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New contract could be coming for Chilly

Over the weekend, Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer Press suggested that Vikings coach Brad Childress might not get a new contract until the franchise has secured a new stadium.

So, to the delight of those of you who think that Walters is never right, there’s now a report that Childress could soon be getting a new contract.

Word of the possible deal comes from Clark Judge of CBSSports.com, who writes that the new contract could be announced in November.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune throws a handful of water on that notion, however, citing an unnamed source who says that nothing is “imminent.”

We think it would be a mistake to extend Childress too soon.  Keep that carrot in front of him until after the season, and then assess his value based on the outcome of the current campaign.

Ownership could be concerned that, if the Vikings make it to the Super Bowl or win the thing, Childress could acquire more leverage for a new deal, since his current one expires after the 2010 season.  But one good (or maybe great) year fueled by a 40-year-old quarterback who already has saved Chilly’s chestnuts twice won’t prompt the other 31 franchises to confuse Childress with Bill Walsh. 

Absent Favre, the Vikings would still be playing Chillyball — an attack premised on keeping it close for 3.5 quarters and hoping for a late break.  And so it could be back to Chillyball as soon as 2010.

While Childress deserves credit for recognizing that Favre’s presence would help unlock that long-promised “kick ass offense,” the Vikings could be getting their asses kicked after Favre leaves.

Thus, maybe the Vikings should wait a little bit longer before rewarding Childress for Favre’s efforts.  Given that the last Minnesota team to start 6-0 didn’t even make it to the playoffs, January might be the right time to seriously consider whether to keep Childress beyond 2010.

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  1. mnmaverick says: Oct 21, 2009 7:09 AM

    Horrible idea, Until the Vikings win a playoff game, forget about any extension. Chilly has had more to work with than Denny Green or Mike Tice before him and has little to show for it.
    He’s clueless when it comes to playcalling or clock management.

  2. Bun McSticky says: Oct 21, 2009 7:15 AM

    I happen to think Childress is a bit underrated, but why extend it now? He hasn’t done anything yet….why not wait and see where they end up this year?
    It just makes more sense to wait until after the season, IMO. He’s not going anywhere.

  3. keysh67 says: Oct 21, 2009 7:26 AM

    Take it from a very discouraged Bills fan – Don’t extend him!!! Wait until the end of the season!!!!!
    Last year old man Wilson extended Jauron by 3 extra years at 3M per year, now we’re stuck with him.

  4. JimmySmith says: Oct 21, 2009 7:34 AM

    Further proof there is a God up in Heaven. Please dear God, have the Vikings sign him to a 10 year extension.
    Its curious why they would tie the contract decision into building a new stadium. Its not like Chilly is running to the airport every time a state legislator needs a ride and I can’t remember a single time when Chilly threw one of them under the bus, he’s busy enough doing that with his own team.
    So when the Viking relocate to sunny Southern California, how is that Chilly’s fault?

  5. cleanface says: Oct 21, 2009 7:38 AM

    I think I actually agree with Florio. I’ll re-read the post….this can’t be.

  6. misterj says: Oct 21, 2009 7:44 AM

    And fans of all NFC teams cheered, knowing they’d have 1 more playoff spot to contend for.

  7. leatherneck says: Oct 21, 2009 7:46 AM

    How have the Chargers done since they got rid of that dreaded Marty-Ball?

  8. zygi milf says: Oct 21, 2009 7:48 AM

    I have to admit that I dislike Chilly quite a bit less than I did the first year he was here, but it is way too early to reward him. No extensions during the season.

  9. zangy says: Oct 21, 2009 7:52 AM

    # Bun McSticky says: October 21, 2009 7:15 AM
    I happen to think Childress is a bit underrated, but why extend it now? He hasn’t done anything yet….why not wait and see where they end up this year?
    It just makes more sense to wait until after the season, IMO. He’s not going anywhere.
    —————————————————————–
    A bit underrated? He has had a premier defense and rush attack for the last three years yet they have failed to win a single playoff game. The only reason that team is having success right now is Favre.

  10. Bob Nelson says: Oct 21, 2009 8:05 AM

    I hope Brad Childress is the coach of the Vikings for the next decade!!
    He is 5 games over .500 for his “career” (at least until Sunday) and has never won a playoff game.
    Extend that contract as long as possible!
    His entertaining press conferences never seem to get televised…..
    This is the guy who thinks he has repeatedly “outsmarted” Belichick.
    Google some of his quotes:
    “He’s like a piece of gristle. He’s got a great squirt in the hole. Playing behind 6-7 guys, he’s hard to find back there.”
    “I know where his heart is in no uncertain terms. He’s looked me in the eye and told me that.”
    “Yours legs are your legs.”
    “He has that rare ability to call on other talents when one might not be available”
    Keep talking Brad. We want you with the vikings wherever they play in the future.

  11. sand0 says: Oct 21, 2009 8:07 AM

    The Vikings are using the same formations and calling plays out of the same playbook. The proportion of passing plays called is higher, but not absurdly higher. Favre is just more aggressive and far better at getting it down field. Plus Rice is healthy this year and the addition of Harvin and further progression of Shiancoe means the passing attack would have been better anyways.
    It is foolish to put all the credit on one man, especially when this team won 10 games last season and on paper should have been marginally improved without Favre.
    And for all the blame heaped onto Chilly every time something doesn’t go right it amazes me that he still gets equal blame and flack when the team is 6-0. Has Chilldress not built a winning team here? This is his vision. Defense that stops the run. Plus turnover margin. Offense that runs and has an efficient pass game.

  12. Erdie says: Oct 21, 2009 8:10 AM

    As a Packers fan I could not be happier if Childress received an extension. It eliminates the Vikings as a factor in the NFC North once Brent retires again.

  13. mw says: Oct 21, 2009 8:11 AM

    Don’t draft Peterson, he’s too fragile.
    Don’t draft Harvin, he’s undersized and a pothead.
    Don’t acquire Allen, he’s a drunk and, besides, a first and two thirds is too expensive.
    Don’t get rid of Culpepper, he once had a great season without Moss.
    Keep Birk, he’s a pro bowler.
    Everybody knows Favre’s done.
    Chester Taylor, Ben Leber, Bernard Berrian, Artis Hicks, Madieu Williams, all acquired by Chilly.
    And who was that Tomlin guy? Could he coach?
    Among NFL franchises, the Vikings — Childress — seem to understand how to put together an excellent team.
    Does Childress have his shortcomings?
    Yep. He’s too rigid and too focused on doing the simple things.
    Will he ever win a Super Bowl? Who knows. At least he won’t be polishing a Toilet Bowl trophy like many, many more highly regarded “coaches”.

  14. PennVike says: Oct 21, 2009 8:21 AM

    Bob Nelson = sour Packers fan. Sorry Bob, but the fact that you are a slobbering Packer lover kinda kills any credibility you might have had.
    I’m not the biggest Childress fan, but he has done something right. Last I checked the Bears and Packers were both looking up at the Vikings.
    Oh….and how is that Mike McCarthy thing working out for you? Last year and so far this year….not really that impressive. But maybe it’s just me….

  15. misterj says: Oct 21, 2009 8:23 AM

    Actually Florio, the Vikings still ARE playing Chillyball. See: Favre gunslinging a 70 yarder against the Ravens, 2 failed onside kicks from the Packers (and after one the Vikings could have put the game away but Childress called for a gunsling from Favre), and the last second miracle gunsling against the Niners.
    Their other games were against the Rams, Lions, and Browns.
    So yeah, they’re definitely still playing Chillyball. I’m sure Bears and Packers fans are glad to know they have a 2 team division with Childress there.

  16. Bob Nelson is a Whiney Titty Baby says: Oct 21, 2009 8:25 AM

    Shut up Bob. You’re as bad as those fair weather fans who only want to be entertained while getting drunk on a Sunday afternoon. Florio is no better. Minnesota has gone from chaos under McCombs and Tice to a solid organization. The majority of players drafted in the last three years are still with the team, they have acquired key free agents (including one that causes you to cry yourself to sleep every night), and they have jettisoned the problem children from the previous regime (Smoot comes to mind). It may be too soon for a contract extension, but Childress is 13-2 in the last 15 regular season games. Perhaps he will be Marty Schottenheimer, only with less hair, but I’d rather have a coach who keeps a team in contention year after year than one who gets hot one year and then fades away to the broadcast booth.

  17. leatherneck says: Oct 21, 2009 8:28 AM

    People should remember the situation that Childress had inherited. The Vikings had gone 9-7 after the Bears laid down for the last game of the season.
    For that record, it was a team that disappointed. The Vikings beat the Giants 27-24 with all of their touchdowns coming on returns.
    In most categories, the team was ranked about 20th in all categories. The turnover ratio of +5 was the only reason the Vikings got to .500.
    The 2005 Vikings draft was a complete disaster.
    In a previous year, Mike Tice didn’t have his draft pick ready and two teams jumped ahead of the Vikings. Fortunately, Kevin Williams was still available and taken by the Vikings.
    Culpepper had been injured and alienated. The players were not developing as they should have.
    Then there were the Love Boat and the constant off-field distractions.
    In comes Childress. after a few years only a handful of players remain. These are players like Kevin Williams, Pat Williams, Antoine Winfield, Bryant McKinnie, etc.
    Only a small number of Vikings from the 2005 squad are with other teams. Nate Burleson would have been kept, but he was in effect traded for Steve Hutchison. After drafting Adrian Peterson, the Vikings couldn’t afford to keep Mewelde Moore, and now he is with the Steelers. Culpepper was released after behaving erratically and demanding a huge payment. As for Michael Bennett, Troy Williamson, Fred Smoot, and a few others, they didn’t have great talent.
    Thus far there have been very, very few players who Childress could have kept but became great elsewhere.
    That brings us to Darren Sharper. He is a great all-time safety who appeared to be run down. Last year, Sharper was just bad. He was a sieve. In the off-season, no team wanted him. Then NO wanted him. Now he is playing great in New Orleans. This situation stands apart from others for its uniqueness.
    Players want to play for Childress. While he is not an exciting coach in news conferences, and he doesn’t yell at players on the sidelines like some surly fans would prefer, his players are always motivated and always playing hard. Childress is a good leader.
    The “screaming at players” shtick wears thin. Despite having great talent, Bill Cowher only managed one Super Bowl win. The year after he left, Mike Tomlin took the reins and with that talented-loaded team immediately won the Super Bowl. It just shows that Bill Cowher, while not a bad coach by any stretch, should not be considered a good leader of men. You don’t get the best out of people by constantly screaming at them.
    That said, maybe Childress should raise his voice at a player once in a while. Everyone is different. Some personalities respond poorly to that. If he had somebody he thought would respond well, however, he could try it on somebody who is underperforming.
    If Childress keeps winning, the price of his contract extension will just keep going up. Thus, the need to get him signed before the value might get too high. I think Wilf must be pretty happy with the off-field situation for the team. The main organizational concern in the future is the stadium.
    I would not be surprised to see Childress get an extension through 2012, the year after the Dome lease expires. After that, the Vikings will unfortunately be moved away thanks to Tim Pawlenty and the skinflint state of Minnesota. Wilf would probably sell the team at that point.
    The only thing the Vikings can control is the way they play on Sunday against the Steelers. Go Vikings!

  18. Vikes-N-Favre says: Oct 21, 2009 8:30 AM

    Terrible mistake if they do that. It’s Favre doing what this team is doing now. He is the one that is making this offense score a average of 30+ points a game, not Childress. Even if Childress told Favre to do it Childress’s way, Favre would do it his own way if he thought it was right, and right it has been. It is Favre that is making his receivers better, not Childress.
    The players on this team are going to be begging Favre to return next year and rightfully so. Sidney Rice is on course to have a breakout season, and others are having the time of their lives along with Favre. If Favre holds up the rest of the way, I don’t think you will see the same decision making that he normally takes to make a announcement to return, he will come back no doubt. He is having to much fun in Minnesota and deep down I bet he wishes he would have been a Viking all along.

  19. Emoney says: Oct 21, 2009 8:30 AM

    LOL! Give Chilly the first ever Lifetime contract. Let him coach there until he’s 80. If he didn’t scrape Favre off of his porch this past summer, Childress and contract extension would never be in the same sentence.
    Enjoy this year Viking fans. Because once your one year QB retires on you after this year, your franchise will be back to the same old offense of trying to find another QB.
    But at least you’ll have your franchise head coach 4 Life! LOL

  20. bearsrule says: Oct 21, 2009 8:34 AM

    Chilly deserves a long, long term deal. Please, Mr. Viking General Manager, give it to him.

  21. Bud Grant says: Oct 21, 2009 8:47 AM

    I love how the Packer trolls try to hijack every Minnesota story. Why? Because there no stories about the Packers. The reason anyone cared about the Packers is now in Minnesota.
    BTW, a lifetime contract for Childress, while very unlikely, would not be the first. Bud Grant received a lifetime contract when he returned from retirement in 1985.

  22. Danishpackerfan says: Oct 21, 2009 8:50 AM

    As a Packerfan i must say this is the single best news all season! ;)

  23. VikingsFan23 says: Oct 21, 2009 8:57 AM

    Erdie -
    I’m sorry, who is the defending NFC North Champs? And was Favre QBing the team last year? No, it was a mixture of Gus Ferrotte and Travaris Jackson.
    I don’t like Childress, and I wouldn’t be extending him, but he has built a team that will be constantly competitive. If they can get the QB situation fixed (a big if) then they will be perenniel contenders.

  24. durno99 says: Oct 21, 2009 9:03 AM

    DO not extend him! Happy to be 6-0 but a soft schedule and a little luck. He took over a winning team his first year with an open checkbook and lost. We have been rebuilding every since. You can thank Spielman and Studwell for recognizing the tallent we have. I believe Chilly was an OC and QB specialist in Philly. He did not call the plays, Reed did and when chilly left the new OC then took over play calling. As far as developing QB’s………Look what we have thrown out there and devloped……………We bought one and he raced to the airport to get it. As for Harvin, there is no way Chilly would have drafted him in years previous, survival mode made him take a chance for once. Clock management is terrible everygame. Remember the Giants game for the division among any game we have a lead in the fourth quarter. THE VIKINGS WIN INSPITE OF THEIR COACHING, NOT BECAUSE OF IT. It is not like there is not a ton of suitable coaches waiting for their next chance to lead. It is clear the majority of Viking fans who do know football want him gone! Fans of other teams would love him to stay. I go to three games a year. YOU WANT TO USE A COACHES NAME TO GET A STADIUM TRY COWHER OR SHANAHAN. What could he do with our running game and defense?

  25. Chickenfoot says: Oct 21, 2009 9:06 AM

    What Tard to start with? I guess I’ll just go in order.
    Jimmy: Time to get some new material son. If Childress threw anyone under the bus, this team wouldn’t have responded by going 6-0. They would have quit on him. The dire predictions you and your troglydyte freinds made this summer haven’t come true and know you are left bashing a 6-0 team and looking like a fool. Shouldn’t be any different for you Jimmy, you are a life loser as well.
    Zangy: going from 6-10 to 8-8 to 10-6 to 6-0 so far this year, is showing improvement.
    No, haven’t won a playoff game yet, but, there is a progression. That you don’t understand that, tells me you have no football knowledge at all.
    You don’t see 1 season turnarounds that often, and to expect one with the roster that was left over is ludicrous. They were 10-6 w/o Favre.
    Favre is 1 of 53, I’m glad that we have him though. he isn’t the sole reason that we are 6-0.
    As all you Packer fans like to say, it’s a team game, that is unless you lose a big game…..then it was all Favres fault. Total and complete hypocrites.
    Bob: You actually want to compare coaches?
    You know you are an idiot.
    Mumbles is a moron. Pad level this technique that and you idiots gobble it all up. What press conferences have to with the games is beyond me.
    MM overall = 30-23
    BC overall = 30-24
    Hmmm. Mumbles is supposed to be this great coach and they have virtually the same record?
    What’s going on there Bob?
    Childress improves every year and MM goes 8-8 13-3 and 6-10? 3-2 this year? Below average team.
    Not suprising you’d post garbage and not let facts get in the way. You and Jimmy are 2 peas in aa pod. Know nothing imbeciles that are suprisingly still alive, people as dumb as you usually walk into traffic and are mowed down.
    misterj: Your blatherings only merit a short response, you sir are an asshat.
    Emoney: Vikings QB situation is actually the best in the division.
    The Vikes after Favre have 2 guys who have started in the NFL.
    GB- Rodgers and Flynn….who?
    Chi Cutler and Basenez….who?
    Det Stafford and Stanton….Who?
    Keep on hating losers…Pack fans worst nightmare MAY come to fruition this year.
    IF Favre wins a SB with the Vikes, there may be mass suicides in Wisconsin……..no big loss.

  26. Supersuckers says: Oct 21, 2009 9:09 AM

    Well fellow Packer fans Childress must be doing something right. Though I will concede that the man sounds like a goof in press conferences he seems to be getting the job done thus far. Last I checked being a good public speaker doesnt help win football games. He has improved his teams record since his arrival. First seasons are building your foundation so if they had a better overall record the season before that doesn’t matter. His predecesor was fired for a reason. They have 6 wins this year so he is well on his way to surpassing last years win total. It doesnt seem that difficult to me to see he is succeeding there. That being said I wouldnt extend him either until after the season for many of the reasons stated above. 6-0 doesn’t guarantee anything as one poster stated they didn’t even make the playoffs last time that occured. Wasn’t a Childress team however. Two games by all sensibly thinking people were fortunate wins (The Heave and The Pull) Its way too early to tell how things are going to unfold.

  27. PervyHarvin says: Oct 21, 2009 9:11 AM

    @mw and leatherneck- Good posts. Echoes how I feel. Chilly has built a damn good team. I also think this team likes Chilly now. Why break up a good marriage bringing in some new “hero?” to lead us somewhere. Beyond Chillyball,I think he has done more positive things than other coaches in the last several years.
    As far as moving leatherneck,that would be a great state failure as well as a NFL failure. I grew up in Iowa and moved to MN in 92′. Iowa is Viking fans for the most part. That boring ass state would sell their soul to have a pro team like the Vikings. What the hells wrong with MN ? Vikes move I’m done with the NFL,stick to fishing on Sundays.

  28. PennVike says: Oct 21, 2009 9:12 AM

    This is cracking me up! Must be pretty rough to be a Packer fan or a Bears fan these days if all they can come up with is pretend excitement that the Vikings might extend the contract of their head coach.
    Say what you want….but didn’t the Vikings win the division last year with Childress as coach? (and without good QB play) The mighty Packers and Bears didn’t do much to stop them last year. Oh….and aren’t the Vikings under Childress leading the division by multiple games over both the Bears and Packers??? What am I missing here?
    Can’t you Bears and Packers fans find a blog somewhere to discuss the major issues that your teams have? Nah, just keep commenting on Viking related stories. It’s quite entertaining…

  29. Emoney says: Oct 21, 2009 9:29 AM

    Bud Grant says:
    October 21, 2009 8:47 AM
    I love how the Packer trolls try to hijack every Minnesota story. Why? Because there no stories about the Packers. The reason anyone cared about the Packers is now in Minnesota.
    ———————————————–
    LOL! Whenever there is a Packer story, whether it be about our shitty offensive line or bringing back washed up running backs from the past, Vikings fans are ALWAYS on there hating and saying something stupid.
    So before you open your mouth, know the facts.
    Moron

  30. durno99 says: Oct 21, 2009 9:32 AM

    PennVike……………..You are missing the point. Chill’s strength is supposed to be QB developement and play calling and as a head coach game management. Without a doubt those areas have been an absolute weekness for us. I am happy we have a QB that does not need to be develpoed by Chilly and a QB that will take his shots down the field or audible to his own play. Chilly and Bevell are terrible. They keep the other team in the game! How many times have we seen AP try to take a carry to the middle or one side that is called and improvise and take it to the other. Thank god we have athletes that can improvise for poor coaching. I can’t imagine what we would be like if our talent was put a place to succed before the snap of a ball!

  31. I Used to Hate Favre Guy says: Oct 21, 2009 9:45 AM

    I wish Viking fans would come to the realization that Bud Grant ISNOT COMING BACK. Every coach (minus maybe Jerry Burns) has been run out of town. The media hated Green, the media and fans made fun of Tice. All Childress has done is take a team which was the laughing stock of the leauge, with the SB Ticket Scalping and the Love Boat incident and made it a winning franchise again. He dismantled the 2005 team and rebuilt it to the team it is now.
    Wins : 6,8,10…NFC North finish: 3,2,1. Any other team in the leauge would kill for that improvment from a rebuilt team. Childress is an intergal part of brining in many players, and his players play for him. He gets killed for his “kick ass offense” quote, but now that he has his players in place the vikings are now 2nd in points per game. He also preaches disipline, and the Vikings once one of the most flagged teams now have the fewest penalties per game. People are blind to what he has done with this team and easily forget what he inherited. He went through some rough times his first few years, but has been able to assemble players that fit his system and play they way he wants them to play. It would be a mistake if the Vikings Orginization did anything to lose him as a coach.

  32. PennVike says: Oct 21, 2009 9:50 AM

    Durn099:
    I’m not missing the point. I’m not a huge Childress fan. He clearly has his faults. But he also doesn’t get enough credit for the team he has had a major part in assembling.
    My main point is that Packers and Bears fans look totally foolish in their comments here. Last year, and thus far this year, the Vikings are a CLEARLY better football team. That really can’t be argued.

  33. durno99 says: Oct 21, 2009 9:58 AM

    Brett Favre is a QB,OC, Game manager, and the leader of this team! That is why we are 6-0, NOT CHILLY.

  34. durno99 says: Oct 21, 2009 10:03 AM

    PennVike………You are correct, the Vikings claerly ARE the better team but they have the third best coach in the division. I think Mccarthy and Lovie are far better managers or their teams. Glad we are winning but affraid the credit is being givin where it should not be.

  35. Bob Loblaw says: Oct 21, 2009 10:06 AM

    I love how Packers fans are always talking about lucky they arethat Brad Childress isn’t their coach, and how glad they are that the Vikings are stuck with him. And they brag how good Mike McCarthy is.
    Well, who has the better record? How has the better team? Which coach is actually improving that their trade and which one has peaked?
    Childress has done a lot to be criticized for, but he is improving. Plus he had a vision for the Vikings to build a strong running game, a strong run defense then build from there. The talent he has assembled is arguably the best in the NFL.

  36. Calistin says: Oct 21, 2009 10:06 AM

    Penn Vike says
    ” I’m missing the point. I’m a huge Childress fan. He clearly has no faults. But he also doesn’t get enough credit for the team he has had a major part in assembling.
    My main point is that Vikings fans look totally foolish in their comments here. Last year, and thus far this year, the Vikings are a CLEARLY the most overrated football team. That really can’t be argued.”
    Fixed that for ya ;)

  37. Supersuckers says: Oct 21, 2009 10:09 AM

    I have actually heard Viking fans state “I hope we lose all our games so Childress gets canned” True Story. Cant make something that idiotic up.

  38. sand0 says: Oct 21, 2009 10:13 AM

    Haters of Chilldress have been talking him down for years. GB and Bears fans loved it and laughed when we went 6-10 and 8-8.
    Then something started happening. Chillyball started winning. Vikes won the division. Chilly lured Brett to Minnesota. They are 6-0 and obviously the best looking team in the division so far.
    Man it must just eat you guys up inside. Watching Chilldress’s team succeed his way. Must just eat you up.

  39. Emoney says: Oct 21, 2009 10:17 AM

    PennVike says:
    October 21, 2009 9:50 AM
    Durn099:
    I’m not missing the point. I’m not a huge Childress fan. He clearly has his faults. But he also doesn’t get enough credit for the team he has had a major part in assembling.
    My main point is that Packers and Bears fans look totally foolish in their comments here. Last year, and thus far this year, the Vikings are a CLEARLY better football team. That really can’t be argued.
    ————————————————
    Okay, I’m a Packer fan, but how can you say that the Vikings are better than the Bears when they haven’t even played each yet????
    Right now, you can say your better than the Packers because you embarrassed them once already, but until you beat the Bears, you haven’t proven to be the better team.
    I can’t believe I’m standing up for the Bears.
    But if it comes down to the Bears or Vikings winning this divsion this year, I’d much rather have the Bears win it.
    What’s wrong with me? Why do I keep complimenting the Bears? Keep telling myself…I hate the Bears, I hate the Bears, I hate the Bears.
    Okay I’m cool now.
    Go Pack!

  40. purpleguy says: Oct 21, 2009 10:36 AM

    They should only sign him if he agrees to shave that stupid frigging beard.
    Look, he’s not the second coming of Bud Grant or anything, but except for QBs, he’s pretty good at building a team and setting up a coaching staff and general operation. His offense seems to work with a decent QB. Signing him wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world. How’s that for a ringing endorsement?
    Think of it this way, the Vikes could be stuck with a fat, boring, inflexible coach that evaluates talent (particularly on the O-line) about as good as Al Davis. Or a coach that runs off his best assistant (Rivera), yet keeps the dumbest one (Turner).

  41. durno99 says: Oct 21, 2009 10:40 AM

    The bottom line in anything is to see things for what they really are. Behind the glammor and spotlight of being 6-0 there is an average at best coach for reasons I have stated earlier. Equally Tennesse is 0-6 and have a very good coach in Fisher. Spin things how you will but I believe this blog was about Chilly deserving a new contract. So for all of you Bears and Packer fans who feel the need to bash the Vikings, find the appropriate place, that is if you can figure it out on your own.

  42. employer says: Oct 21, 2009 10:58 AM

    Anyone that doesn’t see Childress as being a very good head coach is not a football guy. His accomplishments are too varied to list and defending them can be quite tiresome and boring. Simply because it’s not worth the effort to convince another casual observer of something they are incapable of understanding. This includes, to a degree, some of the comments left to hang out there by the designers of this site.
    Seriously, Mike Tice, shitty head coach. Great position coach.
    Here’s one for you. Tom Cable?
    I’m going to go out on a limb and put a couple of solid observations out there. Ready?
    Mike Singletary does it with smoke and mirrors.
    Mike Nolan is the reason Denver is pounding ass.
    San Fran made a HUGE mistake letting that guy go.
    Joe Flacco is better than Matt Ryan, Aaron Rogers and Jay Cutler.
    Brad Childress has built a championship caliber team the only way that you can in the current NFL. Through free agency and some solid draft choices that contribute immediately. He’s held on for four years. Trust me. Only an idiot wouldn’t give him the extension. Ask Jim Zorn.

  43. leatherneck says: Oct 21, 2009 11:00 AM

    You know the Vikings are the best team in the division when Packers fans and Bears fans are ganging up together.
    Of course, Lions fans are are still in a coma.

  44. Florios Left Testy says: Oct 21, 2009 11:17 AM

    All you Childress haters, just think about this….
    Vikings record under childress
    2006 …… 6-10
    2007………. 8-8
    2008…….. 10-6
    He gets better every year?

  45. durno99 says: Oct 21, 2009 11:18 AM

    Employer……………..What part of any of my posts are not accurate? Deffend any of what I said that makes him a good head coach. We are lucky to have Favre, Spielman, Studwell and an owner with a checkbook. That is why we are 6-0! By the way, Singletary has sneezed out more knowledge than Chilly has ever known!

  46. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 21, 2009 11:21 AM

    Chili delivered the first Northern Division Championship in franchise history, he should have gotten an extension last year.

  47. Emoney says: Oct 21, 2009 11:23 AM

    LOL, two years ago, Mike McCarthy was looked at as some genius because of one good year. The NFL is all about “what have you done for me lately.” If Childress goes 5-11 next year, Viking fans will be calling for his head again, just like they were doing two years ago when they were getting frustrated with Childress’ playcalling.
    He’s having a great year. But how could a coach not have a great year when he has the BEST running back in the league and a hall of fame QB who knows his place on the team and manages it well.
    Childress and Marty Schottenheimer are the same guys. Two guys lucky enough to be on a team full of talent.

  48. maverick7wi says: Oct 21, 2009 12:08 PM

    Best news of the day. I hope he signs a contract for life. The man is an absolute imbecile. All Packer fans should be jumping for joy!

  49. Hauschild says: Oct 21, 2009 12:08 PM

    I love it! All you schlubs who made it your mission to vilify Chilly for trying like hell to sign Brett Favre. Turns out that signing might make Chilly a very wealthy man – that Brett Favre is like sexual chocolate – damn, that boys is good!
    Duh, maybe Chilly isn’t is obtuse and dense as many of ya’ll claim.

  50. Wiscdave says: Oct 21, 2009 12:09 PM

    emoney, you are proving that if you run your mouth enough you will say anything and everything. Now you’re just stating the obvious. Teams with good players and a handful of great players typically win. If Childress selected or kept those players, he is making good decisions and that is the mark of a good coach. Fans are always impatient–that’s the same in every city. I hope Childress is like Schottenheimer. Look up Marty’s record–.613 winning percentage in the regular season and only 2 losing seasons in 21 years with 4 different teams. He didn’t win the big one, which is all anyone seems to care about, but he was doing something right. That’s not luck. By comparison, Gibbs: .621, Belichick: .617, Reid: .610, Walsh: .609, Landry: .607, Sherman: .594, and Holmgren: .592. Were they all lucky?

  51. marcduke says: Oct 21, 2009 12:27 PM

    Awesome, this is as good as when the Lions kept bringing Wayne Fontes back, year after year.
    Except even Fontes won some playoff games.

  52. Lost says: Oct 21, 2009 1:29 PM

    The upside to extending Chilli now would be to keep a longer term franchise interests secure. Locking up the coaching staff provides stability. Its looking beyond the Win Now! mentality that brought Vike the likes of Brett Favre.
    Downside is Chilli may be negotiating for greater control over roster/player selections. Ownership may have to decide if they will alter the balance of power in the Spielman – Brezinski – Childress relationship.
    Then, of course, there’s Darrell Darrell Bevell Bevell

  53. Bob Nelson says: Oct 21, 2009 1:42 PM

    This is a very funny response.
    Fans around the NFL support a Childress extension. They are very supportive of the coach and want him coaching the vikings for a long time.
    The viking fans response is opposition to the extension and get upset when their own coach is supported by fans of other teams.
    Why would viking customers write such hate to those who wish they have their coach another 10 years?
    If he is as good a coach as viking customers claim, why would they not want to guarantee he continues his success for many more years?

  54. TorVikeFan says: Oct 21, 2009 1:53 PM

    Chilly deserves credit only for making SOME good personnel moves. The Vikings are much more talented thanks in part to him. But, he’s lacking as a head coach. So, if the Vikings extend his contract, they should also limit his influence to personnel and hire a real head coach.

  55. pack fan 4 ever says: Oct 21, 2009 1:57 PM

    eveyone knows childress is just a bald dumbass who can coach for sh!t
    hes been bad since he started and the only reason he still has a job is cuz hes ups zigeys ass
    mabey he wont even be coaching at the end of the season cuz were gonna kick his ass next week and win like 50-0 liek the patriots did last week.
    the VIQUEENS Were luckey with their wins verses sanfransisco and the ravens and they wont be so luck when they come to greenbay and get pwned
    the VIQUEENS wont even win another game they will go 6 and 10 and miss the playoffs and the pak are gonna win the superbowl when they get rivenge on the broncoes and win 100 to zero and aron rogers will be the mvp player
    the VIQUEENS will just be a crap team and move to los angelos and adrian peterson will break his legs and never walk again and farve will get shot at a gay bar cuz hes such a homo
    GREEN BAY PACKERS SUPERBOWL 44 CHAPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  56. Bob Nelson is a Whiney Titty Baby says: Oct 21, 2009 1:59 PM

    Bob, the answer is obvious. Some of our “fans” are only interested in being entertained while they drink. In other words, they are like Packer fans.

  57. purplepussEaters says: Oct 21, 2009 2:09 PM

    YO…Quit hating on CHilly…
    He is the best Coach the Vikings have had in years. He has the demeanor and structure to put a solid team together for years to come. He demands his players to play well. He has help convince the oweners to bring in solid talent as well. He has assisted in making amazing Draft picks.
    I will honestly say, If he reliquishes his Offensive play calling duties to a great Offensive sports Mind. like a Mike Martz of Norv Turner, Todd Haley, we would be great consistantly for years. I am bored with his predictable offensive play calling, if he utilized Harvin and especially Peterson in less obvious yet explosive fashion. We could compete with anyone.
    Pray for that, it is more likely than the latter, him being terminated.
    THoughts??

  58. Chickenfoot says: Oct 21, 2009 2:21 PM

    pack fan 4 ever says:
    October 21, 2009 1:57 PM
    eveyone knows childress is just a bald dumbass who can coach for sh!t
    hes been bad since he started and the only reason he still has a job is cuz hes ups zigeys ass
    mabey he wont even be coaching at the end of the season cuz were gonna kick his ass next week and win like 50-0 liek the patriots did last week.
    the VIQUEENS Were luckey with their wins verses sanfransisco and the ravens and they wont be so luck when they come to greenbay and get pwned
    the VIQUEENS wont even win another game they will go 6 and 10 and miss the playoffs and the pak are gonna win the superbowl when they get rivenge on the broncoes and win 100 to zero and aron rogers will be the mvp player
    the VIQUEENS will just be a crap team and move to los angelos and adrian peterson will break his legs and never walk again and farve will get shot at a gay bar cuz hes such a homo
    GREEN BAY PACKERS SUPERBOWL 44 CHAPIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11
    =================================
    Wow!
    Vikes fans, clip and save:
    This is your typical packer fan:
    Drunk at 1:19 CST
    What an non sensical mongoloid.
    This poor souls is to pathetic for me to pick on.
    He makes Bob and Jimmy look like Ivy leauge material.

  59. purplepussEaters says: Oct 21, 2009 2:44 PM

    Chickenfoot——are you as dumb as you look?
    chickenfoot wrote- yo, vikewqweens…r u ass dum ass u like@?….ignorant fool

  60. JimmySmith says: Oct 21, 2009 2:49 PM

    Hey, I am an Ivy League (spelled correctly, please note) grad. But much like Birk, that’s not good enough for you clowns.
    Lucky for us, its a 16 game season so if the Vikings feel compelled to sign Chilly after a 6-0 start, God bless um. Favre has yet to fall apart and his record in the playoffs is pretty sad so much like Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown to kick, the wheels are coming off the wagon and this one is really going to hurt. Remember the missed field goal in the 15-1 season, something along those lines.
    Silly Viking fans, Superbowl wins are for the other teams.

  61. Chickenfoot says: Oct 21, 2009 3:29 PM

    purplepussEaters says:
    October 21, 2009 2:44 PM
    Chickenfoot——are you as dumb as you look?
    chickenfoot wrote- yo, vikewqweens…r u ass dum ass u like@?….ignorant fool
    ==============================
    Umm, not sure what to say to you asshat.
    Pretty sure i typed none of that.
    What’s the matter purple? You been sippin on grandpa’s cough medicine?
    Either that or you are too ignorant to follow a thread and lack reading comprehension.
    Jimmy: If you went to an Ivy LEAGUE school,
    then it’s no wonder our country is coming down around our ears.
    You can’t post for shit and all you do is say the same thing over an over in different forms.
    STFU already.

  62. PervyHarvin says: Oct 21, 2009 3:34 PM

    @JimmySmith – You are an Ivy Leaguer? Well,that changes everything. So sorry for even trying to argue with such a brilliant mind. We are all at your service now dipshit’
    Ivey League= Nerds
    Thanks for the insight on the reason you are sports knowledge impaired.

  63. Supersuckers says: Oct 21, 2009 3:37 PM

    Superbowl wins..lets lose that term. The game in my opinion should have a classy title and be called the NFL Championship game. Honestly. Super Bowl makes it sound like it is one game. its the leagues championship game. Too cheesy.

  64. DCViking says: Oct 21, 2009 4:04 PM

    @JimmySmith -
    Which Ivy League university did you graduate from?
    I’d check your degree to make sure it doesn’t list the school as one of the following:
    Princetoon
    Harvoid
    Brownie
    Yile
    Dartmooth
    Columbie
    Penny
    (Those aren’t actually Ivy League no matter what their website tells you)
    Oh, wait…I know being a Packer fan you must have graduated from…
    Cornho–
    yeah, you know the rest….

  65. employer says: Oct 22, 2009 1:00 AM

    durno99
    Like I said in my post. Wasted time trying to convince a casual observer of Childress’s merit is tiresome and boring. I don’t have that much life to live.
    What part of that don’t you understand?
    Furthermore, to anticipate that my post had anything to do in response to your prattling naivete’ is both conceited and arrogant. It was nothing more than a blanket statement directed at all posters that spew thoughtless emotional blather. A guy can just lose perspective when he becomes single minded and stuck. And than he just sounds like a fool.
    Yes, Singletary was and is an exceptional football guy.
    Ultimately, as a head coach he will fall short. My observation is meant to be nothing more than what it is. A statement of fact. So don’t get your feelings hurt.
    I try to not make a habit of challenging anyone in matters of opinion. On this one you are very wrong.

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