Childress "lucky" to escape injury after collision with player

For a moment, Vikings running back Ian Johnson was ready to battle.

“I’m just running my route and my eyes are always fixed on the quarterback,” Johnson told Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, talking about a recent practice.

“I got hit by something and go up over my feet, end over end. I did a flip,” Johnson said.  “My first instinct was, ‘Oh, I’m going to hurt whoever this was because someone just cheap-shotted me.’ I look up and I see it’s Coach Childress. He’s on the ground and I’m like, ‘Oh no, that’s my ticket out of here.’ You don’t do that to the head man.

Well, you can if it’s the fault of the coach.

“I sat there for about two seconds and he popped up and said, ‘Oh, I’m sorry. That’s my fault.’ I was like, ‘Whew, maybe I’m not out of here,'” Johnson said.

The third-string could joke about it now, but witnesses says it was a serious collision.  Both men were left with major bruises, but nothing worse. 

In the end, Johnson got to live out the fantasy of Packers fans, Bears fans, and possibly some Vikings players.  He got to run over Brad Childress.

69 responses to “Childress "lucky" to escape injury after collision with player

  1. “In the end, Johnson got to live out the fantasy of Packers fans, Bears fans, and possibly some Vikings players. He got to run over Brad Childress.”
    uh oh… this is how the war of words started between Rosenthal and Florio. better take this one to twitter…

  2. Hey PFT, when are you going to switch so that your links open up in new tabs? It’s more convenient for many users, and keeps viewers on your website when they click on links.

  3. mama tried says:
    June 4, 2010 10:44 AM
    When is chilly the puss going to pick up Favre from the airport??!
    ===============================
    Evidently, “Mama didn’t try hard enough.”
    If I were her, I’d of used a coat hangar …….

  4. Damn… that’s all we need is for someone to knock some sense into that schlub.
    Go Pack!

  5. Won’t this guy be 4th on the depth chart after they sign Gerhart? Soo probably he will be out of here =P

  6. was it too much Gregg to put in this story that it was a swing route, because by reading this article without clicking on the link the story would make no sense

  7. If the Vikings win the Super Bowl this season, I’m going to offer to beat the crap outta Chilly each and every offseason.

  8. Correction to the article:
    Johnson is not the 3rd string RB.
    Adrian Peterson, Albert Young, Toby Gerhart, Ian Johnson.
    You are welcome.
    And thank you Ian. As a Viking fan, I like seeing the coach take a hit every once in a while.

  9. Considering how many times Col Klink has thrown his own players under the bus, its about time one of them got a little payback. Klink is lucky it was just a head injury, there is nothing to damage up there.
    We are wishing Klink a full recovery, we would hate to see what the Vikings could actually accomplish if they had a real head coach.

  10. Childress was too busy daydreaming of summer evenings with Favre to pay attention to players on the field.

  11. Wait a minute….according to NFL rules, these OTAs are supposed to be non-contact. Where’s the fine?
    (because most of you guys are too stupid to pick up on it)

  12. Knowing how Brett feels when HE gets run over will probably make Chilly (try to) yank him even sooner this season –
    Johnson flattening the head coach falls into the same category as the wacky driver who does something stupid behind the wheel, looks up and finds the guy he did it to wearing a frown, a badge, and a gun.

  13. Good thing Favre was home drinking a pina colada and reading about himself on PFT, or else he would’ve run right over, distraught, inconsolable, crying “My Chilly!! My poor, poor, Chilly!”….then he would’ve run right over to Johnson, still sobbing, and started slapping at him all hysterically…
    Mark my words–when Johnson IS (inevitably) cut, Florio will come back with an article akin to:
    “Childress exacts vengeance by cutting Johnson” or some sensationlistic nonsense like that.
    How do you work with that, Gregg?

  14. Franchise says:
    June 4, 2010 11:07 AM
    Correction to the article:
    Johnson is not the 3rd string RB.
    Adrian Peterson, Albert Young, Toby Gerhart, Ian Johnson.
    You are welcome.
    And thank you Ian. As a Viking fan, I like seeing the coach take a hit every once in a while.
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    Gerhardt is not technically on the team until he signs a contract. Maybe that’s why Johnson is listed as third string.
    Just a thought. I’m not sure how teams work that. I could be wrong. In fact, never mind.

  15. Man some pitiful attempts of humor on these Vikes threads. “if it was AD then he would have fumbled lol”
    Man them’s Packster fans sure is sharp yer reckon.
    Are all of these Packer fans 12 years old or are they really this lame and dumb?
    Go Pack!

  16. Mr. Rosenthal, Packers and Bears fans are happy that Brad Childress was signed to a long term extension to beyond the franchise move.
    No one but vikings fans would want some sense knocked into the guy or any harm to him.
    His lack of leadership and discipline is great for vikings opponents. The season ending blunder of a 12 player huddle after a time out is just one example of the Brad Childress style.
    His press conferences are unique in the NFL.

  17. Well the QB this guy’s eyes were fixated on while running his route certainly wasn’t Favre. Way to be a team player BrINT. Way to be a leader. Way to be at camp to help the team improve. What a complete tool.

  18. lebowski says:
    Childress was too busy daydreaming of summer evenings with Favre to pay attention to players on the field.
    ———
    Brilliant!

  19. So Ian Johnson got hit so hard by Brad Childress that he did a flip. Let’s hope we never get down to the third string.

  20. I got a fealing that albert young fella will get cut. Anyone ever hear of him before a poster referenced him in this article?

  21. Brooklyn Eagle says:
    June 4, 2010 11:31 AM
    Packers and Bears, but not Lions? What, are they so bad they don’t count?
    ______________________________
    Answer = Question

  22. I believe Darius Reynard converted (was converted) to running back recently.
    Also I thought Ian Johnson was a FB contender which, if true, would mean if FBs are counted as RBs Tahi is also ahead of him.

  23. Well the QB this guy’s eyes were fixated on while running his route certainly wasn’t Favre. Way to be a team player BrINT. Way to be a leader. Way to be at camp to help the team improve. What a complete tool.

  24. Out of the 31 comments that are up as of my posting, nearly 50% of them are negative and from known Packer fans including the usual idiots Jimmysmith and Bob Nelson. Since this post has only been online 2 hours, these guys must be some serious f*ckin losers to both get in their jabs so quickly. And it’s amazing how many shots they’re still taking at Favre. Lots of sand in the vag, huh guys.

  25. Getting iced by Chilly. Brad was just showing Johnson what to expect from the lowlife Bayou swamp scum. Cheap shots for no apparent reason.

  26. Dewey Axewoond says: June 4, 2010 11:39 AM
    Good thing Favre was home drinking a pina colada and reading about himself on PFT, or else he would’ve run right over, distraught, inconsolable, crying “My Chilly!! My poor, poor, Chilly!”….then he would’ve run right over to Johnson, still sobbing, and started slapping at him all hysterically…
    Dewey’s attempt at “wit” = Spectacular failure

  27. Supersuckers says:
    “Well the QB this guy’s eyes were fixated on while running his route certainly wasn’t Favre. Way to be a team player BrINT. Way to be a leader.”
    Sometimes your Favre obsession is funny. Sometimes it’s just pathetic.

  28. Bob Nelson says:
    June 4, 2010 11:50 AM
    Mr. Rosenthal, Packers and Bears fans are happy that Brad Childress was signed to a long term extension to beyond the franchise move.
    ——
    You forgot to elaborate by stating the reason why they are happy and thats because they are guaranteed to continously pick BEFORE the Vikings in the upcoming drafts.
    Bob Nelson says:
    June 4, 2010 11:50 AM
    His lack of leadership and discipline is great for vikings opponents.
    ——-
    Seemed to work just fine against the Packers last year. You really dont know when to stop and think before you post do you?

  29. LMFAO OMG WHAT A WAY TO START OFF THE DAY… READING THAT CHILDRESS GOT LAYED OUT AHAHAHAHAHA

  30. I got a fealing that albert young fella will get cut. Anyone ever hear of him before a poster referenced him in this article?
    ————————————————
    Albert Young was Iowa Hawkeyes running back before Shonn Greene. He will be our #2 running back heading into the season. He is good and has alot of potential, just was on the shelf behind peterson/ taylor. The reason we let taylor go… Young is very capable.

  31. Dewey Axewoond says:
    June 4, 2010 11:39 AM
    Good thing Favre was home drinking a pina colada and reading about himself on PFT, or else he would’ve run right over, distraught, inconsolable, crying “My Chilly!! My poor, poor, Chilly!”….then he would’ve run right over to Johnson, still sobbing, and started slapping at him all hysterically…
    ______________________________
    Now see, that wasn’t even semi believable. Since when is there a story anywhere that would REALLY show Favre caring about anyone other than himself? Satire works only when there’s a truth about it. 😀

  32. “Well the QB this guy’s eyes were fixated on while running his route certainly wasn’t Favre. Way to be a team player BrINT. Way to be a leader. Way to be at camp to help the team improve. What a complete tool.”
    ___________________________________________________
    Thanks for showing everyone your obsession with Favre.

  33. Some one should tell this kid that getting sent out of career destroying dump like Minnesota, is actually a good thing. The only positive thing this kid can look forward to is playing in L.A. in two years.

  34. Abe Froeman,
    Depending on your browser, you should be able to set your preferences so that links open in new tabs. If you are a Windows user and that is too complicated, hold down the Ctrl key when you click the link and it will open in a new tab.

  35. LOL all the pukergirls are back complaining about the Division Champion Minnesota Vikings and Brett Favre’s total ass kicking of them during the season. Get ready for part two of the ass kicking, morons…

  36. JimmySmith says:
    June 4, 2010 11:21 AM
    Considering how many times Col Klink has thrown his own players under the bus, its about time one of them got a little payback. Klink is lucky it was just a head injury, there is nothing to damage up there.
    We are wishing Klink a full recovery, we would hate to see what the Vikings could actually accomplish if they had a real head coach.
    ***********************************
    I think this one time, we agree!

  37. Apparently BOB NELSON was thinking with his ass instead of his brain again. This guy should lose his posting rights, he has nothing to offer except nonsense.

  38. i love all the chilly haters, since he’s been here our record gets better every year from 06′ on he went 6-10 to 8-8 to 10-6 and now last year 12-4. He’s drafted great, been great in free angecy, and was 5 fumbles away from being in the super bowl. I don’t get it

  39. My god the Packer fans on these sites have absolutely zero ability to post anything funny. Just total fail. I really think most of them are probably young children trying to be funny because that is the maturity and skill level of their humor.
    I’ll say one thing though Ian Johnson just as well head over to the unemployment line. Borderline practice squad players don’t stick around long after crushing the head coach. Brad saying “my bad” really translates to “your ass is officially fired but I don’t want it to look like this is the reason”.
    Nobody sits baby in the corner.

  40. I feel bad for Chilly getting hit, but he’s lucky AP didn’t run into him or Harvin, or GASP! Favre!
    They would’ve each fumbled and thrown interceptions in the process, thus prematurely losing their first game vs the Saints before they even play the game, but it would’ve been the refs fault.

  41. Chilly was distracted…. musta been thinking about how he’s gonna have to blow Favre again to get him into camp for 2010.

  42. ..I have been teaching Chilly MMA. The man is a beast,the toughest coach around now…..no shit

  43. I had that happen to me coaching on a lacrosse field. Out of the corner of my eye I see the fastest senior on the team streaking toward me.
    My motto is to hit before getting hit. It’s instinct bred by years of playing.
    I barely got my forearm out and lean into it before he smashes into me. The dude’s helmet hit the ground before his back.
    Team starts laughing, cheering and doing some big-hit dance. I’m mortified. Did I kill him? He’s hurt. I’m fine.
    Then ten minutes go by and I can’t walk. 2 years later and it’s still an issue. Physics is a bitch.

  44. As a Vikings fan, I wish everyday that I could just run over Chilly’s punk ass. I never thought i’d dislike anybody more than Mike Tice. Please fire Chilly now and hire Leslie Frazier.

  45. Hauschild says:
    June 4, 2010 11:39 AM
    Tell me Childress isn’t the toughest MOFO coach in the NFL? The dude’s old school!
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    Yeah, right. OK Haus you bring Childo and I’ll bring Mike Singletary and we’ll see whose tough. In fact, I’ll bet Phyllis McCaskey would kick Col. Klink’s ass. That’s Phyllis McCaskey, not Mike. I’m not sure Mike could take anybody.

  46. Pervy Harvin says:
    June 4, 2010 3:21 PM
    ..I have been teaching Chilly MMA. The man is a beast,the toughest coach around now…..no shit
    _______________________________
    Is that with or without the dress (for either of you)?
    I bet in your world “tap out” has an entirely different meaning…

  47. @ Dewey Asswound- LOL! You pathetic lil Bears fan…i almost feel sorry for you. ” Tap Out” in my world means when the keg runs dry watching the Vikings kick the Bears or Packers ass or when i smash a puke into quiting. BTW…I’m quite sure you have given Cutler the “Rear naked choke”….wasn’t his neck you were holding though!

  48. Someone wishes Brad Childress good health and long career but vikings fans get angry about it.

  49. WHODAT says:
    June 4, 2010 12:50 PM
    LMFAO OMG WHAT A WAY TO START OFF THE DAY… READING THAT CHILDRESS GOT LAYED OUT AHAHAHAHAHA
    Why am I not surprised to see you “START” your busy Friday at 12:50 pm by posting on PFT?
    Quick, rub on some pine-tree perfume, hop on your ten-speed and get to pedaling.
    The wel-fare office is 20 blocks away and you need to stop at the grocercy store along the way before those food stamps expire.
    Seriously, if this is what I have to look forward to if the Vikings evere win the big one, well……
    GO TWINS!!!

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