Vikings notes: Cole's solid play keeps Henderson a spectator

  • Article by: Master Tesfatsion , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 2, 2013 - 8:17 PM

Coach Leslie Frazier indicated Cole will continue to receive extensive playing time.

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tessssDec. 2, 13 8:47 PM

Blah Blah blah, same old Frazier-"we will wait to Wednesday to make a decision on who is starting at MLB". How about just coming out and saying it, just like the QB position-have some courage, make a decision and get them ready to play. I am so tired of all the rhetoric week in and out!

keepinupDec. 2, 1310:01 PM

Words of Wisdom from Frazier. Any time your QB gets hit "if he's not careful" he'll start to get happy feet and not go through his progressions. OMG, we've got the poster child for that in Ponder. And, no, Coach, only SOME QBs get that way and they're rarely successful in the NFL. Did it take you 2 1/2 years to see that in Ponder? Just like it has taken you 11 games to see that Cole is a better Middle Linebacker than Henderson (and you would not have realized it without Henderson's "personal problems"). Or that Rhodes should be the starting left Cornerback. I could go on, but I think the point is made.

sararuth03Dec. 2, 1310:04 PM

Henderson is dispensable, now. Cook wouldn't crack the Gophers secondary. Why is he on the field at all?

kenw1952wDec. 2, 1310:04 PM

“You’re going to get beat sometimes in the NFL as a corner,” Frazier said. “The best do, so you’ve got to be able to handle it the right way and there is a way to handle it. He knows that.”.............."get beat sometimes"?? Cook has been toasted for 3 yrs and as far as handling adversity, I would submit that Cook never learned a thing about handling adversity from when he beat up his girlfriend. When things don't go his way he loses it. He shouldn't be back next year.

ActTwoDec. 2, 1310:41 PM

Cole played great but please do not think you have made a great play when you drop an interception! Somebody on that defense has to make a play when given the opportunity. I'd love to see a Viking defender actually get upset when they drop one instead of smiling about it.

nessmessDec. 3, 13 5:38 AM

Henderson and Cook = more salary cap space.....

reeksonDec. 3, 13 6:03 AM

Erin Henderson, like Ponder, must look and play really good in practice. Maybe Frazier should just coach the practice squad.

Jakein08Dec. 3, 13 7:10 AM

The best news is that another young guy, Cole, is winning a starting job. Henderson and Cook may be getting their PT on special teams next year. We need to draft a decent cornerback in the early rounds next year.

u4775Dec. 3, 13 7:46 AM

When you think of Cole's very limited number of snaps and the number of times he has had his hands on the ball, it is astounding. He has more touches during the opponents possessions that the rest of the defense put together. This guys instincts and reaction times are amazing. How good can he be when he gets some experience?

brocklander1Dec. 3, 13 7:58 AM

The coddling of Chris Cook continues... I guess I could understand it if here were good... Unfortunately he is one of the worst starting CBs in the NFL.


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