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Vikings strange 2010 season continues as team waives WR Moss

One day after a rather odd press conference, the Vikings have waived Randy Moss. The report comes from NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi.

Head coach Brad Childress told the team in a meeting that they waived Moss as Moss did not go back with the team to Minnesota. Moss was not in the meeting.

Moss had one catch for 8 yards in a loss to the Patriots. In Sunday night’s postgame news conference, he expressed admiration for the Patriots and criticized Vikings coaching.

Childress said earlier Monday that Moss was staying back in the Boston area after the game to spend time with family. Childress said he did not regret acquiring him “at the moment.”

Childress did not mention the roster move during his news conference.

The Vikings acquired Moss from the Patriots a month ago for a third-round draft pick. He played in four games for the Vikings and had 13 catches for 174 yards and two touchdowns.

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120 Responses to “Vikings strange 2010 season continues as team waives WR Moss”

  1. I am absolutely disgusted with Brad Childress right now.

    My disgust actually started when he elected to not even try to let Tarvaris run a two minute offense (essentially giving up), but this move took my feelings over the top.

    I am now part of the “Fire Childress Now” group.

    • Tomb... says:

      I’d like to take a scissors, and individually cut each one of Childress’ porn star moustache hairs, slowly dropping each one onto his propped open eye, laughing at how irritating each one is to him.

  2. Tomb... says:

    …at what point does a guy just crane his head up to the heavens and scream “yeah haha I get it already, real f’ing funny!”

    Peterson and Harvin are wasting their collective talents here.

    • Brett says:

      And that’s the scary thing… the possibility of losing these two.

    • Jon says:

      i don’t think so i mean percy’s first year went to NFC championship, petersons been here for 3 years, and we’ve had winning seasons, and an NFC appearance, they should both know we have the potential, but who knows whats really going on in that locker room, but peterson via twitter seems really happy in minne so we’ll see.

  3. fozz44 says:

    Mike Tice era starting to look like Lombardi.

  4. Jon says:

    I cant say I’m too upset about letting moss go, i’m sure ziggy had a say in it, with that speech he gave at the end of the game, it was a guy who already gave up. and obviously felt it was a mistake to come to us. so ya im glad ziggy didn’t put up with that after the game.

    But I hope childress is gone after this year, to be honest i feel our playoff chances are just out of reach now, but anything can happen, but the lack of drive and the way our defense was beat by a running back, not even brady…it just pretty much killed my hopes. but we’ll see what happens here

  5. Scott Anderson says:

    We were original Viking season ticket holders. They have become the laughing stock of the NFL. They make a perfect extreme for the Twins (they never do anything right, and the Twins never do anything wrong.

  6. Brendan says:

    This honestly can’t get any worse. I wish someone would grow balls and just get rid of Favre and Childress. Sure, we may be able to salvage the season and go on a run.. and sure, we may be able to even make the playoffs.. but this team is NOT a team that will win anything. We need to start looking past this season now, and playing Favre and having Childress as our coach does not do us any good. Personally, I would love to see Joe Webb lead our team out the tunnel Sunday against Arizona (obviously will not happen).

    I feel sorry for Adrian and Percy. Both of those guys leave everything on the field every single week, and this is what they have to deal with.

    On a side note, the only positive I can see with keeping Childress as our coach is that is means Leslie Fraizer is less likely to be our next coach. While I think he would be an upgrade, I think he gets given way too much credit and has done nothing to really prove he can lead a team. How many players on that defense can you really say Fraizer really turned into stars? Griffin and Greenway are the only who I’d say really improved vastly, and both of them were always good young players who were expected to grow into good starters. Fraizer was given a good defense, he didn’t make one.

  7. Tomb... says:

    It’s not in my nature to root against the Vikings, but it’s unnerving to think that any and all victories heretofore will only encourage the continued employment of the Childress. I get so sick of watching a boring, vanilla offense; and a boring, vanilla defense…both of which are becoming increasingly ineffective.

    • Nume says:

      Yeah I probably wont either even though I’d like to :p. I’ll probably just not watch heh.

    • B. Grant says:

      So… what I’m hearing you say in your posts here, Tomb, if I may paraphrase, is that you are not entirely happy with the play and operation of the Viking team/organization at this point in the season, and that you will not vote for Mr. Childress in tomorrow’s election. Is that a correct assumption?

      • Tomb... says:

        Coach, you know what they say about assumptions.

        They make an ass out of you and umption.

        However, in this case you are correct.

  8. fozz44 says:

    perhaps it is all in Zygi’s master plan so the fans don’t feel so bitter about moving the team to LA.

  9. Fran the Man says:

    If this doesn’t get Childress fired, I will change my mind about Childress being the dumbest person within the Vikings organization.
    That title will shift to Ziggy Wilf.
    I am so hoping that the reason Moss is NOT on the waiver wire today is because Childo made this move on his own and Wilf got a hold of it and stopped it.

    Hopefully we’ll see Wilf call a press conference in the next couple of hours.
    The entire lockeroom would break out in cheers if Childress was fired today.

    • Nume says:

      Yeah Jay Glazer is reporting that Moss still hasnt been officially waved, and that it is definitely NOT a unified decision by the team to waive him. Also, many players have told him that they are extremely surprised and irritated by the supposed waiving. Therefore, I am going to hope (probably pointlessly…) that Ziggy stopped the waiving, and will dump childress. I dont think theres any way moss could stay with the team with chilly there, but I dont want him there anyways 😛

  10. Purple Charlie says:

    I can’t believe the drama this year!!! I get home and read this news…
    Randy was whining as expected… But had a point to some degree, Probably shouldn’t have said it…( Media thing, lol He still doesn’t like them )

    I’m with Jazzy, Tomb and others… Sick of Childress, I hope he is next to go!!!

  11. wtfvikesfan says:

    Front office is saying they didn’t know at all. It was all Childress. And Front office is saying Moss being waived is not for sure. Several players are revolting and saying they won’t play sunday.

  12. Purple Charlie says:

    One other thing,
    Watch Moss go back to the Pats for next to nothing And Have the Vikings 3rd round pick…
    That would be sickening

  13. wtfvikesfan says:


  14. krugjr says:


    How many years in a row will you be satisfied with the national press calling your team the “laughing stock of the NFL?”

  15. Purple Charlie says:

    Has a nice ring to it…

    FIRE CHIDRESS NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. krugjr says:

    friend from Hawaii just told me the star trib reported childress has been taken from the vikes’ facilities in a straight jacket!!!!!

    wow, this is getting exciting!

    GO VIKES!!!!! 4-12

  17. Purple Charlie says:

    Anyone heard any updates on Percy’s ankle ???

  18. wtfvikesfan says:

    Percy is one of the guys really pissed off about Moss.

  19. vk4life says:


  20. wtfvikesfan says:

    Monday waiver wire does not include Randy Moss

    Posted by Mike Florio on November 1, 2010 5:32 PM ET
    Jay Glazer of FOX reports that the official Monday waiver wire has been released by the league office.

    And that it doesn’t contain the name of Randy Moss.

    Thus, it means that Moss has not yet officially been released.

    It doesn’t mean he won’t be cut. It only means that he hasn’t been cut yet.

    Meanwhile, Glazer says that receiver Percy Harvin is “livid” with the development. Moss, Harvin, and quarterback Tarvaris Jackson are represented by agent Joel Segal.

    • Nume says:

      Lmfao at the last line of that article… “Either way, the current situation surely has Vikings fans longing for the simpler days of DUIs, Whizzinators, and sex-and-booze cruises on Lake Minnetonka.”

  21. SupaScout says:

    I am soooooo tired of my favorite team looking like a WWE dropout. All we need to do is hire Vince McMann as the head of football operations, and play their games on TBS.
    Someone, (Ziggy?) needs to step in and set this train back on its track, because it is painfully obvious that Childress has lost control. Fire Childress? I’m all for it, but I was upset when they didn’t rehire Bud Grant. Would a move like that help the situation or just exacerbate it? I think as an organization the Vikings need to look at this in the long term, because short term the season is all but over. Currently we are 2-5, in order to make the playoffs we will need to be 9-7 at worst. That means we will need to win seven out of the next nine. Will that happen? I doubt it considering we have only been able to beat two dysfunctional teams the Lions and the Cowboys, and only three of the remaining teams scheduled have losing records. In my opinion firing Childress is the only way to get a handle on this. After the season hire a proven commodity e.g., Gruden, Billik, Cower reestablish yourself as a legitimate team, and build on the young studs in the locker room.

  22. Brett says:

    This may be a blessing in disguise if Childress made this decision on his own but the FO stops it… it could lead to him being fired and Randy not really going anywhere…

  23. Fragile Freds says:

    Freds has never enjoyed 15 minutes of reading his pals postings as much as he has this evening. Very funny stuff. Krugs is a kook, a funny kook however.

    Coach of the year Brads seems to have a few of you a bit angry. Someone send a buggy down to Iowa to check on BJohnny, Freds thinks the old boy just blew a gasket.

    And Buds, this old dude is so angry he hasn’t even given a single breakdown of the offensive lines performance from Sunday (which Freds is still waiting for by the way).

    Soooo much to say on this topic.

    • Tomb... says:

      Who is gasket, and why is BJohnny blowing him?

      Geeze I must be irratated to jump on such on obvious lowbrow.

      My apologies.

      HOWEVER, that doesn’t mollify me in my hatred towards Childress.

      Anybody notice when they showed Childress on a botched play (I honestly forget which one…we had a “few”) and he was all hyper-blinking and red-faced like a man who was completely overwhelmed and outside of his element? It said alot to me. He has NO IDEA WTF he is doing.

      I want to flick his nose repeatedly, and point and laugh EVERY time I do, screaming about it being a kick-ass noseflick.

      Is that wrong?

  24. phil says:

    its not official childress before he screws up what could be a playoff team! worst coach ive ever seen

  25. B. Grant says:

    Man I hate it when the fish don’t bite! Anyway, what’s new?

  26. Ole says:

    a few scenarios as to how this must have happened

    1. after a few too many “large glasses of vodka”, childress says to himself, screw it. Drunk dials Moss and tells him he is fired

    2. a semi-conscious Favre mutters to his good friend Bevell that “Moss gave up on the route”. Bevell gives childress the message. After some film study and many “large glasses of vodka” childress sees that Moss did indeed give up on the route when favre got knocked out. Childress then drunk dials Moss and tells him he is fired

    3. an irate Fragile Freds texts childress that Moss got him zero fantasy points in his loss to Ole this weekend. childress considers thus while downing many “large glasses of vodka”. childress drunk dials Moss and fires him

  27. Foreman says:

    Now get rid of the other diva and you’ve got a real team. Funny how dumb fans can be. Anyone else want to leave? Don’t let the door knob hit you in the butt.

  28. Fragile Freds says:

    Finally a voice of reason. Thank you Foreman.

  29. B. Grant says:

    So… is Sidney “The Hipster” ready to go? Cuz otherwise, we are down to an overpaid runner, a sophomore with a bad ankle, a very old former Eagle, and a young and useless former Eagle. I mean even Ole would admit Dugan can’t carry the whole load. Oh, what am I saying here… surely Chili has something in mind.

  30. B. Grant says:

    Oh, sorry Freds… We gained 17 inches on 4 short yardage plays, we couldn’t get AP 100 yards putting the ball in his hands 25 times, and Favre’s chin got cracked open like a robin egg. That is my assessment of this week’s OL play, a segment that I will forthwith entitle, “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”

  31. bigjohnny84 says:

    Damn this is getting interesting. Wonder what tomorrows headline will be? My hope is “Brad Childress fired for being a complete idiot” that would be nice.

  32. Fragile Freds says:


    No comment about TJizzle’s shot put pass to Tahi for six? If Farve would just seek out Tahi from time to time and forget about Bernie the glass, the Vikes might win a few. Sheesh!

    • B. Grant says:

      It was a thing of beauty, Freds, but no jump? The replay showed he got up on his toes, but did not leave his feet. But I suppose its hard to get good vertical on a pass just coming off the bench cold like that. Boy, we crossed up ol’ Billicek on that one, huh? That was probably a play Randy suggested during the week.

  33. B. Grant says:

    On a much more enjoyable note, I fully enjoyed the “apology” from Jerry Jones to his Cowbut fans. To every national media schmuck who jumped on the Jerry and Tony bandwagon this summer, where are you now? That’s right, the Vikes are one game up on the ‘Boys in the wild card race.

  34. wtfvikesfan says:

    Coach, last I heard, Rice won’t be back until dec. Most experts(star tribune reporters) think he will be put on I.R.

    • B. Grant says:

      Thanks wtf….makes this move all the more interesting (questionable, stupid, clueless, senseless), similar to a challenge flag thrown by the Chilidog yesterday.

  35. wtfvikesfan says:

    Reports: Brad Childress acted alone on Moss; has “lost the locker room”

    Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on November 1, 2010 7:04 PM ET
    It’s not a new phenomenon to hear that Vikings players aren’t exactly enamored with their head coach Brad Childress. The events of Monday, after he told his team that he was going to release Randy Moss, may have been a tipping point for player unrest.

    ESPN’s Chris Mortensen said on SportsCenter Monday evening that Childress has “lost the locker room.”

    “He really has,” Mortensen said. “The players are not Childress guys right now. There’s a sense there, ‘does this head coach really know what he’s doing?’ That’s the truth. You talk to people in that locker room, that’s what you you’re gonna get from them.”

    You have to wonder how strongly the front office remains “Childress guys” at this point. Childress did not tell management about his plan to cut Moss, according to NFL Network’s Michael Lombardi. Childress has control over the 53-man roster, but this seems like a curious, if not self-destructive, time for Childress to go rogue and make a power play.

    Moss curiously hasn’t been officially waived yet. Still, it’s hard to imagine any scenario where Moss would return, no matter how much his new Vikings teammates and some members of the organization want Moss back. Jay Glazer of FOX reports that Moss wouldn’t return at this point, even if asked.

    Childress and Moss can’t coexist at this point. The question is whether Childress can co-exist with the rest of his players in that locker room.

  36. B. Grant says:

    Well, I think today’s events tell us two things…

    1. Coach Childress, unlike his predecessor, does not believe in the Randy Ratio.

    2. Moss will most likely NOT be back with the Vikes next year, as some had wondered.

  37. CSlinde says:

    PA made good point on Dan Barriero’s radio show today and he is FAR more plugged in than ANY reporter/media wonk.
    He says this story broke too fast for some teamates to have leaked anything to Glazer about the waiver move in time for his story to be posted.
    PA knows the entire schedule of the team. He flies on the same plane to and from road games. The team didn’t get notified until directly after the Monday presser that Childy gave. Before that they were all were in other meetings and such.
    PA says he drove directly to Winter Park and spoke with unnamed players (two specifically, who hadn’t spoke to one another btw)who stated they understood what happened and there were issues in the locker room with Moss-y being distant and uninterested (must have got in touch with his old grower.
    PA said this, I’ll paraphrase- you can’t give-up on a play and then have that directly lead to an injury to your QB. I take that as meaning if Moss made an effort on the pass after he was interfered with, the team would’ve scored and the QB wouldn’t have been injured.
    Listen to it here (11/1 Bon Voyage Randy):

  38. Fragile Freds says:


    Your a pretty bright guy. Did any of your old players hold his own press conference? Ask he own questions? Old Two Can Tommy might have held a self run conference from time to time?

    “Well, I’m going to go ahead and start this thing off. I’m going to go ahead and say this. I feel like I said something a couple of weeks ago. Look, I got fined 25,000 dollars for not talking to you all, and me personally, I really don’t care. But at the same time, I do … answer questions throughout the week, and for the league to fine me 25,000 dollars — I’m not going to answer any more questions for the rest of this year. If it’s going to be an interview, I’m going to conduct it. So, I’ll answer my own questions, ask myself the questions and then give you all the answers. So, from here on out, I’m not answering any more questions for the rest of this season.

    • B. Grant says:

      Oh, its a different age alright, Freds. No question. I guess when Kapp got up and said, “Their ain’t no MVP on this team”, and left his trophy at the podium was about as close as it ever came. I think about the time we starting acquiring guys like Jeff George and Jim McMahon, I knew the era of the old Vikes was gone.

  39. Ole says:

    the latest PFT – “Vikings announce Moss is out”

  40. wtfvikesfan says:

    This just in from Strib….

    Childress issues statement on Moss
    Posted by Judd Zulgad
    Last update: November 1, 2010 – 7:45 PM

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    Vikings coach Brad Childress issued a statement on the team’s website ( confirming the move to waive Randy moss.

    “This decision was made based on what we thought was in the best interests of the Minnesota Vikings, both in the short and long term,” Childress said. “We wish Randy the best as he moves forward in his career.

  41. Fragile Freds says:

    Well…that explains it.

  42. bigjohnny84 says:

    So does that mean Greg Lewis takes the 1 receiver job and draw all the double coverages?

  43. Fragile Freds says:

    A little bed time story from your old pal Fragile about Randy and Coach of the year Brads……

    One day, a scorpion looked around at the mountain where he lived and decided that he wanted a change. So he set out on a journey through the forests and hills. He climbed over rocks and under vines and kept going until he reached a river.
    The river was wide and swift, and the scorpion stopped to reconsider the situation. He couldn’t see any way across. So he ran upriver and then checked downriver, all the while thinking that he might have to turn back.

    Suddenly, he saw a frog sitting in the rushes by the bank of the stream on the other side of the river. He decided to ask the frog for help getting across the stream.

    “Hellooo Mr. Frog!” called the scorpion across the water, “Would you be so kind as to give me a ride on your back across the river?”

    “Well now, Mr. Scorpion! How do I know that if I try to help you, you wont try to kill me?” asked the frog hesitantly.

    “Because,” the scorpion replied, “If I try to kill you, then I would die too, for you see I cannot swim!”

    Now this seemed to make sense to the frog. But he asked. “What about when I get close to the bank? You could still try to kill me and get back to the shore!”

    “This is true,” agreed the scorpion, “But then I wouldn’t be able to get to the other side of the river!”

    “Alright then…how do I know you wont just wait till we get to the other side and THEN kill me?” said the frog.

    “Ahh…,” crooned the scorpion, “Because you see, once you’ve taken me to the other side of this river, I will be so grateful for your help, that it would hardly be fair to reward you with death, now would it?!”

    So the frog agreed to take the scorpion across the river. He swam over to the bank and settled himself near the mud to pick up his passenger. The scorpion crawled onto the frog’s back, his sharp claws prickling into the frog’s soft hide, and the frog slid into the river. The muddy water swirled around them, but the frog stayed near the surface so the scorpion would not drown. He kicked strongly through the first half of the stream, his flippers paddling wildly against the current.

    Halfway across the river, the frog suddenly felt a sharp sting in his back and, out of the corner of his eye, saw the scorpion remove his stinger from the frog’s back. A deadening numbness began to creep into his limbs.

    “You fool!” croaked the frog, “Now we shall both die! Why on earth did you do that?”

    The scorpion shrugged, and did a little jig on the drownings frog’s back.

    “I could not help myself. It is my nature.”

    Then they both sank into the muddy waters of the swiftly flowing river.

    See now, the problem was bringing Randy back here after they already knew who he was. The Vikings knew this guy is a punk, a loafer a big mouth and a self centered jackass and yet, they hitched their wagon to the scorpion and… well you know the rest of the story.

    • B. Grant says:

      Dumb frog.

      • Fragile Freds says:

        Dumb Vikings.

        • Tomb... says:

          Ease up kids…plenty o’ dumb to go around.

          • B. Grant says:

            So… if the frog would not have helped the scorpion go across the river, I’m guessing the texting alligator would have blamed the frog for ignoring the scorpion, huh Freds, and so the frog thought it was worth the risk? And now the frog will be at the bottom of the river where the alligator lives out his life with a deformed ankle. Is that the rest of the story?

          • Tomb... says:

            pssssst….coach, he was wearing Crocs, not Gators…but that doesn’t negate your point!

  44. Zag says:

    Apparently Zygi is pretty pissed about Chilly’s decision. This was totally Childress, and the front office apparently didn’t know about it.

    I just don’t understand how a team that needs receivers could waive a receiver of Moss’s caliber, regardless of character issues.

    Moss made some irrational, emotional statements. He should not have done that. However, Chilly’s decision is clearly an emotional one. Rash decisions/actions by a player are unnecessary, but you can tolerate them. Rash decisions by a coach, especially ones with this much impact, are absolutely unacceptable. Childress needs to be a coach, not a petty drama queen.

    Here’s hoping Zygi realizes that Childo’s time is up.

  45. phil says:

    why dont they fire childress, release favre and start from there. releasing moss basically means theyre throwing in the towel

  46. Ole says:

    Marcus Robinson wants to know if Moss got fired on Halloween or on All Saints Day.

    Next Holiday, Veterans Day. C’mon Zygi, pull the trigger!

  47. bigjohnny84 says:

    I cant figure out who the bigger dumbass is here, Ziggy or Childo?

  48. Ole says:

    from Seifert, Marcus Robinson, Dec 24, 2006

    “…Robinson said he and other players have a total lack of communication with Childress, and said the offensive coaches rarely heed suggestions or other imput from players. That sentiment corroborates a recent statement by Brad Johnson, who lost his starting job a day after saying he and Childress Never Talk”.

  49. Foreman says:

    PA is correct. Brett was pissed about Moss and his lack of effort. Led to him getting blitzed and hurt. Favre never wanted to play with the guy ever again. Ziggi made it happened. Chilly carried the water.

    • Tomb... says:

      …and fans are idiots.

      • bigjohnny84 says:

        Tomb, I’m sure Favre said that after one play considereing Favre has been coveting Moss for years and the Wilfs being pissed about Childos decision. Doesnt hold the Chilly carried the water statement.

  50. Foreman says:

    Zag. The front office knew. Stop playing the ESPN shell game. Those guys don’t have sources inside the Viking locker room. They just make crap up. Bottom line. The cancer has been eradicated. Childress is and has been the defacto GM for a long time now. Face it. He’ll never fire himself but at some point might decide to hire his replacement.

  51. Jawsers says:

    So let me get this straight. We traded a 3rd round pick for a seventh round pick.

    Wow. In the real world you get fired for that lack for intelligence

  52. Foreman says:

    Two weeks ago Randy dissed all the local Minny reporters and the NFL fined him 25 grand for it. Following the Pats game he goes in front of the world gushing about how he misses his old team, how great the players are, how wonderful ownership is, how great the coaches are.
    Kind of threw his current team under the bus. The talk around the locker room has been how he’s been distant, uniterested and basically just wierd. Obviously didn’t want to run more than 3/4 speed during the game. Sounds cancerous to me. Ziggy put him in his place.

    • bigjohnny84 says:

      Looks to me like Childo lost the locker room way before Moss did. Wonder why Cheech is so upset over this?

    • Jawsers says:

      Wait. How so you know what the word is in the locker room if there are no sources talking to any of the players?
      Not only that but childress can throw players under the bus and nobody cares. Like someone said before. If they get rid off moss just do away with childress and favre and start looking toward the draft at this point.

    • Fran the Man says:

      Yeah, yeah, yeah, Randy dissed the media, Randy ran at half speed, Randy took some plays off. So the F what?
      The whole world knows the guy is a punk. Always has been, always will be.

      Waiving him was a stupid, stupid decision. It doesn’t matter that he took plays off, ran at half speed. He STILL drew double coverage and now we have no one on the team that can do that.
      What don’t you understand about that?

      At this point, the whole world also knows that Brad Childress is NOT an NFL-caliber head coach and has lost the locker room. How Wilf doesn’t see this and react to it, is way beyond me.

  53. c.carterhof says:

    So Favre is upset that Moss didnt go after that ball? I agree that he shouldve, but thats not what got him hurt. It was the guy who didnt block well enough, I think it was Hutch.
    Its kinda hard for me to believe that story.
    If Chilly acted alone, I dont like it. If he had reason (poor effort, bad teammate, etc), and he talked it over with the other coaches and the veteran players (leaders) and most of them agreed, then thats fine.

  54. CalVkg says:

    i’m in shock
    no matter who is at fault, this is a major waste
    i must be masochistic to be a vikings fan

    judd wrote:
    The coach said his superiors could fire him, but he was going to make the move regardless.

  55. krugjr says:

    It’s time for heads to roll in Minnesota
    Posted by Mike Florio on November 2, 2010 12:10 AM ET
    The decision of the Vikings, one day short of four weeks after sending a third-round pick to New England for receiver Randy Moss, to cut Moss loose allows us to conclude beyond any shadow of a doubt that one or more persons employed by the Minnesota Vikings don’t know what the hell they are doing.

    And it’s time for those people to be identified — and to be fired.

    It has to begin with coach Brad Childress, who has presided over a series of desperation moves aimed at winning now, with no regard to building a team that will contend in 2011 or beyond.

    Multiple key veterans aren’t under contract for next year. Multiple other veterans have no respect or regard for Childress.

    There has been talk of a possible termination of Childress, coupled with an elevation of defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier into the top job. It can’t hurt to give it a try. Childress commands as little respect within his locker room than any coach currently in the NFL, and it’s amazing that this team has enjoyed some success with Childress running the show.

    The fact that the team has been successful shows that someone in Minnesota knows what he’s doing, and until proven otherwise we’ll assume it’s V.P. of player personnel Rick Spielman.

    Still, the best move for the Wilf family would be to hire a football czar, like Bill Parcells previously in Miami, to commence the process of salvaging the wreckage. Given that owner Zygi Wilf was an ardent Giants fan before buying the Vikings in 2005, Wilf possibly would be drawn to Parcells. Another candidate to take over the operation would be Tony Dungy, especially if Frazier, Dungy’s former assistant in Indianapolis, would remain as head coach.

    Regardless of how it plays out, the Vikings have to do something. With time running out on making arrangements for a new stadium, the Vikings will need to use either results or hope to make it happen. With 2010 destined to end in humiliation, the next best thing is hope. And the only way to manufacture hope is to wipe the slate clean and bring in men who have won Super Bowls elsewhere — something no one currently managing the team has accomplished.

    GO VIKES!!!!!

  56. eric says:

    this is just rediculous already! Shouldn’t Have even wasted a pick to get moss back! Childeress has to go maybe where he would be a good coach (pee wee football tfl?) Does he have any young chideren? We are almost as bad as the cowboys and this point! Such a waste of talent.

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