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Leslie Frazier took over a team in turmoil. After one rocky season, the unflappable coach has the Minnesota Vikings one victory away from a playoff berth.
Vikings owners Zygi and Mark Wilf tapped Frazier to be the interim coach in 2010 when Brett Favre and the rest of the team were falling apart. Frazier stepped in and impressed his bosses with how smoothly he navigated the collapse of the Metrodome roof, earning him the full-time job going into 2011.
Even when the Vikings lost four out of five games in the middle of this year, Frazier was able to hold the team together.
He has one more year left on his deal. He says he's focused solely on beating Green Bay on Sunday and getting into the playoffs.
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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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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...
Jeff Zulgad of ESPN 1500 Twin Cities writes that it’s likely “only a matter of time” before the Minnesota Vikings offer head coach Leslie Frazier a contract extension. Zulgad adds that while it’s almost certain that Frazier will have an offer to consider, a deal probably won’t be finalized until after the season.
Frazier’s first full season with the Vikings was pretty...
Leslie Frazier has navigated the Vikings through some rough waters and they now sit on the brink of the playoffs. He’s done it with a steady message and staying the course with a quiet confidence.
The hot seat in the NFL can be a fickle topic. A coach could go from heading out the door one year to an entrenched position with the team and back to the hot seat within a couple of years (see Tom Coughlin in New York).
That's been the case with Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier. According to Judd Zulgad, the Vikings head man will be seeing a contract extension...
When Vikings special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer saw rookie kicker Blair Walsh warming up at Reliant Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 23, he went to coach Leslie Frazier with a simple, if bold, opinion: The Vikings should be able to attempt a field goal whenever they crossed the 50-yard line.
So when Frazier sent Walsh out for a field goal with the ball on the Houston Texans’ 38-yard...
The Vikings and Packers always have an intense rivalry, but Sunday’s game is one of the biggest. The final game of the regular season will determine playoff positioning for both teams, and both of them are on winning streaks. Leslie Frazier and Chad Greenway are buying into the hype.