Earlier this week, Michael Silver of Yahoo! Sports suggested that a loss two weeks ago to the Cowboys could have claimed the job of Vikings coach Brad Childress — and speculated that a loss today to the Patriots could have the same result.
Chris Mortensen of ESPN raised a similar point today, saying that Childress is in “big trouble” and that the team’s failure in a “now or never” year could claim Chilly’s job, even before it ends. Leslie Frazier is regarded as the guy to replace Childress.
But here’s the catch. Childress got an extension last year. Ownership would have to be willing to buy out Chilly’s contract.
Then again, with a new stadium riding on the public perception of the team, paying Childress not to coach the team could end up being the best investment the Wilfs ever have made.