3 most disappointing Vikings from their Week 8 win vs. the Packers
By Nik Edlund
Britton Colquitt – P
The Vikings punter really hasn’t been great all season long, but little attention has been paid to that fact. Britton Colquitt has averaged 43.3 yards a punt this year which puts him at about 29th in the league. His average net on the season is a paltry 37.9 yards.
His substandard punts have given Minnesota’s defense a short field numerous times and made things especially difficult for this already beleaguered unit.
Colquitt was especially brutal in Sunday’s game against the Packers. He had a handful of chances to pin Green Bay inside their own 10-yard line, but he came up woefully short. He had one punt that was an odd line drive type of kick that hardly went 30 yards.
Yes, the winds were swirling and made things difficult for any type of kicking, but that didn’t seem to make much of a difference to the other punter on the field on Sunday.
In a game where most Vikings shined extra bright, Colquitt was a dark void. Minnesota was still able to win in spite of his poor punting, but it may be time for them to take a serious look at what is out there on the open market as a replacement option.