I have now had a couple of days to digest the latest heartbreak in my Vikings fandom. I see the outrage over the miss by Walsh and people saying that now Gary Anderson can finally breath a sigh of relief. Someone has to bear the cross for this loss. It is Blair Walsh who is the one doing this, he picked up the cross by himself and put it on his own shoulder.
Does he have the full responsiblily for this loss? NO! Should he take some blame? YES! Can we also please look at the whole game to spread some of this blame all around? I personally am happy with our season. Before the season no one thought that we would finish 11-5. People had us finishing somewhere between 6-10 and 9-7. 11-5 is a great season for us! We finished 5-1 in the conference and were NFCN Champs! I am proud of our Vikings and excited by the way we are trending upwards with such a young team and many budding stars.
OK on to the blame game. First off the gjallarhorn broke before the game and we had no backup plan in place. Ok now that that’s out of the way on to some truths. How about our offensive line not making any holes for AP to run through or giving Teddy any time to throw? Speaking of AP, if there is a hole, don’t keep dancing in it and don’t fumble the football! Andrew Sendejo will NEVER have an easier INT opportunity. HOLD ON T IT ANDREW. When Wilson had the ball sail over his head then fell on to the ground, got up, and threw that pass…YUCK. Our D-line has to take advantage of that opportunity and get the world’s easiest sack. So, how about on the same play our D-backs cover someone? Teddy can you please throw the ball in the endzone for a TD this game? AP you know that Walsh likes to kick from the right hash mark. Maybe our long snapper ( I forgot his name) could have snapped the ball a little better for Locke? Maybe Locke could have, you know, turned the laces a little? And finally thank you Walsh for scoring the only points we had this game but maybe make the kick next time!
Blame falls all around, not just on the shoulders of one man on one play. So, once again, thank you Vikings for a wonderful season and I am so excited to see what next year brings us. My hopes are VERY high…SUPERBOWL anyone?