It’s time for Vikings fans to buck up, stop blaming coach

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  1. Anonymous Submitted by Anonymous on 11/13/2010 - 05:01 pm.

    Gotta say lost a good amount of respect for much of the fan base this year. Yes we’re a frustrated lot being through a number of “defeat – jaws of victory” moments but people scapegoat the coach like the NFL is some prep sports team where the coach plays a much bigger role in motivating and refining skills. When people fumble balls or throw interceptions in the NFL, that’s rarely a “coaching problem” anymore. Am I saying Childress has made all the right decisions since his time here, no, but he is far from incompetent.

  2. Submitted by Francis Ferrell on 11/14/2010 - 07:50 pm.

    To all the fair weather, wet-noodle, &/or cry-baby MN sports fans:

    Would you blame the coach if the coach was the caliber of a Tom Landry, Don Shula, Mike Ditka, or Tony Dungee? What if Bud Grant came back to coach this year’s Vikings? I think not.

    Today’s pro sports players need to play like a cohesive “TEAM” not a collection of prima donna egos that they seem to be. The Vikings have had a great team tradition of excellence and panache that made the purple feared as well as respected.

    Today the Vikings are fodder for the media sports pundits to ridicule as being hilarious and spoiled brats. Fans want winning at any costs even putting up with inane individual shenanigans and foul mouth players. Would you, as a coach or owner, allow a player to go off on ego tirades or bad mouthing innocent caterers, who are fans also? Are these reasons for firing a coach who is working with a group of players who are not on the tracks of being focused? How long would a player like Moss last with the Dallas Cowboys?

    If one looks at MN pro sports history, how often are fans right on with their diatribes? Not often. Why does second guessing the Vikings organization and players dominate the ether waves when a player goes off the deep end and bad mouths a caterer as well as the coach?

    Well, I’ve sounded off enough on the continuing soap opera called “As the Vikings Burn”! If the Vikings can redeem themselves by drawing within themselves to focus on winning then there is hope.

    If the fan base can be supportive of the team and organization through thick and thin then the ersatz doubters and negative soothsayers could go elsewhere. We are supposed to be rugged Minnesotans not a bunch of cry babies. There is hope if we keep the faith in the Vikings.

  3. Submitted by Eric Glenne on 11/15/2010 - 08:45 am.

    I like the guy who doesn’t say anything. Since you’re not getting any insightful commentary in this somewhat pointless piece, at least with him you get some mild entertainment.

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