Vikings Back From The Bye

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 4, 2010 – 4:29 pm

The Vikings returned from their bye week on Monday and went right to the practice field as they get set to resume their 2010 regular season schedule.

Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress expects his coaches and players to get away and freshen up their minds during the bye. But what does he expect from them as they return to work?

“It’s important that they have a fresh attitude, fresh outlook and that they come out here and don’t forget everything they knew before the bye,” Childress explained to reporters after his team’s practice. “I thought we had a pretty crisp practice today, just kind of getting back in the saddle. I just look for them to come back with the right mindset, come back ready to work, come back ready to improve, not to come back and just hang out. We’ve got work to do.”

Childress said the Vikings would be back at Winter Park practicing tomorrow and then the players would have their day off on Wednesday. The normal schedule of Wednesday being the beginning of the work week for the team is pushed back a day because the Vikings next game is on Monday night. That means Thursday will be a typical Wednesday, with Childress and QB Brett Favre holding their press conferences after practice, and then Friday will be a normal Thursday, and so on.

There’s not a whole lot to update injury-wise. WR Percy Harvin told reporters after practice that this is the healthiest he’s felt in a long time and Childress said TE Visanthe Shiancoe and C John Sullivan stayed around the facility during the bye to treat their injuries; he said both players are making progress.

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56 Responses to “Vikings Back From The Bye”

  1. By PurplePeopleEater on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    “Making progress” is one of those phrases that means absolutely nothing. Of course they are making progress, how likely is it that they will be making things worse while they are injured? Something like “since Johnson injured his toe he’s been out kicking rocks bare-footed, so things aren’t exactly making progress this week…”

    As a fan, I want to know specifics and some HONEST guesses as to how soon things will be back to normal.

  2. By Mike Wobschall on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    I understand fans want to know that but fans must also understand that it does a team no good to disclose that type of information. The best way to gauge a player’s progress is to pay attention to how much he practices and on what days he practices. That’s why the injury report is mentioned so frequently on this site and on many other sites.

  3. By ransworld on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Thats right Mike, the same reason we dont know the play when they come out of the huddle. And things ARE normal, any of these guys could get hurt anytime. Thats why this is and has been my team. Their are guys on the field and coming off the bench that can make plays. GET AT EM VIKES

  4. By Carl K on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Mike – Did any of those guy practice today? If you are going to scold us fans on paying attention to practice details… can you atleast give us those practice details? Can you share more of what you see at practice?

  5. By Carl K on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Mike – I am a bone head. I just found the injury report. It has the daily practice details. Good stuff!

  6. By larry2 on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    This Jets game on Monday is scary. Especially hearing S. Holmes is back in their lineup. This game could get real ugly early, especially if the Vikes offense comes out and looks anything close to what they have the past few weeks. I’m biting my nails already from nervousness!

  7. By fire childress on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    all i know is if chilly doesn’t have his players ready to play we will blown out of the brand new stadium. nfl channel disclosed the N.Y. Jets as the best team in the league. if they play flat, i say pay off Chilly’s contract early and show him the door!

  8. By Lito on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    Who is the VIkings receiver coach? How do you motivate a maligned receiving corp who appears to be impotent on offense? How come they don’t appear to be motivated enough in their plays to contribute and make a difference in the game. Vikes still need a tall deep threat wideout, another humongous offensive lineman to protect the $16 Million QB and create holes for AP, TG, and company. How about a return kick/punt specialist?

  9. By fire childress on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    correct,if you have a special team score, you will win the game 86 percent of the time. i hold my breat when other team punts the ball, because ball is dropped half the time. why doesn’t our cornerbacks lay out like New Englands cornerbacks for interceptions? look how responsive New England players are to their coach! if we don’t start doing something right, it will be a very long season. we get beat by Miami, and New England beats Miami 41-14. why don’t we ever play well at night? they better figgure it out fast, they have a game under the lights at night come Monday!

  10. By VAvikefan on Oct 4, 2010 | Reply

    I HATE watchin the vikings on primetime tv…its never good! (except for the pack game last yr)…anyway i hope they figure something out w/ favre and those receivers fast else the most dreaded workday of the week (Mon.) will be even worse at nite!

  11. By adam on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    man i havent heard anything about sidney rice, when will he be back, will he be back for the dallas game?

  12. By fire childress on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    the vikings always play it safe with injuries. i heard he might be back by week 10. by then it might not matter, out of the race

  13. By Old School on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    I believe that this Monday night football game against the Jets will be a make it or break type game for us and our season. We can’t go 1-3 ! Not with our schedule coming up and looking like it does. The worst that we can do is 3-1 in the next 4 games!

  14. By vikingsfan4life on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    If we lose to jets on monday night , you can turn out the lights and send favre home because the season is “OVER” !!!!!! it’s that simple !!!

  15. By jjj on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    The Jets just cut Clowney!! The Vikings should take a look at him – as a replacement for one of their to be unmaned unproductive recievers. Brett played with him when he was with the Jets and they seemed to have some chemistry.

  16. By dirty little secret on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    I see in your monday mailbag that bernard berian might have healed up during the bye week. Really??? He hasn’t done anything all season. He only has a couple catches so far this year, with very minimal gains. If he is hurt now, what will happen if he does and a breakout game with 2 or 3 cathes? lol Hope this is his last year here.

  17. By John on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    The next four games will dictate our season; Jets,Dallas, New England then the Pack. The Cards should be a win but who knows. I’m hoping 50% but I am going crazy with the next set of games. Our D will be solid but our O better get in sync or we are dead. The thought of the Pack being Division champs is just plain wrong. Mondy is going to be a momentum builder or a crushing blow that we will not recover from.. Skol Vikings

  18. By Troy on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with Old School, if we lose Monday Night we are in deep trouble. Turn out the lights cause we are done. I also agree with Fire Chilly, if we get blown out as I am thinking may happen, pay off Chilly and lets move on. Hire Tony Dungy. He is a Minnesota guy and a has great character.

  19. By Troy on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    I am also extremely worried about our next 4 games. We could easily be 0-4 and 1-6. Mike Wobschall tries to spin it best he can saying the last two months look alot better schedule wise. Really Mike? If were 1-6 it won’t matter, nice try though.

  20. By Troy on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Submit a question to Chilly? What for, like he really cares about we say! Every fan knows that he loves himself and thinks he is the smartest man in the room. Please Chilly if you care about our beloved Vikings—LEAVE!

  21. By fire childress on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    thats because so may questions he does receive are about voluntarily retiring

  22. By fire childress on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    i second that Troy, please leave Chilly!!! vikings management please cut him loose!!!

  23. By Sports Enthusiast and kyra on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    I believe that this is an excellent time for reflection and a great time to look ahead into this, still young, season. It’s also a great time for my favorite Viking, Brett Favre, to readjust and get more comfortable. Theres an old saying, “practice makes perfect,” and that’s the outlook we have to have right now.

  24. By moorevikes on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    i think it’s the 3rd time i’ve seen, “summit your question for chilly.” they must be having a hard time coming up with something other than please leave or how are you a head coach in the nfl.

  25. By fire childress on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    the only chance i see us beating the jets is if they play flat or they have a bunch of turnovers. i don’t see the Jets playing flat in from of the home crowd on Monday night in front of national tv. i don’t see them turning the ball over either, i see us turning the ball over and looking silly

  26. By Bleedin Purple on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    An important fact to consider is Favre is undefeated in his career on Monday night. I got faith in my boys, just get in there and grind this one out and set the stage for a tough Oct. schedule this month is gonna make or break our season. So, lets go down to NY for primetime and open up a can of whoop ass. SKOL VIKINGS!!!

  27. By Eugene on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    We have all the pieces in place we just gotta tune it up we gonna make it happen somehow that’s what champions do we find a way it don’t matter how its done just find a way to get it done look at the Patroits the offense was limited so the special took up the slack but just make it happen. I look at our upcoming games and honestly I see no reason to fear those teams are beatable the Jets are, the Cowboys are(we done it in a big game) the Packers are certainly beatable after what happened at Lambeau last week, and the Patriots are beatable too we just gotta find a way to gain the momentum and we can do it Skol Vikings!!

  28. By jjj on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    I meant un-named – did not want to hurt anyone’s feelings.

  29. By Troy on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    I am glad some of you have a positive attitude and I wish I did as well. Believe me I want them to win all the games coming up, but as long as Chilly is the coach I am not too excited about that happening. As far as all the pieces in place? Not sure I agree, receiver are not looking good, Berrian has never produced, thank god for Percy. Offensive tackles are not looking good, Brett having to run for his life. Whether we like or not the Jets do have a great defense and we need to realize that.

    The only chance is Favre and AP!

  30. By morgan on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Looking at the box score from the monday night game Moss had no catches, not sure if he played/injured whatever. Why is this not happening? Min needs Moss as much as Moss needs Min. Come on, get it done.

  31. By fire childress on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    how can you have a positive attitude, when you bring in a player like Baskett to replace Rice? then they give up a great punt returner for a 7th round draft pick? New England rallies around their head coach, chilly can’t even get players ready for a game!!

  32. By huskervikesfan on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Someone said that we might not get Rice back till week 10 why dont we bring back Javon Walker he had two touchdowns in the preseason i dont care that he wasnt playing against 1st string he is tall played with favre why not i know for sure he is better then baskett. we need something to help favre and i dont think its baskett.

  33. By fire childress on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    just look at the power rankings, nobody thinks much of the Vikings ranked # 23 of 32 teams

  34. By fire childress on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    we were ranked the 3rd best team before the season started. this says alot about our coach with our team falling apart

  35. By Troy on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    I have no idea how anyone could defend Chilly. If it wasnt for Brett saving his you know what last season he wouldn’t even be here this year. Calling him a coach is really ripe!

  36. By fire childress on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    look at Washington with a new coach, already turning that team around for a playoff run.they have a great coach, we have a sub par coach, took chilly 4 years just to get us in the playoffs, in which we lost in the wildcard in the 1st round

  37. By fmfan on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    fire childress falling from 3rd to 23rd is a reflection on how Favre is playing more than what the coaches are not doing.

  38. By fmfan on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    it was 3 years not 4

  39. By fire childress on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    going for it on 4th and 2 in the 1st quarter cost us the Miami game. who made that call? Farve? i don’t think so. that was chillys call, please don’t tell me that was Farves fault, we all know better

  40. By fmfan on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    going on 4th and 2 in the 1st quarter cost us the game? get real! how about the play calling on 4th and goal. spread the D (2 wr)and go play action up the middle. How about Favres fumble in the endzone which Miami recovered for a td. If we recover the ball foe a safty maybe we win 10-9. Without Favres 4 turnovers what would have happened?

  41. By soldier1986 on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    @fmfan favre’s fumble in the endzone was our lines fault. you cant be that dumb. our line is horrible. and half of his turnovers are from the recievers not catching the ball

  42. By fire childress on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    yes, soldier is right, i was going to say that but soldier summed it up. Harvin should of caught the touchdown pass, instead he deflects it up in the air for a pick. Farve is the olny thing that gave us the 1 win, without him we would be 0-3. loadholt didn’t even attemp a block when farve fumbled it in the end zone

  43. By soldier1986 on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    @firechildress i know man. loadhot is playing like garbage. so is mckinnie. i dont know whats wrong with them this year. but they better step it up if were going to play the jets, patriots, cowboys, and the packers. favre will get killed if our line keeps playing like they do. i feel bad for brett. he’s takin so much heat now because his line cant protect him. look at cutler. he’s a good quaterback. but look at his line. horrible. look at his recievers. there ok. so he doesnt look to hott right now either. if our recievers can get seppartaion and catch the ball, and our line woud block for favre, we will be ok. and the team should listen to anything that favre has to say about the offense. including chilly. i trust favre’s instincts on offense than chilly any day

  44. By plaxico furris on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    our receivers cant get SEPARATIOn, havent you noticed(Greg L. and BB). But did you notice how Houz. (who we passed on getting this year) cought a game winning pass on Sunday?? After he got separation???? LT is having a great season (we passed on him too??????). Webb continues to hold the clipboard????????????????????? go figure????????

  45. By fire childress on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    heck, we could of got Marshall too, and passed on him? thats called a chilly tire blowout, lol. not only that me had a chance to get the safety Mays in the draft also, he’s having a rookie of the year seoson so far

  46. By Vikes fan on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    The Vikings are in serious trade talks with RANDY MOSS.

  47. By Intimidator on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Randy Moss is coming there just working out the final details of his new contract.

  48. By Tumavotinh on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Told Ya Moss is coming back to Minesota.
    the thing that went wrong with Mckennie and Loholt is that they r big and slow so the only chance they got which against some big slow DTs not against fast LBs. alot of teams now aday r running the 3,4 Defense. By doing that they send alot of fast LBs and DBs after the QB which means Loholt and Mckennie got 0% chance on blocking those guys.

  49. By Viking-ology on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Moss on one side, Rice on the other- just get in the playoffs Vikes!

  50. By TWVIKE on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    Favre to Moss, Touch-Down, get used to it.

  51. By pete on Oct 5, 2010 | Reply

    would be nice to get Moss, but ya’ll should hold your horses and think about all the top receivers we did not sign this year, but could have. The Brass in management
    wont get it done unfortunately… they think BB and Gregg Lew. are all we need.

  52. By iambrettfavre on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    The Randy Ratio!!

  53. By TWVIKE on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    Favre can throw the ball more than ten-yards down the field now! Welcome home#84

  54. By THE NEW BIG THREE4,84,28 on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply


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