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Vikings GM: Leslie Frazier's job is safe

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09:01 AM ET 11.02 | While three straight blowout losses have turned up the heat on Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and his staff, general manager Rick Spielman says the organization stands firmly behind its head coach and is optimistic things will turn around this season. ''Leslie Frazier is not going anywhere,'' Spielman said Friday. ''I am telling you that we are very committed to Leslie Frazier and this coaching staff. And we're committed to our players, and everybody is working extremely hard to get this thing turned around.'' The Vikings have opened the season with six losses in their first seven games, and the defeats have grown progressively more one-sided as the season has worn on. The Vikings came out of their bye week with losses to Carolina, the Giants and Green Bay over the last three weeks and have started a different quarterback in each of those games.

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November 2, 2013  09:18 AM ET

Considering Spielman's job isn't safe, I'd take this with a grain of salt.

Spielman released Antoine Winfield then drafted was is so far a complete bust to replace him (Josh Robinson). He oversaw the carousel of anemic QBs. He allowed Bill Musgrove to remain OC.

I'll give credit to Frazier and Spielman for cleaning up the locker room of criminals and malcontents, (McKinnie, Harvin, Rice, et al) but what is on the field on Sunday leaves a lot to be desired, and both should follow Ponder's lead and place their homes on the market.

November 2, 2013  09:21 AM ET

Ahhhh, the dreaded "vote of confidence". Translation = Frazier is as good as gone.

November 2, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Ahhhh, the dreaded "vote of confidence". Translation = Frazier is as good as gone.

Agree. This is the perfunctory kiss of death.

November 2, 2013  09:53 AM ET

Hmmmm is it as safe as Lovie Smith or Andy Reids ?

November 2, 2013  10:00 AM ET

That's what Jerry said about Jason!!

November 2, 2013  10:14 AM ET

On the brighter side, Frazier shouldn't have to work too hard to start a win streak tomorrow.

November 2, 2013  10:16 AM ET

Spielman is gone too, so this "vote of confidence" counts for nothing. Pack your bags, Leslie.

November 2, 2013  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Spielman is gone too, so this "vote of confidence" counts for nothing. Pack your bags, Leslie.

Indeed. Sometimes the last person you want to be asking about the performance of a team and coaching staff is the guy who pretty much put everyone there in the first place.

I've said it before... Spielman is one of those GMs who somehow manages to stay under the radar while his team seems to crumble around him.

November 2, 2013  10:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

On the brighter side, Frazier shouldn't have to work too hard to start a win streak tomorrow.

If that happens I might lose my mind.

November 2, 2013  10:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

If that happens I might lose my mind.

And I'd laugh my ass off.

November 2, 2013  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

And I'd laugh my **** off.

And Hank & I will never hear the end if it.


NEVER!!!

November 2, 2013  11:07 AM ET

I wonder if Zygi agrees.

November 2, 2013  11:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

If that happens I might lose my mind.

I think your mind is safe this week.

November 2, 2013  11:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

And Hank & I will never hear the end if it. NEVER!!!

You bet your hiney you won't.

November 2, 2013  12:01 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

You bet your hiney you won't.

Take lots of money tomorrow...


LOTS

November 2, 2013  12:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Take lots of money tomorrow... LOTS

Already heard. $$$$$

I guess my son can join the Army rather than go to college.

November 2, 2013  12:08 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Already heard. $$$$$I guess my son can join the Army rather than go to college.

I went to Texas Stadium its last season. 9.50 for a 16 oz.

November 2, 2013  12:56 PM ET

Spielman went on to say, "Now, I'm going to tell you the truth! I didn't do it! I wasn't even there! I was at a friend's house! The check is in the mail! Trust me, I'll take care of everything. It's not the money, it's the principle of the thing! I'll call you later!"

November 2, 2013  01:33 PM ET
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I went to Texas Stadium its last season. 9.50 for a 16 oz.

Bought two cokes, a hot dog and an order of nachos.

$26

 
November 2, 2013  01:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I guess my son can join the Army rather than go to college.

Either way... he gets drunk.

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