Extension Could Be On The Way


There were numerous reports on Wednesday that the Vikings are close to extending the contract of Head Coach Brad Childress.  While he is currently the lowest paid head coach in the NFL, the new deal is expected to double Chili’s $2 million annual salary.

As can only be expected, Childress denied the reports on Wednesday.  He said it was news to him.

He has built a team that is currently overflowing with talent and in the position to win it’s division by December.  It is understandable as to why the Wilf’s would be interested in keeping continuity in the coaching staff in order to maintain continuity on the roster.

Unfortuantely, Childress makes enough head-scratching calls and deals relatively poorly with the media, which are issues that will always make fans uneasy about the thought of 3 to 5 for years of him at the helm.

Or perhaps the Vikings are continuing to pull the carrot-on-a-stick routine in an effort to further motivate Childress to finsih what he has started.

Something tells me we will know the answer very soon.

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3 Responses to “Extension Could Be On The Way”

  1. bigjohnny84 says:

    I still dont see the rush here. I prefer your carrot-on-a-stick routine. If he finishes the job, then reward him generously. Hopefully a promotion.

  2. Lexi says:

    The Vikes should wait until the end of the season before they give him an extension. He has been a coach on the hot seat ever since he came here and all the doubt everyone had on him cannot be forgotten because he had a great first half. The second half and post season are what matters, wait until we see more good coaching, then give him an extension.

  3. Adam Warwas says:

    I agree with you both… but our opinions don’t really matter. I think the Wilf’s really, really like their guy.

    I’ve always liked the promostion idea. Gets him off the sidelines and into the front office.

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