Vikings appear ready to name Leslie Frazier as their full-time head coach

Locking up the future head coach as soon as possible might be the best coping mechanism for a franchise looking to shed four months of dejection. Full Story
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The Hard Truth

Northome, MN

#1 Jan 2, 2011
Undoing the stench of Childress will be like trying to get the stink off a dog that tangled with a skunk. Good luck, Leslie. And thanks, Randy, for having the guts or goofiness to say the truth about Childress and start the ball rolling. That was easily worth a third round draft choice.
Old Ramsey Co Sheriff

United States

#2 Jan 3, 2011
I'm looking for a job. Can I coach? Call
1-800-Miss Mark, and ask for Bob.
Dave Groff

Circle Pines, MN

#3 Jan 3, 2011
Might as well see if Jim Wacker is free. A TERRIBLE defense and a worse game plan. A shame a quality search can't be done. Bet the U of M Regents were involved some how
tbone

Tucson, AZ

#4 Jan 3, 2011
can't hurt to keep looking, Tice was loved by his players too and look how that turned out, a 3-3 audition is nothing to get excited about, especially with names like Cowher and Dungy out there. Not to mention a poor defense for a defensive coordinator.
Need a Coach

South Saint Paul, MN

#5 Jan 3, 2011
Yet another mistake by the vikings.
oxboro

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Jan 3, 2011
what has Frazier done to impress the Wilf's?..more years of mediocrity ahead
The Hard Truth

Northome, MN

#7 Jan 3, 2011
Why the dissing of Frazier? The guy has been dealing with half a team, the karma of the biggest prikk who ever held a head coaching job in this area, one quarterback who does a Hamlet routine every week and one who has hardly had time to get his feet wet.

Here's what matters: the players LIKE this guy and want to play for him. It's not a prerequisite, but it goes a long, long way to making a team gel. You Frazier bashers just have some odd hard ons for Cowher and Gruden and Parcell. They're all great coaches, sure. But there is something about Frazier that is very hard to find: he is comfortable in his own skin. Give him a chance.
Dan

Andover, MN

#8 Jan 3, 2011
tbone wrote:
can't hurt to keep looking, Tice was loved by his players too and look how that turned out, a 3-3 audition is nothing to get excited about, especially with names like Cowher and Dungy out there. Not to mention a poor defense for a defensive coordinator.
there is no way in hell the vikes will get cowher or dungy. dungy wife doesnt like cold weather. give frazier a chance to see how he drafts and runs the team as head coach
Dan

Andover, MN

#9 Jan 3, 2011
give frazier a chance to see how he drafts and runs the team. its got to be better than clueless attitude its either my way or the highway.
Coaching 101

San Mateo, CA

#10 Jan 3, 2011
The reality is, no coach has ever won a Superbowl with a second team. It's NEVER happened. Parcells couldn't do it, Holmgren couldn't do it, even Lombardi couldn't do it.

The best coaches are previous coordinators with winning experience that take over as hungry head coaches. If we don't lock up Frazier he will be the next winner somewhere else, just like Tomlin, Dungy, Gruden and Payton before him.
Waswa

San Francisco, CA

#11 Jan 3, 2011
If indeed he does get the job this is the first head coaching hire I've liked in awhile. Denny Green was a good coach, but I never had confidence in him to win the big game. I wasn't sold on Tice and I hated the Childress hire from day 1. I think if Frazier gets to call the shots and run this team his way we are going to see good things from the Vikings. The guy has won everywhere he's went. Give him a shot.

“Vikings Rock”

Since: Jun 08

Smallville, SD

#12 Jan 3, 2011
Waswa wrote:
If indeed he does get the job this is the first head coaching hire I've liked in awhile. Denny Green was a good coach, but I never had confidence in him to win the big game. I wasn't sold on Tice and I hated the Childress hire from day 1. I think if Frazier gets to call the shots and run this team his way we are going to see good things from the Vikings. The guy has won everywhere he's went. Give him a shot.
I had the exact same sentiments for those three coaches you mentioned. Frazier I feel has a calm command that will prove to be a winner if given a quality coaching staff, AND he wants to be here. I see him getting the most from his players. If he left, we would regret it as much as when Tomlin, Billick and Dungy went to other teams.
deer tracks

Yankton, SD

#13 Jan 3, 2011
Yes, give Frazier the job...BTW, how about that razzle-dazzle last play with 10 second left on the clock..I counted 8 times the ball was lateraled among the players...The last bit of Tom-Foolery in a lost season...Funny and exciting...for a few seconds that is..

“Vikings Rock”

Since: Jun 08

Smallville, SD

#14 Jan 3, 2011
deer tracks wrote:
Yes, give Frazier the job...BTW, how about that razzle-dazzle last play with 10 second left on the clock..I counted 8 times the ball was lateraled among the players...The last bit of Tom-Foolery in a lost season...Funny and exciting...for a few seconds that is..
Yea, that last play kinda summed up the season. Frazier got some decision to make, which players to keep and which ones to let go. I know I could give him some advice on which ones to get rid of. Chilly always seemed to keep ones I thought should of been cut a long time ago and got rid of some that I would have kept. I hope LF has more of a clue on personnel. He's already had a meeting with them laying out his goals and what he expects from them, seems like a good start.
Wizconie

Amery, WI

#15 Jan 3, 2011
He deserves it. The one game that convinced me was the way he completely out coached Andy Reid and the Eagles. How long was it since the last time the vikings out coached anyone?
sid hartman

Anoka, MN

#16 Jan 3, 2011
dont do it!! they have to blow this thing up. hiring frazier will be the same old ,same old. i,m sick of watching his style defense and bevell,s offense. time for a huge change.....i,m also sick of this shared duties in the main office.hire a football mind to over see everything!!
Gen Burkhalter

Malibu, CA

#17 Jan 3, 2011
Maybe I don't understand pro sports but am I the only one who thinks that "continuity" is the last thing this team needs? What does that mean anyway? They'll continue to underachieve? They'll continue to look for has been QBs? They'll continue to run one of the most unimaginative offenses in the league? They'll continue to make any QB who plays against them look like Joe Montana? They'll continue to play with an O line that plays like Swiss Cheese?

I think what this team needs is a total shake up. Bring in a GM and clean house from top to bottom. New Front office personnel...new coaches...new systems...new ideas. Forget continuity and start with something fresh.
dch6859

Alliance, OH

#18 Jan 3, 2011
The Hard Truth wrote:
Why the dissing of Frazier? The guy has been dealing with half a team, the karma of the biggest prikk who ever held a head coaching job in this area, one quarterback who does a Hamlet routine every week and one who has hardly had time to get his feet wet.
Here's what matters: the players LIKE this guy and want to play for him. It's not a prerequisite, but it goes a long, long way to making a team gel. You Frazier bashers just have some odd hard ons for Cowher and Gruden and Parcell. They're all great coaches, sure. But there is something about Frazier that is very hard to find: he is comfortable in his own skin. Give him a chance.
Want to play for him? Bears,Giants & Lions? 3-3 record running the same PATHETIC offense/defense that his idol Klink did. Remember, Klink hired this guy and drafted T-Joke in the 2nd round. Frazier will continue the pitiful QB experiment with Webb. Lucky to win 5 games next season. The Wilfs are CLULESS.
dch6859

Alliance, OH

#19 Jan 3, 2011
Gen Burkhalter wrote:
Maybe I don't understand pro sports but am I the only one who thinks that "continuity" is the last thing this team needs? What does that mean anyway? They'll continue to underachieve? They'll continue to look for has been QBs? They'll continue to run one of the most unimaginative offenses in the league? They'll continue to make any QB who plays against them look like Joe Montana? They'll continue to play with an O line that plays like Swiss Cheese?
I think what this team needs is a total shake up. Bring in a GM and clean house from top to bottom. New Front office personnel...new coaches...new systems...new ideas. Forget continuity and start with something fresh.
Great post!! Wilfs want to continue the continuity of ZERO Super Bowl Championship's for Minnesota.
tbone

Tucson, AZ

#20 Jan 3, 2011
Dan wrote:
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there is no way in hell the vikes will get cowher or dungy. dungy wife doesnt like cold weather. give frazier a chance to see how he drafts and runs the team as head coach
Its not a dislike of frazier but a lack of shopping, you don't marry the first girl you meet, and you don't do it because he won one game he shouldn't against the eagles. His defense is tame, lacks pressure and blitzes, his secondary is weak (and given winfield is great and griffin when healthy is good as well). but where was the energy against the lions? Just not impressed, no QB, No oline, poor play calling, not nearly enough AD in the game. And i disagree with the coach options if i'm cowher who wouldn't want AD, Hutch, Rice and Harvin on offense? he loves to run and has a beast right there, no meddling owners. it doesn't matter he's hired..

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