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With former Minnesota receiver Troy Williamson, who now plays for the team’s next opponent in Jacksonville, popping off about wanting to “duke it out” with Vikings coach Brad Childress, the third-year head coach initially declined to respond.
But when pressed on his height and weight so that reporters could properly piece together the “tale of the tape” for the possible brawl, Childress couldn’t resist.
 “Do you need my reach?  I’m not like a woman; I’ll give you my weight.  It’s 190 pounds of twisted steel and rompin’, stompin’ dynamite.  Is that enough humor for you?”
Though Williamson is taller and heavier than Childress, Vikings defensive end Jared Allen would put his money on Chilly.
“Coach Childress is a tough-minded guy,” Allen said. “And he has a bad . . .  mustache.”
We know one thing for sure.  If a fought broke out, Childress would try to keep it close and hope that Williamson steps on a rake in the last round.

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  1. adaunte11 says: Nov 19, 2008 9:45 PM

    haha, as a Vikings fan, I hope for a dual knockout, but I agree Chilly ball will probably apply here too

  2. graunkem says: Nov 19, 2008 9:45 PM

    There will be a bit of humor if Tice and Williamson beat Childress this weekend.
    UNfortunately, I have to root against them, because no matter how much I dislike the coach, I still love my team.

  3. renaissancemanrt says: Nov 19, 2008 9:45 PM

    Brad Childress is the dumbest most immature childish head coach there is. Wasn’t he saying how last week reporters were like people who shot wounded soldiers?

  4. adaunte11 says: Nov 19, 2008 9:46 PM

    haha, as a Vikings fan, Im hoping for a Dual Knockout, but I bet Childress will try to use his infamous Chill ball game plan here too.

  5. BuckFutter says: Nov 19, 2008 9:47 PM

    If I was Childress, my strategy would be to yell “Catch” then throw something to Williamson….and then, when he bent down to pick it up after it hit him right in the hands, I’d kick him in the head and then run like a girl.

  6. CD_Ridge says: Nov 19, 2008 9:48 PM

    I would expect Troy Williamson to drop him like a passed football.

  7. meekdog78 says: Nov 19, 2008 9:49 PM

    message to chilly: just do his taxes and then kiss and make up

  8. VikingAP says: Nov 19, 2008 9:54 PM

    Williamson is a pussy. Try doing your job Mr 4 catches for 27 yards BUST OF A NFL PLAYER.
    You suck Troy, now go cry.

  9. PJW says: Nov 19, 2008 9:54 PM

    Chilly wins
    Williamson would drop his fists.

  10. leemuncy says: Nov 19, 2008 9:55 PM

    troy couldnt see good enough to land a good shot
    either that or
    his hands are as useless as the tits on a male hog,
    based on his performance id have to gauge its the latter
    of the 2.
    troy wants to hit coach because he will probably be inactive
    again this week and wont be hitting anything except his right
    hand agst his groin

  11. DBQViking says: Nov 19, 2008 10:00 PM

    A Childress vs. Williamson cage match? I don’t know if I’m more surprised by Williamson, spouting off nasty about his former coach when he will be wearing zubaza sweats on the sidelines or by Childress, coming up with an off the cuff, humorous remark.
    Troy, you had your shot, you flopped. Get over it.
    Childress, you’ve had your shot, finish off this season with at least a playoff win and you can continue.

  12. SpartaChris says: Nov 19, 2008 10:03 PM

    If a fight broke out, Chilly would have Bryant McKinnie step in.

  13. Bronkko says: Nov 19, 2008 10:05 PM

    “We know one thing for sure. If a fought broke out, Childress would try to keep it close and hope that Williamson steps on a rake in the last round.”
    LMAO.. will now be known as “Chilly Brawl”

  14. Bubby Brister says: Nov 19, 2008 10:15 PM

    This added with Gus Johnson calling the bout would instantly make this game must-see-TV.

  15. Favre2012 says: Nov 19, 2008 10:18 PM

    Chilly is a terrible coach, but that line is hilarious.

  16. jimicos says: Nov 19, 2008 10:23 PM

    I’m confused. Did he say, “Do you need my reach?” or “Do you need a reach-around?”
    Both of them will be out of football soon enough. Maybe this could be a real matchup on some celebrity boxing show. Here’s a nice visual (Screech kicks the “horshack” out of… Horshack):

    I wonder if Urkel called dibs on the winner.
    On topic: Isn’t a head coach in the NFL supposed to be above childish bickering with ex-players? Not that Williamson is a well-adjusted, fully functional adult human. But geez.

  17. jimicos says: Nov 19, 2008 10:24 PM

    BTW, I smell a “pic of the day” coming out of this.

  18. Diomedes says: Nov 19, 2008 10:25 PM

    If a faught broke out? Like, flatulence?

  19. MNPawn says: Nov 19, 2008 10:26 PM

    McKinnie may step in, it would be in Florida.

  20. Joe 6-pack says: Nov 19, 2008 10:44 PM

    lol Troy m’boy. Just keep your mouth shut. Remember that Chicago game when you caught the 60 yard bomb for a TD? That had been your first TD since 2005. That’s just terrible. Shut up and ride that pine, would you?

  21. WeskerLogan says: Nov 19, 2008 10:46 PM

    jeeze — childress is setting back bald coaches at least a decade.

  22. hender says: Nov 19, 2008 10:51 PM

    the Minnesota Villains…even the moron of a head coach is now spouting off…as a coach you have to brush that talk aside

  23. jaman says: Nov 19, 2008 10:56 PM

    How about J Allen sticking up for his boy! You gotta appreciate the moustache. Although Allens is more of a porn stache, and Chillys is a child molester stache.

  24. Kleh says: Nov 19, 2008 11:21 PM

    Chilly better watch out, Williamson has hands of stone.

  25. questionmark says: Nov 19, 2008 11:23 PM

    “I’m not like a woman; I’ll give you my weight. ”
    Don’t stop there Childress, a woman would have the Vikings prepared for situational football. A woman would understand basic concepts like clock management, timeouts, and math.

  26. antipacker says: Nov 19, 2008 11:38 PM

    Humor! Thrills! Stepping on a rake is the funniest slapstick gag in history. The thought of Chilly and StoneHands Williamson squaring off caught me at just the right moment. You’ve redeemed yourself one tenth of a degree. Thanks for the true laugh.

  27. bgman says: Nov 19, 2008 11:41 PM

    As a coach I’m not going to defend Brad Childress. But the more he talks to the media, he’s actually pretty funny in a dry cerebral kind of way so it’s misinterpreted by most fans. And Childress’ complete lack of charisma just magnifies how dry his humor is.
    That said, Childress is probably much tougher than most people would give him credit for.
    Williamson, on the other hand, is the softest NFL player I’ve ever seen. Most kickers show more toughness than Williamson. In three years with the Vikings I never saw him try to block anyone downfield (other than just stand in their way), break a tackle on the plays he had the ball, run a kickoff back with any courage (he took a dive on first contact), and he was always too afraid of getting hit to concentrate on catching the football.
    I’d take the Vikings 8-year old ballboy in a fight over Troy Williamson.

  28. Ntrikit says: Nov 19, 2008 11:55 PM

    I hope the Vikings lose every remaining game.
    I fear that is the only thing that will open Wilf’s eyes.
    I bleed purple, and anyone who wants to see this Vikings squad enter the playoffs and get a 41-0 drubbing and have Chilly back next year is not a true Vikings fan.

  29. mrmagoo says: Nov 20, 2008 12:09 AM

    Major Dad takes him in 3.
    Williamson won’t be able to catch him either.

  30. Hoosierdore says: Nov 20, 2008 1:05 AM

    This story says “If a fought broke out.” A fought, or a fight? Thanks, Emmitt.

  31. Fester T Hogbrissel says: Nov 20, 2008 6:03 AM

    Williamson and Childress should be in a “league” of their own; considering both proved they don’t have what it takes to be in the NFL . Perhaps Dana White could put together an UFC match.

  32. purplandgold says: Nov 20, 2008 7:26 AM

    I would think that Troy would have the upper hand on this one because he couldnt even catch a punch.

  33. brasho says: Nov 20, 2008 7:52 AM

    My money’s on Troy “Hands of Stone” Williamson. Plus, I don’t think Childress could hit him, Williamson likely wouldn’t catch any of Childress’s punches. Williamson would drop Childress like a rented football.

  34. Bud Grant says: Nov 20, 2008 8:12 AM

    I would put my money on Williamson. He is the Roberto Duran of receivers–hands of stone and when about to get hit, says “no mas.”
    On another Childress matter, Sid Hartman, aka “Homer Hartman,” has been unusually critical of the Vikings in his recent columns. Has he given up on Childress? Or sensing the inevitable, does he expect Childress to be gone after the season (even faster than Tice, one hopes)?

  35. argo says: Nov 20, 2008 8:34 AM

    Un frickin believable.
    I used to feel sorry for him, but now I want to punch this guy.
    It’s great that he’s having so much fun, not stressed out and doesn’t remember his time in MN. Sorry that he just doesn’t feel up to par to play this week.
    All this fraud has done since being drafted is take millions and give nothing in return. Every minute he sits on a roster means there’s another player, second or third string getting over-looked.
    He is a textbook first round bust and should be remembered as such.
    I’m sure may anger is displaced but I’m just pissed that someone could get 7 million or whatever for doing more damage to team by playing than actually doing nothing.

  36. empty13 says: Nov 20, 2008 8:35 AM

    i’d put my $ on the old man. there’s a mean streak in there.
    a lot of wideouts use nail polish, are divas even when they dont produce, and appear to have unnatural desires.

  37. zygi milf says: Nov 20, 2008 10:02 AM

    Wow – after that quote about shooting the wounded, and now this reaction to Williamson’s stupid challenge, I’m starting to like Childress and may actually miss him when he’s gone.
    BTW – the incident with Williamson and his dead granny? Childress was 90% right the way he handled it – he never should have recinded the fine.

  38. JimmySmith says: Nov 20, 2008 11:41 AM

    Childress is definitely the tougher of the two, how can you watch film of the Viking’s play week in and week out and not be tough.
    Williamson might hope to knock his brains out but I don’t see any evidence that Childress has any.
    This must be what passes for trailer park humor around the Twin Cities. Honest to God, I hope nothing happens because we want Chilly back in 2009 if only for selfish reasons.

  39. jyernberg says: Nov 20, 2008 2:41 PM

    i would pay money to see this. i hate jarred allen because he is a viking but the dude says some pretty funny shit. i would put my money on wiliamson, because chilly would try to outsmart troy by punching himself in the face and then taking a knee while troy swung wildly and slap chilly repeatedly(slaps because he couldnt hold a fist). good times….

  40. LordViking says: Nov 20, 2008 10:36 PM

    Best line in a while Florio.

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