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Childress on Moss contract: "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it"

The football world stopped once again for a Brad Childress press conference, except this time Brett Favre was barely mentioned.

“I’m always excited to add a good piece to the puzzle,” Childress said in his incongruous Barry White-like voice when asked about acquiring Randy Moss.

Childress spoke with Moss Wednesday and expects Moss to arrive in Minnesota Wednesday night or possibly Thursday morning in time for practice.  Moss will play as expected against the Jets on Monday night.

It remains to be seen, however, if Moss plays for more than 13 games in his second stint with the Vikings.  Childress indicated that contract extension talks with Moss haven’t started or haven’t progressed far.

“We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it,” Childress said.

Moss essentially forced his way out of New England because he was unhappy with his contract.  But there’s no guarantee he’ll get the “security” he wants in Minnesota before a possible lockout.

Some have wondered if Moss would even sign a long-term contract without knowing Brett Favre’s future, which seems silly.  Moss wanted to get traded away from Tom Brady to get a new deal.  The dollars will take precedence.

Childress revealed that he spoke with Vikings owner Zygi Wilf about acquiring Moss on Monday.  That came before Moss’ outburst at halftime of the Dolphins game and supports a Jay Glazer report that this trade was in the works before Monday night.

Childress says the move wasn’t made because of wide receiver Sidney Rice’s recovery from hip surgery, which Childress says is on schedule.  The Vikings coach also isn’t worried about the off-field issues Moss experienced in the past.

“All of us have blemishes.  Throw the first stone if you don’t,” Childress said.

UPDATE: Video Evidence:

 
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58 Responses to “Childress on Moss contract: "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it"”
  1. drumbug71 says: Oct 6, 2010 4:23 PM

    “We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it,” Childress said.
    Brad, meet bridge.

  2. BigBear123 says: Oct 6, 2010 4:26 PM

    Trying to run over a meter maid is a bit more than a blemish. Can I throw a stone at Chilly if I haven’t done anything remotely close to that?
    Last I checked that bridge linked Foxboro to St. Paul. He can downplay it all he wants but you know they are talking.

  3. LunarPie says: Oct 6, 2010 4:27 PM

    No Brad, you will cross that bridge after Moss scores his first touchdown for the Vikings. Randy Moss thinks the world owes him something evertime he scores a touchdown. Brett is gonna get screwed by Randy’s bullshit on and off the field.

  4. cusoman says: Oct 6, 2010 4:28 PM

    “All of us have blemishes. Throw the first stone if you dont,” Childress said.
    Oh no he di’n’t!

  5. JetGreeeen says: Oct 6, 2010 4:29 PM

    The Fins Nation is having a total meltdown after Monday Nights embarassment.
    Comical.

  6. kmartinson says: Oct 6, 2010 4:30 PM

    Chilly is a hell of a coach….by the way, is he fricking color blind? Last time I checked the Vikings colors weren’t black yet that’s all he wears.
    Love the move…..I think Chilly would trade his left nut if he could at a chance to lose in the Super Bowl. Vikes fans should be nervous if they don’t win or if Moss can’t help protect Brent Fav-ra.
    Brewster is getting a run for his money as the biggest chump in MN.

  7. JaggedMark says: Oct 6, 2010 4:32 PM

    Andy Reid Junior said just yesterday, he didn’t know anything about a trade.

  8. PackerRube13 says: Oct 6, 2010 4:35 PM

    AKA we won’t be extending his contract….

  9. shadowman1433 says: Oct 6, 2010 4:39 PM

    What childress really said “What are you asking me for, I don’t make any decisions around here.”

  10. Jackson says: Oct 6, 2010 4:45 PM

    Good point by Chilly about Moss’s off the field issues.
    Moss didn’t rape a girl a in restaurant toilet (hello Big Ben)
    Moss didn’t kill a pedestrian whil driving drunk (hello Donte Stallworth)
    Moss didn’t fire a gun in a public place and shoot himself in the leg (hello Plaxico)
    Moss didn’t run a dog fighting ring and personally kill helpless abused dogs (hello Mike Vick)
    Moss didn’t take steroids (hello half the league)
    So what exactly did he do?
    All you Moss haters..STFU!!

  11. iampats says: Oct 6, 2010 4:49 PM

    Childress is one of the worst HC’s in the NFL. They were just laughing on SportCenter on how Randy & Brett will take control over the lockerroom. Brett will call whatever he wants at the LOS.
    But that is life in the Land of 10,000 lakes and NO RINGS.
    BF is limping now, he will not survive the season.
    At least, beat the Jets Monday Night.

  12. Freamon says: Oct 6, 2010 4:49 PM

    Does anybody here think Leslie Frazier would be a better Head Coach for the Vikes than Childress?
    Just a question, not trying to stir the pot or anything like that.

  13. Belichick for President says: Oct 6, 2010 4:50 PM

    What Childress SHOULD have said was “If we don’t get to the Super Bowl I am out of a job anyway, so what do I care if he gets paid?”

  14. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Oct 6, 2010 4:51 PM

    Which bridge…the I35W?

  15. Scrodge2010 says: Oct 6, 2010 4:52 PM

    Hahahahahahahaha. MORONS! Why don’t these teams learn?!
    RANDY. MOSS. WILL. NOT. PLAY. A. DOWN. UNTIL. HE. IS. THE. HIGHEST. PAYED. PLAYER. ON. THE. TEAM.
    I know I know, Favre makes 20 Mil or something like that, fair enough, bottom line, but with Favre being the lone exception, Moss will take EVERY play off, demand another trade or refuse to play at all until he is the highest paid player on that team (again, other than Favre).
    WHY THE HELL WOULDN’T YOU HAVE A NEW CONTRACT WAITING FOR HIM WHEN HE GETS OFF THE PLANE??
    They shouldn’t have brought him there if they weren’t going to re-sign him IMMEDIATELY! When will the front office learn that Brad Childress CANNOT CONTROL HIS PLAYERS! If Bill B couldn’t control Moss in New England, CHILDRESS DOESN’T STAND A CHANCE! Therefor…they need to keep Moss at bay through $$ or they shouldn’t have traded for him.
    STUPID STUPID STUPID!

  16. DocBG says: Oct 6, 2010 4:54 PM

    Moss has shaped up a lot in the last several years. Yes, he wanted out of new england, but in a game where your career can end in a single play who wouldnt want as much security as possible?
    He didnt hold out, he didnt give any ultimatums to the team, he simply went out and did his job. The meter maid thing has been over blown, and really is less of a concern than jonny jolly drinking the purp.
    Its simple, he has wanted to play with Favre for a long time, and he has wanted to come home to minnesota. The guy wants a ring, and he deserves one. He has been the most dominate wide reciever since Rice left the game.
    This could very well be the missing piece to bring it all together.
    btw, Twins in 5 over the yankme’s

  17. normdog says: Oct 6, 2010 4:55 PM

    More like, “Brett hasn’t made the decision wether we should sign Moss long term or not. As soon as he tells me, I’ll let you know.”

  18. Contra says: Oct 6, 2010 4:55 PM

    Freamon says:
    October 6, 2010 4:49 PM
    Does anybody here think Leslie Frazier would be a better Head Coach for the Vikes than Childress?
    Just a question, not trying to stir the pot or anything like that.
    ————
    I think Leslie Frazier would be a better HC than Childress. I also believe he is taken a bit more serious than Childress. But then again I am a bit biased in that I like HC’s that come from a Defensive background. Mike Tice was good because he came from an Offensive background but I just prefer HC’s with Defensive backgrounds.

  19. Lott42 says: Oct 6, 2010 4:57 PM

    thought he was watching film.

  20. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Oct 6, 2010 4:58 PM

    it wasn’t that randy was “trying to run over a meter maid” so much as he was giving her a gentle nudge with his vehicle besides let’s be honest, who among us hasn’t run over a meter maid at some time or another? sometimes that’s the only way to make them listen.

  21. ChillyP says: Oct 6, 2010 4:59 PM

    I wish someone would teach Scrotumdge2010 how to properly use capital letter, cause the way you’re using them is just annoying.

  22. Ralphie says: Oct 6, 2010 5:00 PM

    Chilly’s a lame duck. You can bet he promised Randy riches because there is no way Moss would have agreed to move – Moss had ALL the leverage. Vikes fans like to think Randy’s “coming home” because he loves them so much (oh, how sweet), but Chilly will be gone anyway because the Vikes aint going anywhere in the NFC. What does Chilly care? Promise RM the world, his only responsibility to him is to just make sure he doesn’t go nuclear on Bert Favre when he only targets Randy 10x a game instead of 20.

  23. PFTiswhatitis says: Oct 6, 2010 5:03 PM

    “Childress on Moss contract: “We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it””
    That should make Randy very content. Look out Minny.

  24. ChillyP says: Oct 6, 2010 5:06 PM

    “trying to run over a meter maid” I think the bigger question is, ‘What was the meter maid doing off the curb anyways?’ Aren’t they supposed to be checking meters…silly.

  25. Patsfan1776 says: Oct 6, 2010 5:06 PM

    Moss will be standing at the bridge whining about a contract at every press conference. Of course he will need to push Lord Favre away from the podium to get some time.

  26. pfii63 says: Oct 6, 2010 5:09 PM

    Chilly’s going to be selling hot dogs from a cart outside of the stadium next year. But he’ll cross that bridge when he gets to it.

  27. Mr. Beefhead says: Oct 6, 2010 5:13 PM

    my favorite part is that Randy doesn’t have a bye week this season. I’ll call around week 10 or 11 he starts complaining and gets a week off (or he fakes an injury to take the week off he feels he deserves)

  28. JRG3 says: Oct 6, 2010 5:14 PM

    here I’ve been thinking all day that this was a good move by the vikes! if they dont have a contract ready for him they’re just wasting time.

  29. packersurle says: Oct 6, 2010 5:19 PM

    I see a hurt hammy in Moss future – unless he gets paid.
    I hope Moss helps the queens win the same number of superbowls that he helped NE win.

  30. packersurle says: Oct 6, 2010 5:20 PM

    I see a hurt hammy in Moss future – unless he gets paid.
    I hope Moss helps the queens win the same number of superbowls that he helped NE win.

  31. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Oct 6, 2010 5:21 PM

    bottom line tho: vikes lose their top wr for half the season, pckers lose their (only real) rb for the season. vikes go out and trade a 3rd round pick for a pro bowl wr so they can return a passing game to a team that already features the nfc’s best running game and lowest pts against defense.
    and ted thompson passes up on a 24 year old former pro bowl rb for a 4th round pick, dooming the pckers to a season where they will continue to have to do nothing but passes and have defenses do nothing but tee off on aaron rodgers.
    aaron rodgers wanted lynch, charles woodson was just quoted as saying adding lynch would be the “logical move” but ted clings to his tightwad ways and dooms the pckrs to a 6th year of irrelevancy under his watch.
    thank god the vikes have a real g.m.

  32. Scrodge2010 says: Oct 6, 2010 5:22 PM

    @ChillyP
    Yeah, lol, if I were reading my post I’d find it annoying too, just having a little fun with digital “inflection”. Point taken sir.

  33. LuvThatDirtyWatah says: Oct 6, 2010 5:23 PM

    Yeah, like the brother from Simon & Simon, aka Chilly, has anything to say about it.

  34. purpleguy says: Oct 6, 2010 5:25 PM

    Moss now has something to prove regardless of the contract situation. If he plays well, he’ll get some dough after the season either way. He’s made a ton of dough, but has no ring. Why would he want to singn a contract extension now and stick around in MN in 2011 if there’s no assurance he’ll have a QB to even get him to the playoffs? If the Moss is a problem, it won’t be contract related, it will be because the team is losing and/or not getting him the ball enough.
    Then again, with Favre’s free lancing ways, Moss’s route alteration, and Klink’s offensive inflexibility, Klink will probably be in treatment by week 13.

  35. CollegeToPros says: Oct 6, 2010 5:26 PM

    The whole problem in New England with Moss is all because of a contract. If they think Moss being traded is going to make him happy without an extension, the vikings are dumber than i thought.
    If he doesn’t get an extension, you will hear him all season long and he will quit on you.
    Fact is, next season is uncertain and right now Moss does not have a paycheck comming in next year and he wants the world to know about it.
    Give him an extension Minny ($10 million a year is his asking price) or he won’t play hard.
    I’m a Patriots fan and Moss exfan sadly. We supported him all the way, but all he wants is his deal so he is no longer our problem.

  36. govikings27 says: Oct 6, 2010 5:27 PM

    Everyone thinks chilly will be gone after the year….why? Back to back division champs, great drafts, and a trip to the NFC title game last year..There are about 30 teams who can’t claim the same…watch out JETS

  37. HomoforRomo says: Oct 6, 2010 5:28 PM

    And a healthy Rice, migraine-free Harvin and happy Moss trumps any receiving corps in the league (Jets, Ravens, Bengals), not even close.

  38. Northstar says: Oct 6, 2010 5:31 PM

    Good for Moss. Good for Favre. Good for the Vikings. Bad for the Pack. I love it.
    The only thing that could make this better is if Aaron Rodgers got hurt.

  39. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Oct 6, 2010 5:35 PM

    if moss doesn’t give the vikes 100% this season, he won’t get a decent contract from anyone next season. he’ll be playing for his next contract and he’s not stupid. he’ll be lights out with the vikes.

  40. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Oct 6, 2010 5:44 PM

    “but Chilly will be gone anyway because the Vikes aint going anywhere in the NFC.”
    what blatant and blind wishful thinking. the 12-4 team that got into ot of the nfc championship game, returned all 22 of its starters, and just added randy moss, is, after 3 games, not going anywhere in the nfc.
    hate on and dream on.

  41. lowleadman says: Oct 6, 2010 5:49 PM

    My advice to Minnesota. Sign Moss to an extension. This trade has sparked national interest. The spotlight on Moss on Monday night on Revis Island will be blinding. But Moss is good enough to get through that, score a couple and get, say, 148 yds and if Minn does not have a contract ready the next morning, well, let’s just say his festering wound suffered from not getting love in NE isn’t healed yet. Only a nice fat extension will heal that wound. You have been warned.

  42. CaptainMarvel says: Oct 6, 2010 6:15 PM

    Before all you idiots start talking crap, read this. This is the real reason Moss was traded initially and is now back in MN. It’s not about money with Randy. He’s back home where he belongs, and where he always wanted to be. He never wanted out of MN. The only reason he was traded out of MN was because the previous owner, Red McCombs, was in the process of selling the team. McCombs (a San Antonio native) didn’t get a new stadium, so he screwed MN on the way out by dumping Moss, which also saved him some money. The buyer and current Vikings owner, Zygi Wilf, had told McCombs NOT to do this…but he did anyway. Wilf was livid!!! But he still went through with the transaction and bought the team.

  43. Sailor6147 says: Oct 6, 2010 6:18 PM

    Just for all of you knowlegdable football know -it-alls (Packer Fans)….The meter maid that Moss was accused of running over, was later caught jumping on the hoods of expensive cars and then claiming she was hit….It went to court, but I never heard what happend to her.

  44. pfii63 says: Oct 6, 2010 6:22 PM

    Captain Marvel -
    Whatever gets you through the night…
    You are a delusional homer.. make sure you buy some of Chilly’s dogs out in front of the stadium next year!

  45. Shut up FOOL says: Oct 6, 2010 6:54 PM

    FOOLS!!!!
    A 3rd pick for MOSS…..hahahaha…..what a friggin steal PERIOD!!!! The Vikings have a Fantasy Football team; Peterson, Rice, Harvin, Moss, Favre. The best O-line if FB, stacked on D! They were one play away from the Superbowl last year. How in the hell could anybody with even half a brain say this ISN’T a good deal for the Vikings! And Randy has played in Minnesota we know what to expect. Thanks clown check!

  46. rex for president says: Oct 6, 2010 7:16 PM

    revis will mess the slouch up!

  47. 2MuchTime says: Oct 6, 2010 7:17 PM

    It will be like that movie “The Bridge on the River Kwai” – after the bridge has been built and crossed the british colonel say, “Oh my God, what have I done?”
    Well, there will be some really good sound bite for the rest of the season. If this doesn’t work out the rest of the season will be like the Dr. Phil House in Minnesota.
    Go KC!

  48. CalViking says: Oct 6, 2010 7:22 PM

    Bridges? In life we all make decisions on bridges. Should we cross them or burn them. Moss didn’t burn his in Minny. Chilly? Well, the jury is still out.

  49. PurplePeopleBeaters says: Oct 6, 2010 7:41 PM

    Shut up FOOL:
    The best O line in football? LMAO which games have YOU been watching?

  50. Rip says: Oct 6, 2010 7:42 PM

    # govikings27 says: October 6, 2010 5:27 PM
    Everyone thinks chilly will be gone after the year….why? Back to back division champs, great drafts, and a trip to the NFC title game last year..There are about 30 teams who can’t claim the same…watch out JETS
    ——————————–
    Sorry homer, but “chilly” is an idiot. And as much as I hate the Jets, they are going to win on Monday and put you at 1-3, and possibly put Favre out to pasture.
    Really, you folks think that one poisonous cancer of a WR is gonna suddenly protect your old QB and make you world beaters again? You DO realize that last year was a complete anomaly for Favre, yes? Last year was your one shot under the coaching style of “chilly”, and you blew it. Not once, twice, thrice, or whatever the hell substitutes for four times, but FIVE times, in the NFC title game. When the refs were helping your old QB tuck his freaking jersey back in his pants.
    What you gonna say when T-jack is your starter in 2-3 weeks?
    Just damn.

  51. Kain-MD says: Oct 6, 2010 7:53 PM

    I’m guessing he just wanted to play against Revis again before he recovers from his “injury” that slowed him last outing.
    Imagine the TO type outbursts coming when Rice is back and Moss ends up as a #2 receiver for the first time in his career.

  52. Who is Mike Jones says: Oct 6, 2010 8:05 PM

    Chilly won’t be crossing that bridge b/c he will be fored at the end of this season for-
    8-8

  53. David says: Oct 6, 2010 9:53 PM

    If Brad Childress can’t get this Vikings team over the top, then it solidifies his spot as one of the worst coaches in the NFL. Arguably the best Running Back, Wide Receiver, Defensive End and Defensive Tackle(s) all call Minnesota home, coupled with a future Hall of Fame QB at the end of the road, but who enjoyed the finest season of his career last year.
    Adrian Peterson and Randy Moss on the same team is beyond lethal. They are unequivocally the best RB-WR combo in the league. Tom Brady & Randy Moss was a frightening duo, but All Day and the Freak is even scarier.

  54. Vikings_rube says: Oct 6, 2010 10:38 PM

    @Shut up FOOL
    The best O line in the game, you must’ve overdosed on the purple kool aid.
    Hutchinson= best guard in the league. Period.
    Herrera= quality but no where near dominate
    Sullivan= scrappy, but gets abused by quality nose tackles
    Loadholt= has yet to live up to potential, needs to
    improve footwork to be taken seriously as a
    quality tackle. Too weak against outside speed
    rush.
    McKinnie= most over rated O lineman in the game, has no
    business being a left tackle, is beaten way to
    often by a speed rush, rip move to outside
    shoulder beats him every time.
    Bottom line is this line has gotten too much credit for very inadequate play, run blocking is merely average at best and is made to look better than it is by the best RB in the league. Pass blocking especially against the blitz is hurt heavily by the absence of Chester Taylor and must improve, good news is all the weapons are now on board to take pressure off this line, so things can only improve.

  55. Vikings_rube says: Oct 6, 2010 10:42 PM

    @Shut up FOOL
    The best O line in the game, you must’ve overdosed on the purple kool aid.
    Hutchinson= best guard in the league. Period.
    Herrera= quality but no where near dominate
    Sullivan= scrappy, but gets abused by quality nose tackles
    Loadholt= has yet to live up to potential, needs to
    improve footwork to be taken seriously as a
    quality tackle. Too weak against outside speed
    rush.
    McKinnie= most over rated O lineman in the game, has no
    business being a left tackle, is beaten way to
    often by a speed rush, rip move to outside
    shoulder beats him every time.
    Bottom line is this line has gotten too much credit for very inadequate play, run blocking is merely average at best and is made to look better than it is by the best RB in the league. Pass blocking especially against the blitz is hurt heavily by the absence of Chester Taylor and must improve, good news is all the weapons are now on board to take pressure off this line, so things can only improve.

  56. Vikings_rube says: Oct 6, 2010 10:42 PM

    @Shut up FOOL
    The best O line in the game, you must’ve overdosed on the purple kool aid.
    Hutchinson= best guard in the league. Period.
    Herrera= quality but no where near dominate
    Sullivan= scrappy, but gets abused by quality nose tackles
    Loadholt= has yet to live up to potential, needs to
    improve footwork to be taken seriously as a
    quality tackle. Too weak against outside speed
    rush.
    McKinnie= most over rated O lineman in the game, has no
    business being a left tackle, is beaten way to
    often by a speed rush, rip move to outside
    shoulder beats him every time.
    Bottom line is this line has gotten too much credit for very inadequate play, run blocking is merely average at best and is made to look better than it is by the best RB in the league. Pass blocking especially against the blitz is hurt heavily by the absence of Chester Taylor and must improve, good news is all the weapons are now on board to take pressure off this line, so things can only improve.

  57. muhangis says: Oct 7, 2010 6:07 AM

    I can’t think of 3 ppl who like this guy!?
    This man leads all the sinister coaches in the league.

  58. Beer Cheese Soup says: Oct 7, 2010 10:02 AM

    I wouldn’t be talking about bridges if I were him. That’s not a safe topic in Minnesota anymore.
    As for Moss, you guys should improve for sure, but don’t expect his New England numbers with that slightly-less-than-terrible OL.

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