Steelers K Shaun Suisham Hits 60 Yard Kick During First OTA Practice


Sure, it was only the first day of 2014 OTA practices for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tuesday, but that first day was chock-full of good news nonetheless. There’s even good news to report about kicker Shaun Suisham.

According to Chris Bradford of the Beaver County Times, Suisham was good from 60 yards out during the Tuesday practice. He did, however, apparently miss from 70 yards after being urged by head coach Mike Tomlin to attempt one from that distance, but that’s not surprising at all.

2014 is a contract year for Suisham, whose career-long is 52 yards. Last season the Bowling Green product was 30-of-32 on all field goal attempts with both of his misses unfortunately coming in the 21-18 loss to the Oakland Raiders in Week 8.

Currently, Suisham is the only kicker on the Steelers 90 man roster, so one would think that another one might be added prior to training camp in order to divvy up the workload.

Strangely enough, Suisham was initially signed by the Steelers as undrafted free agent in 2005 to be a camp leg, but was easily beat out by then-incumbent Jeff Reed and ultimately waived prior to the start of that season.

After tours of duty with the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys, Suisham was signed by the Steelers to replace a struggling Reed midway through the 2010 season and he’s retained the job ever since.

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  • treeher

    I didn’t need to be reminded about Oakland

  • SteelersDepot

    It’s my job to provide yang to the ying.

  • Jacob Dixon

    If only he could do it in games

  • steelster

    I would like to see a kickoff go through the goal posts. Just think it would be cool but not sure if it’s possible.

  • DarthVenamis

    I agree however I am willing to tolerate a weaker leg as long as he keeps kicking 30/32 from 50 and under.

  • Steve

    Would like to see deeper kickoffs from Suisham more often.

  • Aric Brown

    Your job sucks

  • Aric Brown

    Not possible by suisham… other kickers have done it… tucker and prater to name a couple

  • SteelersDepot

    Don’t be so sure!

  • J&LSteeler

    Gotta love the ironies provided by sports, and life in general.

  • Jason White

    I don’t know. I think I want his job. Avoid unnecessary human contact, do a ton of football research though probably becomes quite tedious, talk Steelers 24/7, piss of twitter on a daily basis (which I try to do and can’t)

  • Dwayne Ferguson

    I fear the ramifications of this come the first game Tomlin decides he is going to risk everything because of that one time in practice SS kicked that 60 yarder…

  • James Kling

    Missed from 70?

    Slacker.

  • Ahmad

    $haun “money in the bank” $ui$ham! I have to admit this guy used to give me heart attacks when he went up to kick. Now he’s pretty much money to make a field goal and it appears his leg has gotten stronger as well.

  • http://www.nyob.com/ Dr. Doom

    He will miss from 25 against Oakland

  • Dan

    Go for it Jason. If you can come up with “a clueless taint” you can do it!

  • AzheDraven

    Yeah! #TeamSushi. Oh, those times last year when he was going for the MVP of the team by midseason and then he fails miserably at Oakland. So bad.

  • Jason White

    See that’s the thing, I say so many things on Twitter that are much worse than most can imagine and I don’t think it even ruffles any feathers. I used to piss off Facebook easily by that’s because they were too sensitive.

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