Vikings Boot Carlson After Lambeau Choke; Sign Dan Bailey
Well that didn’t take long. Out with the new and in with the old… or something like that. After his nightmarish Lambeau Field performance on Sunday, Daniel Carlson was waived today and Dan Bailey has been signed in his place:
The #Vikings have waived kicker Daniel Carlson, source said.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) September 17, 2018
Not even a full day after his nightmarish performance at Lambeau Field that resulted in a 29-29 tie, the Vikings have moved on at the kicker position. Carlson’s Vikings career saw him go 1-4 on field goals through 2 games, and for a team with Super Bowl aspirations that is not acceptable.
Zimmer ctd. "…He said to put it in the middle of the field, and I put it dead smack in the middle and in practice every day, he drills them. So that's the disappointing thing for me — we come out here and we do that."
— Ben Goessling (@GoesslingStrib) September 16, 2018
Oh wait there’s more. We have a new kicker already!
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 17, 2018
Bailey, who most recently kicked for the Dallas Cowboys, was waiting for the best opportunity in picking his newest team. Apparently the Vikings fit that bill. This move makes sense. The Vikings are in win-now mode and can’t afford to lose close games because of bad kicking. Bailey is one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history, despite some struggles last year.
Big leg, veteran kicker. Let’s go. One thing to keep in mind is that this has to go in the “big miss column” for Rick Spielman, who traded up to grab Carlson in the draft. And now he’s gone.
Hopefully we never have to see one of these again:
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) September 16, 2018
Well Eric… one down…
#Vikings Monday cuts:
– Laquon Treadwell
– Daniel Carlson
— Minnesota Sports Fan (@realmnsportsfan) September 16, 2018
Seth Toupal @SethToups
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