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Friday Post-Practice Notes

Posted by Mike Wobschall on January 1, 2010 – 1:22 pm

Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress met with reporters on Friday after practice to give a final update before this Sunday’s regular season finale against the NY Giants at Mall of America Field. Here are a few notes…

– Childress said the Vikings had a good practice on Friday and that the team feels good about playing at home this weekend to cap the regular season. “We had a good practice and I’m anxious to get busy and get out there and play at home,” the head coach said. “We’ll have the home crowd and expect that to be a huge plus. We’ll kind of try that on for size as we go forward. We’re excited and ready to get it going.”

– DT Jimmy Kennedy injured his thumb in last week’s loss at Chicago while filling in for Pat Williams, who missed the game with an elbow injury. Kennedy was not able to practice at all this week, and while Childress said they’ll wait to see how the DT feels tomorrow, it looks as if DTs Fred Evans and Letroy Guion may have to step up should Kennedy not be able to play on Sunday.

– Speaking of Williams, he was able to practice on a limited basis all 3 days this week. He was limited all of last week and missed Monday night’s game, but although he was limited all of this week as well, Childress seemed optimistic about his run-stuffing DT’s chances of playing. “Pat did make it through the week,” Childress said. “He had a good week of practice.” Asked if Williams has “made it over the hump” in terms of recovering from the injury, Childress said he seems to have done so.


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19 Responses to “Friday Post-Practice Notes”

  1. By Sherri on Jan 1, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Childress:

    For each touchdown:

    One more time, requesting that Minnesota Vikings football players, PLEASE, do a salute in the air to all of OUR soldiers watchiing from foreign lands and domestic, for past veterans, current soldiers and future soldiers and their families. Please, do an air salute all MINN Viking FANS too!!! For every touchdown, salute!
    thank you,
    daughter of a WW II Sea-Bee, may my Dad rest in peace
    Sherri in Idaho

  2. By Nate on Jan 1, 2010 | Reply

    I really hope the Viks can put the losses behind them and move forward. We need to go back to the basics and re establish what it takes to win. I know we have the players and skills to go all the way. Been a huge fan my entire life and never felt this good about the Viks making it to the SB. Thanks Viks for a great season! Now let’s step it up! The playoffs are right around the corner.

    Vikings #1 Fan
    Nate

  3. By Bruce on Jan 1, 2010 | Reply

    Just run the plays that work and let the balance find itself ;)

  4. By SJ McKinley on Jan 1, 2010 | Reply

    Go Vikings! Let the pass open the run, Jared Allen kick some a**, Brett keep it up. Receivers put sticky glue on your hands, and AP, run right over them. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Let’s enjoy a Great win!

  5. By moorevikes on Jan 1, 2010 | Reply

    we need a win vikes gotta go into the playoffs with a win weather we have 1st rd bye or not ( i think personally i’d rather play the first week). my thoughts on how the vikes could win it all: we all know our pass def. isn’t great unless our front 4 get pressure on the qb even then the teams we will be facing have the personnel to get the ball into the hands of their rec. we know there won’t be a rb that can run on us and we know there aren’t many teams that can stop our off. when it’s not left up to chilly ( if chilly is running the entire show we are s.o.l.). my main point is we will most likely have to out score our opposition by that i mean 40 or more points a game (haven’t done that all year mainly because of chilly’s conservative and predictable play calling) so please chilly just sit back and let bevell do his job. go vikes FIRE CHILLY

  6. By moorevikes on Jan 1, 2010 | Reply

    all day no one has congratulated you on 17 that’s right people 17 touchdowns so far keep your head up keep running over people i for one love your angry style of running it’s a thrill to watch. i’ll probably get blasted for not mentioning the fum word but until it costs a super bowl i’d just as soon you keep doing what you’re doing (trust me people he knows) the lst thing we don’t want is him only having that on his mind when he gets the ball. favre congrats to you on your best season statistically its been awesome watching you light up def (when givin the time) rice and harvin you guys are the man over the middle, deep, or just go up and get it. j. allen rope that calf and cause those fumbles man always a thrill watchin #69 come off the edge go vikes FIRE CHILLY

  7. By Tim Nelson on Jan 1, 2010 | Reply

    Keep the intensity up & Have Fun.
    The success will follow.

  8. By RamessesII on Jan 1, 2010 | Reply

    What difference will it all make? I expect Dropsey Peterson to lose the ball & end our season, in one of the Playoff games. It’s only a matter of time….

  9. By OLD SCHOOL on Jan 2, 2010 | Reply

    Will be watching the Dallas/Philly game like a hawk!!!!! Let’s hope the Vikes come out and look smooth/D-Line is Pressure happy…..and Dallas puts Philly down! If we can get that home field, we may have a chance…I do believe that if we don’t get, are unable to rest our players…we are done in the second game we play….on the road!

  10. By Bryan on Jan 2, 2010 | Reply

    Let’s get this thing on track and make a superbowl run studs!!!!

  11. By Tro on Jan 2, 2010 | Reply

    Lets rock the Giants and hopefully get the # 2 seed. GOOOOOOO VIKESSSSS

  12. By TIM on Jan 2, 2010 | Reply

    Spread the offence with 4 recevers,like we did in second half aginst Chicago.When we opened it up a little, a.p. was actually to run more freely then when the opposing defence stacked the line to stop A.P.We should open the game with a bomb right away to give the giants defence something to think about.

  13. By Bruce on Jan 2, 2010 | Reply

    Greg Lewis is a underused HIGH QUALITYreceiver! USE HIM MORE & go with 3 & 4 wide with these weapons you have.

  14. By PAVikesFan on Jan 2, 2010 | Reply

    I just read that Leslie Frazier is most likely going to limit Antoine Winfield the rest of the season, into a reduced role. He has gotten beat several times these last few weeks. But, it’s disappointing b/c we are going to need him immenesely. Can we really trust Benny Sapp or Karl Paymah?…If that’s the case, then we r in bigtime trouble.

  15. By mike on Jan 2, 2010 | Reply

    Vikes you got this with an ease like everyone is saying spread out 4 wide and give Rice and Harvin a chance to go get it Let A.P. lose when your on 1st and 2nd down and please quit taking him out when he’s getting heated up

  16. By Bruce on Jan 2, 2010 | Reply

    Mike, AP has been getting stuffed at the line or little gains on 1st & 2nd down, the best way to get AP some huge gains is to pass more often. It backs the line backers up as well as the D-backs. They play a bigger cushion and then when Brett does hand it off they are not trying to load the box up as much and AP gets some relly good gains. They neeed to pass about 75% of the time because the season has shown when they rely on the pass more they get lots of yards and they wear down the defense as well. It’s at that point you start mixing in some runs here and there and AP & Chester get some substantial gains.

  17. By Bruce on Jan 2, 2010 | Reply

    The 4 wide look is a good thing because even if they blitz with a guy, the RB can pick him up and because there are 4 guys running 4 routes at once, whether they are slant or go routes, Brett can usually find a guy pretty quickly. They relly need to look back at the whole season and see what plays and formations they had the most success with and run those more often. Usually they are looking at just the past game and also games of the opponents they are about to play to see their weaknesses. That is good to do, but long term planning calls for them to look at the whole past season and see what type of play calling gained them the most yards against a variety of opponents.

  18. By Bruce on Jan 2, 2010 | Reply

    Truth be known, I feel that Bratt Favre is the BEST QB in the league for moving the ball down the field FAST! When Brett is on his game, it’s like watching a master at work. That one play against Chicago where he scanned the defense, scanned the field and then waved the receiver over while standing there poised in the pocket AND then doing that in a matter of a few seconds was a thing of beauty to watch. He really has honed his craft over the years and I really wish he would keep playing in this league because he is still fun to watch. Besides that, even though he is 40, he is playing better than 95% of the QBs in the league who are younger than him. So Brett, no matter what happens, come back for at least another year!

  19. By SJ McKinley on Jan 3, 2010 | Reply

    As Brett told them in the huddle, “Let’s do it together and we will get it done.” Together, the Minnesota Vikings are a Beast! They will swoosh though the air so fast you can hardly see the ball. They can run like they have wings and can run though walls. Do it guys. Just do it.

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