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Suisham Starts Work with New Holder -- Plackemeier

The Skins' new punter began working with kicker Shaun Suisham today, as he will be holding for field-goal and point-after kicks. Suisham doesn't kick much on Wednesdays - Thursday is more of his kicking day - but he and Ryan Plackemeier did work for a while on simulating kicks and just getting the timing down.

Suisham has no concerns over the exchanges. "He's a good punter and he's been in the league for three years," Suisham said. "I don't anticipate any issues whatsoever."

Plackemeier said he is comfortable holding - there were a few issues in this regard with former punter Durant Brooks, a rookie - and Suisham said he expects them to build a chemistry in short order.

"We just started to familiarize outselves with each other, just getting used to working together," he said.

By Jason La Canfora  |  October 15, 2008; 4:30 PM ET
 
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we have to be carefull with Portis's hip flexor and not let him rest too much with hip flexers sometimes the more your rest the more it hurts when you do start playing some light drills and stretching for the rest of the week will be sufice i think. This is going to be a tough game and will show the character of this team.

Posted by: drkeller1 | October 15, 2008 4:32 PM | Report abuse

second?

Posted by: jaldrichl | October 15, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

(reposted)

So what exactly is a hip flexor?

Posted by: redskirt_ | October 15, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

Come on! Why?!?! ARE for holder! This is stupid. Colt, Collins, ARE, Brian freakin Mitchell! Anyone but the damn punter for holder.

Posted by: 44riggosranger44 | October 15, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

careful riggo, no criticism on this blog, and definitely not of topic that has already been discussed otherwise your beating a dead horse.

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 15, 2008 4:40 PM | Report abuse

From the Redskins blog:

The rookie wide receivers got some good activity in. Devin Thomas hasn’t shown much in games besides a startling ability to draw offensive pass interference penalties, and he occasionally comes off in interviews as if he has a bad attitude, but he consistently impresses me with his effort in practice. He lays out for overthrown passes, he runs hard, he blocks and practices hard as a gunner on special teams … I feel like I’ve written this twenty times before about him, but hopefully all of that will start to show up on the field.

And Malcolm Kelly made a couple of nice catches in drills, earning some rare praise from Zorn on the practice field. Afterward, Zorn seemed a bit more cautious. “I’m pushing Malcolm Kelly now. We’re gonna find out” if his knee injury will get better or not.

Rock Cartwright runs really hard, and I think he’s determined to prove something if he gets the chance on Sunday — which is possible, as Coach noted, “Rock Cartwright could be the first guy in, so let’s not count out Rock.” Marcus Washington agreed, noting after practice, “Rock runs hard, he practices hard, he works out hard … he does everything hard. Even his name is hard. ROCK. He’s a guy you want on your side.”

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 15, 2008 4:41 PM | Report abuse

Shaun Alexander--Forgot how much dude looks like Tiki Barber. May he run like him.

Ryan Plackemeier, on the otehr hand, looks like the Pillsbury Doughboy.

Posted by: TheCork | October 15, 2008 4:45 PM | Report abuse

Hip flexors are the inner muscles of your hip that connect to you pelivc bone one of the main muscles that youd use for running proces. Very painfull but gets stiff if not worked out

Posted by: drkeller1 | October 15, 2008 4:46 PM | Report abuse

BeantownGreg - That's a good post. As long as Thomas and Kelly are improving, that's a good first step. It would be nice if they started showing it in games.

Posted by: psps23 | October 15, 2008 4:48 PM | Report abuse

didn't mean to be all positive or anything......

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 15, 2008 4:50 PM | Report abuse

From the Redskins blog:

+++The rookie wide receivers got some good activity in....

And Malcolm Kelly made a couple of nice catches in drills...,

Rock Cartwright runs really hard...Even his name is hard. ROCK...He’s a guy you want on your side.”

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 15, 2008 4:41 PM+++

Thanks for reposting from the Redskins PR Blog, Bean...

As always it is critical that us RI Insider readers get our Minimum Daily Requirement of Refined Flackery. Otherwise, we risk Rickets, or Scurvy, or Beri-beri. Bless you.

Posted by: TheCork | October 15, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Riggo,

Why not the punter? The punter and kicker spend the whole practice together. Those other guys all have other positions to practice.

Colt is a no because the 3rd QB has to be inactive on game day.

Posted by: Original_etrod | October 15, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

Hip flexors are the inner muscles of your hip that connect to you pelivc bone one of the main muscles that youd use for running proces. Very painfull but gets stiff if not worked out

Posted by: drkeller1 | October 15, 2008 4:46 PM

Definitely a real doctor...look at the handwriting.

Posted by: 4-12 | October 15, 2008 4:54 PM | Report abuse

Oh thanks Doc!

Posted by: redskirt_ | October 15, 2008 4:55 PM | Report abuse

+++
The Skins' new punter began working with kicker Shaun Suisham today, as he will be holding for field-goal and point-after kicks. --RI+++

As the Plackester is 6'3" 247 pounds, does Red Snapper have to adjust his snaps away from his belly to avoid the risk of embedding a high hard one in the new holder's gut?

Posted by: TheCork | October 15, 2008 4:56 PM | Report abuse

lol cork, that was funny

Posted by: zjfr2 | October 15, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

“Rock runs hard, he practices hard, he works out hard … he does everything hard. Even his name is hard. ROCK. He’s a guy you want on your side.”


Amen!!

I love rooting for guys like this.

Posted by: M00SE | October 15, 2008 5:00 PM | Report abuse

cork, we could only get so lucky if you got any of those diseases, or lost your ability to post here....either one.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 15, 2008 5:01 PM | Report abuse

ha, you may be right there, 4-12

Posted by: redskirt_ | October 15, 2008 5:02 PM | Report abuse

Maybe my wires are crossed with the Mike Green/Mike Green thing, but I had this vision of a benches-clearing fubbal brawl against the Eagles where the punters, like hockey goalies, have to seek each other out, and you have these two massive Aussie punters trading haymakers... there's something really appealing about that.

Also, damn, I hope this guy can punt. And hold.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 15, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Riggo,

Why not the punter? The punter and kicker spend the whole practice together. Those other guys all have other positions to practice.

Colt is a no because the 3rd QB has to be inactive on game day.

Posted by: Original_etrod | October 15, 2008 4:52 PM | Report abuse

I've always thought that the holder should be someone who has a chance of making something positive happen with his arm or his legs if the FG attempt breaks down, say, because of a bad or dropped snap. That argues in favor of using a backup QB or someone like Randle El as the holder. It also increases your chances of success if you run a fake FG. Also, it can't be good for a kicker if your holder is repeatedly being changed, as could turn out to be the case here. I think its better to use someone that you know is going to be with the team, like Todd Collins or Randle El, rather than another punter who might also not work out.

Posted by: rbpalmer | October 15, 2008 5:05 PM | Report abuse

Any chance we can have divergent opinions on sports/skins without being "haters" or "apologists" or "Dan bots" or "negative" or calling names or wishing we wouldn't post. I for one enjoy the diversity of views......

I also like it when an individual has a diversity of views. I feel most of us could be pretty easy to predict what we would say on any issue that came up...

Posted by: chrislarry | October 15, 2008 5:10 PM | Report abuse

Nate, love the image. Love it. A la Patrick Roy and Mike Vernon in '97.

I, too, got a little hockey confused, but mine was more of a "his name is Mike Green. No that can't be right, Mike Green is a defenseman for the Caps...is it Mike Green?" etc.

Here's to hoping all these Seahawks make better Redskins. (did anyone do a mashup name yet for this crew? again, I've been absent...)

Posted by: redskirt_ | October 15, 2008 5:12 PM | Report abuse

wait, ARE or Collins holding? Seriously guys? You want one of our starting wide-outs and the back-up quarterback spending their Thursday practice working on holding for field goals? You don't think they have a more productive way to spend their practice time? Come on...

Posted by: JMSinCHeights | October 15, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Washington Seaskins could be done. But it gets a little close to the Washington Stuskins my FFB team. I dont wanna have to deal with naming rights down the line.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 15, 2008 5:21 PM | Report abuse

What about Skinhawks? It has a rather aggressive, grisly ring to it.

Posted by: redskirt_ | October 15, 2008 5:26 PM | Report abuse

Any chance we can have divergent opinions on sports/skins without being "haters" or "apologists" or "Dan bots" or "negative" or calling names or wishing we wouldn't post.

Posted by: chrislarry | October 15, 2008 5:10 PM |

Aren't you the guy who used to post as ChRis laRrY, or somethings like that? You're a regular, right? And you think we could be civil here? Maybe we can all hum Kumbayah in unison at 1:15 tomorrow?

Okay, I'll go along with it. I'm trying to do my part. I'll start with kind words for Truth, TheCork. "You guys are terrific. You really do a lot to add value to the blog."

I feel better already, and the blog feels more civil.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 15, 2008 5:27 PM | Report abuse

per usual TE you don't get me...I like fighting, its just that everyone is the same with their arguements....and also embrace the conflict, fight it out, but do it with some style, flair an intellect....mix it up and take a view that you dont always flog...

not your a hater and I wish you wouldn't post....or why dont you go suck vindan's blowhole...

You know, take pride in your rhetoric...i try to at least....

Posted by: chrislarry | October 15, 2008 5:40 PM | Report abuse

Cleveland will be looking to block a punt on Sunday, figuring the timing or the lack of it will be in their favor are you listening Danny? and the punter looks like the pillsbury doughboy whats that all about? he had better be good or his azz will be on the metroliner outta here!! Thanks for the update on the "gold dust twins"(Kelly,Thomas) Beantown now if they can just contribute. Browns recievers could pose a problem Stallworth and Edwards are just begining to hit their stride.Here in the ATL falcon fans are going goofy over the "dirty birds" PLEASE!!. Lets go DC11!!!.

Posted by: dargregmag | October 15, 2008 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Darn, RedHawks is already taken by Oklahoma City and Fargo-Moorhead minor league baseball, Miami of Ohio and Ripon College and Southeast Missouri State, the Onandaga Nation lacrosse team...

Speaking of which,
http://www.redhawkslax.com/
Check out the rad tiers in their minors: Peanuts, Tykes, Novice, Pee Wee, Bantams, Midget, Intermediate. Peanuts!

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 15, 2008 5:43 PM | Report abuse

'wait, ARE or Collins holding? Seriously guys? You want one of our starting wide-outs and the back-up quarterback spending their Thursday practice working on holding for field goals? You don't think they have a more productive way to spend their practice time? Come on...'

Posted by: JMSinCHeights | October 15, 2008 5:15 PM | Report abuse

Are you serious? The best holder this team ever had was Joet T! The starting QB. Do you really think that the holder takes an entire day to practice holds? Other teams do it. Why would we not give ourselves the ability to run something else out of this formation? I don't mean to beat a dead horse but you guys asked.

Posted by: 44riggosranger44 | October 15, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

per usual TE you don't get me...I like fighting, its just that everyone is the same with their arguements....

Posted by: chrislarry | October 15, 2008 5:40 PM |

Okay, I like this better. I didn't really want to sing Kumbayah, and especially not with Truth or TheCork. So, I'll fight with you, instead.

I'm glad you post. But, it would be a lot better if you posted in Swahili, and with the letters upside down. Then, maybe you'd make sense and I'd get you, not like most of the time when you think I don't. Actually, I do, but I don't want you to know that I do. So, it's best for me to post obtuse replies, but this isn't one of them because I'm bringing it real this time.

Do you get my meaning? Good. Or maybe not.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 15, 2008 5:59 PM | Report abuse

Between Edwards and Stallworth were going to need as many healthy Safties as we can get. Horton make some more magic happen and just be out there. I was lovin the way Horton was getting into the backfield last week to stuff Steven Jackson before he could get going. Rook shows more promise every week.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 15, 2008 6:02 PM | Report abuse

Obtuse?

Posted by: WardenNorton | October 15, 2008 6:07 PM | Report abuse

Nice pull.

Posted by: Stu27 | October 15, 2008 6:08 PM | Report abuse

TE...wha? That is fighting? Actually I wasn't even talking to you, b/c yo are so nutty that your arguements never make sense, and you always have different agendas....you liked gibbs, you bash gibbs, you suck up to Janso, you take cheap shots....your for weird jokes about decapitated heads at amusement parks, you chide others for dark humor.....

So basically keep it up!

Posted by: chrislarry | October 15, 2008 6:12 PM | Report abuse

ChrisLarry,

So, basically I don't get you, and you don't get me. Whateves.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 15, 2008 6:17 PM | Report abuse

Talent Evaluator to Chris Larry:

"So let's leave it alone.... 'Cause we can't see eye to eye.

There ain't no good guy. There ain't no bad guy.

There's only you and me and we just disagree."

Posted by: MikeBragg | October 15, 2008 7:00 PM | Report abuse

whateves....the ultimate word!

I dig you TE, b/c your fun to argue with, and when its over you slap backs, and hoist a cold one...thats how it should be!

Posted by: chrislarry | October 15, 2008 7:01 PM | Report abuse

Just relax about our punter and pray that Tony Homos pinkie may never heal and that T.HO. will become even more of a diva.

BTW guys, synder doesnt look like too bad of an owner right now with Jerry Jones stinking up the joint

Posted by: mardiros | October 15, 2008 7:06 PM | Report abuse

I was thinking just "Plaque" for the new guy, but now I'm using the more jaunty "Placky."

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 15, 2008 7:17 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps a well-booted punt could be called a Plack Attack.

Posted by: freakzilla | October 15, 2008 7:22 PM | Report abuse

The Plackmeister... The Plack Man...The Plackster...Plack-O-Rama... Placky...

Posted by: MikeBragg | October 15, 2008 7:23 PM | Report abuse

Perhaps the area between the opponent's goal line and 10 yard line will become known as Plackistan.

Posted by: freakzilla | October 15, 2008 7:25 PM | Report abuse

Fan club for our new punter: The Plack Panthers

Posted by: freakzilla | October 15, 2008 7:29 PM | Report abuse

Future WaPo headlines:

"Redskins Punting Woes Plackated"

"Skins Punting Game Placks Nothing"

Posted by: freakzilla | October 15, 2008 7:32 PM | Report abuse

Hmmm...no one else is posting.

I seem to have sent the blog into a Plack hole.

Posted by: freakzilla | October 15, 2008 7:36 PM | Report abuse

Here is something interesting:
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/10/15/sports/FBN-Redskins-Clinton---Shaun.php

As opposed to some of the "nonsense" that's been taking place here today. Been a slow day, yesterday must have really drained everybody!

Posted by: craig2 | October 15, 2008 7:39 PM | Report abuse

You know I love the name game, freakz. I just kicked it off, you took it to a whole new level.

And craig, thanks for the link, awesome story -- I wonder if Shaun Alexander introduces himself as "former NFL MVP" -- but there's a really strange name in this sad story that was also on the Trib site:

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/10/15/news/CB-St-Maarten-Missing-American.php

"Prosecutor Taco Stein says..."

Taco Stein???

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 15, 2008 7:51 PM | Report abuse

+++Plackemeier Brings Aussie Approach

Jason La Canfora reports:

…He drops the ball with the nose down and strikes it just above the nose…+++

Well there’s that, and the fact he’s learned to punt with a Foster’s in his free hand….

Posted by: TheCork | October 15, 2008 1:18 PM


Real Aussies don't drink Fosters!!!

Posted by: kost52 | October 15, 2008 8:19 PM | Report abuse

Real Aussies don't drink Fosters!!!

Posted by: kost52 | October 15, 2008 8:19 PM |

Real Aussies pee Fosters, and then they export it.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 15, 2008 8:22 PM | Report abuse

On the money TE!

Posted by: kost52 | October 15, 2008 8:36 PM | Report abuse

Kost--

Well, it was easy. I tasted Foster's once.

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 15, 2008 8:50 PM | Report abuse

Haha, you know, I don't think I've ever tasted it, it's not that common over here.

Posted by: kost52 | October 15, 2008 9:38 PM | Report abuse

Shaun Alexander tanked my fantasy season last year and for that I can never forgive him. I've never seen an RB get so washed up so quickly. In the previous thread, Zorn said that he hopes some of the "physicality" of Portis/Betts will grown on Shaun (translation: we're hoping that he stops playing like a sissy). Whatever. This old dog is not learning any new tricks. First contact and he's gonna sit on the turf like musical chairs.

Posted by: p1funk | October 15, 2008 10:20 PM | Report abuse

p1funk, Shaun Alexander may be washed up as a running back, but people like him, and doggone it, that's what counts.

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 15, 2008 10:24 PM | Report abuse

According to ESPN Tony Romo came to practice today and said hes ready to play this weekend...Did he Ronnie Lott his pinkie?

Posted by: GintheAtl | October 15, 2008 10:31 PM | Report abuse

great debate!!! Bob did an awesome job! Though he did have the benefit of hindsight..

Posted by: dealer1 | October 15, 2008 10:36 PM | Report abuse

Dealer you need to turn on Comedy Central. David Alan Grier is hilarious.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | October 15, 2008 10:47 PM | Report abuse

Lh, thanks! Ummm I'm not too hip these days to tv viewing trends...and comcast keeps switching their channel lineup...so what channel is comedy central?

Posted by: dealer1 | October 15, 2008 11:01 PM | Report abuse

I have Verizon. It's over now but you can catch it on Comedy Central's website.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | October 15, 2008 11:07 PM | Report abuse

Just wanted to chime in and say

I HATE THE COWBOYS!

I also hate Sarah Palin.

That is all.

Good night.

Posted by: jgarrisn | October 15, 2008 11:48 PM | Report abuse

Hold up... an Aussie dude signs with the Skins and the only thing we hear from our Australian correspondent is how crappy Fosters is?

C'mon, kost, this has to give you some measure of happiness, right?

Posted by: NateinthePDX | October 16, 2008 12:12 AM | Report abuse

Wow. It look's like the Exorcist has come, driven the Devil from Sally Jenkins, and now she's a devout Zorn-again. I didn't think I'd live long enough to read her write "I was wrong" but here it is in this morning's Washington Post.

She even writes that Snyder "deserves praise in elegant and intelligent language." That sounds like a job for one of our Masters of elegant and intelligent language. Truth? zfjr2? Cork?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/15/AR2008101503189.html

Posted by: talent_evaluator | October 16, 2008 6:12 AM | Report abuse

Whenever Sally Jenkins writes nice things about the Redskins, bad things happen. She is the ultimate jinx.

Posted by: tafka | October 16, 2008 7:26 AM | Report abuse

beep beep

Posted by: CindyBoren | October 16, 2008 8:19 AM | Report abuse

Screw Sally Jenkins, she made her bed back with the "Zorn Inherits a Mess" piece.

Anyway, re-watched the NY/Cleveland game last night, and came away with a couple of things:

Shutting down Jamal Lewis is going to be a big chore for this defense. Shut him down, and make this team one dimensional.

Part of shutting him down, is going to be putting points on the board, so that they have to abandon the running game and play catch up.

Pressuring Anderson is also going to be a huge task, I think the interior linemen, Griff/Golston/Monty, are where the pressure is going to come from. Thomas and Steinbach are maulers on that line, however the other 3 guys, I think can be moved.

On offense, I think the Redskins can run on this team, and I'd say that running wide, will be more successful than going up the middle.

My final note is that I'd like to see Rock get some carries, and get some positive press, and have a good game. I think he's been a good soldier for this team.....

Posted by: BeantownGreg | October 16, 2008 8:28 AM | Report abuse

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