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Walsh prepping for first freezing game

Blair Walsh (Bob Levey/Getty)

Blair Walsh made the Pro Bowl in his rookie season, but he hasn't played a game in freezing conditions yet. How much will that limit his range and affect his mental approach? He talked about facing the conditions of Lambeau Field in January.

In NFL terms, being a kicker is akin to being someone who defuses bombs. A quarterback can throw a ball intentionally and be applauded. A defensive player can miss a tackle and make up for it on the next play. A kicker is sent out on a fourth down when the offense has failed to cross the goal line and asked to salvage points out of offensive drives that have stalled. Failure is not an...

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