11-09-2009, 02:35 AM
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. | Ryan Succop has proved himself to be invaluable and indispensable — and anything but irrelevant. Succop, the Chiefs’ kicker and last pick in this year’s NFL draft, offers the team something it doesn’t have at many other positions: a sure thing. Most of the time, anyway. He made two field goals during Sunday’s 24-21 loss at Jacksonville, and recovered his own onside kick late in the fourth quarter. But the most surprising thing happened as the first half expired. Succop missed a field goal. Never mind that it was a 56-yarder into a stout breeze.