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Late thoughts on the new Offensive Coordinator


        + There are no perfect coaches.  Many times us fans get too wrapped up in offenisve rankings of a candidates previous team or teams.  And while that is one aspect to look at, it is by no means the only benchmark.  All coaches are imperfect, so a head coach and organization needs to decide on what strengths and traits are the most important at that particular time for a team.  

        +  A good QB is vital to the consistent success of a team. Does having a great QB mean a Super Bowl? Maybe not, however, it means that you will have  a shot for the post season on most years.  And once you get in the play-offs, anything can happen.

       + Drafting the right QB is important, but I really think only part of the equation.  Equally important or even more so, is the development of a QB.  It is teaching, motivating, working out...basically having a plan. It is being able to communicate effectively and get the player to understand and act on all the challenges that lie ahead. Not everybody with the title QB coach can do this effectively.  But the Vikings just got themselves one of the rare guys on this earth who has outstanding success in this area.

      +  Although the CBA kinda throws some uncertantity into the plan, I can envision the hiring of Bill Musgrave means drafting a QB in the first round.  I can also see them going with a VET for a year.  But this is where I think things shake up.  Coach Musgrave is a proffesional and a very good one at that.  He understands that at the QB position, each and every rep is vital to the development of a QB.  So i think Joe Webb will be the odd man out.  I know it sounds ridiculous, considering the potential he showed in a few games and his age.  But I believe the new coach will have an influence and will feel a higher rated QB out of college will be the answer.  I think Webb will stick around as the 3rd QB/Wr giving the team some roster flexibility.  But I do see the new QB (2011 draft) will get almost all the 2nd team reps.

     + The Veteren QB will most likely need to be someone who willing accepts his position is to be a bridge unto the future for the organization.  For this reason, I don't see any QBs like Vince Young or Kevin Kolb.  Carson Palmer, Matt Hassleback and Donovan McNabb would all be ideal candidates who don't embarrass your organization and should be willing mentors to the new kid.

 

All in all I thought this was a tremendous hire for Coach Frazier and showed me that the organization has a succesful plan moving forward

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