Frazier: Rebuilding is a shared chore

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 30, 2012 - 11:40 PM

Vikings coach Leslie Frazier spoke up for his importance in shaping the future of the franchise when asked whether he feels the youth movement being orchestrated by new General Manager Rick Spielman puts the head coach in danger of not being able to win enough games to keep his job beyond 2012.

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ActTwoMay. 31, 12 7:29 AM

Disappointing to hear that the two highest paid players on defense didn't show for the workouts. Hopefully Allen and Greenway had legitimate reasons but anything short of family emergencies would fall short. These two need to be leaders by example like Peterson and Harvin for this rebuilding job to work.

rockstardannMay. 31, 12 8:55 AM

Jared is at a charity bull riding event I believe he was putting on. Not really an emergency but like the boys said, 22 sacks last year earned him a little time off. And it's not like it's just a party or something, it's for his Homes For Wounded Warriors charity. As long as he's there next week, I'm happy with it. Greenway needs all the help he can get so it better have really been an emergency. I think Greenway really needs to prove his worth this season. He's getting paid too much to just fall on guys down field. Break up a pass or get a tackle for loss PLEASE!

dakid59May. 31, 1210:29 AM

Would like to hear some news about weather we are getting close to signing our 1st -3 draft picks?

monkey2manMay. 31, 12 4:20 PM

From a brief description on the ESPN NFC North blog sounds like Mark Craig was making it sound like the GM is still like being the V.P. of players and personnel! Of course the GM and coach are going to work together because you don't want a GM signing a guy that doesn't fit the coaches system! One thing I don't understand is why a NFL GM is going to help take over being a GM for the NBA! Mickey Loomis (Saints GM) doing an NBA job??? Last time I checked you still should know the sport in and out as a GM not because your a GM in the NFL. But that is more of an argument about a GM and coaches relationship. How Loomis going to help the Coach for the New Orleans Hornets?

ignrnthomerMay. 31, 12 4:41 PM

Frazier and Spielman are not cut out to be in a top management position on the NFL level and that cannot be disputed. Spielman has done nothing in regards to winning with every NFL franchise he has been a part of - Miami, Detroit and the vikings. Frazier has been a head coach for a year and a half and has yet to defeat a NFC North Division opponent, couple that with his 6-16 record as head coach and any purple homer can see these two bums will not be with the viking organization after the 2012 season.

roughrider48Jun. 1, 1212:40 AM

Why would Coach Frazier come out and specify how bad or unproven certin areas of the team are? is'nt that a bad or loosing attitude, comming out and saying such, or in other words, don't blame me if we loose all our games this year. Leave J. Allen alone, he was like the big thrill of all last year. Finger pointing should be pointed at the players who made the team, and they have the attitude they just have to play good enough to be a member, should be playing like B. Favre, playing for the love of the game, or that new linebacker from Canada, Solomon Elimimian, they play hard just to better them selfs, not for the money.

jackman11Jun. 3, 1212:30 PM

Frazier has another year like last year and he better pack his bags because that won't be acceptable!! I know theres growing pains while rebuilding but there should also be progress in the wins side of the ledger. It will be Frazier getting fired with another bad season not Speilman. Frazier needs to get a little fire under his rear end when players screw up!!

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