Vikings coach Leslie Fraizer on QB Donovan McNabb: “You can’t play this game cautious”

Does Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier want Donovan McNabb benched?

Sure sounds like he’s hinting towards the notion.

Although McNabb only has two interceptions this year, his coach would like him to be more agressive in his passing game according to Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

“He’s done a great job of not turning the ball over, which is a big deal because of the way we play,” Frazier said Wednesday. “It’s one of the reasons we’ve been in these games the way we have.”

“But you can’t play this game cautious. He knows that. He’s had a ton of success in this league. Sometimes, you just got to let it go. And he will, and he has.”

Frazier talked about one play in particular. Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe stumbled after being jammed at the line of scrimmage. Rather than let the ball go, trusting that Shiancoe would get to his spot, McNabb tried to pull it back but ended up short-hopping the pass on a play that could have resulted in a big gain.

“[McNabb] wasn’t quite sure [Shiancoe] was going to get his head around fast enough,” Frazier said. “It wasn’t the kind of throw [McNabb] wanted to make.”

How long will Vikings faithful have to wait for the “Christian Ponder Era” to begin in Minnesota?


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