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If there is any take-away from the Minnesota Vikings' 2011 NFL season it is that there is no telling what the team will do next--a reality that ought to be construed in the worst possible light. For a team with an atavistic offensive philosophy, seemingly no defensive philosophy, unless the team's front office is playing the over each week, substantial breakdowns on special teams, poor or non-existant play by last year's top two picks, and losses week after week, this recipe is further evidence that current head coach Leslie Frazier is not a good fit as head coach--at least not of a team that does not have all of the pieces in place.There were numerous signs of coaching short-comings evidenced in yesterday's games. Chief among those was the Vikings' utter inability to make any sort of adjustment whatsoever to stop Drew Brees. At this point, nothing should be considered too extreme or too far-fetched. That certainly includes throwing out a Tampa-2 defense that...
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Coach Leslie Frazier's focus is not on job security, despite the Vikings' 2-12 record. Plus, what role, if any, will Cedric Griffin have in the team's final two games of the season?
EVERYONE STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING. WE HAVE AN IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE:Visanthe Shianco is shirtless in the most recent edition of the ESPN Magazine (click on the picture to make it bigger, ladies and Berryands). I know, I thought he would have been pant-less, too.
I struggled for a whole minute to try and figure out how to get this image bigger without making myself feel...
via Vikings.com (click to view larger)And now let’s check in on the never-ending stadium saga (because writing about the team itself has gotten far too depressing). The update is, there’s still no stadium. But there is still a stadium plan for Arden Hills, even though that plan now looks about as viable as a Bill Musgrave Wildcat play.
Just as Musgrave refuses to give up on the...
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he thinks the New Orleans Saints were purposely trying to injure his sprained left ankle in their game on Sunday.
Peterson had 10 carries for 60 yards against the Saints after missing the previous three weeks with a high ankle sprain. Peterson said after the game he expected the defensive players to target his ankle while trying...
Halftime update from Mall of America Field.
Vikings tight end Visanthe Shiancoe says some of his teammates didn’t give enough effort in Sunday’s loss to the Saints. “I would say, you could see some guys hung it up,” Shiancoe said, via 1500ESPN.com. “Not a lot though. Like a very small handful of guys.” Shiancoe called that lack of hustle on the part…
Adrian Peterson says he can accept the fact that when you’re an NFL running back and your name is listed on the injury report, teams are going to take shots at your injury. But even accepting that, Peterson thinks the Saints went too far on Sunday. After the Vikings’ loss to New Orleans, Peterson said…
MINNEAPOLIS - Christian Ponder talks as though he's in danger of losing his penthouse view as the Vikings' undisputed...
The Vikings have been competitive in most of their games this year. The three glaring exceptions have been the blow out losses to the Bears and Packers, and today’s game against the Saints. Everyone expected Drew Brees to shred the under-manned Vikings secondary and he didn’t disappoint. Brees finished with 412 yards and 5 TDs on 32-of-40 passing. Brees and the Saints’ offense...
We’ve written before about the dysfunction in Minnesota this season. Defensive players are ignoring coaches. The front office and coach Leslie Frazier disagreed on Donovan McNabb. Getting rid of Brad Childress has reduced drama, but seemingly only pushed it under the surface. The latest issue to bubble up: Players and possibly Frazier weren’t happy about…