On hot seat, Vikings coach Frazier maintains poise

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 24, 2013 - 1:23 AM

The Vikings coach said he owes it to his players to worry just about the game and not about his future.

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ekolux3Dec. 24, 1312:16 AM

Poise and class, Frazier is going to succeed whatever happens.

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jackman11Dec. 24, 13 4:04 AM

Frazier has poise and class but the fact remains that its time to move on. His staff around him have done a lousy job, especially Musgrave. Had he made some coaching changes on his staff he might not be where he is now. It's time to bring in a top quality coach, and it's time for the wilf's to build a winner. They have 2 years max to make sure a contender comes into the new stadium!! GET IT DONE!!

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jackman11Dec. 24, 13 4:10 AM

Frazier does have class and poise but that does not make him a quality coach. Had he shook up the coaching staff around him maybe there would have been better results. His love affair with Ponder as QB was the same as Childress with T. Jackson. Musgrave is a lousy offensive coach lousy. Its time for a change, I wish Frazier all the success in the world but it just won't be with the Vikings unless as a defensive coach again.

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JPetersen3Dec. 24, 13 6:40 AM

Bill Cowher is not walking through that door. Jon Gruden is not walking through that door. Mike Ditka is not walking through that door. Tony Dungy is not walking through that door.

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fdrebinDec. 24, 13 6:57 AM

There us no joy in Frazier's dismissal, but he has shown he can't do the job. His inability to make adjustments, quick decisions correctly oreven put the best players on the field prevent him from ever being a had coach at this level.

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zoilovDec. 24, 13 7:24 AM

Frazier is a nice guy, but he's done in Minnesota. He doesn't even know when to throw a challenge flag. Forget Jon Gruden, he's not going to coach anywhere, but his brother Jay, that's another story. Jay's Bengal offense put on a clinic against the Vikings...that's the guy the Vikes should go after.

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ActTwoDec. 24, 13 7:40 AM

If Adran Peterson is going to wait until after Sunday's game to speak with the Wilf's about Frazier, that may be too late.

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mnsnowsportsDec. 24, 13 8:54 AM

You have to also assess how much of this mess is attributed to Slick Rick. He should share the blame for not addressing the problems in the defensive secondary for 3+ and betting it all on Ponder. If Frazier goes, then so should Speilman!

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fishanhunt2Dec. 24, 13 9:44 AM

When Frazier goes down at the end of this season, I suspect he will do it with poise and class..

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vikeforlifeDec. 24, 13 9:59 AM

If Frazier has the talent on the roster but does not win, fire him. If he is doing the best with the roster he has but does not win fire Spielman. IMO the Vikes D really struggle after Harrison Smith went down to injury because they had no one to replace him and the other safety shouldn't even be starting. The Bears and Pack lost their starting QB's and stuggled but are still going to play for the NFC North title this Sunday. You need to hit on more than your first round picks in the draft because they get injured and who is going to replace them. Vikes knew the secondary was weak in the off season and did nothing about it and I do not think it was Frazier decision to do nothing considering he was a DB. Can't see how Frazier's name is swirling around the hot seat without Spielmans also swirling. Starting to look like the Lions with Matt Milen fire a bunch of coaches before you realize what the real problem is. Frazier may need to go but if he does he should not go alone.

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