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Frazier Senses Good Energy For Vikings As Game Day Approaches

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 2, 2010 – 3:49 pm

It sounds like the Vikings are carrying energy and momentum generated from last weekend’s win over the Washington Redskins – the Vikings first road win in over a year – into this week’s preparations for the Buffalo Bills.

“A good spirited practice this afternoon,” Vikings Interim Head Coach Leslie Frazier said to reporters on Thursday. “Guys seem to really be in a groove. They know our opponent is a very good football team and they understand what we’re going to be up against on Sunday.”

The Vikings are going up against a 2-9 Bills team, but it’s a Bills team that has played better than its record would indicate. They’ve been in 7 games that have been decided by 8 points or fewer, including 5 of 6 games that have been decided by 3 points or fewer, and they’ve lost 3 games in overtime. They took the Pittsburgh Steelers to overtime last week and they ripped off 35 unanswered points on the road against Cincinnati a couple weeks ago.

While all of those numbers indicate the Bills have the potential to give the Vikings all they can handle this Sunday, Frazier takes some comfort knowing his team will be playing at home.

“The good thing is we’re playing at home and we’re going to try and draw from the energy of our fans,” Frazier explained. “We’re going to need our fans in a big way in order to be successful on Sunday. Hoping that place is as loud as its ever been; if that’s the case, then it should bode well for our football team.”

Notes:
– Frazier said Percy Harvin was unable to practice on Thursday because of episodes related to migraines.
— Ray Edwards (ankle), Steve Hutchinson (thumb) and Adrian Peterson all missed a 2nd consecutive day of practice on Thursday but will try to get on the field Friday to gauge how close they are to being able to play on Sunday.


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43 Responses to “Frazier Senses Good Energy For Vikings As Game Day Approaches”

  1. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    - – -FRIENDS OF TARVARIS JACKSON UNITE – – -

  2. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Joe Webb went to the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This college had 16,000 students in 2003, and they are a Division I school. UAB is the BIG time!!!

  3. By PurpleParody on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    The biggest question in the game is injuries. They keep on piling up and depth is disappearing. Especially on the O-Line. Sullivan has been in and out all year, Herrera is out for the rest of the season, and Hutch is on the line. Better hope that Sullivan doesn’t reagravate his injury this week, cause that just might cause us to throw in our last backup lineman, and people have been compaining enough about the performance of the starters…

  4. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    …That’s another reason it’s our number one concern for 2011. Pat Williams is almost certain to retire, so we will also need d-linemen.

  5. By NovaScotiaVike on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Fred, Pat Williams said on Tuesday that he plans on playing 1-2 more years.

  6. By Justin on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    It must really suck for Harvin to endure all these migraine episodes. Too bad he can’t get rid of them entirely, but atleast he has a option to control them.

  7. By purplefavrefan on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    GO VIKES!!! Coach, I’ll be one of the fans at the game cheering you guys on this Sunday!!!! :D

  8. By Lito on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Grade everyone on the basis of performance, effort, attitude, and motivation to better themselves.

  9. By Sports Enthusiast on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Can’t wait to see what goes down on Friday. I think we’re our moral is going to be way up and we’re going to make some good things happen.

  10. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Hey everyone, sanity is about to be restored.

  11. By Conner on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    TJACK fanclub member cruis’n in the fanclub Volare. Ready to defend #7. I noticed we had 7 players not practice today. At this time of year, an extra day for some with nagging injuries to heal is not a bad thing. Frederick, I’m every step of the way with TJACK, but I’m not drinking the Pat Williams Kool-Aide. He has been a very, very good pro for a long time. I see his impact has diminished from last year. (Just my opinion, but I don’t line up across from him.)

  12. By Conner on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    It will be a lift for Viking players to not hear the chants of “Fire Childress” and booing. That positive change allows them to regain the full homefield advantage. Negative energy adds pressure. When we have a turnover, their is not the sinking feeling we’re snake bit, just that our defense will get the ball back and we’ll score again!

  13. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I hear the Bills are bringing in Jim Kelly to face off against Brett Favre this Sunday.

  14. By mr smiff on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    They should bring back Andre Reed too. Steve Johnson sux.

  15. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    and Thurman Thomas– now that was a great running back

  16. By Stephanie on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I just hope we can run the ball because with many of the receivers not able to practice and injuries on the o-line, who knows how good the passing game will be?

  17. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Buffalo will play hard, make no mistake, but we will win two in a row for the first time this year— finally.
    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((()))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    (Vikngs horns so loud, they thunder)

  18. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOO))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((

  19. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOO)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

  20. By mr smiff on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    POSITIVE ENERGY PEOPLE!!!! LET’S ROLL!!!!!

  21. By wisconsinvikesfan on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    HaHahaha. Jim Kelly. T-jack can get ‘er done. We may need him after favre gets hurt because of our o-line being at 50%. Running backs usually don’t have good games if the line is at 50%.

  22. By mr smiff on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    You know, all this back-and-forth about TJack and Webb playing won’t change a thing. Brett Favre is still the #1 qb, and he will be again come Sunday. How about we all accept that, and look to throw our full support behind our team?

  23. By Conner on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve sang the praises of TJack’s future, but that shouldn’t mean that Favre not start or be limited significantly in his play. I’m just talking about adding some excitement now to our offense, and giving defenses something to ponder. We also can get a little bit of a sense of what skills they have developed.

  24. By Conner on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    BS&S THurmon Thomas would play Sunday, but he can’t find his helmet…

  25. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    WisconsinVikesFan, Did Jim Kelly compliment Tarvaris Jackson? If so, that is significant for Kelly should know quarterbacks.

  26. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Conner commented on the “Fire Childress” chants, and how negative it was during that time. A quarterback controversy can be nasty as well. Ideally we might get a veteran QB to battle for the job. Regardless, we want to be able to get behind the person who does get the job. History has shown that coaches do not change their #1 QB very easily.

  27. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Perhaps Pat Williams can come back and play another year. He is 37, how many more good years can he have? Drafting a d-lineman is still a good idea, the o-line is lacking quality, and depth. The Vikings must draft an o-lineman!

    Fred’s choices:

    Guard
    Tackle/Center
    Safety
    Cornerback
    Defensive Tackle

  28. By Frederick Jones on Dec 2, 2010 | Reply

    Terry Bradshaw still remembers how to play quarterback. He makes everybody feel so young! As a southerner he’ll fit right in with the Vikings because it seems like we have alot of southerners. Beef up the Offensive Line and start putting some pressure on the QB. Then Bradshaw can git it done!

  29. By Rich Bluevaney on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Fred,

    Joe Webb and/or T. Jack will get their chance but not until the Vikings are
    mathematically eliminated and don’t be surprised if they don’t get any playing
    time as the Vikings are hanging their hat on Favre’s milestone 300th consecutive
    start which to me is the most impressive record in the NFL. He is one tough
    SOB. I also see one last light em up game for Favre..don’t know who that will
    be against but I can see a 4 or 5 TD pass game for him. Finally..I think they
    are capable of running the table and finishing 9-7.

  30. By Frederick Jones on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    @Rich Blue: Yes, they can run the table, and what a story that will be great. If they do that well, Favre will have some great games.

  31. By GOLDVIKE on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    THERE’S NO DOUBT FAVRE GIVES US THE BEST CHANCE TO WIN. BUT LATER ON WE NEED TO SEE WHO’S GOING TO START NEXT YEAR!!

  32. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    Frederick Jones, you are so right– we had to fight a tidal wave of negativity during the booing of Childress– but once there is any controversy over the QB. we cannot stop that cesspool of thought. Have you noticed, since the firing of Chilly, the activity on these blogs has decreased significantly? Some folks only want to focus on what is wrong. Not the mind of a champion. It is also funny to me all the suggestions to the coaches and organization– these people are professionals who work every week at this — who are we to know enough to make suggestions? Enjoy the game! Support the team!
    TRUE FANS ARISE!!!!! FAVRE IN 2011!!!
    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  33. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    Frederick Jones, you are so right– we had to fight a tidal wave of negativity during the booing of Childress– but once there is any controversy over the QB. we cannot stop that cess-pool of thought. Have you noticed, since the firing of Chilly, the activity on these blogs has decreased significantly? Some folks only want to focus on what is wrong. Not the mind of a champion. It is also funny to me all the suggestions to the coaches and organization– these people are professionals who work every week at this — who are we to know enough to make suggestions? Enjoy the game! Support the team!
    TRUE FANS ARISE!!!!! FAVRE IN 2011!!!
    BAROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  34. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    OOPS– how did that happen? Sorry about the repetition– it looked like the first post did not take, so I hyphenated the word I thought it did not like and submitted again and now am seeing double.

  35. By Silverfox2dallas on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    No He should have been done after last year he left being on top should have definitely won MVP but people arent ment to play for 20 years thats insane his record will always stand but if you truly love the Vikes you have to believe that 1. Sitting behind Favre has made a huge impact on Tavaris he hasnt had a chance to really prove or show it plus the best part of our offense is our running game AP and Toby and our recievers should be moss rice and harvin but even still with harvin rice and shaincoe we just need a qb that can convert to first downs either with his arm or his legs. As long as we are not turning it over next year we will make the play offs behind Joe or Tavaris

  36. By DRS on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    Hay Minnesota fans, dose this not sound familiar? This is from a Bills site.
    Its seems to be us or them, the fans who want Andrew Luck and the Buffalo fans that want to stick with Fitzpatrick. In reality I believe we are all on the same page but the jury is out until after the season. Draft plans in December are kind of crazy in my opinnion……
    I fall somewhere in the middle. I want to see Fitzpatrick finish the season and perhaps get a look at Brian Brohm and MAYBE even Levi Brown. Should the Bills select Andrew Luck #1, I can live with the situation and I guess we address DEFENSIVE needs in round 2-6 and during free agency. Its certainly going to work out fine either way, I like that! I prefer to leave the dicisson in the hands of Buddy Nix and Chan Gailey, and that’s where it belongs.
    There should be a common ground for all Bills fans.One thing for sure, its going to be a very interesting 2011 draft! I am planning a DRAFT party for this year!! Remember this one!

    -THE SLAMMER

  37. By DRS on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    Question? How about getting Fitzpatrick?

  38. By Dale Browen on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    I always thought it was odd or even amusing that Harvin has migraines all during the week … Every Week… and when Sunday comes around suddenly he’s just fine.. LOL .. You got a good scam working there Harvin to get out of practice. HEY COACH !! If you what to know how to put an end to this BS try this
    PHILOSOPHY for a change… YOU DONT PRACTICE ! YOU DONT PLAY ! You dont think the other players havent figured out whats going on here ? This and other things like poor leadership & Mgt explains the 4 & 7 record all to well !

  39. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Dec 3, 2010 | Reply

    Interesting thought Dale. Although I have known some migraine sufferers– it is very serious, and one thing Harvin was taken by ambulance from the practice field a few months ago– hard to fake that. Your deductive logic may have some merit, but it is not provable– and for that reason, it does make one think.
    But I will give Harvin the benefit of the doubt.

  40. By Dale Brown on Dec 4, 2010 | Reply

    Thats fine but you still didnt account or explain that FACT that he has migraines only during the week … EVERY WEEK ! and as I said… but then suddenly on Sunday EVERY WEEK !.. somehow he can play but he cant practice ! CMON now … your denial goes with all the rest of this present organization-team-franchise constant failures on & off the field. OH GOD.. do I miss the 70’s era of Grant-Tarkenton ! Real payers that played football just because !

  41. By BE SANE, SERIOUS, & LOVE ALL, BABY on Dec 4, 2010 | Reply

    I am not in denial— I said you make a good point and one does have to stop and think. Take it easy, I agreed with you— to a point– I cannot accuse someone of something based on that evidence you give– Logical conclusions could use your evidence in reverse– he plays Sundays, because all week he battles the migraines and with the help of doctors, they gain control of them by gametime– which is their ultimate goal– coaches, doctors, Harvin– they want him on the field during the game more than during practice. SO, it stands to reason, he can have migraines at any time– considering Sunday is one day out of 7, the odds that he will have a migraine during the week prior to the game is statistically very high– then, like I said, they address it, and he is okay to play on Sunday. I do believe he plays with some minor effects of the migraines- they may not be completely gone at game time. SO, I just talked myself into what you would say is more denial, because what I wrote makes more sense than your accusations. We also do not know the root of the migraines; it could be they are triggered by an activity, environment, food, stress that occurs after the game through Wed– all kinds of reasons could support the fact that Harvin is NOT faking it. Plus, his enthusiasm on the field, tells me he is committed to the team– another piece of evidence against your theory.

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