Posts Tagged ‘Brad Childress’

BRETT FAVRE’S TAIL WAGS VIKINGS DOG

December 22, 2009

THE ONLY TIME THAT BRAD CHILDRESS WAS DRIVING BRETT FAVRE

Who’s really coaching the Minnesota Vikings? Is it Brad Childress or Brett Favre?

By his own definition,Vikings head coach Brad Childress is a child. Childress criticized himself for the “stream of consciousness” way he thought about removing quarterback legend Brett Favre from this Sunday’s Vikings/Carolina Panthers game saying, “Usually children do that.”

As for the decision itself, Favre was getting pummeled by the Panthers defense in general and lineman Julius Peppers in particular when Childress decided to pull him from the game and insert a younger, faster, more athletic Tarvaris Jackson at quarterback with the Vikings actually leading the game by one point in the third quarter. However, Favre literally refused to leave the game.

During Monday’s press conference, Childress tried a bit of revisionist history, saying his decision to remove Favre was not about performance but rather “protecting” his veteran quarterback. Favre countered,

“There was a heated discussion, I guess you would call it. No secret, I was getting hit a little bit. I felt the pressure on a lot of plays. I think everyone in the building was like, ‘They’re not moving the ball, they’re not getting points.’ Brad wanted to go in a different direction and I wanted to stay in the game. We were up, 7-6, it’s not 70-6, but we were up. So I said, ‘I’m staying in the game; I’m playing.’ I don’t know if it was exactly to protect me, or we had 7 points, I’m not sure.”

Whatever the case, it hardly mattered. This was apparently the SECOND time this season that Favre refused to leave the game and Childress didn’t have the guts to follow through and actually pull him off the field.

That makes Brett Favre the de facto coach of the Minnesota Vikings.

BRAD CHILDRESS CLAIMS HE DIDN’T REALLY WANT TO KICK TO REGGIE BUSH

October 7, 2008

BRAD CHILDRESS

Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress may be the most ineffectual man in the NFL. Even his own punter ignores him.

Childress went nuts at his Tuesday press conference. He lambasted his team’s punter, Chris Kluwe, for repeatedly kicking the ball to New Orleans Saints kick returner Reggie Bush. Bush tied an NFL record by returning two punts for long touchdown runs. Nevertheless, Minnesota won the game 30-27.

 

REGGIE BUSH