The speculation is over as to whether or not the Minnesota Vikings will replace its current coaching staff.
It’s now clear that General Manager Rick Spielman needs to make cleaning house his first offseason priority.
Another game blown in the final quarter is not even the biggest issue with the staff, instead its how they manage their best player, Adrian Peterson.
Peterson went down hard with an ankle injury, and though injuries can’t always be prevented, Peterson is carrying the ball too much. As I mentioned in my last post, Peterson means everything to the Vikings and their future through at least 2017. Peterson will undergo an MRI on Monday to see the extent of the injury.
If the injury turns out to be a season ending one, one can only wonder if Peterson can come back and play the same again. He’s done it before, but injuries take a toll on running backs.
The Vikings are going absolutely nowhere this season, if Peterson comes back he should be getting at most 20 carries per game, and it’s not like the team has no other option because Tony Gerhart has been tearing it up as of late, rushing for another long touchdown in today’s loss.
Frazier and company have put us through one headache of a season thus far and things are only getting worse.
Blowing large leads in the final quarter is unacceptable. The Vikings are a very talented team, maybe a solid quarterback and a decent secondary away from being at least a solid playoff team, but all of that talent doesn’t show with the decisions the coaching staff makes, especially in the fourth quarter.
This is arguably the most disorganized Vikings team in recent memory.
Vikings fans and star players deserve better. Spielman needs to assemble a new staff with prestige and great NFL experience, someone like Brian Billick?
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