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Despite Walsh’s struggles, Zimmer says Vikings won’t work out kickers

By Matthew Coller

Eden Prairie, Minn. – Normally, going 8-for-11* wouldn’t be considered all that bad a start to the season for a field goal kicker, but Minnesota Vikings kicker Blair Walsh is under a different kind of microscope since his missed 27-yard kick in the playoffs that would have beaten Seattle.

When a 46-yarder went wide left against the New York Giants on Monday Night Football, head coach Mike Zimmer was shown on TV as being rather…frustrated. Zimmer was asked on Tuesday whether the team would consider trying out other kickers.

“Not yet,” he said.


Walsh was at Winter Park taking practice kicks on Tuesday afternoon, just as he was the last week.

“I don’t go up and talk to Eric Kendricks if he makes a bad play,” Zimmer said when asked whether he would talk to Walsh about his struggles.

Walsh has made 84% of his career kicks, which ranks 11th amongst active kickers.

*Walsh has also missed two extra points.

The post Despite Walsh’s struggles, Zimmer says Vikings won’t work out kickers appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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