Carolina Blue Rhys Lloyd

Former Golden Gopher Rhys Lloyd is employed again.  That’s right, he’s back to being a member of the Carolina Panthers.  Supposedly Lloyd was going to be the Vikings version of David Buehler and give loyal purple fans a free souvenir.  And this was suppose to happen multiple times a game kicking the ball out of the back of the endzone after our KAO put 7 points on the board. 
 
Well, that idea crashed and burned before it ever got going.  Touchbacks via Lloyd were a rarity in the preseason, Vikings decided that one roster spot on a kicker is enough and now we can all count on Ryan Longwell doing the kickoffs for 2010.  And hey, that’s not a bad thing because Longwell has said in the past he uses kickoffs to get a feel of the wind’s direction.
 
What’s your favorite Rhys Lloyd memory?
 
Jon Merckle may be followed on Twitter @thevikingpig
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