Aug 9, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view of Minnesota Vikings helmets during the second half against the Houston Texans at the Metrodome. The Texans won 27-13.Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings player rips Josh Freeman


The Minnesota Vikings brought in former first-round pick Josh Freeman to see if he could be the answer at quarterback, but he played sparingly and showed that he was unable to comprehend the offense and he struggled greatly on the field.

With the team now looking ahead to next season and evaluating the direction that they will be going with their roster in 2014, one anonymous Vikings player has sounded off on Freeman’s struggles and made it clear that the quarterback had no command of the huddle.

In fact, Freeman was lost and could not got any message across to his teammates.

“You could tell Josh did not know the offense,” the player told USA TODAY. “Practices did not really go that well that week. But coach Frazier was in the team meetings like, ‘Oh, I think this is the best week of practice we’ve had all year.’ And everyone’s like, ‘What? What are you talking about?’”

Another player sounded off and seemed just as confused about why Freeman was getting a start earlier in the year.

“Debacle,” he said. “When they started Josh in that Giants game, we were as confused as anybody.”

The Vikings have plenty of talented offensive weapons including running back Adrian Peterson and wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, but there is no one capable of running the offense.

The good news is that Minnesota has a top ten pick and they will be able use the pick on a new signal-caller if that is the route that they decide to go. At the very least, it is hard to imagine any scenario where the Vikings roll with Freeman in 2014.

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