My theory was that the problem may not have been the kickers, but the holder. Matt Wile had never held for field goals or extra points until he got to the NFL. It's such an important job, yet rarely gets mentioned.
Low and behold, I come across this today at usatoday.com ...
Full story.Instead of using punter Matt Wile as a field-goal holder, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said the Vikings “maybe” could use wide receivers Adam Thielen and/or Chad Beebe.
It will come down to how comfortable kicker Dan Bailey feels, and it feels like this hints at the fact that he might not be completely comfortable with Wile.
I'm kind of a kicker aficionado (weird, I know ... deal with it!), so I find this very interesting. Thoughts?