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Kickers?

Post by PurpleMustReign » Mon Nov 07, 2016 6:37 am

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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Post by CbusVikesFan » Mon Nov 07, 2016 7:43 am

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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Post by PurpleMustReign » Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:49 am

CbusVikesFan wrote: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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Re: Kickers?

Post by Texas Vike » Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:33 am

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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Re: Kickers?

Post by Mothman » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:12 pm

Welcome to this episode of "So Your Kicker is Broken"...
Chris Tomasson ‏@christomasson
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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Post by Crax » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:26 pm

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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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:47 pm

Mothman wrote:Welcome to this episode of "So Your Kicker is Broken"...
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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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:57 pm

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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Re: Kickers?

Post by S197 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:12 pm

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Post by Texas Vike » Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:24 pm

J. Kapp 11 wrote: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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Post by soflavike » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:31 pm

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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Re: Kickers?

Post by halfgiz » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:45 pm

@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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Re: Kickers?

Post by Norv Zimmer » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:47 pm

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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