Hartman: Wilf indicates he's confident in coach

  • Article by: SID HARTMAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 10, 2012 - 7:57 AM

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf and his brother, team president Mark Wilf, both backed Leslie Frazier.

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RebelDec. 9, 12 9:01 PM

Sid, who is doing your math for you. 22 or 44 is only 50%. That is much less than Cutler had in the first meeting. Additionally, you forgot to mention the two interceptions that the Vikings used to score 14 points. I guess you read what you want to read and report what you want to report. But really, you still want to end your column with that ridiculous statement that Cutler had better stats in the second meeting over the first meeting.

lindy_frank123Dec. 9, 12 9:38 PM

Sid, Your close personal friend Ziggi is going to open his wallet in 2014 to pay for a team that's got 1/a NFL savy head coach and 2/an NFL skilled quarterback to play in that new non dome. I for one hate that contraption. Worst mistake ever made in Mpls is the dome and you lauded it. Once again you were wrong.

minntexanDec. 9, 12 9:52 PM

Please forgive Sid as he sometime skips over facts here and there. Hopefully the Wilf's are playing coy and aren't looking at the big picture at this time. Yes, the Vikes have a much better W/L record than last year, but Adrian is the primary reason why. If the Wilf's stay status quo, the Vikes will remain middle-of-the pack. Spielman, Frazier, Musgrave must go. A desperate need for an NFL able quarterback. Mediocre teams won't help pay for $1B stadium.

herdboarDec. 9, 1210:16 PM

The fans here demanded we promote Leslie Frazier to head coach when Brad Childress was coach. The fans spoke, and they got the coach they wanted.

ActTwoDec. 9, 1210:53 PM

The only way the Vikings continue to improve is if Christian Ponder is the backup quarterback next season.

vikingblitzDec. 10, 12 1:32 AM

Spielman has been hit and miss as GM so far (good Draft this year, bad Free Agency). Frazier also has been iffy as well. But remember Viking fans we were expected to win 4-5 games this season. So I think they deserve at least another year. With that said, I think everyone agrees Musgrave needs to be shown the door and possibly Ponder right behind him.

comment229Dec. 10, 12 5:00 AM

Sid. Wilf may be happy with Frazier, but I see some obvious mistakes week after week and yesterday was no different. First half, third and 12, and Peterson comes trotting off the field. The bears immediately put in a nickle back because a draw play was not going to get you twelve yards with Toby, but Peterson might have. So now you depend on Ponder. If this comes up again, I suggest you just punt on third down. Also, when are we ever going to pull linebackers and put in extra defensive backs on obvious passing downs? Did you notice also that yesterday, two linebackers disappeared again? Don't believe me? Watch the replay and write down how many linebacker names are called; two are MIA. Care to discuss missed tackles on the bear's QB? Finally, when are the vikings going to learn how to run a screen pass?

co71fhsDec. 10, 12 5:25 AM

Commeny229: looks like we watched the same game I agree except for punting on. Third down, PLAY ACTION!

comment229Dec. 10, 12 6:59 AM

co71fhs: the punt on third down was sarcasm. However, when Peterson comes out, even with 12 yards to go, the defense just completely ignores the run. Therefore, it is going to be up to Ponder and his wide receiver corp to complete a 12 yard pass or more. This incident happened on our own 20 yard line or close to it. That is not a good spot for Ponder and the vikes to get one dimensional, when that "dimension" is struggling. I am trying to be kind here. Further, the second time it happened, the pass went to the back and if you noticed, the pass took him right out of bounds with no gain. So now, why is a back running a short pass route on third and 12? As long as you are telling the defense you are going to pass, why put that back out in the flat? Why not a delayed route across the middle? Heck, why not line up Webb as another wide receiver? At least if he caught the ball, he would have a chance at getting the first down. And I still wait for the vikes to run a screen pass. It gets old.

yogi43Dec. 10, 12 7:08 AM

Yes, we now have a kicker that can put the ball deep into the end zone on kickoffs, so why didn't he? Why did the Vikings insist on kicking only to the goal line when they are playing a team with Hester on it. Talk about stupid!


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