Childress Press Conference Live On

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 19, 2009 – 11:31 am

Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress will have his usual day-after-the-game press conference today at Winter Park and you can watch it live right here on

To watch the press conference live, go to this page right around 12:30 p.m. CT.

Childress will review yesterday’s victory over the Ravens, will likely address concerns regarding the Ravens late-game comeback, will be asked about injuries and will also talk about being 6-0, the best start for this franchise since 2003.

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One Response to “Childress Press Conference Live On”

  1. By Vikings Fan from Afar on Oct 19, 2009 | Reply

    Childress did another nice job coaching the Vikings yesterday.

    The only three controversial decisions were (1) the challenge, (2) the decision to punt from the end zone, and (3) the decision to run the ball three times in last Vikings possession.

    The challenge could have gone either way. It was a big play, and a close call. It was worth throwing the flag.

    When you think about it, taking a safety instead of punting would have been too risky. Taking a safety would have made sense if the Vikings had led by 7 or more points. It was a six-point game. The Ravens were dominating. If you give the Ravens a safety, the game would have headed into overtime, tied 33-33.

    Running the ball three times was the right move. The Vikings needed to slow the game down and re-take the lead. After the deep pass to Sydney Rice, the Vikings were already in field goal range and had a first down. There was about 2:45 on the clock. The Ravens had two timeouts. If the Vikings had scored a touchdown on the next play, they would have had a 6-point lead and the Ravens would get the ball with over two minutes and two timeouts. if you throw a pass, it could be incomplete. By running the ball three times, the Vikings burned the Ravens’ time-outs and the two minute warning, and got the field goal team closer. You have to trust your rushing offense to get a first down, and your defense to make the stop.

    The Ravens would have won with more time. With 15 more seconds on the clock or a time-out, the Ravens would have scored a touchdown or driven close enough to give their kicker a better chance. They didn’t because Childress and the Vikings took those options away.

    The defense did better on the last Ravens’ drive. They kept the Ravens in front of them. The Ravens could move the ball, but only slowly. Of course, you would like to keep them out of field goal range.

    Childress had the Vikings prepared to play. It was the kind of game where the team can learn from their mistakes, play a top-10 team, and win.

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