While the Browns got a head start on Black Monday last night, we have our first firing of the day, as Leslie Frazier has been let go by the Vikings
The Vikings announced the move via their Twitter feed moments ago.
“Unfortunately, we did not achieve consistent success and did not achieve the progress we expected,” Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said in a statement. “We believe a coaching change is needed to help build a successful team moving forward.”
The Vikings fell off a cliff this year, following an impressive playoff run with a 5-10-1 mark. That left Frazier 21-32-1 in three years and change with the team.
The lack of a stable quarterback situation undermined him this year, as there never seemed to be a cohesive plan on how to develop Christian Ponder or use Josh Freeman after he was brought in. The fact Matt Cassel was their best option said more about the state of the team than Cassel himself.