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Walsh Closing In On Vikings Rookie Scoring Mark

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 28, 2012 – 3:54 pm

Fan balloting for this year’s Pro Bowl is not reflecting it (yet), but Blair Walsh is having a Pro Bowl-caliber season. Among NFC kickers, Walsh ranks 3rd in FGs made (24), 2nd in FG% (92.3%) & 1st in 50+ FG% (5 for 5). Plus, he made a game-tying 55-yarder and game-winning 38-yarder to beat Jaguars in Week 1, and he already holds the Vikings touchback record with 41.

Whether Walsh will surpass San Francisco 49ers K David Akers in Pro Bowl balloting remains to be seen is largely out of Walsh’s control. What we might see very soon and what is in his control, though, is Walsh eclipsing the Vikings rookie scoring record. Randy Moss had one of the best rookie seasons in NFL history in 1998, and when all was said and done he set a new Vikings rookie scoring record with 106 points (17 TDs, 2 2-point conversions).

Through 11 games, Walsh is already at 94 points (24 FGs, 22 PATs) and is on pace to finish his rookie season with 137 points. If Walsh maintains his pace, he’ll surpass Moss’ record by 31 points.

That makes you wonder, how long until Walsh’s rookie scoring mark is broken? It looks as if Walsh will be the Vikings kicker for a long time, so it’s unlikely that the team will be relying on another rookie kicker anytime soon (kickers have the best chance to break the scoring mark). As good of a rookie season as Adrian Peterson had (13 TDs), he finished with 78 points. And even if another Randy Moss-type rookie season unfolds, that will come up well short of Walsh’s record.

The Vikings 2012 draft class will go down as one of the best in team history, and Walsh is a big reason why.


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111 Responses to “Walsh Closing In On Vikings Rookie Scoring Mark”

  1. By OTKalil2012 on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Its Ponders fault he doesn’t have the record already !!!…

    Nah…All kidding aside….

    Congrats on a great rookie season Air Blair !!!!

  2. By Nicholas on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Its Ponders fault that people say “its Ponders fault” all of the time on this website. WTF Ponder??!!!

  3. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Wobbs its so nice of you to focus only on the positives. Maybe you should talk about what our Defense can do to give Rodgers different looks and confuse him, or should I just expect Rodgers to pick apart our soft zone defense?

    I think I already know the answer to that question.

  4. By Ponder's fault on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Might as well

  5. By Shawn on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    hahahaha … i love it

    Ponders fault

  6. By Shawn on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    im having a hard time getting motivated today …. Ponders fault

  7. By GrandDaddyPurp on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    LOL

  8. By Tomcat on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    I was po`d when they used a draft pick on a kicker- how wrong I was!

  9. By Tomcat on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    If we don`t rough him up bigtime, Rodgers is gonna make mincemeat out of our secondary.

  10. By Ozzinator on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    just spilled my beer, Ponder’s fault!

  11. By Frederick Jones on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Jared Allen fined $21, 000.

  12. By realviking on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    I’m happy for Walsh I hope he does make the pro bowl.

  13. By Tomcat on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Best kicker we have had since Cox

  14. By Frederick Jones on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Johnny Unitas was a sandlotter.

    Bart Starr sat mostly on his rear for his first six years.
    They even played Bill Ferguson over him for a while. That Ferguson could
    run, and that’s about it.

    Rich Gannon, wow examine that career. The Vikings had him, made him
    a starter. He couldn’t beat out Wade “Whiskey” Wilson, so they traded him.
    Gannon bounced around until his last few years when he was arguably the best in the NFL.

    These were GREAT Quarterbacks. How do you people other than Parkway KNOW JOE can’t be the greatest quarterback of all time! Seriously…prove it!!!

  15. By Frederick Jones on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    You may be right about Joe Webb being cut at the end of this year. But that would be unfortunate because he has all the makings of a star at QB.

    He could be the next Kurt Warner who had to work at HY-VEE for sometime before he was suddenly discovered, and had the best year a QB ever had up to that point.

    Joe is tall, has big hands, can run, jump, and is a great thinker on the football field. Kfan made the statement that it’s not how many MBAs you have as a QB.

    You must be able to make quick decisions. You must know where to throw the ball, and when. You must know how hard to throw the b@ll.

    Joe Webb can do all those things for ya!!!

  16. By realviking on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    I just wanna see what does in his second season since consistency was his problem in collage.
    Go Walsh

  17. By Frederick Jones on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    C. Ponder can be our QB of the future.

    Joe Webb can be our QB of the future.

    Common sense ain’t common. Football is not rocket science.

    When Ponder or Webb are struggling put in the other guy. Maybe you might even want to put in MBT. You can change the game quicker from the QB position than any other position.

  18. By Tomcat on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    The main problem with Webb is he simply cannot throw with accuracy.

  19. By Frederick Jones on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    It would also be nice to see more of Gerhart, Griffen, Sherels, Ballard, and Schwartz.

  20. By Frederick Jones on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    @Tomcat,

    I’ve seen Webb throw long and accurate. I’ve seen him throw short with touch. I’ve seen him survey the field.

    It’s way to early to make judgements on this quarterback.

  21. By Alfred Anderson #46 on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Got home from work and saw that my dogs had pooped on the carpet and walked through it.That’s gotta be Ponders fault.

  22. By Spencer on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    What if the WR’s are purposely sabotaging Ponder?

    Its a Mutiny. They want Webb.

  23. By BlueBird7 on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Fred

    I sure hope the big wigs in the Vikings orgainization know enough to keep Webb.

    If they don’t then I want him traded to the Chicago Bears as backup to Cutler..

    If Mike Tice stays on as OC, he will put Joe to good use..And Joe might just return to Minnesota in a way the Vikings won’t like! Hows that, anti Webbers.

  24. By realviking on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    @Fred

    I understand why Mike B said Ponder will be the starter for the rest of the season because Frazier came out and said that.

    I remember when we wanted Childress out nothing happened until we took a beaten from the Packer.

    Not that I don’t want my team to win, but if the packs beat us bad again I think change will come because it basically spells the end of our season, and Frazier is coaching for an extension.

  25. By Shawn on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Alfred Anderson . .. nice. Throwback name of the day.

    Throwback? … Ponders fault

  26. By Frederick Jones on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Perhaps Ponder will have an “AHA” moment in practice this week. If that’s the case it will be good news that he is starting for the Vikings at the Packers.

    Keep in mind, common sense still says replace him with Joe Webb or MBT if the Vikings fall way behind like they did in Chicago.

    Common sense ain’t so common. Football isn’t rocket science.

  27. By Shawn on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    By Frederick Jones on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply
    Jared Allen fined $21, 000.

    -Ponders fault

  28. By Frederick Jones on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    @bluebird,

    Yes, you are right Ponder, Webb, and MBT are all on the Vikings last time I checked.

    The way some people write, it’s as if they play for the Bears, Lions, or Packers.

  29. By Frederick Jones on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    @Shawn,

    Good to see your posts again.

  30. By realviking on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    People keep saying Webb shouldn’t start because he didn’t have accuracy that’s hilarious do to the fact that were starting someone who proved accuracy is something he doesn’t have.

    I say if we lose to the Packers we give Webb a try

  31. By Tomcat on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    What did Allen get fined for, impersonating a pass rusher?

  32. By Tomcat on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Iwould go with MBT before Webb.

  33. By Spencer on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    What is with this MBT talk?? He is garbage.

  34. By Ozzinator on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spencer, just finish your mashed peas :)

  35. By Tomcat on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Webb reminds me somewhat of T.Jack, or maybe Bobby Douglas. Does anyone remember him?

  36. By realviking on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    @tomcat

    It seems as if the peoples who don’t want Webb out their, don’t wasn’t him out their because of something else other then him knowing or not knowing how to play.

    Why does Webb remind you of t.jack? Who does Ponder remind you of?

  37. By Spencer on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

  38. By scviking on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    i hope every vikings fan is ready for a week 2 matchup again. jared williams bout to make the sack then quarterback scrambles on us anwe get thrown on for 15 solid yards. vikings defense on the field all game. our destiny will slide through our hands. i love the vikings butbthey will make me wait another yr

  39. By scviking on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    yeah yeah lets put webb in hes so athletic an amazing what a qb he might be able to complete a pass 5 yrds further than ponder. and on third down. sux i dont agree with the people that love the same team as me

  40. By scviking on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    to realviking ive never seen ponder get choke slammed on a pick six

  41. By vikingbob136 on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Walsh and Kalil were great choices this year. We have to continue to pick up key players through the draft.
    Everyone knows we could use a WR,OL(2),DL,LB.Start studying the film Spielman.

  42. By Shawn on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    is that just a clip or an actual move preview? looks funny

  43. By vikingbob136 on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Why do i think Webb would improve the Jets? Maybe he can play next year and show someone what he can do over a longer time period.

  44. By scviking on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    if evrybody wants to give up on our offense why dont they give up on the defense and the season already! i love jared yet hes done not a thing lately. hope my vik fans get thier head outta the dirt soon!!

  45. By Tomcat on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Webb reminds me of T.Jack because while he is an elusive runner he can`t throw accurately.It is true we have a small sample of what he can do.

  46. By realviking on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    That’s because Ponder doesn’t try to make the tackle. I’ve seen Ponder get ran over after a pick 6 at Florida state and got injured.

    I’ve never seen Webb throw for less then 60 yards

  47. By Tomcat on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    On the lighter side, I think we will pound the Pack behind a major dose of A.P. As long as we hassle Rodgers enough, and don`t turn it over, we rip `em.

  48. By realviking on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    @Tomcat

    Now tell me who Ponder reminds you of? And what can he do?

    If quarterbacks got judged based on small samples Rodgers wouldn’t be starting right now.
    Like Shawn said Rodgers first year his rating was i think 48.5 while relieving Favre after injury the same way Webb has been winning or bringing is back in the games Ponder was losing and got injured in.

  49. By Ponder sucks on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder has been trained pretty well how to present himself to the public. But he doesn’t know what he is talking about and he is still in the honeymoon mode. The organization doesn’t want to admit that Ponder is not so good, because they don’t want to jeopardize the new dome deal. Pathetic!!! Poor business!!! I ma interested in to watch pro football, not corporate business show!!! Give me a break!

  50. By Tomcat on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder reminds me most of a Rich Gannon type of guy.(He once completed a pass to himself) Gannon was much maligned as a Viking, although he had his moments. Rich went on to have some success.(MVP)

  51. By realviking on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Are you serious Ponder aka weak arm aka no accuracy reminds you of the original gun slinger. I don’t think you ever watched rich play. And also do you remember how many seasons it took for him to develop

  52. By Mike B. on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    I hear Fred ranting about Joe Webb getting his chance. Well if Joe Webb was going to be a starting QB for this team we would have never drafted Ponder. Joe Webb is a backup QB It makes no sense to start a guy, if he’s not going to be your future. This team is looking at the long run and not the individual game. Ponder is they guy they are banking on making a long term impact and who the coaches and staff want. Webb is not the guy.

  53. By Mike B. on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    It makes sense to stay the course with Ponder and see how it goes.

  54. By Parkway on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Here’s why Ponder NEEDS to be the guy:

    1. Weak 2013 QB draft class
    2. Even if there was a good QB class, the org would not admit they were wrong this early
    3. No FA QBs outside of Joe Flacco and no thanks
    4. We won’t make a trade for a QB
    5. Our franchise has gone too long without a franchise QB
    6. It will be 2 years wasted already

    So I am hoping he’s the guy, I’m just not seeing it yet. I would feel better about him if he had made substantial progress from last year to this year. The only progress I really have seen is that he doesn’t leave the pocket and run AS early this year.

  55. By Tomcat on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    real–Original gunslinger? Gannon? I must have a few years on you.The original gunslinger was #10. Yeah he had a noodle arm, too. H.O.F. Then there was Kapp, Cuozzo, Kramer, Lee, Wilson, and lots more, so Rich is not the original gunslinger.

  56. By Tomcat on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    So, anyway, I saw Rich Gannon play. Won money on his Superbowl loss.

  57. By realviking on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    I believe Geno Smith and Matt Barkley will be good quarterbacks in the NFL.
    The draft is weak at that position but if one of them fall to us I think Spielman should jump on them

  58. By BlueBird7 on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Well Tom, old buddy. Gannon went on to help win a Superbowl for the Raiders.

  59. By Ponder aka 3 and out on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    we could do what Kansas City does, play a 2nd string qb for years and go decades without a playoff game and have numb fans that no longer feel the pain of a loss

  60. By Parkway on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    That’s the spirit

  61. By realviking on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    @tomcat

    A gunslinger is a guy with a big arm, a guy who can fit the ball in tight places. Gannon was a gunslinger, Ponder is not even a rock slinger.

    I was kidding about the original part but the number 1 gunslinger of all time is Favre

  62. By Ponder aka 3 and out on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder can’t throw in tight windows, can’t get enough zip on the ball

  63. By Ponder aka 3 and out on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    yeah, that’s about it, doesn’t even qualify for rock slinger

  64. By Ponder aka 3 and out on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    when he does try it gets picked off

  65. By Tomcat on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Oh, man, you hit a nerve there with the Favre thing. I had a hard time with him on our team . Still can`t stand the guy. What a primadonna.

  66. By Ponder aka 3 and out on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    you see the pass in the corner of the endzone in the Chicago game? Ponder lobbed the ball to him and gave the defense time to ruin the play

  67. By Ponder aka 3 and out on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    people like Shawn are calling it a dropped pass

  68. By Immure on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman is on the record saying that he believes Ponder is the future. Alot of fans think/want Ponder to be just tied to Fraizer but he is not Spielman is tied to him as well. Rick had a hand in drafting Ponder too. As long as Spielman is GM Ponder will have a spot on the team.

  69. By Frederick Jones on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    @Ponder aka 3,

    Give any NFL quarterback time to throw, he’ll throw into tight windows!!!

  70. By Frederick Jones on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    As far as THE ORIGINAL GUNSLINGER you have to go back to Sammy Baugh!

  71. By Tomcat on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    BB7–The only time Gannon played in the Superbowl the heavily favored Raiders were trounced by the Bucs

  72. By Frederick Jones on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder is still developing which is a good reason to keep starting him. But if the Vikings are getting killed, put in a substitute.

    THAT IS JUST COMMON SENSE.

    C’MON MAN!!!

  73. By Ponder aka 3 and out on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder doesn’t have the arm strength needed to throw in tight windows

  74. By realviking on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    But you have to admit he was a gunslinger I’ve seen Favre make some impossible throws out their. I use to hate going against him he made good coverage look terrible at times.

  75. By Frederick Jones on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Put jonesdogg down as being a supporter of all the MN Vikings.

  76. By Ponder aka 3 and out on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Marino was a gunslinger

  77. By Frederick Jones on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    aka,

    He would not be in the NFL if he didn’t have a good arm.

  78. By vikingfanforlife on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    We always talk about the 24-hour rule. At the end of 24 hours, we have to move on, we have to get ready for the next opponent. That’s the NFL, I talked to them about that today. We can’t dwell on the past. We have to focus on the Green Bay Packers. How do you learn from your mistakes if don’t dwell in the past long enough to figure out what you did wrong. How about benching some of the players who are not dwelling in the past and are repeat offenders, Let the other players show what they can do. Twenty four hours gone, it’s time to move on. La Ti Da Ti Da

  79. By Ponder aka 3 and out on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    it’s too bad we didn’t go after Brees when the chargers let him go

  80. By Frederick Jones on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    put the jonesdogg down as being a supporter of all Vikings.com bloggers no matter how crazy, and in some cases uneducated their arguments are.

    I think the average age on here tonight must be 19, which is okay, jones likes young people.

    You might want to read what some of the older people say on here. Read and learn.

  81. By Tomcat on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Favre was indeed a gunslinger.

  82. By Ponder aka 3 and out on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Fred, do you even watch the games?

  83. By Tomcat on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    I go with Jonesy- Lets rip the Pack and see how it shakes out.

  84. By realviking on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Blogs are for fans to share opinions. I don’t care if your young you might be able to see something that I missed. We might not agree with each other about everything. Good or bad at the end of the day were all Vikings fans.

  85. By Tomcat on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Me too. Skol!!

  86. By Ponder sucks on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Spielman sucks too

  87. By Parkway on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    You know that pass Cutler zipped into Spaeth in the endzone? It’s just depressing knowing Ponder can’t and will never be able to do that.

  88. By Frederick Jones on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Thanks TomCat,

    At least we know it does very little good to rip Vikings.

    Phil Simms said in his book that it hurt to have announcers say bad things about a player. Now I’m not crazy enough to think that what we say here has a big effect. But in collaboration our remarks do have some impact.

    All you have to do is go back to the Childress firing to witness that. That was a fire that grew until it put Childress out.

  89. By Frederick Jones on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier for sure is a good coach. But it’s tough to win in the NFL, especially on the road.

  90. By Shawn on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Fred Jones is right about Frazier …

    Although from what some are saying …. Ponder is responsible for everything and everyone.

    Ponders fault

  91. By Shawn on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier had 20 INTs in 4 seasons as a Bear leading the team his last three seasons before a knee injury during the Super Bowl.

    Frazier got a ring as a player with either the greatest or second greatest single season defense in NFL history.

    Frazier won a ring as a DB coach with Tony Dungy turing around a 16th ranked secondary to top 2.

    Frazier has led 2 top 10 defenses while DC in MN.

    Frazier went from 3-13 to 6-5 …

  92. By Shawn on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier started his coaching career in 1988 as the first head coach at Trinity College in Illinois, now known as Trinity International University. He held the position for nine seasons, built the NAIA program from the ground up and won a pair of Northern Illinois Intercollegiate Conference titles before he moved on to the University of Illinois in 1997 as the Illinois defensive backs coach.

    In 1999 Frazier joined first time head coach Andy Reid as defensive backs coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. It was there that Frazier worked as a fellow assistant with the Vikings future head coach, Brad Childress. The Eagles defense improved steadily in the four years that Frazier was there.

    He was defensive coordinator of the Cincinnati Bengals from 2003 to 2004 where he helped turn the unit into a group that increased takeaways from 24 in 2003 to 36 in 2004. The Bengals’ 36 takeaways ranked third in the NFL in 2004. The 2004 Bengals notched 20 interceptions, the most since 1996. The Bengals’ defense improved from 28th in the league in total yards allowed in 2003 to 19th in 2004, and declined in the two years following his dismissal.

    In 2005, Frazier was hired by Tony Dungy as a defensive assistant for the Indianapolis Colts, receiving the title of special assistant to the head coach as well as defensive backs coach. He was specifically brought in by Dungy to help the Colts’ young corps of defensive backs. During his time in Indianapolis the Colts passing defense improved from 15th in 2005 to second in 2006. On February 4, 2007 the Colts beat Frazier’s former team, the Chicago Bears, in Super Bowl XLI. Four days later, on February 8, 2007, he became the defensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings following the hiring of Vikings defensive coordinator Mike Tomlin by the Pittsburgh Steelers as their head coach.

    On November 22, 2010, the Vikings fired head coach Brad Childress after the team started 3–7 and named Frazier the interim head coach for the remainder of the 2010 season.[4] Frazier ended the 2010 season with a loss to the Detroit Lions, putting the Vikings in last place in the NFC North. Frazier’s record in 2010 was 3–3.
    On January 3, 2011, the Vikings and Leslie Frazier reached an agreement making him the permanent head coach. In his first season as head coach, the rebuilding Vikings went 3–13, their worst season since 1984. On December 5, 2011, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf stated Frazier would return in 2012.[5]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Frazier

  93. By Shawn on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Id like people to remember that 85 Bears defense …. Coached by Buddy Ryan

    They were blitzing constantly the pressure was on DBs as well as opposing QBs.

    Frazier has always been a success … just because he is a humble human being and not Rex Ryan doesnt mean he is weak or uncompetitive.

  94. By Shawn on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Frazier’s career ending knee injury …. Ponders fault

  95. By CaribooBill on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    How likely is it that Spielman/Frazier would ever say that Ponder was no good – what kind of an impression would that have on the team, pray tell? They believe, I am sure, in positive thinking and reinforcing young players’ confidence. The same reason for not putting Webb in. There is probably a theory of football operations and management that guides them on these things. If any change is made at QB, it will be made in the off-season, in my opinion. We don’t have a clear-cut alternative like the 49ers, as much as I like Joe Webb. The only way, IMO that a change will happen before the end of the season is if Ponder is hurt or we drop out of contention.

  96. By Spencer on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Bring back Bobby Wade

  97. By Parkway on Nov 28, 2012 | Reply

    Bring back Fuad

  98. By 03 on Nov 29, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder makes the game so boring…

  99. By Old School on Nov 29, 2012 | Reply

    Greenbay 36 – Vikings 23

    Better figure out the QB situation before the draft!

  100. By BlueBird7 on Nov 29, 2012 | Reply

    Tomcat

    You are correct. I was a victim of fault information on Rich Gannpn.

    And it is all Ponders fault!

  101. By BlueBird7 on Nov 29, 2012 | Reply

    Lttle play on word.

  102. By Tampavike on Nov 29, 2012 | Reply

    @ Ponder aka 3 and out

    it’s too bad we didn’t go after Brees when the chargers let him go

    _______________________________________________________________

    The reason we, and 30 other teams, didn’t go after Brees is because of his shoulder injury. In his last season with the Chargers, he was playing on a one year contract and got hurt. No one was sure if he could come back from that injury. He signed an undervalued contract with the Saints (the only team that was interested in him) and didn’t have a great first season. It wasn’t until 2009 when he exploded. I however do agree with you. I was VERY interested in aquiring him myself. I guess it’s all would have, should have, could have……………………………

  103. By Jeffbleedspurple on Nov 29, 2012 | Reply

    The success of Walsh only refelcts the failures of the Vikings offense, redzone stalls and we have to settle for 3, great for Walsh, big reason why we lost a few games, cus the Vikes can’t get TD’s in the redzone. Good for Walsh, bad for the rest of the offense.

  104. By Muskyfever on Nov 29, 2012 | Reply

    I hope that they do put Webb in the game one of these days. So he can throw the rock at recievers feet, to show all of you “lets put Webb in” supporters that he is not the one we want on our team. If it will help you realize that he is not built to play QB in the NFL I am all for it. if Webb really was, what you all say he is, we would have never drafted Ponder in the first place. They would have stuck with Webb, but thats not what happened is it??

    I personally don’t think Ponder is the anwser for us here in MIN. but I know Webb isin’t either. So I think we are going to have to deal with at least one more season of Ponder and if he still does not improve, then they will make a switch, but for now I think we are stuck with him.

    Have you ever noticed that when something is going bad (Ponder being QB) that people always beg for what they don’t understand. Two years ago there was a game that the 49ers were playing and losing badly, the crowed was chanting “WE WANT CARR”!!!! Do you really think they wanted Carr, or do you think they were chanting that because things weren’t going as planned??? We all know that Carr is NOT a better QB than Alex Smith. Same thing here applies with Webb. Fans just want what they can’t have or don’t understand. All of the Webb supporters will call for him to play until he does.. then you will realize the idiocracy of your QB opinions. Webb is not the better QB. and Ponder is not very good. what does that tell you. Webb is a heck of an athlete, but he does not fit in the QB position. I think we trade him this coming year…

  105. By Muskyfever on Nov 29, 2012 | Reply

    Lets be honest for a second here, the majority of any fan base are idiots. I’m not saying that any of you guys or gals are. For all I know the people on this site are the exception to the rule. But the general rule is that Fans are not smart. They constantly chant stupid senless things because it makes them feel special, when in reality they have absolutely no idea what they are talking about. They just express opinions without thinking things through… I do it sometimes, as we all do. But some people just are not as bright as they would like to think.

    I had to express this on here, because I saw a vikings fan yesterday, preaching the Joe Webb thing. He and I had a small friendly debate in the cub foods parking lot, but his comments and arguments were laughable at best. He was a true idiot fan. I just think the grass is always greener on the other side… when really that is not the case

  106. By Muskyfever on Nov 29, 2012 | Reply

    I heard someone on KFAN call Blair Walsh “legatron” I thought that was pretty funny. I like that and his other nickname “AIR BLAIR” both are good. He is a great kicker. I actualyl bought his jersey, but instead of his name I have CLUTCH put on the back of it. It is my away jersey since we see A LOT Of him on away games

  107. By cshileds9 on Nov 29, 2012 | Reply

    Greg Camarillo!!!

    he’s the only reason why i bother to see the saints play :) miss him..:(

  108. By Troutdaddy on Nov 29, 2012 | Reply

    First off- Walsh is the man. Congrats to him as he has been an amazin asset for this team.

    Secondly- I am sure Frazier is a good coach, but I honestly do not think that the fans got what they though they were getting when it comes to bringing passion to the game. I think many are disappointed with his lack of flare. Fans wanted more of a flame and they got a spark.

    One final note- since this is a blog about our Kicker. maybe we should let Walsh punt too. If Kluwe kicks another 23 yarder I am gonna lose it. He has choked on some vital kicks this year. My Mom can kick more than 23 yards… I realize that he can have a miss-kick or 2 but c’mon dude- the ones you choked on have been gimme’s… Get your head in the game…

  109. By dannyboy on Nov 29, 2012 | Reply

    I wish Ponder would stop saying AHH every second sentence in his press conferences. I thought he had 2 University degrees.

  110. By puckertrucker on Dec 2, 2012 | Reply

    Ponder You need to get Benched for the rest of the year you have no throwing Arm nor can you lead a offense for the Vikings. the only team you could ever hope to beat is the little sisters of the poor. Mr. Joe Webb got the shaft because of you and Frazier won’t even put him in even though you have shown that you are a lousy QB. Ponder Do the Vikings A Favor and Bench yourself. seeing as how the Coaches don’t have the Guts to Bench you. Please do the team a great favor and Pull yourself before next weeks Game I listen to your Sorry pressers and you keep saying the same thing over and over again I’ve got to do a better job at my position. you couldn’t throw a pass longer than 5 yards if your life depended on it. Get a Clue go sit on the bench and let Joe Webb play in your Place for the Teams Sake. You are just plain bad. and so is Leslie Frazier he is definitely no a good head Coach. The One and Only Pucker Trucker !!!!!!!!Skoal Fans

  111. By Daniel on Dec 4, 2012 | Reply

    Congrats to him for the excellent season he’s having

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