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BLAIR WALSH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Vikings coach says kicking issues are mental, while Walsh expresses confidence

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- When Blair Walsh burst onto the scene as a surprising Pro Bowl kicker in his rookie season, the Minnesota Vikings were praised for finding a diamond in the rough in the draft's sixth-round. Walsh set an NFL record by connecting on 10 field goals of 50 yards or more. The double-digit plateau was a rarity in the NFL. Walsh is now being judged against his standout...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Walsh tries to kick through slump for Vikings

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) This is not the way Blair Walsh wants to finish the season. The Minnesota Vikings kicker is 1 for 6 with field goal attempts over the past two games. His success rate has fallen to 71 percent, the lowest of any regular kicker in the NFL this year. Walsh went 0 for 3 against Detroit last week, though one field goal try was blocked and another was a long shot...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lions grab lead in NFC North with victory over Vikings

Matt Prater's 33-yard field goal with 3:38 remaining lifted Detroit to a 16-14 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday, pulling the Lions into a tie for first place in the NFC North. The Lions (10-4) are now even atop the division with Green Bay, which lost to Buffalo earlier in the day, but Detroit didn't have an easy time, spotting the Vikings (6-8) a 14-0 lead before a pair...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite more outdoor field-goal misses, Vikings' Walsh remains confident

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Hours spent at TCF Bank Stadium during the summer led Blair Walsh to an understanding of the wind patterns at the outdoor stadium on the University of Minnesota campus. Walsh, the Vikings kicker who spent the majority of his first two NFL seasons indoors in the Metrodome, knew there would be an adjustment. Seven games this season has made Walsh more knowledgeable...
Via Fox Sports North
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh has been pretty amazing in Vikings camp

Blair Walsh has hit 47 of 50 kicks in team periods since the Vikings started training camp, according to special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer, who said he wasn’t concerned about a pair of Walsh misses from beyond 50 yards in the Vikings’ first two preseason games. “I think he may have missed one from 50, or maybe […] The post Blair Walsh has been pretty amazing in Vikings...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh Nails 70 Yard Field Goal

Vikings kicker Blair Walsh has never had an issue with distance. The 3rd year pro out of Georgia holds the NFL record for...
Via Busted Coverage
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings Blair Walsh kicker Blair Walsh not ranked top-20 in the NFL…

… In fantasy that is, but maybe in real life as well. With a week of preseason games now in the books, the 2014 NFL season is officially underway. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking...
Via cover32 - Vikings
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Sad but true: Minnesota Vikings’ Blair Walsh not top-20 kicking fantasy option

With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of the regular season...
Via cover32 - Vikings
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Snubbed? Minnesota Vikings K Blair Walsh not named top-10 in NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
Via cover32 - Vikings
June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Roger Goodell killing the game? He is now talking about getting rid of the extra point

I was a kicker, and maybe that is why I feel this way, but taking away the extra point is corny.  It takes a few seconds, and gives the kicker another chance to get his name on the television.  Well today Roger Goodell basically said that they were going to get rid of the PAT. […]The post Is Roger Goodell killing the game? He is now talking about getting rid of the extra point...
Via NFL Draft Diamonds
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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