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Lets just carry two kickers. Some older-but-accurate type for extra points and anything 30 yards or less. Then have Walsh come in for 30+ kicks :P

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Lets just carry two kickers. Some older-but-accurate type for extra points and anything 30 yards or less. Then have Walsh come in for 30+ kicks :P

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


Its not that good. Its pretty similar to Walsh last year.

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Evidently according to the Pioneer Press today Walsh got 'irritated' that the Vikings auditioned some kickers this week. I hope he was irritated at himself and not at the Vikings, but from his prior comments it sounds like he thinks he's being unjustly ridiculed. If that's the case then he's not being honest with himself.


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The Vikes should just go for 2 pt conversions on all TD's. Better odds than letting Walsh kick a PAT.

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The Vikes should just go for 2 pt conversions on all TD's. Better odds than letting Walsh kick a PAT.


Not necessarily. How many attempts did it take us today to get convert a 1 yard run? How many times did we not get it? I think we were 1 for 6 on runs where we needed a yard for a TD or a first. Pathetic.


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The Vikes should just go for 2 pt conversions on all TD's. Better odds than letting Walsh kick a PAT.


I don't know either. Look at the Dallas/Pittsburgh game today. Pittsburgh was 0-4 and Dallas was 0-2 on 2 point conversion attempts. Plus we are terrible in short yardage situations.


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The Vikes should just go for 2 pt conversions on all TD's. Better odds than letting Walsh kick a PAT.


I don't know either. Look at the Dallas/Pittsburgh game today. Pittsburgh was 0-4 and Dallas was 0-2 on 2 point conversion attempts. Plus we are terrible in short yardage situations.


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The Vikings can't even get first downs on 3rd/4th and 1's nor can they score at the goalline. Converting two-point conversions is less probable than even Blair kicking the XP.


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Walsh just needs to go....and Rick & Zimmer are dragging their feet. We could of had Gould, he was there.


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RELEASED!!!!! WHAT TOOK SO LONG?!!


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Sounds like we are signing Kai Forbath

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Here's the official team announcement:

Vikings Release K Blair Walsh


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Ding dong the witch is dead!

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It sucks thinking back to how good we thought he would be at the end of the 2012 season, but it was time for him to go. Hopefully he finds success and we find a better alternative.


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Here's the official team announcement:

Vikings Release K Blair Walsh


He can't say that Zimmer didn't give him a chance to get his act together. Sucks for him... now, onward!

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Kai Forbath makes me nervous too, but hopefully his confidence isn't shot like Blair.


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Kai Forbath makes me nervous too, but hopefully his confidence isn't shot like Blair.


With a name like Kai Forbath, I assume he's from the planet Krypton and thus, will have superhuman kicking skills.


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Mothman wrote:
PacificNorseWest wrote:
Kai Forbath makes me nervous too, but hopefully his confidence isn't shot like Blair.


With a name like Kai Forbath, I assume he's from the planet Krypton and thus, will have superhuman kicking skills.


Kai means ocean in Hawaiian.... which I don't know how to fit into the narrative. But it also means forgiveness in Japanese so, maybe something there?


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Hey guys, many think that Walsh lost his confidence because of that playoff miss. But I think it might have been a game years ago when you guys were playing the Bears in OT, he misses a kick and then the Bears advanced like 20 yards and won the game. So maybe the issue was lurking a while. Any thoughts, or is it a "Who cares I'm just glad he's gone" type deal?


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The confidence angle with Walsh is way overblown. He just wasnt that good of a kicker. Going back to college he has a long history of being inaccurate. He had one year where everything was clicking for him and became overrated because of it.

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S197 wrote:
Mothman wrote:
PacificNorseWest wrote:
Kai Forbath makes me nervous too, but hopefully his confidence isn't shot like Blair.


With a name like Kai Forbath, I assume he's from the planet Krypton and thus, will have superhuman kicking skills.


Kai means ocean in Hawaiian.... which I don't know how to fit into the narrative. But it also means forgiveness in Japanese so, maybe something there?



I guess it means we'll have to give him a break if he misses a difficult kick once in a while. :) Just make the routine ones... please!


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Never try to get into a kicker's mind. It's a dark place. I know, I was one...lol.


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Never try to get into a kicker's mind. It's a dark place. I know, I was one...lol.


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I liked Wal$h a lot, until i hated him, but have continued to pull for him, very unfortunate.

I expect him to go be money somewhere else. Because why not?



hopefully this new kicker can remind us each week that Sunday evening its time for a bath :?

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Hey guys, many think that Walsh lost his confidence because of that playoff miss. But I think it might have been a game years ago when you guys were playing the Bears in OT, he misses a kick and then the Bears advanced like 20 yards and won the game. So maybe the issue was lurking a while. Any thoughts, or is it a "Who cares I'm just glad he's gone" type deal?


I disagree. He hit two game winners for us last year before the Seattle game. But yes, releasing him has officially made my day!

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S197 wrote:
Mothman wrote:
PacificNorseWest wrote:
Kai Forbath makes me nervous too, but hopefully his confidence isn't shot like Blair.


With a name like Kai Forbath, I assume he's from the planet Krypton and thus, will have superhuman kicking skills.


Kai means ocean in Hawaiian.... which I don't know how to fit into the narrative. But it also means forgiveness in Japanese so, maybe something there?

He will be begging for an ocean of forgiveness if he isn't better than Walsh. :D

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Blair Walsh just got released according to the Vikes Facebook site......No word of who the new guy is


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Blair Walsh just got released according to the Vikes Facebook site......No word of who the new guy is


:lol:

Just look up ^


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Blair Walsh just got released according to the Vikes Facebook site......No word of who the new guy is


Everyone saying Forbath but why not Josh Brown?


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