As Tom Pelissero of 1500 ESPN Radio point out, the Minnesota Vikings have outscored their opponents in the first half of game 54-7 but have managed to do a complete 180 in the second halves as they’ve been outscored 67-6.
“Ah, no,” Frazier said. “I don’t think our quarterback position is our problem right now.”
“Does it make sense for an 0-3 team to play a 34-year-old quarterback in what will be an exceedingly difficult push for a playoff spot, all while your quarterback of the future (Christian Ponder) stands on the sideline? The quarterback might not be an acute Vikings problem at the moment, but the looming transition from McNabb to Ponder — whenever it happens — might be the most important event remaining for this franchise in 2011,” writes Seifert.
While the quarterback play is certainly a concern, you could make the case that the team has managed their games poorly. Considering that they had a 20 point lead at half time, you think that the second-half would be dominated by the run game and Adrian Peterson who had 73 rushing yards and a touchdown at the half. Instead the team turned away from Peterson and chose to give the ball to Toby Gerhart on a critical fourth and one.
Depending on how the coming weeks play out, the attention could get directed towards Frazier and the overall job of the people who are making the decisions.