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Leslie Frazier is finishing his first full season as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings and said Thursday he hasn't heard direct assurances from his bosses that he will be back next year. Still, Frazier said he hasn't had any reason to question his future, even after a 3-12 season that will conclude Sunday against the Chicago Bears. "Not unless you don't have confidence in what you're doing and where you're going and the people that you're working for," Frazier said Thursday. "I have confidence in my bosses. I've got great bosses, and they've been very supportive." Frazier said he speaks daily with brothers Zygi Wilf and Mark Wilf, the organization's chief decision-makers. "We talk about now. We also talk about the future, and it's not a question," Frazier said, referring to his status. "I'm being completely honest with you. My job security has never been an issue other than when I'm talking to you guys. That's the truth. We're going to get this thing turned eventually. We'll get it done." Source: NFL.com
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Leslie Frazier says his job security ''has never been an issue'' despite a dismal record for the Minnesota Vikings in his first full season as head coach.
The Vikings are 3-12 entering their final game, on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
Frazier was asked by reporters Thursday whether he's been assured by team owners he'll be back for 2012. He said he...
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says his team’s 3-12 record doesn’t mean his job is on the line. Instead, Frazier said he has been in regular communication with the Wilf family that owns the team and is sure that he’s in it for the long haul. “It never has been an issue,” Frazier told reporters, via…
Leslie Frazier is finishing his first full season as head coach of the Vikings and says he has no reason to question his future after a 3-12 season.
Coach Leslie Frazier said Adrian Peterson's surgery was "successful" and that Peterson was "resting comfortably."
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Leslie Frazier says his job security "has never been an issue" despite a dismal record for the Minnesota Vikings in his first full season as head coach.
Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier said left guard Steve Hutchinson could be considering retirement.
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"That’s something that I’m sure he and his family will discuss, what his future is and how much longer he wants to play pro football...
Joe Webb has been making it harder for Leslie Frazier to dismiss the possibility of him being a starting quarterback. Frazier is pushing that decision off until the offseason.
Leslie Frazier says his job security "has never been an issue" despite a dismal record for the Minnesota Vikings in his first full season as head coach.
Leslie Frazier says there is great benefit to the Vikings closing out their frustrating 2011 season with two victories.
By JON KRAWCZYNSKI
AP Sports Writer
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- Jim Kleinsasser has spent the last 13 years bulldozing linebackers and defensive ends on NFL Sundays, a blue-collar battering ram for glamorous runners like Robert Smith and Adrian Peterson.
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Interest in ‘‘meaningless’’ games, such as Bears-Vikings on Sunday, is virtually nil. When Vikings coach Leslie Frazier called in for a teleconference with the Chicago media Wednesday, the media room at Halas Hall was dark. Not even Bears media-relations personnel were there to take the call...
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has had surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left knee.
Coach Leslie Frazier said the team was informed that Friday's operation by Dr. James Andrews was ''successful'' and that Peterson was ''resting comfortably.'' In a statement distributed by the team, Frazier wished Peterson a ''speedy...
Vikings coach Leslie Frazier says that he’s hoping to send retiring tight end Jim Kleinsasser off in style on Sunday by incorporating him into the offensive game plan and, Frazier hopes, getting him a touchdown. “No doubt about it,” Frazier told the Star Tribune. “I’m not letting out any secrets there. If we get down…