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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Minnesota Vikings' linebacker Chad Greenway has become very accustomed to coach Leslie Frazier's speeches in their six seasons together, knowing very well the message the team will receive from the calm, patient Frazier.
The two have been together since Frazier came to Minnesota in 2007 as the team's defensive coordinator. Frazier coached Greenway and the defense for most of four seasons before eventually getting his chance at an NFL head coaching job, taking over the interim spot after the Vikings fired Brad Childress with six games left in the 2010 season. Frazier then earned the permanent title and has seen Minnesota through two vastly different seasons.
Frazier's message? It hasn't changed.
Through wins and losses, ups and downs, Frazier keeps stressing his approach: play smart, tough and disciplined.
"Yeah, his speeches are real consistent if you know what I mean," Greenway joked this week. "I think that's good. It...
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According to Judd Zulgad of 1500ESPN.com, Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier will certainly get a contract extension during the offseason, since his contract only runs through 2013.
Zulgad believes Frazier may want hold off on signing an extension until the season is over and this makes sense, expecially of the Vikings make a playoff run.
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