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Frazier Looking Forward To Playing At Home

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 4, 2010 – 12:52 pm

The Vikings will return to Mall of America Field on Sunday for their first game there since October 17 and assistant head coach/defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier is looking forward to it.

“A great chance for us to get it going at home and it feels good that we’re playing a home game,” Frazier said to open his press conference with reporters on Thursday morning. “We’re looking forward to having our crowd at Mall of America Field loud and getting our pass rush going. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

What hasn’t been a lot of fun so far this season is watching the Vikings pass rush. A team that led the NFL in sacks just a season ago with 48 is ranked tied for last with just 6 so far in 2010. But this weekend’s game against the Arizona Cardinals presents the Vikings defense with a chance to get the pass rush back on track.

The Cardinals have an unsettled QB situation, with veteran Derek Anderson set to start on Sunday following disappointing performances from undrafted rookie Max Hall (who replaced Anderson in the first place). Only 2 teams (Chicago and Washington, both on the Vikings schedule) have allowed more sacks than Arizona (they’ve given up 22) and the Cardinals gave up 9 sacks to the San Diego Chargers in Week 4.

Add all of that to the fact that the Vikings will be playing with a big home-field advantage that makes it hard for opposing offenses to operate, and Sunday presents a nice chance for the Vikings pass rush to kick it in gear.

“There’s no greater time than now, playing at home against a team as you mentioned that has been allowing sacks,” Frazier said. “Now what approach they take as far as throwing the football, we’ll find out. But there’s no better time than right now.”


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27 Responses to “Frazier Looking Forward To Playing At Home”

  1. By purplehaze on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    HEY LESLIE, PLEASE SHOW YOUR D-LINE SOME TAPE OF THE 1970′S VIKINGS DEFENSIVE LINE PLAYERS, THOSE GUYS WERE REAL MEN THAT COULD BRING IT, WEEK IN-WEEK OUT, YEAR IN YEAR OUT.

    THIS YEAR, TO HAVE THAT NEGATIVE AND PROFOUND OF A TURNAROUND FROM ONE YEAR TO THE NEXT IS EMBARRASING AND SHAMEFUL; HAVE YOUR GUYS LOST THEIR SELF RESPECT ACCOUNTABILITY? ITS BEEN REALITY CHECK TIME MORE THAN EVER!

  2. By fire childress on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

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  3. By chaos on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    Better than yell FIRE CHILDRESS! Get signs that say CHILDRESS SUCKS! GET MOSS BACK!

  4. By chaos on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    If we “lose the turnover battle” to the Cardinals then our team is done. Adrian Peterson establishes himself. When the D has enough rest between plays we sack the QB like crazy. What we need to do to be successful against the Cardinals is ……THINK! DONT SEND 12 men on the field! DONT RELEASE THE GREATEST WR EVER! DONT DO ALL THE OTHER STUPID MOVES WE APPARENTLY ENJOY MAKING!

  5. By CHILLY SUCKS on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    CHILLY SUCKS!

  6. By Montana VikingFan,Mike Peterson on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    Can anyone who may have some insight from Minnesota tell what may be happening next year as far as a new stadium. Isn’t the lease up next year at the Metro Dome and what is proposed for new digs for the Vikings?

  7. By chaos on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    Get Moss back please! With out Moss we r dead! he stretched the whole field opening up plays for PERCY HARVIN! {who might not even play} Look at r probable lineup for sunday……No Favre, no Harvin, No Moss….Who r we gonna throw to? Shiancoe=A+, Berrian=D-, Camirillo and Baskett. We better do well on special teams because other than that we aint gonna get any points.

  8. By chaos on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    Show up to the game wearing Moss jerseys.

  9. By Rick James on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    Dude, Moss is a Titan, he is gone! The silver lining is Sid Viscious is 2-3 weeks from returning. Lets just hope that we can “gut out” wins at home and in Chicago while Sid gets better. Lets hope we are still breathing by then…

  10. By Rick James on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    Sometimes I feel like Randy Moss and alot of you guys are the caterers. I wouldnt repeat some of what ya’ll say to my dogs! hahahaha

    firechildress,Bruce, purplehaze, those positive thinking dudes, Freddie Jones(cracks me up) and a select 10-12 others = exception. Ya’ll seem like you know what you are talking about

  11. By Joe C on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    folks let’s not blame the players for this debacle of a year since they are the same that got to the championship last year – it’s so obvious that the entire NFL looks at the Vikings like they are easy pickins. The coaches go into every game with the same plan – they are so predictable i bet the other coaches take the week off istead of prepping for the Vikings. Ken Wisenhunt knows this is how Sundays game will go – 1st down peterson gets the ball fights for 2 yards (9 defensive players in the box) 2nd down farve throws short to Shancoe for 5 yards 3rd down Peterson is caught for a 1 yard loss due to loadholt missing his block. 4th down punt – Cardinals ball – 1st down Vikings rush 4 linemen against the 6 offensive linemen (yes no pressure) pass complete to fitz for 16 yards and a first down – I can go on but i’ll let you see it yourself on Sunday – Cards 24 Vikings 17 (I’m a diehard Vikings fan i swear)

  12. By purplehaze on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    MONTANA, I THINK THE VIKES ARE MOVING TO BUTTE, THAT WAY THEY CAN HIDE FROM ALL THE NEGATIVE HYPE GOING ON AROUND HERE…

  13. By VAvikefan on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    Joe you hit it right on the money!..thats vikings football! lol..I hope all fans send a serious message in the dome on sunday to FIRE CHILDRESS!!! i wouldnt be surprised to hear the vikings get booed if they loose on sunday. Childress is now turning the fan base against the team. Its gonna sound like Veterans Field in Philadelphia in there…wait, isnt that where brad is from??? FIRE THIS CLOWN!!!

  14. By Conner on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    This isn’t 2009. No one is running away with the division, or conference. Let’s just go undefeated this week! Then we’ll try to repeat the feat as many times as is necessary to get to the playoffs.

  15. By fire childress on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

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    SINCE WE MAY ONLY HAVE A FEW GAMES LEFT AT HOME, SINCE THE TEAM MAY BE MOVING TO LA-THANKS TO CHILLY!!! YELL FIRE CHILDRESS AT THE GAME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. By Pat the Viking on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    Moss’ LACK of Performance the last games and his Mental Status got him FIRED from the Pats and NOW the Vikings.

    How many WRs with his abilities gets FIRED from 2 NFL teams within a Month ?

    Nowhere in Life does that TYPE of Behavior exist in the public eyes.

    I’m NOT referring to his 5 year old child like behavior with the Cater that Friday. But if you were to meet and talk with this guy – you would agree he belongs in a Mental Hospital.

  17. By Pat the Viking on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    Nobody can AFFORD the Water Bill in Cal. A MAJOR Earth Quake is past due – The Rams move out of LA because of MANY problems and reasons they could fix.

    Moving a team there is like throwing Billions of dollars in a money Pit EVERY year.

    The grass may look greener over there until you get there…….

  18. By Frederick Jones on Nov 4, 2010 | Reply

    DON’T BE AFRAID, JUST BELIEVE!!!

  19. By Rogerthevikefan on Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

    Mabey some one will run out of bounds and runs chilly over so he is forced to leave. Hope the dline shows up and crushes d.anderson so m.hall will be forced to come in and suffer the same fate.

  20. By rocksalt on Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

    If we continue to tackle like girl scouts, home advantage willl mean nothing.

  21. By Mandy on Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

    Sooooooooooooo with you guys on the FIRE CHILLY deal!! Leslie Fraizer has more than proven himself and I believe he’s earned the job with all he has done since he’s been here. Childress has again totally blown it! Not only did he send Moss packing, but now we’ve lost our draft picks we traded for him!! Childress is an IDIOT!! It sounds like that maybe a huge reason Moss was let go. Apparently he went to Wilf and told him Childress needed to be fired. Pretty sure that is the smarted thing Moss has ever said!

  22. By purplehaze on Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

    THE GREAT CHRIS CARTER JUST SAID ON ESPN RADIO-CHICAGO WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MOSS, HE’S A SELF-CENTERED EGOMANIAC; TALENTED?, H E L L YES, BUT CARRIES ALONG SOME MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES NONETHELESS…

  23. By Riley on Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Leslie, If you can’t generate a pass rush with the 4 guys you’ve been rushing the passer with, why not try some blitz packages? Also, what happened to the deepest and most talented defensive line in the league that Mike Mayock was bragging about all pre season? Give some of these guys a chance. Give your starters a rest once in a while. Allen and Edwards included……You’ve got to change what you’re doing if it’s not working. How many games have we gone without a sack?

  24. By rocksalt on Nov 5, 2010 | Reply

    Let’S get a pass rush….c’mon man!

  25. By vlad19 on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    Well said rocksalt – tackling like girls and 6 sacks in 7 games…. Leber has 18 tackles ALL SEASON…. he is backing up on everything. He has turned to mush. Maturity and effectiveness has moved to seeking comfort and not contact…. Same with Jared Allen. Soft Texan. They adopted a new gameplan… try to survive and squander early score opportunities because Poindexter (aka – Chilly) wants to send a message to the league… and he has lost two football games because of it….. Offensive line as prepared as 4-H girls climbing Mt Everest… Viking football? you guys tell me – or is it Chilly football?

  26. By vlad19 on Nov 7, 2010 | Reply

    NFL reports, it could be as soon as tomorrow, Chilly loses his job….. Please, oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please……..

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