Kaare Vedvik may be kicking his way out of Minnesota

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The Vikings traded a fifth-round draft pick to the Ravens for kicker Kaare Vedvik, even though Vedvik had never kicked in a regular-season game. That’s looking like a mistake.

Vedvik missed another field goal in tonight’s preseason finale, this one from 37 yards, and is now 0-for-3 on field goals since the Vikings traded for him.

It’s easy to see why the Vikings liked Vedvik, who had been excellent in preseason action in Baltimore. But he hasn’t been the same in Minnesota.

At this point it appears clear that Dan Bailey will remain the Vikings’ kicker. The only question is whether Vedvik can punt well enough to supplant Matt Wile, or whether the Vikings will have to choose between keeping three kickers on the roster or cutting a guy they just traded for.

20 responses to “Kaare Vedvik may be kicking his way out of Minnesota

  1. the only explanation for the misses is because of Zimmer. Walsh was a great kicker, then Zimmer arrived and he was awful. Same with Bailey. Same with Vedvik.

    Zimmer is the problem.

  2. derp363 says:
    August 29, 2019 at 8:17 pm
    the only explanation for the misses is because of Zimmer. Walsh was a great kicker, then Zimmer arrived and he was awful. Same with Bailey. Same with Vedvik.

    Zimmer is the problem.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Kluwe was OK too, but the knuckle-dragging staff of Zimmer’s sent him packing as well.

  3. Or may not. Wile is the odd man out. Baily will kick the majority of the kicks. Vedvik will punt and kick off. and try long FG’s.

  4. stellarperformance says:
    August 29, 2019 at 8:31 pm
    derp363 says:
    August 29, 2019 at 8:17 pm
    the only explanation for the misses is because of Zimmer. Walsh was a great kicker, then Zimmer arrived and he was awful. Same with Bailey. Same with Vedvik.

    Zimmer is the problem.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Kluwe was OK too, but the knuckle-dragging staff of Zimmer’s sent him packing as well

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    Nice to see Crosby out there still missing his extra points.

  5. LandOf10000MethLabs says:
    August 29, 2019 at 8:52 pm

    Fact is, he just doesn’t want to play in Minnesota.

    But then again, who would?
    >>>>>>
    Anthony Barr.

  6. The real question is why the Vikings are keeping *two* kickers on the roster at all: never heard of that.

  7. They open up Fort Knox for Kirk “Garbage Time Seven and Nine” Cousins. A 5th rounder for Vedvik who’s kicked all of 16 collegiate field goals.

    When you see things like this, decisions like these…this is not exactly an organization on the up & up.

  8. flviking says

    Nice to see Crosby out there still missing his extra points.
    ______________________

    Yeah he missed an extra point, and that stinks hopefully he turns it around.

    The funny thing is the Vikings have burned TWO 5th round picks, on the Kicker position in the last 16 months, on a a guy that was cut 2 weeeks into the regular season and another, whom if they want to get ANY value of their draft pick may be moved into a punting role…

    While a the Packers kicker who was a 6th pick whom HAS been able to turn things around after having some bad games and at one point even a season during his 12 year career as he became GBs all time point leader and a Superbowl Champion. Did in fact miss that extra point today.

    Don’t be surprised when Zimmer is “bombareded” with questions about the kicking position as they continue to scramble to fix it.

  9. The stupidity of trading for this guy in mid-training camp should cost somebody a job. Just as stupid as it was to give 84 million fully guaranteed to the next Matt Schaubb or Matt Flynn. Doesn’t really matter who the kicker is with the 84 million mistake. They peaked a few years ago regardless on defense and Captain Paranoid will never go toe to toe with any QB that has a half decent defense. This just looks like a 6-10 operation at this point and a full clean house after the season. You never should’ve turned your back on Keenum for some weirdo that still drives his Grandmas minivan despite having 84 million guaranteed! Happy Friday Spielman! You’re Fired!

  10. You guys act like Zim is working with the kickers on a daily basis and freaking them out. FG kickers are supposed to kick Field Goals. It’s that simple. Has nothing to do with the head coach.

  11. Cut the guy… wasted a draft pick. But when you mess up you gotta cut your losses and own it.
    If Kluwe was good what happened to him? I see he didn’t make it on another squad.

  12. You guys act like Zim is working with the kickers on a daily basis and freaking them out. FG kickers are supposed to kick Field Goals. It’s that simple. Has nothing to do with the head coach.

    🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔

    Last I checked, the head coach has responsility for the whole team. Zimmer only knows defense, which is why Spielman shoved Kubiak down Zimmer’s throat.

  13. MN kicking woes are the work of Gary Anderson.

    Gary is still not over his 1998 NFCC missed FG — his first and only in that entire season. Since his retirement, he’s been experimenting with and perfecting a mysterious and fascinating intra-dimensionally multivalent but inchoate art-form that allows him to manipulate wind patterns in real-time from his couch while watching games (hence why these guys look great in practice as they’re not televised).

    Gary just wants the attention and spotlight to move off from him (I’m pretty sure it has). Once he starts believing no one cares about him anymore, then the Vikes kicking will be back to normal.

    Btw, Vikes will keep Vedvick and cut Wiley.

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