So, it has finally come. The end of the season as for any playoff hopes. Of course, with that have come the few jerk-wad trolls that have showed themselves and the dancing on our bodies. To those, I say, and qouting "Blazing Saddles", blow it out your ass. To those folks that have shown class in silence or constructive post's, wish the rest could be like you. So, the drama that has been the 2010 Vikings season finally hit the apex yesterday. Or, as Einstein's theory states, after expending all it's energy last season, a large and fast burning sun (2009 season) much larger then our own, goes Supernova (like this season) with the core collapsing in on itself from thousands of miles wide to less then a pin head in size with a force of gravity so strong that no light can escape. Drawing in material (fan's, post game conference's), it pulverizes and shoots out this material via jet's billions of light years long. Thus, a black hole is created. Sadly, the Vikings have reached this stage. 2010 has collapsed in on itself never to be seen nor heard from again.
What will Monday morning bring? One can only hope a change in leadership. As I stated last week, and again here, time to replace Chilly with Frazier. At least give Frazier a chance. Yes, the Defense hasn't shown greatness, but neither did the Dallas offense under Wade. Many thought Garrett would be the same Ole same Ole. After watching that game next to the debacle at the Metrodome, I started wondering. It would appear the offense in Dallas had been stagnant with Wade running the show. The players there had given up on Wade as well. Sound familiar? Wade is gone, and suddenly, the offense and defense have opened up and the players playing like it's week 2, not week 10. In essence, it is a new season in Dallas. For them, there is still hope, though ever so slight. For us, the end, as they say, is Nigh. But as Steve Mariuchi was stating on NFL Network not too long ago, now is the time to start evaluating who too keep for next year. And that also means with the Head Coach. Again, I do say give Frazier the chance the rest of the season. If he loses out, complete new staff next year. If he inspires this team, get's things turned around, retain him and let him run the show next season as well.
While alot of folks have and will be throwing around names, the only ones I could see even giving us a glance would be Gruden, Billick and Dungy. Of the three, I'd rather see Dungy first, Billick second and none, or Frazier third. I've really never cared for Gruden all that much. Call it a hunch, but think he is more of a pretty boy. As for Cowher, forget it. He will never come out here. He is wanting to stay close to home. Carolina anyone? Maybe even Jacksonville if Del Rio is not retained. But not here. The Tuna (Parcells)? Naw, I don't think his heart is too much into coaching anymore. Sure, he would stick around a few years, then unable to handle the day to day rigors of a coach anymore. I'd like to stick to long term here, like what we should have done at QB. Hopefully, tomorrow morning, we will finally hear what most of us have wanted to hear. Chilly is gone, and Frazier in until the end of the season as an interim. With Frazier's coaching abilities being proven, or dis-proven.
With Favre "re-evaluating" his career, I think it's time for the Vikings to re-evaluate him as well. As I said, help him keep his streak intact. Help him walk away from a bad situation and a horrible final season for him. Cut him. Let him ride off into the Hall of Fame. Give Jackson the ball. Again, as I stated last week, let him prove or disprove himeself. If he chokes, keep him in until the end of the season. I seriously doubt it can get much worse then this. If he fails miserably, I would take a serious look at Vick. Yeah, I know in the preseason I was against getting him. But from what I've seen, he has matured as a QB. And hopefully, as a man as well. Yes, I am a major dog lover and will never forget what he did. But he did serve his time, and has shown so far that he should be forgiven at least.
Right now, there are many different views and ideas on what should or shouldn't be done with this team. One thing is certian, it can't keep going like this. If we stick it out with Chilly and Favre the rest of the season, as the song say's, we will be Putting out the Fire with Gasoline. We will lose support of the fans, and the ones that will be coming up as Free Agents this off season won't stick around to deal with a dysfunctional coach, dysfunctional team and an owner they will view as disconnected.
Time to put the fire out the right way. Wilf, please grab the Halon and do what is right.