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Def. coordinator Alan Williams sheds light on coach-playcaller relay

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier and defensive coordinator Alan Williams were both defensive backs coaches during the Indianapolis Colts’ Super Bowl season in 2006.

Williams said their history goes a long way in being a cohesive, clearly-communicated unit between a head coach and the defensive play caller.

“The […]

Zulgad: Vikings show lack of faith in Ponder's decision making ability

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

A lack of faith in Christian Ponder’s abilities appear to exist both inside and outside the walls of Winter Park these days.

How else do you explain the fact the Minnesota Vikings quarterback approached the line of scrimmage last Sunday facing a third-and-goal from the Chicago Bears’ 4-yard line with any decision-making abilities […]

A lack of faith in Christian Ponder

Judd Zulgad and Andrew Krammer discuss the lack of faith the Vikings showed in Christian Ponder on a key play last Sunday in Chicago. #Sportswire #Vikings #1500ESPN

“Numbers Can Lie…” Frazier Advises Not To Judge Defense On Early Season Statistics.

Photo – Hannah Foslien (Getty Images)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – The first two weeks of the Vikings season haven’t gone according to plan. An 0-2 start, gigantic question marks on offense and surprising problems on defense have all worked towards the Vikings to dropping their first two games […]

Kevin Williams returns, makes one change to Vikings' inactives

By akrammer@1500espn.com

CHICAGO — Minnesota Vikings veteran defensive tackle Kevin Williams will return from a hyperextension and bone-bruised right knee that has held him out of all but two practices since Aug. 25.

Williams, 33, hopes to bolster a defense that allowed a combined 283 yards to Detroit Lions running backs Joique Bell and Reggie […]

Pregame: Battles in the trenches matter most in Vikings-Bears

By akrammer@1500espn.com

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. — The Minnesota Vikings’ victory at the Detroit Lions last season is their only NFC North road win in the last 10 road trips.

Quarterback Christian Ponder’s lone division road victory wasn’t of his own volition, as he threw for just 111 yards and was backed up by special teams […]

Leslie Frazier isn’t thinking about replacing Ponder

Posted by Josh Alper

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Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder’s 2013 season did not get off to a good start as he turned the ball over four time on the way to a 34-24 loss to the Lions last Sunday.

That performance has given fuel to the fire built by those who don’t feel […]

Zulgad: NFL drops the ball, fails to make example of Ndamukong Suh

By jzulgad@1500espn.com

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had the perfect opportunity to make a bold statement when it came to Ndamukong Suh’s illegal block on John Sullivan during last Sunday’s game.

But Goodell – a man who continually talks about the safety of players – swung and missed on his chance to make an example of […]

Zulgad: Marcus Sherels makes an impact in his return to Vikings

by Judd Zulgad 1500ESPN.com

MINNEAPOLIS — Marcus Sherels admitted it was not an easy decision to skip the Minnesota Vikings’ preseason game last Sunday in San Francisco, but coach Leslie Frazier made it clear that, in this case, the priority was not football.

Sherels’ father, Ben, had died of cancer on the eve of the […]