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Childress previously tried twice to bench Favre

As it turns out, last night’s failed effort by coach Brad Childress to bench quarterback Brett Favre wasn’t the first attempt to yank Favre off the field.

Per separate reports from ESPN and the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Childress previously tried to pull Favre on two other occasions.

Per ESPN, the first one came on October 5 against the Packers, after Favre audibled to a long pass late in a game that the Vikings led by 10 points with 3:27 to play.  We criticized the decision at the time, though it wasn’t clear whether Childress called the deep pass at a time when the Vikes could have milked the clock, or whether Favre had changed the play at the line in order to further “stick it” to Green Bay G.M. Ted Thompson.

Chilldress reportedly was furious, but offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell persuaded Chilly to chill out.

When Favre learned of the near-benching, he confronted Childress, who blamed it on the emotion of the game.

Then, on November 15, Childress tried to do it again early in a 27-10 win over the Lions.

On the prior two occasions, Favre didn’t say anything about it to he media.  This time, however, he popped off — and that apparently caused Chilly to blow a gasket, according to Tom Powers of the St. Paul Pioneer Press.  Powers believes that he was in the vicinity of the visiting coach’s office last night when Childress learned about Favre’s comments — and that Childress emerged from the office “like a wild man” and “went ballistic.”

Bottom line?  It’s a mess right now in Minnesota, and that’s good news for ESPN, since the Monday Night Football slate ends next week with a suddenly spiced-up game between the Vikings and the Bears.

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  1. Occam says: Dec 21, 2009 6:55 PM

    Childress, please.

  2. RWFV says: Dec 21, 2009 6:57 PM

    “Childress previously tried twice to bench Favre twice”
    proofread much?

  3. .VoxVeritas says: Dec 21, 2009 6:57 PM

    Are we sure that Chilly didn’t try twice to bench BertFarve thrice?

  4. p ditty says: Dec 21, 2009 6:58 PM

    Farve is audibling way too much. He is a cancer.

  5. Asswipe Johnson (Pronounced Az-Wee-Pay) says: Dec 21, 2009 6:59 PM

    Childress previously tried twice to bench Favre twice
    Posted by Mike Florio on December 21, 2009 6:51 PM ET
    In other news Brett Favre previously twice decided to retire twice.

  6. DocBG says: Dec 21, 2009 7:01 PM

    Vikes could have gotten 11 wins this year with tjack or sage in at QB. Favre brings something those guys cant, but lets not forget about the other 52 guys on the team either.
    Chilly is going to rub some people the wrong way, its just how he is. If he’s showing a little emotion, its a good thing.

  7. braindead says: Dec 21, 2009 7:01 PM

    Anybody want to bet me a case of beer that the Vikings don’t make the super bowl? This Favre experiment is beginning to show signs of a complete blow-up

  8. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Dec 21, 2009 7:02 PM

    Ohhhh Coach Childress you fool!
    Did you really not know what you were getting yourself into when Brett “Iron Man” Favre came aboard?
    You cannot be in the league and be the annointed son (regardless if it were just in Packer Land) like Bret has and not have baggage.
    Tsk, tsk…learn something new every day!

  9. favresux says: Dec 21, 2009 7:04 PM

    Bradly forgot who runs thing now!

  10. nerd says: Dec 21, 2009 7:04 PM

    Biggest cancer in the history of the league. Favre thinks he’s bigger than any team in the NFL.
    He thought he could dictate personnel moves, name the head coach, dictate offensive philosophy and change plays whenever he wanted.
    He didn’t get his way, so he tried to destroy the team by turning the fan base against Ted Thompson.
    Chilly made his bed, now he can lie in it.

  11. Why Isn't Jackson Starting? says: Dec 21, 2009 7:05 PM

    Favre is easily the biggest a**hole in sports

  12. Vikes-N-Favre says: Dec 21, 2009 7:06 PM

    Florio, things are not a mess right now in Minnesota, they had another bad game. They had one a couple of weeks ago against Arizona and the rebounded the following week to beat the crap out of the Bengals.
    You said right after the Arizona game that the Vikings weren’t a lock to make the playoffs and here they are back to back NFC North Champions.
    This is just a classic case in where you are trying to stir shit up. As a kid did you get your ass kicked on a daily basis? Did your father beat you with a belt and this is the way you are rebelling? The Vikings are 11-3 at the moment and the worse they could possibly finish is 11-5 which is a better record then over what half the league would finish this year.
    I am sure behind that Eddie Munster haircut of yours that you can find a different team to bash on a daily basis and that it would actually have merit to it. Hell, any of the other teams in this division could warrant bashings more then the Vikings.
    Do the Vikings need to get some things straight? Yes they do. This is also the perfect time to do that as they already have a playoff spot locked down. So get over yourself for once (if that is possible) and let the season play out for a change before you run your mouth like a middle school girl who just lost her boyfriend.

  13. Citizen Strange says: Dec 21, 2009 7:09 PM

    My impression of Chilly blowing a gasket:
    “Yes sir, Mr. Favre. I’ll go home right now and get my shine bucket Mr. Favre.”

  14. Hugh says: Dec 21, 2009 7:10 PM

    I’m still laughing at the Vikings and their fans.

  15. this class sucks says: Dec 21, 2009 7:10 PM

    Fix that title Florio it currently reads “Childress previously tried twice to bench Favre twice.”
    Its a shame Bill Belicheck and Favre never got to be together.

  16. Tim says: Dec 21, 2009 7:11 PM

    Schism

  17. PackFaninPackLand says: Dec 21, 2009 7:12 PM

    “Tom Powers of the St. Paul Pioneer Press believes that he was in the vicinity of the visiting coach’s office last night when Childress learned about Favre’s comments — and that Childress emerged from the office “like a wild man” and “went ballistic.”‘
    He “believes” he was in the vicinity ??? Either he was there or he wasn’t. Isn’t this like sorta being pregnant ???

  18. Citizen Strange says: Dec 21, 2009 7:13 PM

    My impression of Chilly blowing a gasket:
    “Yes sir, Mr. Favre. I’ll go home right now and get my shine box Mr. Favre.”

  19. Sike-1 says: Dec 21, 2009 7:14 PM

    you used the word twice twice in the title.
    Coincidence?
    *grabs tinfoil hat*

  20. Richm2256 says: Dec 21, 2009 7:15 PM

    So now the truth about Farve is starting to come out, huh? Didn’t he go on record a week or two ago flaunting the failure of all those who predicted a late-season swoon????
    Let the swooning begin, Vikes fans! The cracks are showing in the foundation, this house is going to collapse.

  21. ftomeo says: Dec 21, 2009 7:15 PM

    So he tried to bench him four times?

  22. buckeyes3413 says: Dec 21, 2009 7:16 PM

    From the Department of Redundancy Department…
    Nice headline.

  23. FireJerryJones says: Dec 21, 2009 7:16 PM

    “Childress previously tried twice to bench Favre twice”
    ….. so – four times then?

  24. wowbaka says: Dec 21, 2009 7:17 PM

    I have to side with Chilly here. As much as Favre have accomplished throughout 2 decades, he is not the team. It is reminiscent of him trying to be GM the last few years in Green Bay when he wanted Moss and more free agents. It is unfortunate his ego grew over the years. IMO, he believes that it doesn’t matter what everyone else think of him and that he deserves to do whatever he pleases because he “earned it”.

  25. jibfest says: Dec 21, 2009 7:18 PM

    Favre is a tool. Great all time QB, durable, but a complete tool.

  26. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Dec 21, 2009 7:18 PM

    He tried previously 2 times and failed. Way to have Balls Chilly.
    See this is why GB let this pre-madonna go.
    This hillbilly just needs to go away.

  27. Pervy'sGhost says: Dec 21, 2009 7:20 PM

    There is no Favrageddon in Minnesota. Chilly and Brett get into little spats all the time and then kiss and make up.Chilly wanted to pull him. Brett got an attitude. Used Shaincoes Twitter phone on the sideline and erased Chilly as a FaceBook friend. Word got back to a towel wearing Chilly after the game. He went nuts for a while. Favre cooled down and gave him a friend invite again and all is good. Immature?Silly? Yes…but no big deal. Quit blowing things up Powers. Bring on the Bears!

  28. Danny18 says: Dec 21, 2009 7:20 PM

    Good job Chilly! Way to keep the team motivated late in the season

  29. hayward giablommi says: Dec 21, 2009 7:21 PM

    Despite what Favre’s brainwashed minions will say, this confirms what most of us already know about the guy.
    He is a “me first, second and third” person, who does not give a damn about team, or his teammates or coaches. He truly believes that he is bigger than the team, the coaches, the front office, the very game itself. There is no other way to explain this dispicable, divisive, consistantly insubordinate behavior.
    Favre’s desciples in the media have done everything to carefully craft the image of an “aw, shucks” persona, but Favre is such an egomaniacal narcissist that even the media propaganda can’t hide the fact that he is a CANCER who has killed teams before, and that which will kill the 2009 Minnesota Vikings.

  30. buck_u_pack_haterz says: Dec 21, 2009 7:22 PM

    So the vikings don’t have the superbowl locked up? who would have thought given all the fans comments proclaiming so……….best team favre has ever been on hahahahahahahahahaha

  31. Ross'sSweetMinus says: Dec 21, 2009 7:22 PM

    Hey percy harvin,
    Did you change your Log In name you weeny?
    That would be pretty soft if you did!

  32. mnmaverick says: Dec 21, 2009 7:23 PM

    The fans would rather have Brett Favre on their team than Brad Childress. The fans are furious that Childress got a contract extension.
    With Gruden, Cowher, Shanahan, Billick, Holmgren, etc. available, why the hell would you externd Chikldress at mid-season?
    Speaking of STUPIDITY.
    If you want a new stadium, FIRE CHILDRESS, Ziggy.

  33. leatherneck says: Dec 21, 2009 7:23 PM

    Let’s all remember Peyton Manning’s words after the Colts defeated the Jaguars. He was asked whether he wanted to go for a perfect season.
    “We follow Caldwell’s orders,” said.
    Favre needs to follow orders.

  34. cvh2009 says: Dec 21, 2009 7:24 PM

    well, looks like it is one and done for ‘ole Brett, Brad might as well bench him for the Bears game or else he is gonna lose the locker room. Seeing as Brad has been “extended,” Vikes fans need to get use to seeing him and he needs to demonstrate his authority or else it could be ugly, very ugly even after Brett is long gone.
    brad, be careful what you wish for. Happy Holidays.
    And yeah, Brett, that audible against the PAck was horrendous and uneccessary.

  35. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Dec 21, 2009 7:25 PM

    Wow–Chilly and Favre are longtime friends too. Favre going deep against the Pack was dumb and could have given the Pack a chance late. Chilly had a right to be angry.
    At the same time, why would he try to pull Brett early against the Lions and Panthers? He should have known Favre would not take well to it.
    Two big egos trying to coexist on the same team. Can you say “schism”?

  36. Sourdough says: Dec 21, 2009 7:26 PM

    Two + Two = Four

  37. NFLJunkie says: Dec 21, 2009 7:27 PM

    Don’t be surprised if the Vikings lose next Monday night in Chicago and don’t be surprised if they don’t win another game this regular or post season.
    I don’t understand how Chilly was rewarded with a contract extension just because one player made them better. He is still the same chilly who can’t coach and the same Chilly that Vikings fans wanted fired two years ago.
    You get what you pay for….Chilly & Favre. A bad combo that is going bad at the wrong time for Vikings fans.

  38. Mavcop says: Dec 21, 2009 7:27 PM

    If your name is Brett Favre then you can do what you want with the football team. I would take his game time decisions over Brad “I want to kill off a few seconds before i decide to call a timeout” childress

  39. Brat Favre says: Dec 21, 2009 7:27 PM

    What does Favre weigh these days? 210-220? I could bench him at least three times. Chilly better hit the weights.

  40. jsak says: Dec 21, 2009 7:28 PM

    this guy has the biggest ego i have ever seen….get overyourself brett….classic december meltdown for little bitch

  41. Jack Factor says: Dec 21, 2009 7:28 PM

    Um – Chilly, you know what Favre is – he got you an extension you did not deserve until the season was over.
    You picked him up at the airport like a butler serving his master.
    Why would you pull him, #1, and #2, use your head – if you are going to pull him tell him it is because you love and don’t want him hurt for the playoffs – not because of where the game is at.
    Now you’re screwed. You took a diva, treated him like a diva, and now expect him to act like a regular player.
    You have no one to be pissed off at but yourself and if you want to pull him – sit his ass, lay Brian McKinney on top of him so he can’t get up and send out Lavoris, Sage, Rosemary or Thyme.

  42. iver74 says: Dec 21, 2009 7:29 PM

    On the old site, I remember musing here what “chilly” would do should the day come that “chilly,” would have to sit Favre.
    I thought, at the time, it would have happened against the packer, for poor play. He played great, and is showing how important it is for him to stick it to Thompson.
    But this? This is beautiful to watch. And I’ll admit that I was sick to my stomach, but gave him credit for beating the packers 2 times this year.
    The packers season means nothing to me unless they beat Favre in the playoffs, or win the super bowl.
    Great article by Powers.

  43. SuzyKolberIsAwesome says: Dec 21, 2009 7:32 PM

    it’s not like you couldn’t see this coming…remember last year after the jets season ended, players talked about how poorly FARVE played, and if it was anyone else, they would have been pulled from the game ???[THOMAS JONES]… or if he came back, how he needed to be at OTAs[KERRY RHODES], can’t wait to hear FARVE apologists BRADSHAW & MARIUCCI spin this…maybe once and for all the media will stop the love affair, and portray Farve for what he is…

  44. Booner says: Dec 21, 2009 7:33 PM

    Favre’s a primadonna but he gets away with his $hit because Childress doesn’t have the balls to do anything about it. Prediction: first round playoff loss and then Favre and Childress will be at each other’s throats.

  45. netdawg says: Dec 21, 2009 7:34 PM

    If ANY of this is true Childress needs to be canned at the end of the season just due to being the 19th most powerful guy on the Vikings sidelines on Sundays…
    I don’t buy the reports at all, this is all fodder

  46. Brewster says: Dec 21, 2009 7:34 PM

    Can you say implosion in Minneapolis?
    Great timing too, just before the playoffs. One and done.
    So where is Lord Favre going next year?

  47. Two Jet Winston says: Dec 21, 2009 7:34 PM

    Favre ‘retired’ from Green Bay because Thompson wouldn’t let him call the shots (Mangini, Moss, etc.). Turns out he really is ‘like a kid out there’.

  48. hardtolikedabears says: Dec 21, 2009 7:34 PM

    Does not matter. The Vikings could not show up and still beat the Bears. I know, my post does not make sense….well, neither does Chicago’s season. Minnesota’s does though… choking at the end.

  49. Glad4sGone says: Dec 21, 2009 7:35 PM

    I am a Packers fan. Like any loyal Pack fan, I despise the Vikes. I also hate the fact that Favre is playing in MN.
    But the experience has given me some insight that I couldn’t have achieved back when Favre was with the Pack………………he’s a spoiled brat.
    Gee, who’s coaching the Vikes now, anyway????

  50. buck_u_pack_haterz says: Dec 21, 2009 7:37 PM

    this is almost as bad as a NFL head coach trying to hawk superbowl tickets, oh wait………….

  51. wydok says: Dec 21, 2009 7:37 PM

    Favre is a d-bag.

  52. Milhouse says: Dec 21, 2009 7:37 PM

    And so it begins.

  53. piccolo says: Dec 21, 2009 7:39 PM

    And all that for just $12 million a year :)

  54. chapnasty says: Dec 21, 2009 7:40 PM

    Ok Florio, I hate ESPN too but stop trying to make it look Like they are stirring the pot here by reporting things to get ratings. It’s sad.

  55. hardtolikedabears says: Dec 21, 2009 7:41 PM

    Were you in a hurry writing this? Tom Powers’ version and your 3 sentence version are off from each other.

  56. cusoman says: Dec 21, 2009 7:42 PM

    Way to sensationalize, here’s what Tom Power’s article REALLY said:
    “A couple of minutes later, a previously docile Childress stormed out of the office like a wild man, still clutching the towel around his waist. He made a sharp turn into the assistant coaches’ office and went ballistic. I don’t know who was in there or what he said. But by the decibel level, it was clear he was furious.”
    — I don’t know who was in there or what he said. —
    Florio, I certainly hope you’re not jonesin for a spot on the NBC Sports TV full time crew, because with stunts like this, the only place you’re going is to Fox News.

  57. longrodvanhungendong says: Dec 21, 2009 7:46 PM

    It’s a mess if a majority of the Viking’s players are content with winning the division and coasting into the playoffs and playing like the last 2 games don’t matter. They didn’t come close to matching the Panthers intensity last night. They got thumped and almost put the old man on crutches.

  58. TFBuckFutter says: Dec 21, 2009 7:48 PM

    Remember that dress Chilly wore?
    He’s just lucky Brett only makes him wear it on the plane, and not while he’s actually on the sidelines.
    Guy better watch his step.

  59. GreenAndGold says: Dec 21, 2009 7:48 PM

    Favre not showing any respect for a coach that picked him up at the airport? Shocking.

  60. robolundgren says: Dec 21, 2009 7:52 PM

    “Vikes could have gotten 11 wins this year with tjack or sage in at QB”
    9 wins tops. They’d be a very 1-dimensional offense, and with Fumbles Peterson running that show it might not run as smoothly as you’d think.

  61. purple hay-seuss says: Dec 21, 2009 7:53 PM

    Get set for the showdown of showdowns in the Hump. Packers vs Vikings for NFC marbles. Winner goes on to play the Saints.
    No predictions this week. All bets are off for me. I love this team and have for my whole life, but the Panthers game made me walk away shaking my head muttering, “Here we go again.”….
    Hey Santa, can’t you just make it work all they way for me just once? Sure I’ll watch; sure, I’ll wear my purple gear, etc etc. Don’t you dare call me a bandwagoneer or a fair weather fan. I’m entitled to my angst and momentary disappointment. We’ll be back. I just can’t get as cocky about playing the Bears next Monday as I’ve been for the past two weeks. God, was that frustrating yesterday.
    And now the Geezer is popping off to the coach like he owns the place. Oooooh. Let the expected cascade of howling continue. We’re in the playoffs, but in typical Minny fashion, we’re not slamming the damn door on anyone. The haters are justified in their rants today.

  62. bob nelson is a idiot says: Dec 21, 2009 7:55 PM

    I’m not a huge fan farve but Childress would not his qb’s call one audible last season. I take farve reading a defense over chilly calling one up the middle with a oline that can’t block 3rd and 6 pass for 5 because that was the vikings offense before chilly

  63. jeremyb91 says: Dec 21, 2009 7:57 PM

    Who cares. Do you think of Caldwell tried benching Manning it would do much?

  64. hayward giablommi says: Dec 21, 2009 7:57 PM

    “Its a shame Bill Belicheck and Favre never got to be together. ”
    ^^^^^
    Stupidest post of the day (which is a major accomplisment these days).
    Belichick would never, ever bring a divisive, coach killing diva like Favre into the mix, and Favre would never voluntarily go somewhere where the coach actually has some intestinal fortitude and where his Lordship would- *gasp*- be treate,d like 52 other guys.
    Don’t you friggin’ get it? It’s not just some happenstance that Favre ended up in Minnesota, with Brad Childress is the coaching equivalent of a eunuch. Once Favre destroys this team, if the Vikings wisely decide to cut their losses, the emperor, er, Lord will be without any clothes, because no other organization is going to take a chance at having this cancer named Favre metastasize and destroy their team from within.

  65. chunky soupy sales says: Dec 21, 2009 8:00 PM

    ‘ “Childress previously tried twice to bench Favre twice”
    proofread much?’
    Maybe Childress tried it twice each time, meaning he tried it 4 times in total. In which case, if he tried it once monday night, it would be a grand total of 5 times.
    Hard to ay, really.

  66. Beer Cheese Soup says: Dec 21, 2009 8:00 PM

    This isn’t news. It was apparent Favre would be the one calling the shots from the moment Childress opted to serve as his personal chauffeur.
    I would love to say this is the start of the meltdown in Minnesota, but I don’t see that as being the case. Instead, we’ll chalk this one up to Florio trying to capitalize on the ever-prevalent Favre hate.

  67. slipkid says: Dec 21, 2009 8:00 PM

    favre as a vike in december: 1-2.
    favre as a jet in december: 1-3. and 0-1 in january.
    yup he sure has it together.
    and the iggles are gaining fast. they win a tiebreaker with minnehaha if they both end up 12-4.

  68. Notoroius B.U.G. says: Dec 21, 2009 8:01 PM

    Packer fans are mad cause they lost on the last play of the game and gave up over 500 yards passing. They need to cry about something. Let them fuss over #4 some more. Boo hoo hoo.

  69. Lamblow Field filled with Dairyland Drunks says: Dec 21, 2009 8:02 PM

    This is all just the media fanning the flames of another favre story people eat up. Favre was getting killed out there, we benched our left tackle and our recievers weren’t getting seperation. I would have took Favre out, Peppers was killing him.

  70. RagnarHater24 says: Dec 21, 2009 8:02 PM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uexvBvclKAE
    Watch. The opposing QB got more respect and attention.

  71. chunky soupy sales says: Dec 21, 2009 8:02 PM

    If I were Chilly, every time I wrote Favres name on something I would spell it F A R V E.
    That would show him .

  72. Ruvell100 says: Dec 21, 2009 8:07 PM

    If Childress doesn’t bench him, he is retarded. Remember Mike Sherman, Chilly.
    Perv- you’re dead wrong. Chilly defriended Favre via his Blackberry late in the 3rd quarter. Tom Powers is reporting that Favre will issue and apology and reissue a friend request later on tonight.
    The Vikings did win 10 games last year without the guy. They are a young enough team that I would assume they would improve with that schedule. How can their actually be Viking Favre apologists? It makes no sense.

  73. PFTiswhatitis says: Dec 21, 2009 8:09 PM

    …and the meltdown begins. You play with fire and you get burned. I almost feel bad for the Minn fans but not quite. Afterall what respectable fan could wear a Favre shirt (other than cheesheads of course)?

  74. comment_submission_error says: Dec 21, 2009 8:11 PM

    Be careful what you wish for, Colonel.

  75. Sterling says: Dec 21, 2009 8:11 PM

    “This time, however, he popped off …”
    Be real. The cameras caught him and Chilly getting into it. It’s not like Favre brought it up himself in the press conference. He was asked a question by the media, and to his credit, he answered honestly.

  76. hayward giablommi says: Dec 21, 2009 8:11 PM

    “The fans would rather have Brett Favre on their team than Brad Childress. The fans are furious that Childress got a contract extension.
    …If you want a new stadium, FIRE CHILDRESS, Ziggy. ”
    ^^^^^
    I’m sure Zygi gave Childress a contract extension just to cost himself millions of dollars in buyout $ months later (eyeroll).
    If your argument holds water, perhaps there is smoke/fire to the LA Vikings talk? ’cause Childress ain’t getting fired, dude.

  77. Lamblow Field filled with Dairyland Drunks says: Dec 21, 2009 8:12 PM

    All you Packer fans proclaiming that Favre is going to ruin the Vikes. We are 11-3 division champs twice in a row and have whooped the packers 3 times in a row. MN has favre mania right now, even the stadium issue is gaining momentum. Just calm down and watch monday night football, cause the giants are right behind you in the wild card race.

  78. jimmySee says: Dec 21, 2009 8:15 PM

    We all knew this was coming.

  79. Lex Luger says: Dec 21, 2009 8:17 PM

    Packers could of got Randy Moss for a 4th round pick
    Favre isnt bigger than any team obviously, but he IS BIGGER than Brad Childress, and he has MORE EXPERIENCE than Ted Thompson.
    Doesnt make him always right, but those are the facts.

  80. Pack66 says: Dec 21, 2009 8:25 PM

    Are Cheeseheads still slack jawed, in-bred, morons..???
    Why yes…yes they are….
    This just in…
    Packer fans think Favre is the Uni-Bomber!

  81. TFBuckFutter says: Dec 21, 2009 8:42 PM

    “Pack66 says:
    December 21, 2009 8:25 PM
    This just in…
    Packer fans think Favre is the Uni-Bomber!”
    This just in….
    Pack66 thinks it’s 1996.
    And that Ted Kaczynski sent letter bombs to Reebok and Starter.

  82. LoganSF2 says: Dec 21, 2009 8:43 PM

    Farve got us to 11-3, not that dumbarse Childress. Bench Farve? Bench Farve? Are you nuts? You ride this HOF QB to the end. Farve is not the problem, spineless Childress who THINKS he is a real headcoach is.

  83. patsSB44champs says: Dec 21, 2009 8:50 PM

    This is all much ado about nothing. This happens on every single NFL sideline during every single game. The only reason anyone is talking about this is because the camera happened to catch it and it’s Brett Favre. Naturally, the media has woken up from their latest Favre Wet Dream and jumped all over this.
    It’s nothing.

  84. LoganSF2 says: Dec 21, 2009 8:52 PM

    From the idiot coach himself…
    “Vikings coach Brad Childress certainly wasn’t surprised on Monday afternoon when asked about his decision to attempt to remove Brett Favre from Sunday’s loss at Carolina. In fact, Childress was ready with his answer at his day-after-game news conference and it was, well, an interesting one.
    “It was more of a stream off consciousness, where he comes of the field, I’m watching what I’m watching, and I said, ‘Hey, you know what? I’m thinking about taking you out of the game here,’” Childress said. “I mean, you’re getting your rear end kicked’ through not a lot of fault of his own. As I’m watching that and as I’m watching that occur, I’m giving him a stream of consciousness. “

  85. LBPACKFAN says: Dec 21, 2009 8:58 PM

    Whooped the Pack 3 times in a row? Yeah…we missed a FG last year cuz our kicker sucks. You guys dominated us alright.

  86. stnmmc says: Dec 21, 2009 9:10 PM

    See this is why GB let this pre-madonna go.
    I hate those damn people that came before that whore.

  87. Ben Bernanke says: Dec 21, 2009 9:11 PM

    Half of these readers are imbeciles. Favre is the least of the Vikings problems. How about secondary and offensive line? The God Adrian Peterson couldn’t even get going.
    AND HOW MANY DROPS WERE THERE? Peterson dropped two consecutive passes. Shiancoe dropped a first down pass after Favre slivered his way out of Peppers’ grasp.

  88. Bigskyvikes says: Dec 21, 2009 9:22 PM

    Its a mess in Mn? Please!
    This maybe a schism?
    Media trying to sell hits, God its sicking!
    We’ll see………………
    This has to be the first time a Vet QB argues with his coach about a decision, right?
    GEEEEESssssszzzzzzzzzzzzz

  89. bluestree says: Dec 21, 2009 9:29 PM

    Lex Luger says:
    December 21, 2009 8:17 PM
    Packers could of got Randy Moss for a 4th round pick
    Favre isnt bigger than any team obviously, but he IS BIGGER than Brad Childress, and he has MORE EXPERIENCE than Ted Thompson.
    Doesnt make him always right, but those are the facts.
    ________________________________
    Facts, huh? These are facts;
    Randy Moss was never serious about playing for Green Bay. He said he didn’t like what they had to tell him about how he would have to conduct himself. He nixed a trade to Green Bay as a matter of fact.
    Ted Thompson was playing in the NFL when Brett Farve was in high school, after that he went into management. Thompson has been in football longer, so how does Farve have more experience?
    Farve bigger than Chilly? Maybe so. That’s why he finagled his way out of Green Bay. He wasn’t going to be allowed to call the shots like under Sherman. If that’s what you want for your team, great. We’ll see how that works out for ya’.

  90. TFBuckFutter says: Dec 21, 2009 9:38 PM

    “patsSB44champs says:
    December 21, 2009 8:50 PM
    This is all much ado about nothing. This happens on every single NFL sideline during every single game. The only reason anyone is talking about this is because the camera happened to catch it and it’s Brett Favre.”
    You’re joking, right?
    If Belichick told Brady to sit, his ass would sit. There are probably 25 coach/QB combos in the NFL that work that way. The rest either have petulent, baby QBs, or a coach that doesn’t have enough power over an established vet (for example, if Caldwell told Peyton to sit, Peyton could probably tell him to stick it).

  91. PFTjudge&jury says: Dec 21, 2009 9:38 PM

    @purple hay
    The comment you made was good enough for me to post for the first time. Being a Packer fan I take my team and winning seriously. I don’t care about the Vikes and won’t bash them unless they are directly in the Packers way. If people were to grow up in WI rooting for the Pack maybe they would understand what the fans went thru with Favre ending his career here. I loved Favre but he’s gone now so I’ve moved on. He was awesome for us for a lot of years and it was a great time to be a good team for most of his years here. But he certainly broke our hearts almost as many times as he thrilled us over the years. He had many years in the playoffs with very good Packer teams that just fizzled out on 4 and 26. He also fizzled in the cold the last game he played here by throwing that pick against the Giants in a game in which he cost HIMSELF and the team a chance to go to the SB. It wasn’t 3rd down or a desperate situation, it was overtime and a chance to live another down.
    I say all this because with Favre you get what you get. That is greatness and craziness all at the same time. The best part for the Vikes is he won’t have to play in the cold in the Playoffs unless maybe Philly jumps ahead of them for 2nd best record.
    Good luck to Favre and the Vikes…..unless you play my beloved Packers!

  92. csaber2007 says: Dec 21, 2009 9:41 PM

    Sorry, he’s not sticking it to Ted Thompson, he’s sticking it to Packer fans as well…after he ran through so many women before his wife gave him the ultimatum, I guess Childress is his latest b*tch…

  93. Philtration says: Dec 21, 2009 9:44 PM

    After hating Favre for so many years Viking fans lined up with spoon in hand just waiting for Brett’s next bowl movement and now reality is going to set in.
    He is still the same turd that you hated before, you have kissed his ass, liked the taste and you will not see your team in the Super Bowl.
    You have sold out and you now have something in common with the cheesedicks.
    You are brothers in Favre except you lapped up their sloppy seconds.
    You have become even more retarded then Packer fans and that is no easy task.
    Hahahahahahaaaa……….
    SKOL! (that is Viking fan talk for “slurp”)

  94. Favre On HGH says: Dec 21, 2009 9:45 PM

    Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism. Schism.

  95. Living_Legend says: Dec 21, 2009 10:10 PM

    I guess Player-Coach will go on this jackass’s tombstone.

  96. BigEasy33 says: Dec 21, 2009 10:12 PM

    It won’t be long….someone is going to knock him out!!
    Hoping the Eagles get the #2 seed

  97. luigiboy says: Dec 21, 2009 10:18 PM

    How many future hall-of-fame quarterbacks are threatened with bencing for the reasons Childress had? Is Peyton Manning calling all the shots for his team, or would he sit if his coach told him to?
    In Favre you must trust, Chilly. You begged him to play and gave him the reins, and because it was a difficult choice for him, it was obviously conditional.
    It’s Brett Favre. He’s come out of games early this season when the team was safely ahead. You don’t quit. What kind of message does that send to your team? You still have to lock up the second seed to get a buy for your old man.
    It just seems the two of you need to work on contingencies and learn to communicate on the field without a Bevell intermediary.

  98. Pervy'sGhost says: Dec 21, 2009 10:23 PM

    All of you Favrageddon Prophets make me laugh. He was not the problem last night. We will rally the troops and kick ass in Chicago,remember I said it. We will be playing comfortable indoor playoff games. Yah,we always win indoors douches.
    Philtration masturbation….it is people like you that are obsessed with Favre’s downfall that are the TRUE Favre Nut Suckers! O line and Sec. need to get it together and we will be fine.

  99. PackerFanTastic says: Dec 21, 2009 10:25 PM

    Chilly was just upset because he heard that Brett had been seen with Tiger Woods.

  100. CaptainFantastik says: Dec 21, 2009 10:30 PM

    LOL at the Vikings fans, 95% of whom were gloating several weeks ago when “Chilly” got his extension after compiling a great record off of a total cupcake schedule. Now they turn on him in an instant because some 40 year old at the end of his career is doing what he’s done for the 3rd year in a row with the 3rd team in a row……cause trouble. They sound like Philly and Dallas fans who were in denial about T.O…….they all said “you guys are just haters, that isn’t going to happen here”.
    Oh, and Vikings fans…..until you guys win at least ONE Super Bowl you should probably STFU about the Packers. Their franchise history speaks for itself, and unfortunately for you, so does yours. It makes your chest-thumping talk just laughable. You should probably win something before running your mouths.
    Not like we didn’t know Vikings fans are total and complete bandwagon jumpers who even flirt with blackouts for home playoff games……..when polled last summer only 29% of Minnesotans said they wanted Favre as a Viking. “Favre-mania” is an apt term….because it sure isn’t Vikings mania going on there in Minnesota. Yet another instance of fans putting player above team….no wonder Favre thinks he can do whatever the hell he wants.
    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/46082197.html

  101. jeremyb91 says: Dec 21, 2009 10:35 PM

    This isn’t Varsity Blues for some of those commenting on the “QB overtaking the head coach” drama. This is the NFL where a Pro Bowl, Super Bowl winning QB has some say so in if he’s coming out or not.
    Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Brett Favre are QB’s who fully understand the offense they are running who fit the mold above. They won’t let their teams down by going to the bench.
    Call it insubordination if you will, but it’s good for the team and morale because the QB is supposed to be the general of the field.
    Favre isn’t dividing the locker room, he’s bringing it together (and I really hate writing this because I can’t stand the Vikings).

  102. airmoss18 says: Dec 21, 2009 10:41 PM

    To all you Vikings rubes out there who hate Childress: get a grip. In 2006, he took over a team in complete disarray and that was filled with players who cared very little about the team concept and systematically turned them into one the league’s elite teams (Vikings records since Chilly started in 2006: 6-10, 8-8, 10-6, and currently 11-3). Is he perfect? No; but there are very few NFL coaches who are loved by their hometown fans. If you think you’re smarter or understand football more than Chilly, you’re a complete jackass. Even 95% of the people who frequent this site and consider themselves die-hard NFL fans with an esoteric understanding of the game have no idea what it takes to be a head coach in the NFL, so please just shut-up with the lame attempts to be funny and/or rip a head coach who has 8000 times more knowledge and understanding of the game than you do AND has turned a franchise into one of the best in the league. But until he wins a couple Super Bowls, all, the rubes out there think he’s an idiot. Newsflash: 31 out of 32 NFL head coaches don’t win the Super Bowl every year, and there are only a few active head coaches with Super Bowl rings. So should we not judge Chilly on his job performance since he took over in 2006? If so, what coach has done a better job of building and maintaining their roster in that period of time?
    Look at the 31 other coaches in the league and name those who have done a better job of building and/or coaching a winning team. Keep in mind that Chilly has also been the primary decision-maker for the roster since he was hired (Rick Spielman was hired many months after Chilly and it is widely believed that Chilly has the final say in personnel decisions), which includes both the draft and free agents. So he has been close to a de facto GM and decided to bring in the following free agents (or traded for): Steve Hutchinson, Jared Allen, Mideau Williams, Bernard Berrian, Chet Taylor, Ben Leber, Ryan Longwell, Vianthe Shiancoe, and Brett Favre. He and Spielman chose these starters or regular contributors via the draft in the past few years: Adrian Peterson, Sid Rice, Phil Loadholt, Percy Harvin, Tyrell Johnson, Cedric Griffin, Brian Robison, Ray Edwards, Chad Greenway, and John Sullivan. The Vikings are a veteran-heavy team, yet are 2nd in the NFL for rookie starts this season, with all (only) 5 picks contributing heavily to their success so far this year. So is he really an idiot?
    Yes, he botched the QB situation going into last season and put too much faith in Tarvaris Jackson when he wasn’t ready; but he acknowledged his mistake, went after Sage Rosenfels, and then added Favre when he became available. This situation is actually one of the best reasons he deserved the extension: he recognized a mistake he made and made sure he was able to correct it.
    Look at some of the coaches around the league who are either not helping their team reach their potential or simply in over their heads and likely not well suited to the job: Raheem Morris, Tom Cable, Jim Zorn, Lovie Smith, Gary Kubiak, Jim Mora, Jr., Jack Del Rio, Wade Phillips, Dick Jauron (fired a few weeks ago), and Eric Mangini. There are several coaches that are in their first year trying to rebuild a team that has been and still is awful – Jim Schwartz, Todd Haley, Mike Singletary, and Steve Spagnulo. A few others look promising, but are still less proven than Childress: John Harbaugh, Tony Sparano, Sean Peyton, Mike Smith, Mike McCarthy, and Jim Caldwell. There are only a few coaches left that can be considered proven winners who have built and maintained solid teams, and that is why Chilly was given an extension – he has built a team that has continued to improve since he took over and is now loaded with talent. Every franchise strives for stability, and Childress has built the foundation for a very solid team for years to come. Additionally, he has built a team with a culture of accountability and the players respect him and love playing for him (Favre is an exception here because to him, it is and always has been about himself).
    And for all those of you who continually bitch about the play-calling, direct your complaints to Darrell Bevell – he’s the one who calls the plays. And I love how (undeservedly) unpopular head coaches get almost all of the blame when a team plays poorly (like the Vikes did last night), but the players themselves who miss tackles, miss blocks, fall down in coverage, or drop passes get relatively little criticism. This is because lazy football fans (“rubes”) find it much less difficult to simply blame the head coach than really look at what went wrong. And this is the category where 90% of NFL fans fit into – lazy rubes with a very shallow pool of real knowledge about the game. Here’s a little football 101 for all of you rubes: lack of execution is the players’ fault, not the coaches, and especially not the head coaches. Was it Childress who couldn’t cover Steve Smith (Winfield) or couldn’t fall on a fumble that would have changed the game (Leber) or threw a terrible interception in the end zone (Favre) or dropped a pass that hit him between the numbers on a very key third down play (Shiancoe) last night? That’s right, it wasn’t, and yet somehow he gets the blame and he’s a horrible coach.
    The fact that there are so many vocal idiots out there making uninformed and poorly thought-out comments as to why he’s undeserving of his job and/or 5-year extension proves to me that Zygi Wilf did the right thing by initially hiring Chilly and then extending his contract. Oh, and there’s also the fact that the team he built and coached is one of the very best in the league, both by the depth of the talent on the roster and by their win-loss record.

  103. EdgarSnyder says: Dec 21, 2009 10:42 PM

    100 posts wtf?

  104. TFBuckFutter says: Dec 21, 2009 11:02 PM

    “CaptainFantastik says:
    December 21, 2009 10:30 PM
    when polled last summer only 29% of Minnesotans said they wanted Favre as a Viking. “Favre-mania” is an apt term”
    Let me preface this by saying I’m not a Packer fan…..
    But it was absolutely HYSTERICAL watching the Favre thing play out, because Vikings fans were all “Oh boy! We’re getting Favre! He’s the only piece missing from a guaranteed Super Bowl!” then when he said he was definitely retired it was “We didn’t want him anyway. Tarvaris Jackson is a stud in the making. He just needs a chance. We are gauranteed a Super Bowl this year with TJ. Bank on it” then he signed on and it was “YES! SUPER BOWL! TARVARIS WHO?! WHOOO HOO!”
    I actually think the Vikings have the biggest homers in the NFL. Raider fans may be right there with them, but I’d give the edge to the purple.

  105. JimmySmith says: Dec 21, 2009 11:07 PM

    At least explains why Chilly would wear a dress, because he has no balls in the first place.
    Can this story get any better, you bet it can. They will go one and done in the playoffs and Chilly and Brent can start a fist fight on the sidelines in full view of the TV cameras. I would think the NFL films could sell that on pay per view in slow motion. I know I would pay to watch it.

  106. Lamblow Field filled with Dairyland Drunks says: Dec 21, 2009 11:13 PM

    CaptainFantastik says:
    December 21, 2009 10:30 PM
    LOL at the Vikings fans, 95% of whom were gloating several weeks ago when “Chilly” got his extension after compiling a great record off of a total cupcake schedule. Now they turn on him in an instant because some 40 year old at the end of his career is doing what he’s done for the 3rd year in a row with the 3rd team in a row……cause trouble. They sound like Philly and Dallas fans who were in denial about T.O…….they all said “you guys are just haters, that isn’t going to happen here”.
    Oh, and Vikings fans…..until you guys win at least ONE Super Bowl you should probably STFU about the Packers. Their franchise history speaks for itself, and unfortunately for you, so does yours. It makes your chest-thumping talk just laughable. You should probably win something before running your mouths.
    Not like we didn’t know Vikings fans are total and complete bandwagon jumpers who even flirt with blackouts for home playoff games……..when polled last summer only 29% of Minnesotans said they wanted Favre as a Viking. “Favre-mania” is an apt term….because it sure isn’t Vikings mania going on there in Minnesota. Yet another instance of fans putting player above team….no wonder Favre thinks he can do whatever the hell he wants.
    http://www.startribune.com/sports/vikings/46082197.html
    Keep it short cheddar, no one wants to read your book. I’m sorry Favre hurt your feelings but it’s time to get over it. No bandwagon here, season ticket holder & the past is the past I live in the present.

  107. bluestree says: Dec 21, 2009 11:20 PM

    jeremyb91 says:
    December 21, 2009 10:35 PM
    Call it insubordination if you will, but it’s good for the team and morale because the QB is supposed to be the general of the field.
    ______________________
    Don’t agree. You’ve got a lot of kids 25 and under and you can’t undercut the coach. That will come back to bite you when your young people think they know more than their coaches and start freelancing. Yes, there are double standards for stars, but those are mostly personal or practice field type things. The game is your war, and there can only be one general. Chilly is not handling his relationship with Brett too well lately. When Farve goes out of his way to talk about their dustup to the press, it’s not good. A lot of HC’s don’t even talk to the QB much on the sidelines, that would be Bevell’s job, like in the old Farve sideline footage when Holmgren tells Mooch to pull Brett. He tells the QB coach to do it.

  108. badfish69 says: Dec 21, 2009 11:22 PM

    Dude never wants to come out of a game. He would be up 40-3 with less than two minutes in the 4th and would still be in there. You wanted him Brad, now ya got him. Know your role.

  109. GBPackers says: Dec 21, 2009 11:31 PM

    Where is my boy PervyHarvin?? Guessin’ he changed his name…..

  110. stnmmc says: Dec 21, 2009 11:50 PM

    airmoss18
    Esoteric?
    Really?
    Have you read the drivel and seen the spelling/grammar of the people on this site. There may be two of them who have any freaking clue what that means.

  111. jx4cmario1 says: Dec 22, 2009 12:14 AM

    Vikes unbeaten at home and unbeaten indoors. Lots of those comin our way in the post season. No worries here.

  112. marshall70 says: Dec 22, 2009 12:26 AM

    CaptainFantastik says: December 21, 2009 10:30 PM
    LOL at the Vikings fans, 95% of whom were gloating several weeks ago when “Chilly” got his extension after compiling a great record off of a total cupcake schedule. Now they turn on him in an instant because some 40 year old at the end of his career is doing what he’s done for the 3rd year in a row with the 3rd team in a row……cause trouble. They sound like Philly and Dallas fans who were in denial about T.O…….they all said “you guys are just haters, that isn’t going to happen here”.
    Oh, and Vikings fans…..until you guys win at least ONE Super Bowl you should probably STFU about the Packers. Their franchise history speaks for itself, and unfortunately for you, so does yours. It makes your chest-thumping talk just laughable. You should probably win something before running your mouths.
    Not like we didn’t know Vikings fans are total and complete bandwagon jumpers who even flirt with blackouts for home playoff games……..when polled last summer only 29% of Minnesotans said they wanted Favre as a Viking. “Favre-mania” is an apt term….because it sure isn’t Vikings mania going on there in Minnesota. Yet another instance of fans putting player above team….no wonder Favre thinks he can do whatever the hell he wants.
    ————————————————-
    You act like you personally helped the Packers win their championships the way you talk about the Packers history. You’re just fool on a message board. You as a Packer fan have done nothing except hitch you wagon to an organization with a history. Go piss in a sink

  113. steve grogan says: Dec 22, 2009 12:39 AM

    Does this mean chilly won’t be driving Brett to the airport?

  114. packers4life says: Dec 22, 2009 3:18 AM

    So glad Thompson got rid of this egomaniac. Now the Vikings get to deal with him from now thru the offseason.

  115. packers4life says: Dec 22, 2009 3:19 AM

    I can also see the Bears pulling an upset on the Vikings this week. After all, Favre has sucked the last few times he’s played there.

  116. PervisHarvin says: Dec 22, 2009 8:28 AM

    Ross’sSweetMinus &
    GBPackers– You boys been looking for me?Had to change, got a moderator beat down!
    People who posts novels on blogs are tools….thought some of you should take that tip !

  117. Ambrose says: Dec 22, 2009 8:44 AM

    The Vikings and their jump-on-the-bandwagon fans haven’t seen anything yet. Just wait until he can’t make up his mind if he wants to play or not next year, and prevents the Vikings from making any 2010 plans. We should hear something in, oh, late July. And any minute now we are going to start hearing from all the “experts” who will say they “knew” he was not a good fit, and they “knew” he was not the answer……the same people that have been backslapping themselves for how awesome their mightier than ever team is (was.) The Vikings claim to fame this year will be their two wins over Green Bay, that’s it. All together now….”Good For You!”

  118. Beer Cheese Soup says: Dec 22, 2009 4:55 PM

    PervisHarvin says:
    People who posts novels on blogs are tools….thought some of you should take that tip !
    _____________________________________
    Come on guys, quit typing such long posts, and lay off the big words too. You know Pervy can’t read very well…

  119. rudedog36 says: Dec 22, 2009 9:21 PM

    You know whats funny is that 10 year old percy harvin changed his log in name.
    Whats even more funny is that brent got chilly an extention, and your stuck with him long after your done using our old qb.
    love it!

  120. Bigskyvikes says: Dec 23, 2009 9:27 PM

    Ambrose says:
    December 22, 2009 8:44 AM
    ———————————————-
    You jealous pitiful idiot,
    Please tell me, how do you know who is a “bandwagonjumper” or not?
    Do you meet and greet all Vikings fans every year?
    Do you keep logs on how many were last year, and how many this year?
    Do yourself a favor and go on a packer post, than you wont look so stupid!
    They are all stupid on packer post’s.
    Thats why you never see a Vikings fan commenting on them, but always see packer fans commenting on Vikings post’s.
    Do you know how stupid that makes you and your toothless friends look?

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