- Feb 1, 2010
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- Waynesboro, VA
Just saw that myself. Unfortunate timing.
Hopefully this is more of a Robiske than a Garrett.
Yeah, apparently there is more to it than that. He's lost the locker room. Many of the players actively dislike him (although liking your coach isn't a prerequisite for playing well), and losing just makes it all worse:Let me just say here, I don't think I would have fired Childress.
Sure, he's handled the Favre thing badly but Favre is gone at the end of the year anyway. Childress actually did do a fine job of taking over a lackluster team from Tice and turning it into a pretty solid contender. This is really the first bad year he's had, and he gets the ax halfway through? I would think the previous few seasons would earn him some leeway.
But then again I don't pay that much attention to the Vikings. There's probably more to it than that.
LinkSean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, a former beat writer of the Vikings peeled back the onion of open player revolt against Childress when he talked to Minnesota players in the run up to Sunday’s Vikings-Bears tilt in Chicago.
“We know that Childress doesn’t have our backs, so why should we have his?” one player said. “We’re playing for us, and we’re winning despite him.”
“He has absolutely no people skills,” said another team source regarding Childress.
“As much as I hate Childress, I will keep playing,” said another unnamed player.
It’s the old we are united because we hate his guts routine.
That’s like a grenade waiting for the pin to be pulled.
For his part, Childress seems content to keep tossing gasoline on the fire as his post-game comments lead to the conclusion that he is throwing his players under the bus. That was the case following the Vikings loss to Green Bay back on Oct. 24 when Childress ripped Brett Favre.
“For a lot of guys, that was a turning point,” a Vikings player said.
Worse than losing the players, the Sun-Times story said that Childress has lost some of his assistant coaches as they backed receiver Percy Harvin for his run-in with Childress at a practice last Friday.
Didn't know all that. Interesting.
On the contrary, it's been a lifetime or two (think of your kids). You're welcome.It hasn't been that long since I was in high school.
Last night on ESPN they alluded to the new stadium and how it may impact Wilf's decision. The fans wanted Childress gone. By cutting him you throw a bone to the fans with hope of getting a new stadium, plus sell a few seats.Henry, it is pure speculation and I should have stated that, but I was just perusing the Vikings message board and they are talking about how to raise money for a new stadium. Some even feel they could lose the Vikings if a new stadium deal is not made.
Ouch.On the contrary, it's been a lifetime or two (think of your kids). You're welcome.
That's what I was afraid of.On topic, I didn't see the Vikings game yesterday, but I had heard that it was the first time this season that they did appear to have given up and weren't playing hard.
A la a high-pitched Jim Mora:Today we're angsting over a potential coach-change bump against a 3-7 disaster of a team at home that could impact our playoff positioning.
Kick their proverbial backsides next week!!
The Redskins and Vikings meet for the 20th time in the history of the two franchises. The Redskins hold the series lead with a regular-season record of 8-6 and a postseason record of 3-2.
Coming into Sunday’s game, the Redskins have won eight of the last 11 meetings against the Vikings, including two playoff wins.
The last time the two teams met was on Dec. 23, 2007, with the Redskins winning 32-21 at the Metrodome in Minneapolis ...