Following the Vikings very depressing results so far this season - there seems to be a lot of fans already calling for the heads of Frazier and / or Musgrave.
I would like to stand up and say I'm willing to give our coaches time.
Now i have to admit there have been some very poor calls on keys plays in our first 3 games (Gerhart on a 4th and 1? really?!) and some of the players that they have taken a risk on have not worked out.
When it comes to risking playing people like Berrian and Tyrell Johnson I can understand why Frazier did that. This is his first full season as Head Coach and he wanted to give everyone a fair shot at proving themselves in his team - maybe he could get the best out of them..... Johnson is a 2nd round pick and Frazier probably didn't want to throw that away without giving it one more shot. It didn't work and it looks like, following the Lions game, Frazier has realised that! Hopefully now he will do the same with Berrian, the guy just doesnt look interested out there! Next year both these player will likely be gone, freeing up a large amount of cap space to bring in some FA's to compliment our draft.
As for the play calling - as much as we dont like to admit it, the coaches and players are still trying to get up to speed with each other, still trying to get the playbook in place - but that will come. We tried to disguise our shortcomings with surprise playcalling which hasnt worked for the most part. However, had we played at the level we did @ the Chargers as we did vs the Lions we probably would have won that game. There has been improvement week on week as the players digest the playbook.
Frazier and Musgrave are still learning themselves. They will get back to building everything around AP and I beleive Harvin will feature more prominantely at receiver in the coming weeks. KC provides a good opportunity to get our first win and use that as a platform to build from. I'm not saying that they are going to turn the season around and win 8-9 games but I really do believe that we will improve throughout the season and, with a good draft and FA, could be in good shape for the 2012 season.
Apologies that this post is a bit slap-dash - writing this quickly before i head out!