With Vikings coach Leslie Frazier’s future in doubt in Minnesota, there are conversations he needs to have with his bosses.
But he’s not having them for another week.
Via Ben Goessling of ESPN.com, Frazier said he hasn’t had any talks with ownership before the final game of a 4-10-1 season gone wrong.
“I think for our players, it’s important that they focus on the task,” Frazier said. “That’s what I’m asking them to do, and I need to do the same thing. It’s very, very important if you want to have a chance to win these games down the stretch that I stay focused on what’s involved with leading our team and I want them to follow. It’s important I handle it the right way.”
Frazier has at least one strong proponent, as running back Adrian Peterson said he wanted to play for Frazier “for the rest of my career,” and that he’d go to ownership to lobby for Frazier.
“I’m not an individual that’s looking for dramatic change,” Peterson said. “It would hurt if he leaves.”
Asked about Peterson’s support, Frazier showed some emotion and replied: “He’s a special player, a special guy.”
The emotion might be because he knows his time is drawing short, and not even an endorsement from his best player is expected to save him.