2014 Vikings Draft: Offensive Needs Ass-Essment

It’s April 9th, which means the 2014 NFL Draft is OFFICIALLY less then a month away. That means something. Something like … I should start looking at draft picks? I feel like this is how Leslie Frazier and/or Rick Spielman usually prepares for the draft anyway, so I’m on schedule for sucking at this. Luckily, Mike Zimmer has been thinking about the 2014 draft – and probably...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

10 best NFL free agents still available

All too often, front offices around the NFL try so hard to scoop up what they think are the missing pieces to their Super Bowl puzzle on the open market that they wind up bending over backwards for overpriced big-name free agents that fail to live up to expectations. Unfortunately for these teams and their fans, dishing out loads of money in free agency rarely leads to championships...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Time to Find a Vikings Franchise QB is Now

This is the time of year when football fans all around the world salivate at the prospect of new beginnings. Spring is in the air. It is the time for rebirth. And for the Minnesota Vikings, this spring could either be a step forward towards a rebirth of one of the prominent, flagship franchises of the National Football League, or it could be another disappointing misstep towards...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Matt Cassel signs two-year deal with Vikings

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said this week that he wanted quarterback Matt Cassel back for next season.  Cassel, who opted out of his contract a week after the Super Bowl, apparently wanted the same thing. Cassel has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Vikings, reports CBS Sports. The 31-year-old quarterback exercised his right to void the second year of his...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Free Agent Moves That Must Happen Now

As soon as we learned that Jared Allen would test the free agent market, it was almost a no-brainer that he was rumored to be headed to Tampa Bay. The connection between the Pro Bowl player and Leslie Frazier, the current defensive coordinator of the Buccaneers and the former head coach of Allen's Vikings.The free agency period will begin in nine days, and already we have seen...
Via Football Nation
March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings' Chris Cook hopes he gets a shot with new coach Mike Zimmer

There's no question cornerback Chris Cook fell out of favor last season under former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier. Cook irked Frazier when he was ejected from a game against Chicago for making contact with an official. He was beaten in coverage far too often. And there were questions about some of his injuries. But Frazier is gone. Now, it will be seen if his replacement, Mike...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Players They Can't Afford To Lose In Free Agency

Now that it appears that Jared Allen will be one of the hottest names on the free agent market, will he be reunited with former Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier?Frazier is now the defensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he, along with new head coach Lovie Smith, could be in the market for the All Pro pass rusher.According to ESPN, the fit might be the best...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: 5 Free Agents They Should Target

Could things really have gotten worse for the Minnesota Vikings in 2013? A team with good speed at receiver, a better than average pass rush and the best runner in the NFL.Those are pretty good ingredients to work with on a daily basis. But with all good things, there were bad things they team needed to address…Poor play at quarterbackPoor secondary playInconsistency in play callingA...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Lions Hired a Leslie Frazier Clone, I Guess?

In all the excitement that was the Minnesota Vikings making the best coaching hire of the offseason, we seem to have forgotten that there were other changes in the NFC North since the year's end, namely, that the Detroit Lions also canned their coach, Jim Schwartz, after the Vikings beat him in his final game coaching for Detroit. YES! WE'RE TOTALLY COACH KILLERS! So...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

What Does Mike Zimmer's Press Conference Word Cloud Tell Us?

Last Friday, Mike Zimmer was introduced as the 9th and current head coach in Minnesota Vikings history. He joins the elite coaching ranks of Norman Van Br ... Uh, Les Ste ... Mike Ti ... Um ... Leslie Frazi ... Oh, uh, Bud Grant. And Dennis Green. I liked Dennis Green a lot too. But at some point, all of those coaches either retired, quite, were fired, or died (I think that&...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

How do you pick just one disappointment on the season?

The 2013 Minnesota Vikings season was full of disappointments. What was the biggest though? Christian Ponder, Leslie Frazier, Josh Freeman, Jared Allen, the secondary? For this writer, I think it comes down to the defense as a whole. In five games this year the Vikings had a lead with under four minutes left in the game. Yet, somehow, the Vikings were able to snatch defeat from the...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

New Vikings coach Mike Zimmer at introductory news conference: ‘I was destined to do this’

In his introductory press conference on Friday that surely has Minnesota Vikings fans brimming with confidence for the future and the belief that the team made the right choice in who to pick as a successor to the milquetoast Leslie Frazier, new head coach Mike Zimmer appeared to say all the right things to […]The post New Vikings coach Mike Zimmer at introductory news conference...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Behind Enemy Lines: A visit to Minnesota

The Vikings have themselves a new head coach. Mike Zimmer will take over for the departed Leslie Frazier. Before they turn the page on last season let’s chat with Cub Buenning and top off the 2013 season.   Who was the one person this year that had the most positive impact on your team’s final season record?    Which player had the biggest actual impact on the team’s overall...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Vikings hire Mike Zimmer as head coach

The Minnesota Vikings will hire Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer as their new head coach, according to multiple media reports. Zimmer will replace Leslie Frazier, who was fired after the team finished 5-10-1 this season. Zimmer will be the ninth head coach in the franchise's 54-year history, according to reports that emerged Wednesday. General manager Rick...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings hire Mike Zimmer

The Minnesota Vikings have made in-demand coordinator Mike Zimmer their new head coach. Zimmer follows Leslie Frazier who was shown the door earlier this month after he failed to turn the Vikings into a consistent winner. Please click here to read this story. The post Minnesota Vikings hire Mike Zimmer appeared first on Players View.
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

How can the Vikings return to the playoffs?

We are now down two four teams (49ers, Seahawks, Broncos, and Patriots) in the playoffs but most team’s fans are already looking towards next year as the offseason speculation is already in full swing. For some, this is their favorite time of the year as hope for the future resonates with every team through coaching searches, free agency talk and the ever popular NFL draft. So...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Vikings taking their time on deciding on a new head coach

    According to ProFootballTalk.com,  the Minnesota Vikings aren’t rushing to hire a new head coach even though Leslie Frazier was fired two weeks ago. Per a league source, the Vikings still have no timetable for filling the job.  The team is taking a methodical approach, considering multiple qualified candidates. The Vikings better not wait too...
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January 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Bengals' Zimmer close to deal with Vikings

  The Minnesota Vikings will give Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer a second interview for their head coaching vacancy early next week, according to ESPN. Multiple reports say that Zimmer has emerged as the favorite to replace Leslie Frazier and that the two sides are currently working on a deal. A report from Rotoworld says Frazier, if hired, would likely choose Scott Linehan...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Vikings defensive players ready for change in scheme

Upon hearing Leslie Frazier was fired last week, Minnesota Vikings safety Jamarca Sanford knew more changes are likely inevitable. A defense that allowed the most points and second-most yards in the NFL this season ultimately led to a 5-10-1 record and Frazier being dismissed as coach after three-plus seasons. Frazier's preferred Cover 2 defensive scheme had taken many hits from...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Ponder takes blame for Frazier's firing, is unsure of own future

Leslie Frazier's tenure with the Minnesota Vikings will be defined by the ups and downs of Christian Ponder. The coach and quarterback will forever be linked for their time together in Minnesota, such is the nature of the two positions in the NFL. When Ponder was playing his best, Frazier had his team angled toward the playoffs. When Ponder stumbled, Frazier's job status...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

So, who will the Vikes hire?

Plenty of rumors are circling in the Twin Cities in regards to who might be the next head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. Leslie Frazier was unquestionably a “players’ coach” so will the new boss be the opposite? Will he continue that type of mentoring with hopes of more victories through strategy and game-planning? Once the Cincinnati Bengals were eliminated this past Saturday...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Frazier hired as Buccaneers' defensive coordinator

It didn't take Leslie Frazier long to find another NFL job. A week after being fired as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, Frazier landed on his feet as the new Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defensive coordinator. Tampa Bay officially announced the much-rumored news Monday evening, seven days after Frazier was fired as Minnesota's coach with a 21-32-1 record in three-plus seasons...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers Officially Hire Leslie Frazier as Defensive Coordinator

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier wasn’t jobless for long. With new head coach Lovie Smith at the helm, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially hired Frazier as their new defensive coordinator, the team announced Monday night. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Leslie Frazier and I consider myself very fortunate to have him on my staff,” Smith said in a...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Buccaneers officially hire Leslie Frazier as defensive coordinator

Former Vikings coach Leslie Frazier, fired only a week ago, officially has a new job. The Buccaneers on Monday night announced new coach Lovie Smith had hired Frazier as his defensive coordinator. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Leslie Frazier and I consider myself very fortunate to have him on my staff,” Smith said in a statement. “Leslie is one of the best defensive...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Minnesota Vikings: Head coaching rumors heating up

Experience or someone who is up and coming; this is a legitimate question the front office has to decide on when selecting the next head coach. Rumors are floating around as to who will be the next head coach for the Vikings, but all anyone should care about is who should be the best fit. The answer is someone with experience. Sources say that the Vikings are looking heavily at the...
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January 05, 2014  |  3 Comments

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