Leslie Frazier – Minnesota Vikings
Some may say it’s unfair to judge Leslie Frazier this early in his career considering the head coach was kind of thrown into the mix of his new duties in the middle of the 2010 season when Brad Childress was fired, but there’s no reason why the Minnesota Vikings shouldn’t improve from last year’s disappointing 3-13 record.
Frazier was placed in a difficult situation last year when things didn’t work out with Donovan McNabb and the head coach was forced to use rookie Christian Ponder earlier than he would have originally liked to. Now that the former Florida State star has a year of experience under his belt and Adrian Peterson appears to be ready to start Week 1 after suffering a torn ACL at the end of last season, there’s no reason why the Vikings shouldn’t be better this season.
Unfortunately for them, they happen to play in arguably the toughest division in football with the NFC North. If Frazier has another season as disappointing as 2011, he may not be suited to be a head coach in the NFL.
Add Leslie Frazier to the NFL Head Coaches Hot Seat list for 2012.