Minnesota Vikings QB Gus Frerotte is ...

Minnesota Vikings QB Gus Frerotte is the biggest hit of all

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This text is replaced by the Flash movie. Vikings quarterback Gus Frerotte braced himself for the blow, explaining to a teammate what he was expecting just before unleashing one of the key passes of the ...

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Justin Sider

Santa Rosa, CA

#1 Oct 7, 2008
Cedric Griffin is MORE SUITED for FS like I said, he hits like a ton of bricks but can't cover man to man so wake the phuck up Klink!! Sharper hasn't done jack squat. Husain Abdullah or Griffin need to see some PT in Sharpers spot... Move Gordon, the best cover corner over to Griffin slot. Winfield is a stud plain and simple. He alone has saved Klinks arse with his two scores..(thanks alot lol).. Sapp likes to take chances and can cover a bit...

Henderson was sorely missed and will be a huge drop off... Vinny Circiu is the slowest, worst LB I have ever seen... I would like to see Erin in the middle instead of Herron.. or slide Greenway inside and put Erin outside.

OLine needs their collective arses kicked for the pisspoor job this year.. Jackson and Frerotte are running for their lives... No holes for AD is a result of poor blocking and unimaginative play calling.... UHHH Bevell / Klink special .. 9 in the box run up the gut, get Adrian killed. I swear there are about a half dozen posters on here who could do 10x the job Bevell and Klink are doing it is unreal! Zygi needs to hire me to be the ax man, I will gladlyy give Klink and Bevelll their collective walking papers via my size 13 boot...
The hard truth

Northome, MN

#2 Oct 8, 2008
There we heard it: the quarterback is limited in his ability to check off at the line. I said it last year on these posts and I'll say it again: if Childress thinks the quarterback is supposed to be the physical extension of his brain and decision making, the team is screwed. Brad Johnson was a good quarterback very much in the mold of Frerotte. But he almost puked at the reality of what the Childress-lead Vikings expected of him. Childress thinks he is the big quarterback guru. Andy Reid didn't think so. Brad Johnson didn't think so. Obviously, Frerotte doesn't think so. Only Zyggie and Childress think so. It's time for "Free Frerotte" t-shirts, or maybe, "Free us all." I hate this guy's coaching regime.
purplehaze

Canada

#3 Oct 8, 2008
if klink believes that...wow...we should be 0-forever...if i were gus...FREE GUS...GO VIKES!!!
Mark

United States

#5 Oct 8, 2008
Gus has shown repeatedly that he has the courage and toughness to stand in the pocket to the very last half beat before making the throw, even if it means a crushing blow from the defense. Our fans have been slow to give him credit for this. Whatever you think of our coaching staff, Gus has shown courage and fortitude. Skol, Vikings!
SKCROOGE

Fond Du Lac, WI

#6 Oct 8, 2008
RUN.....t he linemen, especially Hutch, have stated their dislike for the zone blocking, over and over again. Guys like this are roadgraders; why are we wasting their talents? Pay them to play a scheme that doesn't work (for them)? Yet another example of how Chilly has mismatched his masterplan with some exceptionally talented players. With the ROADGRADER going, everything would simply be wiped out, DLine would tire out and Chester could come in and sweep up. Talk about PHYSICAL football. C'mon! We're not a prima dona team. We can mke this thing work.
Archangel

Benson, MN

#7 Oct 8, 2008
The hard truth wrote:
There we heard it: the quarterback is limited in his ability to check off at the line. I said it last year on these posts and I'll say it again: if Childress thinks the quarterback is supposed to be the physical extension of his brain and decision making, the team is screwed. Brad Johnson was a good quarterback very much in the mold of Frerotte. But he almost puked at the reality of what the Childress-lead Vikings expected of him. Childress thinks he is the big quarterback guru. Andy Reid didn't think so. Brad Johnson didn't think so. Obviously, Frerotte doesn't think so. Only Zyggie and Childress think so. It's time for "Free Frerotte" t-shirts, or maybe, "Free us all." I hate this guy's coaching regime.
BINGO! I've been chanting this mantra too for a long time. In fact, I was debating this with one of my post pals. The biggest asset to having a seasoned vet as your QB, is their experience. Scrotum Head squandered what was best about B. Johnson: His experience (SB Ring included) And his intelligence. Like Johnson, Frerotte is a "smart" QB. Unlike Johnson, Gus still has the arm. That f*@&ing arrogant dip$h!t they have as a head coach is a complete cypher. I mean, how in the hell did he get a rep as a "QB Guru"? He wastes exactly what's best about his "charges": Brains with B.Johnson. Experience with Holcomb, Johnson, & Frerotte. Athletic ability with Turdvirus Jackson.- Gus is the one smart enough to push for having "input" into plays.
Archangel

Benson, MN

#8 Oct 8, 2008
Mark wrote:
Gus has shown repeatedly that he has the courage and toughness to stand in the pocket to the very last half beat before making the throw, even if it means a crushing blow from the defense. Our fans have been slow to give him credit for this. Whatever you think of our coaching staff, Gus has shown courage and fortitude. Skol, Vikings!
Agree with you 100% on this. Because of the way The Bald Eagle has this offense set-up, Gus has to be bounced around like a pinball just to execute the play. Yeah, he's got sand in him. Tough sonafabeach. Deserves alot of credit for it, too.
Archangel

Benson, MN

#9 Oct 8, 2008
CT Viking Fan wrote:
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Amen! Although I think Zygi is waking up and smelling the coffee. Time will tell.
What are we but a bunch of football fans, that've been following this team, and football in general, for years. Decades, in alot of our cases.- Wilf has always said the same thing. He's a football nut. That means he's alot like us. If we all can see that Klink's a nit wit, I'm sure he can see it too.
ColoradoVikingFa n

Burbank, CA

#10 Oct 8, 2008
Archangel wrote:
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What are we but a bunch of football fans, that've been following this team, and football in general, for years. Decades, in alot of our cases.- Wilf has always said the same thing. He's a football nut. That means he's alot like us. If we all can see that Klink's a nit wit, I'm sure he can see it too.
Now this post is really worth an Amen.
texas viking

Ecleto, TX

#11 Oct 8, 2008
Archangel wrote:
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What are we but a bunch of football fans, that've been following this team, and football in general, for years. Decades, in alot of our cases.- Wilf has always said the same thing. He's a football nut. That means he's alot like us. If we all can see that Klink's a nit wit, I'm sure he can see it too.
__________

A nitwit? Reminds me of a song...

Why am I such a mis - fit
I am not just a nit - wit...

I want to be a dentist...

Maybe Chilli, like Shermie the Elf in Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, missed his true calling. He should pursue that, be it dentist or whatever, and leave the coaching to those who actually know what they're doing.

I do pray Wilf can see it. While I'm happy for the win, I was almost hoping for a loss to trigger an early season firing. In any case though, Chilli's job should not be safe unless they make the playoffs and win at least one game there.
GusBus

United States

#13 Oct 8, 2008
I've heard of players referred to as 'coach killers', but this is ridiculous...this idiot did the exact same thing w/Brad Johnson!

Let the man call a freakin' audible when he needs to!

GO VIKES - FIRE CHILLY!!!
texas viking

Ecleto, TX

#14 Oct 8, 2008
Even then, I would probably still vote him off the island. Super Bowl or bust for Chilli's job. I know it sounds "mean," and you never want to see a guy lose his job, but it's not like he wouldn't be able to put food on the table or anything. He would just have to take a step or two back to his level of competence as a position coach, coordinator, etc. It's just the Peter Principle - he has been promoted above his level of competence and is out of his league. He can go back and do fine.
buddy grant

Mississauga, Canada

#15 Oct 8, 2008
Two things from the article. McKinnie admires Frerotte because" not every QB would stand in there and take a hit to make a play:; and "it's tough to stick to a running play when you know it won't work". The team didn't respect TJ for bailing out when under pressure and Childress is STILL refusing to let QB's with experience call an audible.

The guy is simply one of the worst coaches in history. Maybe not Les Steckle or Bobby Petrino bad but close. He never learns from his mistakes, surrounds himself with yes men, refuses to consider input from experienced QB's, insists on ruining the career of a great RB by having him run against 8 in the box, has no clue about the rules, has no concept of a two minute drill and concedes defeat when there is still some hope for victory. He's had 2 1/2 years to learn the job and hasn't progressed one bit. Jim Zorn was a QB coach with no experience as a head coach and has turned the franchise around in 5 games. He spoke to his Qb after the first game and they agreed on some changes and have won 4 games in a row against better teams than we have faced. Childress would never consider asking for input or changing his game plan. He is incompetent, egotistical and a cancer in the heart of the team.
Frosty

Longview, WA

#16 Oct 8, 2008
Childress, you are an idiot. I didn't get to watch the game, but if they are stacking the box, WHY are you running it almost 30 times a game? Seriously. Take what the defense gives you. If they're trying to stop AD, let Frerotte change the play so that he can get some yardage instead of wasting everyone's time with some stupid -2 to 2 yard run.

If this were any other team, the Chargers let's say, and people were stacking the box against Tomlinson, you can bet your ass that Rivers wouldn't be handing it off to him until that 8th man started covering the recievers he was carving them up with.
Archangel

Benson, MN

#17 Oct 8, 2008
texas viking wrote:
Even then, I would probably still vote him off the island. Super Bowl or bust for Chilli's job. I know it sounds "mean," and you never want to see a guy lose his job, but it's not like he wouldn't be able to put food on the table or anything. He would just have to take a step or two back to his level of competence as a position coach, coordinator, etc. It's just the Peter Principle - he has been promoted above his level of competence and is out of his league. He can go back and do fine.


He failed as a Hypnotist too. He could put people to sleep, but had trouble waking them....Come to think of it, the same thing happened when he tried self-hypnosis.
Quagmire

Monroe, LA

#19 Oct 8, 2008
TULSA GOLDEN HURRICANE RULZ!!!!!!!
lito

Victorville, CA

#20 Oct 8, 2008
Big win. I hope that as the season progresses, the team can put things together and contend for the division. Who knows, perhaps even advance into the playoffs. There's just a lot of talent in this team. I hope the coaches find a way to utilize their potentials to the maximum. If only everyone plays like Winfield, we can beat anybody. Well done Gus and the Vikings.
lito

Victorville, CA

#21 Oct 8, 2008
I agree with the other comments on this site with regards the Vikings coaching, that is, it's a C minus. The coaching lacked creativity. If you can't find different ways to utilize your players, we won't win games.
kamora187

Arvada, CO

#22 Oct 8, 2008
Frosty wrote:
Childress, you are an idiot. I didn't get to watch the game, but if they are stacking the box, WHY are you running it almost 30 times a game? Seriously. Take what the defense gives you. If they're trying to stop AD, let Frerotte change the play so that he can get some yardage instead of wasting everyone's time with some stupid -2 to 2 yard run.
If this were any other team, the Chargers let's say, and people were stacking the box against Tomlinson, you can bet your **** that Rivers wouldn't be handing it off to him until that 8th man started covering the recievers he was carving them up with.
The game is being replayed tonight on NFL network. FYI! It is a good one to watch. and PS FIRE CHILLY!
Indiana Vike

United States

#23 Oct 8, 2008
I am convinced that the media hates the Vikings. When we turned the ball over to Tennessee they said that the Titans have a tough defense and deserved the win, but when the Vikings forced New Orleans to turn the ball over, they said New Orleans gave the game away and the Vikings didn't deserve the win. Does anyone else notice that? To me, this is horse manure, but in the end all that matters is the scoreboard.

Also, how long is it going to take for our incompetent coach to change the way we call plays. I would love to see a first down, play action pass down the middle of the field. Instead we run at 9 in the box and then pass on 3rd and forever against 5 DB's. This shouldn't be hard to understand but maybe this is Chili's way of outsmarting the other teams. He probably thinks that they all recognize his idiot scheme so instead of changing it he will keep it the same to be "sneaky".

Anyways, I will be a die hard fan until I die no mattter what the team does. GO VIKES!!

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