Zygi Wilf has finally seen enough. It is absolute chaos in Minnesota. On Sunday, the Vikings missed one opportunity after another. Then on Monday reports came out that the team was putting Randy Moss on waivers, despite the fact that Brad Childress had made this decision without consulting with management or ownership. Now, news is leaking that Childress too will be seeking employment somewhere other than the Twin Cities area. He has gone from the precipice of the Super Bowl to the unemployment line in a matter of months. Why?
In 2006, Wilf hired Childress amid some slightly unruly happenings occurring around the Vikings. The most notable of which was the “sex boat scandal”. The owner wanted a new coach that would keep things a little more proper and conservative. While I’m not sure about how proper everything has been, Childress has certainly kept things conservative. Unfortunately, being conservative on the field has translated to four years of playing not to lose. Timid play calling, horrible challenges/non-challenges, and an inability to use players to their full potential have all been hallmarks of the Chilly era in Minnesota. This past Sunday in New England, all of these were on display in full force, which resulted in some comments from Moss directed at Brad and the coaching staff. Of course, Randy is not the only future hall of fame player to question Childress. Brett Favre, who was hand picked by Childress, at the expense of any future QB development(including T-Jack), has said that this head coach has no clue about how to run an NFL offense. So why the quick hook with Moss, who at the very worst, expressed how much he admired his former team?
Brad Childress doesn’t like things he can’t control and Randy Moss certainly falls under that category. He said that the decision to waive #84 was based on what was best for the Minnesota Vikings, in both the short and long term. Was he ignoring how much better the Viking offense has looked since Moss arrived? Did he take into account the two or sometimes three defenders paying attention to Randy? He was an offensive coordinator before and will likely be one again. Of course, he will have to find a head coach that will call plays for him like Andy Reid did in Philadelphia. Good luck Brad.
It is a shame what has happened to the Minnesota Vikings this year. It is a shame for the fans, the owner, the players, and the future hall of famers, Moss and Favre. These two only hooked up for two touchdown passes, although one was the 500th for Favre. That will be a good trivia question someday. In reality, the fact that Moss Part II was cut short and he will not finish his career in purple, is the fault of Brad Childress. The only thing that makes it worse is that he is actually still the coach. This article qualifies as fiction. It is but a dream, or a fantasy. At least for now.
About the Author
Written by Sean Eckhardt
Univ of Alabama alumni. Born and raised outside Chicago, IL. Currently live in Florida. Some of my favorite teams include the Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Heat, and the Florida Panthers. My interests outside of sports include music, outdoor activities, and anything with a motor(cars, bikes, boats, etc...).