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Frazier: Consistency Will Lead To Improved 3rd Down Defense

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 18, 2010 – 2:03 pm

The Vikings defense has been nothing short of excellent under Leslie Frazier’s tutelage. Frazier joined the Vikings in 2007 and since then he’s coached the #1 rushing defense twice, the #2 rushing defense once and he’s seen his pass defense improve each season.

That consistent improvement has been a vital part of the Vikings winning back-to-back division titles and marching to the NFC title game a season ago. This year, though, consistency has been a bit tougher to come by and perhaps the most glaring result of that is the Vikings lack of success on 3rd downs.

In 2009 the Vikings had the NFL’s 3rd best 3rd down defense, holding opponents to a 34.5% conversion rate. This year, however, opponents are converting 41.8% of the time, which ranks just 26th in the NFL. The dip in this area was on display last weekend in the Chicago when the Bears, who came into the game with the NFL’s worst 3rd-down offense, converted 11 of 19 (58%) third downs and scored 2 of their 3 TDs on 3rd down plays.

“We’ve been very good on third down in the past,” Frazier said on Thursday. “To not be getting it done right now, it’s not like us. It’s something we’re taking a hard look at and trying to correct.

“It’s a combination of having good coverage and being able to rush the passer at the same time. We’ve been inconsistent in doing both and this will be the weekend for us to be consistent in both rushing and covering.”

Certainly injuries have been a factor for Frazier’s group. Starting CB Cedric Griffin was lost for the season to a knee injury and backups such as rookie Chris Cook and veterans Asher Allen and Lito Sheppard have also dealt with ailments that have kept them out of the lineup at times.

“It would help if we could go through an entire week with the same group practicing and knowing that they’re going to play on Sunday,” Frazier said. “That would definitely help. But whoever plays, you count on those guys being able to make plays.”

Frazier refused to lean on injuries as an excuse, however, pointing out that every NFL team deal with injuries each season. Green Bay, as a matter of fact, might be the team dealing with more significant injuries than anyone. Instead, Frazier explained that the onus is on the defense to perform at a more consistent level.

The last time the Vikings played at Mall of America Field, Frazier’s defense shut down the Arizona Cardinals offense. The most encouraging part of the performance was the pass rush, which came alive at the end of the 4th quarter and in overtime to notch a total of 6 sacks, including 4 in the waning moments of the game.


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122 Responses to “Frazier: Consistency Will Lead To Improved 3rd Down Defense”

  1. By Justin on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Cook, Sheppard, and Asher all seem to have a lack of effort. It’s apparent that’s drastically affecting the defensive front. And it’s rather unfortunate that we made the Bears look better than they really were. In all things good, I hope the Vikings can prevent the Packers from kicking our butts from one endzone to the other.

  2. By Alex on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    I dont think its just the corners that are having the problems. Its the whole secondary also i think we need to get a good veteran safety and a nether good corner. Lets face it Weinfield is getting old he cant do it on his own, it will help once Griffin gets healthy but we need some help in the secondary. We need to play more of Frank Walker in this game he did good last time we played the Packers. He played well he is a good corner he needs some playing time. Lito hasn’t been good since his pro bowl years, put him in the slots will Asher Allen. Cook still has a lot to learn once he watches the films for all the receivers he will be a good back. GOOOOOOOOOOO VIKINGS.

  3. By Shawn on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Why is Childress still our coach?

  4. By David Plowman on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    The only way I see the slow secondary not getting torched is the offense keeping the ball 40 minutes then that will not be enough.

  5. By fire childress on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    this team is worthless in all 3 phases. i never in my life seen such a poorly coached team

  6. By Old School on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    You know…………..the biggest, disgusting thing about this game this weekend is the fact that John Randle has to have his jersey retired at the half! He has to walk out there and go through all of that with of of the things going on and a scoreboard that will have some nasty a s s score up there showing we are getting our a s s e s handed to us! The whole team should have to say that they are sorry.

    SORRY JOHN, I LOVED WATCHING YOU AS A FAN AND THIS TEAM SHOULD NOT BE A LOW MARK FOR YOU AND YOUR JERSEY BEING RETIRED ON SUNDAY!

  7. By fire childress on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    it’s too bad they extended chillys contract last year. now we have 14 million in the way of kicking chilly out the door

  8. By Old School on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Shawn, Chilly is still our coach because our owner has no b a l l s like Chilly!

    We will get killed on Sunday……and even if we were to win…..does it matter?! I looked at our schedule going into this year and I knew that the 1st half of the season was going to be real hard! The 2nd half I was looking at games against New York Giants and Philly as wins…because who knew that the Giants and Philly were going to be anything…………..NOW………those are huge LOSSES!

    THIS GAME SUNDAY WILL BE OVER BY THE HALF!

  9. By fire childress on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    i feel sorry for John too. hopefully the fans can stop yelling fire chilly long enough to honor the man

  10. By Old School on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    WHAT I’M SAYING SHAWN IS THIS….IF WE LOSE SUNDAY AND AGAINST THE GIANTS AND PHILLY……………………

    WE ARE BELOW 500 FOR THE SEASON……..PERIOD! NO BETTER!

  11. By Old School on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    I HOPE SO TOO FIRE CHILDRESS! I HOPE SO TOO!

    BECAUSE HE PLAYED LIKE THE VIKES SHOULD PLAY!

    Passion…..Heart……..Relentless!!!!!

  12. By arahn on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Has anyone got a count on the number of times Mckinney let his blocking assignment run right by him? Bench him — I don’t care if he’s the highest paid on that line he has a “I block when I feel like it” mentality. A second stringer would certainly be a big improvement. Not the Load is a lot better but BigMac is the biggest hole in the line.

  13. By Purple Nurple on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Chilly will be fired…AT THE END of this season.Pray for a good draft pick & a decent replacement.I’m going hunting…peace out.

  14. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Old School, how are you? At the office my mind wandered, everyone is so disgusted about this s$^t. Check out my blogs on “most important game”, you and your wife seem to share my sense of humor.

  15. By Purple Nurple on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Oh….almost forgot.Culpepper & his tiny hands are playing for some bozo league…and guess who his coach is…..wait for it…..THEY ARE WHO WE THOUGHT THEY WERE…Denny Green.See God does have a sense of humor…I still suspect he hates the Vikings though.

  16. By ibleedpurple on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Here’s a message for all you bleeders (Shawn, Old School, Fire Childress, etc.)

    WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

    That’s what you ALL sound like. A bunch of cry babys………

    Grow up! All your crying doesn’t do any good. It’s old news. Move on. Get over it. If you have some constructive criticism, then give it. Other wise….

    SHUT UP

  17. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Constructive criticism, ok. I think we need a new coach, o-line, d-line, secondary, and attitude. How’s that for constructive?

  18. By fire childress on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    ibleedpurple- you can shut the f uck up you, you BU TT BANGER

  19. By fire childress on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    the sad part about this whole thing, it may take up to 5 years to repair the damage Chilly caused. the most impotant thing we can do is replace chilly asap to start the rebuilding process

  20. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    How could I forget receivers?

  21. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    FireChild, I know Chili will be gone by Monday.

  22. By fire childress on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    i agree. they need to see if Leslie Frazier can cut the mustard. he will be gone after our next loss

  23. By Troy on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Hey ibleedpurple, we are not whaaaaay as you say. Unlike some people we refuse to accept excuses by a worthless coach.

    I guess if you don’t like it you don’t have to listen to us!

  24. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    I almost wish I had kept my plans to go to Minny on Sunday. I would have liked to join in the booing of that idiot.

  25. By fire childress on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    another wiskey bottle debacle?

  26. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    How about Randle just sucker-punches him?

  27. By fire childress on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    they should put Chilly in a chicken suit to change the mood in the dome. Chilly has to make sure to flap the wings though

  28. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Do you think he’s bright enough to imitate a chicken?

  29. By Purple Nurple on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    How about Randle pulls on his old helmet…head butts him…his chrome dome pops open & there is a little alien( like on men in black)with a tiny #12 packer jersey at the helm of a control panel.Barrian trys to grab him(but we all know he can’t catch…ANYTHING)…and so on.

  30. By fire childress on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    yeah, your right, that might be asking too much from him, they can put a pig suit on him

  31. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    And then we get 15 yds for “blow to the head”

  32. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    It’s well worth the 15 yds.

  33. By fire childress on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    we have to find another job for Chilly. maybe he can service all the senior citizen women

  34. By fire childress on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    well, maybe not. he may have to pay them

  35. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    No, seniors have it tough enough. Hyenas, however might get a laugh out of his “services”

  36. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Old School is once again right………Frazier- I hope your latest “adjustments” can get the job done….but you NEED to PROOVE IT to us………TALK IS CHEAP, AND THERE APPEARS TO BE MUCH OF IT GOIN ROUND………IT IS MUCH TOUGHER TO WALK THE WALK……….SO JUST PROVE IT, MAN………

  37. By Purple Nurple on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    News flash…Chilly isn’t exactly into senior LADIES. Look at the cheesy mustache.

  38. By Shawn on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    lol purple nurple, and fire chilly i dont think it will take 5 years to repair if we act quick … fire chilly NOW, bench about 5 of last years pro bowlers until they want to play and we could be a lot better , i wont go as far as mr.insanity but we had 11 pro bowlers last year … someone needs to light a fire under their a**

  39. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    SEEMS TO ME, A CURE FOR STOPPING TEAMS ON 3rd DOWN IS PRESSURE,….PERIOD.

  40. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    I AM TIRED OF THIS VANILLA DEFENSE……..

  41. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Only Ziggy has the cure for stopping Chili and the dosage will be administered Monday.

  42. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    AND SOMEONE PLEASE JUST SEND POINDEXTER OUT FOR ERRANDS DURING THE GAME.

  43. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    I thought someone was sposed to take Brad deer hunting…….who did not carry out their assignment???

  44. By Purple Nurple on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    I question whether Frazier wants to take the Vikings helm.What else explains the brain f art of not blitzing Cutler? EVERYBODY knows if you blitz him…his blood sugar soars like Wilford Brimley…then his brain shuts down.

  45. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    I am going to get so blitzed Sunday, knowing that Monday all our hangovers will be cured.

  46. By Shawn on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    I NEVER thought id say it but I would like to see TJack worked in the game a little ….. *ducks*

  47. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    If we lose Sunday, and somehow that sh^th3ad keeps his job, I simply can’t watch another game this year. Oh well, I’ll save 150$ on Sunday ticket.

  48. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    I would like to see Brad tarred and featrhered as part of the halftime festivites

  49. By Shawn on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    He threw a couple blitzes but the players dont seem to be giving full effort , Greenway, Harvin, and Peterson seem to the only guys that care … maybe Hutch throw in Favre with his outstanding recieving corps

  50. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    dang spelling

  51. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Frazier here-
    Blitzing woould have made the opposition feel uncomfortable in their house…..we felt better about consistently allowing them to have their way……..it was theri house, and we did not wish to be rude guests….

  52. By Coach Childress on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    This will be our WR depth chart going into the season …

    #1 … EMPTY
    #2 … HARVIN
    #3 … EMPTY
    #4 … BERRIAN/CAMARILLO
    #5 … EMPTY
    #6 … LEWIS

    Should be fine with all of our packages and Favre

  53. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    We are sorry about sliding all over the place and tearing up your beautiful field

  54. By Coach Childress on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Still have plenty of football left and we added BASKETT Im thinking the players know what to do , they are proffesional …. can somebody get me some gum?

  55. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    We should have packed our golf shoes……

  56. By Shawn on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Coach needs to stop chewing gum and start chewing a**

  57. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    CHILDRESS’ HEAD….EMPTY

  58. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Hank “hands of stone” Baskett……

  59. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    He couldn’t even hold on to Kendra.

  60. By Shawn on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    lol did he lose kendra?

  61. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    That’s what someone blogged yesterday. Wouldn’t surprise me. He will probably set his sights on Eva Longoria now.

  62. By Purple Heart on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    It’s extremely difficult to stay positive in regards to this season. It’s not enough for these vikes to play for themselves. Owners pay coaches millions to provide leadership, discipline, inspiration and to COACH! It begins during the week, at practice and in the locker room. Brad said he doesn’t know what it means to lose the locker room – bulls@#$! The ball bounced our way last season and things went well. Good coaches find a way to win when it doesn’t- that’s not the case however, for the vikings.

  63. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    He doesn’t know what it means to lose the locker room because he is too fu(&ing stupid!

  64. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Frazier-
    How about trying something radical…….like moving our defensive ends around, or trying different schemes…….C’MON MAN……….

  65. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    So how’s that consistency thing working for ya?……how’s that workin out there Frazier?

  66. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    We have been consistent at NOT GETTING PRESSURE…..GOOD JOB!

  67. By Shawn on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    if we were 5-4 or 4-5 i might believe him but anyone can see how disgusting our receiving corps is and when he cut Moss for non footb’all issues shows everyone he doesnt care about winning and Chilly can never redeem himself with me for that one reason …

  68. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    This whole team, except for Adrian, Percy, Greenway, and Favre have played like girls…….

  69. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Our D line moves like old folks on bingo night at the nursing home

  70. By Shawn on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    I dont think the problem is Frazier , players dont care right now, they need an a** chewing someone … maybe the Coach needs to bench people who dont produce and show players you want to win by keeping Moss

  71. By Shawn on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    i agree rock favres numbers probally better if he had recievers …

  72. By Shawn on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    if youve ever had a job where you hated your boss you know you are less productive

  73. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    and time to throw…….

  74. By Shawn on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    lol time to throw what?

  75. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    everyone hate their boss……….but this goes beyond like or dislike…….this has to do with the issue of leadership and vision…….both of which are lacking in this situation.

  76. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Favre has had no time to throw………we have given mediocre QBs 6-7 seconds to throw………our sh!tty O lone has given Favre 1-2 seconds to throw the ball, and opened no holes for Adrian…….

  77. By Shawn on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    I guess i dont work for people i dont like very long lol , i work for union electricians and if i dont like my boss i will drag up lol , ive had bosses i like

  78. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    O line

  79. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    my point is this situation is beyond the typicall “I hate my boss” mantra…….

  80. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    In a surprise move today, former coach Brad Childress signed a two year contract with the Toronto Argonauts to be a goalpost.

  81. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Shawn-
    Please unplug the midless robots who are stupid cheerleaders for this organization………puul the plug on them, man……beep!

  82. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Wiil the fans tear it down?

  83. By Shawn on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    i agree but to me its the obvious problem besides the recievers and a couple injuries … lack of effort, corner injuries and wrs and the effort comes from a coach who doesnt care

  84. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    It gives the dogs something to pi$$ on.

  85. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Shawn……..you are an electrical wizard…….keep your robots, but either cut the power or re-wire the mindless cheerleader bots!!!!BEEP!

  86. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    C’mon man! Do it!

  87. By Robot Fan on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    bee boo bee bop …

    lots of football left … players are professionals … positive attitude … beat packers … chillys good … better than chuck noll … we are playoff ready … Lewis and Baskett for canton …

    bee boo beep bop …

  88. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    pithy comments Nova……

  89. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Yes, I see the TRUTH , Now Robot Fan……..the TRUTH….BEEP!

  90. By Robot Fan on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    bee boo bee bop …

    miss BSAS … we can do it … love chilly … conjecture going backwards … havent lost locker room …

    bee boo bee bop …

  91. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    I LOVE ROBOT FAN!

  92. By Robot Fan on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    bee boo bee bop …

    Moss bad … Lewis good … chilly wiser than socrates … positive happy fans …

    bee boo bee bop …

  93. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Rbot Fan- Can you predict how this season will turn out?
    signed,
    little Timmy
    PS I left cookies and milk for you……

  94. By Robot Fan on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    bee boo bee bop …

    vikings going to super bowl … chilly coach of the year … berrian pro bowl … just believe …

  95. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Dear Robot Fan-
    I have been a good boy all year. I am waiting for my presents, I want an Xbox 360, a guitar, a pair of running shoes, an oven miit for my mom, and a hat for my dad.
    signed
    your friend
    Brad

  96. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Thats it! I’m SOLD!

  97. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    PS. and new jock straps for all the vikings players……

  98. By Robot Fan on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    bee boo beep bop …

    chilly is santa … just ask and he will give … chilly is god … pray … believe …

    bee boo beep bop …

  99. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Dear Robot Fan-
    I am planning to bring a bottle of whiskey into the stadium…what type of whiskey is best for this occasion?
    signed
    drunken sailor

  100. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Drunken sailor, a big one.

  101. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Thank you, Nova…….A big bottle it is……..Rye? Sour Mash? Bourbon? Blended? still many important decisions to make…….

  102. By rocksalt on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    keep in mind. good and gentle people, that a large(1.75 ml) bottle has some very distinctive qualities about it……….

  103. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Keeping in the festive season, make it Wild Turkey.

  104. By H.L. on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Please have the Vikings team view these youtube videos of the Steelers superbowl run and draw inspiration from them. The Vikings lost in this superbowl. This is why the current Vikings team needs to watch this so they can see what can be done when a team has it’s back to the wall like the Steelers did that year.

  105. By fire childress on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    chilly is part of the entertainment package during halftime. he is going to run around the field naked with bag over his head that reads, there are still plently of games to play

  106. By Justin on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    @ H.L.

    What videos? I see nothing posted here. Besides, it won’t do justice.

  107. By mrsmiff on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, WILL SOMEONE PLEASE BENCH MCKINNIE!!!

  108. By Aloha Vikings on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Although I am a diehard fan, the Vikings have the look of a very tired team. Too many losses with lots of frustrations of should have won games. Neither the coach nor the players can figure out why they seem to have more talent but can’t win a game. Same with the owner, otherwise, he would have fired Childress by now. There is only one word to describe this debacle: PATHETIC. All I can say is shame on you Vikings, the entire team, for a team with so much promise and talent and not able to win games. Everyone in the organization from coaches to players to the owners, look at yourself in the mirror, and ask yourself, are you going to have some pride in the TEAM, as a VIKING with a long history against the PACKERS, forget about yourselves, and think about the team and its longstanding history, forget about yourselves and your miserable showing this year and go out there against the PACKERS and play like this was the last game you would ever play in your life and stop thinking about yourself and start thinking about the team, have some pride; or are you going to look into the mirror and say you are packing it in, giving up, saying we’re going to try to improve, we gotta get better, I don’t want to get hurt because I might not be able to get onto a team next year, I have to save myself so I can get a new contract, whine, whine, etc. And can the coach instruct someone on the offense to hit Clay Matthews on every play and make sure they try to hit him with everything they’ve got just so that he knows we are going to punish him on every play?

  109. By Conner on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    What’s the deal with Pat Williams saying he wants to play 2 more years. I thought he retired last year…. Get productive Pat, and every team in the league will beg you to play another 2 years. Right now, their is no push up the middle.

  110. By larry2 on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    Frazier is a clown! The Vikes have been runnig the same defense all season. Rush 4 and get no pressure, get beat by average receivers being covered by below average DB’s. Whoever is calling for Frazier to replace chilly should rethink that scenerio.

  111. By Conner on Nov 18, 2010 | Reply

    When you look at the top NFC teams (Giants, Eagles, VIkings, Falcons) Aside from 1 or 2 known offensive and 1or 2 defensive players on those teams the rest are pretty much accepting a role and performing well in those roles. Which team has a back like Adrian Peterson? (Maybe the Giants rushing attack). Which team has a quarterback with the game experience and craftiness of Favre? (Maybe Philly.) Which team has 4 defensive lineman that are highly touted around the league? (None) We need to execute. Make adjustments. We’re strutting around on last years hype. Jared Allen had some success against Chicago, but also ran too deep on Cutler a few times. The Miami Defensive end played very well and had a bigger impact against the Bears. It starts for the purple on Sunday. Ray Edwards needs to get motivated. The “Williams WIff” needs to grab the ballcarier. O-line make your block and let A.P. have a seam from time to time. Giants and Eagles are still to come…

  112. By Joe Webb on Nov 19, 2010 | Reply

    Vikings are my favorite team. But i have no faith in them this year and the Packers are going to kill the Vikings…

  113. By 4eversteve on Nov 19, 2010 | Reply

    John Randle will be honor at half time of the Vikings-packer game. I wish that they would allow him to give the pregame speech, that guy only knew one way to play the game and thats is all out, he never took a play off when he was on the field and he always was being double teamed even though he was the smallest defensive tackle in the league he played with more heart at that position than anyone I’ve ever seen. Please allow him to lead the team onto the field prior to the game and at half time he deserves nothing short of at least a 5 minute standing ovation. Huge amount of respect for this man. Win this game for John Randle and the Viking fans we know you wouldn’t be doing it for Brad Childress.

  114. By snook on Nov 19, 2010 | Reply

    untill they get the pass rush back 3rd down is killinging them did anybody see ray edwards lately

  115. By purplehaze on Nov 19, 2010 | Reply

    frazier you line is anemic and the secondary is worse-good luck sunday!

  116. By Rick on Nov 19, 2010 | Reply

    Cant even imagine what to think if I was on D line, most of the time its 3 and out. lot of the time its less. 9wks later u gotta be wondering what the F. Cant stand my coach,drama, drama, drama. Zigi wounldnt know a good idea if it sat on his face(fire childress)STILL PURPLE ALWAYS PURPLE have no idea where this is going just venting

  117. By Rick on Nov 19, 2010 | Reply

    Rocksalt I love the tarred and feather idea that would be hilarious, cracks me up on the visual

  118. By Steve on Nov 19, 2010 | Reply

    It’s over….. period!!! Time to face the music as much as I hate to say it. They had to beat the Bears last week for any chance. They know it, we know it, and Zigi knows it.

  119. By mrsmiff on Nov 19, 2010 | Reply

    SHUT UP STEVE!!!!

  120. By rocksalt on Nov 20, 2010 | Reply

    Frazier-
    The only thing consistent this year about our Defense has been the lack of a pass rush………

  121. By rocksalt on Nov 20, 2010 | Reply

    IThe situation does appear to be problematic.the Bears are 7-3…….we needed to win last week, but we saw the same lethargic team we have seen all year…….if urgency does not give our team a spark ,then we are indeed done…..

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