Rand: Easy criticism of Musgrave just feels right this time

  • Article by: MICHAEL RAND , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 16, 2013 - 6:26 AM

Wrapping up the weekend with a few thoughts on the Vikings and the NFL:

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iwlnillaSep. 16, 13 7:51 AM

I was in the Metrodome restroom when Harvin ran the 2nd-half kickoff back for a TD against Dallas several years back. The guy standing there next to me looked at me and said, "I'll stay in here all day, if that's what it takes".

jackman11Sep. 16, 13 9:39 AM

Ponder is Fraziers TJack. Ponder is not the QB to lead the vikes to the SuperBowl. Frazier,Musgrave,and the rest of this coaching staff must go at the end of the year. This team needs a coach like Cowher,Gruden to put a fire under their rears and a quality Offensive coach to call the plays. Musgrave doesn't get it period!!! Fraziers to laid back!!

jrsampsSep. 16, 1312:52 PM

Frazier's cheap imitation of Bud Grant is wearing thin. Musgrave hasn't has any success since he was voted top athlete at some high school in Colorado Ponder would have still been there in the second round if the Vikings has not wasted a first round pick on him. Just as T-Jack was Chilly's albatross, Ponderless will be Fraizers' In the end, all three will be without a job.

brian199511Sep. 16, 13 1:16 PM

The Vikings coaching is pathetic. Fire Frazier, Musgrave and the defensive coordinator and bring in people with imagination. Frazier reminds me of Dr. Frankenstein without the passion. Just creating monsters with no purpose.

petesakesSep. 17, 13 2:40 PM

I play Madden football, and I have no problem movin the ball up and down the field. Run,Run,Run an Punt! oopps, 12 men on the field.

NoMasBSSep. 20, 13 9:18 AM

I'm really not a big Ponder fan. But the coaches are killing any chance that he has of being more than average. How can you expect a QB to get into a rhthym when you run the ball on 1st and 2nd down everytime and then leave your QB with one has to keep the drive a live? I'm sure opposing D-coordinators get plenty of sleep on the week that they are preparing for the Vikings.

NoMasBSSep. 20, 13 9:20 AM

One more thing. Don't you think that Ponder may be forcing the ball too much because he does only have one chance each drive to stay on the field? Just sayin'..

kev5115Sep. 21, 13 6:36 PM

Both Detroit and Chicago were both very winnable games on the road. That last possesion at Chicago will haunt this team this year. No reason for such conservative play calling.

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