Brad Childress will coach Atlanta AAF team with Michael Vick as OC

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Michael Vick will announce the Falcons’ second-round pick in the NFL Draft on Friday night, but that won’t be his only connection to pro football in Atlanta in the near future.

The Alliance of American Football announced that it will have a team in Atlanta on Wednesday and that Vick will serve as its offensive coordinator. Vick won’t be the only familiar name on the coaching staff for the new entry when the upstart league gets started in February 2019.

Former Vikings head coach Brad Childress will be the head coach. He joins Steve Spurrier as announced head coaches for the new league with former UCLA, Colorado and Washington head coach Rick Neuheisel also expected to be on the sideline for a Southern California entry.

Vick served as a coaching intern with the Chiefs last year when Childress was Andy Reid’s assistant head coach in Kansas City. Childress is working as a consultant with the Bears this year.

The Atlanta team will play home games at Georgia State Stadium, which was known as Turner Field when it was the home of MLB’s Atlanta Braves before they opened a new stadium in 2017.

23 responses to “Brad Childress will coach Atlanta AAF team with Michael Vick as OC

  1. Nice move by the AAF. Bringing name value to the table is huge for an upstart league to establish credibility. Not only do the guys they’ve brought in so far have that, but they also know a little football. Anxious to see how the rest of this plays out, and how Vince McMahon reacts with the XFL.

  2. This new league will require big names to get it off the ground.In addition, it will have to be a ” smash mouth” game with defense, game continuity without major referee intervention and incessant commercials after every other game play, to have a chance at becoming successful.People want to see traditional game play with big hits , great offense and defense that can stop an opposing team’s offense.If this new league becomes so safety consciousnesses that it compromises all of the aspects of the game that bring people here , in the first place, it will not have a chance.People do not want to watch flag football !The NFL has just about self destructed in the name of player safety and greed that caters to incessant commercial revenue to finance itself.

  3. “Vick will serve as its offensive coordinator.”

    Hilarious. A guy who couldn’t read defenses when he was on the field will now try and do it from the sidelines.

    SMH

  4. “Hilarious. A guy who couldn’t read defenses when he was on the field will now try and do it from the sidelines.”

    It is easier from the sidelines than from the pocket, especially if you are under 6 feet, like Vick.

  5. harrisonhits2 says:
    April 25, 2018 at 10:52 am
    “Vick will serve as its offensive coordinator.”

    Hilarious. A guy who couldn’t read defenses when he was on the field will now try and do it from the sidelines.

    SMH
    —————–

    I used to think the same too but being on the field vs sideline are two different things. Some of the best coaches never had great careers. I guess only time will tell

  6. “I have two secret weapons, my legs, my arms, and my brain”

    I can only imagine the brilliant plays he’ll draw up.

  7. I waa kind of hoping Childress would come back to my Vikings this year. This Zimmer experiment really isn’t working out. Zim is the only HC in NFL history to have his team lose two playoff games in the same season!!

  8. Hope Vick is seriously committed to being the best coach he can be and doing it for love of the game rather than just shilling for a job because he’s broke

    Vick was one of the least-prepared NFL QBs in the league who even late-career still chose to rely on his athleticism and talent than spending time preparing or studying the playbook (something he admitted himself when he was actually asked to play for the Jets when the starter went down)

  9. Unpopular opinion:

    Brad Childress had one year of elite QB play and completely outcoached ‘offensive genius’ Sean Payton in the 2009 NFC Championship game.

    If Adrian Peterson wasn’t his own worst playoff enemy, Childress would have a ring.

  10. lukedunphysscienceproject says:
    April 25, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    wildfan13 says:
    April 25, 2018 at 12:40 pm
    Come on man, couldn’t you associate Chili with someone other than my Vikes?
    ===

    Did he have another NFL head coaching job I’m forgetting about?

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    No, but he was more recently a coach for other teams (Bears & Chiefs). Let them have some shame as well.

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