Leslie Frazier says Vikings distracted by hot seat talk

Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier watches as his team plays the Philadelphia Eagles at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings win 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier is one of many NFL head coaches on the hot seat around the league. That talk led to the Vikings team becoming distracted ahead of their 42-14 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals.

“I thought about that a week ago because there were some reports out there and I didn’t really talk to our guys about it, but this morning in our team meeting I felt like I needed to address it with our players,” Frazier said during a conference call, according to The Detroit News. “I want them to just concentrate on their jobs, not to be worried about the coach or what’s going on with me. They need to concentrate on this game, this game plan and not let that become a distraction.”

“I felt like last week when I didn’t address it, it did become a distraction, and I don’t want it to be.”

Topics: Minnesota Vikings

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  • Devi37

    I find Coach Frazier’s comments disingenuous -if the welfare of the team came first, they would have been better prepared and better coached at Cincy (and most of the rest of the season too). They are professionals and know the game is what is important.

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