Vikings: 'Global' offense will be Mus...

Vikings: 'Global' offense will be Musgrave's 'baby'

There are 33 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 20, 2011, titled Vikings: 'Global' offense will be Musgrave's 'baby'. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier wants his offense to "see globally" in 2011.

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Straight cash homey

Duluth, MN

#1 Jan 20, 2011
Hopefully this means 20 touches a game for Percy.
purplehaze1

St. John's, Canada

#2 Jan 20, 2011
nothing against V Young...but i hope he does not end up in a purple jersy...we have had more than our share of controversy...besides we have Webb...who should be given an opportunity to audition for the job and be tutored under Johnson...GO VIKES!!!
Harry

Hermosa Beach, CA

#3 Jan 20, 2011
His baby? That's Tom Brady's department.
Frank W

Spartanburg, SC

#4 Jan 20, 2011
Good! It's about time we got rid of that boneheaded approach of Childress which was "I'm going to force my kick-ass offense down this team's throat whether it works or not".

At least now it sounds like the coaches will try to taylor the offense to the strengths of the players it has on the team. Maybe we'll have a coach who will learn to trust his QB with the football, at least enough to allow him to call an audible without blowing a gasket.

I'm sorry, but the worst thing Mr. Wilf ever did to this team was hire Childress as the head coach. I know Childress was a good talent evaluator, but as a head coach, he was just awful. He didn't know how to handle his players, and didn't care to learn or change. And he left this team in a horrendous spot at the QB position but refusing to admit (to himself, cuz everyone else figured it out years ago) that Tarvaris Jackson didn't pan out. He sold his soul to recruit Brett Favre, and got lucky in that it worked for a year. But the current mess at the QB spot is Childress's fault entirely.
Purple Haze

Center City, MN

#5 Jan 20, 2011
Reading between the lines, I'm hearing Frazier say that often times under Childress' direction players were force fed a system and regardless of how successful or efficient the system was they were going to keep running it. One of my biggest complaints about Childress during his tenure as Vikes head coach was that he seemed to be so bull headed in his approach and game plan, he was going to win it his way or not at all. Seldom can I remember a game when the team came out after halftime having made adjustments. Childress seemed to be so opposed to in game adjustments. How many times did we see the team march down the field on the first drive of the game in impressive fashion only to get bottled up after opposing teams made adjustments. I can only hope the new guy has enough sense to understand when a particular game plan is not working and be able to switch on the fly, that's what the really good teams do.

Just a quick thought about the QB position, think about this Pick up Vince Young, draft Cam Newton, and keep Joe Webb for your 3rd string QB and use him as hybrid in the back field on certain plays to keep oposing D's guessing. By doing this you would have 3 QB's who all have a similar skill set, hence the game planning and play calling would not have to change drastically if one gets knocked out of the game. All three have Vick'esque qualities make them dual threats. Just a thought, I'm not even sure I agree with it!
the real just another day

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jan 20, 2011
I want to hear more about Farve. That's right, Farve! You mudducks are sooooo duuuummmmb!

Since: Jan 11

Anoka, MN

#7 Jan 20, 2011
Purple Haze wrote:
Reading between the lines, I'm hearing Frazier say that often times under Childress' direction players were force fed a system and regardless of how successful or efficient the system was they were going to keep running it. One of my biggest complaints about Childress during his tenure as Vikes head coach was that he seemed to be so bull headed in his approach and game plan, he was going to win it his way or not at all. Seldom can I remember a game when the team came out after halftime having made adjustments. Childress seemed to be so opposed to in game adjustments. How many times did we see the team march down the field on the first drive of the game in impressive fashion only to get bottled up after opposing teams made adjustments. I can only hope the new guy has enough sense to understand when a particular game plan is not working and be able to switch on the fly, that's what the really good teams do.
Just a quick thought about the QB position, think about this Pick up Vince Young, draft Cam Newton, and keep Joe Webb for your 3rd string QB and use him as hybrid in the back field on certain plays to keep oposing D's guessing. By doing this you would have 3 QB's who all have a similar skill set, hence the game planning and play calling would not have to change drastically if one gets knocked out of the game. All three have Vick'esque qualities make them dual threats. Just a thought, I'm not even sure I agree with it!
all young and newton would bring is more drama. i have had enough with clueless kick-ass offense and favre
Claymathews52

United States

#8 Jan 20, 2011
Great hire! Super job against the "Pack" last weekend. Imagine the results with this pathetic QB situation.

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Jan 20, 2011
Vince Young ..ya gotta be kidding me?..he is a poor mans Michael Vick..
the real just another day

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Jan 20, 2011
Claymathews52 wrote:
Great hire! Super job against the "Pack" last weekend. Imagine the results with this pathetic QB situation.
Who cares about the "Pack". Loser! Let's hear more about Brett Farve!
Politically Incorrect

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jan 20, 2011
Hopefully the Global Offense will do better than the Kick A** Offense did.
Error America

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Jan 20, 2011
The key word here is "global". It is code for where the Vikes will play next year........ somewhere on the globe, not here in MN. Got it yet?
Error America

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jan 20, 2011
the real just another day wrote:
<quoted text>Who cares about the "Pack". Loser! Let's hear more about Brett Farve!
Why don't you just text him and his sister? I'm sure they have some spare time available..........
Voices in my Head

Tucson, AZ

#14 Jan 20, 2011
I am refreshed by the idea of fitting the offense to the players abilities. Frazier has already shown good leadership by getting coaches he believes can do their job without constant micromanaging. I was so frustrated by the former HC and his stubborn attitude re putting square pegs into round holes. Go Les! Go Vikes! I can't wait for the season to start.
Leroy of NE Mpls

Merritt Island, FL

#15 Jan 20, 2011
The Vikes are an OFFENSE to the globe!
Joe Merlot

Cottage Grove, MN

#16 Jan 20, 2011
Don't expect much next year from the Vikes. Despite what they say, we are looking at major rebuilding. Even if you leave coaching and system out of it, consider the number of free agents we have this off season as well as aging players that are on their way out. Not to mention problems in the defensive secondary and our offensive line on the existing roster. What will happen next year with Sydney Rice, Ben Leber, Ray Edwards, Chad Greenway, Pat Williams (which ones resign and which do we loose). Who will our QB be next year. We have a glaring hole at CB even if we get Cedric Griffith back. Even worse, our safeties are mediocre at best, will we upgrade them.

I was not a fan of Childress and glad to see him go. I can't imagine that the coaching and scheme changes will be anything other than an improvement, however, I'm more concerned about the roster and tend to think that it's a couple of years before the Vikes will be able to put humpty dumpty back together again.
Politically Incorrect

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Jan 20, 2011
Leroy of NE Mpls wrote:
The Vikes are an OFFENSE to the globe!
I have to admit that was a little funny. Very little.
Kanfan

Wichita, KS

#18 Jan 20, 2011
Well said Joe. I hope we draft either Mallet of Locker...no Vince. Considering the quality of our division, probably about 2 or 3 years before we can be competitive. Really looking forward to the draft and F/A.

Since: Jan 11

Anoka, MN

#19 Jan 20, 2011
Joe Merlot wrote:
Don't expect much next year from the Vikes. Despite what they say, we are looking at major rebuilding. Even if you leave coaching and system out of it, consider the number of free agents we have this off season as well as aging players that are on their way out. Not to mention problems in the defensive secondary and our offensive line on the existing roster. What will happen next year with Sydney Rice, Ben Leber, Ray Edwards, Chad Greenway, Pat Williams (which ones resign and which do we loose). Who will our QB be next year. We have a glaring hole at CB even if we get Cedric Griffith back. Even worse, our safeties are mediocre at best, will we upgrade them.
I was not a fan of Childress and glad to see him go. I can't imagine that the coaching and scheme changes will be anything other than an improvement, however, I'm more concerned about the roster and tend to think that it's a couple of years before the Vikes will be able to put humpty dumpty back together again.
sign greenway and rice. let leber, edwards and pat williams go. then move winfield to safety to take care of that spot. we have plenty of CB's to fill winfield move to safety
Joe Merlot

Cottage Grove, MN

#20 Jan 20, 2011
Dan_20 wrote:
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sign greenway and rice. let leber, edwards and pat williams go. then move winfield to safety to take care of that spot. we have plenty of CB's to fill winfield move to safety
Agree on Winfield and Rice. I see Leber and Edwards as great players that can help the team, but honestly, I expect they'll be commodities on the free agent market and will wind up getting overpaid somewhere else. I agree Pat's time is up, but that means they now have a hole at nose to fill (along with line backer and DE). Winfield is a great player, but he's not suited to safety (doesn't have the range and has no experience). And who do we have at corner? Cedric Griffin may not be back until after the season has now had both knee's reconstructed. Cook is a rookie who never really showed brilliance but could be servicable. Asher Allen is awefull and so is Lito Sheppard. I'd rather see the Vikes get a legit set of safeties and keep Winfield at corner. Don't forget that Winfield doesn't have many years left in him either so he's on borrowed time as well. With all of these unknowns, it's hard to make ANY predictions for the Vikes next year. That said, how many teams have you seen turn over this much and have immediate success? I'm sure you can name one or two, but from how many? Is it 2 of 10, 20 of 20???

Sorry, don't mean to rain on anyones parade and I bleed purple, but I'm a realist.

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