Submit Your Question For Coach Childress

Posted by Ryan Cardinal on September 21, 2010 – 8:08 am

Don’t forget to submit your question for Head Coach Brad Childress to answer on this week’s edition of “Vikings GamePlan.”  To submit your question, click here.

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  1. By jason on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    it looks to me, the viking defense plays a zone defense? why not more of a man-to-man defense? seems opponents are getting alot of catches on viking defenders?!

    thank you, viking fan from n.m.

  2. By vikingrob22 on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach keep up the good work – but 2 losses pegged at offence…WHY?…training camp gave you a look at good recievers…Why go to Berrian so much when 3 younger WR showed so great then??? Activate at least one of them…

  3. By Eric on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    The D and Run game are firing on all cylinders. We just need recieving outside of Shiancoe…maybe some quick screens to Harvin and Berrian. Rice was the deep threat and that is killing us more than anything. Somehow you have to find someone to catch the deepball.

    - Temporary Viking Fan (4Ever)

  4. By Joel on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Is it to early to panic and if so then what’s the problem so far? I am a Vikings fan!

  5. By Andres on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Why do we keep trying to force Farve into our system? He isn’t anywhere near as good as he was last year. I honestly think we should run the ball more. Adrian Peterson is the key to our team. The Miami game should have been won. Take the ball from Farve and put it in Peterson’s hand. I think we had a chance to win the Saints game too. We lost it all in the second half because we stop running. Peterson got 13 touches the first half and only 6 the second half. Why did we stop running? Why do we keep trying to be a passing team? Farve isn’t Farve anymore but Peterson is. Explain why we don’t run the ball more? Farve has had 5 turnovers and Peterson has had none. Why aren’t we running more?

  6. By Jordan on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Brad why do you have no common sense on football, i mean ive seen you do something in almost every game that i guy WTF is he thinking anyone with common sense no’s u dont do that.

  7. By Jones on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach why do you get soft with your playcalling when will you attack from beginning to the end. I like how you used harvin against the dolphins keep going to harvin good things will happen he does have an issue with fumbles so tell him to hold on to the ball. Why not run harvin more why do you go away from plays that work. It seems like you come out gun slinging and then you calm it down why not attack attack attack. You might want to consider getting as many receivers involved as much as possible teams are double teaming berrian or harvin or shank. You are going to have to develop other wideouts and let them make plays give them more playing time like greg lewis, camarillo don’t go to the same guys all the time mix it up common coach defenses are knowing who we are going to throw to spread it around. Don’t be afraid to give practice squad receivers time on the field you can’t just expect players to be good if they stand on the sidelines get them a chance to develop and make plays.

  8. By vikingreality check on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    When are you going to allow this team to win? When are you going to properly use the talent that we have and stop being so predictable? Do you want us to lose this year? Why are we so thin on WR but yet have some many TEs? When are you going to show some enthusiam and get the players mentally fired up for the game? When will the bad decisions stop? If you don’t pick Jackson and or make serious changes very soon, Farve will check out from this team.

    When will you fix the O-line?

  9. By john-paul cosentino on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    im not as concerned with Favre’s body as i am his mind; is there anyone talking to him regarding his mindset? it must be a daunting situation for Brett. he may be thinking that he should have gone out on top with the Vikes last year, or it may becoming more of a reality shock that the team this year is not the team of last year, or how about, the fact that this is a long season….Favre just looks apathetic. i know that he is not, but it seems that he is almost coming into the game without confidence in his wides. please continue to encourage and bring proper perspective to the team. we may have lost the first two, but its only the first two. last years greatness and devastating loss must be put behind and we must more on. good luck, Coach, im rooting for ya.
    God bless

  10. By Itsnowornever on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach do something about the stupid penalties I’m tired of seeing false starts or holding on the o-line. You need to start benching players if they commit a lot of dumb penalties. Seems like every game I watch for the vikings they commit dumb penalties it just makes me want to smash the tv.

  11. By langi24 on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    when are we going to pick up some wideouts and when you going to learn how to coach. First off pick up vick in off season if he doesn’t sign with eagles

  12. By Philip Mills on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Why don’t we spread the formation out on goal-line? gives A.P. more space?. Also why didn’t we keep Javon Walker at least farve knows him.

  13. By josh on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    I am desperate for you to sign vincent jackson as a temporary replacement and then partner to an injured sidney rice. Could you give me your thoughts on this idea!

  14. By Owen on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    What is up with the vikings they have NOT been doing so good what is up with that. Im still a number 1 viking fan win or lose. GO VIKINGS!

  15. By Owen on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Do you think favre should have gone to training camp or do you think he is alright not going

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  18. By David on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    I was the first one to say bring Brett back, but if hes not able to bring his A game once a week put him on the bench and put JOE WEBB. Brett looks slow

  19. By larry80j on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    as long as Brad Childress is the Vikings Coach I really do not believe any Super Bowl will come to the Vikings; Wilf needs to get rid of Chilly now and bring in Dennis Green b/f season is over….everybody is hoping the Vikings get Jackson but by the time he is allowed to play the Vikes will be out of the Playoff race…should have never cut Javon Walker!

  20. By Alvinsmith on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Let me tell you this Brad, im a big fan of the Vikings.
    I love them but since You have lost Sidney rice i thank you all should
    Sign Vincent Jackson and Have him as your main man. And then Keep Sidney rice and Let go of someone thats not usable. Can’t no Defence stop A.p. Brett Favre. Sidney rice, Percey Harvin and Vincent Jackson. Jus sing the guy and You should be able to win the champion ship.
    And by the way get ur Cornerbacks and your Free Safteys together cuz they need it.
    The vikings problem is We need vincent jackson and Sidney rice
    and we need to get our Secondary together and make them Real big threats like the Jets defence.

  21. By jk54 on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Next Season.
    Either Have Joe Webb As Qb Or Sign Mike vick

  22. By jason on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    we really need at least one more reciever why not try for randy moss or even bring back jevon walker.It seems our defensive front could be alot more aggressive it just seem up till the first turn over there emotion was not like it was last year they were so aggressive whats changed. I am a huge vikings fan just hope we turn it around soon. hopefully there recievers can step it up this week end. thanks jason

  23. By Dreamteam on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    - Trade Bernard Berrian for Vincent Jackson. San Diego need a WR and we need a dominate receiver with size who can consistently help the passing game or draw some defense in coverage. That’s good for both team now. Offensively, with all small WR’s, we need more quick and short pass to RB’s, FB’s, TE’s, WR’s to make defense stay in check. That is the best in West coast offense.

    - Consider Albert Young in punt return; he takes good care the ball and is the best guy for now.

    - Our DB’s make all QB’s look so great. We need a lot more aggressive play to stay up with challenge against great teams. Surely tackles will not enough against the top notch QB in the NFL. I think they are all talented players, too conservative against the pass will not help the front line defense.

    The calling plays for Adrian and Harvin in the game seem to close for player to recover or think after a big play/

  24. By Super Bowl Dreamin on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach – Here is your success strategy. Vicent Jackson and Sydney Rice go long – Percy Harvin, Carmillo and Visanthe Shianco across the middle. Unstoppable and the potential to get you to 12 and 4. Now if we could just get the offensive line to open up a hole big enough for Peterson to go through to gain 1 yard and a win against Miami we could say we could contend for a Super Bowl. After 50 f’n years you would think this fanchise could have one one Super Bowl.

  25. By Kevin on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    If Favre is benched I think he will pull his cry-baby attitude and retire for the 10000000 time!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. By JUNE EVORA on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply


  27. By purplehaze on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach, put the brain trust into high gear and man-up. This team has potential, but is being held back by lethargic play calling on offense; particularly in the red zone. Open it up, be creative and not so predictable, play more screens, take what the opposition gives you.

    I’ll bet you watched the Saints game last night right?, get a clue from Payton, they played the screen game to near perfection…

    Man up ya’ll!

  28. By Steve the Vike on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Why is it that on the first drive of a important game you decide to go for it on 4th and goal. Do you realize that if you had taken the feild goali n the first quarter we would have only needed a field goal to win the game instead of pounding Peterson in there. This going for it on 4th down should only be used to stay in winable games in the 4th quarter

  29. By rocksalt on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Chidress-
    Why is our O line getting beat at line of scrimmage? Ditto for our D line…….I would ask you to consider trading Berrian, but Who would want him? Put Berrian on practice squad and get Joe Webb involved……..THE TIME IS NOW TO GET COOKING!……OTHERWISE GET OUT OF THE KITCHEN

  30. By jim on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    With the Best runing back in the NFL, why is it that we do not run screens or pitch the ball out to AP so he starts on the edge?

  31. By Vikefan on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach – How soon before Harvin is full strength. Brett needs more playmakers to relieve the pressure.

  32. By Nitkusbutschke on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    I am very pleased that Brett came back to play another season, I wish he had his surgery earlier and been ready to go sooner. Regardless, it is what it is, water under the bridge. Lets try to do what we can to get Vincent Jackson into the fold. Additionally, when is Sidney Rice expected to make it back? We could really use his help!

  33. By Dustin on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Rick Speilman said that he wouldn’t comment on who was in the vikings sights during the 2010 draft and that he wouldn’t comment until about three years afterwards to see if his scouting of particular players was accurate, would you be willing to share with us who you had your sights on from the 2007-2008 draft?

  34. By Bert Stavre on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Dear Bradley.

    Thank you for bringing Favre back. Thank you for believing that he is a better QB than Peterson is an RB by stifling Peterson. Thank you for making the real NFC North rivalry between the Packers and the Bears the only one that matters once again. I hope you never retire.

  35. By Michael on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Childress,

    Can we please utilize Joe Webb at the receiver position? Also, why can’t we run some option with Joe Webb, A.P., and Percy? PLEASE! We need to get some exciting plays out of our offense, plus this can take some pressure off of Brett and our receivers. I look forward to your response. Thank you.

  36. By "Richie" Jeff Richards on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Chili, Is there anyway to incorporate Joe Web into the offense; like “Wildcat” set or something. Also What about Greg C. and the young guys who did so well in T-camp and preseason? Thanks!!! Keep at it!!!! Sitka Alaskan PURE Vikings FAN!!!!!!!!

  37. By "Richie" Jeff Richards on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    P.S. Will trade Halibut & salmon for Touchdowns and a win!!! lol

  38. By steve on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach, three questions ! Why doesn’t the vikings bring Jarvon Walker back? Is there going to be a trade for Vincent Jackson? Last week in a few plays the wildcat offense could have been a change of pace and a chace to make a big play and avoided some of the interceptions.

  39. By Vikingsfan on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    You can do it vikes.. Favre will come through.. keep playing hard!

  40. By Bruce on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Childress, would it hurt to try putting in receivers in the Number 1 & 2 spots that have better completion ratios? Why can’t we get the taller receivers with talent? That’s what most teams strive for.

  41. By Bob on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Chilly I don’t mind you going for it on 4th and 1 just make sure you atleast put harvin in the backfield with ap and give them the ball. The thing I don’t agree when you go on 4th and one is just running up the gut. Maybe put gerhart, young, and ap in there and smash the ball somewhere else besides the middle when it is plugged up already with defenders waiting. We can’t just sit here and wait for rice to come back, we don’t know if he can be the same player he is not just going to instantly go back to last years production. I hope we get vj and sign him to couple years line him up with rice and we would have a prolific tandem. Try lining up more tight ends on the receiving spot. The only athletic fit tight end on this roster is shank all our other tight ends are fat and slow. Kleinsasser fell down after he caught the ball against the dolphins nobody even touched him and he fell like a fat dingleberry. Can you shape up the tight ends and make them fit so they can atleast run and catch.

  42. By Bruce on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Andres, at least learn to spell the guy’s name right if you are going to personally attack him.

  43. By Cris Allen on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    You need to talk to Brett, seems like he doesn’t have the same passion as he did for last season. Once you get him going, the team will be going. I guarantee it.

  44. By Bruce on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Childress, all the experts on the NFL Network say you are running Peterson on the WRONG side and he doesn’t get as many yards. Can you fix that by calling the right side (which I think is him running to the left) Seems to make sense to me, if het gets twice as many yard per carry going up one side versus the other, then have him run up that side.

  45. By Carmen on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Hi from Mexico!!! The last two season the team had a great spirit in the field, even during the Saints game they looked highly motivated. Last game something happened to the guys, in their faces looked a little afraid. Something happens in the locker room ? Anyway I’m sure you’re a great motivator that can bring back the winning spirit to the team. And if they work hard they can bring back the good luck and stop the bad luck.
    Please tell the Vikings that there are fans in Mexico that support them.
    Vamos Vikingos!!!

  46. By purplehorn on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach….If Bevell calls the plays, why do you have a playsheet in your hands and cover your mouth while the Vikings are on offense?

  47. By floyd scholz on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Why dont you do something, anything about the vikes wide receiver core? Waiting for chemistry will create nothing but loses. No hands Berrian shouldn’t even be on the team. Brett doesn’t trust him to make the catch needed to keep the drive going, you can see that from my living room. Why not go get some more players?

  48. By Dave on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    I think that Randy Moss would be a great addition to the Viking throwing attack!! He still wants to play but it seems that he is not happy in New England.

  49. By Dave on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    More PLAY ACTION!!!!

  50. By Woodboat on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Floyd, who should the Vikes go get? Is V Jackson worth sacrificing the teams future for? Believe it or not, every team would like to go to the Superbowl every year, but not many expect to. I think the Vikes expected to during mini camp and such, but with the injuries I think they are back to being hopeful. Is V Jackson enough to get them a ring this year with the roster they have? Maybe, but its not a lock by any means. The OL is a concern, and the DB play remains iffy. Also, this is probably Favres last year. How good of a WR was Rice before arrived? WRs are only as good as the QB that is throwing to them.

  51. By Woodboat on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Having Rice and V Jackson on the field at the same time would be great, but if our QB can’t get them the ball….. it doesn’t matter.

  52. By jesse on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Why not get javon walker back?

  53. By Vikings Fan 4 Ever on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Why not plug-in Joe Webb as a receiver. He has too much athletic talent to be sitting on the sidelines. And he plays with a lot of heart. What’s to lose??

    We still need a deep threat. It’s superbowl or bust this year. I’ve heard rumors about Randy Moss. I’m sure Favre would love throwing his way. But Vincent Jackson is probably our best bet.

    GO VIKES!!!!

  54. By Woodboat on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Webb ran off big yards because he was playing QB, looking downfield for receivers, against defenses populated by guys that are on the couch watching the games right now. If he was to run the wildcat, he would get stuffed. by the 9 guys on the line of scrimmage. If he was put out wide as a receiver, would he run better routes than Harvin or be able to catch better than Berrian? Probably not. Why don’t we as fans let him be a QB prospect.

  55. By Woodboat on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Childress:

    I know the team is always looking to improve its talent pool, but are there any positions you are actively looking to strengthen?

  56. By Woodboat on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Childress:

    Tavaris Jackson has been with the team for a number of years and yet you don’t seem to have the confidence in his ability to lead this team. Do you have a plan to acquire a franchise QB for the future?

  57. By zach on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    atleast resign javon walker i thought he looked pretty good in preseason… do something with berrian coach him to fight for the ball or atleast bat it away… put in the extra effort like big sid would do, also what about reynaud he looked really good in preseason, oh wait its how you practice right? he must be a super star on the practice field.. surely walker would play with more heart and probably be a better receiver he’ll have something to prove. im sure berrian is a great receiver has great speed but im just waiting for him to show it.

  58. By Bruce on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    “Vincent Jackson played college football at the University of Northern Colorado. It was one of the few colleges that recruited Jackson out of high school. One of the few true freshman ever to play for the University of Northern Colorado, Vincent earned All American Honors as a punt returner, scoring the first time he ever touched a ball on a punt return against Adams State College (CO). He rewrote the record books on the way to becoming Northern Colorado’s all-time leader in receptions, receiving yards (game & season), KR yards, PR yards, receiving touchdowns. His senior season was highlighted by a 13-catch 249-yard, 3-touchdown effort against Florida Atlantic.” (Wikipedia Source)….. Wow, this team needs a good punt returner who won’t take his eyes off the ball and it needs a good receiver. So what do you think Brad?

  59. By jkcjh90 on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    what in the world has happen…. poor play calling…. why not take the 3 points when we had a chance…. chilly you have to think, give favre the permision to call his own plays, and bring back walker.. why not ? he had shown that he can catch the ball. why not use webb in a wildcat formation.
    you have gotta open up the playbook. let peterson run wild. put camarillo in let him prove he is worthy…. gotta think chilly…

    GO VIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  60. By Bruce on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    6 FOOT 5″ TOO!

  61. By Bruce on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    You know why Manning has 6 touchdowns already in 6 games? He gets to call his own plays ;-)

  62. By WTF on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Manning’s also got about the best pass-blocking OLine in the NFL too. How often does he even need to scramble while waiting for receivers to get open?

  63. By WTF on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    On the other side of it, our OLine is so pathetic that Brett needs to scramble every now and then just waiting for the runner to grab the ball on the handoff!

  64. By Ryan on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Don’t change petersons running style he is doing a good job.

  65. By George on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    when are you going to get the tools needed to help farve suceed you have the best quaterback in history get him the tools he needs to win games no 1 player can win by himself get him a wide reciever go get koren robinson or some one like him you need a known good reciever and why do you think your running game is going to help you never replacedchester Taylor with a quility back hurry up and find some one to replace the ones you let go before our beloved brett ends up being the fall guy for a team that canot win with out the help that is needed if I was brett if you dont get him help buy game 6 or 7 i would go home that will show him and all the other fans that you and the owner arent serios about winnig this year

  66. By fay on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach-Why haven’t you or the Wifs resigned Javon Walker he is 6-3″ at least a taller receiver for Brett Favre to throw too.He needs someone that will go up for the ball-and Javon will do that..Sign him for each game he will play for you until hopefully you can get V.Jackson..Its a must win the Sunday-as you already know-What team only goes with 4 receivers-always great if no injuries..O line has to protect Brett Favre better-there were some mental lapses it looked like on Sunday-The Dolphins defense knew you were going to give it to AP on 4th &1 cann’t we surprise teams alittle bit better with another call maybe a pass when they don’t expect it?Good Luck on Sunday Go Vikes!

  67. By George on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Amen get Bret some help ap plus no recievers = loss after loss no back to help ap means LOSS after LOSS GET SOME HELP I agree Javon Walker Would be a great help or Koren Robeson He still has Some Juice in his tank get some help I have quit the back when bret left and will never be a packer fan untill the Coach and gm are gone Brett Farve IS the best Quarter Back and has not lost anything this year EXCEPT THE HELP HE NEEDS TO WIN With OUT anddind at least 2 Wide OuTS and A Good Known Running Back to help AP Coach just mail it in no sense even taking the feild ITS LIKE FIRING BULLETS AT A TANK SOUNDS GOOD BUT VERY LITTLE RESULTS

  68. By vikingsfan4life on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    da,da like as if we need the nfl network to tell us what we need???? we need a WR !!!!!! get it done childress or kiss you season goodbye !!!! it’s as simple as that !!! why, why have you not gotten a WR ???????

  69. By Dave on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Look, you brought Brett in for a reason. If you do not intend to use him as he heeds to be used and for the talent that he has, please let us all know now so we can go find someone else to watch. Or for that matter, some other sport. Don’t waste the gold that you have in your hand, use it!! Buy an offensive line if you have to………

  70. By richard orvedal on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    GET VINCENT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!

  71. By GoVikings on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Good job getting Favre back…However when will you be giving him some WR support? This same is nearly the same as last year what we are missing though is a big physical receiver who goes after the ball like Rice…Are we going to bring back Javon Walker for the interm to help fill the shoes until Rice comes back? Also go get VJAX now…We need him…if we end up being 1-5 before Rice and VJAX are able to play they give us the best chance at ending at 11-5 come on coach…I THOUGHT WE WERE ALL IN THIS YEAR :-(

  72. By vikings 4-7 on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach, More mis direction plays. Can adrian throw at all? Can he pitch it back to bret for something down field? We keep using sprint right or left every hand off. Give a D something to freeze on or that extra second for an extra yard. We are plain at offense with a world of talent. Joe Webb from inside the 5-10 red zone. Give the D a reason to not focus on the single backfield. Use the talent on the sideline to call plays for and not just a play for adrian to the left or shank down the middle. Creative times called for right now when the motor that drives the offense, Sydney. Not bret is sidelined. Don’t reinvent the wheel here, just help it turn. Thanks….

  73. By Brad Jenson on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach. Wondering when you will find a way to use Webb? We all know he is awesome in space, and was drafted as an athlete. Maybe QB in 3rd downs – pass or run, or in a reverse, or running behind Peterson and G (new guy)

  74. By meswant on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    1 – running game is great
    2 – defense use to be great, now is lacking. By a few minutes into the 3rd, miami had 113 rushing yards. Last year that would not have happened.
    3 – wr’s need to catch the ball. Unfortunately vincent jackson can not help us. He has to serve 3 game suspension & then 3 more for not signing contract. Rice will be back by then. We need help NOW!!
    4 – our o-line did great for AP to get through, but lets protect Brett.

  75. By ed on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    June, who is the unnamed receiver?

  76. By OregonVikingsFan on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    actually vjax would be eligiable to play in week 5 for the vikings if signed by tomorrow afternoon by the vikings…Immediate help? nI would look at Javon Walker and using webb…We have what we have and childress for some reason feels thats good enough, just like pay Tavarius to sit on the bench and not going after a QB in a draft or in a trade. Tavarius will never be a #1 in this league and if we dont get to the promise land this year we wont be seeing it until we get a QB again.

  77. By Arnie Kuhn on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply


    If you love the Vikings and the fans, please resign. When you went for the early 4th down, you not only gave up the 3 points, but it deflated the players, and set the tone for the whole game.

    The players are just not rebbed up. It is your job to do that. The players are not robots, they are human beings!! Please resign!!!!

  78. By bestfront4 on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Sure, Vincient Jackson would be great. (probably even more than that) But what we really need is a sure-handed, speedy receiver .(because that’s what we lack w/out sidney). My question to chilli; is Payne or walker in option at whiteout and why is running the ball our second option? Lastly, why don’t we run more plays with both Harvin and Peterson both in the backfield?

  79. By Troy on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply


    Seriously the offensive line and receivers look good? Are you watching the same game the rest of the world is! Our tackles have not be able to block speed rushers last year and now again this year. Brett is running for his life. We have receivers who can’t catch except Percy.

    I have thought this for a long time but it obvious you think your smarter than you are. Their is no flow to the game with the play calling, no open recievers down field. I am tired of watching so many other teams have receivers open. Either you not doing your job or the receivers are not doing theirs. Which is it?

    For God sakes act like you care.

    I have been a Viking Fan since I was 8 years old, but mark my words if you don’t turn this around I will not watch another Viking game as long as your the coach.

  80. By Tav. Jackson on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Troy: Thats what we all say but as a diehard fan you cant wait until the next week to root for your team…This year you just hope they get some grove back cuz if we lose to the lions we will have pretty much wrote our own ticket to watching other teams play in the playoffs…Or should I say Brad wrote that ticket for us.

  81. By viking 4 ever on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    coach childress, with this likely being brett favres last year i am begging you to trade tavaris jackson. if tavaris is as good as you say maybe we can get a top flight reciever for him(ha ha). if you think things are tough this season just wait until tavaris is the starting qb next year. have you lost your mind or are you just plain stupid. getting rid of rosenfeld and keeping tavaris is the dumbest move youve made yet. if anything happens to brett we will not win 1 game.

  82. By constance on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    stop waisting time!!-you’re gonna give the lions their first win this sunday!!-know why? because you wont get brett help at the wr position-lets go 0-16 why not?-obviously you think those wr’s you have can do it!-open your eyes-we’re 0-2-they havent convinced me yet!-i love favre-but he needs help-you’re making him look like sh-t out there! swallow you’re pride! brett saved your job-now go get him some help-GET VINCENT JACKSON,so what if you have to sell the farm-DO IT!!!

  83. By Tav. Jackson on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    P.S. Coach please trade me to another team I am no good and you know this…I wish you could admit when your project backfired on you. Do the vikings a favor get some WR(s) NOW! and next year get a QB because if you are relying on me making plays you are mistaken….Sure Brett throws picks sure he makes some bad decisions but I am sure all Viking fans remember how I play….I am sick of the talk of pulling Brett and putting me in are all the fans high? You think we stink now (when all we need is someone for Brett to throw the ball to) put me in and we will really suck (we will need a QB and WR(s) than). Coach please get some dang receivers already you cant be that dumb unless you are trying to get Favre to fail in which case I think when you get Fired you should take me to the unfortuanate team that hires you and make me the starting QB there…

  84. By VINCENT JACKSON on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Well I am no coach but I am a pro bowl receiver with fresh legs young hands and a past…We all have a past look at Chris Carter…You brought him in from Philly and he will become a hall of famer. Do the vikings a favor Chilly Willy, go get Javon Walker right now so he can start in next weeks game and sign me so that I can get familar with the playbook and help us get a win against dallas week 5.

    The negative thing about coming to Minnesota would be the coach not knowing WTF he is doing…Admint when your wrong, and make it right. Management has said they were all in this year….If this is all in man I grew up loving the wrong team…lol

  85. By viking 4 ever on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    tav. you forgot a recap of the philadelphia playoff game where we had to dumby up the offense so you could understand it because you are too stupid to understand an nfl offense.

  86. By Tav. Jackson on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    viking4ever: my bad I was too busy concentrating on how bad I suck I forgot that…Its ok though…Brett has thrown some picks so everyone wants me to play again right? Seems to me as Brad is trying to intentionally lose this year so when I come in as the starting QB next year he will look like he was the smarter guy in the world cuz I will get the Vikes to the playoffs again….But I am sure I will lose the first game unless brad lets me draw the plays on my hand :-)

  87. By Mitch on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Cut that worthles piece of #^%^^*&^&#%#@$ Berrian!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  88. By viking 4 ever on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    tav. being the winnipeg blue bombers own your cfl draft rights maybe you could go there to play for the blue bombers next year. ive been to winnipeg and it is a beautiful city i think you would be happy there aay.

  89. By Andre Black on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Can we please get a stronger kicker to start kicking in the end zone, and punting further. Our defense already has holes in it this year and constantly giving the opponent good field position is hindering the defensive performance, along with the obvious things.

  90. By Tav. Jackson on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Ya vikings4ever I have thought about it but childress tells me this year he is not going to give brett any help so brett can be the fall guy and next year I will look like a hero….So its a debate…Now if Childress is lying to me (he has before) than I would consider moving to the CFL as I dont want to hurt you viking fans anymore…I do appreciate you packer/bear fans pretending to be a viking fan and saying bench favre but while the management in MN seems to have created the term short bus rider I think they are on to you :-) Brad just give brett someone he can trust, someone he can throw to….an instant favorite that can start right away would be Javon Walker. of course we also need you to make a trade for VJax before 4pm EDT tomorrow…Please do it…you are all in right?

  91. By viking 4 ever on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    i am all in for sure, i cant bear to see hall of fame qb brett favre hung out to dry anymore. i get so mad at chilli because he keeps saying one thing and doing another. we need to get brett a go to reciever asap. sidney will be back hopefully by game 6 but percy is dinged up. brett needs a deep threat that doesnt have butter fingers(berrian) please chilli please get brett some help (walker and jackson)

  92. By Tav. Jackson on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Yes Walker and Jackson are a good answer…If we could limp to victory against det this week, have a bye next week and jackson would be elegiable in week 5 against dallas…We win those and get Rice back the following week and we are ready to roll!

  93. By creature on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Why have we not brought Javon Walker back? Walker at least looked like he was trying hard and fighting for the ball. I thought he had a couple of really nice grabes. He knows the offence and Favre and him have done well together before.

  94. By viking 4 ever on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    i know webb isnt proven but with all the recieving problems why havent we used him more as a reciever we still need to get walker back antrade for jackson too but i think webb is at least worth a look. he is a phenominal athlete.

  95. By Gary on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    How about playing webb wild cat, and/or play him as a rb wiyh the option to throw! What do we have to lose??

  96. By BIgRich on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply


    Why did you go for it on 4th and 2 on the first drive? Miami is a great defense and running team 3 points is crucial at the start of the game. They stop you on 4th down gain huge momentum. They use it to score their only offensive touchdown of the game. Also if you had kicked the field goal we would not have needed a touchdown late to win we could have simply kicked the fg and won the game. Also don’t ever throw the ball when your backed up to the endzone…. especially when you have the diesel in your backfield and seem to be having protection issues. Those 2 coaching decisions alone totally change that game.

  97. By ORVikingFan on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Yes Walker and Jackson are a good answer…If we could limp to victory against det this week, have a bye next week and jackson would be elegiable in week 5 against dallas…We win those and get Rice back the following week and we are ready to roll!

  98. By FixTheBlogPlease on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    This blog is hating it doesnt let you post 99% of the time…….while we are talking about WEBB and wildcat…lets think even more outside the box and think about AP, TJACK and WEBB in the wishbone…make TJACK do something for his pay…Imagine that even if you tossed it to WEBB it could still be a pass…hard to defend I think…Lets put some of the 98 magic (flea flickers etc) and 2009 magic together and maybe just maybe we can win this year! THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX CHILDRESS! IF YOU CANT DO IT, DO US ALL A FAVOR AND RESIGN!

  99. By Vernon on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach, I think you are doing a great job. What re the chances of bringing Randy Moss back to Minnesota. It’s obvious that he wants to come back. Once a Viking always a Viking! Skol Vikes!!!

  100. By Tumavotinh on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Dear Coach Childress, please put Bernard Berrian back on the practice squad and replace him with Javon Walker. And please also take Bernard Berrian’s pay and give that to Javon Walker.

  101. By viking 4 ever on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    vernon have you been sniffing glue again. chilli is the root of all the vikings problems. my guess is that he wont go after jackson and wont bring walker back. i hope im wrong but chillis track record on making good decisions isnt very good.

  102. By Lance on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Get Vincent Jackson please! Do whatever it takes

  103. By NsRhea on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Who the F*** is Hank Baskett and why are we wasting our time with him? What a disgrace.

  104. By DFan on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    What will happen against Detroit?
    The Vikings need to come out ready to play and fired up in order to avoid complete embarrassment.
    I would give anything to see aggressive play calling, Peterson pound out 200 yds and at least one play call that isn’t basic and completely predictable. We need a spark to get things back on track.

  105. By NsRhea on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Actually, didn’t Minnesota draft him as a Free agent, and then trade him to Philly a few years back?

  106. By vodka on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    The vikings are going back to there old remedial offense when chilly first took over. This team is falling like dominoes since rice has been out chilly its your job to get the next guy in line to step up.

  107. By viking 4 ever on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    chilli youre no bud grant

  108. By Lito on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach, where do you think are your team’s immediate areas of need? Secondly, are you not able to design one play for Joe Webb and see how he can contribute? In a scale of 0-10, 10 being worst, how woulld you rate your right offensive line, your receiving corp, and your punt/kick return game?

  109. By Jones on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Why did we sign baskett??!! what a surprise another former eagle who hasn’t proved anything. Whats the point of this signing why not just let payne start instead.

  110. By Jake Weaver on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Hey coach, i see alot of these posts blowing up in your face, i understand that some of these ignorant people have know idea about football and just want to curse at you for studpid reasons. But i actually have a footbal question. When you run in the “I” formation, usually a heavy set with a wide out out wide, does favre have the option to audible the O-line to block weak side instead of strong side even if the play was to run strong side? Because it seems alot of the time they stack up on the strong side as a defense, which makes sense, but we go ahead and run into it anyways. It seems as if weak side would be a better options. Whats the football analysis of that situation? Why not run weak side i guess is my question if they stack heavy on strong side. Thanks coach, its not panic time, 14 games left. Keep it up.

  111. By madden11 on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Put ap and harvin in the backfield together and let the fun begin.

  112. By purple08 on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Coach… How is Toby Gerhart coming along with his developement? Are you happy with how he has progressed so far? Can we expect any changes in the return game? Thanks for everything you have done for this organization! Good Luck!

  113. By larry on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Hank f’ing Baskett? Really? Unbelievable!!!

  114. By Brent Fields on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR CHILDRESS AND WILF. TRADE FOR VINCENT JACKSON OR RANDY MOSS OR AT LEAST RESIGN J. WALKER. if the Vikes can sign V. Jackson to a 1 year deal, then only give up a 2nd round pick. If the Vikes can afford to sign him to a 2-3 year deal then possibly give up an additional later round draft pick if needed. GIVE FAVRE THE OFFENSIVE WEAPONS HE NEEDS WHILE YOU CAN. FAVRE IS NOT GOING TO BE PLAYING NEXT SEASON. next season the Vikes will need to find another QB. Are the coaches and owners actually serious. with Harvin out, you have 3 WR’s. the loss of Chester Taylor also hurts the Vikes. Vikes also will need the $ to resign Rice and other key players next season. GET ANOTHER OFFENSIVE LINEMAN THAT CAN BLOCK. Are you kidding me, 2 Viking offensive linemen can’t stop one Dolphin defensive player from getting to Favre and stripping the ball in the end zone causing a TD for the Dolphins? PATHETIC. GIVE FAVRE A 6’5″ 200 LB. WR THAT HAS GOOD HANDS AND CAN JUMP UP AND CATCH THE FOOTBALL AND GET AN OFFENSIVE LINEMAN THAT CAN BLOCK AND PROTECT THE QB OR AT LEAST TRY TO GET THE OFFENSIVE LINE TO IMPROVE BEFORE THE NEXT GAME.

  115. By Lance on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    Uhhhh….Hank Baskett? Our punter is gonna get really tired. Maybe I should be more optimistic because Favre has made a career out of making low profile recievers into pro bowlers. If ol’ Hank can catch and contest a ball when it is thrown his way, then maybe ol’ Hank is a diamond in the rough. The guy is 6-4 so he’s got that going for him, which is nice.

  116. By Adam on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    I know that coach Chilly probably isn’t going to read our pleas (at least not on the the comment section of a blog) but in any case I still think our best bet is RANDY MOSS! Favre wanted him in the past, Moss stated before that he wants to retire as a Viking and not to mention the guy is a beast WR! He did wonders for us before and to get him back we could give the Pats some draft picks coupled with a DL or something respectable.
    I could just see it now, Favre throwing a deep pass that nobody else could get but a nice tall WR like MOSS. And then a couple weeks later, Rice is back in the picture and Defense wouldn’t know what hit em!


  117. By WAVikesFan on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    During the game versus the Dolphins, after gaining a first down, you came back with a quick dive play several times. I don’t remember this approach gaining more than a yard or two at most and it really seemed like a wasted play. In one instance, this quick play was run in the red zone where every down is extremely important. What was the objective and why keep doing the same thing when it doesn’t get positive results?

  118. By miko on Sep 21, 2010 | Reply

    If you sign another ex-Eagle player, I’m going to drown myself. We’re not going to win a super bowl just cause you know and love every player on the Eagles. I believe Hank Baskett has virtually nothing to offer us. Once again, you always seem to amaze me Chilly.

  119. By larry on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Breaking News: Vincent Jackson just signed a 1 year deal with the Vikdes. ESPN just reported it. JUST KIDDING……

  120. By larry on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    I youtubed Baskett to take a look at his NFL highlights and he only had 4 or 5 highlights out of 7 pages of results. The other vids were of he and Kendra.

  121. By Willsee on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Matt Jones! Hes better than everyone says!

  122. By Frederick Jones on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Hey, it’s all about the bench press.

  123. By Loomis on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Jones just likes his cocain.

  124. By Donald Spain on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    DEAR COACH CHILDRESS, Why did ypu trade a known quantity for an unknown college players who will not be of use this year? Do you not think that ypu are the reason for the two losses? Is it not you choices that are the reasons for the losses?

  125. By matt on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    were going to sign an ex eagle that is a nobody? I don’t get why, if you cant get Jackson. Why not go and resign Javon walker? I have to believe it now. the vikings are going to be leaving Minnesota, they are going to be the joke of the nfc this year, and they will be lucky to win 4 games. So much for the vikings “putting everything on the line” to win the Superbowl this year. They look like a team that is purposely trying to fail, so they can leave Minnesota.

  126. By joe on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    first off! i think favre is an egotistic idiot. all your great quaterbacks manning, brady, palmer, and so on all show up to camp and workout with there receivers. when are we going to stop catering to egotistic selfess people like favre and start showing support for those that show up and want to play. were was the trainers for the vikings in the off season, to inform rice to get the surgery and not wait until 2 weeks before the start of the season. we hae the worst DB in the NFL! we make every QB in the leauge look like joe montana. we have a swiss cheese offensive line, and a 40yo one legged QB that we payed $17 million that sucks. start spending the money smartly, and go after jackson. remember coach! favre is only as good as is receivers. GO VIKES

  127. By ORVikingFan on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    OMG…I was hoping to wake up to the Vikes Signing VJax and Javon Walker instead i get to start my day knowing MN has brought in another no namer from Phily….Coach please resign we need someone who wants to win not make a team horrible…MN was a QB away from being dominant last year it showed…Now we need WR(s) without them we will not do better that a 6-10 season. You better right this ship ASAP or you will see the ship thats sinking completely sink and with that ship sinking I hope you lose your job and we get a coach that can make good decisions.

  128. By Troy on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    As usual coach chilly won’t do anything to improve this team. my gut tells me he won’t trade for V-Jak because he thinks he knows best. Just like when he got T-Jac he thought he could make him a NFL quarterback because he is so smart. Hey coach I heard you got rid of Sage because you say more improvement in T-jac. Have you ever heard that some people are just better PRACTICE players and not game time players. Clearly T-jac is not a game time player but you can’t admit when you made a mistake.

    Put you arogance and pride aside and pay attention to what is really going on with your team.

  129. By joe on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    i say the vikes should go after bill cowher, or jimmy johnson, and get rid of that guttless bald headed morone that you call a coach. we have the best talent of any team in the league and we cann’t get it together. i got an idea coach! why not give fran tarkentan, and chris carter a call they look like they still can play.

  130. By Troy on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    If I didn’t care so much for the players I would say that we should boycott the game. If no one showed up for the game the owner would have to fire Chilly!!!

  131. By Donald Spain on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    By what I have read by T-Jak, I would have to say that cilly willy is no head coach; and should go! I hear he did not win any of them games last year as a head coach! It was all Farve and his other coaches! Chilly boy please resign!

  132. By vikingrob22 on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Coach great pickup BASKET was good in training camp BUT you traned him – WRONG- at least you correct your mistakes…

    ou let him go when he had his best years

  133. By DiehardGreen&Gold on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Most hilarious blog I’ve ever read….

  134. By D Nels on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply


    What do you think about the Twins and their chances in the postseason this year? Thanks

    D Nels

  135. By Dean Fisher on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Childress, why didn’t you sign TJ Housh this year after he was cut? We would of only had to spend $800 k which was a lot less than what it would of cost us last year when he signed in Seattle.

  136. By nat on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    When are you going to take some blame chilly? and when are you leaving? your no good to us here in MN. YOU are only a .500 coach since youve been here. PLEASE go DESTROY some other franchise . THROUGH THICK AND THIN A REAL PURPLE PEOPLE EATER 4 LIFE!

  137. By nat on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Zyggi, please hire Leslie Frazier as head coach. Here in MN we have a history of letting our coordinators go to other teams as a head coach and have made an INSTANT impact. heres to name a few- TONY DUNGY, BRIAN BILLICKS AND MIKE TOMLIN- I wonder how many CHAMPIONSHIPS those three have won????? hmmm, very interesting dont you think?

  138. By Loren on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Walker did have the best catch I have seen so far this year by a Viking.Camarillo needs more chances.We need someone big and tall.

  139. By Brian on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Since we are in the need for a WR what about looking at Matt Jones, who had a decent preseason with the Bengals. He has speed, size and would fill a hole at a good price!!!?????

  140. By Brian on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones,Matt Jones, PLEASE BRING Matt Jones.

  141. By Willsee on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Matt Jones! Ive been lookin for another Largent for years! I know Jones has a long way to go before that. But he wants to play and play for whatever u offer him. Hes way better than Baskett! You should throw Baskett in the waste basket! Butterfingers needs to just live off his wife!

  142. By rodney on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    HEY Brad when will you start changing your play book.When your play makers are out you have to change your plays..I have coach for 17 years.I know of ten plays. That if used you could have won the last two games.and your going into #3 .Try to change it up a little you guys can pull it out.You have a good team but it starts to fall on you now.If you would like to have some new plays that will work let me know .I would love to see you guys in the super bowl..

  143. By Willsee on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    You spelled cocaine wrong. Besides he’s human so I guess unless he kills dogs, helps mrder someone or does drugs again. He deserves the chance to play! Imagine what he could do with a whole season.

  144. By Coach on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Chilly is too soft he needs to coach womens volleyball he doesn’t instill the will and attitude to be a winner for these players. We need to play nasty defense like the jets and ravens chilly you need to coach better learn how to flow the offense with aggression.

  145. By Coach on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    I doubt chilly will recognize his mistakes I know it’s favre fault for turnovers also but chilly needs to start putting his foot down and make sure it is not okay for turnovers. This team beats themselves on majority of the games its pathetic that is the coaching the players make the mistakes but the coaches are suppose to stop the stupidity not let it proceed over and over.

  146. By Garett on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    KEYS TO WINNING: Throw away all 1 wide sets. Run in a 3 wide set. Let Brett call ALL the plays. Change up where you put Jared Allen. Edwards was winning his battle against the right tackle for miami but just wasn’t getting the sack. Long dominated Allen all game so switch it up every once in awhile and see if Allen can get going against weaker tackles. GO VKINGS!!!

  147. By Robins on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Let Brett make the calls. He has the experience. Jared needs to sack the quarterbacks like last year. Fix the problem. Make holes and tackle well so Adrian can get through. Adrian isn’t fumbleing so help him. I hope Hank helps us a lot. Shiancoe is doing great. Can we get the ball to him more? We didn’t get Vincent Jackson. What a shame. Everyone needs to step up. Protect Brett! Please beat the Lions!! We have some great guys….get it together please.

  148. By Pharewynd on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    I have been a Vikings fan for over 30 yrs. now. I’ve seen alot of the highs/lows in that length of time. I have never been so frustrated as in this year already! What has happened to the Vikings?????? There is no fire in them. They are not aggressive like last year. The O-line is mediocre at best. TOOO SLOOW and not protecting the QB and giving him time to throw. Your WR corps NEEDS HELP NOW!!!!!!!!!!! You cannot sit in the bushes on this or the Vikings will not be able to come back in any game. You have placed all your eggs in your basket on Rice and never took into account what would happen if he wasnt there. Why not doing some “mixing” of calls in order to confuse the other teams defense? Get something “new” into your system cause all teams know just about everything that is happening and shut us down. You can’t run AP into the ground and expect him to play the whole game either. I dont blame Brett for trying to “make something happen” out of nothing. The receiving corps we have now IS NOT ACCEPTIBLE!!!! You need to find a couple of good (tall) WR to at least give Brett a chance at getting it down the field Coach. The managers /owners need to dig down deep in their pockets and start thinking smart and pulling in some “quality” WR’s or Coach needs to start playing Camillaro/Payne and giving them some time also. Get Javon Walker back and Sign VJACK as soon as you can or nothing will change. We will continue to have a losing season and become the joke of the whole NFL.

  149. By Allison Clark on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    I have the utmost respect for Brett and have for many years. His heart & mind is not in the game this season and his performance shows it. I know you have to be thinking about pulling him out if he doesn’t retire first. WHAT ABOUT JACKSON? He took the team to the playoffs before Favre joined and for the last year has been coached by Favre so I know he would do great. Don’t put a rookie in their! Quarterback is a position that’s earned and Jackson has earned it.

    Northern Indiana Vikings Fan since 1978.

  150. By matt on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Allison clark, Jackson never took the team to the playoffs. He did however cost them a playoff win, but never took them there. It was gus frerotte who took them there. the vikings last 3 games that season were against teams who AP destroyed, when Gus went down.

  151. By Troy on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Why didnt Sidney Rice have surgery sooner so he would have been healthy for week1?Why did you go into the season so thin at WR.You have no number one go to guy at WR with Rice out.The biggest mistake you made in your tenure as viking coach is your belief that Tavaris Jackson can play QB in the NFL.Simply put Jackson is awful.He cant read the defence and his accuracy is terrible.Sage out played him by a large margin this pre season and yet you trade Sage to the Giants why?

  152. By ORVikingFan on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Jackson???Dont play Jackson he is a waste of a roster spot…What you should of done was got a receiver…Well you passed on VJAX (DUMB) you havent brought JWalker back (dumb) and you get a no namer with no more that 500yrds a season (DUMB)…Coach when are you going to resign so we can have someone with a brain in your position?

  153. By Jake on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    All you childress haters are idiots. Look at the facts. Every year since he has been here are record has gotten better and better. I know we are 0-2 this year, but a couple plays the other way and we would be 2-0. Wake up to the facts people, pull your pessimistic heads out of your butts and give the man some credit. I have been a vikings fan for 26 years and trust me, we have seen a lot worse!

  154. By ORVikingFan on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Jake you realated to childress? Ive been a viking fan for 24 yrs since I was 9 and the record got better because it wasnt easy to get worse…for godsake we had tice as the head coach b4. Those couple plays you talked about…who made those calls? who you think called those plays? CHILDRESS! He is a worthless pile, but you go ahead and blame Favre, the Defense or whoever you want to blame. Last year we won because Favre called the plays…This year he is doing it Childress way and we are 0-2. Not a CHILDRESS hater but I am a VIKING LOVER and I KNOW WHEN THE TRASH HAS SPOILED. Childress needs to go and take that lame duck TJOKE with him.

  155. By ORVikingFan on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    FACT OF THE MATTER IS….IF FAVRE DIDNT COME TO THE VIKINGS LAST YEAR CHILDRESS WOULD OF BEEN FIRED! So I guess thats how we can blame Favre….if he never came we may have had a good coach this year.

    If childress could man up and get us some receivers we could win some games…I will never give up hope even if we went 0-16 but I am really questioning the leader of this team…CHILDRESS need to lead and adjust to help this team win…If they lose it falls on his shoulders.

    I think the vikings can still go 10-6 but if we lose against the lions and go 0-3 into the bye week we are in trouble.

  156. By bc on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    jake your an idiot childress is the worse coach in the nfl and,the owners are not winners either cuz if they were they would have known that this year prob is the last year the vikes had a chance to make it to the super bowl for awhile there will be alot of guy gone after this year with contracts ending after this season.A good owner and coach would have traded for a guy like v jack and done whatever to win this season vikes wont have the money to bring back all the guys who s contracts will be over after this season. So everyone should be in a panic if we want to see the vikes go to a super bowl in the near future come on. Oh ya all u idiots hatin on farve its not his fault he only has a tight end to throw to and a running back pick it up WR or its goona be be a long year. One more thing all u moron s that think t jack would help this team ur stupid he is one of the worse QB s in the NFL. Hey maybe there s a reason the owners dont care about winnin maybe they are tryin to move tha team makes ya wonder whats goin on we got a good team yet they do nothin to improve where they are hurtin WR what do ya think

  157. By Brian on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    MATT JONES, WR Univ.of Arkansas. He played well in Jax and just now had an alright preseason with the Bengals. Gifted with blazing speed, height and good hands. Please vikings go after this guy!!! He’s better than Walker and Basket put together. We could pick him up cheap and he’d be willing to prove Cincy wrong for dropping him!!! Man, the staff of the vikings makes how much $$$ doing their job but they keep making questionable pick-ups with players that are past their prime. Youth, Matt Jones. Im Brian and I approved this message!!!!

  158. By bc on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    I m with brian pick up matt jones or someone basket is not gonna do much isnt he a TE we need a WR come on minn staff lets get with the program do your job if he is that cheap why haven’t we picked him up yet

  159. By miko on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    im with Brian also. Matt Jones is a gifted talent. pick him up and drop Baskett please.

  160. By miko on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply


  161. By Greg on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    We have a lot of good pieces in place, a well balanced defense, CB that will get healthy. We clearly need a better set of WR, if the fans aren’t excited by our group then the defensive coordinators are. We are build to win this year, not next. We must solve the WR issue, whether off waivers or through a trade. Perhaps some teams are deep with WR but short of defense, we could trade some of the depth. If not, we will need the D to step up and win some games, turn overs are a must! We should rotate our D in frequently, blitzing often and looking to wear down the o-line. It is time to show some pride Vikings (both players and coaches) and get mad, get tough, play smash mouth, win this weekend

  162. By Brian on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Hank Basket hasnt proven himself ANYWHERE up til now. What motivation drove Minnesota to pick him up. Its not like this is our answer to the promise land! His stats for his career are;
    Receptions 73
    Receiving yards 1,057
    Receiving average 14.5
    Receiving TDs 6

    How often we armchair coahes sit back and try to call the shots and are acytually right when we question the logic behind the real coaches picks. When we picked up Walker I laughed and all my buddies were like so happy that we grabbed him. Ummmm, we let him go a VERY short time later. Why even pick him up in the first place. MATT JONES. And please someone explain why RICE waited so long for the surgery???? I love the Vikes, I try to keep faith. I want to like Brad but I really belive its time to go. Maybe Brian Billick could turn our great team around the way he did with Balt. MATT JONES PLEASE CALL MINNESOTA. CALL US AND ASK TO COME HERE. MATT JONES,MATT JONES,MATT JONES,MATT JONES,MATT JONES,MATT JONES,MATT JONES,MATT JONES,MATT JONES,MATT JONES,MATT JONES,MATT JONES,MATT JONES,MATT JONES,MATT JONES,MATT JONES,MATT JONES,MATT JONES,MATT JONES,MATT JONES,MATT JONES,

  163. By Jake on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    You guys sit here and flap your mouths about all this super bowl talk, do you not think childress had at least something to do with it. Complete ignorance. He’s the coach not you. He is running a potential super bowl team, not you. Be a real fan and support what you got, especially if we are super bowl contenders. It won’t come too often, trust me.

  164. By Brian on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    jake I guess if you dont know professional sports and the concept of how football works than you most likely would say what you did say. For all of us other MEN that really follow, know free agents and recognize talent we can “flap our mouths” SINCE WE FOLLOW IT EVERY DAY. Go back to your biggest loser and star trek reruns and dancing with the stars!!! Eat your jello and play with your chia pet. Leave sports up to the MEN.

  165. By ORVikingFan on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    LMAO BRIAN!! THATS FUNNY…TRUE BUT FUNNY…LOL Well since VJAX is off the table release the basket guy and pick up Javon Walker and Matt Jones they both can start immediately and Javon and Favre have a past which maybe could pick up from the glory days they had. Than again we are talking bout childress making a smart decision….TJOKE anyone….what a waste…we shoulda kept Sage after that preseason we could of traded him for a WR

  166. By Brian on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    I agree!! SAGE couldve been trade bait. TJOKE wasnt even on any teams radar when we drafted him!!! Great decision on our part. This is a coaching and front office thing and they need to go. New blood new ideas and maybe we can turn it around. Also Id be looking to get Webb into the offense a heck of a lot more somehow!

  167. By has faith on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    You all do realize there’s a link where you submit the questions? You’re not supposed to just post it in the comments section.

  168. By Brian on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    One more thing as long as Im venting………the Vikes should have tried to draft Eric Decker. We missed what I feel will be a good WR with a huge upside. There Im done now, thank you for listening

  169. By Brian on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    has faith……where do we go to post the questions? I looked and looked. Please advise??

  170. By Rick on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Childress, when will get to see come contribiution from Toby Gerhart?

  171. By Brad on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Childress, I am very confident in this vikings team first of all. I have one question. Since we are hurting literally as a team with all the injuries would it be possible to use what they call in the NFL the wildcat where i am from it is the wild hog. I am from Arkansas and i actually went to high school with Darren McFadden. When Arkansas used the wild hog with Darren and Felix it worked well. In saying that I could see it being very productive with Joe Webb, Adrian, and Percy providing they are healthy of course. I am not a offensive coach just a 25 year old that would love to see the vikings in the Superbowl. Thanks for listening I will be up in the metrodome for the Dallas game rooting the team on to a victory.

  172. By rodd on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    lets see…..jackson gets $ 3,000,000.00 to hold a clipboard this year. The best athlete on the team Webb won’t even see a play this year as 3rd string QB. And they gave CHILLY an extension last year??? Is that like a player contract, not guaranteed I hope!!! Go out and get Cowher, Gruden, Billick or any body but this MORON. we would have won the superbowl with any other coach at the helm. Mike Tice or Les Steckle could have done a beyyer job!!!

  173. By Coach on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    Coach do you need people to remind you to make this offense more complex and not preseason play calling oh yeah chilly you don’t have to cover your mouth with the playbook they know what you’re going to run. I do appreciate you using peterson but you need to work on the air attack no rice doesn’t mean everyone lays down someones gotta step out or you send them packing.

  174. By Jake on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    You guys think it’s so easy just to go out there and pick up a player like buying milk from a grocery store. It’s not like they have all the money in the world to buy whoever they want. There is so much more to it than that. I am sure if the vikings could have pick up vincent jackson they would have, but the chargers weren’t having it from anybody. It’s not like madden where you can pick and choose who you want by a push of a button. And as far as you being real men, if you are so good, why aren’t you coaching with the vikes? Wake up! “men”

  175. By matt on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    jake he is running this team. You are right about that, however you fail to mention he is running this superbowl potential team into the ground. Childress sucks! that is all

  176. By matt on Sep 22, 2010 | Reply

    If this team doesn’t turn it around soon. they will be known as the joke of the nfl this year. To be honest, if they lose to the lions. They will be lucky to win 5 games this year.

  177. By Mississippi boy on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    Coach Childress, Why are you p***ing on my leg and tellin’ me it’s raining.Son…I feel like I’ve been et by a wolf & sh** over a cliff.I’m telling you that dog won’t hunt.Those press conferences of yours are all coffee & no omlette.And tht’s all I have to say about that.

  178. By Mississippi boy on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    Well almost all.You better get this thing fixed quicker than two jiggles of a jack rabbit’s a**.

  179. By Mississippi boy on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    “JAKE” aka Brad Childress! That’s right son…we sniffed you out faster than a frogs tongue flickin’ in a patch of flies!

  180. By CHUCKI on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    Brad why do you continue to bring in ex eagles slugs that Andy knows are done ? You have got to be kidding me.

  181. By Mississippi boy on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    Chilly…are you lisin’ boy…I say are you lisin’? Boy as sharp as a cue ball! I made a funny…see he’s bald, I say he’s bald.

  182. By ORVikingFan on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    Well we missed VJAX…But we can still get Javon Walker & Matt Jones…What do you think about giving Favre and the team the air game tools they need to win? Javon and Matt cant be asking for too much money…Give them a guarantee with bonus when they hit goals needed by the team to help win…Or just go get the guys that cant even catch on onside kick when it hits him right in the hands…Either way I suppose if the vikings lose this year you should be FIRED! Hopefully the vikings get it together and it needs to be this week.

  183. By cut2thechase on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply


  184. By craig on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    I dont understand why you do not use Joe webb as a wr for now until sidney rice get back .He did catch for 2000 receive yards.It is do or die time we can not aford to lose anymore games.I also dont like some of you receive sign I think there were better once in preseason.I also dont understang why you sent our punt return to the Giants they did not need him and he also could catch ball what are you thinking please let us know.

  185. By viking 4 ever on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    why are you not going out and getting matt jones. you can trade berrian and maybe get him for a song. he at least has some heart. heart is the problem with berrian, if berrian had heart he wouldnt drop almost every pass thrown to him. if i was favre i wouldnt even throw to him. is berrian another one of your projects, didnt you learn anything with you other project t. jack. what you have done with your project players is give the vikings 2 players with no trade value. if you offered t. jack or berrian as trade bait other teams would just laugh in our face. go get matt jones and resign walker. i do appreciate theeffort made to get jackson, the trade would have happened if the chargers would have been at least a little flexible.

  186. By viking 4 ever on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    coach, its time to cut t. joke and develop webb. you get rid of our good backup qb (roenfeld) and you keep t. joke. if you dont develop webb we are going to be left with t. joke if anything happens to farve. you and your project t. joke have got to go. t. joke is getting paid 3,000,000 to hold a clipboard pn the sideline. he cant read defenses and will be any good as an nfl quarterback. t.joke sucks #$%%$# and so do you.

  187. By Brian on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    Matt Jones #18 Wide Receiver
    Height: 6-6 Weight: 222
    Born: Apr 22, 1983 – Fort Smith, AR
    College: Arkansas
    Draft: 2005 – 1st round (21st pick) by the Jacksonville Jaguars
    Matt Jones #18 Wide Receiver
    Height: 6-6 Weight: 222
    Born: Apr 22, 1983 – Fort Smith, AR
    College: Arkansas
    Draft: 2005 – 1st round (21st pick) by the Jacksonville Jaguars

  188. By Brian on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply


  189. By Brian on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    What harm could it be to at least bring Matt Jones in for a try out? Height, speed, reason to prove himself, low cost, still young. Cant we at least explore the idea Brad? Do we have to start a petition or what?

  190. By ohioviking on Sep 23, 2010 | Reply

    Why does the play calling on the offensive side, seem as bad through the first 2 games as last years. Very little play action, especially at the goal line to freeze the opposing D, Miami game. Passing game is absolutely pathetic. You can only run A.P for so long. You now have a possession receiver, Greg Camarillo, with good hands and barely use him. look how the Patriots use Welker. It also looks like loosing Chester Taylor is really hurting. A lot more than expected. You can’t blame the D. They have played rather well the first 2 games. Once again the Offense comes to the front of the problem. Everyone new of the problems during training camp and nothing was done . Changes need to made and soon, or the Vikings will be looking up from the bottom.

  191. By JT on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    Hi coach,

    Have you guys eliminated a pitchout to the right in favor of the stretch? Haven’t seen very midline plays either. The pump and handoff looked effective on the part of the vikings and also the saints on week 1. Looks like the off guard and off tackle runs to the right aren’t very effective. I know you guys keep charts of the plays and yards gained. Just seems to be wishfull to keep running the stretch to the right. Keep up the good work. A Vikings Fan.

  192. By vlad19 on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    My question is simple: Why did we wait on seeking receivers? Why when we knew Rice would not be ready, we trade Reynaud and we did nothing to improve our WR status, until after game two? WHY does this Org continue to put so much stock in that glass of water, Bernard Berrian? He lacks size and heart and apparently speed too… I know I have not seen it. Where is the separation…. Shiancoe is a decent to good tight end, but HE should not be our leading receiver…. And of the choices come and gone, how do we end up with Hank Baskett as our answer? This is the offnse of 2006 all over again. Running capably and passing without receivers…. Billy Mcmullin, Bethel Johnson, Bobby Wade all over again…. not gonna be able to sneak up on anyone in the NFL.

  193. By vlad19 on Sep 24, 2010 | Reply

    Also, how is it Joe Dugan keeps making this squad as a “blocking fullback/TE” and he can’t block. The theory that, “They will never suspect him” when we need a 7 yd swing pass out of run formation, is not a healthy reason to keep a guy that Lbackers DESTROY and collapse the gap or the pocket. It is painful watching his inadequacies, then jumping up and clapping his hands in lonely disappointment…. It is like watching Troy Williamson, after the long pass bounces off his head, and he POUNDS the ground in disgust… it wasn’t the ground’s fault! But Joe Dugan??? Yep, HIS bad football is his fault. There is better talent out there – there MUST be, or Div I is getting worse and worse.

  194. By Purple Nurple on Sep 25, 2010 | Reply

    Vlad 19, excellent job concisely pointing out these woefull inadequacies.Every decent coach in the NFL can also see them.That of coarse, by it’s very nature, excludes Childress.Hoooooogaaaannnn!

  195. By Purple Nurple on Sep 25, 2010 | Reply

    Childress is our ( not so lucky ) 7th head coach.Remember it was a very short-lived selection process when Tice left.Quality was not job one when the picked this guy!You get what you pay for—-but an extention?Really?

  196. By steve on Sep 25, 2010 | Reply

    Why haven’t the Vikings general manager resigned Jarvon Walker and what has happened to the short passing game plan and running to the right side then left side of the line. Why hasn’ the wildcat offense been approah with Webb catching the ball to have the option to run or pass it. Do something time is at hand to right the ship before it sinks for the 2010 season

  197. By Jason on Sep 25, 2010 | Reply

    Why is the team not using Joe Webb in the games. He’s shown hes a play maker. Let’s find a way to get him in the games either as a wide receiver or quarterback on running downs.

  198. By gunar on Nov 17, 2010 | Reply

    I dont now why you have not use joe webb as a reciever with all the injurys to the wide receiver, did he catch ball for 2000 yards in college I sure he would love to play and even if you put him out as a decoy he would be better then the one you use.i also dont know why you kept bernard bernard he is a twerrible reciver you should of got ride of him .Next thing you need to do a better job in the draft three out of six is not go use of your skills wake up.Last if you really want a quarter back for the future in the last draft all quarterback have stated this year and did well Mcoy was a no brainer.I put mu stuff away because you guys have little chance of do anything with no reciver even vick would have a problem with the reciever you have.

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