A day after missed challenge, red flag is raised for Vikings

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 29, 2011 - 12:10 PM

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier acknowledged his staff missed a key opportunity, and sounded the horn for better communication.

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rudedude_2kNov. 29, 11 1:08 AM

It's going to be interesting at the end of the year to see if Frazier sticks around. The team needs better talent and better coaching.

born2playNov. 29, 11 1:48 AM

If we haven't already, we'll all soon be needing "a shot of Wild Turkey with a warm glass of Pine-Sol" watching this three-ring circus of amateurs operate the rest of the season.

olivioNov. 29, 11 2:17 AM

The Vikings last four coaches: Denny Green, Mike Tice, Brad Childress, Leslie Frazier. Honestly, it's like going from Ralph Kramden to Barnie Fife to Gilligan to Michael Scott. How can one organization be so proficient at hiring buffoons for head coaches!?!

manoliveNov. 29, 11 2:50 AM

Green's 1994 staff had a few good coaches on it. Tony Dungy, Monte Kiffen, and Brian Billick. Frazier's incompetance can't be explained away as being a rookie coach. He's tried to confuse us with ramblings about they have to do a better job communicating, while he himself has trouble communicating that simple statement to us. I hate to say it, but so far I am less than impressed with the Frazier hire. This team has some talent, but Frazier has been unable to coax a few more wins out of them. He's 2-9, and deservedly so. Sorry Leslie.

griffin76Nov. 29, 11 3:33 AM

Its funny to me how people always want to rip on former Viking coaches but if you remember a Denny Green led team had one of the most prolific offenses in history and came up just short of the super bowl. Mike Tice was an average at worst coach. The Brad Childress led Vikings had the best team in the NFL two years ago... if we could have only hung on to the ball(and the Refs had their eyes open) in that Saints game we could have very well won our first super bowl. Now Les Steckel... was a bad coach:)

stumbler71Nov. 29, 11 3:46 AM

Yes it was a blown call but still doesn't dismiss the fact that the Vistinks couldn't turn a 4th and 1. Oh well, there is always next Sunday to turn this boat around!! SKOL!!

atlantatwinsNov. 29, 11 5:27 AM

The missed call wasn't Frazier's fault, although he should have listened to Harvin trying to get his attention.

realtybitesNov. 29, 11 5:31 AM

What is most disconcerting is the play calling. You run the ball up the gut 3 out of 4 times when Atlanta has been stuffing it all game ? Musgrave continues to prove why he has been a career failure as a coordinator....

tedsterNov. 29, 11 5:39 AM

Blah blah blah. It's the same song from the Vikings every Monday. Put it to music already.

klide2Nov. 29, 11 5:56 AM

Indeed Denny Green assembled the best if not one the three best coaching staffs in nfl history. Tice is a good coach. Period. He had nothing to work with. Frazier does not appear to be a competent coach in the NFL. He does need to be fired and replaced with a Bill Cowher or John Gruden.


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