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Report: Brad Childress Has At Least One Emotion

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I hear that somewhere deep down, behind that fake low gravelly voice, Brad Childress feels emotions from time to time.

On Sunday, at half time, his emotion was that of anger.

Sean Jensen of the Pioneer Press reports that Favre held his calm long enough to hand out hats and t-shirts to his players, which proclaimed them as NFC North Champions.

At halftime, however, Childress was livid at an offense that only mustered 66 total yards.  He cussed them out and said it was “laughable” for them to consider themselves a Super Bowl team.  According to Jensen, one Viking described the outlash as “entertaining” and another compared it to a “parent chastising a teenager.”

The players did not respond to the yelling with inspired play, but rather opened up the second half with a three and out.

On the next series, Favre audibles out of a run play and into a pass play.  He was sacked for a 5 yard loss and the Vikes had to punt the ball away.  Apparently, that is the moment in which Favre and Chili’s relationship hit the rocks.

This is not the only time this season that Childress has had the emotion of anger, it is just the first time we’ve really noticed it.  It has been widely reported that Childress wanted to bench Favre on at least two other occasions in which he audibled out of run plays, one of which was a play near the end of the November 1st game in Green Bay.  I remember the specific play, and I remember yelling at my TV, asking Childress what the heck he thought he was trying to pull.  I apologize, brad… apparently Favre is the culprit on that one.

Apparently Childress has had it with Favre changing plays and refusing to do as he was told.  According to Jensen, Childress went into a long tirade aimed at Favre after the game ended on Sunday night.  Many expletives were used.

I must say, I am torn on what to think about all of this.  Jensen says that he interviewed six players on the topic, which is six too many in my opinion.  The fact that there is drama is one thing, but the fact that it is drama that has people airing their dirty laundry to the media is a whole other animal.

The fact that Favre is audibling plays away from Adrian Peterson really irks me, as if the Bengals game showed anything it is that we are at our best when we are balanced on offense.

The fact that Brad Childress seems to have zero control over his starting quarterback also irks me.  He needs to take control and show Favre and the rest of the team that he is in charge.  It sounds like Brad’s hissy-fit on Sunday Night did little to gain the respect he needs in this locker room.

This spells trouble for the post-season folks.  Lets hope they all get their act together and avoid implosion.

Once January fourth comes, we get to hit the “reset” button on the season and try to put together a three or four game winning streak.

I hope this black cloud has passed by that time.

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9 Responses to “Report: Brad Childress Has At Least One Emotion”

  1. Fran the Man says:

    Good report Adam but I’ll tell you, I’m normally with you on things like airing dirty laundry but in this case, I don’t care.
    I only wish it would have happened prior to Wilf giving Childress a most un-deserved extention. It may have changed Wilf’s mind if he realized the lack of respect the players have for this “Coach” and I’ll bet it’s a lot more widespread than most think.

    I’m with you on hoping we avoid implosion.

  2. c.carterhof says:

    This is alot of something about nothing. How many times do you think this kind of stuff happens.

    A coach cussin his players? No, really.
    So what.
    I agree this should’ve been kept in house. Favre is gonna change plays, as well he should. That being said, if it becomes where he is basically calling the game, well thats different.
    I dont believe thats the case. I believe this has been blown WAY OUT of proportion. Had we won that game, we would not be having this discussion.

    Winning cures alot of BS.

  3. c.carterhof says:

    Oh yea, hey Fran and Adam.

  4. Fran the Man says:

    Hey cc. Yep winning cures all.
    Lets hope that happens Monday night.
    With Philly creeping up on us, we could easily lost that bye week and boy, does Favre need that.

  5. CalVkg says:

    Adam, changing to a pass play is fine with me. Many fans, myself included, were disappointed with Chilly’s play calling before Favre, having too many run plays, so now with a QB that can read defenses better and throw lasers with accuracy, I’m not going to complain about it. A long time ago, QBs called their own games, now, only Peyton Manning does that, so I like it as long as the QB is good at it, and so far, it’s an improvement.

  6. Fozz44 says:

    I’ve seen Childress’ play calling for 3 years. At a minimum Ragnar might be able to draw up a better game plan…..I’m pretty confident Brett Favre can add some good insight to the “plan”.

    The fact that Chilly doesn’t work with Favre during the week is ridiculous, but not surprising. Pride cometh before the fall, Chilly…wake up please.

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