EDIT: Well, we have Frazier talking about non-QB issues, so let's hear him talk about the quarterback issue. Plus, it links to the Jamestown Sun, which is always alright by me. - Chris
I found an interesting article in the news today, Frazier talking about the QB situation;
Frazier talked extensively about the quarterback position at the breakfast. He made it clear that his desire would be to draft someone and plug him in as the starter.
“Ideally, [the goal] would be to get a young guy that could say, ‘OK, we’re going to ride with this guy. He’s our guy. He’s our [Joe] Flacco, he’s our [Mark] Sanchez, he’s our Matt Ryan,’” Frazier said. “He would step in as our starter. That would be the ideal situation. You know you’re going to go through your lumps early on but in the long term you just know you’ve got the right guy, that’s he’s just going to get better and better and better and we build around him.
“There’s no question that would be the way to go and it’s probably been a while since that’s happened in Minnesota. You’d love to have that in your organization. Chicago has that now with [Jay] Cutler, Green Bay has that now with [Aaron] Rodgers, Detroit has that now with [Matthew] Stafford. We want to join that club. We want people to say, ‘Minnesota has their guy.’”
Now he's not saying anything we don't already know, or haven't pretty much figured out on our own here at the DN, but what makes it interesting is the confirmation. Between the lot of us, we seem to be on the same general track as LF in analyzing where the Vikings are and what they need to do, and why.
The new question answered is whether or not the Vikings hope to get a STARTING QB out of the draft. They do. That means top talent, not trading down, not picking up some dark horse in the 5th round and hoping they can polish that rough diamond up in 2-4 years. They want their own draft pick to start immediately.
It also suggests that they don't see Joe Webb as That Guy. Probably work him out and let him compete for a backup position, but they see that he needs the work and time before being ready for anything serious in the NFL. Again, that's the same consensus we more or less came to here at the DN, but again, it's nice to see that we were on the same track.
Our new question is, do you agree with Frazier?
Do you agree with Leslie Frazier's assessment and direction for the Viking's QB situation?
Yes, he and I are of like mind, two great minds thinking together, like a finely tuned ballet duet, or wagon wheels rolling in the same worn ruts (155 votes)
More or less, but I think Joe Webb is the Vikings QBotF and we won't find a starter at #12 (124 votes)
Yes, but the Vikings will have to trade up to get their starter (167 votes)
Frazier is blowing smoke, the Vikings will rely on a grizzled veteran and pick up a long-term project in the 2nd round (145 votes)
Hell no, Frazier is an unproven HC and I know better than him what the Vikings need! (3 votes)
Frazier is full of wishful thinking, there won't be a starter available at #12, Webb isn't ready, and the Vikings are DOOOOMED! DOOOOMED I SAY! (63 votes)
Something different, something new, something so brilliant that neither Frazier nor DCPurple has figured out my thinking yet! (explain below, please) (12 votes)
669 total votes