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Childress says Bucs job is a “good job”

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The laundry list of candidates to coach the Buccaneers includes former Vikings coach Brad Childress.  And since Childress currently is in the Tampa area coaching one of the teams that will play in the East-West Shrine Game, the folks at JoeBucsFan.com asked him a few questions about his prospects for getting the gig.

The primary concern relating to the Bucs job arises from the status of the roster (young) and the quality of the division in which the Bucs play (high).  Childress isn’t concerned.

“There is only 32 head coaching jobs in the National Football League,” Childress said.  “I have always said it’s important to work with good people.  All indications are the Glazers are great folks, so it’s a good job.”

The fact that no other team currently is sniffing around Childress makes it an even better job.

And that’s not a knock on the man known loosely as Chilly.  (Though we’ve knocked him a time or two in the past.)  These are highly-coveted jobs.  Either you have one, or you don’t.  Childress doesn’t.  And he wants one.

Even with the Saints, Falcons, and Panthers to contend with and a front office that isn’t exactly free spending, it’s still an NFL head-coaching job.

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49 Responses to “Childress says Bucs job is a “good job””
  1. chatham10 says: Jan 19, 2012 10:10 PM

    If Chilly gets the job at least he won’t have far to drive to get his veteran qb, we all know who lives in Miss.

  2. bleed4philly says: Jan 19, 2012 10:20 PM

    Does he think Freeman is the next McFlabb?

  3. jsally430 says: Jan 19, 2012 10:21 PM

    Can’t to read tampa fans complain because chilly runs 20 running plays to the left side of the line and they punt scoring 15 points off of field goals because he’ll never open up the play book

  4. denverhighrize says: Jan 19, 2012 10:27 PM

    Brian Billick, Jim Fassel and the corpse of Hank Stram would all be better choices.

  5. themonster49 says: Jan 19, 2012 10:28 PM

    I think he would do well there, and it would be fun to watch the probably soon to be home crowd in London chanting his nickname.

  6. MossMoon2Packers says: Jan 19, 2012 10:29 PM

    If I were a Bucs fan, I’d be scared, very scared.

  7. tfbuckfutter says: Jan 19, 2012 10:35 PM

    Oh my God, yes.

    We should have seen this coming way sooner.

    Why WOULDN’T the Bucs make the typical Bucs decision and hire Childress? It is almost TOO perfect.

  8. purplengold says: Jan 19, 2012 10:35 PM

    Col. Klink rides again

  9. virusgvr says: Jan 19, 2012 10:36 PM

    He is out there trying to get this job about as bad as these candidates are trying to get the seat in the White House. I can see Chilly saying something to the effect of “I’m Brad Childress, and I approve this message.”

  10. kwoodc says: Jan 19, 2012 10:37 PM

    Lost all credibility when he let Farve run the team.

  11. dasboat says: Jan 19, 2012 10:47 PM

    Heard Chilly on a local radio show. Dude needs some coaching on how not to sound like a jerk.

  12. cmmnsense says: Jan 19, 2012 10:50 PM

    I hope he gets the job. Then the Wilf brothers don’t have to pay him next year, and they can fire Frazier.

  13. elmustardo says: Jan 19, 2012 10:53 PM

    It is a good job… for Zimmer.

    I want the guy they describe as “too blunt” for the least disciplined team in the league.

    He’s custom made for that team.

  14. wtfru2 says: Jan 19, 2012 10:56 PM

    I think Childress was mistreated, and underappreciated, in Minnesota…………………………………………………..NOT.

  15. bucforever says: Jan 19, 2012 10:57 PM

    If the Bucs don’t get somebody in the driver’s seat pretty soon there won’t be any quality coaches left to use as staff. The pool of good coordinate candidates is shrinking fast!

  16. vikefan says: Jan 19, 2012 10:58 PM

    plz, plz, take him off the Wilfs payroll for us…..WE NEED BETTER COACHES!!

  17. greatminnesotasportsmind says: Jan 19, 2012 11:04 PM

    Maybe Childress gets the job, and if he does, please bring your lame defensive coordinator Leslie Frasier with you.

    - All Viking fans

  18. itsnotforme says: Jan 19, 2012 11:15 PM

    Here he comes to save the day,
    Chilly Dog is on his way.

    His offense will be offensive and it reminds one of watching paint dry.

  19. mattolikesthevikes says: Jan 19, 2012 11:25 PM

    Well, the dolphins did pass on harbaugh so I could see chilly there. However, I wouldn’t wish him on any team. He was terrible.

  20. canadianvikingfaniii says: Jan 19, 2012 11:29 PM

    Wait until he brings the Bucs his kick ass offence.

  21. schmitty2 says: Jan 19, 2012 11:31 PM

    Just when it couldn’t get any worse for the Buc’s..Chilly comes snooping around looking for a job

  22. adantsa says: Jan 19, 2012 11:39 PM

    12 men on the field. Thats all I have to say.

  23. matthewcarlson1 says: Jan 19, 2012 11:44 PM

    hah Chillydog

  24. vikesfan67 says: Jan 19, 2012 11:47 PM

    Kick ass ofence……!!!!! Just see T-Jack!!

  25. Nevis says: Jan 20, 2012 12:12 AM

    Good lord, they can’t be serious.

    This guy needs a Vermeil kind of gap between HC jobs.

  26. vikingdoode says: Jan 20, 2012 12:20 AM

    Farve got him the contract and fired… Now we have LF

  27. reach4succeed says: Jan 20, 2012 12:37 AM

    He is a good coach, give the guy a chance to do well.

  28. rushbacker says: Jan 20, 2012 12:55 AM

    Chilly has to be one of the worst coaches of all time. If the Glazers hire him, the league should probably take the franchise away from them on grounds of incompetence. Seriously, Chillyball against the Saints offense? Good luck with that. . .

  29. vikesfansteve says: Jan 20, 2012 1:30 AM

    Why did he have to release Moss & let his ego get him fired. Childress would be a good hire for Tampa Bay if he just coached.

  30. faulkana says: Jan 20, 2012 5:31 AM

    jsally430 says:
    Jan 19, 2012 10:21 PM
    Can’t to read tampa fans complain because chilly runs 20 running plays to the left side of the line and they punt scoring 15 points off of field goals because he’ll never open up the play book
    ********************************************
    O.K…
    I’ve tried reading this 5 times now, and I still have no idea what in the hell the author is trying to say. However, it has 12 thumbs up and 5 thumbs down, so I am left to sit and question my own sanity.
    This could be a bad day.

  31. tatum064 says: Jan 20, 2012 6:45 AM

    denverhighrize says:
    Jan 19, 2012 10:27 PM
    Brian Billick, Jim Fassel and the corpse of Hank Stram would all be better choices.

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

    Chilly got to an NFC Champion ship, he didnt turn the ball over 5 times nor get a phantom PI call that put the Saints in FG position.

    He didnt get lit the f$%k up by the Patriots by 35 , either.

    Back to the ski-lift, broncofan.

  32. joetoronto says: Jan 20, 2012 7:01 AM

    faulkana says:
    Jan 20, 2012 5:31 AM
    jsally430 says:
    Jan 19, 2012 10:21 PM
    Can’t to read tampa fans complain because chilly runs 20 running plays to the left side of the line and they punt scoring 15 points off of field goals because he’ll never open up the play book
    ********************************************
    O.K…
    I’ve tried reading this 5 times now, and I still have no idea what in the hell the author is trying to say. However, it has 12 thumbs up and 5 thumbs down, so I am left to sit and question my own sanity.
    This could be a bad day.
    **************************************************
    Dude forgot to put the word “wait” after “Can’t”, no big deal.

    Try more coffee. :)

  33. wtfru2 says: Jan 20, 2012 8:24 AM

    Hey faulkana,

    And I thought it was just me?????????

  34. cags777 says: Jan 20, 2012 8:26 AM

    I don’t mean to sound like a bitter Vikings fan, but I have to point out once again that Brad Childress crippled this franchise by making an array of bad decisions with draft picks and free agent pickups. Furthermore, he was hired too early by the Wilfs instead of expanding the search to more quality coordinators with the potential of being great head coaches (like Mike McCarthy). He is a man who doesn’t command respect of his players and is petty and passive/aggressive towards them if they speak out to him personally or through the media. If you don’t believe me, ask Matt Birk, Sage Rosenfelds, and Koren Robinson.

  35. ronswansonsdinner says: Jan 20, 2012 8:40 AM

    Tony Kornheiser would do a better job coaching the Bucs than Childress.

  36. gatorays says: Jan 20, 2012 8:44 AM

    NO NO NO AND HELL NO. if he gets hired that will pretty much tell all buc fans like myself, Glazers dont care

  37. fwippel says: Jan 20, 2012 8:45 AM

    Wow, I really didn’t think Childress was going to get another shot at a head coaching job.

    Not everything the guy did in Minnesota was bad. He did draft some high quality players (AP, Ray Edwards, Chad Greenway, Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin), and helped land Jared Allen in a trade.

    That said, Childress ended up letting his ego be his downfall. His insistance that Tarvaris Jackson was the team’s franchise QB when EVERYONE except Childress knew Tjack wasn’t ready is what led to Chilly be run out of town.

    Childress had a chance to pursue Drew Brees, and passed on it, instead trading up into the draft’s second round to pick a guy most people saw as a fifth round talent. After blaming a miserable 2006 on Brad Johnson (despite handcuffing him by not permitting to call audbiles), Childress handed the starting job to Jackson, bringing in Brooks Bollingers as his only competition. Thus the quarterback parade never ended: Kelly Holcomb via trade, John David Booty, Gus Frerotte, Sage Rosenfels, and finally Favre. And why? All because Childress insisted that Tarvaris Jackson was next McNabb.

    If he lands the job, I wish him well. But the only reason he’s even getting a second shot is because Gus Frerotte (in ’08) and Favre saved Chilly’s bacon after some very bad decision making on his part.

  38. hatesycophants says: Jan 20, 2012 9:15 AM

    The fact that there are people defending Childress makes Baby Buddha hate all of humanity.

  39. tjacks7 says: Jan 20, 2012 9:19 AM

    If so, it should be able to attract a “good coach.”

  40. jimnsota says: Jan 20, 2012 9:55 AM

    I feel for any football fan that has Brad “Major Dad” Childress. During his run he never once was the better coach.

  41. farmmbig says: Jan 20, 2012 9:58 AM

    I did not particularly like Childress when he was here in Minnesota. His press conferences were utterly painful to hear.

    I’m not sure what the appeal is for Mr. Childress. He came-off as a paranoid coach that made the Vikings appear to be the “Kremlin” of Minnesota.

    Even as bad as Leslie Frazier’s team performed this season, I’d STILL rather have Frazier that Childress..

    Tampa would be better-off hiring Mike Tice.. And I’m SERIOUS about that!

  42. bobbyhoying says: Jan 20, 2012 10:00 AM

    The Vikes were just great once they fired Brad.

  43. bdickey33 says: Jan 20, 2012 10:22 AM

    Coming from a Vikings fan this guy gets a bad rap. He took a 6-10 team to 8-8, then 10-6, and then to the NFC championship game in his first 3 years. He doesn’t have a sparkling personality, but then again the guy who is probably the best coach in the league is in the same boat. Chilly is hated by Vikings fans because Tomlin snuck out the door while Chilly was leading the troops and is a much more intriguing person. Chilly is boring, dull, crabby, and people just don’t understand him, but he can coach a football game. The Vikings bigger problem was selling out to Favre, not coaching, and Chilly takes the brunt of the criticism. Personality wise the closest comparisons are Belichek & Coughlin and those two seem to be doing ok.

  44. ebeg420 says: Jan 20, 2012 10:54 AM

    Chilly > Leslie Frazier….PERIOD!

  45. fwippel says: Jan 20, 2012 10:59 AM

    bdickey33 says:

    Coming from a Vikings fan this guy gets a bad rap. He took a 6-10 team to 8-8, then 10-6, and then to the NFC championship game in his first 3 years. He doesn’t have a sparkling personality, but then again the guy who is probably the best coach in the league is in the same boat. Chilly is hated by Vikings fans because Tomlin snuck out the door while Chilly was leading the troops and is a much more intriguing person.

    ***************************************
    In 2006, Childress took over a 9-7 team, a team that hadn’t had a losing record since 2002, and posted a 6-10 record his first year. What upset me, as a Viking fan, was that Childress couldn’t see the error of his ways, and in the process, he mishanded several players, most glaringly Tarvaris Jackson. If his Vikings team had landed Drew Brees, or a more competent QB, he’d still be the coach there. Part of the problem was the fact that he didn’t trust his QBs with the ball.

    In 2006, Brad Johnson was a 15 year vet with a Super Bowl ring. Childress was such a control freak that he didn’t even allow Johnson to audible out of a play call if he could see something that might work better. This type of atmosphere does not exactly inspire other QBs to want to come and play for a coach like this. He even got mad at Favre for doing the same thing in 2009.

    The only thing Childress proved in Minnesota is that he couldn’t handle being in charge.

  46. gdeli says: Jan 20, 2012 11:15 AM

    he got better every year here in mn. he did better than tice or leslie. he would have won a SB if not for his players muffing it up. 5 turnovers? he did make a mistake dumping moss without talking to the wilfs. Favre got 16+million for his bad 2010 and farve was responsible for that AND the sexting scandal. give chilly another shot bucs!

  47. childressrulz says: Jan 20, 2012 2:25 PM

    and he is BACK!

  48. eegwaybeegway says: Jan 20, 2012 4:43 PM

    I’m another Vikings fan who was miffed when Chili was let go.
    His primary focus when he took the job in 2006 was to instill a culture of accountability, as mandated by the Wilfs. The Love Boat had stained the reputation of the Vikings and changes had to be made.
    He also had the misfortune of not knowing what strides former All-Pro Daunte Culpepper was making in his recovery from knee surgery, making the assessment that he should have angled for Brees more complicated than it seems on the surface.
    With the foundation of a Code of Conduct in place, he went about making the Vikings better every year, culminating in the franchise’s first back-to-back division titles in 33 years. He did an admirable job.
    The fans in Minnesota are so fickle that they’d rather have a savvy talker and dresser than a winner like they had in Chili. The Moss dismissal was fully waranted as he was being a distraction in the locker room. He also helped Wilf’s pocketbook by releasing him because when the Titans picked him up, Wilf didn’t have to pay him the prorated remainder of his contract.
    All in all Bucs fans, don’t feed into the persona portrayed by disgruntled and delusional Vikings fans … Chili is a very good coach and your franchise would be served well if he is hired to lead the Pewter.

  49. stevenfbrackett says: Jan 20, 2012 7:23 PM

    I don’t know. Bucs and Childress could turn out to be a ‘programatic non-fit’.

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