Carlson then missed his third field goal of the game, wide-right for the third time as well. "In the end, my hunch is he'll land somewhere".
It is quite a blunt response, but the fact of the matter is that Carlson missed all three of his opportunities that could have helped the Vikings grab the win over the Packers.
"Just let him (Carlson) know that if he's going to miss them (field goals), I'm going to go for two", Zimmer said in August. But on Sunday, in his second regular-season game, he went 0-of-3 on field goals.
Forbath, the eighth-most accurate kicker in National Football League history, booted a career-high 32 field goals in 2017, which included six from 50 yards or further.
The Vikings are banking that a veteran presence in the kicking game will help them in a season with Super Bowl expectations. He was released by the Cowboys during roster cuts this year after they chose to go with a kicker in Brett Maher who had never kicked during the regular season of the NFL.
Between all the games Sunday, there were nine games that had a missed field goal or failed PAT.
Missing one field goal is bad.
Carlson missed attempts from 48 yards in the first quarter and 49 and 35 in overtime. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Bailey turned down four other job offers.
Zimmer has never been one to mince his words and he kept up with this habit with his responses on Monday.
"It's a chip shot", Zimmer said postgame.
To make room on the roster, the Vikings also waived wide receiver Stacy Coley. "We'll get some more sixth-rounders next year".