Luck eludes pursuers, and defense collapses

  • Article by: MARK CRAIG , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 17, 2012 - 9:18 AM

The Colts' rookie QB had his way with Vikings defenders, moving the ball smoothly on key scoring drives at the end of each half.

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prplclownSep. 17, 1212:59 AM

The vikings making their opponents QB look like a Super Bowl MVP caliber player will continue to be a common theme all season long!!! How on earth do you get schooled by a rookie QB who is starting his second NFL game??? It is embarrassing to say the least and only in Minnesota does the one who is resposible for such an embarrassing loss keep his job!!! This club is beyond pathetic and has yet to reach bottom!!!

jtsnscSep. 17, 12 4:15 AM

Henderson is really slow and is no match for any tight end. Luckily we have a head coach who was a defensive guru but obviously has no ability to teach players or to evaluate defensive talent. Fire Frazier now.

obvikeSep. 17, 12 6:04 AM

I've seen nothing under Frazier that suggests anything can be "fixed" with this defense. People are out of place, the Tampa 2 is a joke and all we do is lose. Next week should be a treat to watch for 49er fans. The clock is ticking Frazier!

morgan54231Sep. 17, 12 6:44 AM

I think you need to wait a few more weeks before putting the hammer down on Frazier. See how the team plays next week against, probably, the best team in the NFL. I am curious to see how he handles the defense this week. The offense has potential to score 30 points a game. Ponder is showing immense progression from last year even though the play calling in the first half is puzzling. They need to find a way to get those two tight ends more involved in the passing game.

RealVikeSep. 17, 12 7:16 AM

HELLO!!!! Our entire secondary is new - all young and raw. If you're expecting anything but growing pains this year you're going to drive yourself crazy. It's called rebuilding. It doesn't mean they suck but they need time. I'll tell you what does bother me though and it's all coaching: STUPID PENALTIES! You have to have discipline. And it makes me nuts that Frazier can't show some emotion. GET MAD!!!

iwlnillaSep. 17, 12 7:24 AM

Hey, everyone seems to forget that the Vikings are still in first place ;)

bengravedSep. 17, 12 7:39 AM

All last week, all we heard, is how terrible the Colts offensive line is. Overall, the Vikes defense, made them look like a bunch of all pros. What's the deal with Seth Olsen, the Colts, picked up off of our practice squad? Were our coaches, that dumb, to not realize, his ability to play offensive line? He looked better than any of our reserve OL, and three quarters of our starters. Sorry hommies, just saying it, like it is.

greenhypeSep. 17, 12 8:51 AM

..."for a team that believes it significantly upgraded its secondary this season with the return of Chris Cook and Antoine Winfield" are you serious, upgraded with Cook and an OLD Wind-Field... This Viking secondary couldn't stop Ryan Leaf!!!

drock918Sep. 17, 12 9:05 AM

The biggest problem is Leslie Frazier and his staff. Most fans believe he's totally unqualified to be a Head Coach, and rightfully so. I have to imagine the players have their doubts about the guy, too. He looks paralyzed on the sidelines?! And, it's become painfully obvious that his outdated schemes don't work in today's NFL. Slow, plodding offense that can't operate out of a sugar-huddle or no-huddle set when the clock is ticking away. Cover-2 scheme that always has huge breakdowns at the absolute most critical times. Poor clock and game management. Lack of team discipline/committing stupid penalties. Vikes are just never going to win anything with this guy at the helm. Period.

ltufvessonSep. 17, 12 9:08 AM

Anyone else think something is wrong when this defense has a linebacker covering Colts best receiver Reggie Wayne. Henderson on Wayne was a sure touchdown. After the next 2 games with SF and Detroit Frasier will lose the locker room. Wilf' will have to make a choice -Harvin and Allen or Frasier. This team is going no place until Frasier and his coordinators are replaced. A word to the Wilf's - you can not put crappy teams on the field for the next 4 years building for being good when move into new stadium. The public is funding this stadium so he owes fans a decent product, which sure has not happened last year or this year.


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