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FourThreeMafia


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:05 am    Post subject: Where is the love for Suisham? Reply with quote

For as much crap as this guy took last year, fans should really be praising him this year.

Alot of people dont seem to realize that there are very few kickers that are good EVERY SINGLE YEAR. Suisham had a mediocre year last year, but his first year with us he was dependable and this year he has been money and one of the better kickers in the league.

Is he the best kicker in the league? No.

Does he have a rocket leg? No.

But people used to shower Jeff Reed with love, and Jeff Reed's career here was plageud with its fair share of ups and downs.

Not saying you have to love Suisham, but at least give credit where credit is due.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im a fan of Sushi. People killed him last year and this offseason for struggles, some deservedly so. Good kickers are never praised, because it's expected. I bet if he missed the last kick yesterday, there'd be wayyy more negatives towards him today than praises that he made that kick.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He should be at least mentioned for the Pro-Bowl. I never thought I would say that about him. I don't feel nervous when he kicks unlike last year. He's done a great job of coming back from a very poor season. He's kicking with a lot of confidence and it shows.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's always been an accurate kicker, he had some trouble last year, but it wasn't a terrible year.

His leg strength and clutch kicking have plagued his career the most, but he's much improved in the clutch.

I was kind of ticked he made the team, Hrapman, the kicker that was on the team in the preseason, was much better, but I can't complain about Suisham's season so far.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got much love for Suisham!!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's definitely had a great year. His only miss was that very long kick against the Titans at the end of the game. If I remember correctly, it was like 56 yards, and he barely missed it short.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Being from VA, the Suisham hate was unreal during his tenure in DC

That being said he's been money for us this season.

Still can't kick worth a damn on kickoffs though
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

steelcurtain29 wrote:
He's definitely had a great year. His only miss was that very long kick against the Titans at the end of the game. If I remember correctly, it was like 56 yards, and he barely missed it short.


54 yard field goal, but yes you sir are correct!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kickers are like..... I'm sure there's some sort of simile or metaphor to make here but the takeaway here is that I'm afraid that if I start saying positive things about Sushi he'll break my heart in new and creative ways.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobikus wrote:
Kickers are like..... I'm sure there's some sort of simile or metaphor to make here but the takeaway here is that I'm afraid that if I start saying positive things about Sushi he'll break my heart in new and creative ways.


That was my point earlier.

Kickers all around the league have a tendency to be inconsistent. Very few are consistent and reliable ALL THE TIME.

BUT, Suisham still deserves love, especially after how much hate he got last year.

Its like every player....you can hate them when they are down, but at least give them credit when they are doing well...and vice versa.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He does deserve mad props.

Last year I was one of his lone supporters despite mediocre numbers.
I too jumped off his wagon and onto the Hrappmann wagon in pre season, but mostly because it seemed to make great cap sense.

Tomlin knew something we all didn't I suppose, or because his insight and understanding of the players is the reason he is the coach and we aren't.

Props to Tomlin as well for standing by with Sushi and making a great call.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good post and yes, well deserved. I to, was a Hrapmann supporter based on last year's mediocrity display by Suisham.

Hopefully his level maintains throughout the rest of the season and post-season. The postseason, fair or not, is how he'll be remembered when this year is all said and done...

...remember Ike...he was "D" "U" "N" done according to most after last year's playoff loss, regardless of the regular season he had prior to it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 8:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a shame but for the most part kickers only get remembered for the ones they miss.

I have much love for Suisham.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

stefan52268 wrote:
It's a shame but for the most part kickers only get remembered for the ones they miss.

I have much love for Suisham.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If he keeps this up we can put him in the Young Money Crew. We can call him"sure"money. Lol Wink
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