In the closing minutes of Sunday’s stirring come-from-behind overtime win by the Vikings over the Cardinals, Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre saved the job of coach Brad Childress.
After the game, Chilly showed his gratitude by taking a shot at Favre.
Asked about his ability to deal with the controversy and stress of the past week, Childress said this, according to Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News in the Twin Cities.
“I’m not gonna be here and be like Favre and tell you that I need a hug,” Childress said. “I’ll be all right.”
We have yet to see the video. It’s possible he was joking. If so, it was a bad idea.
Favre had just pulled Chilly’s chestnuts out of a raging fire. And there’s no way Childress would have been fired after that comeback.
Given reports that owner Zygi Wilf wasn’t pleased with the manner in which Childress handled the fairly innocuous (and strategically influenced) matter of whether Favre would play against the Patriots, there’s a chance Wilf won’t appreciate this, even if it were an attempt at humor.