When the impossible happened on Sunday, the inevitable happened on Tuesday. The Washington Redskins cut kicker Shaun Suisham and replaced him with Graham Gano. It is a move seeded in irrationality, soaked in vengeance, and, almost equally as absurd, the perfect decision. It’s irrational because Suisham is better than the next best option. He’s been an accurate NFL kicker with the Redskins for the past three seasons. In 49 games with the Redskins, he’s made 80 percent of his field goals (72-of-90). His 23-yard miss on Sunday was the first miss of his NFL career from 20-29 yards. Shaun Suisham has cost the Redskins two wins in their last three games. In a 7-6 loss to the Cowboys, he missed two field goals. And then there were the Saints. So the Redskins had to exact revenge ...
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