Frazier's lightly-regarded defensive coordinator Alan Williams also has little feel on gameday.
Take Sunday for example, the Vikings pass rush wasn't getting home in the first half and Hoyer looked like his old mentor, Tom Brady, while shredding the Vikings' base cover-2 looks.
To his credit Williams dialed up the blitz early and often throughout the second half and Hoyer was rendered ineffective until the game-winning drive of course when he reverted back to what is an ugly default setting.
Only when it was too late did Williams go back to aggression and it didn't work as the blitz didn't get home and Smith -- perhaps Williams' only plus player these days -- let Cameron get his outside shoulder for an easy TD.
Right now Frazier and Williams are pounding the square peg in the round hole and even their effective players are starting to lose confidence as they watch the opposition move up and down the field with relative ease.
And we haven't even addressed the elephant in the room when it comes to the Vikings, an organization which has inexplicably married themselves to a quarterback who simply can't play at the NFL level.
At some point this season you may see the first 11-man front in defensive football history as teams devise ways to stop Adrian Peterson with nary a worry over Ponder's ability to beat them with a downfield throw.
A mechanical mess, Ponder is still staring down receivers like a raw rookie 29 starts into his NFL career. He continues to slide out of the pocket at the first sign of trouble instead of stepping up into it and he needs receivers to run virtually perfect routes, otherwise he's always a threat to throw the pick-six.
Despite all of that Frazier and Spielman fall on their swords week after week defending Ponder, hoping against hope that the light will finally go on for the Florida State product.
Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave is more jittery than a cat in a room filled with rocking chairs when calling plays, taking the cautious approach to everything in an attempt to limit Ponder's game-changing mistakes.
And Musgrave's concerns are more than valid. He's already scaled things back to the point that the Vikings offense is more conservative than Sean Hannity yet Ponder continues to give it away at an alarming rate, turning it over on two more occasions against Cleveland.
Musgrave must have called the same roll out to the right side 10 different times against the Browns because Ponder can't execute anything else.
The embattled signal caller's most egregious error on Sunday, however, was a run of the mill incompletion on 3rd-and-4 from the Minnesota 20 with 3 1/2 minutes left. Greg Jennings was wide open on a simple corner route for a first down and Ponder flashed the control of Steve Blass or Rink Ankiel, throwing it high and outside.
An easy conversion was missed and the rest was history. The Browns got the ball back and Hoyer -- in just his second career start -- was everything Ponder wasn't.
"All 22 guys and special teams, we can play better, especially the offense," Ponder understated. "We have to fix it, otherwise we're going to be 0-16."
If Ponder is allowed under center again next week when Minnesota plays the Pittsburgh Steelers in London, the Vikings will be the team tanking for Teddy whether they know it or not.