Frazier putting time off to good use

This offseason of uncertainty could not have come at a worse time for Leslie Frazier.

He is preparing to start his first full season as a head coach with the Minnesota Vikings and was looking forward to getting his players together with a new coaching staff often this summer.

But Frazier is trying to make the most of the extra time created by the NFL lockout. While he can’t meet with players, Frazier says he is spending more time with his coaches so they are ready to hit the ground running whenever the lockout ends.

Frazier was the defensive coordinator in Minnesota before replacing the fired Brad Childress. He has kept most of his staff on that side of the ball intact.

But he hired five new coaches on offense, including a new offensive coordinator. And Frazier says the extra time is allowing all of them to get on the same page.