Vikings GM Spielman works by another calendar

  • Article by: DAN WIEDERER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 15, 2012 - 6:33 AM

And his says it's time to start thinking about next year's draft and Percy Harvin's and Leslie Frazier's expiring 2013 contracts.

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twinsfanwy1Nov. 15, 1212:17 AM

How the Vikings play their next six games is pretty important. Are we going to get shame-faced embarrassed in Chicago and Green Bay again? Is Ponder going to have more games like 44 yds passing in Seattle? Or, will Ponder step up, play well like last week against Detroit, and give us some hope? I think Spielman's done a good job drafting guys like Fusco and Kalil. Our offensive line is much improved over last year. Also, picks of H. Smith and Robinson have vastly improved our secondary. I also agree that Frazier and his staff have done a good job coaching, communicating, and teaching. We have a lot of good, young players. But before the backslapping begins with earnest, the Vikings have to play well, and be competetive their final six games. And Ponder needs to be a good game manager. Trust his teammates and not try to do too much himself. If the Vikings can come together as a team-now-who knows? They could actually contend for a wildcard spot, or even the northern division. Hope so. Skol Vikings!

voner26Nov. 15, 12 7:23 AM

Please keep Harvin and please get rid of Frazier and hire a coach with some agressiveness and fire in his belly. We don't need any more prevent and plays giving up drives down the field and into to the end zone while our defense lays back and watches it happen in front of them. Why not stay agressive and pin them back on 3rd downs. More blitzes pressuring the QB and less drop backsgiving up the easy 1st downs.

hollowpoint9Nov. 15, 12 8:36 AM

Give Frazier and his staff some credit. For all the hate these guys get around here, we are 6-4 and playing much better football than all these so called "talented" teams like the Cowboys, Chargers, and Eagles. No one looked at the Vikings this preseason and said we were a talented team. Sometimes I think people in this state enjoy complaining more than winning.

bengravedNov. 15, 12 8:50 AM

Harvin, is a great player, no doubt, and would be nice to have him locked up long term. However our lack of other quality receivers, because of Spielman's ineptness, in getting wr help, has helped Harvin tremendously. When Ponder goes back to pass, he only has two reliable targets, Harvin and Rudolph, reason why Harvin, has a lot of passes thrown his way.

sidhartmannNov. 15, 12 9:47 AM

Hire Gruden or Cowher. Do NOT overpay the whiney diva receiver.

morimotoNov. 15, 12 9:54 AM

"And... "his" ...says it's time to start thinking about next year's draft" I know it's early, but.... that's just brutal

dch6859Nov. 15, 1211:11 AM

Frazier is 12-20 as Head Coach and he's doing an excellent job and deserves an extension?? This organization from ownership on down is PATHETIC.

jascotxNov. 15, 1211:59 AM

And you say..."Hire Gruden...Hire Cowher" if those guys would even take the job. Especially if it didn't have GM status attached to it. Get real. Frazier is 6-4, and doing better than I expected at this point. He at least deserves a shot at finishing up this season before the jury goes out on him. And as far as whiny receivers go...they are ALL pretty much keep the ones who produce, and that includes Harvin.

jascotxNov. 15, 1212:02 PM

I can't wait for the day when Ponder is allowed to start checking out of plays at the line of's getting pretty brutal seeing him face all of those blitzes and not being able check out of the called play.

jascotxNov. 15, 1212:06 PM

I've got an idea..all of you whining "Vikings" fans out there should just pick another team. The Vikes are in rebuilding mode right now....AND they are 6-4!!! What don't you whiners get about that being GOOD news. Yes, they are tough to watch sometimes...that happens when you have a young team overall. So, stop your crying...the rest of us are sick of hearing it...go watch golf!!!!


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