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Can someone look up to see what kickers are available? There has to be someone who can at least suck slightly less than Walsh. Hell, even I can get a kick blocked and miss an extra point, and I would do it for 1/10th of what Walsh makes.

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From what I've seen, you don't want to know who is available. Travis Coons, kai forbath don't exactly scream upgrade.

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From what I've seen, you don't want to know who is available. Travis Coons, kai forbath don't exactly scream upgrade.

Forbath isnt bad. I have to believe he could at least make extra poi ts.

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Some recently graduated college kickers are better than Walsh, IMO.

Jaden Oberkrom, who played at TCU, had solid stats:

KICKING G FG-MADE FG-ATT. FG% LONG PATS
2012 13 22 30 73.3% 53 42 - 42 (100.0%)
2013 12 14 18 77.8% 56 37 - 37 (100.0%)
2014 13 22 27 81.5% 47 76 - 77 (98.7%)
2015 13 21 25 84.0% 57 59 - 60 (98.3%)
TOTAL 51 79 100 79.0% 57 214 - 216 (99.1%)

He is currently on the Browns reserved /retired list though, so I don't know how feasible it would be for us to acquire him. There must be other options out there.


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http://www.12up.com/posts/4070151-3-kic ... _aid=40734

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Welcome to this episode of "So Your Kicker is Broken"...

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Blair Walsh has missed 7 kicks this season (4 FG, 3 PAT). In his first two seasons combined, he missed 8 kicks (granted PATs are longer now)


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NFL.com reports #Vikings to work out kickers If sign 1, would eat Blair Walsh salary this year. Next year $1.65M dead money


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David McCoy ‏@DavidMcCoyWCCO 31m31 minutes ago

David McCoy Retweeted Mike Garafolo

As of last night, was told no on Scobee, Forbath, Cundiff.
Bullock, Hartley, Graham might be possibilities. #Vikings


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Welcome to this episode of "So Your Kicker is Broken"...

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Blair Walsh has missed 7 kicks this season (4 FG, 3 PAT). In his first two seasons combined, he missed 8 kicks (granted PATs are longer now)


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NFL.com reports #Vikings to work out kickers If sign 1, would eat Blair Walsh salary this year. Next year $1.65M dead money

Not to mention, the pickin's are pretty slim out there.

I fear our kicking situation is a lot like our O-line situation. We're stuck with who we've got.

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Here's something else that's sad.

Matt Prater signed with the Lions in October of 2014. Mid-season after being released by Denver. Talk about your lucky pickups.

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Here's something else that's sad.

Matt Prater signed with the Lions in October of 2014. Mid-season after being released by Denver. Talk about your lucky pickups.



It's been done before, that gives us hope at least!

We just need to find 2016's Matt Prater.


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Maybe we just need to find an extra point specialist... kind of like some teams used to have short-range and long-range kickers. :confused:

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@MikeGarafolo saw video of Randy Moss making 28 yard kicks in dress shoes, bring back The Freak!
Maybe our new kicker :lol: :lol:


And, word is 4 or 5 kickers coming in for the #Vikings tomorrow to tryout. @MikeGarafolo first to note of tryouts happening.
11:37 AM - 7 Nov 2016

Josh Scobee
Randy Bullock
Not sure who else.


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halfgiz wrote:
@MikeGarafolo saw video of Randy Moss making 28 yard kicks in dress shoes, bring back The Freak!
Maybe our new kicker :lol: :lol:


And, word is 4 or 5 kickers coming in for the #Vikings tomorrow to tryout. @MikeGarafolo first to note of tryouts happening.
11:37 AM - 7 Nov 2016

Are they going to make Walsh try out too?


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https://www.google.com/search?q=clock+management+for+dummies&espv=2&biw=1920&bih=1012&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjgtNfA0JfQAhWBOyYKHbxfBzsQ_AUIBygC#imgrc=mKGo2Yr-bSHWpM%3A

Zimmer needs this :tongue:


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That's funny :tongue:


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According to a league source, Kai Forbath and Randy Bullock are two of the kickers who will work out for the... es.pn/2fihYuB


Guys coming in tomorrow. Forbath, Bullock, Hocker 3 in mix. #Vikings


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We need a young guy full of confidence. Having the booming legs Walsh had (has) isnt any good when the confidence is show.


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Was just watching the game highlights (to make myself even more mad) and during the play where Walsh's kicked was blocked, this guys attempt at a tackle or strip or whatever you call it was absolutely pitiful. I actually laughed out loud. Time for a change at the kicker position, he's not who he used to be, and he's not making any case to keep him in Minny. Hopefully the kickers we try out this week impress..

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Time for Walsh to go. Sucks to say cause I like the guy, but, it is time.


That being said, the NFL market for kickers is not exactly stellar. Moreover, the guys we want to bring in don't exactly inspire much confidence.

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Right now Im at the same point with AD as I was with Ponder where we finally let him go. He has past his time with the Vikings. Its time to move on. I dont want to end up hating Walsh like I do Ponder.


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J. Kapp 11 wrote:
I fear our kicking situation is a lot like our O-line situation. We're stuck with who we've got.


I'm thinking the same thing at this point.

Who knows? Zimmer said he's bringing in guys. Maybe someone will look good.


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J. Kapp 11 wrote:
I fear our kicking situation is a lot like our O-line situation. We're stuck with who we've got.


I'm thinking the same thing at this point.

Who knows? Zimmer said he's bringing in guys. Maybe someone will look good.


I think what really ticked Zimmer off, was Walsh kicking it into the end zone when he was told not to.


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I fear our kicking situation is a lot like our O-line situation. We're stuck with who we've got.[/quote]


This worries me too..


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I fear our kicking situation is a lot like our O-line situation. We're stuck with who we've got.



This worries me too..[/quote]


You can thank Rick & Zimmer for that...


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Looks like at least these 3 guys are here
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Many of us reported the Bullock and Forbath tryouts at the same time. In case I didn't hammer home, Zach Hocker here too to tryout. #vikings


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Here is an article about the 4 kickers that were brought in.

http://www.dailynorseman.com/2016/11/8/ ... orking-out

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The team brought in four different kickers. Here’s a brief look at each of them:

Randy Bullock, who has kicked for the Houston Texans, New York Jets, and New York Giants. For his career, he’s an 80.6% field goal kicker (75-for-93)

Kai Forbath, who has played for the Washington Redskins and the New Orleans Saints. He is an 84.1% kicker for his career (69-for-82).

Zach Hocker, who is the least experienced of the group with just eight NFL games under his belt. He has played for the Saints and Rams, and has hit 10-of-14 career field goal attempts.

Travis Coons, who has just one NFL season to his name, and was actually very good last season for the Cleveland Browns. He hit 28-of-32 field goal attempts last year, a rate of 87.5%.

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Here is an article about the 4 kickers that were brought in.

http://www.dailynorseman.com/2016/11/8/ ... orking-out

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The team brought in four different kickers. Here’s a brief look at each of them:

Randy Bullock, who has kicked for the Houston Texans, New York Jets, and New York Giants. For his career, he’s an 80.6% field goal kicker (75-for-93)

Kai Forbath, who has played for the Washington Redskins and the New Orleans Saints. He is an 84.1% kicker for his career (69-for-82).

Zach Hocker, who is the least experienced of the group with just eight NFL games under his belt. He has played for the Saints and Rams, and has hit 10-of-14 career field goal attempts.

Travis Coons, who has just one NFL season to his name, and was actually very good last season for the Cleveland Browns. He hit 28-of-32 field goal attempts last year, a rate of 87.5%.

Anyone know why Cleveland dropped Coons? 28 of 32 FG and 22 of 24 XP doesn't seem bad at all.


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Gee what a surprise...well the next time Walsh misses they will at least have a list of kickers that worked out for them.


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