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Childress says Moss “walked in the locker room and vomited on it”

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If former Vikings coach Brad Childress is hoping to embark on a career in the media, we recommend coming up with a slightly more delicate way of expressing himself.

Of course, if tact were contained in Chilly’s bag of tricks, he possibly would still be the coach of the Vikings.

During a visit to the nerve center of NFL Network, Childress spoke about the ill-fated addition via trade for receiver Randy Moss.  Childress, via NFL.com, said that Moss “walked in the locker room and vomited on it.”

In many respects, Childress’ assessment is accurate.  But there’s a way to convey that thought without creating the kind of mental image that no amount of bleach poured into the ear canals can erase.

All in all, Childress was the latest example of the Peter Principle, as applied to pro football.  Some coordinators can excel at the fundamentally different job requirements of the next level on the coaching ladder, and some can’t.  Thanks to the decision to ignore injury concerns and pick Adrian Peterson with the seventh selection in 2007 and the availability of Brett Favre in 2009, Childress lasted longer than he probably should have.  The inability pre-Favre to craft a legitimate passing attack despite having a home-run threat at tailback falls squarely on Chilly’s shoulders, especially since it was his call to trade up in 2006 to get quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, who despite the current effort of the Seahawks to prop him up ultimately couldn’t take advantage of the fact that defenses were wholly committed to stopping the run.

In the end, Childress was another Parcells-style tough talker, but with no pelts on the wall to prompt the powers-that-be to perpetually look the other way.  From the snide comments directed to Daunte Culpepper regarding the rehab of a serious knee injury to the handling of Troy Williamson after his grandmother died to the gratuitous sarcasm directed at Jeff George when he simply wanted a chance to show that he can still play to the failure to let ownership know Moss had been cut, Chilly ended up being his own worst enemy.

Indeed, some Vikings players possibly would say that Chilly did what he now accuses Moss of doing, but over a longer period of time.

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  1. shaggytoodle says: Aug 11, 2011 12:59 AM

    I could have done that for way less than what Moss gets paid and they wouldn’t have had to part with 3rd rounder.

  2. Slackmo says: Aug 11, 2011 12:59 AM

    Now the Vikes have McNabb who can vomit on the field during a game.

  3. mikewasserson says: Aug 11, 2011 1:04 AM

    Straight Puke Homey!!

  4. conwayjames says: Aug 11, 2011 1:05 AM

    I am refreshed by his honesty. The media needs more honesty and less watered down pappy crap.

  5. axespray says: Aug 11, 2011 1:10 AM

    As a Packer Fan, I’mma be serious for a second….

    Before that Brad dude became the Viking’s head guy, there was the Love Boat, Moss n’ Daunte playin’ when they wanna play, Moss walking out on his team with time left on the clock, etc. Bad drama…

    Compare that to the …. Favre Drama and a couple akward lockerroom things between Brad and his players….idk, it’s not as “whack” as it was.

    Just saying, I was almost running out of material for my viking bashing when them dudes had the best run defense and almost made it to the superbowl
    (ref throws another phantom pass interference flag @ ben leber) …

    idk, Leslie Fraizer will probably be a better leader/coach than brad thou, so I’m thinking we’re gonna be having some more 4point close games against the vikes….idk, bring it.

  6. thephantomstranger says: Aug 11, 2011 1:11 AM

    Chilly is a nice guy but not a good enough coach. He had no idea how to handle Moss and his antics. Actually, cutting him was the best thing to do but it was too late to save himself by that point. I’m just so glad Moss is gone, Favre is gone, and Frazier is here.

  7. johnnyb216 says: Aug 11, 2011 1:13 AM

    Heck yeah. I like it. Moss is a locker room cancer. He is a quitter and has worn out his welcome in the NFL.

  8. mountaindont says: Aug 11, 2011 1:17 AM

    Just another classic example of the long history of ineptness of the Vikings.

  9. dbellina says: Aug 11, 2011 1:17 AM

    Hey Chilly, how about you disrespected the whole thing that was Moss returning to Minnesota. You know, the place where he started his career, where he became a superstar, where he broke ever rookie receiving record (most of them,) where he was the face of the franchise. Childress is a control freak and the whole Moss coming back home situation makes me sick to my stomach. I’m glad Chilly is gone and I wish we had Moss back, even if it would be to have one of the greatest receivers of out time retire with the respect he deserved.

  10. losunderdogs says: Aug 11, 2011 1:19 AM

    Childress Vomited on the orginazation when he went and got Favre

  11. zn0rseman says: Aug 11, 2011 1:24 AM

    The problem with Childress can be summed up in one word… ego.

    He refuses to give players that were not his choices a chance. He a our outstanding GM (who is one of the best personell guys in the league) were constantly at odds. Here are the few examples I know of.

    Tavaris Jackson
    Clearly outplayed by Speilman acquisitions, Gus Ferrotte and Sage Rosenfels, Childress got rid of them both to keep Jackson’s job safe. How bad would most Vikings fans like to have Rosenfels back this year? Every other time Speilman tried to address the QB issue (Matt Schaub, Chad Henne, Matt Flynn) Childress trumped him to protect Jackson.

    Albert Young
    Young was a Childress guy. I’m a Hawkeye fan but Young had no business in an NFL uniform. Ian Johnson and Chester Taylor were Speilman guys. Childress made the decisin to lowball Taylor, leading to his departure. When Ian Johnson outplayed Albert Young in last years pre season, Childress cut him. Taylor is now playing in Chicago, and Johnson is playing in Detriot.

    Randy Moss
    Moss was added by Speilman and Wilf. His addition was mostly a hit with fans. Childress did not want him and made that fact known. He found an excuse to cut him, and did it, knowing the move was not good for the franchise. He then went to the press with some story about Moss not liking the food, as his reason.

  12. asanteandnnamdianddominique says: Aug 11, 2011 1:29 AM

    If it weren’t for a late Adrian Peterson fumble and a ridiculous Brett Favre interception to end the 2009 NFC Championship Game, we might have a very different opinion of Brad Childress. Maybe, just maybe, we’d be calling him a Super Bowl Champion rather than a loser. What a fickle mistress the League can be. Jerry Glanville was right– NFL=Not For Long

  13. jbeatzz says: Aug 11, 2011 1:35 AM

    chilly comes across as a real douche

  14. trbowman says: Aug 11, 2011 1:36 AM

    “If former Vikings coach Brad Childress is hoping to embark on a career in the media, we recommend coming up with a slightly more delicate way of expressing himself.”

    Disagree. This type of honesty is very refreshing. If this is what Childress is going to be bringing to the table as an analyst, count me as a fan.

  15. drgfri says: Aug 11, 2011 1:38 AM

    Dear Chilli,

    Please go away.

    Minnesota

  16. bobulated says: Aug 11, 2011 1:41 AM

    He must have seen your offensive game plan Chilly.

  17. seattlesuperchronic says: Aug 11, 2011 1:43 AM

    Stackmo

    YES!

  18. opie333 says: Aug 11, 2011 1:47 AM

    This is the stupidest article I have read so far! He took a group of guys farther than they would or will go with the current head coach!

  19. tramonisland says: Aug 11, 2011 1:51 AM

    childress is truly missed by all packers, bears, and lions fans. we all wish he could have lasted another 5 years running the vikings deeper into the ground.

  20. lnfinite says: Aug 11, 2011 1:54 AM

    Indeed, some Vikings players possibly would say that Chilly did what he now accuses Moss of doing, but over a longer period of time.

    Players and many fans agree Chilly barfed over any success Vikes had during his tenure. It sickens me to know his name will be mentioned along with Bud Grant and Denny Green when both did more with the team with less talent than that fool did.

    Way to go tooting your horn now when seeking a new job shooting down your past trying to vindicate yourself from blame.

    A 12 year old can kick your ass in a NFL video game. Know why? 2nd half adjustments, your achilles heel.

    You never learned or evolved which embarrassed a proud franchise. Justice would be knowing you never coach a football team again.

    This comment courtesy from a long time Viking fan ….

  21. sweetnlow44 says: Aug 11, 2011 2:03 AM

    So, he may not have been the best coach, but that shouldn’t take away from the fact that what he said about Moss was absolutely accurate. I’m just impressed that he was able to contain himself enough to keep it rated PG.

  22. alonestartexan says: Aug 11, 2011 2:04 AM

    I would still like someone to give Wonderbeard another shot at QB somewhere in the NFL ! :)

  23. medtxpack says: Aug 11, 2011 2:10 AM

    At first i was all like, i feel sorry for the dude, i mean..vomit bro. …
    then i was all like, oh wait this article turned in to how much you sucked as a coach…

  24. goawayeverybody says: Aug 11, 2011 2:16 AM

    Chilly sucked but he’s right. Randy is a clown.

  25. mnpacker says: Aug 11, 2011 2:19 AM

    I kinda miss ole chilly. He was always good for a laugh

  26. bigguy54 says: Aug 11, 2011 2:34 AM

    Please do not let that moron anywhere near a broadcast booth.

  27. MichaelEdits says: Aug 11, 2011 2:39 AM

    Purple vomit looks really nasty

  28. CKL says: Aug 11, 2011 2:48 AM

    As a Pats fan, I realized he was a tool when he sniped publicly at BB, feeling he had put one over on him. So unprofessional.

  29. jebdamone says: Aug 11, 2011 2:55 AM

    i have an enormous amount of disdain for that man. just seeing his face makes my skin crawl.

  30. picksix401 says: Aug 11, 2011 3:16 AM

    i think…….. childress is in the top 20 for worst coaches in NFL history, and i’ve been here since Lombari

  31. bender4700 says: Aug 11, 2011 3:16 AM

    Didn’t Childress get fired mid season? And nearly lost his job the day he cut Randy Moss?

    Chilly has a terrible time acknowledging or accepting reality.

    Remember the season before last season, when Brett Favre was having a career year and Childress was pissed that this old gunslinger was going to out show him? Chilly is a self destructing egotistical overrated crap coach.

    This Minnesota team is a veteran QB away from a Super Bowl, well they were before Favre arrived, and they lost it at the last possible point. Did they find that QB? Time will tell, but the fact is, Brett Favre, who the Packers decided they didn’t want anymore after his 4 month retirement came to town after a season where he had the Jets on the verge of the playoffs took the Vikings to the edge of the Super Bowl. They lost to the eventual World Champs in a game many still feel was filled with controversy.

    Chilly was smart to bring in Favre, the numbers, the fact they went from winning the division by default to one of the best teams in the league over 1 off season. Then he destructed it all by starting to try and handcuff Brett, then in a season that could have been saved by adding a guy Brett has wanted to throw to for years, he up and cuts him! CUTS RANDY MOSS!? It didn’t fix the locker room. They didn’t get something in return.

    The Hoodie at least traded him, he knew there was value. Chilly wasn’t even smart enough to get something for him. Instead he lets him go free and clear.

    Then has the nerve to trash Moss? Moss retired, Chilly got fired.

    Who’s really more upset? The future HOF WR or the guy who’s going to be tossing jokes back and forth with Marshall Faulk talking about winners?

  32. picksix401 says: Aug 11, 2011 3:17 AM

    LOMBARDI* sorry i’m drunk

  33. prplpuzzetrz says: Aug 11, 2011 3:18 AM

    Chilly u suck! U were never embraced in Mn,
    With your “kick ass” offense, please!

  34. nowathand twitter.com/Chris_M_Bach says: Aug 11, 2011 4:21 AM

    I suppose all those players would have run through a brick wall for Brad Childress.

    And, I take it that there was no awkwardness or resentment in the locker room before Randy Moss got there.

    I’m sure it’ll be Randy Moss’s fault when Childress tries to get a coordinator job to no avail.

    Why can’t he just take the money and go hang out on an island or something?

  35. cadillacjosh says: Aug 11, 2011 4:37 AM

    Not much was as fun as watching Brett Favre tell Chilly to sit down and shut up. Haha. It still makes me laugh.

  36. tominmilwaukee says: Aug 11, 2011 4:40 AM

    And Favre just walked in the locker room and took a sh*t on it…….

  37. beelicker says: Aug 11, 2011 4:51 AM

    With friends like him who needs an enema?

  38. purpleman527 says: Aug 11, 2011 5:19 AM

    Maybe Chilly’s comments will finally motivate some retired receiver into joining the Purple for a third time !

    Come on Wilf. Pick up the phone. Just do it !

  39. hailvictory44 says: Aug 11, 2011 5:29 AM

    Must have been that “dog food” Moss mentioned that did it.

  40. bcjim says: Aug 11, 2011 5:54 AM

    Complain, complain. Did Childress beat you up in grade school? Hit on your wife? Sheesh

  41. bucks12965 says: Aug 11, 2011 5:57 AM

    I’m not saying the Chilly wasn’t a jerk, but I believe it is socially acceptable for any coach to publicly rip Jeff George.

  42. akulabug says: Aug 11, 2011 6:14 AM

    Well you asked for Moss and Favre and you got what you had coming to you. Look in the mirror Mr Childress for the source of your problems.

  43. seabreezes51 says: Aug 11, 2011 6:38 AM

    Two things about Chilly….
    First, the man is a born poet. Second,
    He looks like that stuttering fella from the Pos-T-Vac commercials.

  44. football2011 says: Aug 11, 2011 6:46 AM

    As a viking fan, every time I hear Childress talk, I realize that the third round pick we lost to get Moss that eventuakky resulted in Childress being fired was one of our best picks ever.

  45. mvlonergan says: Aug 11, 2011 6:53 AM

    Saying Moss vomited all over the locker room is the kind of honest media commentary that’s so sorely lacking. NFL’s media outlets have really cut loose. My favorite moment of the past two weeks is Warren Sapp looking at the camera in pure disbelief and frustration as Joe Theismann said Albert Haynesworth is a great addition for the Patriots.

  46. waynefontes says: Aug 11, 2011 7:04 AM

    Well, he is picky about the catering he eats.

  47. skepticalcommentreader says: Aug 11, 2011 7:13 AM

    Classy to the end, eh Brad?

  48. robinyount19 says: Aug 11, 2011 7:17 AM

    Maybe the food really was as bad as Moss said…

  49. dd393 says: Aug 11, 2011 7:20 AM

    Do the Vikings have their own Hall of Fame? If so, this would make a real nice display.

  50. bobnelsonjr says: Aug 11, 2011 7:23 AM

    I wish Brad Childress would have coached the vikings for the next 10 years.

    He was the perfect coach for the vikings.

    At least he earned his contract extension and the vikings will be paying him for years.

  51. rpiotr01 says: Aug 11, 2011 7:25 AM

    Wasn’t it partially Chilly’s decision to trade for Moss because Brett Favre wanted him so bad?

    So it’s like Favre walked into Chilly’s office and made a big turd on the floor, then Chilly walked up to Rick Spielman’s door and wiped a booger on it, and THEN Moss came in and vomited on the floor.

  52. MossMoon2Packers says: Aug 11, 2011 7:26 AM

    What a piss-poor excuse for an NFL head coach!

  53. jjrs89 says: Aug 11, 2011 7:41 AM

    Wow how bad is the catering in minnesota?

  54. packfannchitown says: Aug 11, 2011 7:42 AM

    Hey Chilly, the Packers could’ve told you what kissing The Favre’s hind quarters would get you but it’s better you learned it on your own.

  55. gooboy6 says: Aug 11, 2011 7:44 AM

    Chilly walked up to Favre and slobbered on him

  56. irishgary says: Aug 11, 2011 7:45 AM

    The whole team puked on chilly, well Favre Shat on him, but it just came from the other end.

  57. elgramo84 says: Aug 11, 2011 7:52 AM

    God go out with the trash chilly you were out of your league as a head coach stock with coordinating and shut up about moss he’s retired you lost a shyt load before moss.some dudes claw at any camera for a bit of air time

  58. mhalt99 says: Aug 11, 2011 8:08 AM

    “Now the Vikes have McNabb who can vomit on the field during a game.”

    While McNabb seemed to get fatter every year in philly after season 5, if you watched the Tampa Bay game that he puked in…he called a time out and then threw a TD on the next play.

    Say what you want about the man as far as preparation in the offseason but he was a gamer.

  59. mojosmagic says: Aug 11, 2011 8:13 AM

    asanteandnnamdianddominique,

    Dude, I just want to know how you remember your name? Might just be your last post.

  60. fargovikesfan says: Aug 11, 2011 8:16 AM

    Just remember Packer fans, when Childress interviewed here, he was supposed to have an interview in Green Bay the next day for the coaching vacancy there (that McCarthy ultimately got). If not for a rookie owner making a major hiring mistake, Chilly and the kick-ass offense could’ve been parked in Green Bay.

    You’re welcome. Now shut up.

  61. bengalsown says: Aug 11, 2011 8:18 AM

    Wow, how weak are you? You can’t handle a simple vomit reference? Aren’t you a South Park fan?

  62. jimmysee says: Aug 11, 2011 8:41 AM

    Half the problem was that Chilly had personnel control.

    The Packers learned that did not work in the days of Mike Sherman.

    Seattle learned that did not work with Mile Holmgren.

  63. deconjonesbitchslap says: Aug 11, 2011 8:43 AM

    then how come Antoine Winfield, the most respected guy on the vikings, says Moss was a GREAT teammate?

    Maybe Moss saw that Childress and his offensive staff were stubborn pricks that took no feedback from the players, and Moss called him out on it. Steve hutchinson and matt birk are quoted criticizing the offensive coaches for not listening to players suggestions.

  64. wicky888 says: Aug 11, 2011 8:44 AM

    Childress stinks, and hes creepy looking. If a serial killer and a pedophile had a child, it would be Brad Childress. I bet he owns a white van

  65. deconjonesbitchslap says: Aug 11, 2011 8:47 AM

    and childress, it cost a 3rd round pick. it was the wrong decision to just cut him without even consulting anybody. if you had a problem with the guy, suspend him or just confront the guy. you know, leadership.

  66. mdd913 says: Aug 11, 2011 8:47 AM

    LOL at all this “Childress ruined the franchise” junk. Vikings weren’t exactly a well-run team before that. Mike Tice anyone? Dennis Green? LOL….Vikings have been a second-rate org for a long time.

  67. riverhorsey says: Aug 11, 2011 8:54 AM

    Moss was a strange cat who was acting out in Minnesota over what happened to him in NE.

    If he vomited on the locker room that’s what he did. PFT would be wise to talk to the guys who were there and know the truth.

    Chilly was there and he saw a bad character that was bad for the team. He got rid of him.

  68. sdw2001 says: Aug 11, 2011 9:00 AM

    thephantomstranger says:
    Aug 11, 2011 1:11 AM
    Chilly is a nice guy but not a good enough coach. He had no idea how to handle Moss and his antics. Actually, cutting him was the best thing to do but it was too late to save himself by that point. I’m just so glad Moss is gone, Favre is gone, and Frazier is here.
    ————

    Wrong. Chilly knows the game. The problem is he’s too conservative on offense. The biggest problem is he can be abrasive with players and people in general. His interview was classic Chilly…gruff, soft-spoken but filled with biting criticism.

    And the Moss cut didn’t help him. It was the final straw. Too bad, because he really got the franchise going again. They went 6-10 his first season, then 8-8, 10-6, 12-4 and a loss in the NFC championship game. Then we had last year, where BF decided to play when he shouldn’t have.

    Chilly’s record wasn’t the problem as you can see…it was a bad season coupled with his enema-needing personality.

  69. cowboyhomer says: Aug 11, 2011 9:24 AM

    He was being delicate. “Vomited on it” is way more delicate than “took a dump on it”. Thanks for keeping it classy, Chilly!

  70. stellarperformance says: Aug 11, 2011 9:30 AM

    Childress bet that lightning would strike in the same place twice with Favre. The “all-in, all-now” directive from the team management forced him to bring in Favre in the first place. The “almost” season Favre had in 2009 was an anomoly, but Childress couldn’t know that. Under any rational situation, Moss should’ve come in the next season and been a positive agent-of-change, but he is too much of a self-centered dickhead to do that. Plus, once Favre let it be known he didn’t care for Childress (schism,) what team member wouldn’t be influenced by someone with Favre’s stature and begin to feel the same way? Childress had a plan for Peterson and Favre but once Favre threw that Hail Mary for the victory over San Francisco, Favre never looked to Childress again…as expected and as predicted. Favre was a mistake in more ways than one. I give Childress credit for sending Moss packing, in the face of the criticism he knew would come. It took balls to do that. He was also right about Tarvaris…..watch and see. The expectations of a starved and bitter fanbase ran this guy off and they actually think the Vikings will be better off! Still grasping at straws……..

  71. packerjer says: Aug 11, 2011 9:30 AM

    God I’ve missed Chilly. He has a way with words.

    “Bring him in for a taste test”
    “programmatic non-fit”
    “rrrub it”
    “I don’t look at numbers when it comes to stats”

    Great stuff. The game misses him.

  72. cdsaints says: Aug 11, 2011 9:31 AM

    asanteandnnamdianddominique says:
    Aug 11, 2011 1:29 AM
    If it weren’t for a late Adrian Peterson fumble and a ridiculous Brett Favre interception to end the 2009 NFC Championship Game…

    ==============================

    While I will agree that the Vikings would have man handled the Colts, they lost the NFCCG fair and square. It was a close game to be sure but the loss was a culmination of many factors, not the least of which was VERY sloppy ball control…that above all else is just plain bad football, and you don’t win championships playing bad football.

  73. packerjer says: Aug 11, 2011 9:35 AM

    He really was a “programmatic non-fit”, though. Childress had no chance to control him. He sold his coaching authority down the river the minute he picked up Favre from the airport. Then Peterson is skipping mandatory offseason activities with no real consequences.

    The inmates ran that asylum and Randy Moss knew it.

  74. ruvelligwebuike says: Aug 11, 2011 9:50 AM

    In Moss’ defense, maybe the overwhelming smell of urine in the Dome got to him.

  75. tjacks7 says: Aug 11, 2011 9:51 AM

    Brad Childress is the worst coach I’ve ever seen. He’s also lied multiple tines in the past. I couldn’t care less what thus idiot has to say about anything. At least Moss left a mark behind. You sir left an old, aging roster, players you couldn’t develop, and talented players like Rice counting the days until their contract expired. Thanks a lot.

  76. packfannchitown says: Aug 11, 2011 9:56 AM

    dbellina says: Aug 11, 2011 1:17 AM

    Hey Chilly, how about you disrespected the whole thing that was Moss returning to Minnesota. You know, the place where he started his career, where he became a superstar, where he broke ever rookie receiving record (most of them,) where he was the face of the franchise. Childress is a control freak and the whole Moss coming back home situation makes me sick to my stomach. I’m glad Chilly is gone and I wish we had Moss back, even if it would be to have one of the greatest receivers of out time retire with the respect he deserved.
    ____________________________________
    You’re severely overlooking the part where Moss was exorcized from Minnesota for being a total prima donna douche. Sure he has talent but there’s a reason he was kicked off every team he ever joined. He was on three different teams last year and was an idiot on all three.

    Oh but he definitely deserved a respectful retirement….

    /sarcasm off

  77. wawa33 says: Aug 11, 2011 10:03 AM

    It didn’t have anything to do with the silly nickname “Chilly” or Childress appearing on the team bus in a dress?

  78. seananagan says: Aug 11, 2011 10:09 AM

    First of all, that man looks like his name should Ned and he should be an accountant. Second of all, he probably should have been fired after the 08 season when his 2nd round trade up couldn’t perform in the playoffs.
    3rd of all, top to bottom, they were the best all around team in the league in 09 and he, without a doubt, should have been fired when they didn’t win the Superbowl.
    Had the Wilfs listened to me and given Leslie the job 2 years ago, the Vikings would have won it all in 09 and could potentially be the 2x defending champions.
    Leslie Frazier is the first real head coach the Vikings have had since Bud Grant.

  79. fwippel says: Aug 11, 2011 10:27 AM

    Childress, for once, was right about Moss at least.

    I don’t agree with the assertion that Childress did what Moss did, but only over a longer period of time. It’s true that Childress mishandles most of the situations listed. However, I will defend him on one of those, and that was the handling of Duante Culpepper.

    Culpepper had just come off not only a serious knee injury, but also a six game Jekyl and Hyde season in which he was infrequently good and more often very bad. He was a human turnover machine during his six game tenure during 2005, and the main reason the team started 2-4.

    Then he walks in to the Vikings front office in January 2006 and demands a raise to $10 million per year. He was rightly laughed out of the office, and subsequently the organization. Culpepper moved on, but never came close to equaling his performance while in Minnesota, and Childress made the right call getting rid of him.

    That, at least, was one thing Childress handled correctly.

  80. thephantomstranger says: Aug 11, 2011 10:40 AM

    Here’s why Chilly got fired in a nutshell: Game 2, at home against Miami, first drive of the game. Vikings drive down to about the Miami 25 and face 4th and 2. Chilly sends the field goal unit on the field, but Favre waves them off and signals to Chilly that he’s going for it. Instead of pulling Favre off the field by his facemask, Chilly acquiesces to Favre’s wishes. Incomplete pass, air goes out of the stadium, Vikings lose a close game to fall to 0-2. Season over.

  81. 28purple4mvp says: Aug 11, 2011 11:07 AM

    You’re severely overlooking the part where Moss was exorcized from Minnesota for being a total prima donna douche. Sure he has talent but there’s a reason

    Red mccombs the owner at that time got rid of randy. To free up some of his money before selling the team. Wilf was mad that they traded him to the raiders.

  82. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Aug 11, 2011 11:11 AM

    ruvelligwebuike says:Aug 11, 2011 9:50 AM

    In Moss’ defense, maybe the overwhelming smell of urine in the Dome got to him.
    __________________________________

    That’s not urine…it’s Grain Belt beer. Close.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    seananagan says:Aug 11, 2011 10:09 AM

    Had the Wilfs listened to me and given Leslie the job 2 years ago, the Vikings would have won it all in 09 and could potentially be the 2x defending champions.
    __________________________________

    Sure…because a first year coach usually walks in and takes his team to the promised land….what kind of Northwoods crank are you smoking up there in Bemidji..?
    Jesus dude….you’re probably the same guy that week after week sits in the podunk bar and bets he could play QB or LB better than half the league. Go get back to making pasties for your mom’s roach coach.

  83. bordner says: Aug 11, 2011 11:11 AM

    fargovikesfan says:
    Aug 11, 2011 8:16 AM

    Just remember Packer fans, when Childress interviewed here, he was supposed to have an interview in Green Bay the next day for the coaching vacancy there (that McCarthy ultimately got). If not for a rookie owner making a major hiring mistake, Chilly and the kick-ass offense could’ve been parked in Green Bay.

    You’re welcome. Now shut up.

    ———————————————-

    Remember? How could we possibly forget it?!!

    I believe that we’ve been thanking you in post after post for the past several years! I think we may have been a little PO’d at the time that he chose to sign with the vikings without even interviewing for the Packers, but once we realized what kind of coach Chilly would turn out to be – no one on the good side of the river was upset anymore.

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!!! (sorry if you haven’t heard it for a while – we’ve all been a little busy celebrating the Super Bowl victory).

  84. seananagan says: Aug 11, 2011 11:40 AM

    seananagan says:Aug 11, 2011 10:09 AM

    Had the Wilfs listened to me and given Leslie the job 2 years ago, the Vikings would have won it all in 09 and could potentially be the 2x defending champions.
    __________________________________

    Sure…because a first year coach usually walks in and takes his team to the promised land….what kind of Northwoods crank are you smoking up there in Bemidji..?
    Jesus dude….you’re probably the same guy that week after week sits in the podunk bar and bets he could play QB or LB better than half the league. Go get back to making pasties for your mom’s roach coach.

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    Because Jim Caldwell wasn’t a first year head coach in 2009, right?
    Nope I don’t sit in a bar week after week, I just sit around all day wishing I was as cool and witty as you.
    This comment, much like my previous, should be read in shear sarcasm, but I don’t know if you’ll pick that up either.

  85. sevensixtwonato says: Aug 11, 2011 11:47 AM

    ” no one on the good side of the river was upset anymore.”

    There is a good side to that river?

  86. masinick says: Aug 11, 2011 12:04 PM

    I personally think it is Brad Childress who could be accused of making MANY poor decisions. Wasn’t it HIS team that was accused of all kinds of on and off field questionables? Wasn’t it Childress who had a potent offensive AND defensive team, yet the best they could do was achieve a pretty decent record?

    Yes, Randy is the type of player who has the need to feel wanted, and wants to make big plays. He no longer fit into New England because they decided they wanted to go back to the style of spreading the ball out to running backs, tight ends, and many wide receivers. Randy felt unwanted and said so, and that cost him a job. Then he went to the Vikings and said he missed the Patriots, and that cost him a job with the Vikings. He went to the Titans and faded away.

    Randy is wise to retire; Childress should have done the same; instead, didn’t he get FIRED?

  87. dogsweat1 says: Aug 11, 2011 1:22 PM

    Just remember Packer fans, when Childress interviewed here, he was supposed to have an interview in Green Bay the next day for the coaching vacancy there (that McCarthy ultimately got). If not for a rookie owner making a major hiring mistake, Chilly and the kick-ass offense could’ve been parked in Green Bay.

    You’re welcome. Now shut up.

    BTW

    Thankm You for having such a dysfunctional franchise.

    You make the Green and Gold look more superior by the minute.

    You make the Green and Gold franchise worth billions wth your gross play.

    lol

    Here is to another Super Bowl year(The Green and Gold actually win these)

    Now Viking slave go shine my Packer boots.

    Shoo…….

  88. dogsweat1 says: Aug 11, 2011 1:24 PM

    For the Petty word Nazi’s………

    ******It’s ‘Thank”******

  89. glenne81 says: Aug 11, 2011 2:13 PM

    way to take the high road chilly.

  90. granadafan says: Aug 11, 2011 3:58 PM

    Jerry Rice was right about Moss.

  91. vikefan says: Aug 11, 2011 4:45 PM

    ……and b4 that incident, u personally screwed up a very decent offensive line, personally pissing off the likes of Matt Birk & Artis Hicks to make sure that talent did not return, went thru more qb’s (bout 15 u qb guru@#$) in 4 years than moss has recieved speeding tix, fuc_ed up numerous challenges during games, could not handle “game time management” that a 10 year old could figure out better, could not make 2nd half adjustments so a pee wee football team could beat u, only allow best running back in the league the last 5 years to 4-5 touches in 2nd half, completely stripped a 10-12 pro bowl caliber player roster to no depth whatsoever. Yeah chili, it was “Randys fault”, BUT a good leader is able to adapt and encourage and get the BEST out of its team, you never had or got that. Tice b4 u did not get as far in the playoffs but accomplished 10x more with less talent & less coaching staff than you ever did. A great leader looks at every individual to get the best out & encourage them. You were 2 faced from day 1 & never treated everyone equally. Claiming everything stays in house but airing your laundry during press conferences. Telling some players to “my way or highway” & u personally kiss 4’s ass enuff to pick him up at airport. Team is everyone inclusive, not u choosing who and when at your whim. You got what you deserved, DONT blame it on 1 guy that pissed u off for 4 weeks, your ship was sinking LONG b4 that!!

  92. paulharghis says: Aug 11, 2011 6:07 PM

    deconjonesbitchslap says:
    Aug 11, 2011 8:43 AM
    then how come Antoine Winfield, the most respected guy on the vikings, says Moss was a GREAT teammate?

    Maybe Moss saw that Childress and his offensive staff were stubborn pricks that took no feedback from the players, and Moss called him out on it. Steve hutchinson and matt birk are quoted criticizing the offensive coaches for not listening to players suggestions.

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    Although I agree with you, it’s a waste of time to use facts, logic and rational thinking with the packer fan turds.

  93. vikesfansteve says: Aug 11, 2011 7:19 PM

    Moss vomits when he wants to vomit.

  94. richbenj says: Aug 18, 2011 11:01 AM

    This is classic Childress. His M.O. is lie, lie, lie, then blame someone else when something goes wrong. Honestly, how he ever got as far as he did in life, I’ll never know.

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