Last week was the shot across the bow. This week, it will a cannonball to the hull.
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters on Monday that the team will again look at their options at the kicking position, a week after six kickers tried out for the job that stayed with Blair Walsh. But Walsh, on full and fair notice of the tenuous nature of his employment, missed another extra point on Sunday. That’s four missed extra points for the season.
So, this time, Walsh is gone. If he isn’t, it will be only because this week’s football tree-outs include Moe, Larry, and Curly.
There’s a chance there will be no new tryouts. The Vikings may simply pull the trigger on whoever they deemed to be the best of the six guys who showed up last week.