Jim Souhan grades the Vikings

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  • Updated: December 23, 2013 - 6:21 AM

OFFENSE Souhan’s grade: F

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goldscrpDec. 22, 13 3:07 PM

where was Audie Cole, was he hurt?

WhateverworksDec. 22, 13 3:13 PM

Gophers play on espn Friday!!! Watched a good movie with my wife today instead. Lol

simmys11Dec. 22, 13 3:16 PM

Yes both coordinators are awful. Musgrave is utterly predictable: run, run, pass (punt). Does he think entirely in cliches? "Gotta run to set up the pass", "We are a running team first" etc. Williams and Frazier insist on running an outdated defense.

WhateverworksDec. 22, 13 3:16 PM

Yes Audie hurt his leg.

reeksonDec. 22, 13 3:46 PM

Vikes get big return to start the game, then Musgrave runs Peterson up Sullivan's rear two times. Then a third and long pass on a predictable passing play and a stupid fumble. It's really too bad that Peterson hasn't found a way to be a competent receiver or blitz blocker. He would be up there with Payton if he was. Did we try one, and I mean one, screen pass today? This team used to be great at a halfback screen, now they seem unable. And that wideout screen they run is pitiful and is frankly seems risky. Great teams run a great screen when the pressure gets intense. The Vikes at this point run a great sack play under that kind of pressure.

rickradio11Dec. 22, 13 3:47 PM

There was a good reason that Bengal Head Coach Marvin Lewis got rid of his defensive coordinator after the 2004 season. Who was that coordinator? Leslie Frazier. Over and out.

kenw1952wDec. 22, 13 4:12 PM

Come on Souhan.....don't quit at demanding that both coordinators must go. We know you have been going soft on Speilman and Frazier but it starts with them and they must go.

comment229Dec. 22, 13 5:02 PM

The most embarrassing fact was well into the game, when Patterson had more yards on special teams, than the offense.

pursuitDec. 22, 13 5:08 PM

The Wilfs are probably afraid of canning Speilman, because they are not football savvy and would notvhave a clue where to look - sad because Spielman, as the GM, is responsible as the leader of what is clearly the worst coached and managed team in my memory - and i go back to game one - Les Steckel was also a bust - but we didn't give him more than one year to mess things up.

fishanhunt2Dec. 22, 13 5:18 PM

The Vikings are in a meltdown mode. No doubt about that. Question? Souhan, do you really think that if Ponder, Frazier and Spielman were fired that any other NFL team would pick any of them up to be their starting QB, Head Coach or GM? Yet the Vikings should retain them and expect different results in 2014? That is insanity!


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