say that I never called her back...

Moral of the story for JR..


Get over Suisham, he's replaceable and so are you.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 20, 2009 8:37 PM | Report abuse

I don't think you are crazy, Lisa_R

Suisham was a sacrificial lamb, a scapegoat.

Posted by: Rotfrau | December 20, 2009 8:37 PM | Report abuse

I absolutely disagree! If Gano cannot kick tomorrow night what, pray tell, are we going to do? He's had one good game but that was 1 game.

I'm going out right now to predict the Cowboys will make it to the Super Bowl and Suisham's kick will get them there - and maybe even win the whole thing.

I know you all think I'm crazy and are laughing at me but when it happens it will not be so funny.

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 20, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse
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whew, where to start?
If gano can't kick we will bring someone off the street. There are free agents. Your buddy suisham is one of them so don't sleep on their ability. That said, considering we haven't had tryouts, I imagine gano will play.

Yes gano has played one good game. He's still unproven. But his college credentials are beating the snot out of your boy swish at any level. Was suisham even all conference at BGSU? I mean seriously.

That prediction is funny. I mean, who knows, anything can happen. You should let suisham make the team first before you turn him into vinatieri. And let the cowboys win a playoff game before putting them in the super bowl.

I really have never seen such great support for a kicker with such a lack of accomplishments in his college or pro career. I mean, jreid is desperate when he's promoting his trick play ability. Meanwhile our new kicker runs a faster 40 than half our skill players and this is a concern?? Enough!

Posted by: AdamCr | December 20, 2009 8:39 PM | Report abuse

Mr. Diesel,

Why did you not call Kelly back?

The moral of your story is lost upon me and I don't think Mr. Reid will get it either.

Posted by: Rotfrau | December 20, 2009 8:40 PM | Report abuse

Good riddance, and please, PLEASE sign him Dallas. He's a perfect fit for that bunch of choke artists

Posted by: Notorious_LMG | December 20, 2009 8:04 PM
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EXACTLY!
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Posted by: ifthethunderdontgetya | December 20, 2009 8:43 PM | Report abuse

You should have called her back, taken her out for a few cocktails, then back to a motel room for some sweet revenge generously dispersed widely all over her backside.

Posted by: Rotfrau | December 20, 2009 8:43 PM | Report abuse


Wouldn't it be great if he misses a 23 yd attempt with 2 seconds left to lose.

Posted by: msrent | December 20, 2009 8:33 PM

I think the word you're looking for is not "great" but "typical."

Posted by: League-Source | December 20, 2009 8:37 PM

I think both are apt descriptions.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 20, 2009 8:44 PM | Report abuse

You should have called her back, taken her out for a few cocktails, then back to a motel room for some sweet revenge generously dispersed widely all over her backside.

Posted by: Rotfrau | December 20, 2009 8:43 PM |

I think his point was he did the latter and then didn't call her back.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 20, 2009 8:46 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Rotfrau | December 20, 2009 8:43 PM

Mr. Rotfrau-

I never called her back because revenge was already served.

The moral of the story, ah never mind.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 20, 2009 8:47 PM | Report abuse

JReid, yer a fing homo.

Posted by: SkinsfaninKaneohe | December 20, 2009 8:48 PM | Report abuse

Ok, I understand now.

You left out some details and I failed to read between the lines.

Posted by: Rotfrau | December 20, 2009 8:49 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Rotfrau | December 20, 2009 8:49 PM

Sorry Rotfrau,

Most have been lost in translation.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 20, 2009 8:51 PM | Report abuse

So earlier, a bunch of us were talking about trading Cooley for draft picks because of the emergence of Fred "Sleepy-to-TD" Davis. Cooley's value is high now. And the market has been good for TEs: Gonzalez got a 2nd round, Shockey a 2nd and 4th, and Winslow a 5th. We need draft picks, for a bunch of positions--including RB. Looking at this Carolina game I was thinking: "Hey, the Panthers need a TE and they have two good RBs and really can't afford to hang on to both of them." So, why not trade for Jonathan Stewart? He is young and they need a TE. COOLEY FOR STEWART! That way, he can come in here and start right away.

Posted by: Invisman52 | December 20, 2009 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Where are the Gramáticas?

Posted by: cordobes17 | December 20, 2009 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Winslow a 2nd and 5th.

Posted by: Invisman52 | December 20, 2009 8:55 PM | Report abuse

I could maybe live with a Cooley for Stewart trade.

I love Cooley, but you do have to give up something of value to get something good in return.

Posted by: Rotfrau | December 20, 2009 8:57 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Invisman52 | December 20, 2009 8:53 PM

That's not a ridiculous idea at all.

I’d make that move, although I think the panthers would pass.

Realistically, Cooley would at best fetch a 3rd and I think he is more valuable than a Rhinehart or a Barnes. (’08 & ’09 3rd’s)

I hoping the next coach is aware that it’s not illegal to have two TEs on the field at once.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 20, 2009 9:01 PM | Report abuse

The emergence of Fred Davis does seem to have made Chris Cooley an expendable resource, unless you envision 2 TE sets, which could be spectacular with these two, very hard to defend against.

Posted by: Rotfrau | December 20, 2009 9:01 PM | Report abuse

I have 4 lower bowl tickets for sale for Dallas game. email me if your interested leevi98@yahoo.com

Posted by: leevi98 | December 20, 2009 9:06 PM | Report abuse

Vinny's final master plan with the Redskins: he lets Suisham go, who signs with Dallas and misses what would be the winning field goal for Dallas when they play the Redskins... Shaun Suisham: the best weapon the Redskins have since he was released...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 20, 2009 9:07 PM | Report abuse

I think you are still on crack. Fred Davis's body of work is too small to justify trading Cooley.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 20, 2009 9:07 PM | Report abuse

The emergence of Fred Davis does seem to have made Chris Cooley an expendable resource, unless you envision 2 TE sets, which could be spectacular with these two, very hard to defend against.

Posted by: Rotfrau | December 20, 2009 9:01 PM
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You were either writing this at 3:00 am German time, or you're not in Germany...

Posted by: RedSkinHead | December 20, 2009 9:08 PM | Report abuse

Really, you guys don't think that Cooley could get a second? Also, Rhinehart and Barnes were Cerrato picks. Maybe we can have some success in these later rounds like other teams seem to. I only get rid of Cooley if we get a 2nd.

Yes! I would love 2 TE sets. But we can still do that with someone else. I think 2 TEs, especially guys with good ball skills is a bit overrated and better looking on paper. I use Dallas as an example. Witten and Bennett are the best two tight-end set in the league. But it actually doesn't work out as well as we might think. I think Cooley can go for a 2nd round/Stewart. Teams overfloweth with RBs and we need a speed guy to complement GANTHER or whomever is playing for CP next year.

Posted by: Invisman52 | December 20, 2009 9:12 PM | Report abuse

scampbell

I agree with you in the idea that we shouldnt be in a rush to deal Cooley, but if a plausible offer comes up we should definitely listen. I like the Cooley for Stewart idea, I would prefer Williams, but Stewart would definitely work.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | December 20, 2009 9:18 PM | Report abuse

come on, scampbell. If we can get something valuable like a RB for the next four years or a 2nd and 4th/5th rounder, Cooley has to go. Especially with the upside of Fred "Is that a Redzone that I see before me? Come, let me conquer thee!" Davis. You can't tell me that Davis hasn't shown you he can't play at a level high enough to keep him and also get a RB or 2nd round OL.

Oh, and leave my crack alone!

Posted by: Invisman52 | December 20, 2009 9:18 PM | Report abuse

King Joffe: You ain't gonna get Stewart (although I prefer him, too).

Also, your name is awesome.

Posted by: Invisman52 | December 20, 2009 9:20 PM | Report abuse

King Joffe: You ain't gonna get Stewart (although I prefer him, too).

Also, your name is awesome.

Posted by: Invisman52 | December 20, 2009 9:21 PM | Report abuse

King Joffe: You ain't gonna get Stewart (although I prefer him, too).

Also, your name is awesome.

Posted by: Invisman52 | December 20, 2009 9:24 PM | Report abuse

The way Suisham kicked vs dallas, it looked like he was already on jerruh's payroll

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 20, 2009 9:26 PM | Report abuse

I wouldn't trade Cooley. Pairing Cooley and Davis would be hard for most teams to defense. Besides, I like the running-back-by-committee system instead of these prima donna star RBs like Portis. And, Shanahan can find good backs in the lower rounds.

Posted by: chris_zz | December 20, 2009 9:28 PM | Report abuse

Thanks Invisman,


I think the decision on Cooley should be based on the FO's direction this offseason. If they blow the thing up he should go. If there are only subtle changes (which I doubt) then a little continuity couldnt hurt. I think they would also have to think about trading Davis. Like scampbell mentioned, he hasnt done so much here that Cooley has to be the one to go. I would be in favor of trading whomever yields more.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | December 20, 2009 9:29 PM | Report abuse

Now don't all of you knuckleheads get upset but Jay Cutler and Mark Sanchez(yeah the same ones that some of you were screaming for to wear the burgundy&gold)have something like forty plus interceptions between them but JC ain't smart enough to play QB,LMAO!

Posted by: dargregmag | December 20, 2009 9:31 PM | Report abuse

Bill Cowher is so going to Carolina. Gonna be the Cowherlina Panthers next year.

Posted by: League-Source | December 20, 2009 9:42 PM | Report abuse

trade Cooley? I'm thinking you want to sell high ... and I doubt Cooley will get good value at this time. If I can get a 1st for Davis or a 3rd for Cooley, I trade Davis.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 20, 2009 9:44 PM | Report abuse

The Redskins management and the team' clueless fans deserve each other. Everyone else knows that place kickers aren't perfect. Even the best sometimes flub a kick.

If Suisham had missed the FIRST of four kicks and then made the next three, those same fans would be saying that his last clutch kick almost iced the game. Only that last two-minute drill saved the Saints. Blame the defense.

Did it ever occur to you Monday-morning QBs that the points a team scores or fails to score or gives up EARLY in the game count just as much as the ones the team scores (or fails to score or gives up) LATE? The touchdown the Saints scored off Holmes' fumble cost 7 points; Suisham's miss cost only 3. Do you check my arithmetic? Yet I didn't hear any calls to fire Holmes because he "lost us the game."

Posted by: donnolo | December 20, 2009 9:44 PM | Report abuse

L-S

There is a better chance of that happening than Shanny coming here.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 20, 2009 9:45 PM | Report abuse

zcezcest1 you check the Hamster League scores today per chance?

Posted by: chrislarry | December 20, 2009 9:48 PM | Report abuse

Did it ever occur to you Monday-morning QBs that the points a team scores or fails to score or gives up EARLY in the game count just as much as the ones the team scores (or fails to score or gives up) LATE? The touchdown the Saints scored off Holmes' fumble cost 7 points; Suisham's miss cost only 3. Do you check my arithmetic? Yet I didn't hear any calls to fire Holmes because he "lost us the game."

Posted by: donnolo | December 20, 2009 9:44 PM

Moore not Holmes.

FG kickers have one job and are low salary employees. They are very replaceable because their salary is usually not guaranteed. That's the math that matters.

Stupid argument.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 20, 2009 9:52 PM | Report abuse

trade Cooley? I'm thinking you want to sell high ... and I doubt Cooley will get good value at this time. If I can get a 1st for Davis or a 3rd for Cooley, I trade Davis.

Posted by: zcezcest1 | December 20, 2009 9:44 PM

Zeke- You couldn't get a 1st for both let alone Davis.

This trade talk is nonsense. Not just by you, but everyone. Neither should be traded because, you're not going to get any return on your investment.

3rd

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 20, 2009 9:56 PM | Report abuse

mista: "I think that's why the best way to draft is to look at your team needs, and try to draft high for need, and middle/low for backups.
The skins haven't drafted offensive linemen or running backs high in a very long time, and show inadequacies at both spots.Drafting for need mitigates the errors that come if a guy is a draft bust."

KC drafted both Dorsey and Tyson Jackson for need. Neither has panned out -- at least as yet.

A pick that doesn't pan out is a pick that didn't pan out, no matter why you drafted him.

Posted by: Samson151 | December 20, 2009 10:00 PM | Report abuse

zcezcest1 you check the Hamster League scores today per chance?

Posted by: chrislarry | December 20, 2009 9:48 PM

Let me take a wild azz guess.....

Posted by: League-Source | December 20, 2009 10:02 PM | Report abuse

I have 4 lower bowl tickets for sale for Dallas game. email me if your interested leevi98@yahoo.com

Posted by: leevi98 | December 20, 2009 10:05 PM | Report abuse

KC drafted both Dorsey and Tyson Jackson for need. Neither has panned out -- at least as yet.

A pick that doesn't pan out is a pick that didn't pan out, no matter why you drafted him.

Posted by: Samson151 | December 20, 2009 10:00 PM

You keep banging on the Chief's draft but the Chief's beat us.

I watched Dorsey @ LSU and he was the college version of Haynie, dominant but always hurt. Bad draft considering injury concerns,

Tyson Jackson was good but not great @ LSU. He was a definite reach @ 3rd overall and was a need pick for the 3-4 D for a big DE. They will regret not taking Orakpo.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 20, 2009 10:07 PM | Report abuse

thats right LS! Carroll St F Bombers in the championship game!!!

Posted by: chrislarry | December 20, 2009 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Taking d-linemen high is something of a risk, because they take a little longer to develop, and because of the risk of injury. It's sumo wrestling in there. And you've got the ever-present danger of the cut block.

Taking QBs high is also a risk, and basically for the same two reasons. It's not an easy position to learn. And starting QBs take a lot of punishment.

WRs take a while to hit their stride, and the GM that picked them may be long gone by the time they do.

Oddly enough, it's probably less chancy to take a tackle or a running back, a LB or a DB.

But if you don't need those...

Posted by: Samson151 | December 20, 2009 10:10 PM | Report abuse

Cooley needs to concentrate on Football and worry less about his internet site and blogs. If you could get a 2nd round draft choice I would take it. How about Cleveland they are in need of a TE and Cribbs wants a new contract. Cooley for Cribbs?

Posted by: m_p_holmes | December 20, 2009 10:12 PM | Report abuse

yeah b/c cooley's production really suferred from his blog...it sucked when his facebook page hit him in his leg!

get real...dude balled always....

Posted by: chrislarry | December 20, 2009 10:15 PM | Report abuse

There may not be a need to look to the draft for the RB position. There will be guys like Sprools, Leon Washington, James Harrison available in FA. The one player that might get away from Tampa is Cadillac Williams. BA drafted him, and Soups played with him, so the Skins might be a destination that he'd be open to.

Posted by: TWISI | December 20, 2009 10:31 PM | Report abuse

thats right LS! Carroll St F Bombers in the championship game!!!

Posted by: chrislarry | December 20, 2009 10:10 PM | Report abuse

***************************
Where they will hopefully meet the Trippin' Billies, unless Ganther has one helluva a game tomorrow night!

Posted by: suzannepdc | December 20, 2009 10:39 PM | Report abuse

TWISI

The skins would be best served staying away from Washington and Williams. The last thing they need is injury prone rbs. I think the best FA back available would be Lendale White. I think his running style fits the skins unless Shanahan is hired and they start with the zone blocking schemes.

Posted by: KingJoffeJoffer | December 20, 2009 11:00 PM | Report abuse

Could you imagine if the Panthers had a QB like JC?

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 20, 2009 11:00 PM | Report abuse

I don't mind getting a RB in free agency. But we need someone CHEAP, someone who can share carries with Betts/Ganther and maybe work for a better contract. I still say that Cooley is expendable, especially with a high draft pick (2nd round). Hey, we not only need a tackle (or two), we also need a RIGHT GUARD. We need to part ways with Randy Thomas somehow, as he is too old, too injury-prone, and too paid. We need to find out if Rhino or someone else we draft next year can take his spot. Especially if Shanahan comes, Thomas is the wrong type of run blocker for his system. I like stockpiling picks, bringing in as many young, O-linemen as possible. We also need a MLB AND a FS--AHHH, so much to draft/pick-up. But, we don't need to blow it up (i.e. keep Campbell).

Posted by: Invisman52 | December 20, 2009 11:08 PM | Report abuse

C’mon peeps...

While we are trading Cooley for a 2nd we should trade the following...
Portis 1st
Betts 3rd
Thomas 5th
ARE 3rd

None of those scenarios are going to happen.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 20, 2009 11:17 PM | Report abuse

Diesel44, hold on:

No one would give a 1st for Portis-especially with his contract and his lack of productivity.

Betts would not get a third. But we should keep him. He is a hard worker, cheap, and can produce for the money.

Devin Thomas or Randy Thomas? DT is a playmaker and definitely needs to stay. He is only a 2nd year. Randy Thomas can surely get a 5th, but not with his contract and always injured self.

ARE can get you a fourth AT BEST. He can't even return kicks. But I would love to get his cap number off the books!

BTW, Portis WILL be gone next year. Regardless of coach. It will be too bad for the 'Skins, cause it will be a $14 million cap hit, BUT, hey, that is what you got to do.

Posted by: Invisman52 | December 20, 2009 11:23 PM | Report abuse

If Suisam didn't choke on his own vomit at crunch time, he'd still have a job. By all means, please sign with the Cowgirls. 18 for 21 means nothing if you ain't clutch.

Posted by: jdwilliams | December 20, 2009 11:25 PM | Report abuse

Posted by: Invisman52 | December 20, 2009 11:23 PM

I'm sorry, I was joking. Much like the posts that say we should trade Cooley for a 2nd.

I was speaking in sarcasm. It must have been Invisman to you?

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 20, 2009 11:27 PM | Report abuse

Invisman52, just curious, why do you think Betts is coming back to the Skins next year?

Given how late in the season his injury took place, and the extent of it, I have trouble imagining him even making it back next year, let alone recovering well enough to merit a roster spot. A younger back would need a second season to be 100%. Betts is 30.

I'm thinking he may be done.

Posted by: edvar | December 20, 2009 11:39 PM | Report abuse

Edvar, I am assuming Betts will be back only if Portis is released. I assume they will want some veteran in the backfield. You are right, his injuries are severe. But if they can't get rid of both Portis AND Betts because the cap hit would be upwards of $20 million. Now if Portis remains, then, yes, Betts probably goes. If Portis is gone, and we go to a "committee" type approach, then Betts would fit in well: he is an adequate blocker, can catch the ball out of the backfield, and HAS PRACTICED WITH LINE IN FRONT OF HIM. I mean we have to carry SOME RBs, and if Portis is gone (and Rock is outta here like yesterday) then I think Betts has to come back.

Posted by: Invisman52 | December 21, 2009 12:07 AM | Report abuse

I hope the Giants smack the Redskins tomorrow.

Posted by: FredKnowsBest | December 21, 2009 12:10 AM | Report abuse

Quote by Jaworski...

"You're looking at a backfield that's Quinton Ganther, Rock Cartwright and Marcus Mason. Go around the league and ask anyone to name the Washington Redskins' running backs and you'll get no one who can answer you correctly," Jaworski said.

Late in the first quarter at Oakland, Campbell hit Ganther on a short screen pass. Ganther took it 42 yards downfield, breaking tackles along the way, before he was caught by Raiders cornerback Chris Johnson.

"This should be a touchdown," Jaworski said. "But this is what they're dealing with right now. You're getting absolutely phenomenal effort. You got a guy busting his butt, hard run, runs over people, but look how easily he gets caught. He doesn't have the speed to make this a big play. Should've been a touchdown."

I'm not looking for a big name, just some speed out of the backfield.

1st: Okung, Williams, Campbell..all OTs, if you can't trade back
2nd: RB has to be an option...Spiller(mid to late 1st in a trade back), Best, Gerhart, McCluster...need speed @ RB/uprade

Need to come away with an OT and an upgrade @ RB on the first day. Betts is done and Portis is not the answer.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 21, 2009 12:23 AM | Report abuse

So J. Russell gets it done and leads the Raiders to a game winning final drive.

Who Knew?

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 21, 2009 12:28 AM | Report abuse

Also to CBoren: How do you vet who gets to be the Redskins insider? Honestly, I have gotten more analysis, depth, and perception...and blah blah blah

Posted by: Invisman52


It warms the heart of my cockles to see that one of Vinny's handmaidens had time between emptying the drawers of his desk into a cardboard box to try to get the resident RI guy canned.

That'll teach 'em a lesson....

Posted by: TheCork | December 21, 2009 12:36 AM | Report abuse

Diesel44, I like how you think here. Okung might be a stretch if win a game or two (he might be gone if we are around the 10 pick or later). I don't like trading up for him. BUT MAN IS HE GOOD!

I live in the bay area and have watched Best. Love him in the middle (latter part of round 1 if we trade down.) Speed and Speed.

Also, the Skins should look at Chris Marinelli out of Stanford. I have seen him play in person 3 times this year and the kid can block--he was sealing a lot of people out of the way for Gerhart. Marinelli will be around in the 2nd round, even though he is all-american.

(Also, I like Gerhart in the late third, early 4th if we have a pick. He would great in a Lendale White type of role--short yardage, goaline, etc.)

Posted by: Invisman52 | December 21, 2009 12:36 AM | Report abuse

I hope the Giants smack the Redskins tomorrow.

Posted by: FredKnowsBest |

And we hope Santa leaves coal in your stocking.

Posted by: TheCork | December 21, 2009 12:40 AM | Report abuse

(Also, I like Gerhart in the late third, early 4th if we have a pick. He would great in a Lendale White type of role--short yardage, goaline, etc.)

Posted by: Invisman52 | December 21, 2009 12:36 AM

We currently own a 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th.

Too many needs and too little picks.

I like Best but with Portis suffering from concussions and Best out for the Bears bowl game, that may be a red flag. I think that would be almost 2 months for him.

Needs
OT, OG, RB, FS, OLB, CB, etc.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 21, 2009 12:43 AM | Report abuse

I hope the Giants smack the Redskins tomorrow.

Posted by: FredKnowsBest |

And we hope Santa leaves coal in your stocking.

Posted by: TheCork | December 21, 2009 12:40 AM

I'm hoping for something of less value and usefulness than coal...

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 21, 2009 12:47 AM | Report abuse

Diesel44,
All of those needs and too little picks is precisely why we need to get more picks from a trade of someone like Cooley. I don't think we need to draft a CB this year.

Best's concussion should scare us away--if concussions did that, there would be no NFL.

Posted by: Invisman52 | December 21, 2009 12:55 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Invisman52 | December 21, 2009 12:55 AM

You'd trade Cooley for a 3rd? You have to divorce yourself from our perceived fan value of Cooley and realize that would be best case scenario.

This team has very little as far as tradable value, aside from a tendered JC or 3rd tier tender for carlos.

The best bet to accumulate picks is to trade out 1st. Grab a late 1st and 2nd or 3rd.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 21, 2009 1:03 AM | Report abuse

*should NOT scare us away...

Posted by: Invisman52 | December 21, 2009 1:08 AM | Report abuse

Gregg Williams...the second G is for Genius.

*Sarcasm*

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 21, 2009 1:48 AM | Report abuse

It will be fun watching, the two doddering dimwits Suisham and Romeo trying to get a field goal off.

Posted by: dashriprock | December 21, 2009 2:33 AM | Report abuse

It will be fun watching, the two doddering dimwits Suisham and Romeo trying to get a field goal off.

Posted by: dashriprock | December 21, 2009 2:33 AM | Report abuse

cL,
you do go on. Your F Bombs were my beetch in week 6.

Posted by: _Stumped_ | December 21, 2009 3:02 AM | Report abuse

F-U J-Reid.

Posted by: NickInTheATX | December 21, 2009 3:03 AM | Report abuse

I guess what I mean by that is no, it would not "be something." It would be another kick in the dick to all of us die-hard redskins fans, and I think we've had enough this year. Can't you write some puff pieces about Sleepy, or do your USC ties not get you talking to starters, just kickers and third string running backs?

Posted by: NickInTheATX | December 21, 2009 3:07 AM | Report abuse

"but Jay Cutler and Mark Sanchez...have something like forty plus interceptions between them but JC ain't smart enough to play QB,LMAO!

Yes, and it was Zorn who kept telling Snyderatto they should stick with JC. Turns out he was right. And Jaworski doesn't think Zorn called bad plays. Hmmm.

And Suisham? See ya!

Posted by: AlohaFan | December 21, 2009 4:23 AM | Report abuse

Looks like DALLAS fans don't share JReids love for SWISH. Wish him luck in the tryout though, if it's a 50 yarder to win the game, Dallas would have to go hail mary like the panthers before testing that little leg.

http://cowboysblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2009/12/cowboys-to-look-at-shaun-suisham.html#comments

Posted by: AdamCr | December 21, 2009 4:59 AM | Report abuse

Wow!Thought I had stumbled into a Cowboys blog there. Why all the love from JR for Suisham?? What use is a kicker for whom you need to drive to the 20 yard line before you can have any sort of confidence that he might be able to kick a fieldgoal for you? What use is a kicker who can't kick a fieldgoal in the last few minutes regardless of the distance?? You can prove anything with statistics and all this stuff about Suisham being the most accurate kicker in history is nothing more than a smokescreen. Bottom line is, can Suisham be relied up on to win you the game if you need him to? Nope! If the Cowboys want him then good luck to them. In the meantime, I'd appreciate a little more objectivity from JR rather than just have him root for his friends!

Posted by: tartanskin | December 21, 2009 5:39 AM | Report abuse

when I saw what Reid wrote I thought it was sarcasm, I take it I am alone in that.

Ya snow day off work.

Posted by: alex35332 | December 21, 2009 6:45 AM | Report abuse

Ya snow day off work.

Posted by: alex35332 | December 21, 2009 6:45 AM

That's code of "layoff" this time of year, Alex. They say "Take off for a couple of snow days." When you go back on Wednesday, your building pass won't work any more. "Alex Zeese? No, we don't have that name in our system. Sorry."

Of course, that's the gentle way of doing it. Vinny got an e/m saying "Resign before 9:00 AM. Bruce Allen's news conference is at 10:00 AM. Good luck in your future life."

Posted by: League-Source | December 21, 2009 8:00 AM | Report abuse

I give JReid credit for trying to polish a turd by talking up Suisham but gimme a break, dude. It's not like we cut Vinatieri, or even Jeff Reed for that matter. Hopefully, you're being sarcastic and I just missed it.

And F the trick plays. Inside info on plays that likely won't even be run in the game is reaching for content. He's a kicker, not a QB...his knowledge of the gameplan is a total non-factor.

In fact, this whole story is a non-factor...unless Vinny got a gig in Dallas now, no chance Suisham beats out Folk. You're talking about a kicker they've already cut once before vs. a guy who's been to a Pro-Bowl. If Folk loses that battle, he may never kick in this league again.

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 21, 2009 8:26 AM | Report abuse

reading some of the posts, and I'm just dumbfounded by some people suggesting we trade Cooley....its just beyond stupid at this point....to even suggest trading him, WHILE INJURED, shows how truly unintelligent people are...

Don't we have a game tonight....and we get a post about Reids, BFF....nice...how about something on this cat gonna play RT in 12 hours??

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2009 8:34 AM | Report abuse

Cooley probably can fetch a 2nd round pick. That assumes that his idiot brother stays behind. If his idiot brother follows him again, the 2nd rounder is returned in exchange for a 6th.

Posted by: randysbailin | December 21, 2009 8:34 AM | Report abuse

diesall44

"The best bet to accumulate picks is to trade out 1st. Grab a late 1st and 2nd or 3rd."


I agree.

We wanted a GM, and now that we have one, let'em be a little creative--and pragmatic--and try to get three picks in rounds 1 and 2.

Trading away the '11 1st rounder would render all kinds of options for satisfying team needs (two tackles? a running back?).

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 21, 2009 8:35 AM | Report abuse

randy, STOP...STOP...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2009 8:39 AM | Report abuse

"Could you imagine if the Panthers had a QB like JC?"


Funny.

I thought the same thing last night while watching the vikes v. panthers game.

The panthers could also use a dominant wide receiver to take pressure off their running game.

I could see them working to get Campbell and then drafting Dez Bryant.

Bryant's presence opens things up for S Smith underneath.

Hey, wait a minute, I'm a redskin fan.

Why am I dreaming about another team?

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 21, 2009 8:41 AM | Report abuse

I'm with you Greg...the "trade Cooley" stuff is completely idiotic. I mean, why trade him when we could get 17 first rounders for Orakpo?

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 21, 2009 8:46 AM | Report abuse

The Treacherous Three:

Giants

Cowboys

Chargers

I'm hoping for a 2-1 finish.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 21, 2009 8:46 AM | Report abuse

I hope the Giants smack the Redskins tomorrow.

Posted by: FredKnowsBest |

And we hope Santa leaves coal in your stocking.

Posted by: TheCork | December 21, 2009 12:40 AM

I'm hoping for something of less value and usefulness than coal...

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 21, 2009 12:47 AM | Report abuse

Like a signed glossy black and white photo of Leigh Torrence wearing a Santa Hat??

Posted by: RedskinJim1 | December 21, 2009 8:48 AM | Report abuse

Completely unrelated note here, but I can't believe Brittany Murphy died of "natural causes" at 32. That's scarry as hell. I always thought a real bad STD would take her out, not "natural causes"...

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 21, 2009 8:49 AM | Report abuse

Fight day has finally arrived. Kick azz 'SKINS.

Posted by: glawrence007 | December 21, 2009 8:51 AM | Report abuse

I hope the Giants smack the Redskins tomorrow.

Posted by: FredKnowsBest


Fred, you don't know nothing.

The redskins will be amped tonite and open up a can 'o whup azz on Big Blue.

Bank on it.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 21, 2009 8:55 AM | Report abuse

brownwood

"...but I can't believe Brittany Murphy died of "natural causes" at 32."

Sounds like we'll have to wait on the autopsy on this one.

But I bet if you follow the white line from her home to Columbia, you'll find out what caused the heart attack.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 21, 2009 8:59 AM | Report abuse

Wouldn't surprise me, Moe. The early word is that it's natural causes, but I don't believe a 32 year-old dies of natural causes.

Speaking as a 30 year-old, I sure as hell hope not.

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 21, 2009 9:02 AM | Report abuse

Wouldn't it be soMething if tonite at the game people yelled "hey are jreid" and u got a big smile on ur face and said "y yes I" before u can say more u got blasted with snowballs in the face( but did not get Physically hurt just wet and cold for a few hours )...that would be so much better than girls beating the skins!!!!!

Posted by: dealer1 | December 21, 2009 9:02 AM | Report abuse

But I bet if you follow the white line from her home to Columbia, you'll find out what caused the heart attack.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 21, 2009 8:59 AM

Columbia? Coca from Maryland?

Posted by: League-Source | December 21, 2009 9:04 AM | Report abuse

beeps

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 21, 2009 9:10 AM | Report abuse

"I absolutely disagree! If Gano cannot kick tomorrow night what, pray tell, are we going to do? He's had one good game but that was 1 game.

I'm going out right now to predict the Cowboys will make it to the Super Bowl and Suisham's kick will get them there - and maybe even win the whole thing.

I know you all think I'm crazy and are laughing at me but when it happens it will not be so funny."

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 20, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

I'm not laughing. I'm just shaking my head. The Cowboys are now going to be Super Bowl Champions because they beat the Saints?

Outside of their last game, what in their body of work this season -- and/or in recent years -- makes you think the Cowboys will beat the Saints, Vikings, or Eagles on the road in a playoff game?? Sometimes better teams lose to worse teams in the regular season. It doesn't often happen in a road playoff game.

If Gano can't kick, the Redskins will do what the Saints did: sign a replacement kicker. Do you know the Saints are carrying two kickers on their roster right now because of injuries? You've never heard of one of them.

I'm puzzled as to why it so hard for some people, including JReid, to acknowledge the obvious: ask around the league, and I'm betting that no special teams coach would describe Suisham as an above-average player at his position. He has a weak leg. The only area he excelled in was field goals under 40 yards. Over his last two games in DC, he started shanking even the close kicks. Once he started to do that, cutting him was a no-brainer.

Statistically, Mike Vanderjagt was one of the most accurate kickers of all time. I'm pretty sure he was the most prolific kicker in Colts' history -- and he had a strong leg. Yet I don't remember anyone screaming bloody murder when the Colts cut him. Yes, they replaced him with Adam Vinatieri -- a player whose reputation is actually greater than it should be (Vinatieri missed a decent amount of early-game, makeable kicks with the Pats...but made all the clutch late-game kicks).

JReid, this post does not become you. When you post entries for no other purpose than to rile up the fan base, you resemble Jasno. To your credit, you've generally managed to avoid being so deliberately antagonistic -- and I'm sure a lot of us would appreciate it if you kept it that way. There are many things to criticize about this team, but cutting an average special teams player is not one of them.

Posted by: jcabana | December 21, 2009 9:14 AM | Report abuse

The Jaws breakdown answers many questions. The Glazer video answers many more. Danny has not changed his stripes. He is still chasing his "Glory Days". Allen is the new lap dog and has already lied to the fans. The only evaluation of the present coaching staff is after Shanny stiffs Danny like he did in every trade with Denver in the past decade. Enjoy the ride folks.

Posted by: Keyskonnection | December 21, 2009 9:14 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

for Jaws

Posted by: League-Source | December 21, 2009 9:17 AM | Report abuse

I absolutely disagree! If Gano cannot kick tomorrow night what, pray tell, are we going to do? He's had one good game but that was 1 game.

I'm going out right now to predict the Cowboys will make it to the Super Bowl and Suisham's kick will get them there - and maybe even win the whole thing.

I know you all think I'm crazy and are laughing at me but when it happens it will not be so funny.

Posted by: Lisa_R | December 20, 2009 8:26 PM | Report abuse

This is why we should never teach women to read and write

Posted by: bbrown4 | December 21, 2009 9:44 AM | Report abuse

He still can't kick-off worth shi*. Nice to have a kicker who can actually kick the ball beyond the 15 yard line and keep it in bounds.

Posted by: c_e_daniel | December 21, 2009 10:50 AM | Report abuse

Betts is 30 and his career is likely over given the severity of the injury and ; Portis will never be a prime back again (if he's even on the roster), and the other 3 are journeyman. There are always good college RB's drafted between the 2nd and 5th rounds that start or play right away. Think of Steve Slaton with the Texans or McCoy with Philly. A good GM should be able to draft a RB with breakway speed without using a No. 1 pick.

The key to improving the running game is getting two new tackles, preferably a top left tackle with our No. 1 pick. A free agent pick up or two who can play guard and center is a necessity. Anyone who thinks Heyer and Levi Jones will be our starters next year must still believe in Santa Claus!

Posted by: wizfan89 | December 21, 2009 11:00 AM | Report abuse

Two words come to mind: David Ackers.

Not that Suisham will end up leading the league in FG accuracy someday, but it would be just our luck!

Posted by: Redskinrex | December 21, 2009 12:58 PM | Report abuse

why all this pub about suishams fg%?? Hey jreid what was his % for 2008???? i believe it was in the lower 70's. Suisham=jreids leigh torrance

Posted by: drewkinnear | December 21, 2009 1:10 PM | Report abuse

Jason, I think you are a fair reporter. If Redskins fans don't respect you, then maybe you should consider the warmer climate of TX. I have to laugh at the dumb people posting about Suisham's performance last year - who cares? Do you not remember the 5 for 5 with Frost during a driving winter storm? The holder position was a like a revolving door - he did find until Vinny messed that up. He was doing great this year (actually, according to the records, the most consistent kicker the skins had EVER)...until the 39 yd and 23 yd. Could have brought in another coach for help. Thanks, Jason. Some of us appreciate your honest approach. He only missed 1 FG beyond 40 this year. I will LMAO if Cowboys beats skins by 3 pts!!!!

Posted by: midstateskinsfan | December 21, 2009 9:23 PM | Report abuse

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