Today, Leslie Frazier did exactly what every head coach begins a season hoping he doesn’t have to do, he gave his end of the season press conference without being able to boast an NFL Championship.
That doesn’t mean, however, that this three-win team from a year ago doesn’t have plenty of positives to hang their hat on as they leave Winter Park and Frazier made sure to point out each of those.
As anyone could predict, Frazier said all of the right things that one would expect him to say at the presser, which you can watch by clicking here. Because of these expectations, I hardly feel that things he said are really newsworthy because we all knew exactly what would be said.
Christian Ponder is the starter next year. Frazier would like to see everybody back to training camp no matter how old they are getting, how much they are getting paid, or how little they produced this season. Joe Webb will compete for a backup spot again. Percy Harvin has no attitude problems and has no reason to not come back next season.
All positive… but all predictable.
I’m not suggesting he is not genuine when touching on the positives, I simply mean to point out that not much stock should be put into his words when it comes to the touchier subjects.
I will say this, however, I cannot remember a Vikings head coach in my lifetime that presents himself as well as Leslie Frazier. The guy is pure class, and I am excited about him getting his contract extension, which both he and Zygi Wilf indicated would be worked out at some point this offseason.
Leslie Frazier improved greatly in his second season as Head Coach and he represents the Minnesota Vikings organization about as well as, if not better than, any coach in the NFL represents their respective teams.