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Old 03-01-2008, 01:35 PM   #1
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Redskins Tender Contract to Suisham

The Redskins have tendered a contract to exclusive rights free agent Shaun Suisham, meaning that the strong-legged kicker will remain with the team next season.

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Old 03-01-2008, 01:38 PM   #2
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Re: Redskins Tender Contract to Suisham

I wished we had gone after Josh Brown. This guy seems to make clutch field goals at will. I guess we are comfortable with him.
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Old 03-01-2008, 01:39 PM   #3
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Brown got a pretty big contract... not sure I'd want that much money tied up in that position.
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Old 03-01-2008, 02:26 PM   #4
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Suisham is a decent kicker. He isn't a top tier guy because his leg isn't huge but he is accurate. I'd say he is a top 15 kicker and I thnk paying a top 15 guy only pennies compared to a top 5 guy is a better value. The only time a kicker REALLY matters is when he can't make anything or when he misses game winners.
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Old 03-01-2008, 02:27 PM   #5
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Brandon Coutu out of Georgia looks like the best kicker in the draft. I was watching him in the college skills competition on ESPN some time ago and he was nailing them from 57 with 10 yards to spare. I would love to see him become a redskin.
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Old 03-01-2008, 02:31 PM   #6
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Now if Suisham could just increase his kickoff range...
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Old 03-01-2008, 02:32 PM   #7
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FYI, along with the blurb on Suisham, I saw that we did NOT tender a contract to Nemo. Looks like this could be the end of his tenure with us.
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Old 03-01-2008, 02:33 PM   #8
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The Redskins have tendered a contract to exclusive rights free agent Shaun Suisham, meaning that the strong-legged kicker will remain with the team next season.

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Suisham does not really have a strong leg imo. He's ok. Can't be missing 25 yarders in the playoffs. And his kickoffs are not real deep. I'd bring in some competition for him.
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I guess... but who out there is any better?

I say considering the musical chairs we've played with kickers over the years we should be happy to finally have a good kicker.
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Brandon Coutu...
Brandon Coutu Scouting Report - 2008 NFL Draft Prospect
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Old 03-01-2008, 02:46 PM   #11
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I'm not a fan of going with a rook and I really don't want to see us using a draft pick on one.
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Old 03-01-2008, 02:49 PM   #12
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Fair enough, I just think he would be perfect competition. If he stays healthy he could really push Suisham and maybe take over kick off duties? I like Suisham enough, I just don't know if he is the future kicker...
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Re: Redskins Tender Contract to Suisham

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The Redskins have tendered a contract to exclusive rights free agent Shaun Suisham, meaning that the strong-legged kicker will remain with the team next season.

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HAHAHA. Strong legged! That's funny.

Suisham has been pretty good for us, so might as well keep him than return to the revolving door at kicker we've had in the past.
Also, he had an 82.9% FG% last season, which is very good. His 82% over his short career ranks 10th all time. Hard to believe, but it's true. BTW, he has an 84.1% FG% with the Skins, which would rank 5th all time if he had only kicked for us.
I am not thrilled that he can't hit from long range. His long was a 50 this past season, and he barely made it. We have all seen his short kickoffs too. However, I'll take an accurate kicker all day long with 5 yards less on his kicks than someone that can hit it from 65 and is all over the place.
I would love to see us hire a big kicker to do JUST kickoffs though. They don't need to be accurate, just boom it.
All in all, I like the idea of keeping him, and at only 26 years old, he is still plenty young enough to develope more strength.
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Old 03-01-2008, 08:02 PM   #14
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Since Frost is still a FA why don't we just find a punter who can also handle kick off duties in the draft or free agency. I remember we tried this with Frost and he sucked.
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Now if Suisham could just increase his kickoff range...
That statement is spot on. Guys cannot be catching the ball around the 7 yard line with a full head of steam.
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