Blair Walsh: Those kicks were all me

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The Seahawks had plenty of self-inflicted wounds on Sunday afternoon, including 16 penalties, a pair of turnovers and three missed field goals by Blair Walsh.

A make or two would have given the Seahawks a chance to win despite all of their other mistakes in a 17-14 loss to the Redskins and they were a major talking point after the game for both Walsh and the rest of the team. The latter group was supportive with defensive end Michael Bennett calling it “part of the game” and coach Pete Carroll pointing to “nasty” weather that may have contributed to the misses.

Walsh was harder on himself. He said “those kicks were all me” while trying to return to a positive mindset.

“I didn’t help my team today, that’s for sure,” Walsh said, via ESPN.com. “The thing is, though, is that this is the first time this year where I haven’t really come through, and I’ve got to remember that. As much as it sucks, and as much as I want to be there for my teammates and help us win, I’ve got to remember that I’m capable of doing good things here.”

The Seahawks play again on Thursday against the Cardinals, which makes for a quick turnaround for both team and kicker as they try to turn things around from a loss that felt like a series of missed opportunities.

57 responses to “Blair Walsh: Those kicks were all me

  1. I think fans have heard those words before from Blair. But Blair you don’t really have to say it do you? Fans know that already. i would be very shocked if Pete didn’t have some kickers in this week trying them out.

  2. “those kicks were all me”
    ——————————————————————————–
    “Ya think?????” said every other single Seattle Seahawk.

    “Thanks, Capt. Obvious” said every Seahawk fan

  3. Kind of makes that silly little bit o’ back and forth with the Vikings this pre-season all the more silly.

  4. Singling out Walsh’s failed FG attempts is going for the flashy excuse…something only people as ignorant as Collinsworth would do, or fall for. There were multiple failures in several key areas that contributed to the loss. They have a few days to get it back together again for a divisional game.

  5. “The thing is, though, is that this is the first time this year where I haven’t really come through“

    One miss would be one thing, but three is unacceptable. The nonchalant ‘welp, this is only the first time I’ve completely screwed the pooch (this year)’ attitude is the worst part.

    I’m sorry to say it Seahawks fans, but your misery has just begun. The yips are back and this won’t be the the last game he loses for you.

    — Vikings fan

    P.S……… we told you so.

  6. That’s not what you said when Vikings let go of you. You taunted at Vikings players, claiming you were better and never your fault for missing kicks for the Vikings. You’re still bitter? It’s going to take the rest of your life to fix your kicking issue. Blair witch project would never work anywhere you go cuz you suck.

  7. At one time, Blair Walsh was very reliable.

    That has changed.

    Seattle was hoping to strike gold by signing Walsh and Lacy – they bought fool’s gold.

  8. Can’t stand this DB after the way he performed in MN and then acted all butt hurt on his way out. I don’t care how good he can be most of the time, he just plain sucks when it matters. He fits right in with Seattle and I hope he stays there a long, long time.

  9. What’s that you hear?? Oh, that’s just the collective “sigh”, “eye roll”, “head nodding” and “scoff” of the entire Vikings locker room upon reading Walsh’s statement.

  10. I never wanted Blair. Should’ve paid to keep Hauschka. Even though he took a step back last year, no way he would have missed those same three kicks. Not shocked at all Seattle lost this game. It also wouldn’t shock me if they don’t lose another game the rest of the season.

  11. Blair Walsh has scarred me…I can’t even watch a field goal attempt or a extra point anymore…even Gary Anderson didn’t do that to me. Although we have another kicker that still makes me cringe everytime the FG Unit comes onto the field.

  12. It was bound to happen with Walsh….it’s now in his head and he will struggle the rst of season. Time to make the cut and bring in Andrew Frank or Jason Myers. Two young and proven kickers.

  13. RegisHawk says:
    November 6, 2017 at 6:34 am
    Singling out Walsh’s failed FG attempts is going for the flashy excuse…something only people as ignorant as Collinsworth would do, or fall for. There were multiple failures in several key areas that contributed to the loss. They have a few days to get it back together again for a divisional game

    *****

    That’s what Vikings fans found themselves saying. “Well yeah he missed FGs but the team shouldn’t have put the game in a sutuation where they needed to rely on FGs.”

    Just wait until that playoff game…

  14. The contrition, followed by “Yeah Buts” explaining how and what he really feels. Next will come Anger towards the fans and snapping at the media who dare question his reliability and performance. It’s gets more fun Seattle fans….it ‘ain’t over.
    – signed Viking fans

  15. C’mon Seattle! His most famous miss was against your team. I was one of many that were shocked with they, of all teams, signed him up. He is a solid kicker with good range, as long as there is little to no pressure. If you are up by two scores, he will hit FGs all day long, and be willing to tell you how great he is. But, he shrivels when the heat is on, just like Shrinky Dinks.

  16. And that is the beginning of the end… he will make 50% of his kicks for the rest of the year. I’m sure Carroll is happy that he spent so much time coddling his fragile ego for 8 games of use.

  17. Let’s not forget the two PATs we didn’t go for after the touchdowns because coach didn’t trust Blair. 11 points not on the board. Thank you Blair said nobody ever

  18. I still don’t get why they let Hauschka walk. Walsh has had funks like this before, and they knew that. Had Walsh made those kicks, we are probably looking at the Seahawks and Rams tied for first.

  19. Used to be a good kicker. Now his head keeps getting in the way. How would you ever trust him to make a crucial kick again? You can’t.

  20. Pete and John will never scrap the guy in-season. Their egos are too big to admit they made a mistake and they love his deep kick-offs. Hauschka missed a few kicks last year because they cut the long snapper Clint Gresham, and they blamed it on Hauschka to save some money under the cap.

    Sometimes it’s not the big decisions that cost you games, it’s the little ones.

  21. Could have been the snapper, holder, or weather, or interference from opposing player. Whatever—kickers graduate colleges large and small every year.

  22. Welcome back, Blair. Remember that finger pointing you did at the Vikings bench in PRESEASON….how’s that working out for you now?? Can you say, “Would you like fries with that?”

  23. Could have been the snapper, holder, or weather, or interference from opposing player.
    =====

    All 3 snaps and all holds were perfect.

    The weather wasn’t ideal, but far from adverse compared to many November days in Seattle.

    It didn’t lool like the Skins even attempted to block 2 of the 3 kicks.

  24. Seriously, that was Classic Walsh. Why would anyone be surprised. Should have kept Husqvarna or whatever his name is.

  25. And yet his mental make-up was so strong he found it necessary to taunt the Vikings after a FG. Twice. In pre-season. After he had previously missed one. I promised in a PFT post after that game not to say I told you so, so I will continue biting my tongue for the next 8 games. Ouch. . . . . .

  26. History always repeats itself. No truer words can be said about Blair. You always hear that he is a great guy, strong leg but he is in his own head. Seattle don’t wait until the playoffs and you trot him out there to win or tie the game in last seconds. A miss is deflating to team and fans. Been there done that.

  27. Blair Walsh will forever remain my favorite kicker. Who else could miss a 27 yard game winner in the playoffs? Likely no one so Blair is safe in the #1 spot, the #2 spot would go to Gary Anderson.

  28. Blair Walsh WAS ok until the NFL moved the posts in again. He has a ton of leg but no accuracy.
    I am so glad when the Vikings cut him….um…er… YEAH Hawks keep him forever!

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