Frazier on Vikings' QB situaton with Freeman: 'Hindsight is 20-20'

  • Article by: Mark Craig , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 22, 2013 - 8:21 AM

The in-season signing of Josh Freeman was hailed as a bold move – before he quickly became an afterthought.

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yeswecan2Dec. 21, 13 9:05 PM

Some writers don't have a clue

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sidhartmannDec. 21, 13 9:22 PM

When will the excuse for Frazier end?

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tubbysgreatDec. 21, 13 9:27 PM

There were never any rumors about the Vikings going after Alex smith or Peyton Manning because Speilman had Ponder. The Vikings missed out on the best two free agent Quarterbacks.

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linkerDec. 21, 13 9:54 PM

I expect Cassel as first string, Freeman as second string and Ponder as third. Cassel and Freeman can opt out. I expect both of them to stay and battle it out next summer for the starting position and Ponder will battle the QB we draft this spring for the third spot.

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linkerDec. 21, 13 9:57 PM

Tabarnoosh, we seem to agree a lot

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bearcat22Dec. 21, 1311:27 PM

Frazier should be fired immediately. He orchestrated this mess and CANNOT identify talent. Cassel is a worst case scenario starting QB. Keep him and draft/trade for another QB that can compete for the job. The key is signing a coach that can identify talent and select the best QB to win games.

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fishstixDec. 21, 1311:50 PM

The quarterback fiasco on the Vikings this year is an NFL all-time low for incompetency at the decision making, talent evaluating level. Ponder shouldn't have started more than 1-2 games this year-if that, Cassel should have been the starter all year and Freeman is a riddle wrapped inside a joke. Someone has to pay for it with his job. I'm not at Winter park so I don't know if it's Spielman or Frazier-or both, but someone's got to go.

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slammanDec. 22, 1312:03 AM

In other words, the signing of Freeman and the coaches horrible decisions were some of the dumbest things the Vikings have done in a long time.

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northstars91Dec. 22, 1312:38 AM

Absolutely absurd signing Freeman for $3 Million and then NOT start him after having a fair chance to learn the Viking offense! Absurd!

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George72Dec. 22, 13 1:09 AM

Only in Minnesota does stuff play out like this. Perpetual dysfunction with this team.

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