"We've gone through some things staff-wise and even with our players," Frazier said. "At this point, the starting lineup should remain the same."
McNabb has completed 58.6 percent of his passes for four touchdowns, two interceptions and an 80.9 passer rating, and his 680 passing yards are 30th in the league. McNabb and the coaches involved with his position – Frazier, offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave and quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson – talked with McNabb on Monday.
According to the quarterback, that conversation helped "clear the air" and get players and coaches of like mind on which plays people are comfortable with and how to attack different defenses.
"How will you be able to do that? Setting guys up in certain situations, calling plays that guys are comfortable with, that the whole unit knows exactly what we're doing – not trying to trick a defense or trick an offense," McNabb said.
McNabb isn't the only person at fault in the Vikings' 0-4 start. While Frazier said there are things he wants to see different out of the quarterback position, he also talked Monday about looking at every position on the roster. He knows he can't wait much longer for his team to get in the win column.
"We don't have the luxury to look to Week 7, Week 8, Week 9 and think about plans for then unless, at this point of the season [through Week 4] we've basically said we're looking at 2012," Frazier said. "I don't think we're at that point at all so that's not on my radar. We really want to concentrate on getting a win against the Arizona Cardinals at home."
However, that isn't completely stopping Frazier from looking at opportunities for some of the younger players, even if they aren't put in a starting role.
"We'll continue to sprinkle in guys like Devin [Aromashodu] and we'll probably to take a look at Asher [Allen] this week and some other guys," Frazier said. "We're going to continue to work other guys in the rotation.
"… [The veterans] want the same thing that I want and the same thing that our team wants, and that's to win. Glad that we have the quality veterans that we do have. We've got to get it going and get a win."
McNabb knows he under fire and admitted that the backup quarterback is always popular when a football team is struggling.
"I can't worry about what people are saying on the outside or what the rumors are. I can only focus on what we're doing here," McNabb said.
"I look for positive things to happen in these up and coming weeks."
INJURIES AFFECTING STARTERS
The Vikings had three key players held of practice Wednesday because of injuries – CB Antoine Winfield (neck), C John Sullivan (ankle) and P Chris Kluwe (hamstring).
The Winfield injury went mostly unnoticed on Sunday, and he attended practice Wednesday but was relegated to watching. He had seven tackles, including one for a loss, on Sunday.
Sullivan hurt his left ankle on the Vikings' first possession of the second quarter Sunday when left tackle Charlie Johnson landed on the center's left leg as he was standing near a pile of players. He missed two plays and returned to action.
Like Winfield, Kluwe's injury went largely undetected and he still averaged 53.3 gross yards on four punts. The Vikings have had two punters, Chris Jones on Friday and Nick Harris on Tuesday, in for workouts over the past five days.
The Vikings also had four other starters limited on Wednesday – S Husain Abdullah (pelvis), LB E.J. Henderson (knee), T Charlie Johnson (elbow) and S Jamarca Sanford (knee).
For the Cardinals, TE Jim Dray (pectoral) and P Dave Zastudil (knee) didn't practice. They also had numerous players limited, including CB Michael Adams, WR Early Doucet, TE Todd Heap, CB A.J. Jefferson, LB Joey Porter, C Lyle Sendlein, RB Beanie Wells.
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