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BlitzburghRockCity
07-27-2011, 10:21 AM
If you look over the undrafted free agent list of players that the Steelers signed yesterday, one glaring position or 2 depending on your perspective, was missing from that list. No Punters or Kickers were brought in yet.

Word is from our friends over at CBS Sports, Chuck Finder, that the team is working to bring back Shaun Suisham. He did have a real good year in the regular season but had significant struggles in the post season. Of course the epic kick of doom in the Super Bowl is still lingering in our minds, and that's enough for some to not want him back. Sushi has had problems in his career in big games with missing crucial kicks, which worries me. Again, in the regular season he was money, loved the guy! We need him to come through in the post season though.

In 2010, he was 14-15 and 19 for 19 in PATs. In the postseason he made 5 FG's and missed 3, and those 3 misses were BIG as we all remember unfortunately.

I wouldn't be opposed to the guy coming into camp and getting a shot but I really want to see some competition and let 2 or 3 guys battle it out.

Update: As of early this afternoon a deal was announced that Suisham agreed to terms on a contract with the Steelers.

K Train
07-27-2011, 10:24 AM
im indifferent. i would have preferred bringing in some competition...kai forbath is still out there i believe from ucla

TampaSteelGirl
07-27-2011, 10:24 AM
I would love to have Swissham back with the Steelers!! He did us some proper justice!

BlitzburghRockCity
07-27-2011, 11:33 AM
I like the guy as much as anybody, but his performance in the playoffs just worries me. If there was ever a crucial time that you can't miss kicks, it's then. It's one thing to miss one here or there in the regular season but when it's win or go home, that's a concern.

TampaSteelGirl
07-27-2011, 12:24 PM
I like the guy as much as anybody, but his performance in the playoffs just worries me. If there was ever a crucial time that you can't miss kicks, it's then. It's one thing to miss one here or there in the regular season but when it's win or go home, that's a concern.

you're right...do you think maybe he was just very nervous? I don't think he's ever played in that caliber of a game before...I mean Dallas and Washington??? Seems that maybe he was extra nervous...you have a good season and then crap out during playoffs. Maybe this year he'll play better in playoffs.

cmerrifield
07-27-2011, 12:54 PM
Looks like he is coming back
http://ckdp.ca/2011/07/27/shaun-suisham-agrees-to-deal-with-pittsburgh-steelers/

Some breaking news from the pro sports world, which has a direct connection with Wallaceburg.



NFL kicker and WDSS grad Shaun Suisham has agreed to a new contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Terms of the deal are not known at this time, but we have confirmed with Suisham that an agreement is in place.

Suisham joined the Steelers mid-way through last season, and helped them reach the Super Bowl, where they fell to the Green Bay Packers.

Following the season, a 4 and a half month long lock-out, halted any player transactions.

But after Monday’s labour settlement, this has allowed teams to begin signing players and filling out their rosters.

Rampage
07-27-2011, 12:56 PM
He kicked well enough last year; I wouldn't be opposed to seeing him back this upcoming season.

The guy who concerns me is Sepulveda. He is a decent punter, but he is always hurt. Do the Steelers sign him, but offer a low contract, or do they go after someone else?

TampaSteelGirl
07-27-2011, 01:00 PM
Looks like he is coming back
http://ckdp.ca/2011/07/27/shaun-suisham-agrees-to-deal-with-pittsburgh-steelers/

Im happy about that!!! :tt02:

BlitzburghRockCity
07-27-2011, 01:19 PM
you're right...do you think maybe he was just very nervous? I don't think he's ever played in that caliber of a game before...I mean Dallas and Washington??? Seems that maybe he was extra nervous...you have a good season and then crap out during playoffs. Maybe this year he'll play better in playoffs.

Oh I'm sure nerves were involved, we'd be foolish to think he wasn't nervous. As a kicker though you need to have ice flowing through you veins. I do give him credit though, the Heinz Field jinx didn't seem to bother him much overall.

Big T
07-27-2011, 03:39 PM
Sushi will be no match for Swayze in camp lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNRcff6P_Sc

TampaSteelGirl
07-27-2011, 04:14 PM
Oh I'm sure nerves were involved, we'd be foolish to think he wasn't nervous. As a kicker though you need to have ice flowing through you veins. I do give him credit though, the Heinz Field jinx didn't seem to bother him much overall.

True dat :yellowthumb:

BlitzburghRockCity
07-27-2011, 04:34 PM
Sushi will be no match for Swayze in camp lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNRcff6P_Sc

Good point T, we shouldn't forget about "Patrick" Swayze Waters..with a leg like that he's got a shot to make some noise in camp.



(RIP Patrick Swayze, "Road House" was a great movie! ;) )

LatrobePA
07-27-2011, 04:36 PM
Good move IMO...

steelersbabex25
07-27-2011, 05:31 PM
I like Sweezy. He had some rough moments in the playoffs, but most of the time he was dependable. Really humble guy, too. You know he must be ecstatic to be coming back.

HUNT4SEVEN
07-27-2011, 09:52 PM
Sushi will be no match for Swayze in camp lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNRcff6P_Sc

Sign him now:tt02:

mwittman5
07-27-2011, 09:55 PM
I read somewhere Suisham got a 4 yr deal. Must be a contract where they could cut him easy.

Real Deal Steel
07-27-2011, 10:45 PM
I think that with a training camp under him, Suisham will be better then last year. And he was good for us last season.

Speeed
07-27-2011, 10:52 PM
Home video. I want to see him do that wearing pads, in a game, with 2 seconds on the clock and 50 thousand noisy fans chiding and cheering. There are plenty of athletes who can do what he just did.

However, competition is good, and if he makes the resident kicker kick better for his spot, or gets the job by kicking better, I am all for him giving it a go.