EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Like the rest of the Minnesota Vikings, offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave has had a rough first season on the job.

Coach Leslie Frazier hired Musgrave away from Atlanta after he was praised for his work with Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Then the lockout came, robbing Musgrave of any chance to get on the same page with Minnesota rookie Christian Ponder in the offseason.

The 2-12 Vikings rank 28th in the league in passing offense, and Musgrave has come under some fire from fans for his play calling.

Frazier says he believes that with a full offseason, Musgrave’s offensive system can be a success in Minnesota.

Musgrave says this year has been “very unorthodox” and he looks forward to having a more normal offseason to prepare for 2012.

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Comments (6)
  1. Horrible says:

    Musgrave is the worst offensive coordinator we ever had….Believe or not he is even worse than Childress…Peterson never gets enough carries and every third down he takes out Peterson and Harvin, our only play makers… he has gotta go now !!!!

  2. Rocky says:

    Really, viks offence/defence is horrid, the guy is a joke, when he get fired along with leslie only then will we see some winning……..

  3. David Storm says:

    I know one thing. None of the coaches should be back next year. Not even Leslie. But since Zygi likes to hire without looking at more then just one guys he’s stuck with Frazier till his contract is up. After that point hopefully the vikes will be playing in Arden hills and Wilf’s can then turn their attention to getting some good coaching. Front office is crucial Spielman needs to go this offseason.

  4. j speedbag 64 says:

    secure the 1st pick in the draft and fire everybody….take andrew luck and don’t look back……….go vikes

  5. zee reporting says:

    Andrew luck would be a great choice for the vikings!

  6. Duke says:

    When you have Real Estate Developers making football decisions in the NFL there will always be problems. We need an organization not a few people giving opinions.

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