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Again, pointing fingers doesn't get anybody anywhere, but when you're the head honcho, the blame always falls on your shoulders.
The shortened offseason, and CBA debacle obviously had its effect on this team, but all 32 NFL teams went through the same issue, so we can't really isolate that reason as an excuse.
No, the old saying is true in that you win as a team, you lose as a team.
For Frazier, however, there were a few idiosyncrasies that defined his 2011 season which included poor player management, and terrible in-game management which was a huge reason for the Vikings disappointing season.
Frazier, however, deserves at least one more chance, in my opinion.
Between the shortened season and not having the greatest skill players at certain positions, the Vikings still played nose to nose with nearly every team this season, and with a few tweaks, this team could very much be in the hunt for a playoff spot right now.
There's enough reason to sort of pinpoint whose "fault" it was for this season, but there is also enough to suggest the Vikings are not only better than their record suggests, but certainly on the right path.
Every dark cloud has a silver lining.