New Look Offense Under Frazier?

Posted by cjsiewert on November 25, 2010 – 10:10 am

Vikings Interim Head Coach Leslie Frazier provides a great defensive mindset, having played as a DB for a Super Bowl winning team and coaching NFL defenses – from DBs to defensive coordinator – since 1999.

But now that Frazier’s responsibilities have broadened to the entire team, will the Vikings offense have a different look than the first 10 games of the 2010 season?

“I talked to our offense about that and what I think we need to do to be successful here,” Frazier responded when asked about his offensive philosophy. “I just emphasized certain points that I think are important for us to be successful as a team; what we need to be able to do on offense.

“Without going into specifics, I think they really understand that and when you watch us on Sunday hopefully that will really come across and you’ll be able to look at it and say, ‘OK, I see the direction that the Vikings are going.’”

And a new direction is what is exactly needed for a Vikings offense that ranks 29th in the league in scoring and 26th in TDs scored with 20. That turnaround will be given a good opportunity this Sunday against the Redskins, who are showing their own struggles on the defensive side of the ball. Washington ranks 24th in points per game allowed (24.5) and 21st in TDs allowed (28).

Frazier mentioned that he would welcome QB Brett Favre’s input to the game plan “wholeheartedly” since he witnessed that value with Peyton Manning during his time in Indianapolis. But when it comes down to the offensive approach, Frazier acknowledged that some ideas may not be a part of what they want to do, and his QB is aware of that approach.

“We’re going to run the wishbone this week,” Farve jokingly told reporters on Wednesday. “I went in Monday and yesterday, sat down with Darrell Bevell and Kevin Rogers, and we talked about not a whole lot different than what we’ve done in the past. I think a lot of the stuff that I feel comfortable with, and you won’t see a totally new offense, I hope you do, if you know what I mean, but I wouldn’t say it’s been a lot different.”

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58 Responses to “New Look Offense Under Frazier?”

  1. By Shawn on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply


  2. By DRS on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    Good, a new coach with a new outllook on life. Now will the boys on the Oline do their job for the new coach or will they still cry over their contracts? Will the O team play as they can or will they Boo hoo over their boo boo’s? Will they play as men or as boys?

  3. By Shawn on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    lol so many fans blaming the o line , so many things factor into favre being pressured … RBs not picking up blitzes, OUR RECIEVERS SUCKed but with Rice finally back it will make O line look better if Hes 100% …

  4. By Adam on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    Bench Favre!

  5. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    Happy Thanksgiving U.S.A.!

  6. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    There could be some “Breaking News” out of Green Bay tonight.

  7. By Shawn on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    Cant wait nova …

  8. By Shawn on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply


  9. By Our Season on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    Yes Bench Favre and in his face by playing Wishbone with Webb, Adrian and Percy. It is all about Brett. Even now.

  10. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    …..Breaking News……Breaking News…….Green Bay (AP)……..Tragedy was averted on this Thanksgiving Thursday when a homemade toaster-oven exploded in a Green Bay trailer park. The fire was contained to a single trailer. 36 members of the Doorstop family all escaped with first-degree turkey grease burns, but are all now homeless……( Reporter)….”Chief, what happened?”…….(Firechief)….”Seems that they built a toaster-oven out of 4 pieces of Plexiglass, 6 propane torches and a 76 Chevy Vega.”……(Rep)….”36 members of the same family?”…..(FC)….”We’re pretty sure they’re Doorstops. They all have 7 webbed toes on each foot.”……(Rep)….”Mothers,daughters,sisters,wives, aunts?”…..(FC) “Sometimes, all in one.” (Victim being wheeled to ambulance)…” I TOLD THEM it should have been on the TOP RACK!!!!”……(Rep)….” Was there anything salvaged?”…..(FC)..140 cases of ” Night Train” wine.”…..( Rep)…..” How could anyone be so foolish to cook a 35lb. turkey in a homemade toaster-oven?”………(FC)..” They were Packer Fans.”

  11. By soldier1986 on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    lol man some of you fans are dumb. its not all about favre. you dont get it. childress and the players, and the fans, begged and begged him to come back. even when he didnt want to. he was too banged up. but he came back because he loves this city and this team. so now that he’s back, he wants to keep playing for his team. afterall, he was begged to come back, so he wants to finish the job. and he wants to go out better than how things started. deal with it. let him play. and give him the respect he deserves

  12. By Justin on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    @ Soldier

    Agreed. Although if we were in week 5, they should of benched him. But since we have 6 games left, we may as well keep Favre the starter until the end of the season or he gets injured (whichever occurs first).

  13. By mr smiff on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    Bench Favre? Are you people nuts?

  14. By Old School on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    Hey, DRS…….calm down…….calm down…………you need to get some help…calm down ! You have anger problems……what do you mean…….what do you mean that this team and its O-Line needs to play like men……NOT BOYS! CALM DOWN AND GO GET SOME HELP!

    I know that alot of people have no idea what I’m talking about….but DRS does…or should!

    I posted some ideas the other morning and DRS thought I had issues…….

    DRS is the person that we have read on here a thousand times….wants to come down on others while acting as if they are pure positive……pure fans no matter what and that the rest of us…….who have SOLID views on this team and the direction……OR LACK……….that this team is going!

    WAY TO GO D I C K !

  15. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    Breaking News…… Breaking News….. The local chapter of the Green Bay S.P.C.A. is urgently seeking homes for 454 cats and a mongrel dog named “Goober.”

  16. By bettercoachthenchildress on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply


    I absolutely agree! Not to mention anyone can do better throwing the ball then T-Jack. So if Favre was ever benched……go with Webb.

  17. By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    By NovaScotiaVike on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    SueGVikes4Ever, thank you for the kind words

  18. By mr smiff on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    I remember when everyone was saying that Favre was done during the 2008 season, only to come back and have his best season ever in 2009. I still believe Favre has the goods and can come through for us… but we have got to come through for him. Let us stop arguing amongst ourselves about whether he should be benched or not, and instead rally behind our starting qb. Looks at all he’s had to deal with since returning. A lousy o-line, picks through no fault of his, allegations that are sounding less credible by the day, new injuries, and him being solely blamed for the 7 losses. And through it all, he’s never complained, he’s never made excuses, he’s never blamed his teammates, he plays through his pains both physical and emotional, and he tries to win. The last thing he needs are Viking fans turning on him. So, if only for a few days more, let’s show some love and support for #4. Please?

  19. By Sports Enthusiast on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    I am very excited to see where Leslie Frazier takes our team, keeping in mind that he has not only played but been a coach on super bowl winning teams. What other coach has accomplished that feet? Tony Dungy! He had one the highest winning percentages amongst teams of the NFL when he retired. So i am very confident in his abilities. Now, as far as Brett Favre goes, I say play him he’s proven himself time and time again. Although this season hasn’t been ideal for him, I still believe he has what it takes. That is heart for the game/

  20. By lolvikingsfans on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    I love how you guys want to bench Favre and putt Webb in.

    Yes…lets take out a great QB and replace him with someone how didn’t even do great in college and looked awful in preseason.

  21. By Bruce on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    Let’s get this straight. Bench the 1st Ballot Hall of Fame 20th Ranked Best Football Player in the History of the NFL???

    Yeah, that makes perfect sense. Tell the moron to pass the turkey please.

  22. By Stephanie on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    umm, no, don’t bench Favre. He was leaning towards retirement and came back for his teammates. He was told by his teammates that he wouldn’t need to do as much this season, but he’s had to deal with a bad offensive line, different receivers moving in and out of the line-up each week and no Sidney Rice, and he’s been injured all season long. Of course he hasn’t played as well this season, but neither has the rest of the team. Tavaris Jackson could not help this team any more than Brett could and Joe Webb is a late-round rookie who doesn’t have any experience. The Vikings want to try and win now, not next season. They’re not thinking about next season, they’re thinking about the next game.

  23. By Mike LaMar on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    I like the possibility that Favre will get more input into the Vikings offense, while Coach Frazier focuses on defense and special teams. The Vikings have a lot of room for improvement, but they have some great talent, so we fans can remain optimistic!

  24. By frontseatdriver on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    think farve will play next year now that that idiot childress is gone!!!!!!

  25. By Robins on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    I hope Brett gets to run the show more. He has seen it all and fights harder then anyone for his team. If the rest of the team helps Brett, we can win. Hopefully Sidney and Percy will be great Sunday. And if the defense shows up, that would be nice! Protect Brett and you will win! Good luck Vikings! We have faith in you. We have seen your talent! Bring it!

  26. By Justin on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply


    Everyone more or less expects this year to be Brett’s final year. He’s been through all sorts of injuries and has been beat up from the sacks. His personal life has probably affected his performance somewhat, and his stats about being the player having the most INTS in the NFL probably has drained Favre of alot motivation to continue playing past this year. No money or perseverence will convince Favre to return next year.

  27. By Justin on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    oh wait, did you mean just the rest of this season or next season as well?

  28. By purplemuscles on Nov 25, 2010 | Reply

    “Let’s get this straight. Bench the 1st Ballot Hall of Fame 20th Ranked Best Football Player in the History of the NFL???

    Yeah, that makes perfect sense. Tell the moron to pass the turkey please.”
    BRUCE! Could not have said it better! Favre is awesome remember he just won Fed ex air player of the week 444 yards or so passing! So he is lights out when he gets time! He could play another year!

  29. By guapo on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply


  30. By Lito on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply

    Let’s focus on the next 6 games and see what happens. Vikes, no excuses please.

  31. By purplemuscles on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply

    Sadly , with all of the work the Vikes have to do , do you honestly think they have even tried to train Webb? He is great RAW talent but start him where? He need training and time. Any team would do what they do to any rookie QB, full blitzes and make him pass under duress, probably tossing int’s. I believe we can win the last six games! Talent needs to be used correctly and gifted players need to make great plays. The other players need to play as if they may get cut next year…Look how good the’ Boys are playing “suddenly” now that they are all being watched and this is with a second string QB not a H.O.F. FAVRE! GO VIKES!!!!

  32. By UBRETT-CHA on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply

    PLAY-4-EVER, BRETT!!! Let’s finish this year in real kick-ass mode!!! I still believe that somehow we have a chance at some post-season action, but even if we don’t, there is no way in h%ll I am willing to go out on a losing streak. SKOL, VIKINGS!! WE LOVE OUR TEAM!!! EVER FORWARD!!! Brett Favre will ALWAYS be the MAN, no matter what!

  33. By fireD childress on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply

    UBRETT-CHA – a 9-7 record will not get a playoff spot. actually a 10-6 record may not be good enough eater

  34. By mossforlife on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply

    Why would some suggest that BF have more control. That’s the problem now. We’re 3-7 with the worst QB rating in the NFL. Give all of us a break that know the QB is the main factor for us losing. Childress just could not bench his butt. but it ask for it and it cost him his job. Brett indirectly got Mangini fired also. Not to mention his disrepect to the offensive Coach. And now it seems that Frazier has infactuations that Farve is this great QB that can save the day. Now we go from TJ to Webb. Sounds like a soap opera. Brett represents this blue jean country boy that many can relate to. This group is the majority and makes up excuses as well as Brett for his play. The media also plays them by saying Brett gives them the best chance to win. 3-7!! How much toture do they want. But as long as your buying tickets he will be playing. Majority rules. One of my best friends is a BF fan. So I see this in living color. He’s say’s “He just want to play football” and lives to see him play the following week. That’s too deep for me, but I understand. This week chances are the game won’t be Televised nationallly, the dagger was done with the loss to GB. The 300 starts should be the final chapter of the book at the expense of the players, Moss, and Childress. Worst QB rating and below .500 season. Good job. I mentioned Moss because Childress couldn’t take his frustrations out on Brett.

  35. By purplemuscles on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply

    fireD childress : We are NOT OUT until we are mathematically eliminated and that has not happened yet, so until then acc ent tu ate the POSITIVE!!!!

  36. By fmfan on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply

    At what point do we start looking toward next year? We need to find out who is worth keeping and where we need help. How long do we wait, Next season, preseason, training camp, the draft, end of this season, when we are mathematically eliminated or now?

  37. By Bruce on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply

    mossforlife, why do Favre Haters like yourself always hold Favre to a higher standard and then call for his head???

    Here’s my proof….

    Brett Favre 17 picks, Eli Manning 16 picks, Drew Brees 15 picks

    Here you have 2 past SuperBowl winning quarterbacks within 1 or 2 picks of Favre and Favre plays with a worst O-line and plays with receivers that have been falling down, missing the catch or running the route wrong, and yet these 2 recent Super Bowl winning quarterbacks have just about the same number of picks! Yet we get guys like you who call for Brett to be benched which is a bunch of BS!

    Look at what Favre did last year when the receivers were playing better and the protection was better with Chester Taylor in the back field and a more consistant O-line!

    So why don’t you see the TRUE COLOR and realize your facts are WRONG because you don’t look at the whole picture!

  38. By mr smiff on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply


  39. By B-Pro on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply

    I agree mr smith. These so called fans have been slamming favre all year. Listen the players begged him to come back not favre. Favre started the season not healthy with his ankle and management knew that. And he’s more banged up know then he was before the season started because this off-line sucks. He doesn’t have time to make good reads when he’s on his a– all the time. Yes he hasn’t had the year we hoped for and himself hoped for. It’s kind of funny that nobody talks about the season brees is having with I think 15-16 int’s himself. WHY, BECAUSE THERE 8-3 THATS WHY. IF WE WERE 7-3 AND NOT 3-7 YOU SORRY A– FANS WOULDN’T GIVE A DA-N. SO GET REAL AND LET HIM PLAY BECAUSE HE GIVES US THE BEST CHANCE TO WIN PERIOD.

  40. By B-Pro on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply

    Sorry I got your blog name wrong mr smiff

  41. By morris on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply

    soldier1986 amin, its about time someones has it right, we all know the years with jackson suck and was wishing for farve and he still is the best chance we got

  42. By Spanky on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply

    Favre is not the problem…its the LINE in front of him…he has not time what so ever and is knocked down every play….OUR O-LINE HIGHLY SUCKS NOT FAVRE…..

  43. By B-Pro on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply

    Hey fmfan, good point. When does this team start looking ahead. I really don’t think it’s this year. Frazier wants to win now. He’s coaching for a head coaches job whether its in minn or somewhere else. So he needs to win now. I don’t think he will be in minn next year. He’ll be elsewhere and my gut feeling it will be in carolina. He is very high on list and I have a few friends who work for carolina and his name is a hot topic to replace fox. I hope not!!!!!!

  44. By 4eversteve on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply

    I don’t think Joe Webb should be the starting quarterback yet, I do think the Vikings should activate him and use him in situational opportunities whether that be in certain offensive packages or special teams. Don’t waste this kids talent, this is the perfect time to find out what he could bring to the table. I do think Leslie Frazier will be more open minded when it comes to players input and that was something Childress was lacking flexibility and ultimately lead to his down fall.

  45. By viking joe on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply

    Aikman hit the nail on the head with TJ…


    He said what I’ve said for years that “the Vikes know what they got in TJ, and thats why they went and got Favre back”….Bingo! We all know TJ sucks and if he starts next week, this mess will get even uglier.

    First things first however.


  46. By Pete on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply

    Joe Webb is not a QB. It is another crazy scheme idea by Chilly to fit a round peg in a square hole.

    Before Chilly gets fired, it was all “Fire Chilly” on the blogs.

    Now, it is “Bench Farve”

    Do you guys ever quit. Take a shower, put some cloths on and do something besides dreaming that you are some kind of professional head coach in the NFL. How about “Let Frazier run things a while and give the man a chance before you back seat drive him crazy”

  47. By Todd on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply

    I agree 4eversteve. It would be a waste to not use Joe Webb in certain situations right now. Webb is a great dynamic athlete. Experience for him would be a good thing for the Vikings. The vikes can build on that. I hope to see him on the field very soon!

  48. By wisconsinvikesfan on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply

    I wonder if professional athletes really read these things. Ice fishing is just a few days away.

  49. By Just Win on Nov 26, 2010 | Reply

    It’s OK to throw interceptions as long as you can throw more TD’s, which is what Brees and Manning have done, but NOT Favre. If Favre throws TD’s on the following late 4th Qtr drives:
    (1) Saints
    (2) Miami
    (3) Jets
    (4) Packers
    (5) Patriots

    THE VIKINGS WOULD BE 8-2. Actually possibly 9-1 or 10-0, because they would have enough momentum to keep winning. THAT’S THE WHOLE POINT! Favre hasn’t earned his 1 million dollar a game salary by coming up with ZERO TD’s with the game on the line in the 5 games mentioend above. An average QB would have won 2 or 3 of those games and we would still be 6-4 or at worst 5-5.

    Can’t wait for Favre to continue to lose the rest of the games this season. Hopefully all of you Favre lovers will finally wake up and realize he cost us this entire season and will finally get off this blog site out of embarrassment. Half of me wants to see Favre benched so T-Jack can prove all of you wrong. The other half wants to see Favre continue to struggle so I can laugh at all your excuses as to why his sacks, fumbles, sacks, intentional grounding penaltys, and league WORST QB rating is everyone else’s fault but his.

  50. By DRS on Nov 27, 2010 | Reply

    Old School U should give that name up. I would say that I have been a Viking fan more years then you have been alive. By the way you talk; I would say you did not get far in school. And yes this team is playing like boys. Our High School team is playing better than them. They are 20-0. In the old days before the 80’s Men knew how to play football. They did not cry over ever small injury and sniffle. They played for the love of the game, not just for the money! Yes the Vikings have a slimmest chance to get to the play offs. If you would have read any of my previous blogs you would have seen that I was very positive about the Vikings. I just know that it is the whole team that wins games and loses them! I know that no QB can win games if the rest of the team is no good at the time they are playing a game. Besides I read your ideals and did not think much about them. I feel that you are the one with issues. By the way are you one of the players and that why you got so heated by being called a boy? Have a great day and God bless you all.

  51. By DRS on Nov 27, 2010 | Reply

    Once more it takes a team to win or lose! Not just one man. If the O-Line would do its job and block the defense from getting to Farve, if the receivers would hold on to the ball, if Farve would take care of the ball, If The boys playing for the Vikings would man up as some may say and play as men and get the job done, if the defense would make the plays we all know they can. If, if, if, but in the end it takes a team doing their job! Look at the teams that are winning. You will see men with pride in the team, their self, and the Fans. When I was playing football we played with pride, hart, and the love of the game. We played hurt or with the flue. Some of us would have play just for the love of it, and we did. Not all of us made the big show, but would have played for ½ the pay the players are getting now. I think watching millionaires play so badly and thinking they should get more is something detestable. Yes Farve should have not come back this year because the team was not up to the job! With all the beating Farve has taken this year from the lack of protection I am amazed that he has not announced his retirement from this team and let the younger QBs take the punishment.

  52. By GOLDVIKE on Nov 27, 2010 | Reply


  53. By skolpurpleandgold on Nov 27, 2010 | Reply

    Soooooooo glad that the Chilly is gone, shame he’ll still get a big pay check for the vikes. Frazier will do well and i hope we’ll be kept next year, great d-coach and i’m sure he’ll be a good head coach. Now that the chilly is gone can we get rid of his male lover (t-joke). Lets trade up in the draft for a top pick QB in the draft, or start Webb. That kid is a play maker, i cant believe Vikes dont use him in a wildcat or something to get him on the field. He needs playing time.I think putting Webb as our guy next year is the best thing to do since we might have ALOT of possions to fill for next year, since there are alot of players who will be looking for new contracts next year. And the O-line has the tallent but have been playing below par as with everyone else. Farve still has what it takes to finish this season and finish it well but vikes need to be able to streach the field with rice and harvin so AP can tear them up in the trenches.

  54. By gary on Nov 27, 2010 | Reply

    don’t bench Favre, Just put him out to pasture and take away about 12 million or so from him, for breach of contract. T-Jack could NOT possibbily be any worse !!!! HOW ABOUT RECENTLY PUTTING IN WHAT, IN A MINUTE OR SO 9 points on the board in just two plays!!! c’mon give me a break!!! put cry baby out with the girlies but who knows he probably can’t score there either
    Hmmm, I guess it’s obvious, he can’t!! yes I think he held the vikes hostage in 2010. and why is Frazier coddling to him too What a mess!!!

  55. By Fontana Al on Nov 27, 2010 | Reply

    If Favre is so great why are we 3-7? best chance to when my A$$,only a ueducated fool would believe that.To many people think if Brett can’t do it ,it can’t be done BS.The last Time T-Jack started in the regular season he won
    3 out of the last 4 games,Brett has won 3 out of 10 you do the math.As a Viking fan of 40years , I am outrage at what Brett has done to this team this year not to mention that INT in the NFC Championship game last year.Alone with the 22 out of 25 turnovers this year and it’s only game 10.In the words of another great con artist(GWB) fool me once shame on you,fool me twice ah ah
    you can’t fool me twice.

  56. By Just Win on Nov 27, 2010 | Reply

    @ Gary and Fontana Al,
    Well said.

    Glad to know that there are some people on this blog site that like to look at facts and reality instead of just basing their statements on personal dislike of T-Jack.

  57. By Meekay on Nov 28, 2010 | Reply

    @ Just Win


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