Coach Leslie Frazier and the Vikings disappointing ending in the wildcard round vs. Green Bay can’t put a damper on a team that was 3-13 a year ago.
Frazier feels they have built a foundation, but need more help and before that process begins, they have to figure out who stays and who goes. A big name is Percy Harvin, volatile on and off the field; he’s butted heads with quite a few Vikings including Frazier himself.
Improving the chemistry of the team is one of the key factors in the off-season and Harvin will be a hot button topic. Frazier spoke about what’s next for the Vikings on the personnel front.
"We have some guys that are free agents," Frazier said. "We'll have to determine which guys we want to bring back, which guys are not going to be back with us, which is one of the hardest things in this league,” according to Sid Hartman of startribune.com.
"Then we have to move on and start getting ready for this draft. We have to start learning about these college players and get a feel for who might fit what we're trying to get done. That will be a long, hard task ahead of us."
"There's no question we feel much better about the results of this season. That's what you want to do, you want to keep improving every single year," the coach said. "I think that we have so many first- and second-year guys that contributed to our success this season, that if we can add a few more pieces to the puzzle, we have a chance to really take another leap. We have to do our work this off-season in shoring up some areas and making sure that we improve again."