Skip to main content

Frazier postgame: 'We have to find a way to give them some hope'

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

Leslie Frazier looked a tad defeated and exhausted at his postgame press conference tonight.

His team had just finished being more than a tad defeated, a 44-31 loss at the hands of the Green Bay Packers.

Here's what he had to say after the Vikings dropped to a painful 1-6 on the 2013 season.

"Obviously a very disappointing loss at home to an NFC North opponent, we couldn't find a way to get off the field on third down. Think we were 2-for-8 on third down on offense, so a combination of not being able to get off the field on defense and not being able to sustain drives on offense against a group that can score points, disappointing night in that way."

"Allowing them to convert third downs just hurt us tremendously, and cost us in the end of that ballgame."

On Ponder: "He had some moments, he did some good things, for example the two-minute drive, that was good. There were times he wasn't as comfortable as you'd like to see him in the pocket. He did some positive things as well."

On the QB situation: "We'll sit down tomorrow, and talk it through and figure out which way we'll go."

On third down defense: "It's been an issue. Not much we can do personnel-wise, these are the guys we have, so we gotta figure out schematically what we can do with the guys that we have to be better."

On Aaron Rodgers: "He definitely made some throws when it looked like we had decent coverage."

On Cordarelle Patterson: "Great job by Cordarrelle, he's done a terrific job all season long on kickoff returns. He's a major threat."

"We have strong enough character and leadership on this team that the guys will come back and prepare well for this next ballgame. We do need to give them some hope for all the hard work they're putting in."

"I don't know how many times I can say that third down is an issue, you can't let people put together the kind of drives they put together tonight."

So, third down defense struggling would be the main takeaway of this seminar.

Here's the full video if you are at all interested.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-08-07 at 11.43.15 AM

Deputies fatally shoot man in Wright County

Police claim the man, who had allegedly been experiencing a mental health crisis, was armed with a knife.

Ambulance hospital emergency

17-year-old killed in northern Minnesota crash Saturday

The other drive involved in the crash, a 75-year-old man, sustained life-threatening injuries.

ATV

Alcohol a factor as driver rolls ATV into corn field, injuring 3

The crash occurred in Lake Lillian Saturday night.

Minneapolis police

Man dies after being found shot at Minneapolis' 38th and Chicago

Responders were called to the scene early Sunday morning.

Screen Shot 2022-08-07 at 6.34.12 AM

7 children arrested after 'disturbance' at Cabela's, escape in stolen vehicle

Employees called police saying the children were stealing goods from the store.

Screen Shot 2022-08-06 at 6.16.49 PM

Fire sparks evacuation from apartment building, man arrested for arson

Police and fire crews responded to the fire just before 9 a.m. Saturday.

Flickr - utility pole power line

Morning storms cause power outages, ensuing problems in Eagan

There have been reports of disabled traffic lights and issues at local businesses.

kim crockett facebook sos

GOP nominee questions if those with disabilities, non-English speakers should be able to vote

Crockett made the comments in a 2020 radio interview following a ruling from the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Pharmacy

Jury: MN pharmacist did not violate woman's rights by refusing her morning-after pill

Gender Justice, the advocacy group that brought about the lawsuit, says it will appeal the decision.

Screen Shot 2021-10-04 at 3.03.13 PM

Revival to close its original Minneapolis restaurant

Don't worry – it's bringing the chicken to its nearby BBQ joint.

Related