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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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chicagopurple wrote:
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?


Other than the fact that he is on the Commissioner's exempt list and not able to play right now.

Not to mention the domestic abuse charges.

Wow.

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They will sign Kai Forbath to replace Walsh, according to a league source. ESPN


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Iron Lion wrote:
chicagopurple wrote:
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?


Other than the fact that he is on the Commissioner's exempt list and not able to play right now.

Not to mention the domestic abuse charges.

Wow.


I thought he was a free agent. I thought the Giants cut him. My understanding is that if you're placed on that list, you're still a member of the team you were on because only teams can place their players on that list. The commish just suspends you and I believe he served his one-game suspension.

As far as what he's done or what type of person he is, who cares? The only thing sacred is winning. Every team has (or should have) 53 alpha male bullies on it.


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No.


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LOL that is Detroit talkin, NOT Minneapolis


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Um OK. I've never been to Detroit.


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LOL that is Detroit talkin, NOT Minneapolis


You talk alot of crap about other peoples homes, it wouldnt be hard to criticize your own.

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I cannot believe you haven't replaced Walsh yet.

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I cannot believe you haven't replaced Walsh yet.


We did. Signed Kai Forbath

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I cannot believe you haven't replaced Walsh yet.


We did. Signed Kai Forbath


Oh wow.

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Walsh gone... Enter the THUNDER CLAP

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Kai Forbath? Gross. :wallbang:


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I feel bad for Walsh, in all honesty. I still trust him 50+ more than anyone else in the league outside of maybe Prater. His FG% didn't seem all that bad, it just became a glaring issue because of the XP's on top of what happened last season vs. Seattle.

I remember Forbath with the 'Skins and he wasn't anything special. I believe this move is strictly because of Walsh's confidence and because Kai seemed proficient last season with the longer PAT's. We'll see....It doesn't help the Oline though.


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I suppose it is possible, that enough gasoline will snuff out a dumpster fire. Hopefully he works out, but the season is pretty much lost.


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The season isn't lost. :lol:


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Ok, this is what's going to happen. Someone will sign Walsh, and in the next 2 years he will be on the winning team of the Super Bowl. You heard it here first. :wallbang:

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Iron Lion wrote:

As far as what he's done or what type of person he is, who cares? The only thing sacred is winning.


And that's why you are a Lions fan. :bowdown:

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Kai Forbath? Gross. :wallbang:


Did you expect Dan Bailey or something?? He was pretty solid the last year or two

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For anyone saying Forbath is "gross". This just shows you how gross Walsh was. Forbath has been a pretty solid kicker

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Maybe he's gross because he eats his boogers....jk

But seriously I hope this moves helps out both sides. Maybe another team is better for Walsh mindset and Forbath gives us those points that we've been missing.

Question. How is he 0-19 range 100% when hr misses in 2012 and 2014?


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For anyone saying Forbath is "gross". This just shows you how gross Walsh was. Forbath has been a pretty solid kicker


Forbaths 0-19 % should be 97.8%.

It looks like he is an awesome kicker out to 50 yards, beyond that he drops way off and that really pulls down his average. Made me wonder about if he could consistently kick touchbacks, and it doesn't look like it, he has a career average of 30.6%(walsh is 56.3%).

I liked Walsh's huge leg, but for his career (based on the numbers on this chart) Forbath is 93.6% inside 50 yards, i say that is pretty good.

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So how long until Kai Forbath misses his first extra point? :wink:

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So how long until Kai Forbath misses his first extra point? :wink:


2 years.





With the SB on the line. :oops:


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Maybe he's gross because he eats his boogers....jk

But seriously I hope this moves helps out both sides. Maybe another team is better for Walsh mindset and Forbath gives us those points that we've been missing.

Question. How is he 0-19 range 100% when hr misses in 2012 and 2014?

Lol at the boogers comment.

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Dmizzle0 wrote:
Maybe he's gross because he eats his boogers....jk

But seriously I hope this moves helps out both sides. Maybe another team is better for Walsh mindset and Forbath gives us those points that we've been missing.

Question. How is he 0-19 range 100% when hr misses in 2012 and 2014?

Who here hasn't done that at some time in their life?

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Souhan has a piece on how the Vikings messed up with Walsh.

http://www.startribune.com/enamored-by- ... 401400585/

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NFL teams should almost never invest heavily in a kicker. Kickers can go south at any time and for any reason, and few of them are markedly better than those you would sign off the street to replace them.

If the Vikings weren’t going to release Walsh after his missed kick against Seattle, they should have when he demonstrated, after an offseason of fine-tuning and mood-enhancing, that he was unreliable in the 2016 season opener.

If he wasn’t fixed after eight months of preparation, he was bound to cost this team this season.

The most damaging part of the Blair Walsh Project was the contract extension, which cost the Vikings actual money and cap space that could have been used on an actual football player, the kind that needs to be replaced because he has sacrificed a knee, synapse or spleen for the franchise.


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Texas Vike wrote:
Souhan has a piece on how the Vikings messed up with Walsh.

http://www.startribune.com/enamored-by- ... 401400585/

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NFL teams should almost never invest heavily in a kicker. Kickers can go south at any time and for any reason, and few of them are markedly better than those you would sign off the street to replace them.

If the Vikings weren’t going to release Walsh after his missed kick against Seattle, they should have when he demonstrated, after an offseason of fine-tuning and mood-enhancing, that he was unreliable in the 2016 season opener.

If he wasn’t fixed after eight months of preparation, he was bound to cost this team this season.

The most damaging part of the Blair Walsh Project was the contract extension, which cost the Vikings actual money and cap space that could have been used on an actual football player, the kind that needs to be replaced because he has sacrificed a knee, synapse or spleen for the franchise.


Was he saying this when they extended him though? Sounds like a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking to me.


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Was he saying this when they extended him though? Sounds like a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking to me.



AKA the Souhan Special? :lol: He's such a know-it-all.


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PacificNorseWest wrote:
Texas Vike wrote:
Souhan has a piece on how the Vikings messed up with Walsh.

http://www.startribune.com/enamored-by- ... 401400585/

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NFL teams should almost never invest heavily in a kicker. Kickers can go south at any time and for any reason, and few of them are markedly better than those you would sign off the street to replace them.

If the Vikings weren’t going to release Walsh after his missed kick against Seattle, they should have when he demonstrated, after an offseason of fine-tuning and mood-enhancing, that he was unreliable in the 2016 season opener.

If he wasn’t fixed after eight months of preparation, he was bound to cost this team this season.

The most damaging part of the Blair Walsh Project was the contract extension, which cost the Vikings actual money and cap space that could have been used on an actual football player, the kind that needs to be replaced because he has sacrificed a knee, synapse or spleen for the franchise.


Was he saying this when they extended him though? Sounds like a lot of Monday morning quarterbacking to me.

I would have been more impressed if he had written this just after his contract was signed. It's easy to be critical after the fact. If Walsh was 100% this year his contract wouldn't even be and issue.

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