Walsh prepping for first freezing game
In NFL terms, being a kicker is akin to being someone who defuses bombs. A quarterback can throw a ball intentionally and be applauded. A defensive player can miss a tackle and make up for it on the next play. A kicker is sent out on a fourth down when the offense has failed to cross the goal line and asked to salvage points out of offensive drives that have stalled. Failure is not an option, at least not a lasting one for a kicker looking to last. That isn't easy when you are standing 50 yards away from the goal post and the uprights look like chopsticks. But, when you add in the weather element to the equation, kicking becomes even more difficult – especially when its January weather in Green Bay and you have no experience kicking under those conditions. Vikings kicker Blair Walsh shows up at Winter Park every day looking like a version of Nanook of the North. He's unaccustomed to living in the type of cold Minnesota provides its residents. Having grown up in South...
79,337 Fans online