The first battle of the Shaun Suisham Revenge Game (patent pending) has gone to the Cowboys. The former Redskins kicker isn't holding back any insider information he gleaned from his time with the Redskins.
According to Rick Maese of the Washington Post, Suisham told Wade Phillips all about the swinging gate fake field goal play before his old teammates tried to run it at the end of the first half of their blowout loss to the Giants on Monday night. The play, which featured punter Hunter Smith trying to complete a pass behind a one-man offensive line was a failure on par with everything else the Redskins have done this season. If you missed it, shoot to 1:40 of this video on youtube and enjoy the failure.
It's hard to imagine that you'd need the inside scoop to shut down that play, but Suisham's loose lips may yet sink a ship that helps the Cowboys on Sunday. The Redskins have run fake field goals three different times this season and they've scored touchdowns on two of them. That instantly makes it their most effective offensive strategy, so Suisham may know what else the 'Skins have up their sleeves.
He probably doesn't know much about what Washington will do on offense and defense, but that shouldn't be a problem. The game isn't going to come down to what the Redskins run, it's going to come down to how well the Cowboys execute, especially on offense. If they score points, the Redskins will reach a point where they can't keep up and Suisham will get his sweet, sweet revenge.
If they don't, however, Suisham might actually have to make a big kick and that worked out so well that the Redskins kept running fake field goals this season.