Frazier: QB decision coming Wednesday, Bishop torn ACL


Read between the lines. When a head coach offers up only one nugget of positivity during the opening of his weekly press conference -- the rookie punter having his best game -- it means his team got obliterated and nothing good came from it.

That's exactly how coach Leslie Frazier opened his news conference today following Sunday's 35-10 home loss to the Carolina Panthers.

The insulting loss gets worse with word of the injuries. Frazier confirmed that linebacker Desmond Bishop suffered a torn ACL and will miss the remainder of the season (See the tweeted from Bishop below). Defensive back Xavier Rhodes "should be OK" after suffering a sprained ankle. Safety Harrison Smith left the game with turf toe and will undergo an MRI later today.

Frazier addressed some mind-blowing statistical data that shows just how bad the Vikings have been defensively.

"We are definitely giving up too many points at this point, and we've gotta work to definitely get that number down in order to be a winning football team," he said.


Frazier says he wants to pick a starting quarterback before the team gets back together for practice on Wednesday. He said he plans on talking with Josh Freeman about how comfortable he is with the offense, and Freeman's answer will play a role in determining who the starter will be.

Frazier noted that Freeman is capable of learning the offense relatively quickly.

"We saw that last week watching and working with him -- just seeing how he picked things up," said Frazier. "He's intuitive. He's a guy that can grasp information and process it as well."

The Vikings will take Tuesday off and we'll be all over the QB decision if Frazier announces one later this week.


Next Up

Mohamed Ibrahim

Missed PAT seals Gophers' fate against Maryland

Mohamed Ibrahim tied a school record with four touchdowns, but the Gophers lost in overtime.

dnr trout stocking helicopter

DNR uses a helicopter to more efficiently stock lakes with trout

In the past, the DNR used airplanes to stock remote lakes with fish, but the survival rate of the fish was only 85%.

steve simon zoom call

Secretary of State explains plans for segregated absentee ballots

Election officials are reminding voters that it's too late to mail in your absentee ballots.

Halloween, trick-or-treating

Osterholm on safe trick-or-treating: 'I would say go ahead with it'

The infectious disease expert's opinion doesn't align with the CDC's guidance.

drop and go ballot plymouth

It's too late to mail your ballot, but you can still vote. Here's how.

Voters can drop off their absentee ballot, vote early in-person or head to the polls on Election Day.

2019-12-11 f1rst Wrestling Hanukka Havok-Darin Kamnetz-154

Dusting itself off after virus blow, F1rst Wrestling returns to the ring this Sunday

Minnesota's premier independent wrestling company was on top of the world before the virus hit.


McDonald's is bringing the McRib back in December

It hasn't appeared on menus for eight years.

Apple Valley High School

2 more Twin Cities districts moving to distance learning for grades 6-12

The decision was announced as infection rates in Dakota County rise.

covid-19 testing site sign

Here are the 4 free COVID-19 testing sites in MN for the week of Nov. 2

People don't need to have symptoms or insurance to get tested for free.