Vikings defense statistically terrible at stopping third-down tries

  • Article by: Chip Scoggins , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 29, 2013 - 7:28 AM

The Vikings’ third-down defense has been a failure more than half of the time.

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dlb1946Oct. 28, 13 8:48 PM

Have they considered trying new players check the waiver wire their high V some retreads there that would do a lot better than what the Vikings have now

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elo_62Oct. 28, 13 9:56 PM

When will the Wilfs accomplish delivering the first class organization that they promised when they took ownership of the Vikings? Are they capable of doing so? This team is a disgrace. The defense is not the only terrible part about this team. The offense and special teams are as well. How can the Wilfs and Bagley possibly justify PSLs for the new stadium?

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vikingsOct. 28, 1310:11 PM

Wilfs will be convicted of fraud again! You can't claim the Vikings are an NFL team! Frazier, hate to tell you but your guys aren't in perfect position IF THEY AREN'T LOOKING BACK FOR THE BALL!

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martiankingOct. 28, 1310:28 PM

This is your team Spielman! Do the right thing and fire Frasier, then step down.

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kenw1952wOct. 28, 1310:35 PM

Speilman was run out of Miami for running the Dolphins into the ground with his wasted draft picks and terrible trades. As for Frazier and his coordinators/coaches, they are nothing more than game managers (and poor at that)but none of them have a clue how to "coach up a player". When is the last time you ever saw Frazier or one of his coaches, coaching up a player on the sidelines? Never! Alan Williams looks like a deer caught in the headlights, Musgrave has no clue how to adjust to what the defenses are giving him, it's like he has a game plan and he's bound and determined to follow it through no matter what, Frazier always looks like a mannequin in a dept. store, no reaction no fire and no clue.

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genericloginOct. 28, 1310:50 PM

"Vikings defense statistically terrible at stopping third-down tries" That headline could have been shortened to "Vikings defense terrible" or shorter yet "Vikings terrible".

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gimp77Oct. 28, 1311:00 PM

Why does Allan Williams still have a job? Anyone?

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manoliveOct. 29, 13 1:15 AM

Frazier sounds completely baffled and in over his head. He sounds like he doesn't have a clue. Robinson is one of the worst cover corners in the league, and Frazier doesn't have anythhing to say to help him? That is amazing. Hey Frazier, you're supposedly the head coach. Do something man. Anything. Just don't keep doing what you're doing.

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brotherddayOct. 29, 13 4:24 AM

"Frazier sounds completely baffled and in over his head. He sounds like he doesn't have a clue - That's because he doesn't. Pathetic. Just pathetic.

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brotherddayOct. 29, 13 4:34 AM

No hype here, but I have been thinking about this team lately. I seriously do not think there has been a worse or more incompetent head coach in the history of the league than Frazier. Seriously. He is utterly clueless and has zero passion for the game. Just listen to his pressers. They sound like SNL bits. "Well, there are a number of things we are trying to do to fix our third down conversions. Christian had a nice game, just a few mistakes, but they are all correctable. We are looking forward to getting together and preparing for Dallas. This should be a nice match-up. I'm confident we will come together this week. We had a good week in practice." Bla bla bla. To add salt on the wound, I have never seen a worse starting QB in the NFL in over 45 years of following the NFL than Ponder. Someone on the radio (Scoggins?) today said last night against Green Bay Ponder looked like "a caricature of himself." Wow. Just, wow! Meanwhile, Cassel is the only QB who actually had one good game and we go for these other two stiffs???

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