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Wilf storms out of the Vikings locker room after loss

Zygi Wilf is not a happy camper, and it showed yesterday after the teams 28-point loss to the Packers. The National Football Post reports that Wilf left the locker room unhappy after the loss, leaving Brad Childress’ future in the air.

Vikings owner Zygi Wilf stormed out of the team’s locker room following the 31-3 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon and declined to comment, leaving the status of coach Brad Childress up in the air.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that while Wilf politely declined to discuss the future of Childress before the game at the Metrodome, his demeanor “changed dramatically” following the loss that dropped the Vikings to 3-7. It was the worst home loss for the Vikings since they were beaten 33-3 by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 23, 2001, the loss that led to former coach Dennis Green being fired.

Childress said afterward that he spoke with Wilf and his brother Mark Wilf briefly following the game.

“I can’t really talk about (my future) because that’s not my decision going forward,” Childress said. “I’ll always do what’s best for the Minnesota Vikings to get us ready for the Washington Redskins this week and cleaning up this game film with the guys tomorrow. That’s really all I have to say of it.”

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18 Responses to “Wilf storms out of the Vikings locker room after loss”

  1. greymous says:

    Perhaps if Zigi had not sold the team’s soul to the King Idiot (Childress) and the Drama Queen Devil (Favre) there might be something better happening in Minnesota right now. I personally hope they lose out the season and dump some of the garbage polluting the team (Looking right at you McKinnie and all of the SS and FS) and just stock up on draft picks.

    As long as Chili and DQ (drama queen) are running the show there will be nothing but a large stinking pile of dog sh!t on (and off) the field.

    When you dance with the devil(s) you will get burned!

  2. bigjohnny84 says:

    Hey guys check this out. Jazzy really outdid himself on this one.

  3. CalVkg says:

    childo fired!

  4. Fragile Freds says:

    Oh coach of the year Brads….How Freds will miss thee!

    There Freds’ is over it.

  5. B. Grant says:

    Mixed emotions on this. The man went from the NFC Championship game to fired in a matter of 10 games. That is significant. Among the downfalls of Chili which are often mentioned, he simply left the team too weak at some key positions. Let Reynaud go, gave up Sapp and then cut Moss, paid no attention to the OL, these were just things that Chili thought he could overcome with coaching and a veteran QB, I guess. He was proven to be wrong.

    Good timing by Zygi, in my mind. Gave him a fair chance at righting the ship, yet didn’t wait once the obvious move was needed. This will now be an interesting 6-game season.

  6. Fragile Freds says:


    Freds isn’t sure you should leave out 22 turnovers by his QB as a reason. Maybe this had something to do with it. Might even be more important than Reynaud and Sapp? Probably.

    The bigger problem was obtaining Moss,not letting him go.

    Sometimes when you go “all in” and beg a couple has beens like Favre and Moss to join the team you pay for it. Chilly sure did, he’s the head coach, that’s life!

    If Les wants to keep this product at least interesting for the rest of the year, he should send Favre to collect some pine.

    • B. Grant says:

      Agreed on the turnover issue, Freds, although I will suggest that a weak OL and a depleted receiving corps, and playing behind because of weak corners, will contribute to 22 turnovers. Those things don’t happen in a vaccum. Don’t get me wrong, Favre has had a very poor year, but we will be hard pressed to achieve success at the QB position no matter who we try without first addressing the OL situation. As I have always said…

  7. Norseman66 says:

    1 down, 1 to go!
    Hope Frazier’s first move is to bench Favre or put him on waivers.

  8. vk4life says:

    Will be interesting to see if Wilf “suggests” the benching of Favre. I think come the Washington game Favre will start. But if by half time its same old story Jackson and maybe Webb gets some snaps. Well here is to the future… SKOL VIKES I still love ya no matter what!!!

    22 turnovers by Brett has destroyed chances to have us atleast 5-5

  9. krugjr says:

    now, an off season GM, and for the “good of the team”, I still want a top ten pick!

    nice retirement package, chilly!

    GO VIKES!!!!!

  10. CalVkg says:

    i don’t know if they’ll mess with favre’s streak record. maybe let him start games, and then sub in. i don’t know. if les wants to win to make his mark, he’ll play favre to see if he can win fraze some games, cuz favre is our best QB when he’s the good favre. goodell might change the choices, but i think that won’t happen either

  11. Fran the Man says:

    And there was dancing in the streets in Minnesota.

    Other than this firing coming about two years too late, I’m still stoked.
    No more watching that gum chomping clown spewing his mindless dribble.
    No more red flags thrown when they shouldn’t and kept in his pocket when they should.
    No more non half time adjustments.
    No more run, run, pass & punt game plans.
    No more benching AD when the team needs him on the field.

    I could go on forever . . .

    But instead, I’ll just say this;


    • B. Grant says:

      Careful here Fran. Bevell is still the OC and we still have the same offensive line, and all but one of the same coaches will be making/not making half time adjustments. But the pressers will be easier to understand, no doubt.

  12. B. Grant says:

    Can Roger Goddell somehow understand that everyone wins if he gives Favre a six-game suspension for his off the field conduct? Zygi saves $6M, Vikes can move on to see what can be done about a QB for next year, and Favre can go home with his limbs intact to work on his marriage (or start sending more texts if its too late to fix his marriage)

  13. fozz44 says:

    I didn’t think it would feel this good.

    What a relief.

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