Frazier Says Vikings Haven’t Forgotten About Webb

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 11, 2011 – 7:19 am

QB Joe Webb was one of the few bright spots late in the 2010 season, and his success late last season was an encouraging sign for many Vikings fans who believe in his playmaking ability. As Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier and his new coaching staff began making plans for the 2011 season, they made it clear that Webb A) would compete for time at QB and B) would be involved in the offense one way or the other, whether at QB or at another skilled position.

Frazier and his staff were true to their word, as Webb competed in training camp at QB and made progress. Then with Donovan McNabb installed as the starter, the Vikings worked on offensive packages that featured Webb. He’s been on the field occasionally this season, but not to the degree that satisfies the public’s desires.

But rest easy, Webb enthusiasts, because Frazier has ensured that the team does plan to utilize Webb’s talents on offense during the season. Wisely, though, the Vikings head coach wouldn’t divulge much more detail than that.

“He still fits in,” Frazier said while meeting with reporters on Monday. “It’s something that we haven’t forgotten about and at some point, it will come back to life. But we haven’t forgotten about it. It’s something that is still part of our offense.”

That’s good news, because there’s no denying that Webb is a playmaker who can be an asset to any offense. This offensive staff has shown some creativity this season in how they’ve used both Lorenzo Booker (double reverse last week) and Percy Harvin (end-arounds vs. Kansas City and Arizona), so it won’t be surprising to see that same creativity put to work at some point to feature Webb.

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