Kicker Blair Walsh is most well-known for one factor — shanking a 27-yard field goal attempt that price the Minnesota Vikings a playoff sport towards the Seattle Seahawks. The Vikings minimize him the following yr and he signed with the Seahawks this previous offseason.
With the 2 groups going through off within the preseason Friday evening, it appeared inevitable that Walsh would take some photographs at his former staff. Positive sufficient, he pointed straight on the Vikings’ bench after making a 52-yard subject objective within the third quarter.
Walsh did it a second time after making one other 52-yarder. This time, teammate Richard Sherman joined him within the shading, livening up an in any other case uneventful second half of an exhibition sport.
Replay exhibits Sherman ran on subject to affix with Walsh in saying just a few phrases to the Minnesota sidelines.
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After the sport, Walsh mentioned his former Vikings teammates had been mocking him.
“I merely was simply responding to getting taunted,” Walsh said, via ESPN’s Sheil Kapadia. “I did not say something. Once you’ve received guys who had been your teammates for 5 years yelling at you whenever you’re making an attempt to kick, it is simply odd. And I hope they had been in jest. And I hope they did not imply it as a result of I did not imply something with mine, however it was undoubtedly not out of nowhere.”
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll didn’t thoughts.
“They had been giving him a tough time. They had been razzing him just a little bit and all that,” Carroll informed Kapadia. “He was simply having just a little enjoyable with it. He is a extremely good competitor. I like his mentality, and I feel we’re very lucky to have him.”
Preseason soccer, y’all.