Childress Says QB Jackson Will Be “Just Fine”

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 1, 2009 – 9:56 pm

Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress met with reporters immediately following his team’s evening practice on Saturday under the lights at Blakeslee Field. QB Tarvaris Jackson, who left the morning practice with a leg injury, did not participate in Saturday night’s practice and reporters were eager to ask about the QB’s status.

“Looks like he’ll be just fine,” Childress said.

Childress also said that he does not plan to bring in another QB to take a spot in the rotation, adding that the additional work for Sage Rosenfels and John David Booty will be productive.

“It’s good work for the other guys,” Childress explained. “We’ll be mindful of dead arms and stuff, but you can’t put a price on the elevated snaps they’re getting.”

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27 Responses to “Childress Says QB Jackson Will Be “Just Fine””

  1. By #1vikingfaninbuffalo on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    this may not turn out to be bad….what is the problem with JOHN DAVID BOOTY running the offense?i wanna see him in there. thanx jackson, but take a seat.i’m out

  2. By Karkedon on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    TJack has had 3 years to elevate his play. Although he has at times made the big play, it’s his inability to make the gimme play that allows teams to discount him as a threat. Booty ran an offense at USC that TJack couldn’t, an NFL offense. Give Booty a chance with the first team, otherwise defenses will simply stack 8-9 men in the box and beat AD to a pulp–eventually the lack of a quarterback will catch up to him, just as it did Gale Sayers. We have a shot to do something special with AD and this defense, but it won’t happen under TJack.

  3. By Colione7589 on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    Face it T. Jack is the best QB on the team at the moment Sage hasn’t ever done anything worth talking about, and as far as JDB goes he doesnt have half of the deep arm that our explosive offence needs, think about how bad Old Gussy was last year with his mediocre arm, and besides SC has NFL talent almost everywhere and he still just looked like an average QB so by looking at our team this year were only going as far as the arm of Tarvaris Jackson will take us and if he doesn’t win at least 1 playoff game its time to look elsewhere for the future.

  4. By vikings_fan72 on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    I think Childress has had plenty of opportunities to find a good q.b. I don’t blame the owner if he does not sign him again.T.J. has not really did anything either.If it wasn’t for Ferrotte we would not have won the NFC north.There was plenty of talent out there but Childress did not do a darn thing.

  5. By faninPAsince64 on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    Enough with TJ already. He will never be a topflight pro quarterback. Cut our losses now while anybody is willing to trade for him. Look at McNabb and the Eagles. TJ isn’t even at McNabb’s level, who has never won a SuperBowl. The Eagles waited 10 years for McNabb to get them there. Give up and move on.

  6. By Daniel Fitzpatrick on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    As per “#Vikingfaninbffalo” 100% right. What about John David Booty getting the nod? Given a fair shake he could be THE MAN. Also not real happy about Matt Birk #77 :(

  7. By Gruntmonkey on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    Tjack has everything an elite QB needs to have – the arm and the mind. What’s missing is a coaching staff that knows how to teach a kid like that.

    The coaching staff has installed fear into him by telling him to “just manage the game,” and “don’t make mistakes.”

    The chances Tjack had last year were when McKinney was out and Shianco couldn’t catch a cold.

    Tjack could benefit from 2 things, one – a staff that tells him to go out there and play his game the way he knows how. Two- a speech therapist so the guys in the huddle can understand the plays he’s calling.

  8. By Josh Otterness on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    for the record T-Jack isnt as bad as you all make him sound! If you know football and arent just a common spectater you would know what stats are. Take a look at tjacks! All you band wagon guys were pushing for favre to come when Tavaris had a better year than favre last year, does that make sense? On the other hand i dont beleive that we are going to win a superbowl with a average QB (Tavaris). I think childress and the staff should of given up everything for Cutler! Later this season as we watch the bears and wonder why we didnt! Peace out!

  9. By Jonesclan on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    No, Josh, Jackson is a terrible QB. Stats DO lie, in this case. He might have a LOT more interceptions on his record if he threw the mid range to long ball with anything like accuracy. Often he misses so badly that NOONE has a shot at the ball. A coaching staff that tells him to go out and play his game is gonna drop us in the gutter. His game is check his primary read, check his 2nd, then run. We have a poor man’s Mike Vick at the helm, and Vick will never be a great QB. They are both athlete’s to be sure, QBs.. not so much. JD Booty… he’s worse yet. He DID play on a team with all stars and looked average. Bevell stated that he needs to be consistant with the routine plays. If he’s so inconsistant that the coaching staff isn’t even putting him in the running for the starting job, why do some of you keep sounding off about wanting him in there?

  10. By Aaron on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    Im all about giving other guys a chance if t jack is hurting but there is no way
    that J booty or Sage the rage rosenfels is better. Jackson has a bigger arm.
    He is younger 100 times faster and after last 4 games last year seems ready
    to lead. Besides 1 interception and a fluke fumble in the Philly playoff game he is fine. everyone makes mistakes. and for everyone that gives Gus Ferotte any credit last year. Go ahead and give all that cred to the defense that kept us in all those games. And the almighty king of the gridiron AP. I love this team no matter what. with T jack or sage but come on we all know were going to the playoffs with either of them. The rest of the team is to good not to

  11. By GeorgiaJim on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    If a 3rd string qb is so bad why keep him around? I belIeve that Childress with his square object inserted into a round hole mentality is the real problem. The right side of the line killed him as well as a lack of a game plan that WILL USE HIS TALENTS. Get a coach or smoke a roach.

  12. By VFAnnJ on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    listen -jackson isnt that bad – the main issue there is the complete lack of people to throw to. No disrespect to Berrian or any other WR on the team, but the fact that the vikes didn’t even try to go out and get a second threat on the outside makes it impossible for TJack to do anything with the football other than hand it to ADP

  13. By WiscTodd on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    Why don’t we look at bringing in Vick. You put a QB in the backfield that can run and throw it wil take a lot of pressure off AP. I don’t believe he’s not a better option than anybody we have now. He paid for what he did now give him a chance.

  14. By Mason on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    Avid Vikes fan for a long long time. Our problem has always been at the qb position. The only glimmer of hope was back in 98′ since than and before than nothing but mediocore. Yes we have talent on offense ( lacking a standout receiver ),a quote from Hutchinson ssaid Tjack had a deer in the headlights look often in the huddle ( this coming from a vetran that played with a good qb in seattle ) We can win games this year due to our D-line and LB. But we can not reley totally on AD. If you have watched over the last 4 – 5 years we dont even have a secondary. They play 8 yards off the ball giving up the little 5 and out plays. Yes our coach is far from great and that possibly is a concern. Not going after a qb will keep being our problem. We need to get this addressed or 1 playoff game and done will keep happening. T Jack is not and will not ever be our answer. Run Run Run never works in the NFL for a qb.

  15. By Jeff on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    Just who does Chilly think he is talking to??? Does he have a whole new following for this year that did not see the play of last year? Going into the season with Tjac at the helm is just a notice to AP that he is going to take a royal pounding!! Frankly I feel sorry for him, he deserves so much better and if he is not careful his career will be shortened on account of it.
    I do not understand chilly’s fixation with Tjac. All this season is going to bring is a half baked effort and desperation with trying to fill the seats of home games. It was so apparent at the end of last season the missing link was a QB! This year is going to be the slap in the face of the front office and chilly.
    I think the hardest part is going to be watching as we fight with the Lions for the cellar in the north. Well, I guess I would like to be found wrong…..time will tell….

  16. By Aaron on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    If were fighting with the lions for the bottom of the north with our defense.
    im going to wounder how in the heck that happend. The vikings will never be fighting for the bottom spot even with a avg. Qb. Not that many teams have that great of quarterbacks anyway in this leauge. Id say the vikings are better off then alot of teams with there Qb situation.

  17. By faninPAsince64 on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    We have had great and good quarterbacks — Tarkenton, Tommy Kramer, and Brad Johnson – Wade Wilson did OK. Cunningham was a mistake – a known choke-artist who squandered our best chance in years. The team stayed with flashy and lucky when Brad Johsnon, intelligent and steady, should have been returned to the starting line-up when he healed. So, in 2009,with the rest of the talent on this team, we need a solid performer who makes good decisions. Flashy doesn’t win SuperBowls. We certainly don’t need a Michael Vick – bad decisions, big ego. Plug in this generations Brad Johnson and we can win a few SuperBowls. Maybe it’s Booty, who knows. It’s not TJ.

  18. By CA Norwegian on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    So many are on the bootwagon for T-Jack I am tempted at times too. Remember Gannon. Like the Alamo there is a lesson there. If we platoon the QB’s by series they can study and be further coached during the games, not just at halftime. If one gets injuried, the other doesn’t come in cold. The bigger issue is that Taylor should add in some play as an H-back or motion man. He is too good to watch, and would be open with Adrian and our recievers getting so much attention. U could have some nice misdirection plays with both of them out there.

  19. By #1vikingfaninbuffalo on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    Really, i love all this talk. It’s good to hear others opinions. but, does any one remember why jackson got taken out of the lineup last year..Just something to think about. Well i just wanna remind all of you that i am right, WE NEED BOOTY. all of us.laterz

  20. By blacknblue on Aug 2, 2009 | Reply

    Also no way Tj would of made that throw against Chicago last year. The reciever would have to had waited for the ball to come to him allowing time for the defender to catch up. I think he needs to hit some moving targets like in the pro bowl QB competition.

  21. By TJackAllDay287 on Aug 3, 2009 | Reply

    Since my last very long stat beefed post never got posted because it bashed everyone who has no idea what they are talking about and proved with stats, let me just say this.

    If Sage is the starter….

    Lets go Bengals.

  22. By #1vikingfaninbuffalo on Aug 3, 2009 | Reply

    don’t you mean…..BUNGALS?

  23. By herb228 on Aug 5, 2009 | Reply

    VICK VICK VICK VICK VICK VICK PLAYOFF PLAYOFF PLAYOFF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. By MST on Aug 8, 2009 | Reply

    Texan fan here, want to let you guys up Noth know that Sage is a good QB, way better than TJ. I was mad to see if go, but he is an upgrade over what you already have.

  25. By Vikings_fan72 on Apr 25, 2010 | Reply

    So,I take it that Favre is done then? T.J. had plenty of opportunities and could not pull threw,,Start Booty…

  26. By mrjholloway on Apr 25, 2010 | Reply

    TJ gets better every year i think after a year with Farve he will be better. Looking at a few things. 1. Farve taught him alot. 2. Farve taught the receivers how to run routes the correct way in the west coast offense. People over look Number 2. The receivers at times were very much to blame for Tj’s mistakes. When farve came in he changed the way the receivers ran their routes sense they now know this I think it will do well for TJ. Just look at how the year ended Farve throwing across his body, on a play he could have picked up the first down by running. I think Tj gives us a third demension in our offense being able to scramble. I also thik aron rodgers has been able to do well because he came behind Farve and the receivers already knew how to run the routes. With T.J being a young guy i think his main problem was leading and telling the Wide outs hey bring this route in or out… Now they know i think T.J will be alot more successful.

  27. By mrjholloway on Apr 25, 2010 | Reply

    also vikings_fan72 this is a old article before last years season began and we no longer have booty… he left once farve got there.

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