Submit Your Question For Coach Childress

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on September 3, 2010 – 9:05 am

Click here to submit your question for Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress as part of the “Ask Coach” segment that airs each week on the “Vikings GamePlan” television show.

As part of the “Ask Coach” segment, one fan question will be selected and answered on the show by Coach. The fan whose question is selected will win an autographed item from Coach Childress. Vikings GamePlan airs at 10:30 AM on both KARE 11 and FS North each Sunday throughout the season.

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  1. By Clint Curtis on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    If Joe Weeb was givin ten or so plays a game to run a wild cat type of offense, woulden’t this give the vikings a whole nother dimension to their game.

  2. By Todd on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Do you have any plans to use Joe Webb in the offense in the near future, or do you see him being a typical 3rd, 4th string QB that wont really see playing time?

  3. By justin lawrence on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Sage had a great preseason plus he’s proven in his career that he can win. T Jackson hasn’t. My question is when we have Sage under two years left on contract and Jackson is done after this year why not keep Sage as number 2 and allow Jackson to go on the practice squad? That way if another team wants him sign him to the 52 man roster and trade him to that team that claims him! Then we can have Favre, Sage, and Webb! I’m thinking a wild horn play with webb being the qb could be great for us this year!

  4. By secondnature815 on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Why do you insist that Tavaris Jackson is your No.2 QB when he has played poorly this pre-season and Sage and Joe have been very good? Are you looking for a high school head coaching job after Brett leaves?

  5. By MGR4FUN on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    howdie coach childress … first i am glad they are payin you the big bucks to endure all the scrutiny and second guessin of the media and fans … oh and some just plain bad journalism by a certain troll from the startrib … i for one believe in you coach and you hav done an amazin job guidin the purple ship and i hav no doubt you will continue to do so … major ups coach … my question is … you hav mentioned that our defensive front is most likely our strongest part of our team … ??? what do you see as the weakest part of our team and needin the most focus to improve ???

  6. By Jackie O'Brien on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Let’s beef up the offensive line before Naw’lins, please !!!! Protect Brett ! Let’s go undefeated !! Rout Naw’lins , start strong ,finish strong, you’re the best!!! Vikings Superbowl 2010 win No Matter What!!

  7. By Mark Johnson on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    I would like to come to a vikings game, meet Bret Favre and eat a meal with him and his family. Being from Bismarck I have always favored the vikings. Could you help make this happen? Thanks.

  8. By Spanky on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    my question is: when are you going to admit you made a mistake and stop wasteing a roster slot on TJack…..

  9. By Jason Armstrong on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Coach, Just curious why Toby Gerhart didnt play at all last night? Should we take away that you have seen enough to know how he will be used in the regular season?

  10. By Rick on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    What is it that you see in Tavaris Jackson that no one else can see? Also, how long do you wait for him to develope before doing what is right for the organization and find an adequate back-up quarterback?

  11. By Douglas Que on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    T.J. Houshmandzadeh is available . The Seahawks are looking to get rid of him. Should the Vikings invest in him?

  12. By augiedog on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    what’s the deal with our offensive line? These guys have had time to gel, but just don’t seem capable. I know the center issue is in flux but it sure seems like guys as big as McKinnie and Loadholdt should be able to push most defenders right on down the field with AP behind them. What I generally see is that if AP doesn’t find a hole fast, he ends up on his butt behind the line of scrimmage. These behemoths don’t seem to have any real strength, and they also don’t seem to be able to block. Maybe we should take a few of those great defensive linemen that you HAVE to cut and try them out as guards!

  13. By Devo on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Why would you stick firm with TJ as the number 2 guy? He could be traded at this point, for something. His attitude is a blaring issue and it won’t get any better because the fans, who pay your salary bud, don’t want him around any longer. This Joe Webb guy has upside, TJ, has shown no improvement what so ever. Sage should backup Favre for now and mentor the kid… Don’t expect a response, but mull that over a little on your sleepless nights.

  14. By Tanner Stippel on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Coach Childress. I know the Vikes have run into some reciever complications with Sidney Rice being injured. There are a couple great recievers out there that I think would be a good look for the Vikes. One is Vincent Jackson and two T.J. Houshmandzadeh. I know there are some road blocks in these two player’s release from there current teams. Would the Vikes make an effort to go after one of these guys? I’d love to see Jackson in purple. I think he would be a great target for Favre.

  15. By Laura on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply


  16. By Robins on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Why is Jackson still with the Vikings? He needs to go. Brett is the greatest, Sage and Webb need to learn from him. I have seen great plays from everyone except Jackson. And….please protect Brett. If he stays on his feet, he can help win the games for you. And, have they taught Adrian to hold on to the ball? I hope you guys win the Super Bowl!

  17. By Drew on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Brad,I am Vikings fan 43 hard years.I am extremely curious about the only scenario I personaly thought you would do in the Championship game in 2009.My question to you is,Why didn’t you bring in Ryan Longwell on third down and 10.You obviously are aware your team had the ability to win the game,yes it would have been a 50-51 yard attempt to put the team ahead and longwell is a 13 year veteran no wind ina dome,Farve is beat to sh– and in the event there is a botched snap on 3rd down ala (Tony Romo)there is always 4th down to try again.Worse casr scenario Brees has to beat the best DEEEFENSE that day..

  18. By Kathy on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Coach
    Only one question……..where can I get a Joe Webb jersey!

  19. By dan by the dam on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Do your assistant coachs ever get a vote in who stays and who goes?

  20. By TonyO on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    When you are faced with cutting the roster to 53 players, are you more concerned with immediate results or long term potential ?

  21. By Larry King on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Hi Brad, I think you are a good coach but I don’t understand why you won’t give up on TJ he may practice well but he can’t seem to do it on the field on game day. He may be giving it his best effort but to me it appears that he will never make it in the NFL as a quarterback. This Web Kid looks better on game day and he’s a rookie. You watch the film can’t you see what we the fans see.

  22. By Darcy on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    When are you going to realize that Tarvaris Jackson isn’t ever going to master the WCO?

  23. By rocksalt on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Childress-
    Tjack may look good in practice, but you must admit that he does not look prepared in the “real” game situations….
    I know from my experiences in athletics, that anyone can look good in warm-ups or practices, but the real measure is how one performs in the game.
    Why do you insist on keeping him as our # 2 QB?

  24. By arahn on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    You must be trumpeting-up T Jack so you can get a good trade for him, right? Do you think that a real shot at the super-bowl (THIS season) is worth putting Joe Webb into the game (any way that he can carry the ball down-field) is worth it?

  25. By Jim on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Beat New Orleans!!!

  26. By Jim on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Why do you keep sticking with Jackson as QB when Sage is obviously the better QB? Just admit that Jackson isn’t as good and move on.

  27. By kirby on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    oooo childress’ autograph….that will be worth, well lets see…nothing nor do i know anyone that cares…………..

  28. By Shaun Winn on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Childress TJ Hush is worth looking into. With Rice gone for seven games min, and Harvin game to game how could we loss having him on the team for this year. He can play the #2 receiver or the slot. With Favre he probably is good for a hundred catches. If Seattle has to pay his salary for 2010 or even if we split it. With the pick we would get for Sage , i’d think it would be high enough to send it to Seattle for Hush. This is a era we can’t afford to be weak at so pull off the deal.

  29. By Tumavotinh on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Hi coach Childress, how about put Bernard Berian as a back up WR? and replace him with Javon Walker? BB doesnt have the jump ball skill like JW or Sidney Rice. He costs Brett Favre all the interceptions. If you start him please dont throw the ball to him on short routes instead have him run the deep routes down field where he could beat the DBs with speed.

  30. By paul on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Childress, Who’s your 3rd. down back going to be?

  31. By Darrell on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Here’s a place in Dallas(hope to see the vikes here)that helped a friend of mine get a good hold on his migrane problems/ I hope it helps Percy or you guy’s find something. When you make it to the SB I wouldn’t mind tickets if this helps.

  32. By glinda on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Husband and I want you to explain your letting Sage go instead of TJ. TJ seems a weak QB and we feel that you have just injured the Vikes chances for the season. Please explain to your loyal Vikings fans why you did this.

  33. By Rogerthevikefan on Sep 3, 2010 | Reply

    Are you on drugs why keep tj? Every fan hates him and he can’t play. Why don’t you admit it was dumb picking him and you have wasted enough time on him? The most important question of all why did you get rid of the versitile one known as Darius Reynaud?

  34. By evalu8er on Sep 4, 2010 | Reply

    Coach, last year it appeared that Sage was getting an Ivy League education on all thing QB from the great #4. Why not keep him after that high priced year. He showed in the games his football IQ was way up. I think it is sad that you sent ho\im away after that intense year learning from Favre. Eli Manning is really not so great. I would hate to sage at the helm of the giants whipping us.

  35. By dennis on Sep 4, 2010 | Reply

    Hi coach. I think you are doing a wonderful job. I am and always will be a brett favre fan. the guy made football what it is today. Go all the way this season coach

  36. By medicineball on Sep 4, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Coach, thank you for making the tough, right decisions that go against the grain.

    How do you think our young defensive backs are developing? Will the Viking secondary play more aggressively this year?

    Thank you.

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  38. By craig on Sep 4, 2010 | Reply

    Childress your an idiot , TJ is the worst quarterback in the nfl and you let SAGE go, are you a moron with favre being hurt your going to rely on tj to get us to the playoff ,maybe you should be the next one to go

  39. By steve on Sep 4, 2010 | Reply

    What in the H____ is going on? I have been a vikings fan from birth40+ years.
    What is it with T-joke? Get rid of him, get rid of him, get rid of him!!!! Childress what is your investment here, maybe you both should go!!!

  40. By steve MN on Sep 4, 2010 | Reply

    Go get TJ Houshmandzadeh! We could use a vetran receiver that can still run and catch. The reason he was frustrated in Seattle is there was no one to throw him the ball. We have Farvelicious and Webb to throw it to him. One more time…..if your in love with T-joke just adopt him and take him home. If you don’t want him at home then just take him anywhere please!!!

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  42. By Brian on Sep 4, 2010 | Reply

    I can’t believe that people have an opportunity to ask our coach a question and all they can do is bash him for one roster move that is not totally his call anyway. Do any of you think that other people in the organization may have had a say in the roster moves that have been made, like Rick Spielman VP of Player Personnel? Do you think that some of the assistant coaches would have an opinion on the QBs that are kept on the roster? Remember that this is the man that brought Brett Farve to our team. Each of the people that are criticizing the coach that has led our team to a two win improvement in our record each year, two straight division titles and the NFC Championship game last year should consider what it would be like to have thousands of people second guessing every decision they make based on watching three hours of their work week. I wonder if these “fans” would enjoy having strangers that know almost nothing about what they do make idiotic comments that are barely coherent about their ability to do the job they have been doing for their entire career. This is a pathetic display and it makes me embarassed to be a Vikings fan along side the majority of people that have posted comments. We have one of the most tallented rosters in the NFL and Coach Childress helped build it along side Rick Spielman and the other coaches in this organization. If making these decisions and being an NFL coach is so easy I suggest that all of you who have made and are going to make negative comments should go for it. It pays very well and it sounds as if all of you can do a better job than our current coaching staff. Call up Ziggy and give him a proposal on why you should be the one leading this team and listening to morons second guess every decision that you make.
    The question that I would like to ask coach is, How do you feel about the possibility of going to an 18 game season with 2 preseason games? How would you develope players with less preseason games to put them in? How do you use 2 games to prepare your starters and also evaluate backups? How many players would you like to have on your final roster, practice squad and on game day to avoid more injuries to starters in a longer season? I am assuming that you would want to keep the starters off the field on special teams so you would want to carry more players that are special teams players specifically with backup rolls as a secondary priority. Thanks.

  43. By Shawn on Sep 5, 2010 | Reply

    I felt good knowing Sage was in our lineup. Now he’s gone and I’m convinced you are working for the BEARS! Seriously…. Sage showed accuracy, quick decision making and moved the offense. Tavaris is three and out time after time and when its crunch time the ball starts sailing over everyone head. If you want my advise Brad…. take two weeks off then quit!

  44. By Happy on Sep 7, 2010 | Reply

    I think Joe Webb has football savvy and the instincts to be a good football player. That is what the fans see. Brett Favre has that. Unfortunately, Tarvaris Jackson does not have that. He has the skills and the intellectual knowledge, but not to instincts to be a great quarterback.

  45. By Go Vikings on Sep 15, 2010 | Reply

    Hi Coach Brad Childress, I do appreciate the opportunity in ‘ask a question for coach Brad Childress’

    These are questions based on the broad discussion on making sure there is a “fit” between your coach’s style and what you desire in a player.

    What type of players do you look for on your team? Does this differ in the draft, free agent, or where in the season the team at?

    What teams do you admire the most and the least in their selection process? Why?

    What is your coaching process?

    Have you coached others in similar situations, and what were their results?

    What is your philosophy about coaching and about achieving success in life?

    What else do you do as part of your career besides coaching?


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