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An Exciting Day For The Vikings Concludes

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 3, 2011 – 6:15 pm

As disappointing as the 2010 season was for the Vikings, January 3 of 2011 represents an even brighter moment for the franchise’s future. Leslie Frazier was named head coach and he’ll look to guide the Vikings back to success.

The announcement came around 2:00 p.m. today and was followed by a 4:15 p.m. press conference that saw Zygi Wilf introduce Frazier as head coach. In introducing Frazier, Mr. Wilf mentioned that the Vikings new head coach is a natural leader and possesses the qualities necessary to be a successful head coach in the NFL.

Frazier then spoke with reporters and projected his excitement and ambition for his new job. Frazier said being an NFL head coach is a dream come true and he said the Vikings represented the perfect situation for him. This is significant because Frazier has been a candidate for several other head coaching jobs in recent seasons, so he’s seen the gamut of situations. He thinks the situation in Minnesota is one in which he can be successful.

Following the press conference, both Frazier and Mark Wilf stepped into Sports Authority Studios for chats. We’ll have those posted on vikings.com for you tomorrow. Frazier also spent time with Twin Cities media outlets and both Zygi and Mark Wilf met with a small group of reporters.

That basically caps what’s been an exciting day at Winter Park. Be sure to check out vikings.com and now and tomorrow to watch Monday’s press conference in on-demand format as well as those interviews with Frazier and Mark Wilf. Tomorrow we’ll have more coverage and reaction of Frazier being named head coach as well as our normal postseason coverage.

For now, goodnight from Winter Park.


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120 Responses to “An Exciting Day For The Vikings Concludes”

  1. By PAUL M. on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    OK FIRST THINGS FIRST. CONGRATULATIONS TO LESLIE.

    ALL I CAN SAY IS “PROVE ME WRONG LESLIE”! THAT IS, FOR WHAT I SAY NEXT.

  2. By PAUL M. on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    THERE ARE THE “KNOWN GREATS” & THE “QUESTION MARKS” LIKE DENNIS GREEN OR CHILDRESS OR, YES, LESLIE FRAZIER. I DON’T WANT US TO KEEP HIRING THE QUESTION MARKS.

    NO MORE GAMBLING WITH VIKINGS TEAMS THAT SHOULD HAVE WON CHAMPIONSHIPS! NO MORE WASTING ENTIRE DECADES!

  3. By PAUL M. on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    IT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR OWNERSHIP TO HAVE PRESENTED US WITH A TOP END “FERRARI OF A TEAM” FOR THE LAST 2 SEASONS. WE ALSO DESERVE A CHAMPIONSHIP CALIPER DRIVER WHO IS FIT TO DRIVE IT — AND FOR THE FIRST HALF OF THE SEASON, CHILDRESS, BEVEL & YES FRAZIER TOO, WERE DRIVING LIKE MY GRANDMA.

    AGAIN MY SIMPLE FORMULA FOR ANY HEAD COACH? SIMPLY PUT OUT A PRODUCT ON THE FIELD OF AT LEAST EQUAL TO OR GREATER QUALITY THAN THE TEAM YOU HAVE ON PAPER (INJURIES EXCEPTED).

  4. By PAUL M. on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    AGAIN, I SINCERELY HOPE THAT YOU PROVE ME WRONG LESLIE, BUT I DON’T RECALL OUR DEFENSE DOING SO WELL DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THIS SEASON!

    AS I’VE POSTED BEFORE: THE PLAYERS COME & GO. OUR COACHES COME & GO. EVEN OWNERSHIP COMES & GOES. THE ONLY ONES WHO STAY ARE US – THE FANS. POWER TO THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS FANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. By PAUL M. on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    I’M SORRY TO SAY THAT TODAY WAS THE WRONG MOVE.

    I WOULD HAVE LOVED TO HAVE FISHER, COWHER, TONY DUNGY, BRIAN BILLICK –OR EVEN GRUDEN (NICE NORDIC NAME ASIDE) COACH OUR TEAM NEXT SEASON.

    WE SHOULDN’T BE A TRAINING FACILITY FOR HEAD COACHES!

  6. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Paul M you speak non sense … although I have to admit I couldnt read all of it because at some point its just dumb …. i think it was the first line

    But we have had a top 10 defense in every Frazier year

    defense cant be aggresive without a lead ….

  7. By PAUL M. on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    WELL SHAWN, I GUESS YOU’RE A HAPPY CAMPER WITH WHAT OUR TEAM’S PRODUCTION HAS BEEN.

    ALSO BE CAREFUL REGARDING OVERALL STATS. WHILE I’M GENERALLY PROUD OF OUR DEFENSES, GREAT DEFENSES PRODUCE SACKS & TURN OVERS. HOW MANY OF EACH DID WE HAVE DURING THE FIRST HALF OF THIS SEASON SHAWN?

  8. By Robins on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Good luck Coach Frazier! Please help make our team great again like last year. That was so much fun to watch! Get us an oline that will protect the quarterback so he has time to throw and doesn’t get beat up like Brett did. It was so unfair what Brett went through this year. Please learn from it. Fire the losers that don’t do their job. Good luck! We will be watching and cheering for you and your Vikings. Have Brett coach Joe Webb, Brett has seen and done it all and could teach him a lot.

  9. By Shawn on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Well Paul people who understand football understand that you cant be as aggressive if you dont have the lead …. Jared Allen and the rest of the DL had to guess run or pass all year because our offense could get a lead …

    If you play with a lead you can go all out after QB on every play raising your sack numbers and turnovers

  10. By CaribooBill on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Paul: I think you may be underestimating Frazier – I hope so. I discount Gruden, as you seem to, as well. Cowher – I think he burned out – why else leave the Steelers? I like Fisher and Billick, but would they have come to the Vikings? With Frazier, we probably get Dungy as a continuing mentor behind the scenes – I like that! The main thing is a team approach – one that works together to build a champion – I think (optimist that I am) that Frazier has that team building character. I hope I’m right – I sense you do too.

  11. By Stephanie on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Joe Webb said in his press-conference after the game that he plans on staying in touch with Brett and asking him after games what he could do better. Maybe Brett could coach Joe from Mississippi, lol. about Frazier, I think it’s a good move. the Vikings still have to pay Childress so they’re probably not wanting to hire another “big name” coach to have to pay big money. and I think he did a decent job for taking over the mess of the team and dealing with the collapse of the dome, and the delay of the Eagles game. He won two games on the road and two of the three losses were with a rookie QB. Give him a chance.

  12. By paul on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Good luck Leslie Frazier, your going to need it.

  13. By Vikings4life on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Paul, hmm its interesting on because you make it seem as everyone is hoping on a plane to come and interview for the Vikings Job, and Though i love the vikings and always will right now None of those coaches would want to come here and they are not the coaches we need at this point in time. Leslie has been a part of two championship teams one of which was the second greatest team to ever win a superbowl. the other was with Tony dungy and he served as a assistant coach and defensive backs coach and i dont know if you know this but the reason they one the superbowl that year was because they finally had a good enough defense, only allowed 2 second half touchdowns in the play offs, Leslie deserves this Job has turned our defense into a powerhouse last year we were number 1 defense year before top 5 defense this year we had too many injurys in our secondary and many people who dont understand coaching seem to forget that the coordinator can only get you to 3rd down on 3rd down its all about players making sure they do their assignments. our defense would get to a 3rd down situation and miss tackles leslie did everything to put our team into situations where they could succeed.

  14. By Vikings4life on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier believes in character and believes in his guys i am sick of people wanting other figures from other organizations bill cowher great coach but he is a steeler and will be for life, same with fisher and the titans, i love gruden but i do not believe he is interested in developing a quarterback. We need our own identity and Leslie brings that he makes players beleive in their potential and in being a family as a team. Bud was a viking through and through and those are the coaches we need we have let too much talent walk out of vikings doors. Tomlin, Dungy, Billick, Leslie will bring us championships and so will Joe and one day everyone will remember reading this because this decade we are going to finally hold the lombardi trophy

  15. By Carl K on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    @paul-
    Gruden doesn’t know how to get the most out his QBs. He doesn’t have enought patience with his players.

    The Vikings were not on Cowher’s list of teams he wanted.

    Dungy already said he wasn’t interested in the Vikings Job.

    Billick will never get another coaching job.

    Fisher has a job!

  16. By Carl K on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier is the right move.

  17. By Frederick Jones on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Paul M.

    Leslie Frazier won a SB as a player, and as an assistant coach.

    Who could ask for anything more?

  18. By Frederick Jones on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Paul M.

    Denny Green did a GREAT job with the Vikings. Do you realize that when he finished up with the Vikings his record was ALMOST EXACTLY THE SAME AS VINCE LOMBARDI (win for win and loss for loss).

  19. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    I just got around to watching the press conference of Leslie officially being announced the HC of the Vikes. I have always wondered why we don’t see more of Ziggy until tonight. It was very clear that he is extremely uncomfortable in front of a camera!

    On the other side of the coin, Leslie was a class act for the entire 20+ minute schpiel! I loved his confidence and praise of the MN system. The only thing that bugged me was the uncertainty that he projected when asked about how he’ll handle the staff – coaches and players. Hopefully it was just because he already had started a list of guys who were getting the axe, but didn’t want to announce anything until after the moves were made. The toughest part of being a leader has got to be making the move when you need to cut the dead weight. As many of us have been arguing this season, there is a good chunk of dead weight that Leslie needs to chop off so that he can move the team in the right direction.

    In short, if Leslie’s success is anything close to the level of confidence and class that he projects, we are going to have one awesome team in a nice short period of time!

    I only wish he was more clear and let us know which free agents he wanted the most and was going to try to keep; but of course that would have been a huge mistake, as he has a lot to do yet before he needs to start worrying about the roster.

  20. By Frederick Jones on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Two of our most important leaders are now Leslie Frazier, and Joe Webb.

    SUGGESTION: Read up on these two men. Develop a belief in them.

  21. By Frederick Jones on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    …The more FANS we have on board, the better the Vikings will do next year!!!

  22. By Frederick Jones on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Paul M.

    You got your attention. Now decide if you want to be a Viking fan!!!

    Leslie Frazier and Joe Webb are two of the best in the country.

    Hear me now, and believe me later…

  23. By mnsoldier on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Can someone at Vikings.com please remove Childress from the opening page, he no longer speaks for the team. Yet six weeks after being fired he is still on the openin page as if he is still the coach. Perhaps this is just a symptom of what was wrong with the team this year. No one in the organization is paying attention to detalis and seeing what is really going on.

    Get it together and right this ship.

  24. By Daniel on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Congratulations to Leslie Frazier, I’m sure he will do a good job

  25. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    @mnsoldier – Are you talking about the Tags section? Benny Sapp, Darius Reynaud, Sage Rosenfels Chester Taylor and Randy Moss are all also still a part of that list even though they have all been gone from the team longer than the Chillidog. It’s just a way to help the visitors of the site to find desired topics faster than just searching through each individual posting.

  26. By Frederick Jones on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Focus: :) :) :) :) :)

    OFFENSIVE LINE ! ! !

  27. By Titus on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Way too much attention to that Paul fellow– Frazier is an excellent choice.

  28. By PurpleParody on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    I’M WITH YOU TITUS. PEOPLE WHO USE ALL CAPS THROUGHOUT AN ENTIRE RANT SHOULD JUST BE IGNORED BECAUSE YOU KNOW THEY’RE ONLY DOING IT BECAUSE THEY KNOW HOW HORRIBLE THEIR OPINION REALLY IS!!

    IT’S JUST SO HARD TO IGNORE US RÈTARDED BÃSTARDS THOUGH, ISN’T IT?

  29. By 1packerh83r on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    paul is ,the glass is half empty guy.. but truthfully we all should be..2011 WE WILL HAVE A TOTALLY NEW LOOKING TEAM.. And hopefully the CBA will come to an agreement because we will need to sign some key free-agents.. I FOR 1 AM SO GLAD THIS YEARS SHIP HAS SAILED BUT FRAZIER HAS HIS HANDS FULL.. 17 KEY FREE AGENTS.. AND NOW WE FIND OURSELVES AT THE BOTTOM OF THE NFC NORTH.. GOOD LUCK IS RIGHT ( HOPEFULLY ANDREW LUCK)

  30. By Frederick Jones on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Hey guys im AWESOME. I KNOW everything!

  31. By 1packerh83r on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    ALSO I THINK TOO MUCH IS PUT ON THE HEAD COACH…. WE NEED A REAL GM ALONG WITH SPIELMAN TO HELP OUT LESLIE.. NOW I WILL TAKE OFF CAPS LOCK.. but suddenly the north has 3 very good QB and the vikes has joe webb…… I hope they are not serious. I am 28,been a vike fan all my life and never recall our QB situation being so bad. From gannon to moon to farve to ? PLZ RICK we need another leader currently not on our roster

  32. By Titus on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    Frederick, you are one of the many head NFL coaches writing on these blogs. :)

  33. By Arrow86 on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    When the wheels came off the “Ferrari” early in the season, many of us on here speculated Gruden, Cowher, even Billick. Here is a fact to consider. No Coach of a Super Bowl Champion has ever won a championship with another team. It will happen someday, and maybe next year. In the meantime Super Bowl coaches who were Viking assistants are Billick, Tomlin, and Dungy. This team was really unmotivated, distracted, and disorganized early in the season. I saw greater innovation and organization the last 6 weeks. Mr. Frazier, I’m proud your our coach. It won’t be easy as there are a lot of areas on the team to address, but I wish you all the success in the world!

  34. By Stephanie on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    titus, arrow, you still there?

  35. By Viking-ology on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    I’m skeptical, but I wish Frazier good luck. I think the plan he and the office put together in the offseason and draft will tell the tale. Joe Webb was OK- but we need a franchise QB- not a project… look what happened the last time…There are 4 1st. round QB,s available. The Vikings will have their chance. Just stay away from Cam Lucas, he has Vince Young written all over him.

  36. By dryes on Jan 3, 2011 | Reply

    It’s about time that we hire a real coach. Thank you Wilf, you are tuning in to the positive energy that Frazier brings to the team. Now it’s time to fire Bevell and hire a real-deal o-coordinator. I like Bevell, but he doesn’t find enough ways to use our many weapons effectively. From now on the Vikings are a blessed team. Keep rolling with a winning mindset and we WILL win a superbowl!

  37. By vlad19 on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Paul M. you are the reactive fan who wants “proctor and Gamble” and assume that will bring you your precious super bowl…. Dungy was what before his great career as a head coach????? Billick was what before his success as a head coach…. coordinators for Vikings. Other than Tice, a move out of convenience, we have not hired from within before – and we cry big tears for the loss of billick and Tomlin….. so NOW it is a wrong move???? You are predicting out of sheer fear and wish – the game is NEVER as easy as your best wish – wishing it does not assure it.
    This is a good move – and your carp about ‘”… how many sacks and ints did they have in the first half.?”, this is typical, “show me” nonsense – if you were not paying atention, you witnessed a mutiny this year – these guys would not play for POINDEXTER, it was not a Frazier issue. To all sane fans, this is good medecine, it instantly signs people up because they LIKE Leslie and they respect Leslie and he is one of them…. They will play for Leslie! Good move Zygi and congrats Leslie Frazier…
    Hope Poindexter was watching the presser with his beer nuts and his diet coke in hand at home!

  38. By vlad19 on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I think Leslie handled the presser very well too – showing his cards to the press is about as stupid as you could expect – THAT is why he didn’t speak overtly on the staff issues – get ready, but Bevell is likely gone, special teams likely gone…. maybe O-line gone. These were Poindexter’s guys, don’t forget. Frazier has his own mind on the team’s weaknesses – Chilly wanted guys he could keep a thumb on….. Frazier wants effective coaches/leaders and let them do their jobs! Imagine that – sounds like Belechick, Parcells kind of football – you hire and delegate for a reason…. He will be handing pink slips out soon.

  39. By vlad19 on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Lastly, that list of free agents we are about to lose, only about 5-6 are men of means for us and our system. Guys like Leber are very expendable, M Williams, Robison, maybe even Edwards…. Lewis… anyone worried there? The point is, we will resign the meaningful players who put it out on the field – the rest, it is leaf turning season and they didn’t show up this year – no reason to give them a RAISE AND a second shot! We will be fine – we will work at o-liine and secondary guys, and you could tell from Leslie’s presser, he is interested in the young QB who can be the organizational guy of the future too…. does he think that is Webb? I doubt it. he is looking with big eyes right now!

  40. By Old School on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Enough from the Fredrick Joneses of the world always trying to bring into the conversation, (WHEN SOMEONE DOESN’T AGREE WITH WHAT IS GOING ON), either in the Front Office or on the field, trying to judge someones loyalty to this team and the organization in regards to the level of Fan you are!

    Hey Buddy, if you can’t see through the BS moves and easy hires…or the BS in this world in general……………

    THAT’S YOUR PROBLEM………BUT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A FANS LOYALTY TO THIS TEAM BECAUSE SOMEONE DISAGREES WITH THE MOVE OR HIRE OF THIS PARTICULAR HEAD COACH!

    I agree with Paul M. !!!! Well said my friend!

    Frazier did not do enough as a coach…….after Chilly was fired…. to warrant a hiring of him without a complete search of other possible coaches that may fit this part!

    PERIOD!

    HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ONES LOYALTY AS A FAN TO DISAGREE WITH THAT……………..

    FREDRICK JONES YOUR A COMPLETE IDIOT !

  41. By Carl K on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    @Oldschool and Paul – The great thing about this country is our freedom to express our individuallity. I try to appreciate all comments in here… name calling and constent negativety gets old.

    The game like life is ment to be enjoyed. If you take the fun out of sports it is just a an activeity. Yes, the game is played to win, but if you can’t support your teammates, or play by the rules, or show good sportsmanship, or have fun…then it is time to move on to a new activeity.

    Frazier is a disciple of Brad Childress – his philosophy is going to be like Brad’s – run the b@ll and stop the run. The change will be how he relates to players. Give him a chance. We still have a lot of good players and can win the NFC north next year.

  42. By Ricky on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Dear Coach,
    I want the Vikings to win again, no more losing to Green Bay. Good luck on next year’s season! Please come back and win for me! I want a new Vikings calendar. Congratulations Coach Frazier on your new job!

    Ricky

  43. By TW VIKE on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier will be fine. The players like him and will play for him. On the other hand, Joe Webb is not the answer at QB. We need to address our secondary, I have been saying this since last years NFC Championship game.

  44. By vikeforever on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Congrats to Frazier, even though he was not my choice for HC, whats done is done. I hope he starts with a new offensive coordinator which benefits the porous offenisve line of last season. QB is still an Issue its fun to watch Joe but he needs help & experience. Our defense needs to stay healthy with better depth & we could give the North division a run for their money. However, that being said,its not going to be easy with GB & CHicago on top and Detroit really emerging, changes will have to be done immediately if the Vikings are going to be sucessful, until next season GO VIKES!!!

  45. By PAUL M. on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    SAY – ALL OF YOU FRAZIER SUPPORTERS – WHAT’S AN ACCEPTABLE RECORD FOR NEXT SEASON? SHOULD OUR TEAM EVEN MAKE THE PLAY-OFFS?

  46. By PAUL M. on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    ADDITIONALLY, TO ALL OF MY EARLIER CRITICS — YES, I AM QUITE AWARE OF THE FACT THAT BRIAN BILLICK & TONY DUNGY WERE BOTH VIKINGS ASSISTANTS JUST BEFORE BECOMING HEAD COACHES. BUT ARE YOU AWARE OF EXACTLY HOW SUCCESSFUL THEIR RESPECTIVE UNITS WERE JUST BEFORE THEY MADE THEIR TRANSITIONS?

    LESLIE FRAZIER SEEMS TO ME TO BE AN OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL, BUT THE FACT REMAINS THAT HIS DEFENSE LEFT MUCH TO BE DESIRED THIS SEASON. AND PLEASE DON’T USE THE FACT THAT THEY WERE PLAYING FROM BEHIND AS AN EXCUSE FOR THE DISMAL TURN OVER & SACK STATS DURING THE FIRST HALF.

    QB & HEAD COACH ARE THE 2 MOST IMPORTANT POSITIONS ON OUR TEAM!! WE NEED TO DRAFT A QB TO COMPETE WITH JOE WEBB.

  47. By Lito on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Congratulations Coach Frazier! Is it really hard for the Vikings Management to put together a Super Bowl – caliber team?

  48. By VKing56 on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Thanks so much for signing Frazier!!!! I was sick of watching all those other coachs leave here and win SB, Billick, Dungy, Tomlin. This guy will be the next Dungy and will be are coach for a long time. Now please just go and get us a QB.

  49. By VKing56 on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    @PaulM. I think are record next year will depend on who are QB is. If we draft a rookie and start him or Webb i think we would be lucky to be 8-8. If we draft a QB and sign or trade for a stop gap QB i think we could pull out 10 wins. There are also a couple of big FA we need to sign to make that happen. If we lose S.Rice and C.Greenway we could be in for a long year.

  50. By Frederick Jones on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    SOMEONE HAS IMPERSONATED ME. i did not say i know everything.

    Dirty pool.

  51. By magoo on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Oldschool and paul m are both from the packers website. Dont feed the trolls!!!

  52. By Frederick Jones on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I did not say I know everything.

    Really…who would say that?

    Old School hates my guts. He probably impersonated me.

  53. By Frederick Jones on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Did you listen to Frazier’s speech?

  54. By magoo on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    frederick,..lol froderick from gbpg,..that packfan422 really irks me too

  55. By Frederick Jones on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    One of the best things he said was that he wanted “COMPETITION” for every position.

    2010 tended to be: “Hey, who’s healthy enough to play?” There was no thrill in being a MN Vikings STARTER.

  56. By Frederick Jones on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I remember one time when NOVA was impersonated. It fooled many of us.

    Watch as I show how easy it is to impersonate people on Vikings.com ! ! !

  57. By Old School on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, Fred shut up!!!

  58. By magoo on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Yeah, F r e d shut up!!!

  59. By VKing56 on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Frederick, shut the you know what up! Dude

  60. By PAUL M. on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Dude, Leslie Frazier is the greatest coach in the NFL :)

  61. By Frederick Jones on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES ! ! !

  62. By Frederick Jones on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    The exciting thing is to pick a QB, WR, or even an RB.

    Leslie Frazier said we need COMPETITION AT EVERY POSITION.

    The Offensive line did not have depth or talent in 2010. Competition will solve that problem.

    Sorry that it’s not sexy.

  63. By Frederick Jones on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    NO, I don’t know everything.

    Guess what, YOU DON’T EITHER ! ! ! DUDES!!!

  64. By oldschool on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I wish the packers had this good of management

  65. By Titus on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I’m surprised you didn’t catch the counterfeit JONES ! ! !

  66. By oldschool on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I love my boy rodgers,..mr i have a headache

  67. By Old School on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    This manly man uses capitals in his Old School.

  68. By Old School on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    This manly man uses capitals in his Old School.

  69. By Frederick Jones, Jr. on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Whut a man, whut a man, whut a man.

  70. By Frederick Jones, DDS on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    * * * * * Do you seriously think we need yet another rookie qb sitting on the bench?

  71. By oldschool on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I love the way TT looks into my eyes as he holds my hand

  72. By Frederick Jones, CSCS on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Okay, maybe if we get good O-Linemen another way!

  73. By OldSchool on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    And copying others screen names is manly????

  74. By Frederick Jones on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t talk to myself…

  75. By Frederick Jones on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    No it’s not. That’s my point! ! ! Do you not think?

  76. By Frederick Jones on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Hey, maybe I’m 36-24-36 and go well in hand!

    Earth, Wind, and Fire

  77. By magoo on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    fred that was me showing oldschool what an old tool he is becoming

  78. By Frederick Jones on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    :) :) :) :) :)

    Competition on the offensive line, so the Vikings can spring Peterson!!!

  79. By Frederick Jones on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I just don’t believe the Vikings can put in a world class QB, and have him sling us to the World Championship.

    Favre won’t say it, but our O-Line stunk up the place this year.

  80. By Frederick Jones on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Old School:

    Shouldn’t it be “you’re and idiot,” and not “your and idiot” in your recent blog?

    Young Dude:

    Please use correct spelling to call me an idiot. If you don’t, it just reinforces my belief that YOU ARE what you called me!

  81. By Frederick Jones on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    NEEDLESS TO SAY, I WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO START USING ANOTHER BLOG NAME!

  82. By LAVikes on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I’m thinking of a song. A “Big & Rich” song. I’m thinking the Vikings are singing “Coming to Your City.” Yea, that’s it, the Vikings are moving to LA. c u n LA

  83. By for4nomore on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    So what has-been QB can we kidnap this season? Elway? No, Aikman. Wait, I got it, Bart Starr!!! That’s it, we kidnap another old GB QB and think we can make the SB. Pure genius.

  84. By magoo on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Oldschool= for4nomore

  85. By LAVikes on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Rumors are flying that Frasier is in LA shopping for real estate agents. Hmmm. Rose Bowl looked good New Years Day I thought, nicer than the chipmunk bowl.

  86. By Carl K on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    NFL.com has a report that the Denver wants a 2nd round pick for Kyle Orton. @vking56 – this is our stop gap guy that could helps us win the NFC north next year. I say lets go get him. Lets offer a 4th round this year and an undisclosed pick next year. I don’t think Denver would want Mckinney or Berrian other wise I would throw them in the deal.

  87. By magoo on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    who cares if they do??? I still root for purple

  88. By for4nomore on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    @ Carl K
    Kyle Orton? Really? Kyle Orton, the guy that used to s#*k for the Bears.

  89. By packerfanfirst on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Hey ViceQueen fans, Happy New Year!! Did you get that roof fixed yet? Don’t worry, the Vikes will never play there again, too dangerous.

  90. By Carl K on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Orton’s Qb rating this year was 87.5 20 td 9int. He has a career 79.6 QB rating and 71 career TDs to only 48int. He is a solid game manager which is what we need.

  91. By Carl K on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Plus he is a Purdue guy and I went to Purdue. So lets go get him

  92. By for4nomore on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    @Carl K withholding info Carl, if I had known you were both Purdue grads I would have been on board from the start, a career QB rating of almost 80. Whoa. Kyle’s the Man!!!!

  93. By Shawn on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Carl K … I like the idea of Orton , but I dont like trading a second round pick … Frazier mentioned he want a young franchise QB in his presser, look for us to trade up and get Mallet or Luck … I just hope he isnt talking about Locker or Newton

  94. By for4nomore on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t know if we have the picks left to be able to trade up, do we?

  95. By Frederick Jones on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    All you guys wish you were as smart as me. If you do not agree with me you know nothing about football.

  96. By Shawn on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    some wah wahs will never be happy …. unless magically we sign Tom Brady, the whole NFC probowl team and bring Vince Lombardi back to life … because really its just that easy right wah wah old school, paul m adn the rest of you clowns with no insight or thought except bad move bad move bad move bad move bad move bad move

  97. By Shawn on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    hey guy guess who i am …

    wah bad move wah dumb a** wah bad move WAH IDIOTS WAH BAD MOVE

  98. By Carl K on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    If Blaine Gabbert turns pro Mallet might fall to us at pick 12. I don’t think we have to move up. I like Mallet.

  99. By Shawn on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Carl K … thanks for bringing an idea to the board something to think about a possibility for improvement ….

  100. By Carl K on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I like Orton too. Even though I am a big fan of his and a Purdue man.. I wouldn’t trade a 2nd for him. Maybe a 4th round this year and something next year.
    The great thing is at pick 12, we have alot of options and directions we could go.

  101. By Frederick Jones on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I hope we can draft Mallet. Tonight we will see how good of quarterback he is.

  102. By Carl K on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I really believe this team is not far off and we could win the NFC North next year.

  103. By Shawn on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    yea im looking forward to the game fred

  104. By Frederick Jones on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Do you guys thinks the Vikes might pick up Orton? Knowing the history of the Vikings and picking up veterans?

  105. By Frederick Jones on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Ryan Mallet might be another Derek Anderson though. He is an ogre, 6 foot 7 inches, not very mobile, but has a strong arm.

  106. By Shawn on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    i agree we already have 4 new starters ….

    CB-Ced Griffen
    CB-Chris Cook
    G-Anthony Herrera
    G-Steve Hutchinson ( i hear he is pretty good )

  107. By Shawn on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    its possible we would get orton hes under 30 i think 28 … and shows improvement every year … its going to be a busy off season and I think we will be contenders next season

  108. By Carl K on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t think the Viking will go after Orton. The price is too high for a stop gap guy. But he could help us next year… growing pains of developing a rookie or Webb could be a hard knock year. I like Webb, he is fun to watch, but he will probably make more mistakes than a vet QB game manager guy.

  109. By Shawn on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Yea , I like webb but I dont want to go through the transition…that whay if McNabb is a FREE agent we should sign him IMO

  110. By Carl K on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I really believe we need both a vet QB and a rookie. I can see us drafting a guy like Mallet and signing a solid vet QB. But I also like Webb and find myself rooting for him.

  111. By Shawn on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    me 2 …. thats why I say McNabb / Webb / Bomar / and a drafted QB …. and let the best man win … if its Webb kool if its McNabb kool

  112. By Carl K on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I don’t think the Vikings will spend alot on a vet QB. I wouldn’t trade for McNabb… but if he is cut, and we can pick him up as a free agent… yes I think he is an upgrade over Ramsey. If we can also up grade Bohmar with a rookie in this years draft… I say do it.

  113. By mr smiff on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I’m not big on McNabb…but then again, beggars can’t be choosers.

  114. By Rye on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    I am very happy the team hired Frazier. He seems like the perfect fit for the current situation and also like he will make a good coach.

    Lets address the offensive line. Lets start with the center position and go from there! #1 priority in my mind would be to resign Sidney rice at WR. Try to trade Bernard Berrian… he has been kind of a let down as far as stats go.

    Also, lets fix the secondary. Teams have ripped us apart with the pass if we are not ahead. We need to build the team to win close games and games when we need to come back too. How many sure interceptions did our secondary drop this year?

    QB… I think it would be interesting to see more Joe Webb but it might be a good idea to bring in a FA or grab a top prospect rookie to compete with him.

  115. By 1packerh8er on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    u think.. good idea huh… im not drinking the webb cool aid.. unless we are trying to get the 1st overall pick in 2012..Leslie and rick have their hands full, this preseason will tell the tale..I was hoping Mallet would look better, but then it might help him to fall to us at 12

  116. By Frederick Jones No More on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    The last few posts titled Frederick Jones were not by me.

    Someone has the gall to LIE, and try to take my place.

    “What goes around, comes around.”

  117. By Better Run Through The Jungle on Jan 4, 2011 | Reply

    Frazier said he wants competition at all positions. I hope they can do it.

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