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Vikings kicker Blair Walsh gets defensive after two more failed kicks

By Derek Wetmore

MINNEAPOLIS — Blair Walsh sounded like he’s sick of hearing the same refrain.

Walsh, who missed an extra point and had a field goal blocked in a Vikings overtime loss, was noticeably frustrated in a postgame interview with the media.

“They didn’t go in, man. You watched it,” he said, explaining the two kicks. One was a missed extra point that prevented the Vikings from tying the game at 10-10. The other was a 46-yard field goal attempt that was blocked, but appeared to some as if it might miss the mark even if it had gotten over the line.

Walsh was asked if the extra point attempt felt good off his foot — if he was surprised to see it hit the right upright.

“Obviously not. It didn’t go in, right? I mean, you guys are going to ask me this question a million times. ‘Did it feel good? Did I make it?’ No, I didn’t. Do I have to? Yes. Do I want to? Yes. If you’ve got something else, please. Seriously.”

Head coach Mike Zimmer said the team needs to make its kicks, and later he was asked about where things stand with Walsh as his kicker. “Today is not the day to make evaluations,” he said.

Walsh said it’s too early to know if he struck failed field goal attempt well enough. He’ll watch the film to evaluate that, he said.

“That’s my fault, I need to come through for my team there,” he said.

He then was asked what is frustrating him with the media’s drumbeat of questions over his missed kicks.

“It’s not that I’m frustrated with you, it’s just that you guys have got to understand — what do you want the answer to be?”

“You guys ask the same question every week: ‘Did you make it? Why didn’t it go in?’ If I had the answer right away, I’d tell you. I’m confident in what I’m doing, I know that I’m going to be fine. But it’s tough right now.”

The post Vikings kicker Blair Walsh gets defensive after two more failed kicks appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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