His Name is Frerotte. Gus Frerotte.
There’s a lot to talk about from last night’s 30-27 Minnesota win over New Orleans. Reggie Bush’s special teams brilliance and Antoine Winfield’s all over the field play are just two that stand out. However, the story from last night was Gus Frerotte and his three clutch throws to Bernard Berrian in the fourth quarter — all of which played a huge role in Minnesota’s win.
The first deep pass to Berrian almost got Frerotte killed as he took a devastating blast from Will “Don’t Call Me Legend” Smith.
The hit rang Frerotte’s bell so hard, he had to sit out the next play. When he returned, however, he completed another beauty to Berrian, this time a 33-yard touchdown strike that tied the game. After Martin Gramatica missed an opportunity to put New Orleans ahead, Frerotte simply drove his team down the field again — this time, with the help of a 42-yard pass interference call against New Orleans.
Frerotte’s intended receiver on that crucial play was again Bernard Berrian.
At least for last night’s game, these two formed one hell of a pitch-and-catch tandem. It’s also painfully obvious Brad Childress had visions of Tarvaris Jackson forming the same kind of relationship with the Vikings receivers. Luckily for his job, Frerotte, Gus Frerotte has been able to succeed where Jackson could not.