Nov 17, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier during the second half against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Minnesota 41-20. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

PFT’s Mike Florio Believes Coach Frazier Will Be Fired After This Season


If you listened to the November 25th edition of the MMQB Podcast with Peter King, you heard Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio say that he believes that Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier will not be back with the team after this year.  Despite a poor record and some terrible performances on the field, I don’t think this is the best course of action for the team.

Nov 3, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier smiles after a touchdown by his team in the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT

This Minnesota Vikings team is a squad that was rebuilding after a 3-win season in 2011.  They drafted some of the essential pieces to be successful, then overachieved in 2012 with a 10-win season that led to a playoff birth.  For a team that was only “rebuilding” for one season, Frazier was an immense success.  He took a team that had fallen flat on its face to the playoffs, despite only one offseason worth of work.  This team needs more work than that.

With Rick Spielman delivering the talent to this team and coach Frazier there to lead them, this could be a team that is a serious contender after filling just a few gaps.  At this point, the decision as to whether or not to keep Frazier will come from either Spielman or the Wilf family.  Unfortunately, relieving Frazier of his duties may just set this team further back in the rebuilding process.

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  • David Crosby

    FIRE HIS ASS!!

  • o0

    The QB situation alone is enough for Frazier to be fired, and rightfuly so.

  • Daniel Laxen

    Adam you are delusional if you think Leslie Frazier should stay on as HC. Frazier doesn’t “outcoach” anyone, ever! A simple look at his record vs. the NFC North is all you need to know. Frazier is 4-13-1 vs. the North! During Frazier’s run the Vikings are getting outscored an average of 29-21. That means the Vikings, on average, are more than a TD loser week to week, and nearly 30 points scored on his defense. That’s wretched as a defensive guru…The Vikings play the Bears today and the Lions to end this dreadful season. As much as I hate it, I believe that Spielman gets a reprieve. Fraizer, on the other hand, will be gone after this season…Sorry Adam, he has to go with stats like that!

    • Adam B. Carlson

      You may be right. But I think he needs a better support staff. He is leaning to heavily on his coordinators, who are doing a pitiful job. Odds are he will be let go anyway, but I’m just not sure that it’s the right move.

  • Ryan Bianconi

    Yeah because two out of 3 seasons w/a total of 5 wins = such a good head coach. This year the team has never been ready to play, the playcalling has been atrocious and the rookies that clearly have skill have been waiting on the bench(especially at positions of need). This guy is, at best, a defensive backs coach…his DC skills weren’t all that great either “Jared got a sack, instead of having him go for it again and build a momentum….let’s have him drop back in pass coverage. What the hell? Let’s have Pat Williams drop back too, I’m sure he can cover TEs.”

    • Daniel Laxen

      Coach and long time legend Bob Knight once said of Dale Brown, former coach of the LSU Tigers basketball team….”When you look over and see Dale Brown is the coach, you know you always have a chance.” That’s what Leslie Frazier is. The NFL’s own Dale Brown…