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A Week Of Rest

One might think that the Vikings would want to keep their players at Winter Park for the next two weeks in preparation for their first playoff game since last season’s early exit at the hands of the Eagles.

The players will be allowed to go to their offseason homes, however, and the first practice will be on Sunday.

“I think we’re best served right now to get some rest mentally and physically,” Childress said. “It is true that people that you locker by every day you see more than you probably see the members of your family. When you spend that much time with somebody sometimes familiarity can breed contempt and so while we have a great group that is fun to be around they can use a little down time from each other and come back with a bounce in their step on Sunday.”

“I’m excited about it,” he said. “It’s one of the goals we set in place aside from wanting to win the NFC North and play at home during the playoffs. There is a reason you want to play at home. We have great crowds, we have great fans, we’re obviously 8-0 at home and you want to play off of all those things and sleep in your same bed at the same time.”

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard Childress give came during the regular season bye week this year.  He told his players, “don’t be that guy” in an effort to keep them from getting in trouble.

I would bet the same advice applies this week, as more than one office in Minnesota surely has a “who gets arrested first” pool going on in the break room.


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5 Responses to “A Week Of Rest”

  1. CalVkg says:

    boys will be boys and hookers will get paid

  2. bigjohnny84 says:

    I hope these guys are smart enough not to do anything stupid, like go on a boat ride with Freds.

  3. B. Grant says:

    I suggest lifting weights in the morning, have lunch with your bride, run a few miles in the afternoon, and study game film at night. How ’bout it, guys? (Ok, a glass of wine before bed!)

  4. bigjohnny84 says:

    Coach, wine is fine, but no need for weed. I would hope Childo gave one of his rambling speeches on that subject.

  5. CO Vike Fan says:

    guys, ummmmm, you know….., some people do things, ummmmm, that don’t bode well, ……, for the image, ummmm, of, you know…, the team

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