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Wilf addresses Vikings about release of Moss

As the Vikings try to move on from the sudden release of receiver Randy Moss, the guy more accustomed to signing the checks has met with the players in the hopes of turning the page.

Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com reports that owner Zygi Wilf visited team headquarters Wednesday and met with the players to address the situation.  Per Marvez, Wilf apologized for the distraction created by the situation and expressed optimism about the team’s chances.

Marvez also confirms, as Adam Schefter of ESPN first suggested on Monday night, that Wilf was “infuriated” with the decision of coach Brad Childress to wield his power over the 53-man roster without telling Wilf first.  On Wednesday, Marvez reported that Childress “alienated” key members of the front office by making the move without seeking their input.

None of it looks goods for Childress.  Marvez speculates (accurately, we think) that a loss to the Cardinals on Sunday could get Childress run out the door.  Childress likely knows that, but he presumably assumed that, with Moss around, losses would continue to pile up.

In this regard, it’s impossible to ignore Childress’ experiences five years ago in Philadelphia.  He was at the center of the T.O. storm, dressed down in the preseason by the wideout who wanted out and ultimately asked to testify at the arbitration hearing that did nothing to help the defending NFC champions get back to the postseason.  So at a time when multiple league insiders have suggested that Childress should have merely suspended Moss without pay for conduct detrimental to the team, Childress has been down that road before — and he apparently wanted no part of playing that game again.

Of course, none of this changes the fact that he handled the situation as badly as a big move like this ever has been handled.  And we can only imagine the heated words exchanged within the organization between the time Childress informed the players of the move early Monday afternoon and the moment that evening when the Vikings finally announced that it was coming.  The ice can get no thinner for Chilly, and a loss to Arizona could indeed cause him to fall through it.

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  1. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Nov 4, 2010 5:22 AM

    Posted by Mike Florio on November 4, 2010 5:01 AM ET
    As the Vikings try to move on from the sudden release of receiver Randy Moss, the guy more accustomed to signing the checks has met with the players in the hopes of turning the page.
    ——————–
    Zygi Wilf doesn’t sign checks. He pays straight cash, homie.

  2. Brenjen says: Nov 4, 2010 5:30 AM

    What are the chances that the players tank it against Arizona this week, just to get rid of this guy? I know some guys are above that, but it would only take a few to make it happen. It wouldn’t be the first time that players have ensured that a coaches fate was sealed. Of coarse, nobody would admit that sort of thing ever happens. Should be interesting.

  3. Munze Konza says: Nov 4, 2010 5:51 AM

    I like what Chilly did!
    I wish more coaches would have the moral fortitude to stand their ground and not allow players to behave in a way that embarrases the team, players, and coaches.
    Despite the talent shown in previous years, Moss has also shown his ability to take plays off, not extend for catches and considers himself above normal decent human relations.
    I would like to see other coaches do this as well. Too bad there isn’t a way to cut a player such as him and still not have to pay him.
    Tennesse has a chance to get the best out of Moss and I hope they do. But if he acts up again, embarrases the coaches, team or players…doesn’t play hard or extend for catches then I hope they cut him also.

  4. joetoronto says: Nov 4, 2010 5:54 AM

    Brenjen: I’ll bet they thump the Cardinals.

  5. mattgso says: Nov 4, 2010 5:56 AM

    Brenjen says: November 4, 2010 5:30 AM
    What are the chances that the players tank it against Arizona this week, just to get rid of this guy?
    ——————————————————–
    I wondered that too. On one hand, you’d think players would have the warrior mentality and not roll over for any reason. On the other, perhaps that’s what is best for the team.
    Interesting times in the land of long blond pig tails.

  6. argos says: Nov 4, 2010 6:07 AM

    I honestly think this whole coaching thing is blown out of proportion.
    The best coach in the league traded Randy.
    Childress is not sexting Jen Sterger,
    not throwing pick sixes,
    not missing key third down tackles,
    not letting a horrible running team slice them up, for 120+ in a half.
    not sitting out with migranes
    not fumbling the ball
    Every “game plan” has been pretty sound, it’s all lack of execution and bad bounces as even Brett Favre will attest to.
    Last year went pretty damn well. This year stinks. The coach and team got better ever year and there’s still a shot.
    THE PROBLEMS are created by those in the media and the morons that drink their drivel.

  7. Little Tommy says: Nov 4, 2010 6:14 AM

    Get rid of him. Childress and Farve are dragging the Viqueens down. If they are to have any hope of salvaging this season, those two morons need to get pink slips.

  8. ninjapleazee says: Nov 4, 2010 6:38 AM

    for the idiots that “praise” childish.. so you’re saying he has a backbone, etc.. etc..
    are you forgetting that he’s on his knees blowing off Favre for 2 entire off seasons to save his job? he was already on the hot seat before Favre’s arrival. what type of coach sucks off a player like that? let the Diva be a Diva.. but for god sakes, when a player makes a comment to the media respecting his old club… oh we can’t have that… Childish is an idiot and a failure at head coaching. Everyone saw straight out last year when Favre returned.. didn’t like some play calling Childish was making and he threw a temper tantrum on national TV.. but oh for god sakes.. it’s Favre.. a seasoned player.. a “throwback” please…. he’s the bigggest diva in the NFL.
    Frazier 2011.. or SOONER.

  9. NoKoolaidCowboy says: Nov 4, 2010 6:44 AM

    I thought that Jerry keep Wade Phillips around was ridiculous.
    But why would Wilf keep Childress around if he is so infuriated? If has alienated the front office and caused a messed up situation in the locker room?
    …just say’in.

  10. The Doctor says: Nov 4, 2010 7:12 AM

    Once the Vikes are mathmatically eliminated from the playoffs, Wilf needs to fire Chilly and promote Frazier. He also needs to sit Brett, and move either Tavaris or Webb to the starting QB so they get valuable experience.

  11. Kisstherings says: Nov 4, 2010 7:12 AM

    Ziggy should have let him go this week. Yesteday. The Vikes actually have decent talent and have been losing to good teams (Jets, Packers, Vikings) by close margins. There is a good chance they will win against Arizona and it would be tough to can him then. They can’t possibly believe he will be around next year, so why not try to light a spark under this team right now while they can still get together and possibly make a playoff run in a week division and week conference.

  12. craigja says: Nov 4, 2010 7:28 AM

    Argos, you said:
    I honestly think this whole coaching thing is blown out of proportion.
    The best coach in the league traded Randy.
    Childress is not sexting Jen Sterger,
    not throwing pick sixes,
    not missing key third down tackles,
    not letting a horrible running team slice them up, for 120+ in a half.
    not sitting out with migranes
    not fumbling the ball
    Every “game plan” has been pretty sound, it’s all lack of execution and bad bounces as even Brett Favre will attest to.
    Last year went pretty damn well. This year stinks. The coach and team got better ever year and there’s still a shot.
    THE PROBLEMS are created by those in the media and the morons that drink their drivel.
    ********************************
    Did the media cause all those problems? No. Coaches at this level don’t teach players to play the game. They prepare them to play together and to execute. Chilly has failed. Time to. Chilly first then the team to Los Angeles. The LA Vikings. Nice ring to it.

  13. gwinn1952 says: Nov 4, 2010 7:30 AM

    Lets see…..you’re all bitching about getting rid of the coach and Brett. Yes I haven’t agreed with all the decisions on the coaches side. But if the line would block we’d of had three TD on 4 and 1’s. Yes Brett has thrown more INT than last year. But lets look at the fact that half were not his fault. Percy alone has flipped up three in the air for INT, two were through recievers hands, and a couple receivers either stopped route or ran wrong route. We don’t have those and we win two or three games. Now why aren’t you morons complaining about the defense…..they have let us down in a few games as well. We get the lead and they give it right back. What about the defense not giving us good field position. The whole team is to blame not just a coach or QB. I for one am 50/50 on getting rid of Moss. Yes he never played 100 percent and then bitches but on the other hand it made it easy for Percy by taking two players away. A play here or a play there and we’d be 6-1. So stop the bitching.

  14. VikesBlowHorn says: Nov 4, 2010 7:32 AM

    2-5. Nice team.

  15. JimmySmith says: Nov 4, 2010 7:39 AM

    I never thought I would be saying this but I am praying, real hard, for a Viking victory this Sunday. If they lose, Childress is toast. If they win, Col Klink’s brilliance is on display for the world to see.
    The best case scenario is for Klink to survive 2010 and then 2011 will be a season of getting T Jack Off acclimated to the offense (a good excuse that can be used all year) and potentially it could be 2012 before Ziggy wakes up to the stark truth that Col Klink should have never been hired in the first place. But by that time, Adrian Peterson will have wasted the best 6 or 7 years of his career and the Vikings trophy case will remain as dusty as the day Klink was hired.
    A guy can dream, can’t he?

  16. BroncosFan says: Nov 4, 2010 7:39 AM

    I’m starting to wonder if Childress, knowing he was finished in Minnesota anyway, pulled a Lane Kiffin and tried to orchestrate his own firing.

  17. RetiredFantasyFootballBackup says: Nov 4, 2010 7:44 AM

    I’m with Childress on this one. If you’re going down in flames, you might as well go down in flames on your own terms.

  18. H4X0R says: Nov 4, 2010 8:14 AM

    I said it before adn I’ll say it again.
    Hershel Walker!
    You know what will make this even more hilarious. If the pats get a blockbuster receiver or back on that 3rd round pick.

  19. Hauschild says: Nov 4, 2010 8:22 AM

    I can’t believe any of you mullet heads watched what Favre gave last Sunday and somehow came away hoping he goes away never to return.
    Childress is a dime a dozen; Favre isn’t.
    I’m for whatever will get Brett back for another season, as long as that horrid O-line is addressed.

  20. MightyMightyLAFootball says: Nov 4, 2010 8:24 AM

    “…Wilf was ‘infuriated’ with the decision of coach Brad Childress to wield his power over the 53-man roster without telling Wilf first…Childress “alienated” key members of the front office by making the move without seeking their input.”
    Holy career suicide, batman!
    Chilly did all this ON HIS OWN!?!!? Without running it by the front office or the owner????
    Inconceivable!

  21. Andre Park says: Nov 4, 2010 8:26 AM

    Chillys worse than Steve Spurrier

  22. The Freak 84 says: Nov 4, 2010 8:32 AM

    Brenjen says: November 4, 2010 5:30 AM
    What are the chances that the players tank it against Arizona this week, just to get rid of this guy?
    ==================================
    You’ve obviously never played organized sports growing up, or, if you did, they didn’t keep score or everyone got a ribbon. These guys have too much pride to go in the tank, they are also very competitive people, there may be a few(Moss) that don’t go all out, but by and large, it’s ingrained in them to try their hardest and the will to win is extreme.

  23. william a says: Nov 4, 2010 8:37 AM

    “And we can only imagine the heated words exchanged within the organization”
    Can and will, no doubt.
    When known facts grow stale, what’s left for enterprising sports reporters?

  24. KnuckleBucket says: Nov 4, 2010 8:43 AM

    I think a lot of the reluctance of ownerships to fire coaches this year is directly linked to the uncertainty of a lock out next year. Teams may not want to fire a coach and his staff and then hire another coach and his entire staff for who knows how many millions with the possibility that they may have to carry those salaries next year with no football. Now promoting from within may be an option but don’t be surprised if some teams looking to clean house (i.e. Dallas) wait until the labor issue is resloved.

  25. irishgary says: Nov 4, 2010 8:46 AM

    Wilf is too cheap to fire the ol childo, especially after the big 5 year extension.
    Just a dumb organization top to bottom

  26. cusoman says: Nov 4, 2010 8:48 AM

    I’m gonna be that guy:
    If a loss to the Cardinals ultimately means Childress’s demise, then let me be the first Vikings fan to say: Go Cardinals!

  27. east96st says: Nov 4, 2010 8:48 AM

    “I wish more coaches would have the moral fortitude to stand their ground and not allow players to behave in a way that embarrases the team, players, and coaches. Despite the talent shown in previous years, Moss has also shown his ability to take plays off, not extend for catches and considers himself above normal decent human relations.”
    Absolutely brilliant!! You praise Chilly for “standing up” (yeah, cutting a guy over the phone is “standing up”) and you completely ignore the fact that Chilly traded a third round pick for a guy whose problems are so well known that even YOU can list them. Not to mention, at this point, it’s a really HIGH third round pick!! It’s not “standing up” when you cost your team a valuable pick to bring in a guy with a laundry list of behavioral issues and then find out that you hold so little sway over your own locker room that the guy you traded for walks all over you from day one. That is known in the real world as gross incompetence and, at most well run businesses, gets you fired on the spot.

  28. wryly1 says: Nov 4, 2010 8:54 AM

    If Chilly is going down – and probably knows it, I don’t have a problem with him doing it his way. They were 1-3 with Moss, who was dogging it more often than not, anyhow.

  29. whatever13 says: Nov 4, 2010 8:54 AM

    @NoKoolaidCowboy:
    Jones won’t fire Phillips during the season for one simple reason: Phillips is also the DC. Either he would then have to (at least on an interim basis) put both a HC and a DC in place in season, or (if promotes Garret) both a DC and OC. Not happening until the off season.

  30. wtf__seriously says: Nov 4, 2010 9:07 AM

    argos says:
    “Every “game plan” has been pretty sound, it’s all lack of execution and bad bounces as even Brett Favre will attest to.
    Last year went pretty damn well. This year stinks. The coach and team got better ever year and there’s still a shot.
    THE PROBLEMS are created by those in the media and the morons that drink their drivel. ”
    =============================
    The media blowing things out of proportion and pounding a non-story till it becomes one??
    Here, Here!!
    I’m with you, my friend!
    Signed,
    A Jets fan

  31. Goodell Wears Pink Nuthuggers says: Nov 4, 2010 9:10 AM

    T.O. was a Dik pretty much everywhere he’s been–same with Moss…Typical lawyer defense..

  32. NoRingForYou says: Nov 4, 2010 9:21 AM

    I wonder what Pervert is doing about right now?

  33. johnmesi says: Nov 4, 2010 9:28 AM

    Chilly’s days are numbered. He has to know that, so, at least in part, getting rid of Moss seems kind of like the guy who quit his job as a flight attendant and went down the airplane escape slide. He was giving the finger to Favre (and maybe ownership). Not that Moss was exactly revolutionizing things on the field. Also think that Moss’s food tirade and other happenings also led Chilly (and a few others) to say “I knew Moss was bad, but I didn’t know he was THIS bad!

  34. Someone says: Nov 4, 2010 9:32 AM

    NoKoolaidCowboy,
    Because Wilf just gave Childress a 2 year extension. The public will have the final say.
    The most ironic thing is not one team wanted Moss and if Britt was healthy Jeff Fisher would have passed him up too.
    I liked Childress and Moss once, but both have dug holes for themselves.
    Then the NFL is bipolar. Last year Favre couldn’t do a thing wrong. Now he’s the devil.
    Randy needs to get paid so he should fill in nice with the Titans. If he acts up again I hope he plays in Canada. I won’t begrudge his playing ability, but as a person I’ve always had Randy’s back until now. I thought he grew up and I was wrong.

  35. FavresWaffleOutlet says: Nov 4, 2010 9:53 AM

    whatever13 says:
    November 4, 2010 8:54 AM
    @NoKoolaidCowboy:
    Jones won’t fire Phillips during the season for one simple reason: Phillips is also the DC. Either he would then have to (at least on an interim basis) put both a HC and a DC in place in season, or (if promotes Garret) both a DC and OC. Not happening until the off season.
    ___________________________________
    There’s a plenty capable LB or DB coach that could fill in Wade’s shoes as DC….what have you got to lose….? They all know the system and the terminology, for sure. If there’s a reason he SHOULD be canned, it’s the way that talented defense is performing. He (the facelift king) needs to can the whole mess.

  36. packersurle says: Nov 4, 2010 10:04 AM

    I just can’t beleive that everything that is said in the viking locker room gets into the media. The team really needs to address this but it’s tearing the team apart.
    On second thought

  37. FlipDaScript says: Nov 4, 2010 10:04 AM

    This is a win-win for Packers fans
    A win against AZ and the Vikings will keep Chilly and his ineptitude in place.
    Or
    A loss against AZ and they fire his ass, but will eventually be done for the year with a 2-6 record.
    Superbowl Homeboy!!

  38. CaptainMarvel says: Nov 4, 2010 10:14 AM

    Childress should be fired regardless of whether we win this game. The schedule gets easier now, but I don’t want that idiot to take credit for it.

  39. StupidityIsFundemental says: Nov 4, 2010 10:16 AM

    I honestly think this whole coaching thing is blown out of proportion.
    The best coach in the league traded Randy.
    Childress is not sexting Jen Sterger,
    not throwing pick sixes,
    not missing key third down tackles,
    not letting a horrible running team slice them up, for 120+ in a half.
    not sitting out with migranes
    not fumbling the ball
    Every “game plan” has been pretty sound, it’s all lack of execution and bad bounces as even Brett Favre will attest to.
    Last year went pretty damn well. This year stinks. The coach and team got better ever year and there’s still a shot.
    THE PROBLEMS are created by those in the media and the morons that drink their drivel.
    ===============================
    Bad challenges.
    Bad playcalling.
    Begging the QB who is holding the offense back to get off the tractor and come back for another year.
    I suppose you’ll blame that on Favre and Moss, too?

  40. kyobx says: Nov 4, 2010 10:35 AM

    Agreeing with StupidityisFundemental…the Polar Express conductor is responsible for the 53 man roster…they are his choices…so, coddle to the 40 yr old QB with bad wheels, and reach for the stretch the field WR…he made a deal with the devil, now he is living with the consequences.
    May be a great mind, but his decision making is horrendous.

  41. thirdandgoal says: Nov 4, 2010 10:41 AM

    i think they win handily on sun.

  42. ADPeterson says: Nov 4, 2010 10:52 AM

    If this loss means Chilly is gone, than I don’t know whether to cheer against my team the Vikings or for?
    Long Live Leslie Frazier!!!

  43. AllDay28 says: Nov 4, 2010 10:53 AM

    Argos and anyone else defending Chilly:
    Please go stick your head back in the ground because that must be where its been. You have not been watching this team and this joke of a catch week in and week out.
    Chilly can’t:
    Challenge right
    Manage the clock
    Get the right amount of players on the field (did you know on the failed 4th and goal last week there were only 10 vikes on the field, check the video!!)
    Motivate his players
    Give a comprehensible speech
    Make adjustments
    Play call (the weakest part of the line is right side and where do they constantly run Peterson?)
    and so on….
    Stop defending this idiot, it’s not the media’s fault. The man is delusional and thinks he knows what he’s doing. The media is just representing the angst of the fans, who’ve seen enough sh*t coaches to recognize the cream of the poop crop.

  44. caldwa1 says: Nov 4, 2010 10:58 AM

    Brewster is still available…….

  45. treeman says: Nov 4, 2010 11:02 AM

    Chilly should be fired, and would be, if not for the situation with the stadium. If Zygi thinks he has a shot at the stadium, he will do as the fans (and common wisdom) suggest and fire Chilly soon. If he doesn’t think he’ll get the stadium, and will end up selling the team, he won’t want to eat Chilly’s big, new contract. Let the new owners in LA do it.
    Childo is the bellweather as to whether the Vikings stay or go.

  46. FireChildress says: Nov 4, 2010 11:03 AM

    Go Cardinals. I’m the biggest Viking in the world but because I am I am rooting for the Cards on Sunday. Fire Chilly the Dome will be rocking those words!! say it again Fire Chilly!!!

  47. Profanity in ALL CAPS says: Nov 4, 2010 11:07 AM

    too bad for Harvin and Peterson. Such immense talent on a team that is going nowhere fast.
    They started to ramp up when they had moss.
    but now they won’t do anything significant when 3 guys will be devoted to covering each of them.
    who’s going to catch a ball? berrian? baskett? they couldn’t catch a distraction on this team.]
    2-14.

  48. GOVIKES|GOVIKES says: Nov 4, 2010 12:10 PM

    Mike,
    Does it bother you at all that you are salivating over the possibility of someone losing their job just because it will create stories you can post to generate page views and get paid?
    Chilly may be incompetent, and probably deserves to be fired, but to hope for the misfortune of others, and try to bring it on for your own benefit is bad karma man. Bad Karma.

  49. Codebeard says: Nov 4, 2010 12:14 PM

    argos says:
    November 4, 2010 6:07 AM
    I honestly think this whole coaching thing is blown out of proportion.
    The best coach in the league traded Randy.
    Childress is not sexting Jen Sterger,
    not throwing pick sixes,
    not missing key third down tackles,
    not letting a horrible running team slice them up, for 120+ in a half.
    not sitting out with migranes
    not fumbling the ball
    Every “game plan” has been pretty sound, it’s all lack of execution and bad bounces as even Brett Favre will attest to.
    Last year went pretty damn well. This year stinks. The coach and team got better ever year and there’s still a shot.
    THE PROBLEMS are created by those in the media and the morons that drink their drivel.
    ===
    Except you’re ignoring the fact that Chilly has control of the roster. So that guy sending those sexy text messages and throwing passes to the other team? The one who doesn’t like home cooking? The ones who are fumbling the ball? Who can’t stay on the field due to migraines? Who can’t tackle? Yeah, all of that is directly related to personnel decisions. There’s one man responsible for that, and that would be Brad Childress.

  50. JoeSixPack says: Nov 4, 2010 12:17 PM

    Boy – Belichick is really getting the last laugh in at Chilly.
    After so many years where Childress was trying to one up Belichick, boasting about grabbing a guy Belichick was trying to slip through to the practice squad etc etc… taking other jabs at Belichick…
    … Belichick just kept quiet. And then everyone thought Childress smoked the Patriots by grabbing Moss for “just” a 3rd rounder…
    That final “gift” from Belichick is going to be the final nail in the coffin of Childress’ coaching career… just as I predicted at the time of the trade.

  51. texasPHINSfan says: Nov 4, 2010 12:20 PM

    Chilly probably deserves to be fired, but not for this Moss debacle.
    Like I said in other posts, you’d be hard-pressed to find any Viking fan that didn’t like that Moss trade when it went down. And given the events of the past several weeks, Childress was fully correct in waiving Moss.
    This whole thing was Moss’ fault for being a petulent kid. Instead of blaming Moss for not being a team player and doing what was asked of him, he threw a fit and pulled a T.O.
    Now Childress gets the blame on that one? I don’t see how that’s Childress’ fault. We can blame Childress for a lot, but this really isn’t on him. If every single fan here was the coach/GM of the Vikes, they would have made that trade.

  52. Mike Daly says: Nov 4, 2010 12:28 PM

    How come the poison that is Brett Favre isn’t factored into the whole Childress situation?
    People forget Childress built a darn good team, but it’s been ruined by Brett Favre. Without Favre, Moss would have stayed.

  53. Mike Rendahl says: Nov 4, 2010 1:19 PM

    If all it takes is one more loss for getting rid of Childress then I’m all in!

  54. BrokenBallz says: Nov 4, 2010 1:35 PM

    JoeSixPack: Wouldn’t THAT be totally cool?
    If the Evil Hoodie is somehow behind all this, it’s a pure stroke of genius and a solid shot of revenge, and kinda funny if you give it a little thought.
    Aside from that, yes we shall soon see Col Klink packed off to the Eastern Front. Maybe Sgt Schultz cops his big break after all…….LOL

  55. Mike Hunt says: Nov 4, 2010 2:04 PM

    I’m assuming the owner was informed and onboard with the hiring a month ago and IF he understands football Moss wasn’t helping with the SELLING of the public masses in Minny for the new Dumpty Dome II. They went 1 and 3 with the HOF receiver.
    When your willing to pay one diva for your stadium ploy I’ll give you a nice try man but when you AGREE to bring in another one and then your angry when it implodes shame on you.

  56. Thomkat says: Nov 4, 2010 2:56 PM

    Who needs the loss to the Cards? Win or lose Chilly is a dictator and is history! Never dictate to an owner. Biting the hand that feeds you. Is this man as stupid as I think he is. Run Forest Run.
    And however is against Farve is more stupid than Forest. You’re just jealous you aren’t Farve. That’s the truth! Your life will be remembered by few, his life will be HOF in footall. JEALOUS! Lot’s of cha-ching too. You have a beer gut.

  57. snarkygurl68 says: Nov 4, 2010 3:13 PM

    Kisstherings says:
    November 4, 2010 7:12 AM
    Ziggy should have let him go this week. Yesteday. The Vikes actually have decent talent and have been losing to good teams (Jets, Packers, Vikings) by close margins.
    =====
    I knew the Vikings were bad this year, but so bad that they lost to themselves?? Of course, it was by a close margin so I suppose that makes it easier to take for Minny fans…

  58. snarkygurl68 says: Nov 4, 2010 4:56 PM

    Kisstherings says:
    November 4, 2010 7:12 AM
    Ziggy should have let him go this week. Yesteday. The Vikes actually have decent talent and have been losing to good teams (Jets, Packers, Vikings) by close margins.
    ======
    I knew the Vikings were bad this year, but so bad they beat themselves?? At least it was a close game…that makes it easier.

  59. PerryMason says: Nov 4, 2010 5:00 PM

    Go Cards. Run Childress out of town on a rail.

  60. CanadianVikingFanII says: Nov 4, 2010 6:41 PM

    At least Zygi addressed the team and explained he was angry at Chilly’s decision. So the players only have to hate Chilly as we the fans do.

  61. lean6 says: Nov 4, 2010 9:32 PM

    I think all of the references to Moss quitting on plays is so stupid. 99% of the time he’s been used as a decoy because the coverage is drawn to him so predictably. He would be a fool to expend himself, shorten his career for a coach and QB that will only deliver the ball to him after setting him up to be decapitated or with no chance of winning.

  62. lean6 says: Nov 4, 2010 9:46 PM

    I think all of the references to Moss quitting on plays is so stupid. 99% of the time he’s been used as a decoy because the coverage is drawn to him so predictably. He would be a fool to expend himself, shorten his career for a coach and QB that will only deliver the ball to him after setting him up to be decapitated or with no chance of winning.

  63. Brenjen says: Nov 5, 2010 1:17 AM

    The Freak 84 says:
    November 4, 2010 8:32 AM
    You’ve obviously never played organized sports growing up, or, if you did, they didn’t keep score or everyone got a ribbon. These guys have too much pride to go in the tank, they are also very competitive people, there may be a few(Moss) that don’t go all out, but by and large, it’s ingrained in them to try their hardest and the will to win is extreme.
    ==================================
    Actually, I played football for many years, at multiple levels, and have coached for many more beyond that. And I continue to do so. But thanks for the insult.
    As I said, “I know SOME guys are above that, but it would only take a few to make it happen.”
    Like it or not, it happens all of the time. To think otherwise is just ignorant. (By the way, do you still believe in Santa? Or that pro wrestling is “real”?)
    Pro sports are a different animal. It is no longer strictly about, “The Love of the Game” when money and egos get involved.
    Remember, more busts come out of the NFL than Pro Bowlers.
    Can you honestly say that you have never seen an NFL player put himself before the team? Or not play to his abillity, when it isn’t in his best interest?
    If they truely believe that the season is lost, why would they continue to give effort for a coach that they dislike, and want to see fired? So that he might return next season?
    These guys know that they have a window of time to win a championship, and if this guy is holding them back, then he needs to go. And the sooner, the better.

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