Many players, however are not self-motivated. They have stopped playing hard. A vacuum of leadership has been created, and no one is filling it. Childress was fired. Favre ran out of gas this season. Now he gets knocked out of two games. E.J. Henderson is still too quiet to be an effective on-field leader. With Favre previously out of gas and now out of the picture, we have no player leaders doing anything to rally the team.
Interim coach Leslie Frazier has not successfully motivated players to do anything but play OK for two games. Since then, they are flat. The players aren't responding to him. Many Vikings players have weak internal fortitudes, and are afraid of the cold. No one is pushing the Vikings players to be all they can be.
Brad Childress was a guru who specialized in the run game. Childress set up the defense. We had a great run defense, and Childress was a big part of it. Frazier just inherited it. Now that Childress is gone, Frazier doesn't know what to do to make the defense work. It is completely breaking down. Our offensive line is in complete shambles, and Frazier is doing nothing to help because he doesn't know what to do with it.
Frazier is just clueless.
We need a head coach with a great football mind. That is not Leslie Frazier.
Frazier has had his chance, and he will have another two games to prove himself as a head coach. I hope he does, even if I doubt he will overcome the negative impression he has created so far.
I don't know who we should get as a head coach, but we need a football genius.