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Shaun Suisham 100-yard FG revealed

Shaun Suisham 100-yard FG revealed

It was a fake.

I hate to break this news to the 30% of those who commented on a DC TV station's video of a 110-yard Shaun Suisham field goal who actually believed that the Washington Redskins' kicker booted a football through the goal posts from the opposite end line.

WUSA, channel 9 in Washington, will be carrying the Skins' preseason games and the marketing department was charged with finding a way to draw attention to that fact. Late last week a video that appeared to show Suisham stepping into the ball on end line and launching a rocket that split the uprights on the far end of the field. They posted it on their website with the following paragraph:

Shaun Suisham may not look like an intimidating guy at first glance. At 6' tall and 200 lbs. Shaun is considered small when it comes to NFL players. However, when it comes to leg strength and kick accuracy, he's in a league of his own. Check out this video captured at Redskins Park and tell us what you think.

Of course, tongue was planted firmly in cheek as this was written, but perhaps many of today's web surfers need an emoticon of some sort to point out things like this.

Rich Haber, sports director of WUSA, said, "We've had a ton of e-mail on this, and about 30 percent of people think it's real, which is frightening," Haber said.

So frightening, in fact, that the WUSA marketing department decided to put out a "making of the Suisham field goal video" video.

It was a pretty simple cut and paste job. A cutout of a ball in flight was superimposed on to a shot taken by a camera that followed an imaginary 110-yard arc from end line to goal post. It probably took some tweaking to make it look realistic and, bingo, Shaun Suisham is Superkicker.

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One stat that should make DeSean Jackson very dangerous against Eagles

One stat that should make DeSean Jackson very dangerous against Eagles

The Eagles defense is on a big-play streak, but not one that defensive coordinators will like very much, and it could be very good news for the Redskins and DeSean Jackson. 

At this stage of his career, Jackson is a well-known deep threat. While much of the 2016 season has been disappointing for Jackson, in back-to-back weeks, the vertical passing attack has worked. In Arizona last Sunday, Jackson only caught one pass, but it went for 59 yards. On Thanksgiving in Dallas, Jackson hauled in a 67-yard touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins as part of his season-high 118 receiving yards.

"What he brings to this football team, he brings something that not a lot of people can bring, and that’s obviously the speed and the big play ability," 'Skins head coach Jay Gruden said of Jackson.

The last two games moved Jackson's yards-per-catch average back in normal range with the rest of his career at 16.5. Halfway through this season, Jackson was averaging below 14 YPC, which would have been by far the worst of his career.

"A lot of people think that we haven’t utilized his speed quite like we should, but I think he has had a major impact on this football team," Gruden said. "His deep threat has an impact on the defense. It opens up areas for Jordan Reed and Jamison Crowder and the backs sometimes. He’s been a major influence for this football team in a good way."

Beyond just the big plays, the Eagles defense has given up 645 passing yards in their last two games. Cousins has historically played well in Philadelphia, and should be in good position to do the same this weekend.

And based on the Eagles' past six games, expect Jackson to have another big game at Lincoln Financial Field. 

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