After sweeping their leg, Vikings going with Kai Forbath

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The Vikings made the tough call to cut kicker Blair Walsh, and they’re replacing him with one of the guys they looked at as an option recently.

According to Tom Pelissero of the USA Today, the Vikings are expected to replace their now-former kicker with Kai Forbath.

Forbath was one of six kickers to work out for the Vikings last week, along with Randy Bullock, Zach Hocker and Travis Coons and rookies Marshall Koehn and Aldrick Rosas.

Forbath was with the Saints last season, and kicked for Washington from 2012-15, with stints with the Buccaneers and Cowboys as well. He’s a career 84.1 percent field goal kicker.

35 responses to “After sweeping their leg, Vikings going with Kai Forbath

  1. …..Kai’s history shows he’ll performe very well the 1st 16-20 games with a new team…..after that he starts getting too comfortable and will start missing kicks. So, basically, by the end of next year the Vikings will be looking for a new kicker…….

  2. I have found it quite ironic on these boards, regarding the opinions of some talking about kickers. During the Josh Brown debacle, I saw MANY comments made saying, “He’s just a kicker!” At the time, I thought how clueless these posters were! Look across the league, and how many times has one’s kicker won or lost a game for your team? A “He’s just a kicker” is an integral part of the team as ANYONE else on the team, and quite frankly, are way under appreciated. Having the most accurate kicker in the history of the NFL, as my team’s kicker, causes a lot less stress, but he is, I think, the highest paid in the NFL, and rightfully so! I hope that Forbath works well for Vikings fans 🙂 “He’s just a kicker” should be the last thing a team should have to worry about….just imho…

  3. Good luck to Blair Walsh and Kai Forbath, although for pure entertainment purposes, it’d be kind of funny if Forbath missed an easy FG to lose the 1st game he is in.

  4. peoriaviking says:
    Nov 15, 2016 2:13 PM

    I don’t get the title, what does that have to do with karate kid . . .”sweep the leg”
    __________
    His nickname is Cobra Kai

  5. I don’t feel good about this at all. Blair was an all pro not too long ago. This move had to be made, but still sucks. My guess is Blair is done, but I’d like to see him succeed again…with an AFC team.

  6. Football is such a game of momentum, you wonder how Walsh’s missed PAT at the end of the half Sunday affected the Vikings’ psyche going into the locker room. They had just scored their third straight touchdown with no time left on the clock. They should have been sky high, but then they had to have been deflated after seeing another missed PAT. They came out flat in the second half. Who knows how that game would have turned out if not for a seemingly innocuous missed kick?

  7. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Nov 15, 2016 3:05 PM
    Football is such a game of momentum, you wonder how Walsh’s missed PAT at the end of the half Sunday affected the Vikings’ psyche going into the locker room. They had just scored their third straight touchdown with no time left on the clock. They should have been sky high, but then they had to have been deflated after seeing another missed PAT. They came out flat in the second half. Who knows how that game would have turned out if not for a seemingly innocuous missed kick?

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    If there is even one iota of truth to this, your team couldn’t be more soft and Zimmer should be fired immediately.

  8. First, they could be more soft if they were magically transformed into Mike McCarthy’s belly.

    Second, football players are human, not robots. They’re going to get a little deflated when something bad happens right before halftime.

    Finally, I noticed in the Packer game on Sunday, the Packers scored with 43 seconds left in the half to pull within 35-16, and Crosby missed the extra point. Congratulations to your green and gold warriors for overcoming that miss and coming out strong in the second half to only lose by 22 points. Or maybe it’s just easier to score when the other team plays prevent defense the entire second half.

  9. Forbath was a pretty accurate kicker in DC if I recall correctly (didn’t look up the stats).

    I believe the ‘Skins moved on because they wanted more leg, especially on kickoffs.

  10. In Teddy We Trust says:
    Nov 15, 2016 4:08 PM
    First, they could be more soft if they were magically transformed into Mike McCarthy’s belly.
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    You’ve touched it?

  11. Carl Gerbschmidt says:

    If there is even one iota of truth to this, your team couldn’t be more soft and Zimmer should be fired immediately.
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    Carl

    If the Vikings are soft, what are your Packers.

    Soft can’t describe what your team looked like against the Titans.

  12. filthymcnasty3 says:
    Nov 15, 2016 1:50 PM
    How does Spieldope keep his job?
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    Lets take a look at how ted thompson has kept his for so long before wondering how Spielman keeps his.

  13. Not surprised by this move. I was all for letting blair try to work things out. In hindsight, I wish they would’ve released him 2 weeks ago. Btw, ease up on the packer fans, most, if not all of them are too young to remember the pre favre years. Besides, as bad as the Vikes are playing right now, the pack is worse. That and they have major schism issues.

  14. codiablo says:
    Nov 15, 2016 2:03 PM
    Wow, NFL competition committee, be very afraid…Blair Walsh may be personally kicking all of you in the groin very soon.

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    Nah… They know he’d miss left and end up just kicking them in the thigh.

  15. whatjusthapped says:
    Nov 15, 2016 1:10 PM

    First day on the job, I would have him kick 27 yard FG’s till his leg hurts.

    ))))))))))))))))))))))
    That is why you would never be considered to coach pee wee football.

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