"You have to figure with that missed extra point that this is Blair Walsh's last game with the Vikings,” John Clayton tweeted immediately after the miss Sunday in Washington.
The ESPN senior writer was correct.
The Vikings released Walsh Tuesday after he missed three kicks and failed to execute a key kickoff the past two weeks. Walsh made just 12 of his 16 field-goal attempts and only 15 of his 19 extra-point tries this season.
Vikings fans have been frustrated with their kicker long before this season’s problems and haven’t been shy about sharing their opinions on social media. They didn’t hold back, yet again, Tuesday after news broke Walsh had been waived.
Many of the digs allude to Walsh's botched field goal late in the fourth quarter of last season's playoff loss to Seattle. But not all the reaction was negative with some fans wishing the kicker good luck.
Thus endeth The Blair Walsh project— trey wingo (@wingoz) November 15, 2016
REPORT: #Vikings K Blair Walsh attempted to shake Coach Zimmer's hand while leaving the facility today and missed wide left.— Seth Gillitzer (@Sethgillitzer) November 15, 2016
Vikings will win out now simply because Blair Walsh is gone. You heard it from me first— Matt Barker (@BattMarker4) November 15, 2016
I would say Blair Walsh will be missed, but he took care of the missing this season. #byeblair— Carson (@_carsonhenry) November 15, 2016
Very very likeable character Blair Walsh, life of an NFL kicker is a lonely place, not the reason Vikings have lost 4 straight..— gar (@GaryToohey) November 15, 2016
I feel bad for Blair Walsh as a person, but he never was able get back in the right mindset after the miss in Seattle. Hurting the #Vikings— Wade Simpson (@WadeSimps) November 15, 2016
Even if the temporary kicker we get isn't that good, it was just the principle of It, Blair walsh had to go— Bas (@bastian_jacob) November 15, 2016
When you wake up from your nap and have 10 mentions about the Vikings cutting Blair Walsh pic.twitter.com/G4R3SDwdYS— James R. Harrison (@TheGrandstandUS) November 15, 2016
Thank God Blair Walsh can't ruin my day anymore— AlexHighdale (@highdale12) November 15, 2016
You can't help but to feel bad for Blair Walsh, who got into a really bad rut.— Zackfig (CTR Guild) (@Zackfig) November 15, 2016
Blair walsh won't be missed...wait. Yes he will be missed to the left. pic.twitter.com/BCaFjj1mZc— Patrick Olsen (@PatrickOlsen72) November 15, 2016
I already miss Blair Walsh wide left— Stevis Sarks (@StevisSarks) November 15, 2016
REPORT: After Getting Cut By Vikings, Blair Walsh Misses The Door Wide Left On His Way Out - Daily Snark https://t.co/3WR3NFTO6a— Marshall Pantano (@PantanoMarshall) November 15, 2016
Blair Walsh just got cut. Super Bowl here we come!! #Skol— Jason Christianson (@jchristianson33) November 15, 2016
I can't believe we released @BlairWalsh3 without even trying him at O-Line.— Ian Sugden (@ISugg) November 15, 2016
Call me crazy but Blair Walsh will be a good kicker for another team. His confidence was shot in Minnesota. I wish him the best of luck!— Back To Football (@SkolBros) November 15, 2016