Former Cowboys Kicker has new job
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Shaun Suisham knows there's only one way to win over a Steelers locker room that isn't happy about the release of longtime kicker Jeff Reed.
Don't miss any field goal attempts. He doesn't plan to.
Suisham's resume isn't nearly as extensive as Reed's, and he missed important kicks last season for Washington and Dallas.
But he's confident he can get the job done as Pittsburgh's kicker, something only Reed has done since the Steelers moved into Heinz Field in 2001.
Suisham hopes his tenure, whether it's measured in weeks or years, is more like Reed's than Kris Brown's or Todd Peterson's. Both failed before Reed won the job midway through the 2002 season, keeping it until he was released following a 26-yard miss Sunday against the Patriots.