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Minnesota Vikings Inside Slant 2008-09-23


Minnesota Vikings Inside Slant 2008-09-23
Gus Frerotte received generally positive reviews from coach Brad Childress a day after the veteran quarterback made his first start of the season.


Frerotte, who replaced second-year starter Tarvaris Jackson after the Vikings fell to 0-2, completed 16 of 28 passes for 204 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the Vikings' 20-10 victory over Carolina at the Metrodome. He also was sacked three times.

"I think he gave some life to the passing game," Childress said. "I thought he did a nice job of sliding up in the pocket and getting (Bernard) Berrian on that 48-yarder on third down. He gave us some plays in the passing game and made a lot of the routine plays."

That 48-yarder to Berrian came early in the third quarter and helped to set up a drive that ended with Frerotte's 34-yard touchdown pass to tight end Visanthe Shiancoe.

Although it appeared the Vikings took more downfield shots with Frerotte at quarterback, Childress was not willing to acknowledge the game plan changed all that much from when Jackson started in losses to Green Bay and Indianapolis.

"It is simply (the same plan) for the fact that you have to attack the defense that you're seeing with the plays that you believe will attack that defense," Childress said."

Frerotte had said on Sunday he didn't feel that there were that many more down-field shots taken.

"I don't think anymore than we have in the past," he said. "But we called some in the game and for whatever reason they are playing the right coverage at the time. ... Overall I think our play calling was really good."



Author:Fox Sports
Author's Website:http://www.foxsports.com
Added: September 23, 2008

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