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Reports: Brad Childress acted alone on Moss; has "lost the locker room"

It’s not a new phenomenon to hear that Vikings players aren’t exactly enamored with their head coach Brad Childress.  The events of Monday, after he told his team that he was going to release Randy Moss, may have been a tipping point for player unrest.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen said on SportsCenter Monday evening that Childress has “lost the locker room.” 

“He really has,” Mortensen said. “The players are not Childress guys right now. There’s a sense there, ‘does this head
coach really know what he’s doing?’  That’s the truth.  You talk to people in
that locker room, that’s what you you’re gonna get from
them.”

You have to wonder how strongly the front office remains “Childress guys” at this point. Childress did not tell management about his plan to cut Moss, according to NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi.  Childress has control over the 53-man roster, but this seems like a curious, if not self-destructive, time for Childress to go rogue and make a power play.

Moss curiously hasn’t been officially waived yet.  Still, it’s hard to imagine any scenario where Moss would return, no matter how much his new Vikings teammates and some members of the organization want Moss back.  Jay Glazer of FOX reports that Moss wouldn’t return at this point, even if asked.

Childress and Moss can’t coexist at this point.  The question is whether Childress can coexist with the rest of his players in that locker room.

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  1. TomBrady'sHairStylist says: Nov 1, 2010 7:12 PM

    at least he as the ability to stay erect unlike his qb…

  2. DasRipper says: Nov 1, 2010 7:12 PM

    Dear Randy,
    If you just got Chilly fired, I would like to take you out for an ice cream sundae.
    Love,
    Das

  3. skimbell says: Nov 1, 2010 7:13 PM

    I can just hear Chilly now…
    Men, we’re screwed! But don’t worry, I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to GEICO!

  4. CanadianVikingFanII says: Nov 1, 2010 7:13 PM

    Good, the mutiny has started. Everyone is sticking together against Brad Childress. He has gone too far for the last time.

  5. Scotty Fargo says: Nov 1, 2010 7:13 PM

    This is word for word what I’ve been saying all day! Who wants to question my source now? Yeah, that’s what I thought haters!

  6. NzYme says: Nov 1, 2010 7:13 PM

    Wow! This guy needs to go now!

  7. 90ragtop says: Nov 1, 2010 7:14 PM

    I just looked up “dysfunctional family” in a dictionary and found a picture of a Vikings helmet.

  8. NFL4EVER says: Nov 1, 2010 7:14 PM

    Things like this are why the NFL is the best reality show ever!

  9. chc36 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:14 PM

    Geez, I feel like I’m watching pro wrestling or something, lol. I have no feelings about the Vikings but this is just fun to sit back and watch unfold

  10. really?? says: Nov 1, 2010 7:15 PM

    Ziggy – Please see to it that Childress acts alone for the rest of the season. Fire this clown already!

  11. Facts Domino says: Nov 1, 2010 7:15 PM

    The headline waiting to be written.
    Vikings fire Childress!

  12. PURP4LYFE says: Nov 1, 2010 7:15 PM

    I told you so
    Childo will be gone by tomorrow afternoon and Moss and Frazier will shake hands at the presser….BOOYA!!

  13. Just JTO says: Nov 1, 2010 7:15 PM

    Something tells me Childress will go … and the Vikings will have a rebirth the rest of the season.

  14. Greenman says: Nov 1, 2010 7:17 PM

    Is Leslie Frazier the Head Coach before or after the season is over?

  15. thomasreilly says: Nov 1, 2010 7:17 PM

    If Moss is asked to show up for work, he would not have a choice- show up or fore go your paycheck.
    In other leagues (NBA) there are rules prohibiting teams from trading players within a certain time frame. Does this rule apply to NFL players? Are the Vikings allowed to trade Moss or is their only recourse releasing him?

  16. Profanity in ALL CAPS says: Nov 1, 2010 7:18 PM

    I try not to be harsh on Childress. I feel for any family that has a loved one in Afghanistan. The amount of scrutiny they must get because of the job, on top of having to worry about their son day in and day out, must be stressful beyond comprehension.

  17. DSMERGS says: Nov 1, 2010 7:18 PM

    As a Vikings fan, this is the best news I have heard in awhile. Hopefully this can finally get that vanilla assclown Childress outta here.

  18. sean6886 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:18 PM

    He’ll be fired soon.
    Maybe he felt like he had to take command of something since Brett is really calling the shots.
    Chilly’s like the husband in that movie Fargo.

  19. jd713 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:18 PM

    Im so sick of this locker room politics B.S. You get payed zillions of dollars shut and and just play.

  20. 84+28=Superbowl says: Nov 1, 2010 7:18 PM

    f*&% YOU CHILDRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will no longer support this team as long as he is head coach.

  21. cusoman says: Nov 1, 2010 7:19 PM

    Good. Implode. If Childress isn’t leading this team on to the field on Sunday, there’s hope yet for this season.

  22. skimbell says: Nov 1, 2010 7:19 PM

    Chilly’s contract extension last November was for between $4 and $5 million per year through 2013.
    I can’t see the queens just tossing Klink out the door for between $12 and $15 mill.
    God, this franchise is a phakin’ joke!

  23. pfii63 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:19 PM

    Buh bye Brad… I am sure there is a Division II school out there somewhere in need of a coordinator.

  24. HarrisonHits says: Nov 1, 2010 7:20 PM

    How has this buffoon remain employed at the NFL level for so long ?
    Chilly has to be one of the singular worst coaches in the history of the game.

  25. purpleman527 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:20 PM

    I’m starting to wonder if Love Boat Mike Tice is available.

  26. superb owl says: Nov 1, 2010 7:20 PM

    self inflicted wound
    of course, on that last play where favre got stomped, moss was dogging it

  27. John El Way III says: Nov 1, 2010 7:21 PM

    Hasn’t anyone noticed Moss’s “play”?
    Why would you want a guy like that on your team?

  28. mashoaf says: Nov 1, 2010 7:22 PM

    Que the Moss back to the Pats talk and it would be great if Moss decides to take the rest of his pay for the year and stick it to the Vikings.

  29. acs3 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:22 PM

    This is like an early Christmas present.

  30. Chester Copperpot says: Nov 1, 2010 7:23 PM

    Its a power play on Childress’ part. He created a situation where he WILL get fired and he WILL collect his salary. Not a bad move on his part really. He has given up and wants his money as well so he might as well take it.

  31. DGJ says: Nov 1, 2010 7:23 PM

    Day One: The Chilly Watch. He’s on the way out.

  32. PurpleFlu says: Nov 1, 2010 7:23 PM

    But would he return if asked by Frazier!?! That’s the question, and that’s what needs to be done. ZIGGY-GET RID OF THIS CHILLY BEFORE YOUR WHOLE FANBASE IS ALIENATED BEYOND REPAIR!!!

  33. SportsFan57005 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:23 PM

    Sounds like a career suicide attempt… but the coward cant pull the trigger… so he’s trying to make Ziggy do it….

  34. bryan says: Nov 1, 2010 7:23 PM

    HAHAHAHA… This is great.

  35. DGJ says: Nov 1, 2010 7:24 PM

    Day One: The Chilly Watch. He’s on the way out.

  36. 12+81=7 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:24 PM

    “Childress and Moss can’t coexist at this point. The question is whether Childress can co-exist with the rest of his players in that locker room.”
    Or is Moss can return and co-exist with the rest of the players after Childress is fired.

  37. JohnnyBallsack says: Nov 1, 2010 7:25 PM

    Childress put another nail in his own coffin. What an idiot. The season is lost and its time to cut bait. They should fire Childress, make Frazier interim coach and continue to run the defense. They should just let Favre run the offense. Wow, did I just say that? He has more experience than the Offensive Coordinator, and is older. If he is injured during a game, delegate the OC to call the plays.

  38. sarro5 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:25 PM

    Regardless if Randy comes back or not, Childress will be fired for this move. I hope that Spielman and (or) Wilf see that this guy is destroying the organization single handedly.
    We need leadership that takes accountability, and not one that points fingers, or throws players under the bus.
    Bill Cower please……..

  39. DEMOLITION says: Nov 1, 2010 7:25 PM

    Who originally made the trade for Moss? Was it Childress suggestion or management?

  40. Bordner says: Nov 1, 2010 7:26 PM

    They need to get Allen, Longwell and Hutch on a plane to Boston right now! Those dudes can convince anyone to come back to Minnesota!
    SKO – HO – HO – HO – L!!

  41. Rex Grossman says: Nov 1, 2010 7:27 PM

    i’m just sitting back and LOLing at all of this. quite grand if you ask me. Mostly because Favre’s “run at another title” is turning into the most disastrous season of ALL TIME.
    takes some of the pain away of Rex’s little unfortunate incident yesterday. I bet even Rex is LOLing at all this. LOVE YOU REX. PEACE.
    Chilly seems like a good guy. how do you expect to deal with a DOUCHE like Brett Favre? Ok, the Packers had all these drama issues with him in 07. Then the Jets season was a fricken disaster and a clusterfudge of issues in the locker room. And now the Queens are feeling the wrath of Favre’s doucheness.
    Chilly is not the douche here. BRENT IS EL DOUCHERO UNO. TO2 Team Obliterator II, Skip Bayless up in this tard house. Peace.

  42. dmstorm22 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:27 PM

    Can’t they fire Chilly, and then either not waive Moss, or just claim him if Moss gets to them on the waiver wire?

  43. Bordner says: Nov 1, 2010 7:27 PM

    They need to get Allen, Longwell and Hutch on a plane to Boston right now! Those dudes can convince anyone to come back to Minnesota!
    SKO – HO – HO – HO – L!!

  44. mrcmos says: Nov 1, 2010 7:27 PM

    Did this “AssClown” Klink ever have the locker room? What an absolute PUTZ!
    Schism to the N th Power!!!
    SKOAL PACKERS

  45. TBF22 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:28 PM

    I’m glad the only topics today are all about the same freaking person. :/
    we don’t need minute to minute info on whats going. Make 1 article and contain all that info there, no need for 20 articles.

  46. fritz3249 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:28 PM

    New group is forming: Packer fans for Childress!

  47. BroncoBourque says: Nov 1, 2010 7:28 PM

    Chilly should be fired, right now! They have a guy who has been on the short list for multiple head coaching jobs, Leslie Frasier, who could take over for the rest of the season. If Chilly has lost the room there is no reason to wait any longer, not when you consider the team has greatly underachieved this season anyways.

  48. blitz4848 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:28 PM

    Chilly sucked yesterday, Chilly sucks today and Chilly will suck tomorrow. Vikings are headed down the trail the Cowgirls have already blazed for them……..

  49. armchair_probowler says: Nov 1, 2010 7:29 PM

    This situation could not be anymore enjoyable….. see what happens when you go “all in” with Brett Favre.
    Thank god TT and McCarthy had the stones to tell Favre what was what

  50. biggedso says: Nov 1, 2010 7:29 PM

    the only reason chilly got a contract ext. is because of no. 4. guess what your both done…

  51. ravenman says: Nov 1, 2010 7:30 PM

    say by by, Brad

  52. Pastabelly says: Nov 1, 2010 7:30 PM

    Childress would love to get fired and get paid for two years while doing nothing.

  53. durno99 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:30 PM

    If he infact is not released does he have a choice of where he plays? And if he infact is not officially released are the teams contacting him tampering? I did not know organizations acted on rumors. I would think it would need to be in black and white.

  54. monet99 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:31 PM

    Who really cares what Mortensen is saying? Like Schefter he just throws BS out there hoping something sticks.

  55. wags2199 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:31 PM

    That’s only about 4 years longer than it took for them to lose me as a fan. When Major Dad is no longer coach, I’ll be back as a fan.

  56. FireChildress says: Nov 1, 2010 7:32 PM

    Please Zigi! Get rid of this Jackwagon!!!!

  57. acs3 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:32 PM

    Scotty Fargo says:
    November 1, 2010 7:13 PM
    This is word for word what I’ve been saying all day! Who wants to question my source now? Yeah, that’s what I thought haters!
    ———
    You give Fargo a bad name. And that takes some doing.

  58. TJ says: Nov 1, 2010 7:33 PM

    He’s making Raheem Morris look like a great coach! Oh and if Moss is released back to NE????

  59. rexranius says: Nov 1, 2010 7:34 PM

    Another reason to hate having Favre on my team.

  60. Sparrowhawk says: Nov 1, 2010 7:34 PM

    All is not lost. If Chilly would just select three players and send them on a jet to retrieve Moss…

  61. TD40 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:35 PM

    Did Childress make this decision? I find that unlikely. I’m thinking more along the lines of Emperor Favre doesn’t like Moss and told his subordinate, Chilly, to make Moss disappear. Let’s get real: We all know who really runs that team.
    “Be gone, Moss. Ye are banished from the frozen, boring-ass tundra of Minnesota! So sayeth Lord High God Favre!!!”

  62. Hauschild says: Nov 1, 2010 7:35 PM

    Fire Chilly and name Brett Favre interim head coach. That would ensure – at the very least – that the play-calling would improve.
    I’m not convinced any of the coaches in that organization are any good.

  63. A whole # 1 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:35 PM

    A great chance for Gruden to slide in and be the head man for his idol Favre. Then let’s see how he feels when he has his ass on the line with the
    “Old Gunslinger”.

  64. VikesBlowHorn says: Nov 1, 2010 7:36 PM

    Scotty Fargo,
    You already said earlier today you got it from sirius radio. Great source you and a million other people have.

  65. madmike says: Nov 1, 2010 7:36 PM

    Wilf needs to fire this boob tonight, and void the Moss release. If he does that, this team just might get behind Frasier and win some games. Please don’t screw this up Wilf, you have a very small window to fix this.

  66. mattgso says: Nov 1, 2010 7:36 PM

    You viking fans need to stick behind your coach. Support his decisions! He knows the path to victory. He got so close last year. If not this year, he’ll turn it around next year.
    Chilly and the vikings deserve each other.

  67. shaggeez says: Nov 1, 2010 7:36 PM

    I can just hear Chilly now…
    Men, we’re screwed! But don’t worry, I just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to GEICO!
    _________________________________
    Ya either that or one of the airline commercials……..
    Want to get away?

  68. Mr High and Mighty says: Nov 1, 2010 7:37 PM

    If you think the guy is a problem then you deactivate him and don’t let him play. That would also be the best way to get back at him if he pissed you off. What you don’t do is give him what he apparently wants and let him go catch touchdowns and help some other team, that you are competing with, win, reach the playoffs and get the new contract he so badly wants. It’s just plain stupid. No, check that. It’s unbelievably stupid and shortsighted.

  69. youngbillbob says: Nov 1, 2010 7:37 PM

    Send Chilly packing. He has no clue and as a coach is worthless as goose-shit on a pump handle.

  70. Greeny78 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:37 PM

    Childress is not a good coach and never has been. A lot of their success from last year was Favre and luck… He is done!

  71. Gautam says: Nov 1, 2010 7:37 PM

    oh man this guy, what can I say
    a) couldn’t develop a franchise QB
    b) had to rely on veterans after TJax didn’t play that well
    c) brings back QB with whom he keeps arguing over the offensive philosophy
    d) has had a former veteran QB complain about his ‘system’
    e) play-calling rivals Andy Reid
    f) destroyed the roster for the 2011 season… 3rd pick for a guy who will play total of 4 games ?

  72. Agent Cooper says: Nov 1, 2010 7:38 PM

    Would Zygi get it over with and just fire Chilly already? Absolutely nobody likes this guy except for maybe his family. Maybe. At least in Dallas, players still like Wade as a person, even if he’s an incompetent inept oaf. Chilly is just an incompetent inept control freak everyone hates including his players.

  73. Someone says: Nov 1, 2010 7:38 PM

    If Moss isn’t cut how the Fvck would the statement “wouldn’t return at this point.” make sense. He’d have to bench himself or quit football…

  74. smarterthanyou says: Nov 1, 2010 7:38 PM

    Some people are born to lead. Then there is Ray Childress.

  75. Infidel says: Nov 1, 2010 7:38 PM

    The head coach LEFT A TEAM PRACTICE TO DRIVE TO THE AIRPORT to pick up a player …
    Ridiculous.
    Brett Favre is a coach-killer.
    See Mike Sherman.
    See Eric Mangini.
    See Brad Childress.

  76. Rodgers4President says: Nov 1, 2010 7:39 PM

    As much as I love to see the Vikings messed up, I would rather it be messed up in a sense that they just aren’t any good. Fact of the matter is though, this is team is as talented as any team in the league from top to bottom. Sucks for the fans that one terrible head coach can cause a team to self-destruct so completely.
    If I were Zygi Wilf I would fire Brad Childress, promote Leslie Frazier to interim HC, and tell Bevell that he is required to run the ball 35+ times a game.
    Like I said, I like to see my Packers beat a team on equal footing, not see some d-bag head coach ruin it for the players.

  77. Carochio says: Nov 1, 2010 7:39 PM

    Chilly is an absolute joke. No respect for this prick.

  78. 12arodfan says: Nov 1, 2010 7:39 PM

    I think the queens need to get rid of Chilly real quick. Heck, in a day or two, Favre will be the next one gone. I’m just saying with Chilly, it would not be shocking.

  79. winslow says: Nov 1, 2010 7:40 PM

    The front office should also be irate. Childress just flushed a valuable third round draft choice down the toilet.

  80. Skeels says: Nov 1, 2010 7:41 PM

    would someone please get this crazy man outta here! He’s completely lost it and going rogue!

  81. Hauschild says: Nov 1, 2010 7:41 PM

    I heard on NFLN that Childress has complete control over personnel decisions, so he didn’t need to inform management, before severing ties.
    It appears Childress is very insecure about his future and did this to test management’s mettle, or he wants out, fast, and he’s gonna stick it to BLF before he leaves.
    Imagine a Vikings offense that includes no pass protection, no run-blocking, a gimpy Percy Harvin, a worthless Berrian, a game Lewis and Camarillo – Brett’s gonna get murdered.

  82. vikingcole says: Nov 1, 2010 7:41 PM

    I hope to god that Zygie Wilf understands what a blow to our club this would be and fires brad “the coward” childress and rescinds “the coward’s” effort to put moss on waivers. give this franchise a head coach whom the players can respect in Leslie Frazier! Perfect opportunity!

  83. mrf47 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:41 PM

    Jarad Allen is so distraught he got an even WORSE haircut.

  84. Chi-Town Raider says: Nov 1, 2010 7:42 PM

    And everyone always says that the Raiders are dysfunctional, What now Bitches!!!!

  85. Nate is Gay for Brady says: Nov 1, 2010 7:42 PM

    I dunno what to say.
    Just, “Wow, is this real?”

  86. Pervy *Harvin* says: Nov 1, 2010 7:42 PM

    I swear Florio…the Vikings should send you a bill every month! I mean,we ARE your news…

  87. employer says: Nov 1, 2010 7:42 PM

    Settle down. What a bunch of Olive Oyl’s.
    This is how pathetic this situation is.
    Win ONE game and this will be like oh so much water under the bridge.
    Moss pulls PI late in the game, it appeared he could have easily caught that ball. Instead? He pulls up. I loved Moss as a Viking his first go around, but how he behaved during that press conference / interview was horrid. Bad form is an understatement.
    Understand this. He threw the ENTIRE organization under the bus, not just Childress and the coaching staff, but his teammates as well. It will take a bit for that part to hit home but eventually it will.
    Way to have the sack Childress.

  88. TheVulture says: Nov 1, 2010 7:43 PM

    What? I thought they were going to the Super Bowl? I love watching this train wreck. Serves their crappy fans right.

  89. Green740i says: Nov 1, 2010 7:43 PM

    It’s the coaches Fault, But let me Praise the team we just played at the podeium of the Vikings Press conference room, whyll being a member of the Vikings after the Vikings lost???? What a Disrespectful PRICK! , has a big mouth gets thrown out of the HOUSE (New England) and now Begs mommy to take me back. Big pussy

  90. Green740i says: Nov 1, 2010 7:43 PM

    It’s the coaches Fault, But let me Praise the team we just played at the podeium of the Vikings Press conference room, whyll being a member of the Vikings after the Vikings lost???? What a Disrespectful PRICK! , has a big mouth gets thrown out of the HOUSE (New England) and now Begs mommy to take me back. Big pussy

  91. Little Tommy says: Nov 1, 2010 7:44 PM

    Childress is a moron and his handling of #4 over the past 18 months is bringing the whole team down! #4 isn’t taking you to the promised land Chilly, he’s taking you to the unemployment line. You’re an idiot and you’ve lost it.

  92. slickzmoney says: Nov 1, 2010 7:44 PM

    I thought that was Chilly i saw smokin crack with Shanahan this weekend.

  93. vikings=worstfranchiseandfans says: Nov 1, 2010 7:45 PM

    He lost the locker room?
    Maybe he is concussed and can’t see straight.
    By the way, scotty….
    in one of your next five hundred posts could you clue the rest of us in on your age?
    I’ve got 8 in the office pool.
    Just be honest.

  94. SomeGuyInIowa says: Nov 1, 2010 7:46 PM

    Re: skimbell
    Boo, boo sir

  95. lebowski says: Nov 1, 2010 7:46 PM

    Favre is so glad the three amigos dragged his ass back up there for this….

  96. spudz says: Nov 1, 2010 7:46 PM

    What happens if Moss does not report to the team that picks him up off waivers?
    After his love fest for Belichik last night I just cant see him agreeing to play anywhere else.
    Does he retire? Does the team that claimed him have his rights? What people what?

  97. Scrutinizer says: Nov 1, 2010 7:47 PM

    The bad karma from the Steve Hutchinson “poison pill” contract continues.

  98. purpleman527 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:48 PM

    The only thing missing from this fiasco is a bronco chase and a suicide note.

  99. Pack4GOP says: Nov 1, 2010 7:49 PM

    It just doesn’t get any sweeter than this. The Queens have officially imploded once again and the other half of the bandwagon “fan” have just jumped ship.
    Worst franchise in the league…
    Absolutely the worst fans…..

  100. Mr. Lagoo says: Nov 1, 2010 7:50 PM

    Brad Childress + Wade Phillips = a plugged toilet

  101. JAG880 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:52 PM

    Chilllay! You da man!

  102. TiceWasBetter says: Nov 1, 2010 7:53 PM

    As the Vikings players stood together in the locker room you could hear the same thing:
    ‘You Can NOT Be Serious!’
    Ziggy needs to step in and fire Coach Clueless.
    As one who bleeds purple, I can no longer support a Viking team run by Coach Clueless.
    I’ll always cheer for the Vikings, but I can not have any hope for them with Coach Clueless.
    The end of the Giants game in ’08, the 12 men penalty vs the Saints, going for it on 4th dwn vs Mia AND New England etc… are all Coach Clueless
    Hopefully the players on that ‘kick ass offense’ kick his ass out of office.

  103. Mr$teve says: Nov 1, 2010 7:54 PM

    Childress did the same thing to Marcus Robinson on Christmas eve. Childress is a baby.
    So what if Moss questioned run, run, short pass. Everyone has, especially Favre.
    Childress really doesn’t use the player to the full potential. He just calls his plays the way he wants, no matter what.

  104. gregjennings says: Nov 1, 2010 7:54 PM

    Serves all the rude Viking fans right for slinging names like Erin Rodgers and McFatty. Constantly poking fun at Ted Thompson. Saying, he’s an idiot and has no balls.
    How’s your locker room going these days?
    The Packers have quality depth and are poised to make a ligitimate run at the NFC North crown.
    SKOL

  105. Fidelito says: Nov 1, 2010 7:54 PM

    The only two decent results for the Vikings are: Childress is fired in the next 12 hours or so before Moss hits the wire officially, and Leslie Frazier takes over as coach. Otherwise, they finish high enough to leave the draft with a brand new QB, they get an apparently flabby Donovan Mcnabb for a season, and either Leslie Frazier or anyone ever for a new head coach. It’s hard to see a scenario when this team which is fighting to get a new stadium and make a Super Bowl with an aging roster holding onto this guy. He’s all the bad parts of Andy Reid and Major Dad.

  106. BenChokesHisChikin says: Nov 1, 2010 7:56 PM

    Good night,
    And I thought the Bunglers were dysfunctional…oh wait…

  107. vikingshuff says: Nov 1, 2010 7:56 PM

    Dear Mr. Ed Roski,
    Go ahead and begin the construction of the new Vikings staduim!

  108. Dalirahma says: Nov 1, 2010 7:56 PM

    Childress flat out lied and acted like everything was fine w/ Moss during his presser. I listened to the whole thing. Why on earth would he do that?
    Why not get out in front of this if he has a problem with MOss? Stand up, be a man, explain yourself!
    Geeze, I certainly hope they don’t get rid of Chilly. He’s soooo good for the NFC North!

  109. Lanman2 says: Nov 1, 2010 7:58 PM

    Mortensen has ALWAYS BEEN BRETT FAVRE’s DRAMA QUEEN BOY. He’s made a career out of stroking Favre’s junk. t was just a matter of time after last weeks comments that he would seize the opportunity to attack Childress like a spurned fag hag.

  110. bump says: Nov 1, 2010 7:58 PM

    moss has been giving up on plays for awhile ,, it just caught up to him ,, retire already

  111. Pervy *Harvin* says: Nov 1, 2010 7:59 PM

    Post my shit Gregg or I’ll have Mel Kiper kick your f*cking ass!!! Do you know who I am?? My great uncle was a janitor for NBC!

  112. bmcgrath2 says: Nov 1, 2010 8:00 PM

    Childress, just go away for the love of god. Nobody wants you around.

  113. jakester says: Nov 1, 2010 8:03 PM

    I’ve made it through the Denny and the tice eras, but this one may be what turns me on my beloved vikes…Chilly needs to leave town now!

  114. 8man says: Nov 1, 2010 8:03 PM

    Amazing. And to think this team was that close to going to the Super Bowl, which they would have won.
    And now it is a total, dysfunctional, lost mess. Though for the cache Chili is pulling down, I can’t really feel sorry for him.
    Oh, well. That’s life in the big city.

  115. Byrd Is The Word says: Nov 1, 2010 8:04 PM

    Is Leslie Frazer still their DC? He was getting interest as a HC candidate last season. 2 + 2….

  116. superb owl says: Nov 1, 2010 8:04 PM

    i have another idea.
    watch wilf pull an “al davis” and fire childress for cause.
    he could really rub salt in the wound by adding in there that childress failed to pull favre when favre wasnt really getting it done, failed to get favre to camp, failed to properly spin the offense up to score anywhere near the points they scored last year, failed to get jack for production out of moss, failed to fully develop jackson or rosenfels.
    favre has a passer rating this year under 70. he was over 100 (107?) all thru last year. he wasnt getting it done.
    favre wasnt in camp.
    the vikes are scoring under 19 ppg this year. they were around 29.5 last year. they have more weapons than just favre.
    moss. 13 catches in 4 games. and still dogging it.
    the last crack, re jackson and sage, would really hurt since childress has seen potential in jackson at all, whereas sentient people see “bust”. but they traded sage, who had some potential, and now they really have no one to throw to the sulking (if not waived) moss and the returning rice. chilly didnt plan ahead at all.

  117. kombayn says: Nov 1, 2010 8:04 PM

    The Vikings are going to tank it now, Chilly will get fired, Frazier will somehow get screwed in this whole deal, Favre will retire early, the fan-base completely alienated, an NFL lock-out followed by a relocation to Los Angeles after a missed 2011 NFL season with the Minnesota government saying F-U to building a stadium. The Vikings are crumbling before our eyes as pure and utter dysfunction.

  118. bruinscup says: Nov 1, 2010 8:04 PM

    Childress will throw the red flag and challenge his firing.
    I love it.
    Moss will be a Patriot again. It might not happen until next season. Him and Belichik had a nice talk last night. 3 weeks in Minnesota was all it took for him to come back to Bill with concessions.
    Pats handled it well.
    Welcome back, Randy.

  119. SanDiegoPackerFan says: Nov 1, 2010 8:05 PM

    I hope Childress does not commit suicide when he is fired

  120. mikemcsaint says: Nov 1, 2010 8:06 PM

    As I read through the details of this circus I can remember only 9 short weeks ago,the Viking fans who predicted SuperBowl victory before a game was ever played. Mrs Teve, Perv, cusoman, MrHumble, CaptainMarvel, sando, etc. They kept talking about Karma. Hmmm……

  121. antalicus says: Nov 1, 2010 8:09 PM

    If there was ever an out to get rid of Childress, this would be it.

  122. mikeyclaw says: Nov 1, 2010 8:10 PM

    I’m channeling Matt Millen here. What a delight to observe this implosion.
    I hope the Vikings choke on Favre, Moss, and Childress.

  123. RealityTrip says: Nov 1, 2010 8:10 PM

    This reminds me of 1984 Les Steckel’s Vikings. Purple does have talent but no motivation and who is at fault there? Yeah coach, waive a star player because no one listens to you anymore.
    Frazier is a realistic replacement but I would love to see Dungy take over. Childress you can act alone and resign, thank you!!

  124. hotchick says: Nov 1, 2010 8:15 PM

    Maybe they can hire Wade?

  125. Jack1 says: Nov 1, 2010 8:16 PM

    The tree amigos…
    …the slow start…
    …Favre’s sex-texts…
    …Chilly going wild on refs…
    …Favre’s cracked angle…
    …streak in jeopardy…
    …Favre’s busted chin…
    …Moss throwing the entire Queens organization under the bus…
    …Moss waived…
    …Moss not wavived…
    …Chilly acted alone…
    Minny’s got one heck of a soap opera script!!

  126. tig 0 bitties says: Nov 1, 2010 8:16 PM

    bring randy back in. chillly get the hell out.
    frazier new head coach.
    i like it.
    too bad it won’t happen

  127. Deb says: Nov 1, 2010 8:17 PM

    @Johnny Ballsack …
    Doubt this will make the board either, but thanks for the help on the other thread. It’s always surprising–and unexpected–to run into a decent person on PFT. Scotty Fargo’s comment, plus the fact that it was posted and mine weren’t, says more about his sick character and the decisionmakers here than it does about me.
    I knew a lot of people didn’t like Favre but never expected that saying positive things about a great player would get me called a w***e who services dogs for a dime. Obviously Scotty Fargo was raised in a sewer. Well, it’s a good thing he didn’t make a gay slur or someone at PFT might have gotten upset.

  128. DocBG says: Nov 1, 2010 8:18 PM

    I love the Vikes with a passion
    wasn’t real pleased about Favre, but thought it would work
    wasn’t real pleased about Rice holding out in the surgery, but thought it would work
    wasn’t real pleased on not signing chester, but thought it would work
    wasn’t real pleased on passing on best, but thought it would work
    wasn’t real pleased about 12 men in the huddle, but thought it would work (okay, a lie)
    wasn’t real pleased about pissing away 3 winnable games this season due to childress’s ineffective coaching and lack of nuts when it comes to benching favres has-been ass, but thought it would work.
    This is it. Childo has to go, Favre has sit, Let jackson and webb get some playing time and see what else we have.
    Its not a sign of giving up on the season to sit your 2nd best QB in favor of your best QB, to me it just makes sense.
    Chilly needed to do this to prove to everyone that has nuts, he has gotten so much crap over Favre running the team that he felt cornered. Respected people do not need to exercise their authority, Chilly didnt learn that.
    Chilly is not capable of leading this team anywhere. Fire him now and bring frazier in as the interim. The last thing we need to do is lose another coordinator that goes on to win a superbowl (see Dungy, T., Tomlin, M., Billick, B.)
    a big F U to all the packer fans that will accuse me of whining, im simply sick and tired of see this great franchise ran in to the ground because there is a lack of vision leading it. From gradeschool on i was taught that football is won and loss in the trenches, we have lines that could dominate this division and this league, yet are sitting at 2-5. Its a disgrace.
    FIRE CHILLY NOW! Our players and fans deserve better.

  129. HateSycophants says: Nov 1, 2010 8:19 PM

    Vikings, please do not fire Brad Childress. The last thing we need is another has-been douche bag on the Sunday Night Football pregame show. Also, all the other pregame shows suck as well. Childress is a turd, but he is your turd and should be allowed nowhere near a television camera.

  130. bmcgrath2 says: Nov 1, 2010 8:19 PM

    If I were Zygi Wilf, this is what I would do to save the season. It just seems the most logical.
    1. Remove Childress immediately, elevate Leslie Frazier to interim head coach.
    2. Allow Darrell Bevell and Favre to develop the offensive game-plan and call the plays.
    3. Speak with Moss to get him back. He is crucial to reviving this offense. Once he is back…OPEN UP THE G_D DAMN PLAYBOOK!!!
    I’m telling you Vikes fans, the reason the Vikings offense is sputtering is because NOBODY on the offense trusts Childress. If you were a player on the Vikings, would you buy into Brad Childress’ “system”?

  131. Pervy *Harvin* says: Nov 1, 2010 8:21 PM

    Pack4GOP says:.
    Worst franchise in the league…
    Absolutely the worst fans…..
    ===================================
    At least we don’t hand out fake ass Monopoly money saying we are shareholders of our team!
    Oh, and we dont let Chai Vang kill MN deer hunters…he went to where Cheeto eaters can’t hear ambushes…

  132. AlphaBean says: Nov 1, 2010 8:23 PM

    Rodgers4President – Thank you for taking the high road. We Vikings fans don’t ALL deserve the hatred we receive on a daily basis.
    Most of us, but not all.
    I can’t believe I’m saying it, but look at Green Bay staying competitive with as many losses as they have suffered?
    Our defense turns to SHIT and our entire season is shot, because of Sidney Rice?
    Are you serious?

  133. thenfljunkie.com says: Nov 1, 2010 8:24 PM

    Vikings fire Chilly, Jerry Jones hires Chilly. That would be awesome!!

  134. tdiddy says: Nov 1, 2010 8:24 PM

    Maybe Chilly is pulling the Michael Scott fake firing.

  135. berts junk says: Nov 1, 2010 8:24 PM

    Sidney Rice will make viking fans forget about how Randy Moss made them forget about how Sidney Rice made them forget about Randy Moss anyway.
    IALTO

  136. Shanerator says: Nov 1, 2010 8:26 PM

    Has Favre retired yet?

  137. TheSleepness says: Nov 1, 2010 8:26 PM

    what a dumb move

  138. Chuck W says: Nov 1, 2010 8:26 PM

    Moss has been mailing it in since he got here. From what I have seen the last 4 games, he couldn’t carry Sidney Rice’s water bottle.

  139. driven says: Nov 1, 2010 8:28 PM

    first smart thing he’s done all year.

  140. Blitz69 says: Nov 1, 2010 8:30 PM

    Rumor has it that Brad Childress has beeen Backyard BBQ’ing with Matt Millen….. Its the only logical answer….
    If so….. You Vikes are in BIG trouble!!
    Its so good to be a Lions fan now….

  141. MrEffs420 says: Nov 1, 2010 8:30 PM

    TD40 says:
    November 1, 2010 7:35 PM
    Did Childress make this decision? I find that unlikely. I’m thinking more along the lines of Emperor Favre doesn’t like Moss and told his subordinate, Chilly, to make Moss disappear. Let’s get real: We all know who really runs that team.
    “Be gone, Moss. Ye are banished from the frozen, boring-ass tundra of Minnesota! So sayeth Lord High God Favre!!!”
    ———————————————–
    written like someone who has absolutely no idea what they’re talking about.
    fool.

  142. jimmySee says: Nov 1, 2010 8:31 PM

    Vikings = endlessly entertaining
    Packers and Ted Thompson — looking smarter and smarter. Dumped the diva QB when the time was right — and declined to add the diva wide receiver despite pressure to do so from both within and outside the organization.
    The Packers were set to interview Chilly for their vacant head coaching job at the time they eventually hired Mike McCarthy — but the Vikings made a pre-emptive bid and signed him before he could get on the plane to Green Bay.
    So the Packers DO have something for which to thank the Vikings!

  143. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Nov 1, 2010 8:34 PM

    It always happens with bald men: give ‘em some authority & they become completely powermad and out of touch with reality… *cough*Mike Florio*cough*… WHOA pardon my dry throat there. Humidifier time.

  144. jimmySee says: Nov 1, 2010 8:35 PM

    Vikings = endlessly entertaining
    Packers and Ted Thompson — looking smarter and smarter. Dumped the diva QB when the time was right — and declined to add the diva wide receiver despite pressure to do so from both within and outside the organization.
    The Packers were set to interview Chilly for their vacant head coaching job at the time they eventually hired Mike McCarthy — but the Vikings made a pre-emptive bid and signed him before he could get on the plane to Green Bay.
    So the Packers DO have something for which to thank the Vikings!

  145. 1nationraidernation says: Nov 1, 2010 8:36 PM

    wtf…….and people talk about the raiders…for the record Randy Moss is a piece of turd…no way does he evr go to canton….it is all about him, and never about the team……canton is for pro’s, and not for self centered self seeking individuals who quit on teams, playes etc,,,,when the little baby does not get his way…and he confesses his love for billadick…hey randy glad to know you wear knee pads…what a puke

  146. Jack1 says: Nov 1, 2010 8:36 PM

    Watch all these Queens “fans” abandon their sinking ship!
    This is absolutely entertaining watching the Queens literally implode from within!!
    Now this is entertainment!!

  147. Dogsweat says: Nov 1, 2010 8:38 PM

    The whole master plan by Zygi is to destroy the franchise to the point the fans in Minny will not care if they leave.
    Making a prime move to Los Angeles.
    See Georgia F. —destroying the franchise so nobody will care if it moves.
    Vikings will Be gone soon.

  148. lionfan1 says: Nov 1, 2010 8:40 PM

    Another Home for Matt Millen?

  149. GBfanForever says: Nov 1, 2010 8:44 PM

    Choice use of the term “rouge” in the post. He’s like the Sarah Palin of coaches.

  150. APbabyjesus28 says: Nov 1, 2010 8:45 PM

    We should be considered the best fans in the league with the kind of crap we have been thru in our franchise history. We have one of the longest sellout streaks in the NFL. And we are not a one horse town like Green Bay where there is nothing but the Packers on Sunday. Oh yeah, and some terrible strip clubs. Packer fans need to get over yourselves. Not like your club has never had issues. Child molester (Chmura) closet pooper (Davenport) Drug dealers (Jolly). You guys are so wholesome i want to puke.

  151. LittleMac says: Nov 1, 2010 8:45 PM

    I agree with Das. I will keep my fingers crossed that Randy hopefully got Childress fired.

  152. Pale face says: Nov 1, 2010 8:48 PM

    childress did stay at a Holiday Inn last night, though

  153. JimmySmithISaDBag says: Nov 1, 2010 8:51 PM

    Pack4GOP says:
    November 1, 2010 7:49 PM
    It just doesn’t get any sweeter than this. The Queens have officially imploded once again and the other half of the bandwagon “fan” have just jumped ship.
    Worst franchise in the league…
    Absolutely the worst fans…..
    ———————————————————-
    I have been a Vikings fan since I was a little kid and I have to admit that this year might be the straw that finally breaks the camels back. Yes, our team is a joke, and it’s like a F’n circus around here with our idiot coach. We have a d-bag for a coach, a QB who is actually playing like he is 41 yrs old, and receivers that can’t get open (well Harvin could with Randy here- but that point is now moot). I am a realist and I love football, so I can admit that was an excellent win in NY for the Pack, the defense finally looked good for once this year (I have them in Fantasy Football- so I have been following closely). However, if you know your football then you also know the Pack isn’t going anywhere deep unless your QB gets on the same page as his receivers and you actually get a running game. Your D will not play like that on a consistent basis. That Matthews guy is the real deal, love the way he plays- Him and Woodson.
    Worst Franchise, Worst Fans- though, I think not.
    See teams like-
    Detroit
    Jacksonville
    Cleveland
    Buffalo
    Oakland

  154. JDOGG says: Nov 1, 2010 8:53 PM

    My guess is Favre walked out of that meeting and said “Are you f-ing kidding me?”. I bet he was on the phone immediately with ownership.
    Chilly has allowed the offense to be too pass happy. Last year Brett was protected by the run-pass ratio. This year, Vikes have been pass happy. They let Brett get in a frame of mind that he had to win the games himself, and that’s just not his strength. While he has always been a gunslinger, he was always most effective when his teams have a strong running game.
    My vote…out with Chilly, come on back Moss and the Vikes give it one more try.

  155. disco says: Nov 1, 2010 8:56 PM

    Not sure if this legit but seeing tweets Chilly to be fired tomorrow:
    http://twitter.com/#!/fantasyspecial

  156. BleedPurpler says: Nov 1, 2010 8:56 PM

    What a drama circus!!!!!! Myself and others have been saying from the very beginning of Klink’s regime that he is clueless. A once great sports writer even had the audacity to say that Vikings fans do not know anything about football (this was about two seasons ago when the Dome was shouting very loudly “Fire Chil Dress” after far too many run lefts in a row. Now, Klink supposedly has all he could ever want in talent and still fails to coach to his players’ talents, especially on offense. I am so glad my father already passed away and does not have to watch this ongoing drama circus…….. It would sure be wonderful that after close review of Klink’s contract, he is let go, effective immediately for cause. Then let Klink duke out his Pop Warner logic in the court room to obtain his contract remainder. There is no way that any contract, especially in the NFL, prohibits firing for cause. It would not make any sense. What say you, Florio? Has there ever been a coach in NFL history fired for cause? Setting a precedent seems to be Klink’s way……………

  157. debthebusybody says: Nov 1, 2010 8:57 PM

    Leave Childress alone.
    He is a professional.
    Are we clear?

  158. Shut up FOOL says: Nov 1, 2010 8:57 PM

    Chilly go away!!

  159. TiceWasBetter says: Nov 1, 2010 8:58 PM

    Yes, fire this Coach Clueless soon and save your fanbase the embarrasment Ziggy! Not to mention a certain stadium you want to get built will have much better chances then if 12-man penalty is you head coach.
    Frazier can take over the interim.
    Bevell and Favre can run the offense.
    And, oh yeah, Ryan Longwell can kick field goals on 4th dwn in the first half!!!
    The Vikings have a real chance of going 1-3 against Arz, Chi, GB, Wash. Coach Cluesless would have to go.
    At 3-8 they could have a better chance at drafting the QB of the future next yr, if there is football, and give Frazier some experience this yr.
    Then again, if the Vikings move I could give a rats ass what Ziggy does. And the NFL as a whole for that matter.

  160. HateSycophants says: Nov 1, 2010 9:03 PM

    Could I just say how much I hate Packers fans? Second worst fans ever… Philly is, of course, number 1. I’m a Lions fans, so I hate every other team in the North. However, fat, drunk, undereducated, over-opinionated Packers fans sicken me. The only fans who know less about football live in California. A pathetic bunch of losers and loudmouths, whose lack of intelligence is only matched by their lack of hygiene. You people suck.

  161. pacmanisathug says: Nov 1, 2010 9:07 PM

    FIRE CHILDRESS, NOW!!! Zygi will get the message. The buck STOPS WITH THE HEAD CASE! NO ONE – MAY I REPEAT – NO ONE RESPECTS THIS IDIOT! FIRE CHILDRESS, NOW!!!
    I wonder what Brett thinks about Chilly now.

  162. REDSHIRT COMMIE says: Nov 1, 2010 9:10 PM

    And in other news, Brett Favre has low T.

  163. youboettcha says: Nov 1, 2010 9:10 PM

    @thomasreilly
    The Vikings cannot trade Moss because there is a trading deadline, which was the Tuesday after week 6.
    I am a Packers fan, so I guess I hope Childress makes it through the season, but part of me wants him fired. I just can’t stand the guy and neither can Brett Favre.

  164. randij says: Nov 1, 2010 9:15 PM

    I can see why Minnesota’s opponents want Childress gone. The Vikes have had the best couple of years since Bud Grant. As far as the locker room, I’m tired of anonymous sources. Childress is and will be a great coach.

  165. Allied Biscuit says: Nov 1, 2010 9:17 PM

    i believe this is step one to making the fans so angry that the team will be able to move to LA with little to no resistance.
    And it worked.

  166. ispysomething7 says: Nov 1, 2010 9:18 PM

    Bring back Denny Green!

  167. cusoman says: Nov 1, 2010 9:19 PM

    gregjennings says: November 1, 2010 7:54 PM
    Serves all the rude Viking fans right for slinging names like Erin Rodgers and McFatty. Constantly poking fun at Ted Thompson. Saying, he’s an idiot and has no balls.
    How’s your locker room going these days?
    The Packers have quality depth and are poised to make a ligitimate run at the NFC North crown.
    SKOL
    ——————–
    Oh stop the high and mighty act – you Packer backers are just as guilty of calling other team’s fans names as some Vikings fans are. I’d go so far as to say you’re worse actually, because the zeal that runs through nothing-to-do-land amongst you Packer breeders is second to none, and that’s NOT a compliment.

  168. eyefeeler says: Nov 1, 2010 9:19 PM

    The Vikings really need to hit the reset button asap. I think there is an overarching problem and it starts at the top. Wilf actually had the right pieces in place for a short time; it looked like it was building. As bad as it was before Favre, they looked, played and spoke with the media like a team. It is a complete disaster now because Childress et. al., do not know how to manage or plan as they go. They are not balancing the future with the present. Look at the bad decisions: Transactions: Lito Sheppard, Hank Baskett, Greg Camarillo (could be good with the right scheme), Brett Favre being begged back to MN and throwing him money in order for him to want a last year, Toby Gerhard over Javid Best (jury is out), Madieu Williams, Tyrell Johnson, not trading Ray Edwards after his peak performance in the playoffs, not addressing the CB position other than drafting Chris Cook (a good pick, but jury is still out). Now, with that, you have an aging defense that looks slow and tired. Scheme: Don’t think that Bevell is worth anything; he and Childress constantly play with their tails between their legs. You know why? Because they do not know how to consistently adapt to the opposition. They have about 9 run schemes; they only look different because of the personnel. Their pass plays are straight out of 1980 Forrest Gregg playbooks. They do not know how to use the skill players they have. Why does Jeff Dugan play more than Camarillo? You can argue Camarillo’s sets are more dynamic and have more qualities than a fricken Joe Gibb’s style H-Back. Why does Greg Lewis play more than Camarillo? I’m watching some of these other NFL teams and they have SCHEMES; they adapt with formations, sight adjustments and detailed adjustments. I feel for Chilly; he is in over his head here and he’s fighting for his pride and I sort of think he’s trying to get fired without quitting. How do you fix it? Get a professional, high-profile, proven coach with input to the GM search. A List: Gruden, Cower or (see Dungy and Tomlin) Frazier. B List: Bruce Arians (he’s creative and dynamic), Kevin Gilbride. Pay the coach to bring that fire and experience to the table. Draft: Trade your mid-level talent to get some draft picks back. Keep Scott Studwell as your scouting director (i’m positive he’s the reason they have harvin and peterson…heck, probably ej henderson and asher allen too) Take it on the chin for a few years because you’re young; focus on fast, smart players (see austin collie as an example of young guys) and by the time the young cats are ready you still have peterson and harvin in their prime. Defense: keep all your young dline because it’s good; trade jared allen, ray edwards for picks. pat williams is done. keep greenway and henderson. get a free agent lb for leber and get a top tier fricken cover guy at corner. play sanford and abdullah at safety and you’ve got a quality defense. How about a little motiviation and fire! fix this situation now, Wilf. Turn this thing around because this is the low point of the franchise since the Les Stekel year, worse than the Mike Lynn trade and worse than losing to Atlanta in 1998.

  169. eyefeeler says: Nov 1, 2010 9:21 PM

    The Vikings really need to hit the reset button asap. I think there is an overarching problem and it starts at the top. Wilf actually had the right pieces in place for a short time; it looked like it was building. As bad as it was before Favre, they looked, played and spoke with the media like a team. It is a complete disaster now because Childress et. al., do not know how to manage or plan as they go. They are not balancing the future with the present. Look at the bad decisions: Transactions: Lito Sheppard, Hank Baskett, Greg Camarillo (could be good with the right scheme), Brett Favre being begged back to MN and throwing him money in order for him to want a last year, Toby Gerhard over Javid Best (jury is out), Madieu Williams, Tyrell Johnson, not trading Ray Edwards after his peak performance in the playoffs, not addressing the CB position other than drafting Chris Cook (a good pick, but jury is still out). Now, with that, you have an aging defense that looks slow and tired. Scheme: Don’t think that Bevell is worth anything; he and Childress constantly play with their tails between their legs. You know why? Because they do not know how to consistently adapt to the opposition. They have about 9 run schemes; they only look different because of the personnel. Their pass plays are straight out of 1980 Forrest Gregg playbooks. They do not know how to use the skill players they have. Why does Jeff Dugan play more than Camarillo? You can argue Camarillo’s sets are more dynamic and have more qualities than a fricken Joe Gibb’s style H-Back. Why does Greg Lewis play more than Camarillo? I’m watching some of these other NFL teams and they have SCHEMES; they adapt with formations, sight adjustments and detailed adjustments. I feel for Chilly; he is in over his head here and he’s fighting for his pride and I sort of think he’s trying to get fired without quitting. How do you fix it? Get a professional, high-profile, proven coach with input to the GM search. A List: Gruden, Cower or (see Dungy and Tomlin) Frazier. B List: Bruce Arians (he’s creative and dynamic), Kevin Gilbride. Pay the coach to bring that fire and experience to the table. Draft: Trade your mid-level talent to get some draft picks back. Keep Scott Studwell as your scouting director (i’m positive he’s the reason they have harvin and peterson…heck, probably ej henderson and asher allen too) Take it on the chin for a few years because you’re young; focus on fast, smart players (see austin collie as an example of young guys) and by the time the young cats are ready you still have peterson and harvin in their prime. Defense: keep all your young dline because it’s good; trade jared allen, ray edwards for picks. pat williams is done. keep greenway and henderson. get a free agent lb for leber and get a top tier fricken cover guy at corner. play sanford and abdullah at safety and you’ve got a quality defense. How about a little motiviation and fire! fix this situation now, Wilf. Turn this thing around because this is the low point of the franchise since the Les Stekel year, worse than the Mike Lynn trade and worse than losing to Atlanta in 1998.

  170. Bluefan71 says: Nov 1, 2010 9:28 PM

    Chilly has ZERO balls, and these players know it. He lets his broken down moron of a QB call the shots. How can he possibly expect any of them to respect and/or listen to him?!
    Firing him and cutting the Drama Queen would instantly give that team cred in the eyes of millions.

  171. APbabyjesus28 says: Nov 1, 2010 9:29 PM

    Caution to Packer fans as what you are about to read may invoke overthinking.
    Word has it that Chilly waived Moss without management knowing.
    That being said, this just might, should, and WILL get Chilly fired. So as you Packer fans wipe down your sweaty little green and gold packer palms with your ever popular cheeseheads made of foam, we will be promoting Leslie Frazier to head coach before he walks out the door like coordinators in the past (Billick, Dungy, and Tomlin) and wins a super bowl with another team.
    Or to sum it up for your overstimulated beer and brat soaked minds.
    We’s our gonna b gettin a news koach

  172. eyefeeler says: Nov 1, 2010 9:31 PM

    sorry for the double post. I thought my computer was freezing and hit send a second time.

  173. Ruvell200 says: Nov 1, 2010 9:32 PM

    Only in Minnesota would a head coach get ridden out of town for cutting a player who has dogged it since they got their and told the world he wish he played for another team.
    I will ask this ONE MORE TIME.
    Is there a set of male testicles in the entire state of Minnesota?

  174. randij says: Nov 1, 2010 9:36 PM

    I can see why Minnesota’s opponents want Childress gone. The Vikes have had the best couple of years since Bud Grant. As far as the locker room, I’m tired of anonymous sources. Childress is and will be a great coach.

  175. Nitschke says: Nov 1, 2010 9:40 PM

    Packers fan all my life. I have never seen one of my rivals in a worse mess than the vikes are right now. I hate seeing #4 in purple. However, it the same crap we had to put up with for too many years. It is amazing to watch the vikes implode and why? Even Mike Holmgren had trouble controlling #4. The drama around #4 is old news for us Packers fans. Many superior athletes come with drama. Unfortunately, the vikes made the sacrifice, had one fantastic year but now currently tied with the Lions who are on the rise. A rivalry is way more fun when both teams are on the top. The vikes need to get their house in order quickly or this franchise may be in trouble. Fire Childress or sit #4 for a game to see what TJack has. Either one is not a good option for a team with so much talent. Get your house in order by Nov 21 – a sweep won’t be sweet w/o your best effort!

  176. CowboyErik says: Nov 1, 2010 9:43 PM

    Hilarious

  177. Pervy *Harvin* says: Nov 1, 2010 9:56 PM

    Dear Ziggy Wilf,
    I may not be enough of a big shot to get your number,so I will tell you on this world wide forum.Can Brad Childress now or risk everything you have worked so hard to build.You are a smart and shrewd business man,pull the trigger or lose your fan base.I speak for many.
    Sincerely, B.D.N.

  178. That's Mr Rodgers to you says: Nov 1, 2010 10:01 PM

    randij says:
    November 1, 2010 9:15 PM
    I can see why Minnesota’s opponents want Childress gone. The Vikes have had the best couple of years since Bud Grant. As far as the locker room, I’m tired of anonymous sources. Childress is and will be a great coach.
    ……………………………………….
    As a die hard Packer fan I could not agree more!
    Long live Chilly!
    Bwahahahaha!

  179. JimmySmith says: Nov 1, 2010 10:06 PM

    I may be in the minority, but I want Brad Childress to get a contract extension for his braveness. To fire him now would be a huge mistake.

  180. FlipDaScript says: Nov 1, 2010 10:10 PM

    Just when you think it can’t get any more entertaining it does.
    What’s next? Jared Allen hitting the sauce again?
    Fred Smoot deciding to make a comeback with Minnesota?
    Denny Green being hired as a quality control consultant?
    What a disaster that franchise is. And to think people were touting them as a Superbowl contender. LMAO!

  181. vikesfan4life says: Nov 1, 2010 10:20 PM

    I have always stuck up for Chilly. He has improved each and every year that he has been the head coach. Are some of his moves bone headed? Yes of course but this franchise was a disgrace with all of the law troubles they had. Now they have none of that. Remember that not everything is Chilly’s decision (i.e. the challenge yesterday against the Pats… that’s a group decision). Having said that I am furious about this move. It’s a total power play from a guy who is quickly losing any confidence he had from his team. The season is not yet lost and a coaching move now would be idiotic. If they do end up firing him it will be at the end of the year.

  182. brasho says: Nov 1, 2010 10:29 PM

    Who’s to say that management doesn’t decide to cut their losses, keep Moss and then fire Childress and have Leslie Frazier take over? Of course if you fire Childress and hire Frazier, no matter how bad or good Frazier is, you can never criticize or fire him because all the black analysts will roast you like they’ve been doing in getting McNabb’s back.

  183. Deb says: Nov 1, 2010 10:32 PM

    Ruvell200 says:
    November 1, 2010 9:32 PM
    Only in Minnesota would a head coach get ridden out of town for cutting a player who has dogged it since they got their and told the world he wish he played for another team.
    I will ask this ONE MORE TIME.
    Is there a set of male testicles in the entire state of Minnesota?
    ————————————————–
    Can’t answer your question, but it could also be argued that Childress is the guy who brought Moss into the mix, so he has to take responsibility for the bad hire. Yes, I thought it was a good move at the time–but I’m not paid to make NFL player personnel decisions. New England let him go because he was a problem … and the problems continued. Chilly knew Moss’s history and knew it was a gamble. Perhaps if he’d spent his energy and money negotiating for Vincent Jackson, the Vikes wouldn’t be looking at facing the Cards without a major receiver since Harvin is dinged up and Rice still isn’t ready.
    Can’t imagine what good it will do to dump Childress midseason. You want a fresh start next year with a new coach, new staff, new QB. But that’s definitely a change the team should make at year’s end. No matter how much people hate Favre, he’s not responsible for most of this team’s problems. Poor decisionmaking is. And that’s on the coach.

  184. RLT says: Nov 1, 2010 10:37 PM

    It came as a HUGE surprise to the freaking owner of the team that Chilly did this. Bu-bye Chilly. NEVER try to overrule the owner. What an idiot. The owner is PISSED.

  185. acs3 says: Nov 1, 2010 10:43 PM

    Pervy *Harvin* says:
    November 1, 2010 8:21 PM
    At least we don’t hand out fake ass Monopoly money saying we are shareholders of our team!
    Oh, and we dont let Chai Vang kill MN deer hunters…he went to where Cheeto eaters can’t hear ambushes…
    ——-
    That’s the type of class we expect from you, Pervis. None.
    Hey, if you shmucks need any more bridges built, I’d be happy to design them for you.

  186. acs3 says: Nov 1, 2010 10:48 PM

    Pervy *Harvin* says:
    November 1, 2010 9:56 PM
    Dear Ziggy Wilf,
    I may not be enough of a big shot to get your number,so I will tell you on this world wide forum.Can Brad Childress now or risk everything you have worked so hard to build.You are a smart and shrewd business man,pull the trigger or lose your fan base.I speak for many.
    Sincerely, B.D.N.
    ——-
    …because Zygi Wilf is a regular poster on PFT.
    Nice try, Brian.

  187. acs3 says: Nov 1, 2010 10:49 PM

    APbabyjesus28 says:
    November 1, 2010 9:29 PM
    Caution to Packer fans as what you are about to read may invoke overthinking.
    Word has it that Chilly waived Moss without management knowing.
    That being said, this just might, should, and WILL get Chilly fired. So as you Packer fans wipe down your sweaty little green and gold packer palms with your ever popular cheeseheads made of foam, we will be promoting Leslie Frazier to head coach before he walks out the door like coordinators in the past (Billick, Dungy, and Tomlin) and wins a super bowl with another team.
    Or to sum it up for your overstimulated beer and brat soaked minds.
    We’s our gonna b gettin a news koach
    ———
    This just in.. Childress IS management.
    Film at 11.

  188. Capt. James T. Kirk says: Nov 1, 2010 10:50 PM

    In defense of Childress, you did have a player all but give his old coach who depised him a BJ on tv and rip his new team. What choice did Childress have?

  189. acs3 says: Nov 1, 2010 10:54 PM

    APbabyjesus28 says:
    November 1, 2010 8:45 PM
    We have one of the longest sellout streaks in the NFL.
    ———
    Sure, as long as corporate-assisted sellouts count.

  190. Arctic Edge says: Nov 1, 2010 11:05 PM

    Fire Childress, give Frazier the interim job, then bring in a proven winner after the season. Gruden or Cowher should be lining up for this job. Either one would have won the Super Bowl last year and this year.

  191. shaggytoodle says: Nov 1, 2010 11:22 PM

    As long as he doesn’t lose that stewardess outfit he likes to rock. Atleast then he has a fall back plan. Yeah Chilly is a terrible coach (thanks Favre for getting him that extension), some people were just destined to be cordinators.

  192. bruce campbells chainsaw hand says: Nov 1, 2010 11:51 PM

    JimmySmithISaDBag -
    Fantastic post. We need more rational fans like you out there, because you actually made sense and didn’t have to resort to calling the Packers names or Rodgers “gay”. I may hate the Vikes, but the last thing I wanted to see was the franchise imploding. It’s much better when the Vikes and Pack are both competitive and relevant.

  193. TitletownUSA says: Nov 2, 2010 12:36 AM

    # HateSycophants says: November 1, 2010 9:03 PM
    Could I just say how much I hate Packers fans? Second worst fans ever… Philly is, of course, number 1. I’m a Lions fans, so I hate every other team in the North. However, fat, drunk, undereducated, over-opinionated Packers fans sicken me. The only fans who know less about football live in California. A pathetic bunch of losers and loudmouths, whose lack of intelligence is only matched by their lack of hygiene. You people suck.
    ——————————————————
    I would hate life to if I was a Lions fan. I got to give you credit for being the first Lion fan to ever post anything on this website. Are you that guy that sings the Detroit Lions fight song at Ford Field? You must be proud.

  194. shiftyshellshocked says: Nov 2, 2010 1:15 AM

    After hearing Randy talk to reporters after the Vikes loss to the Pat’s, I don’t blame Chilly for axing him. Skol Baby.

  195. frank booth says: Nov 2, 2010 2:29 AM

    Pervy *Harvin* says:
    November 1, 2010 8:21 PM
    Pack4GOP says:.
    Worst franchise in the league…
    Absolutely the worst fans…..
    ==================== ===============
    At least we don’t hand out fake ass Monopoly money saying we are shareholders of our team!
    Oh, and we dont let Chai Vang kill MN deer hunters…he went to where Cheeto eaters can’t hear ambushes…
    ===================================
    Pervy- you’re just grasping for anything now.
    It’s awesome watching your team imploding, as well as the fans. After reading all the big talk from the Vikings fans, how the Vikings were going to rip through the league, and then all of the subsequent lighting up of these boards from the whiny Viking fans.
    Thank you, PFT, for allowing everyone to see what the Midwest already knows about Minnesota Viking fans.

  196. The Fighting Wombat says: Nov 2, 2010 2:33 AM

    Mayhem in Minny…and winter is fast approaching. What next – reenactment of the cannibalism scenes in “Alive”?

  197. saints_are sinners_and_winners says: Nov 2, 2010 4:13 AM

    Oh this is toooo choice, the word schadenfreude comes to mind, not that I am a hater or anything, but to listen to some of the Vikings fans cry and whine about statistical victories and referee conspiracies…. enough! Your problems are clearly in house. Here, let me get you some vicodin for that throbbing in your head, no not THAT head Brett… WHO DAT WE DAT TWO DAT

  198. RLT says: Nov 2, 2010 4:30 AM

    I can’t BELIEVE that Chilly would act without the owner’s knowledge. How BRAIN DEAD is that? Chilly is now on the hot seat. Fired and broke.

  199. Steve W. says: Nov 2, 2010 6:52 AM

    # John El Way III says: November 1, 2010 7:21 PM
    Hasn’t anyone noticed Moss’s “play”?
    Why would you want a guy like that on your team?
    ____________________________
    Did you even watch the game? The Pats had two defenders on him at all times, and sometimes they rolled a LB over to his area to add a third defender in coverage. That helped open up intermediate routes for receivers like Harvin. I don’t care if he never caught another pass, the fact that he drew that extra coverage because of the threat of the plays he can make makes him valuable. he added extra value by acting as a leader from day one and teaching and energizing the younger receivers. Seems to me those are good reasons to want him on your team. But that’s just me.

  200. Steve W. says: Nov 2, 2010 6:55 AM

    # thomasreilly says: November 1, 2010 7:17 PM
    If Moss is asked to show up for work, he would not have a choice- show up or fore go your paycheck.
    In other leagues (NBA) there are rules prohibiting teams from trading players within a certain time frame. Does this rule apply to NFL players? Are the Vikings allowed to trade Moss or is their only recourse releasing him?
    ________________________________
    In the NFL, the trade deadline is six weeks into the season. So, since we just finished week 8, no player can be traded anymore.

  201. jen54896 says: Nov 2, 2010 7:31 AM

    What a mess. If Moss really makes it off waivers, the Vikings are stuck with his salary; should the inevitable really happen and Childress gets fired, the Vikings are stuck with his salary, too. The Vikes already have the underproducing Brett Favre and are stuck with HIS salary – at the end of this season the Vikings will have hemorrhaged away a roughly estimated $40 MILLION and have absolutely nothing to show for it. Except a bad record and one less draft pick. Yikes.

  202. Terry says: Nov 2, 2010 8:27 AM

    He knows he’s gone and thought he’d take a few bodies with him; misery likes company!

  203. JJ says: Nov 2, 2010 8:40 AM

    Not only has he lost the locker room…he has lost the MN fans. There is ‘Fire Childress Now’ facebook groups growing rapidly in members! Vikes fans know they have talent on their team, and the talent just isn’t being utilized correctly. I would hate to see the Vikes fans lose thier team to L.A. or something, because they cannot get a stadium because Childress is running the franchise into the ground. I have been to games at the Vikes Dome and it’s one of the loudest and funnest domes to be at…it would be a shame to see it all go bad for Minny.

  204. Beer Cheese Soup says: Nov 2, 2010 8:41 AM

    Childress is just now realizing how badly he f-ed up by hitching his wagon to a worthless old has-been with an attitude problem like Favre. Of course every one of us saw this coming last year, but most of us can count to eleven as well. Childress is simply not a very smart man.
    Now, having finally grasped the truth that was in front of him all along. Childress is doing everything he can to get fired, get paid, and the make a run at a college job a la Kiffin before the season (and his credibility) gets any worse than it is.
    His efforts so far include: scaling back the playbook and running a once-great offense into the ground, intentionally hindering the best RB in the league, cutting the only QB on the roster that was worth a damn in preseason, keeping Favre on the field despite all of his obvious shortcomings, injuries, and poor judgement calls, refusal to use challenge flags when they clearly should be used, a return to the infamous twelve men penalty, and now, best of all, giving away a franchise icon who was just brought back, at a fairly steep price, for nothing.
    His plan can’t get any more clear than it is now. He would pull a Costanza if he could, but as we all know, the Vikings have precisely zero trophies of any kind whatsoever, and he already gave his car to Favre. (It’s probably well, if he can’t read an NFL rule book we shouldn’t trust him with street signs.)
    A few questions still remain though: since Childress is clearly willing to go to any length to get out of Minnesota, why haven’t Wilf and Spielman obliged him? How bad are they willing to let him destroy their investment before they decide to simply cut their losses and move on? And most of all, what does Childress do next, if this doesn’t work? What’s worse than this boneheaded Moss move? Straight up setting fire to the Dome?
    …never mind. That would be doing Wilf more of a favor, if anything.

  205. Supersuckers2 says: Nov 2, 2010 9:48 AM

    Thanks God for Ted Thompson. Everyone hates him because he keeps everything onder the radar and he doesnt have a flamboyant personality. But Thompson has been proven right about Favre and Moss. And your truly has been proven right as I stated these events would occur the day Chilly picked up the king of all (pics) from the airport. With this dead on prognastication team Supersuckers will be retiring from PFT and riding off into the sunset champions!!

  206. SSgtLMJ says: Nov 2, 2010 11:57 AM

    This is all so very, very comical!! The Viqueens are undeniably the most poorly run franchise in football and have quickly become the most embrassing laughing stock in the NFL!! They probably still blame the Saints and their mean ole dirty hits on Favre and the NFCCG refs for their current, ongoing debacle!! LMFAO!!

  207. Hawk says: Nov 2, 2010 1:11 PM

    I’d sign Chilly to a 3 year extention after Favre is gone. Looks like the only sane person in the organization.

  208. gorvike says: Nov 2, 2010 1:13 PM

    By the way, I notice you only post the real Vikings haters on this site. So what should we surmise from that? That all of you hate the Vikings? Or all of you hate Childress? You allow the most vile posts from these guys, but you won’t post some positivity? Fine I will keep posting and waste your time having to approve mine. It is true. I try to defend my favorite team, and you only post the real negative blogs. It is totally unfair. So my guess is you are all Green Bay fans or worse. good day gentlemen or ladies.

  209. iusedtobeteddybayer says: Nov 2, 2010 3:53 PM

    Mr. Rosenthal:
    When you write:
    Moss curiously hasn’t been officially waived yet. Still, it’s hard to imagine any scenario where Moss would return, no matter how much his new Vikings teammates and some members of the organization want Moss back. Jay Glazer of FOX reports that Moss wouldn’t return at this point, even if asked.
    Let me aks you this: do you or Jay Glazer know what a contract is? Because if the Vikings don’t waive Moss, it’s not up to the “insult police” whether or not he plays. He’s got to go back. He has a signed NFL contract.

  210. CaptainMarvel says: Nov 2, 2010 4:35 PM

    I’m one of the few Vikings fans who hasn’t ripped Childress…..UNTIL NOW. He’s gone too far. Actually, he’s lost his frickin mind! The T-Jack experiment cost us 3 years, totally wasted…but I forgave Childress when Favre arrived. Rumors are that Favre doesn’t respect Childress, and I can see why. Last year he was overbearing at times, but Favre would just tell him to back off, and things were fine. But now, this is too much. PLEASE FIRE THIS IDIOT!!!!!

  211. dbet says: Nov 2, 2010 4:38 PM

    This Vikings situation is a mess. If Chilly was working for any other organization outside of professional sports and did the same thing (i.e. hire an employee, fire them 4 weeks later and pay out a massive severance without getting Sr. Mgmt’s buy in who pulled major strings to get that employee in the first place,) he’d be fired on the spot.

  212. CaptainMarvel says: Nov 2, 2010 4:40 PM

    Plus, how many times do we need to be screwed-over by having the wrong amount of players on the field, and at the most critical times??? The most critical play of the Vikes-Pats game, 4th & goal at the 1, last play of the half, chance to go up by 7…..and Peterson gets stuffed. Why? Well it comes out today that Childress had only 10 men on the field again! He cost a Super Bowl trip last year with 12 men on the field. Again had problems in the Packers game 2 weeks ago. What’s it gonna take before we FIRE THIS CLOWN!!!

  213. HateSycophants says: Nov 2, 2010 8:31 PM

    @Titletown,
    Thanks so much for responding to my post and proving my point. The grammatical and syntax errors were a nice touch! Wait, you have no idea what the hell I’m talking about, do ya?

  214. PackerfanT says: Nov 2, 2010 9:33 PM

    Hmmmm….All My Childress?

  215. nitschkesghost@1265 says: Nov 3, 2010 2:16 AM

    Pervy *Harvin* says:
    November 1, 2010 8:21 PM
    Pack4GOP says:.
    Worst franchise in the league…
    Absolutely the worst fans…..
    ==================== ===============
    At least we don’t hand out fake ass Monopoly money saying we are shareholders of our team!
    Oh, and we dont let Chai Vang kill MN deer hunters…he went to where Cheeto eaters can’t hear ambushes…
    ————————————————
    Just to show how upset this Pervy*turd* is, he deceides to have a chuckle about a mass murder.
    Busting balls about NFL football is fun and all, but you are one sick bastard. Just shows that your fanbase is the worst by far. Bitter, sick, pathetic, and perenial losers.
    Ha ha most of an entire family was slaughtered in the woods including a teen aged girl. Oh you are a card.
    Stick to talking football coward. Ten bucks says you are some pencil-necked dork that has never been hunting or played sports in your pathetic life.

  216. acs3 says: Nov 3, 2010 9:47 AM

    Steve W. says:
    November 2, 2010 6:52 AM
    Did you even watch the game? The Pats had two defenders on him at all times, and sometimes they rolled a LB over to his area to add a third defender in coverage. That helped open up intermediate routes for receivers like Harvin. I don’t care if he never caught another pass, the fact that he drew that extra coverage because of the threat of the plays he can make makes him valuable. he added extra value by acting as a leader from day one and teaching and energizing the younger receivers. Seems to me those are good reasons to want him on your team. But that’s just me.
    ———-
    So you’re OK with a guy who lolligags downfield, walks back to the line of scrimmage in a hurry-up situation, doesn’t make any effort to catch balls within his reach, and praises his old team while bashing his current one?
    I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree.
    Sure, Randy’s impact on the defense is greater than his stats will show. But his impact on his teammates is also something to consider.

  217. grant44 says: Nov 4, 2010 12:19 PM

    Mr Noodle, as Czaban calls him, is toast in Minny.

  218. FlipDaScript says: Nov 5, 2010 8:15 AM

    But T-Jack was supposed to be the next McNabb- after all, that’s what Chilly said in year 1.
    And people wonder why the guy isn’t well respected?

  219. Mike Daly says: Nov 5, 2010 2:06 PM

    For all the condemnation of Childress – isn’t the real locker room cancer the self-important volume-stats bully of a quarterback?

  220. lavofire says: Nov 6, 2010 11:34 PM

    Really, Childress never a direction for the team from the beginning. Why didn’t he build the team around Peterson ala the Jet did with LDT. Thanks to Fauvre it’s a passing team. But watch any game and this team will change its character and its tatics from quarter to quarter. Childress or his staff is lost. We are all told this team has talent but until it makes up it’s mind, this is a job too large for a tight winded guy like Childress. Aside from that I just wish they would get rid of those purple candy cane uniforms for something classic and minimal.

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