Skip to main content

Frazier postgame: 'One more game, looking forward to hopefully coaching that'

  • Author:
  • Updated:

Head coach Leslie Frazier held a nearly 13-minute press conference after last week's win over Philadelphia.

After Minnesota's 42-14 loss to Cincinnati, it was less than six minutes.

Here's what Frazier had to say after the Vikings largest defeat of the season.

"A tough loss, the Bengals are a better team. The guys battled I thought, we just didn't have what it takes to come away with a win today."

"There are certain things you have to do to win on the road, we didn't get those things done today. They made plays when we didn't."

On third down defense: "We had improved in that area, today we had some difficulties on third down. We had them in some situations where you think you'll be able to get them off the field, but we didn't make the plays necessary to get off the field in those situations."

On Adrian Peterson: "We ended up taking him out in that second half, didn't think it was wise to keep playing him. Wasn't the right thing to do to keep him in there today."

On Cordarrelle Patterson's kick returns leading to good field position: "We didn't take advantage of that, when you don't take advantage of those situations on the road, it's going to come back to get you."

On Matt Cassel: "The turnovers are always an issue in our league, that's hard to overcome. Hard to win when you're doing that."

Will Cassel be your starter next week. "We'll sit down and talk about it, but my initial thoughts would be yes."

On injuries: "It's been tough now. I'm not going to sugar coat that. Where we were today, we tried our best to maximize the roster. The good thing about those guys (the backups), they're playing as hard as they can."

On Audie Cole's injury that forced him to leave early: "An ankle sprain, not sure if it's a high-ankle sprain, but it is an ankle sprain."

On his job security: "We'll have some internal discussions, but we have one more game in this season. I'm looking forward to hopefully coaching that final game and getting us a win."

Frazier saying he will "hopefully" coach the team's final game leaves room for speculation that he may be out the door prior to the 2013 finale. Regardless, if you'd like to hear all of Frazier's comments, here you go.

Next Up


Mayo Clinic specialist: 'The omicron surge is not over'

Experts expect a rapid decline over the next month followed a period of calm.

police lights

Charges: Man in stolen Jeep leads police on 110 mph chase

He crashed into a light post near the Capitol and then fled on foot, the complaint says.

kua dog go fund me

Puppy in back of stolen Audi found, reunited with owner

The 4 1/2-month-old bullmastiff had been missing more than a week.

Fuzzy Gerdes Flickr Franks Diner Kenosha

WI's best 'hole-in-the-wall' diner is Guy Fieri-approved

Come for the "garbage pile," stay for ... even more breakfast food.


Minnesota's pre-pro women's soccer team unveils name, logo

The new name and look was unveiled after community owners voted on a winner.

fentanyl DEA

21 people charged in connection to drug trafficking in northern MN

Police say the organization sold more than 10 pounds of heroin and fentanyl in northern Minnesota.

Band Box Diner Courtney Mault Flickr

MN's 'best hole-in-the-wall diner' is, sadly, currently closed

MSN recently published its pick for best diner in each state.


Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Thursday, January 27

Cases remain very high but hospitalizations have been plateaued for the past week.

state patrol

Minnesota state trooper injured at crash scene on I-35

The trooper was in his squad when another vehicle struck.

money hundred dollar bills

Charges: Man stole thousands from 3 Twin Cities banks

When he was arrested, police found a folding knife on him.

Kwesi Adofo-Mensah

Here's what Kwesi Adofo-Mensah said in his first press conference

The 40-year-old former Wall Street trader originally wanted to be an economics professor.