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Continued: Vikings Insider: For Frazier, it's time to prove it again

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Last winter, on the heels of that surprise playoff trip, ownership offered only a lukewarm vote of confidence, exercising the 2014 option on Frazier’s contract but not extending the deal further.

As a show of steadfast support, it was unconvincing. And it thrust Frazier into a prove-it season in 2013.

He enters now with total buy-in from the locker room. And if there’s additional reason to believe Frazier can propel the Vikings further, it came in that improbable streak to close last season.

“When you have a coach who stands behind you like he does,” Henderson said, “you take those votes of confidence and you don’t ever want to let him down.”

A new season arrives with elevated expectations and, for Frazier, heightened pressure. Still, the Vikings coach believes greater success can be had.

“The first step,” Frazier said, “is having a vision and believing in it.”

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  • Vikings coach Leslie Frazier didn’t panic when his team fell to 6-6 last year with a loss at Green Bay. “I just sensed we had something going,’’ he said. The Vikings won their final four games to make the playoffs.

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