On Sunday afternoon in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings played a hopeless game of football, the kind you usually see played by pee wee football players that should probably disgrace the NFL also. Both kickers were anemic in their opportunities to win the game, by missing game winning field goals in overtime. As a result, there was not a winner but only a tie game which left both teams with 1-0-1 records in the NFC North Division, still good enough for first place after the second week of play.
Rookie Kicker and 5th round draft pick Daniel Carlson missed all three of his field goal attempts for the day of 48, 49, and 35 yards, which is inexcusable even though it was his second game as a professional. This forced the Vikings to make a move today by releasing the former Auburn Tiger and signing former Dallas Cowboy kicker Dan Bailey, who is the second most accurate kicker in NFL history. Bailey has not missed an extra point attempt (145) in his career, which has been a problem for Viking kickers in the recent years.
Hopefully, this move will show to the other players on the Vikings roster that poor performance will get you a one way ticket out of Minneapolis – St. Paul. Are you listening Laquon Treadwell?