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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given that he has only missed one FG attempt all year, and is soon to set the touchback record as well, it would be difficult to keep him OUT of the Pro Bowl, wouldn't ya think?
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Given that he has only missed one FG attempt all year, and is soon to set the touchback record as well, it would be difficult to keep him OUT of the Pro Bowl, wouldn't ya think?

I would think. Matt Bryant is the only other NFC kicker that I would deem Pro Bowl worthy, at this point.
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Kellerman wrote:
Klomp wrote:
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vike daddy wrote:
Last Sunday, Blair Walsh set the franchise record for touchbacks in a season with 41. Seeing as he has six more games to go, the only competition he may have for the next decade is himself.

http://min.scout.com/2/1240575.html


A quick google search turns up that Billy Cundiff tied Mitch Berger's NFL single-season record of 40 touchbacks last year against the Bengals.

If that is true, then Walsh actually broke the all-time season record for touchbacks.


Cundiff finished with 44


Not in the regular season, the Bengals was game 16 for the Ravens. I wasn't aware they counted play-off games as well.

Still, Walsh should be able to clear 44 in one or two games.


Well Wikipedia is wrong then!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

LostRoadStone wrote:
perrynoid wrote:
Given that he has only missed one FG attempt all year, and is soon to set the touchback record as well, it would be difficult to keep him OUT of the Pro Bowl, wouldn't ya think?

I would think. Matt Bryant is the only other NFC kicker that I would deem Pro Bowl worthy, at this point.
and that is where the problem lies. Unless walsh starts bombing 60 yard field goals then Bryant will represent the NFC if only because he plays for the best team. It seems to usually work that way with kickers even though walsh may be more deserving.
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Klomp wrote:
Kellerman wrote:
Klomp wrote:
Kellerman wrote:
vike daddy wrote:
Last Sunday, Blair Walsh set the franchise record for touchbacks in a season with 41. Seeing as he has six more games to go, the only competition he may have for the next decade is himself.

http://min.scout.com/2/1240575.html


A quick google search turns up that Billy Cundiff tied Mitch Berger's NFL single-season record of 40 touchbacks last year against the Bengals.

If that is true, then Walsh actually broke the all-time season record for touchbacks.


Cundiff finished with 44


Not in the regular season, the Bengals was game 16 for the Ravens. I wasn't aware they counted play-off games as well.

Still, Walsh should be able to clear 44 in one or two games.


Well Wikipedia is wrong then!


http://blogs.baltimoreravens.com/2011/01/02/cundiff-ties-nfl-touchbacks-record/

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-01-02/sports/bs-sp-ravens-bengals-notebook-0103-20110102_1_ravens-kicker-ravens-defensive-coordinator-terrell-suggs

Is where I got that.

PS: Just checked wikipedia, they say he tied it as well.

Oddly enough, the NFL site puts him at 44, whereas every other site I could find, including Baltimore sites say he tied the record, rather than broke it. Think
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Kellerman wrote:
Klomp wrote:
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Not in the regular season, the Bengals was game 16 for the Ravens. I wasn't aware they counted play-off games as well.

Still, Walsh should be able to clear 44 in one or two games.


Well Wikipedia is wrong then!


http://blogs.baltimoreravens.com/2011/01/02/cundiff-ties-nfl-touchbacks-record/

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-01-02/sports/bs-sp-ravens-bengals-notebook-0103-20110102_1_ravens-kicker-ravens-defensive-coordinator-terrell-suggs

Is where I got that.

PS: Just checked wikipedia, they say he tied it as well.

Oddly enough, the NFL site puts him at 44, whereas every other site I could find, including Baltimore sites say he tied the record, rather than broke it. Think


How about 40 for the 2010 season and 44 for the 2011 season?
http://www.nfl.com/player/billycundiff/2504941/profile


I think that a fair amount of credit for Walsh's touch back numbers should go to the coverage units, there have been many returnable kicks that have not been brought out of the end zone. Either way, it is amazing for him to be poised to break the record in his eleventh game.
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marty264 wrote:
Kellerman wrote:
Klomp wrote:
Kellerman wrote:


Not in the regular season, the Bengals was game 16 for the Ravens. I wasn't aware they counted play-off games as well.

Still, Walsh should be able to clear 44 in one or two games.


Well Wikipedia is wrong then!


http://blogs.baltimoreravens.com/2011/01/02/cundiff-ties-nfl-touchbacks-record/

http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-01-02/sports/bs-sp-ravens-bengals-notebook-0103-20110102_1_ravens-kicker-ravens-defensive-coordinator-terrell-suggs

Is where I got that.

PS: Just checked wikipedia, they say he tied it as well.

Oddly enough, the NFL site puts him at 44, whereas every other site I could find, including Baltimore sites say he tied the record, rather than broke it. Think


How about 40 for the 2010 season and 44 for the 2011 season?
http://www.nfl.com/player/billycundiff/2504941/profile


I think that a fair amount of credit for Walsh's touch back numbers should go to the coverage units, there have been many returnable kicks that have not been brought out of the end zone. Either way, it is amazing for him to be poised to break the record in his eleventh game.


Ah, that must be it then.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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“@VikingsFootball: #Vikings K Blair Walsh is 2nd in the NFL w/ 41 kickoff touchbacks, which is the team record for touchbacks in a season (previously 40).”

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“@VikingsFootball: Walsh is also 3rd in the NFL with 23 FGs made and has the 4th most points scored in the NFL with 90. #Vikings”

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“@VikingsFootball: Walsh is poised to break the #Vikings rookie scoring record of 106 points held by Randy Moss.”

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Blair Walsh was 5 for 5 on field goals in the St Louis game today, and 3 for 3 on extra points. he had several kickoffs 7-8 yards deep in the endzone.

three of his field goals were 50+ yards.

he set the Viking team record for most 50+ field goals in a season, previously held by Longwell. he tied two retired kickers with the NFL record of eight 50+ field goals in a season.



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was wrong.

He's the best in the league.
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i wonder how that will look after today.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I was wrong.

He's the best in the league.


This year, sure.

Its hard for me to call Walsh the best kicker in the league at this point as he is a rookie. the biggest thing with kickers is maintaining consistency and confidence for years to be a successful kicker over the long term. If Walsh can a couple more seasons like this one, i wont have that doubt. Just look at Mason Crosby, he was once considered one of the best and now he misses about half of his kicks.
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i'm just saying Walsh is probably the best NFL kicker this season.

yes, his future is totally uncertain and unproven.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heard Walsh broke Randy Moss' Vikings rookie scoring record
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vikingsrule wrote:
SteelKing728 wrote:
I was wrong.

He's the best in the league.


This year, sure.

Its hard for me to call Walsh the best kicker in the league at this point as he is a rookie. the biggest thing with kickers is maintaining consistency and confidence for years to be a successful kicker over the long term. If Walsh can a couple more seasons like this one, i wont have that doubt. Just look at Mason Crosby, he was once considered one of the best and now he misses about half of his kicks.


I don't understand how kickers can be so inconsistent.... They basically practice 2 things...
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