Frazier And Coaches Take Responsibility For Loss
By Adam Carlson
Oct 13, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera (right) talks with Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier prior to the game at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
After the disappointing display by the Minnesota Vikings, head coach Leslie Frazier expressed his feelings in the post game interview. He shared many of the feelings that the fans watching were feeling.
"Sep 29, 2013; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier (right) and linebacker Erin Henderson (50) embrace at the end of the NFL International Series game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Wembley Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Steelers 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports“Didn’t see our team coming in and playing as poorly as we did,” Frazier said. “Just struggled in so many areas. There are some things we need to do, but our season is by no means a lost season,” Frazier said. “There’s a lot of football left to be played. We’ve got to get better and get better in a hurry.”"
Indeed, there is a lot of football to be played, but in order to be competitive, this team has to turn things around fast. Time is running out for Minnesota to turn things around this season.
Sep 22, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier talks on his radio during the game with the Cleveland Browns at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Browns win 31-27. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
"“Coming out of the bye and playing at home, you expect to play better.” Frazier said. “And we didn’t handle situations very well today. Poor job on my part of getting guys ready to play and play better. We got to get them to play better, so we’ve got a task ahead of us, myself and the coaches do, to get our players to play better than they did today.”"
One thing is for certain, it is nice to see Frazier and the coaching staff taking blame for the loss. Sadly, coach Frazier has to be feeling the heat from the hot seat. Despite an unexpectedly good season from the Vikings last year, the collapse of this season may not bode well for his Minnesota Vikings coaching career.