Vikings notes: Frazier called late timeouts for 'gassed' players

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS
  • Updated: November 8, 2013 - 6:56 AM


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goldengoph3rNov. 8, 1312:46 AM

I've never seen any team up by seven points call timeouts on defense when the opposing offense is running out of time to tie. Never. It reminds me of the time Denny Green punted against the Giants late in the 4th quarter needing two scores and a lucky onside kick, and then claiming it was all part of the plan when it happened. Frazier is a poor coach. He was before today, and still is after tonight's game.

viking161Nov. 8, 1312:53 AM

Thats why coach Frazier is the coach and we are the fans, ultimately its his job to lose, and I'm glad he did something to aid the team instead of just standing there being a headset holder! I'm not a Christian Ponder fan, but hats off to you Christian, you showed a lot of character and guts after the interception, good job keep working hard and try and do it on a regular basis, and prove everyone including myself wrong!(GET WELL SOON). GAME BALL TO KEVIN WILLIAMS HE TALKED THE TALK, AND WALKED THE WALK EXCELLENT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This team has the talent. Coach Frazier wake up and lead this team, your job is on the line. I will not root for my team to lose for the sake of a high draft pick. If they can find a way to defeat Seattle that could put them on a run. You have ten days to come up with a good game plan. Good luck!!!!

hobie2Nov. 8, 13 1:30 AM

Not sure how the defense could be gassed - we watched Allen play a slow dance with the tackle, start of second - arm's length both arm's out and the back went by within an arm's reach into the pile and he just watched and stood - and so we here all watched him for the next dozen or so plays - he was jogging down the field in a pursuit, he ran wide and was out of the plays and didn't come back, he was left behind on runs - he tackled if the player was pushed into him... not sure how he could be gassed, unless he is really out of shape.

vlombardyNov. 8, 13 6:27 AM

Jennings should be the coach. It's all about the team, you know.

edutchboyNov. 8, 13 6:40 AM

Let's see here....he takes a timeout up by 7 and the opposition out of timeouts, but doesn't take one in a similar situation when he sees the defense out of position. Leslie is a good man, but not an NFL Head Coach.

firk3x3Nov. 8, 13 6:57 AM

I guess I'm in the minority here, but I totally understand the timeouts. Redskins have the ball inside the 10 with 1 minute to go in the game. There is very little chance they run out of time w/o running all 4 plays. Skins goal was to run out clock and score with no time left. Why allow them to run out the clock when that is what they're trying to do? Well done this time Les.

jrock612Nov. 8, 13 7:28 AM

...and Greg Jennings threw up his arms and cried on the sidelines because of that time out. What a loser.

fishanhunt2Nov. 8, 13 7:29 AM

Sorry but, both teams may have been a ,"Little gassed". Those timeouts also allowed the Redskins to rest and double check what they wanted to do. had the final pass attempt been a little more accurate the game would have ended regulation time tied. Our defense was once again beaten on that play.

DRJSKNov. 8, 13 7:45 AM

I thought he was crazy when he called those timeouts, but ultimately, the Vikings won, In retrospect, Vikings lost three games late in the drive when teams moved right down the field and there were coverage issues. They got everybody lined up and stopped them. So, it looks good right now.

ritterjNov. 8, 13 8:09 AM

I love the TOs. For once, our coach did something other than follow the "book," which takes some guts because he would be crucified if it had not worked. It helped the defense get reset, and it also meant that there were 30 seconds left, even if Washington had scored on 4th down. They were not going to run out of time, because they would be passing after the first down anyway. Even if they had scored, the Vikes would have had time for a kick-return, and maybe a pass or two to try for along field goal. Good job, coach!


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