Frazier quickly quells talk of changing quarterbacks

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 3, 2011 - 6:21 AM

Despite an ugly start to the season, and amid speculation about nabbing Andrew Luck, the coach supported Donovan McNabb.

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mrivardtxOct. 3, 11 1:13 AM

McNabb is not even giving the recievers a chance. Know the situation. The deep balls are leading the recievers out of bounds. No chance to make a play. The 4th down play that ended the game. Throws it 3 yards over the head of the reciever. Know the situation. Give the reciever a chance to make a play. His time is coming to an end. Time to see what Ponder has. Little to no chance of catching the Lions or Packers now. Time so see who will be on this team next year.

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dakaoOct. 3, 11 1:39 AM

I actually wanted Frazier to be the Vikings coach after Chili. Boy, am I wrong. His insistence on McFlabb is sheer stupidity and stubbornness. At least he learned something from Chili. Frazier has got to go. It's insulting to even mention Frazier in the same sentence with Tony Dungy.

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vor2vorOct. 3, 11 1:42 AM

You're really beginning to worry me, Leslie. Bench freakin' McNabb, Start Ponder, and put Webb on the freakin' field as a receiver to open up the field!!! At this point, if the team is going to continue losing - I'd rather be losing with Ponder, than with McCan't. At least we'll see, and then we'll know, whether or not the kid has what it takes to play NFL football. You should also find a way to KICK your OL's butt into shape. Can those guys block their assignment - effectively - until the whistle blows?!? And what's up with Loadholt? The guys getting pushed around by players who are 2/3 his size. GET HIS BUTT UP TO SPEED. The ENTIRE OL SHOULD BE APOLOGIZING TO THE DEFENSE. THEIR PLAY IS PATHETIC! Is it ANY wonder the 'D' is getting worn down, in the later quarters? Sheesh, they're on the field MUCH MORE than the 'O'. While you're at it, figure out a way to END the STUPID penalties. You're the HEAD COACH - start acting like one. BENCH McNABB, START PONDER, AND PLAY WEBB!!! BENCH McNABB!

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venetaOct. 3, 11 1:47 AM

We won't take Luck, because we took Ponder. We will trade down for the OT from USC. Look, Cam Newton and Andy Dalton were thrown to the wolves and are doing quite well. What are Ponder and Webb learning from sitting on the sidelines? McNabb is an idiot ("there are ties in football?"). Cut him, bench him, lock him in the can. Let Webb and Ponder play.

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bobo72Oct. 3, 11 3:32 AM

Andrew Luck? We have Christian Ponder, who played a more sophisticated system at a better football school. Why all the pining for Luck? Just let Ponder play already, and we'll have a much better idea of our needs by season's end.

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rambofoxOct. 3, 11 4:08 AM

Frazier is another childress,they both sticking with quarterback they want.chilly stuck with jackson who couldn't play with out getting hurt,frazier sticking with mcnabb who can't get the ball to WR with out throwing it out of bound.It's ponder time he is a smart kid and knows when to take off running when no defense is around,mcnabb had a chance to run for first down on 3rd and 1.ponder would of ran it when nothing is open,mcnabb threw it high and out of bound.

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viking0134Oct. 3, 11 4:17 AM

The biggest problem with McNabb isn't his passing. It's his leadership. When you look around at the winning quarterbacks, they've got fire in their eyes. McNabb doesn't have that. Give Ponder a chance to show some leadership on the field.

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mnfanintampaOct. 3, 11 5:35 AM

Don't worry Leslie. You can still get a few more years out of your tube TV, your Atari gaming system, your Sony walkman, and McNabb. Change is overrated. We agree 1986 was a great year.

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butleyOct. 3, 11 6:03 AM

Frazier hasn't a clue. What a disgrace of a team...and a coach who has no baxxs to make a change. Why stick with McNabb? there is absolutely no reason at this point.

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Falcon3Oct. 3, 11 6:18 AM

Frazier is over his head! He is in a blizzard and has no idea which direction is home. He also is talking out of both sides of his mouth, 'we have to change the status quo' then 'we are sticking with what got us here'.

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