Thread: Bud Grant gives Frazier advice
10-06-2011, 04:17 PM #51
Opinions are like ass$%#.........everyone has one. This one strikes a chord with me. Bud Grant was/is the greatest coach the Vikes have EVER had. He didnt win the SB, and that sucks, no doubt. SO if the criteria is hardware only then CMac and Caine are right, but id rather have Bud, or Marv Levy over Barry Switzer types anyday. Its pretty sad that our season is to the point where we are poking holes in a true MN legend.
As to the current issue, Leslie sought out Bud, just as other coaches have in the past.
10-06-2011, 04:20 PM #52
But yeah, I completely understand what you're saying... and John Randle was a beast.
It's just disappointing that 40 years later, Grant is still the best coach the Vikings have ever had... and he never won a Super Bowl. But, I did enjoy reading this article and hope Fraizer listened to what Grant had to say.
I also read today that Tony Dungy's first year as the Bucs HC (1996), he started the year 0-5, and finished 6-10. Not really that inspiring, but it's a little ray of sunshine during these dark times.Disclaimer: I'm an idiot.
10-06-2011, 04:30 PM #53
Nice to see you back Cmac
10-06-2011, 04:44 PM #54
All I really know is what I've heard and seen on TV. Bud Grant was by far the best Vikings coach ever. That's not saying much seeing as we're not a very old team, but if I follow these old timers properly he's probably going to be the best we've had for a while, for good reason.
We haven't had a line as good as the PPE since, most teams haven't, that's pretty remarkable.Well 2 HOFers and Jim Marshall, who damn well should be in, out of a 4 man line.
How about Fran The Man, did he start his career under Bud Grant? Whoever let him do what he did, was truly an innovator, with massive cojones. It's only now becoming okay for NFL teams to develop their franchise around a 'running' QB. Remember at the controversy surrounding Vick? No the first one. Whether a 'running' QB could ever succeed in the NFL. That was in the early 2000s...
10-06-2011, 04:47 PM #55
10-06-2011, 08:05 PM #56
Trust me, I'm a doctor.
10-06-2011, 08:17 PM #57
10-07-2011, 05:55 AM #58