Kaare Vedvik’s two field goal misses concern Mike Zimmer

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The Vikings thought they finally had solved their kicking issues when they traded for Kaare Vedvik. They haven’t.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer called his concern level “high” after Vedvik missed two field goals Saturday.

“Since we brought Vedvik in, [Matt] Wile’s been punting good, and [Dan] Bailey’s been kicking good,’’ Zimmer said, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press. “Then Vedvik goes in there and misses field goals, so I’m at a loss on that.’’

Having traded a fifth-round draft choice for Vedvik, the Vikings’ expectation was that Vedvik would earn a roster spot as either a kicker or a punter. But Vedvik missed field goals of 43 (wide left) and 54 yards (wide right) in the Vikings’ 20-9 win over the Cardinals.

He made his two extra point attempts.

Vedvik did not punt, but he did kickoff. Bailey did not play.

“I do have expectations of myself.’’ Vedvik said. “I don’t like to not perform the way I want to perform, but that’s a part of being a gamer. You’ve got to come back, you’ve got to bounce back.’’

36 responses to “Kaare Vedvik’s two field goal misses concern Mike Zimmer

  1. Well, they had Wile holding for Vedvik, and Wile was the holder last year when Bailey struggled. I don’t know enough to know if the holds were the difference today, but Wile certainly has no benefit in helping Vedvik make the team, as that could cost him his spot.

  2. Every team has an Achilles’ heel. The Vikings can’t have a kicker that can keep it between the goal posts, and the Packers can’t have a starting QB who isn’t a drama queen.

  3. Are we really counting a 54 yard miss against him? I get the 43 yarder. But what is the % of field goals attempts made that are 54 or more yards?…maybe 30% or 40%?

  4. Zimmerman, you are like a 3 year old child. You had Vidvik for JUST 10 days and YOU’RE broken him all ready!. You get NO more kickers Zimmerman until you can take care of them better. (Forbath,Carlson,Baily and now Vedvik)

  5. I’m starting to subscribe to the theory that Zimmer and/or some other coach is getting in the heads of the Vikings kickers. It’s inexplicable how every kicker they draft or sign stinks.

  6. it’s looking more and more likely that mike zimmer and rick spielman are in their last year with the vikings. if the vikings don’t look like they are a playoff team before the trade deadline, i expect a firesale of the veterans (Smith, Rhodes, Waynes, Griffen, Joseph, Rudolph, Alexander, Theilan, Diggs, and possibly Hunter). New coach and GM next year. Cousins can’t be traded so he will be a lame duck QB. Next year, the vikings will be very, very, very bad…

    and the Trevor Lawrence era can commence in 2021!

  7. cheeseisfattening says:
    August 24, 2019 at 9:59 pm
    It doesn’t worry me. It’s not like we traded a fifth round pick or anything.

    Plus…Chad Beebe.
    ___
    Waffle what is your continued obsession with bebe? Besides, it’s the preseason, time to fine tune these things (as opposed to sitting everyone). LOL

  8. cheeseisfattening says:
    August 24, 2019 at 10:41 pm

    cheeseisfattening says:
    August 24, 2019 at 9:59 pm
    It doesn’t worry me. It’s not like we traded a fifth round pick or anything.

    Plus…Chad Beebe.
    ___
    Waffle what is your continued obsession with bebe? Besides, it’s the preseason, time to fine tune these things (as opposed to sitting everyone). LOL
    ________

    Cheese, I do believe you’re losing your subtle grip on whatever sanity you have left.
    You do realize you’re currently arguing with yourself, don’t you?

  9. Darn kids!! Lol

    Hey, I understand that most elite teams are trying to evaluate backups more than fine-tune during preseason games. No one even shows scheme in preseason so how could anyone fine tune?

    I’ll put him to bed.

  10. Just when you think Zim was past the cutting the heads off of stuffed cats you got lucky to beat New Orleans bs here it comes again This time killing a 2nd Year kickers confidence. He reminds me so much of Don Nelson it’s not even funny. Great mind, great coach, no concept. Greg Popovuch won 5 titles with the same cast Nelson couldn’t get past round 1. After Zim’s gone Kubiak is going to be smoking multiple victory cigars

  11. Best to exercise patience on this. Vedvik was brought in to replace Bailey, who has been missing kicks at an unacceptbly high rate since he arrived in Minnesota. Let’s not make the same mustake we made with Carlson last year.

  12. It’s simply the curse. MN has and forever will be the most cursed franchise in the NFL.

    They and their fans deserve it.

    How many ways can one teams fans have their hearts wrenched from their chests? It seems each season we add a new way to the list! It’s like a lottery that always hits but in reverse.

    I for one cannot wait to see how this next season is destroyed. Will it be a Norse kicker? An unfortunate injury? A coaching schism? The roof collapse? The suspense is killing me!!!

  13. Give Vedvik time – he has a great leg but may need to further refine his mechanics – Justin Tucker was not a finished product with the Ravens when he arrived and they worked on changes to his kicking form thru his first Training Camp.

  14. Vedvik plans to sign for league minimum because somebody convinced him it was a privilege to play for the Vikings and that money wasn’t important. Besides, Cousins took it all.

  15. vedviks face was spasming like he has tourette’s every time the camera showed him pacing on the sideline. seemed a bit odd

  16. Viking’s (Risk Spielman) got fleeced by the Ravens. Hats off to them for building this guy up, who clearly isn’t ready to either punt or kick in the NFL. Even on his 53 yard attempt he didn’t get it there and missed badly to the right. Where is the “big” leg? He can’t directional kick (punting) and his kickoffs aren’t any better than any other mediocre NFL kicker. Panic move and a waste of a 5th round pick.

  17. vikesfansteve says:
    August 25, 2019 at 2:03 am

    Just when you think Zim was past the cutting the heads off of stuffed cats you got lucky to beat New Orleans bs here it comes again This time killing a 2nd Year kickers confidence. He reminds me so much of Don Nelson it’s not even funny. Great mind, great coach, no concept. Greg Popovuch won 5 titles with the same cast Nelson couldn’t get past round 1. After Zim’s gone Kubiak is going to be smoking multiple victory cigars
    ————-
    Your always negative Nancy and IF Kubiak became the next coach and had a bad season you’ll be the first one criticizing him…

  18. The TC press loves to talk kickers to annoy Zimmer. They will have a field day with this game’s performance.

  19. Baily and Vedvik will stay and Wile is out. Baily is the kicker and Vedvik will kick off and take long FG tries along with his punting duties.

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