Souhan: Purges past might be revisited after Vikings' flop

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 22, 2013 - 10:53 AM

East Rutherford, N.J. – Last time the Vikings played in New Jersey, their quarterback spent most of his postgame interview answering questions about sending illicit texts.

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weneedbudOct. 22, 1312:31 AM

Please tell me WIlf is kidding about sticking with Frazier!

badprplhomerOct. 22, 1312:51 AM

This franchise has gone even further backwards since the New Jersey Wilfs purchased their 51% ownership share some 7 or so years ago. Teir #1 priority was cashing in on the gullible homers with a new stadium that they will pay very little to nothing out of their own pockets. Now that they have accomplished that "absentee" Zygi and his clueless brother Mark "The Wimp" will do nothing but sit back and take all the money back to New Jersey like they planned. Meanwhile, all the purple homers will again be left in the dust with their empty Super Bowl / World Championship trophy case and a last place caliber football franchise that has become the laughingstock of the NFL. When this loser jinxed club cleans house after (or before) this season ends the Wilfs should be the first people to be shown the door!!!

todmelgolfOct. 22, 1312:52 AM

No need to analyze this any further, the eye test says it all: T H E Y S T I N K.

sniggleOct. 22, 1312:54 AM

How can a head coach think a QB can be ready in less then 2 weeks? How can a QB not throw accurately? Yea, he didn't know the system but you can still throw and catch, right? I guess not. He made Ponder and Cassel look awesome! How can a team not use the one HUGE asset in Peterson more then they did in a close game? This is all on coaching. I don't think I have been this down after a game then this one. Just really embarrassing. And it was on national TV. Yikes!

liberallymnOct. 22, 1312:55 AM

I can't remember a worse performance by an NFL team in the last 30 years. This was God-Awful. Can we stop the stadium construction now before it begins? NG folks. NG.

liberallymnOct. 22, 1312:57 AM

Ponder was never the problem. They averaged nearly 40 points a game with him at quarterback, and only lost 2 of the first 3 because the D gave up last minute TD's. If I'm Ponder, I'm pushing really, really hard for a trade to St. Louis tomorrow morning, cause after this game tonight, people who were praising Josh Freeman now see why his #'s were worse than Ponder's the last 3 seasons.

giggsyOct. 22, 1312:57 AM

Cleaning out the coaching staff is a no-brainer, but Spielman is most at fault for this year's debacle. If he doesn't go too, we'll probably spin our wheels for another three years until he's dumped.

liberallymnOct. 22, 1312:58 AM

The good news? The price of a PSL just went down by 20% and the #1 draft pick in next year's NFL draft appears to be heading our way. Now, what to do about trading Peterson and Allen and Ponder.....

giggsyOct. 22, 1312:59 AM

liberallymn, the 2000 NFC Championship Game was a worse performance.

BCanniffOct. 22, 13 1:14 AM

Time to write about who the next coach John Gruden and quarterback Johnny Football Manziel will be.


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2013 preseason     
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Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
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