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  1. Bill
    November 9, 2011

    With Suisham in my mind it wasn’t so much the fact that it was 47 yards. Hell isn’t there video of him nailing uncontested 70 yarders in practice back in college. It’s his accuracy. Forget the holder. Even with Sepulveda Suisham has missed from closer this year. I don’t buy the philosophy that if there was anybody anygood out there they would already be signed somewhere. Not good enough for some teams may still be a damn site better than what we have.
    Time for him to go

    • Chris
      November 9, 2011

      Your 70 yarder comment reminded me of a great scene from “Friday Night Lights” (my all-time favorite show). This kid was being taught by his girlfriend how to be a kicker (I gotta find me a woman like that) after seeing him all proud for nailing a couple beautiful kicks she says, “Good. Now let’s see you do that with 11 big angry dudes coming after you.”

      I think most NFL kickers have the accuracy/power to hit 60 yarders. It’s just the mental toughness to do it consistency and under pressure. And Suisham has a history of folding like a cheap card table under pressure.

      I totally agree that there has to be a better alternative out there. The idea that the best 32 kickers in the country are employed is BS. As I point out in my post, Reed came in off the street. How many current kickers were drafted? A handful? You’re telling me there isn’t some kid playing ArenaBall or stocking shelves at Sheetz they can’t bring in for a try-out?

      I don’t buy it either. Its stubborness. Pure stubborness.

      • Bill
        November 9, 2011

        Sorry Chris. I live in Nashville. We don’t have Sheetz here but there are problaby some folks stocking shelfs at Mapco Mart that could do it…

      • Hennessy
        November 9, 2011

        I really don’t know that anyone has an idea of how or why Suisham has been such a putz. He’s made some great kicks, and then turns around and shanks chip shots. The best kickers in the NFL are the ones that you can rely on, not the ones that put their name in the record books then bounce one off of the west rotunda at 33 yards out.

        I totally agree with slighting the front office on this one, they make running a perennial contender look easy. But why on earth they don’t start stapling up kicker tryout flyers is beyond me. At the least it might scare a pair into Suisham. There is no reason for anyone to believe a better kicker is not available, somewhere.

        “Hey guys, line up, here’s 20 footballs, most made gets an NFL paycheck next week”… Bonus points to the guy that knocks over a tackling dummy without jumping out of the way.

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