Dan Bailey is waiting for the “right team”

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Rarely is ever has a kicker been trending on Twitter without even attempting a kick. But with so many kickers missing kicks on Sunday and with former Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey available, his name has been near the top of the stack for the last few hours.

So what’s next for Bailey? Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Bailey is waiting for the “right team.” He has, per the source, turned down four “very good offers,” and more calls have been made to his agent based on Sunday’s outcomes.

The Vikings, who gave the job to rookie draft pick Daniel Carlson, could be the right place for Bailey. The team has the offense and defense to contend, but with Carlson missing three field goals on Sunday, they definitely need to upgrade. Bailey is the second-most accurate kicker in NFL history, and he could be the most logical candidate to join the Vikings.

56 responses to “Dan Bailey is waiting for the “right team”

  1. That would definitely be a huge upgrade and instantly take away one of the biggest concerns about this team. They should probably cut Treadwell while they’re at it.

  2. Spielman was more than likely on the phone with Bailey’s agent during the game setting up a visit to Minnesota tomorrow. Carlson has a huge leg, but it means nothing if you can’t kick accurately. Despite the officials, his two previous misses, and Treadwell, he was still in line to win the game and he failed. 2 games into his career, and it could already be over. That’s on him though.

  3. amurdora says:
    September 16, 2018 at 5:50 pm
    The NFL’s plan for the week is to have free agent kickers outpace the Matthews hit.

    Good luck.
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    This only makes sense to you.

  4. How about eliminating field goals all together. If you can’t score a TD you don’t deserve to win (or tie).

  5. The Vikings have an amazing team. But one player isn’t very good.

    The Packers have an amazing player. But the team is ordinary.

    Without Carlson, the Vikings improve.

    Without Rodgers the Packers are ordinary.

    15 games remain in the rest of the regular season.

    Is NFC outcome in doubt?

  6. cribbage12 says:
    September 16, 2018 at 5:55 pm
    amurdora says:
    September 16, 2018 at 5:50 pm
    The NFL’s plan for the week is to have free agent kickers outpace the Matthews hit.

    Good luck.
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    This only makes sense to you.

    7 1 Rate This

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    Dropped my phone flat on it’s face and it’s been acting buggy lately. Shoulda read, The NFL’s plan for the week is to have free agent kicker news outpace the Matthews hit.

  7. nattination says:
    September 16, 2018 at 6:00 pm
    Browns on line 1 for Mr. Bailey
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    Not the “right team”.

  8. Browns kicker probably missed so they would cut him even though they look like they have a better team this year and should win a few games.

  9. I agree with the above, the story of the week will be about kicker, when it should be about the refs in the Packer game giving the vikqueens every chance they could. You can’t see the Mathews hit and penalty on a play that would have ended the game and not know something stinks in the NFL.

  10. If I’m the Vikings I would cut my losses and sign this guy ASAP. And Treadwell is a bust and a liability. He has to go, nothing more to see with him.

  11. amurdora says:
    September 16, 2018 at 6:07 pm
    cribbage12 says:
    September 16, 2018 at 5:55 pm
    amurdora says:
    September 16, 2018 at 5:50 pm
    The NFL’s plan for the week is to have free agent kickers outpace the Matthews hit.

    Good luck.
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    This only makes sense to you.

    7 1 Rate This

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    Dropped my phone flat on it’s face and it’s been acting buggy lately. Shoulda read, The NFL’s plan for the week is to have free agent kicker news outpace the Matthews hit.

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    That wasn’t even the worst example of the Rodge’s rule. Hell, it wasn’t even the worst example in that game. It was fitting however that it worked against the man the rule was made to protect…

  12. When you see that not a word has been written about the calls in the Packer game it makes me suspicious. They know how one sided it was have not explanation. This is not a product worth watching anymore. Nope.

  13. aa1829 says:
    September 16, 2018 at 6:19 pm
    I agree with the above, the story of the week will be about kicker, when it should be about the refs in the Packer game giving the vikqueens every chance they could. You can’t see the Mathews hit and penalty on a play that would have ended the game and not know something stinks in the NFL.
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    Sniff sniff………
    It’s because of Aaron Rodgers that this rule exists.
    I love that the Gumbys are complaining about the Aaron Rodgers penalty.

  14. I feel for Carlson. Young kid, two games into his career. But a team can’t spend time letting a kicker or punter “develop” the way they can do that with virtually every other position.
    I can only imagine his confidence is shattered, just a few months after one of the biggest thrills of his life getting drafted in the 5th.

  15. Focus gopher. Why the rule is in place is on the league, and is a separate discussion, the point here is a game was stolen from the Packers. Correct the rule if you don’t like it, but do not use it as a reason to overlook what happened. It is wrong, whether it happens to the Packers or anyone else, and it should not have happened if you want to believe in the integrity of the next game you watch. But if its just about hate then carry on.

  16. aa1829 says:
    September 16, 2018 at 6:49 pm
    Focus gopher. Why the rule is in place is on the league, and is a separate discussion, the point here is a game was stolen from the Packers. Correct the rule if you don’t like it, but do not use it as a reason to overlook what happened. It is wrong, whether it happens to the Packers or anyone else, and it should not have happened if you want to believe in the integrity of the next game you watch. But if its just about hate then carry on.
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    It’s a bad rule. We all saw it in the preseason.
    Your drivel is nice and teary though…..
    Porr Gumby’s…….

  17. That guy, ARod, definitely isn’t as hurt as he claims. His movements didn’t correlate with the SUPPOSED injury. Something’s fishy..

  18. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    September 16, 2018 at 5:56 pm
    I was screaming for the Vikings to sign Bailey right after he got cut, but I guess they didn’t hear me. That was a gut-wrenching tie today and it could have been avoided if they had employed even a bottom-5 kicker.
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    Or the Rams punter

  19. wiltmellow says:
    September 16, 2018 at 6:05 pm
    The Vikings have an amazing team. But one player isn’t very good.

    The Packers have an amazing player. But the team is ordinary.

    Without Carlson, the Vikings improve.

    Without Rodgers the Packers are ordinary.

    15 games remain in the rest of the regular season.

    Is NFC outcome in doubt?

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    Ask the Rams.

  20. Bailey > Carlson

    Josh Gordon > Laquan Treadwell and
    Dez Bryant > Laquan Treadwell

    Speilman’s done a great job building this team, but two more moves are needed to finish the job.

  21. aa1829 says:
    September 16, 2018 at 6:19 pm
    I agree with the above, the story of the week will be about kicker, when it should be about the refs in the Packer game giving the vikqueens every chance they could. You can’t see the Mathews hit and penalty on a play that would have ended the game and not know something stinks in the NFL.
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    Stick a sock in it, Cheesy. The Vikings were victims of the stupid “Rodgers Rule” too. Every team is, because of the big whiner, diva, & injury faker.

  22. Bailey wants to play for a World Class organization, that would be the Vikings…he’ll be in Purple next Sunday.

  23. Best training facility, best fans, best stadium, best head coach, and we are poised to get to the big game. All we need is YOU, Mr. Bailey! You’d look good in Purple! SKOL!

  24. It is fun being a Vikings fan these days. 99% of fans think Dan Bailey is an upgrade over the kicker. Nobody faults Speilman for trying, Forbath’s missed extra points made it uncomrfortable after a TD last year. The beauty of this organization is we all know something will be done. They won’t let ego get in the way because he was a 5th round pick, they will go get the upgrade in Bailey. Completely different game if our kicker just does his job.

    Skol

  25. I’m sure the Vikings don’t want to give up on a kicker they traded up to the 5th round to get, but I think they need to own up to their mistake and replace him. He’s already cost the team 1 win and 1 is one too many.

  26. The problem with everyone wanting to replace Carlson & Treadwell is that the Vikings only have a little more than one million in cap space left for the season. It could be hard to make either move. Plus they should leave some cap room to help restock the o-line with additional help as the season goes forward.

  27. Remember when Chad Johnson (OchoCinco) kicked that extra point for Cincy? I’d take him over Carlson right now.

  28. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    September 16, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    2 games into his career, and it could already be over. That’s on him though.

    ++++

    Oh please. That’s on plenty of people who share blame and you all know it.

    If the Packers had bungled the Kicker position as poorly as the Vikes, you’d be sure to let us know. Spielman or Zimmer – whoever instigated trading up to replace a perfectly adequate kicker – deserves blame too.

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