Breaking Down The Vikings Special Teams

On Wednesday morning the Vikings held a 15 minute special teams walkthrough. The special teams was the Vikings strength last season. Rookie punter Jeff Locke had a solid rookie year with a 44.2 gross punting average and a 39.2 net average and fellow rookie Cordarrelle Patterson led the NFL with 32.4 yard kick return average. Punt returner Marcus Sherels was second in the league with...
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5 hours ago  |  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...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Vikings training camp preview: Specialists

  This is the 10th in a series of 13 previews leading up to the Minnesota Vikings' July 25 start of camp. TODAY'S POSITION: SPECIALISTS Rating (1-to-10 scale): 8 Projected starters: Kicker Blair Walsh (third year), punter Jeff Locke (second year), long snapper Cullen Loeffler (11th year), kickoff returner Cordarrelle Patterson (second year), punt returner Marcus Sherels...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Are any Minnesota Vikings among the best MVP value bets for 2014?

Last week, the latest odds to win the Most Valuable Player award for the 2014 NFL season were released, with some of the usual suspects atop the list. But just because the wise guys in Vegas tend to know what they’re doing, that doesn’t necessarily mean all bets are created equal; in fact, many of them are nothing more than sucker bets, designed to get fans to lay down money...
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June 09, 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...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Biggest Sleepers from the Vikings 2014 Draft Class

#491530989 / After replacing the Vikings’ coaching staff following the 2013 season, Rick Spielman, Mike Zimmer and Norv Turner teamed up to produce a draft class that, on paper, looks like it could be the beginning of a good run in Minnesota. Most people know about them drafting pass rush specialist Anthony Barr with the 9th pick and then trading back into the...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh: How the NFL draft process led to my redemption

Vikings kicker was able to prove a bad senior year in college was a fluke.
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Rules No Goalpost Dunking, But Where Will It Stop?!

Yesterday, a bunch of white, tight asses in cheap looking expensive suits and gilded in skin cancerous tans decided that they didn't like all that "street" behavior those dirty NFL players have been doing recently when celebrating touchdowns, and decided that any said player "dunking" on the endzone goal posts would be called for a penalty. Essentially, using...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: The Minnesota Vikings offseason is going to be UGLY! (Chris Kluwe saga!)

Chris Kluwe, Mike Priefer, Blair Walsh and Cullen Loeffler. Things are starting to get ugly in Minnesota. The Minnesota Vikings and their fans are in for a LONG offseason. Everyone remembers the Kluwe article that came out at the end of 2013. Blair Walsh came out in support of Priefer. In Kluwe’s article he refused to name names. That was until Walsh and other players came out...
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January 28, 2014  |  1 Comment

Chris Kluwe’s lawyer says they have texts from Blair Walsh supporting allegations

The lawyer for Chris Kluwe says he has text messages from current Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh that support Kluwe’s allegations that Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer made homophobic comments during special teams meetings in the 2012 NFL season. Kluwe’s lawyer, Clayton Halunen, also says Kluwe made the team aware of Priefer’s comments last […]
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January 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Kluwe’s lawyer says he has proof in the form of texts to back up claims against Priefer

Former Viking’s punter Chris Kluwe claims that his Vikings career was cut short due to his support of same sex marriage. Kluwe says he caught flack from several members of the Viking’s staff specifically special teams coach Mike Priefer. Priefer apparently made homophobic comments at team facility and Kluwe’s lawyer says that he has proof in the form of text messages from kicker...
Via Pro Football Zone
January 25, 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...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Walsh, Locke discuss cold-weather prep

The Vikings will move to the open-air stadium of TCF Bank the next two seasons, and the weather in Minnesota lately is a reminder of just how bad it could get. Kicker Blair Walsh and punter Jeff Locke discussed the effects of cold weather on their craft and how to counter it.
January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh issues statement in support of Mike Priefer

After Chris Kluwe alleged that he was cut by the Vikings due to his stance on gay marriage and the fact that special teams coach Mike Priefer is a homophobe, several Vikings have voiced support for Priefer. The latest of…Read more →
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Walsh, others issue support for Priefer

Blair Walsh and other Vikings who have worked with Mike Priefer issued support for the coach after former punter Chris Kluwe called Priefer a “bigot” and “homophobic.”
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Snowplow narrowly misses Vikings players on field

It looked like the Baltimore Ravens took that "twelfth player" thing a little too seriously when this free-wheeling M+T Stadium groundskeeper almost took out a group of Minnesota Vikings players with a snow plow during a timeout Sunday.Later, another groundskeeper made life just a little more difficult for Vikes' kicker Blair Walsh with her misdirected snow shovel...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings outlast Bears in crazy OT finish

Blair Walsh kicked a 34-yard  field goal with 1:55 left in overtime to give the Minnesota Vikings a come-from-behind 23-20 over the reeling Chicago Bears Sunday afternoon at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. The heartbreaking loss overshadowed the individual brilliance of emerging second-year wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, who snagged 12 balls for a franchise-record 249-yards. The Vikings...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh OT kick ends crazy marathon 23-20 over Bears

The Vikings embraced the spoiler's role in the NFC North, delivering a potential knockout blow to Chicago's playoff hopes with a dramatic comeback victory at the Metrodome. Blair Walsh's 34-yard field goal with 1:43 remaining in overtime ended a wild back-and-forth slugfest that featured 976 combined yards of offense. Walsh bailed out Rhett Ellison, whose facemask penalty...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Adrian Peterson's big day leads Vikings to overtime win over Bears

Blair Walsh's 34-yard field goal with 1:43 left in overtime gave the Minnesota Vikings a 23-20 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday after both teams missed kicks in the extra period.
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Black Friday Brings You Blair Walsh Stache

Listen, it's the day after Thanksgiving. I'm feeling bloated and hungover and am about to eat a turkey sandwich for breakfast. Probably. Or throw up. So I'm not going to treat you to an awesome thought out post or game preview like we normally have. No one would read it. Really. Pageviews on a day like this are like 10. Not worth it. Instead, let's look at Blair...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

At Least This Vikings Poster Looks Cool

Listen man, I get it. The Vikings aren't doing to well this year. It's a sad story and one almost unwatchable. But that doesn't mean EVERYTHING about the Vikings is awful. We still have Adrian Peterson, and he's pretty cool. We once had Chris Kluwe, and I like him. Speaking of leg guys, despite an injured hamstring, kicker Blair Walsh is a pretty sweet bro, too. We...
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November 13, 2013  |  Discuss

The Little "XP" That Couldn't

Who would have guessed that after a CLUTCH touchdown by all star Running Back Adrian Peterson that Blair Walsh would be the one to choke. After a much needed 6 points that put the Vikings ahead of the Cowboys with 6 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter, Vikings Kicker Blair Walsh, who is regarded as one of the NFL’s best Kickers, would totally beef it on the extra point? ...
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings Injury Report: Greg Jennings, Blair Walsh, Adrian Peterson

The Minnesota Vikings will take the field Sunday with a roster full of injuries. Week 9 brings quarterback Christian Ponder back to the helm, even now that Josh Freeman has recovered from his concussion. Freeman will be the backup and Matt Cassel will become the emergency number three QB. The inactives for the Vikings will include running back Matt Asiata (shoulder), tight end Rhett...
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Vikings might have to pay Punter Jeff Locke at Kicker if Blair Walsh cannot go

Today Leslie Frazier said in a press conference that the Vikings expect Blair Walsh to play, and are probably praying hard that he does.  But if Walsh cannot go the Vikings will rely hard on Punter Jeff Locke.  He will have to do both duties. Ben Goessling ‏@GoesslingESPN6s Frazier said Blair Walsh is questionable, but #Vikings […]
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Blair Walsh is perfect from 50 plus yards

Kicker Blair Walsh entered 6-for-6 in field goals and nailed his first two attempts of 54 and 37 yards. But he hooked a 43-yarder with 6:49 remaining that would have given the Vikings a 13-point lead. Walsh set a team record for most 50-plus-yard field goals in a career. He is a perfect 12-for-12 from […]
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September 30, 2013  |  Discuss
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