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Childress Talks QBs

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 27, 2010 – 11:16 am

The hot topic at head coach Brad Childress’ regular Wednesday press conference today was of course the status QB Brett Favre’s injured ankle. Childress fielded several questions on the matter and although there is no new information to discuss, here’s a brief rundown of what was said.

Childress was first asked what the general plan was regarding getting Favre back on the field. The Vikings head coach said there was a plan to do that but that “the biggest part of the plan is rehabbing that thing and getting it back to where he’s mobile.”

Mobility is the key here for Favre and his chances for playing this Sunday. Childress has said multiple times that he doesn’t want his QB to be a “sitting duck” in the pocket for opposing defenses to attack and that it’s always important for a player to be able to protect himself, whether he’s a QB or any other player on the field.

Childress indicated during the press conference that Favre will not practice on Wednesday and he sent the same message to Boston-area reporters in a conference call earlier on Wednesday. Favre’s injury history with the ankle, the fact that he’s currently in a walking boot and his absence from practice on Wednesday don’t add up to be encouraging news for the QB’s prospects of playing on Sunday. But at this point nothing should be ruled out.

“I wouldn’t put it past him,” Childress responded when asked if Favre could play with this injury. “He’s going to make the push, like all of our guys do, to Sunday. It’s work for a lot of these guys to get to the point where they feel like they can (play). But I don’t have a crystal ball or anything like that.”

So if Favre is unable to play it will be Tarvaris Jackson’s turn to step up in the future Hall of Famer’s stead. Jackson has been the starter in Minnesota before, with mixed results. He does have a winning record as a starter and his teammates have expressed confidence in him recently. Jackson has terrific arm strength and he brings a certain trait to the Vikings offense that Favre doesn’t – mobility.

“As ready as he’s ever going to be,” Childress responded when asked to describe Jackson’s readiness should he be put into action Sunday. “As I’ve said before, he’s taken more (reps) than most backup quarterbacks. Aside from having a hundred starts, he’s as ready as he’ll ever be.”

Ultimately the decision of whether Favre will play or not hinges on a number of factors and it won’t be known – at least publically – one way or the other until much later in the week. The bottom line, though, is Childress will put statistics and starting streaks and personal feelings aside to make the best decision possible for the team.

“We’ll do what’s best for us to win a football game on Sunday,” Childress said. “That’s hands-down what my motives will be.”


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109 Responses to “Childress Talks QBs”

  1. By Tim Bishop on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    I say they put in Sage… oh wait…

    Gonna be a debacle.

  2. By fire childress on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Chilly should be talking about leaving town. this team doesn’t want him !!

  3. By Shannon on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Good point Tim! lol – Yes, now lets see what T Jack can do, and give Favre a rest…good thing we have kept T Jack through all of this…hmmm…lets see here…Sage had better stats, but T Jack had harder pre-season games right?? Its to bad, but as great as Favre was last year, he sure hasnt been the same since he was hurt againts the Aints….I do hope for T Jack that he can come out and lead this team with confidence and get them on the right road again…

  4. By FavreFan4 on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    You want to see a HORRIBLE Vikings team? Wait until T-Jack takes over.

  5. By Bev on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    If chili was such a offensive good coach, why can’t he improve our offense……….way over time for him to gooooooooooo!

  6. By Shannon on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with firing Childress, after all he is so great at managing a game, if you want a man that can waste time off a clock when you need a score, waste time outs, and just plain messy at managing a game, well he is all of the above, I think he should go bag groceries some place! He may be able to handle that!

  7. By Bruce on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Give Favre the first half to start and if feels okay and is playing well, then let him start the second half as well. If the Vikings get up a couple of scores by the end of the third quarter, then put Tjack in there for the fourth quarter to give Favre a rest.

  8. By Bruce on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a O-line and RB protection that where our QB could stay in the pocket?

  9. By fire childress on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    chilly presser<<>>>><> well…..umm…we lost a close one folks…again..Wiff family hasn’t said anything about firing me….yet anyway…maybe if we miss the playoffs, they might let that go…hopefully…kinda laughing inside, this team has superbowl talent, but a bad coach makes this team below average….ummmmm…what can i say, bad hair day…

  10. By LA Viking on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Wouldn’t it be nice if the team moved to LA

  11. By LA Viking on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Come on Zygi…move the team out west…we’ll throw in a new stadium…you provide the team and a new coach

  12. By LA Viking on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Is favre really going to play? A bad ankle, a mad wife, disgruntled fans, Jenn is even mad at him. Hmmmm

  13. By Carl K on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    I am not sure why we even bother to have practice. The Vikings and our “Stars” are good enough to just show up and play on Sundays reguardless if they are healthy or ready to play.

  14. By Bruce on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Yes Favre will play, he can play STILL PLAY AT A HIGH LEVEL even with all of those distractions. Of course we (ALL THE FANS IN THE WORLD) know that Favre is ALWAYS HELD TO A HIGHER STANDARD THAN ANY OTHER QB IN THE LEAGUE so no matter what he does, someone will find fault with it.

  15. By kmskxkmm on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    have fun with the jax jags LA Viking

  16. By Dan on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    This may seem rediculous to those who know more than I (and there are plenty who do), but why not give Joe Webb a shot next Sunday? Aside from reps and overall experience, what does T Jack have over him? Although I didn’t see the whole game, I was impressed with Webb’s poise and confidence against the 49ers in preseason…something I’ve never really seen in TJack. Whaddya think?

  17. By LA Viking on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    The jags don’t even play the Vikings

  18. By FAVRE4LIFE on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    In looking at the rest of the season lets be honest here Favre needs to sit and let the ankle heal. The odds are against us this week period. A healthier Favre next week against Chicago and we will win. Arizona we will win, and then we have the Pack coming in at 4-5. We win that game and we are going 9-7 folks. But we lose Favre for the season you tell me how we are going to get 9 wins?

  19. By LA Viking on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Vikes will be lucky to get to 7-9 with favre

  20. By Cash on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    I see the Vikings at 8-8

  21. By Cash on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Who do we blame the losses on? Favre? Chilly?

  22. By FavreFan4 on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Favre has always given everything he has his team, whichever team that may be, and to the game of pro football; playing with a broken thumb on his throwing hand, multiple concussions, a separated non-throwing shoulder, tendentious in his throwing elbow, a horribly sprained ankle that has required numerous surgeries, and a whole host of other injuries that would normally sideline the average NFL quarterback. All of you who are bagging on Favre should take a long look in the mirror and ask yourselves if any of you have given at least half of that effort in your every day lives before judging this man. Also, take a look at 30 year old, Tony Romo whose team is 1 and 5 or 31 year old, Drew Brees whose defending Super Bowl Champion team is now 4 and 3 or 27 year old, Kyle Orton whose team is 2 and 5.

  23. By fire childress on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    chilly presser<<<<<>>>>>> well….umm…looks like a long year folks… we can rule out a home playoff game for sure…heck, we need to win the last 10 games just to get a playoff spot period… if t-jack starts the New England game our chances of winning that game is below 1 percent…so lets just call this a rebuilding year even though we have superbowl talent…we would need all 22 players to be pro-bowlers in order for us to win with yours truly coaching…..maybe now we will get a new stadium….but it will be in LA…..

  24. By Justin on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    @Cash

    Seems like Childress is getting the blame so far so expect it to continue.

  25. By purplehaze on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    FOR THE SAINTS GAME AND THE PACK GAME, I THINK IT’S WARRENTED TO BLAME CHILI DOG, (HE**, EVEN THE COACHES WITH MONITORS IN THE BOOTHS THAT HAVE A BETTER LOOK AT A PLAY THAN COACH ON THE FIELD, AND STILL SIT ON THEIR HANDS), AS WELL AS THE LEAGUE OF SO-CALLED OFFICIALS…EVEN WITH MONITORS AND A CONSENSUS THEY CAN’T GET IT RIGHT.

  26. By fire childress on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    chilly presser<<<>>><>< well…..ummmmm…tough loss again…one of these times i will get it right and win a game….hope to pick up at least 1 more win in the last 10 games….that will put us at 3-13…..lets look at it this way folks…we might get the 1st pick in the 1st round with that record…..then maybe i'll trade that pick to someone else….haha…

  27. By Richard Weberg on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Who is coaching this team????? Favre or Childress??

    “I wouldn’t put it past him,” Childress responded when asked if Favre could play with this injury.

    Brett Favre has 10 interceptions and 5 fumbles in 6 freaking games, Come on…15 turn overs by 1 person!

    Plus now his ankle is fractured.?#??#@?……….And he is determining if he plays or not?

    I really think the only person who can take Favre out of the game is Favre, I bet it is in his contract.

    The Vikings realistically should be 6-0 not 2-4

    We have two healthy, very talented and athletic, young quarterbacks sitting on the sideline doing Nothing…..What is wrong with this picture?

    Childress is brain dead!

  28. By David on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Rest Favre– or he may be in retirement. The Patriots are a dynasty and they will do everything to win– they will target Favre’s injury. Maybe T Jack will, with Moss and AD, be able to get a win– defense needs to step it up like they did in our first four games. I still have SOME hope.

  29. By Steve on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    I think Chilly should start Brett for the first set of series to maintan his game starting record and pull him to let his ankle get better. ( he can be available during game for a trick play or emergency if game takes a bad turn for Vikes. ) Then Id have some fun confusing the Patriot defense by moving in T Jack for awhile and possibly Sage for awhile. Each QB has his own unique traits and quirks. That should really confuse the Patriot defensive players and coaches but good.

    I hope Rice returns soon. Rice / Moss combination ? Watch out !!!

  30. By fire childress on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    chilly presser<<<<>>><< well ….ummmm…tough game this weekend at New England…. they have a pro bowl coach over there who knows what it takes to win….we have a sub-par coach sitting over here who knows what it takes to lose….hopefully i can keep the score close to make it interesting…can't win the game though, thats beyond my limitations…

  31. By Carl K on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    We can win with Joe Webb or Tjack at QB. This a Great Team. AP is having a great year. Harvin is the most dangerous player in the NFL. Short bubble screens to Harvin would slow the blitz down. Quick handoffs to Harvin around the end or even up the middle works great. He has a career avg of over 9 yards per carry – Why we don’t use him more in our offence is unbelieveable.

  32. By Stephanie on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Bruce, I would have to agree with you. give Brett a chance to start the first half. If it’s clear that his ankle is giving him problems, then put Tavaris in. I remember in 2008 with the Jets, Brett had injured his ankle the week before the cardinals game and it was questionable if he would play. he was asked if he thought he could play at a high enough level or if he should sit out. he said it was worth a shot. he ended up throwing for 6 TD’s in that game. I’m not guaranteeing he’ll play like that again. I’m just thinking that Brett has a long history of playing well for whatever reason after injuries. he wants to win and he loves his teammates and wants to help them, not hurt them. so I know his heart is in the right place. and for those who would say Brett should have been benched during the game…on Sunday Jay Cutler threw 4 INTs, Drew Brees threw 4 INTs and now has as many INTs as Brett does for the season…Aaron Rodgers is 1 behind him. no one is talking about benching them.

  33. By fire childress on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    chilly presser<<<<<<<<>>>>>>>>>> well…umm…i fell asleep and missed that touchdown by green bay, i was told he dropped the ball, but i was sawing some zzz’es. then one of my players had the nerve to wake me up….. i’ll have to watch the film to see what i missed i guess…..

  34. By Carl K on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Harvin is avg over 11 yards every time he touches the ball… and we are only giving it to him 5.5 times per game… Someone please help this Coach.

  35. By fire childress on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    there is no helping this coach. he is beyond that stage !

  36. By Vote for Starting QB this weekend on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    vote by placing name below

    Favre

    Jackson

    Webb

    Russell

  37. By Richard Weberg on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Jackson or Webb

    I would use both in the game.

    Webb is a very talented player, we could have a version of the wildcat that would put the Miami Dolphins to shame. Webb was a wide receiver.

  38. By fire childress on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    vote by placing name below
    Chilly
    Gruden
    Cower
    Frazier

  39. By Carl K on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with Richard. use them both. Yes our wildcat with Webb would be special. I can’t understand what childress is thinking? I vote for Frazier to take over after the New England lose.

  40. By Old School on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    So, I just got done watching Chilly’s press conference, sooooooo let me get this straight……Chilly will need to see “some kind of movement” prior to the game this week when asked about Favre practicing this week. He will need to see that he can move around before the decision is made to play or not to play.

    My question is this………….What movement did he have BEFORE HE BROKE HIS F%^&*&^ ANKLE YOU F%^&*&^ IDIOT! HE WASN’T MOVING AROUND AS IT WAS AND NOW…..NOW…WE ARE STILL THINKING ABOUT PLAYING HIM ON SUNDAY?!

    ARE YOU F$%^&^% KIDD’IN ME…………IF THIS PAST SUNDAY WASN’T A MUST WIN …….THIS SUNDAY IS YOUR F$%^&^% SEASON YOU IDIOT!

    YOUR SEASON IS NOW ON THE LINE!

  41. By TJstarter on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    I want TJ to start in New England whether or not Brett thinks he can play. Brett isn’t getting protection he had last year, and with his ankle in bad shape he can’t allude pressure in the pocket. These two factors combine to equal poor decisions by Brett (10 interception and only 7 TDs in six games). At 2-4 we need to make a change now because we can’t go 10-6 without one. No one know foresure, but think TJ will be better at protecting the ball under pressure and hopefully better at hitting Moss when he’s open deep. If turns out TJ is worse we haven’t lost anything because we weren’t going to the playoffs anyway. This will also give us the oppurtunity to see if TJ is ready start next year or if we need to find another quaterback.

  42. By rocksalt on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    People who compare Favres’ iINTs to Brees overlook the fact that Brees has also 14 TDs how many does Favre have? Also, Brees does not have the amount of fumbles Favre has. How about Pick 6’s in key moments of the game?I will bet $$ that Favre leads in that category as well.
    To be sure, this is not all Favre’s fault, as I have seen no blocking the past 5 games…….so our O line is to blame as well.
    Now on to our Defense who some of you folks really took offense to that FACT that I stated earlier our Defense is not even on the same planet as Baltimore…..What say you now?
    What about this ferocious defense that has remained quietly manhandled all year?

  43. By Joe C on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    chilly is an idot – he lost that game and is trying to blame the poor ref job. how about the poor coaching job – first the non challange on the gift of a touchdown – (cost 4 points the difference in the score) second did he fall asleep on the fake attempt why did he not call a time out before it happened I know he wasn’t looking – good thing for him the packers execution was poor or that could have cost more points. third why get Randy if you are not going to use his talents – poor clock management again at the end of the first half – we could have had 2 more shots down the field but he doesn’t trust his offense. it’s like watching Jerry Brns all over again

    Zigy please help us poor Vikings fans – my 5 year old daughter know a little about football give her a shot at coaching next Sunday it couldn’t hurt

  44. By Joe C on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Brett Favre is not to blame for this mess we are in – in the Green bay game do you remember who backed us up on a facemask penalty when we need a TD Phil (the Highway Cone) Loadholt how about the play Brett got hurt who missed his assignment I’ll tell you – Phil (the Highway Cone) Loadholt – The outside of our line (the two big idiot tackles) CAN”T BLOCK ANYONE the Quarterback needs protection to be successful. With Phil and Bryant all the defense has to do is run around them and Brett is running for his life or trying to make something happen with no time they suck – does Brett call them out when he is under 800 LBs of Green jerseys? NO he doesn’t he looks out the earhole of his helmet to see who hit him then he huddles up to get killed again

  45. By Joe C on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    the Vikings might want to try Webb at corneback since Frank ad leto are such targets – if he is that talented let’s move him to defense maybe he can cover someone cause our secondary needs all the help they can get -

  46. By PAUL M. on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    WE’RE NOW IN THE EQUIVALENT OF THE “2nd QUARTER” OF OUR SEASON — SO IT AIN’T OVER YET.

    MY PERSONAL GRADES SO FAR:

    DEFENSE = B+ (BEST PLAYERS HAVE BEEN E.J. & CHAD WHILE OUR PEOPLE EATERS UP FRONT HAVE UNDERPERFORMED — I KNOW, WE LUV ‘EM SO MUCH THAT WE HATE TO SAY IT – BUT IT’S THE TRUTH)….

    SPECIAL TEAMS = B+ (PERCY IS A FREAK WHO ACTUALLY FORCED GREEN BAY TO REPEATEDLY SQUIB KICK — BETTER FOR THEM TO HAVE THE VIKINGS ON THE 40 THAN RISK A TD. THE UNIT LOSES FOCUS SOMETIMES THOUGH, SUCH AS THE 55 YARD KICK-OFF RETURN THE JETS HAD RIGHT AFTER WE SCORED 7)….

    OFFENSE = D+ (SELF EVIDENT, HOWEVER OUR BEST PLAYERS HAVE BEEN ADRIAN, PERCY & I’LL INCLUDE VISANTHE — IT’S NOT HIS FAULT THAT THE PLAY CALLERS HAVE NOT USED HIM MORE. ALSO HATE TO SAY IT: BRET IS UNDERPERFORMING)….

    COACHING STAFF = C- (SPECIFICALLY OFFENSIVE LINE COACHING, IN-GAME MANAGEMENT, GAME PLANNING & ALSO SCHEMING/ COACHING, LIKE BLITZ PICK-UP SCHEMES & TECHNIQUE AS WELL AS THE RECEIVERS BEING ON THE SAME PAGE WITH THE QB.)

    FRONT OFFICE = C (IN MY OPINION – GOOD DRAFT BUT BELOW AVERAGE PRE-SEASON PRO-ACTIVITY IN SHORING UP OUR O-LINE, INCLUDING CENTER, DEFENSIVE BACK FIELD, FUTURE QB SITUATION, AND WR- AFTER THEY REALIZED THAT SIDNEY WOULD BE OUT. ALSO, THEY FAILED TO ANTICIPATE HOW VULNERABLE WE WOULD BE ON 3rd DOWNS WITHOUT CHESTER TAYLOR & SPENT THE MONEY TO KEEP HIM.)

    IT AIN’T OVER YET, BUT THERE MIGHT BE A MAGIC NUMBER FOR THE WILD CARD SPOTS SOON.

  47. By purplehaze on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    AGAIN MARK MY WORD,

    UNLESS HIS FOOT FALLS OFF OR HE’S DEAD, FARVE WILL START AT QB, KEEP THE STREAK ALIVE, AND ONLY PULLS HIMSELF WHEN HIS FOOT SNAPS OFF, OR UNTIL COACH CHILI DOG PULLS HIM BECAUSE FARVE IS GETTING THE SNOT BEAT OUT OF HIMSELF…

    IF HE GETS HURT EVEN WORSE, ON TOP OF THE CURRENT, HE’S OUT FOR THE YEAR POSSIBLY, SEASON OVER…

    THIS IS THE DECISION OF YOUR NFL-PROFESSIONAL LIFE COACH, THINK IT THROUGH WISELY..

  48. By SackFavre on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    All of our losses were single digit losses. In most of those games #4 was responsible for 1-3 turnovers. If #4 protects the ball we are 4-2 or 5-1. If his ankle isn’t 100% Sunday bench him without remorse.

  49. By Rogerthevikefan on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Bring in Bill Cowher and Draft Andrew Luck. That is where the rebuilding should begin. Because Farve will be hurt because of the giant tackles who can’t block.

  50. By fire childress on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    we are 4-2 with a good coach period !

  51. By KanVike on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Okay, I used to think you guys who were bagging on Childress were being to harsh on him, then last Sunday rolled around! Why in the world would you not try to score at least a field goal at the end of the 1st half? Is he out of his mind??? What happened to the coach who went for the jugular against Dallas in the playoffs last year? Peterson runs 15 yards then you just let the clock run down? Then there’s the touchdown that should have been challenged but wasn’t!!! I’m on board now! Let’s get a new head coach.

  52. By AllDay28 on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    JOE WEBB! JOE WEBB! JOE WEBB!!!!!

  53. By viking joe on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    ****LESLIE FRAZIER FOR HEAD COACH**** why look else where !!!

  54. By viking joe on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    if any QB joe webb! for 2nd QB you see on side lines all the time T jacks nowhere conversing with Farve..

  55. By fire childress on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    they should of let Chilly go last year when he did that 12 men in the huddle that cost us the championship game. we would be sitting at 6-0 with a good coach right now, instead of a lame-duck coach

  56. By fire childress on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    chilly presser<<>>>< ummmm..well…….. i got out coached again…darn….oh well…. next week i go up against a hall of fame coach….. hope he doesn’t completely blow me out of that game…maybe ease up a bit if the lead is over 30 points to save my humanity……

  57. By Bigfan1 on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Webb, Webb, Webb, I’m a broken record, Vikings you need to use Webb in SOME capacity.

  58. By miko on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Brad childress is coaching with no discipline. Brett Favre is throwing the ball with no intentions. Offensive line is blocking casper the friendly ghost. Who is to blame for our offensive woes.

  59. By miko on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    I wonder if we can trade brad childress for a second round draft pick. lol

  60. By fire childress on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    why not make it a combo deal, BB and Chilly even up to the Chargers for V. Jackson

  61. By fire childress on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    no other team would take Chilly if he gets fired… guaranteed

  62. By Pete on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Farve has not practiced all year and it shows. I would put in T Jack cause at least we can be a 500 team with T Jack. With Farve, we are just thowing games away with a guy who has not practiced all year. Besides, T Jack is better than he was before. Great? NO. Not great. But for god sake, I cannot take this anymore. Watching the Vikings is like torture every week. If you put in T Jack and he fails, you can fire Farve and T Jack at the end of the year. We can clean house. But if Chilly does not get fired, and Farve continues to play, you are going to have T Jack as your only QB next year.

  63. By Pete on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    No one important reads these notes. And of course they make more than us at football, so why would they listen to us anyway.

    The simple fact is either one of two things.

    If Farve is needed, then bench him a week or two to heal so we get him back after a couple of games. Otherwise, he will never be anywhere near form.

    If Farve is benched and T Jack can win (Webb does not know the playbook yet nor have exp), it gives us a little light to allow Farve to heal some more.

    T Jack has talent. He knows the scheme of the Vikings offence. With all the talent around him, I think he can win. Besides, the weakness of the Offense is part of the O Line, and T Jack can run better than Farve any day. Even if Farve was 100%.

  64. By Pete on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Can someone lend me a billion dollars so I can buy the Vikings. I know how to get to the Superbowl this year. The vikings have the talent. The vikings have the passion at the key positions. We can do it! But we cannot stay the same course and assume things just fix themselves. We have to change direction a little here.

  65. By fire childress on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    yes, we need a coaching change, which should of happened last year. now we blow another year with a sub-par coach. our window closes this year and chilly is blowing it !!!!!!!!

  66. By paul on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Ay Randy should’ve stayed in Fox Burrow, ay…

  67. By Matt on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    If the record matters that much to Favre, just put him in for the first snap, which should be a running play. For the rest of the game put in Tarvaris Jackson and let it play itself out. Honestly I think TJack is a decent QB and deserves another chance, and if he plays and we win…. who knows, maybe we’ll have a new starting QB. Besides that fact, I don’t think the Pats defense is really good or anything so we should just get more creative with the play-calling, but still run the ball primarily. And if TJack doesn’t play well and we still win, at least Favre got some rest.

  68. By TWVIKE on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Childress to coach Toilet-Bowl. Obvious selection since he has taken this team straight down the SH!TTER

  69. By Sunday on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Guess what folks. Brett Favre is starting Sunday and we are going to win. Watch the press conference and you will see a different person standing at the podium then in recent weeks. I think the switch has been turned on. If he does not play this week and he wants to well you can only bet the odds of coach keeping his job. Moreover if Brett wants to play and is not put in there it is only one more distraction we cannot afford at this time. I am telling you Brett is playing and we are going to win. I was against it all week until today when I saw the guy I have watch every Sunday for 20 years show his old grit. You remember I told you so.

  70. By Jimmy on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Chilly is one of the main reasons why vikings is 2-4. If he made good decision, vikings would beat the Packers. If he made good decision, Vikings would be in at least the superbowl game last year. Farve did not play well. It is obvious. But there were so many factorss. 1. bad head coach. If Chilly did not trust farve, why he waited for farve for so long and even had to have his players to bring him back. Now he pointed finger at Farve. If there is no trust, you cannot win. 2. Farve did not play as well because he is older and not 100 healthy. However, he did not have a good O-line and deep threat receivers until he got Moss. But the damage was done. He can still get better and the season is not over. 3. The media put too much blame on Farve and his off field matter. How many people really care about what Farve did 2 years ago? What he did was no good. However, you can name 1000 more professional players did exactly what he did or worse. He is not a role model in life. We should just treat him as a football player, a very good football player for a long time. The bottom line is who will give the team the best chance to win. It is common sense that if he cannot walk, he should rest. If he can move well, he deserves a chance to try. The owner should tell Chilly to keep his feeling within the team, especially not in public. Finger pointing will do more harm than good. If he cannot keep the team together, he should be fired.

  71. By olddog on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    I hope Brett pulls himself out of the game, and Michale Jackson falls on his face which he will, and then ALL you whining fans will be satisified.. See how many games you win with Jackson. Favre should Not have to run for his life if that Bust of a O line was worth a pinch of salt. It is the worst I have ever seen. You people do not deserve Favre.

  72. By Stephanie on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Jimmy, you’re right about the protection. Sunday night was the first time the offensive line looked pretty good for the most part. There have been 3 different centers in 6 games, which can really cause inconsistency with the o-line and cause protection problems. there have been several new wide receivers Brett has been trying to work with and it took Harvin several games to get up to speed since he was out most of the preseason. Now Moss is here and Brett is starting to get on the same page with him. There’s a lot of moving parts on offense and I think it showed this last game that it’s finally coming together. Brett could have possibly had 4 TDs on Sunday, but 3 were overturned, including 1 that shouldn’t have been. If Brett has a good practice on Friday, then he should get a chance to start. If Brett’s ankle is affecting him, then put Jackson in. I just have to laugh at all the awful fans that were booing Jackson in the preseason games when he was struggling (very rude) and now they’re begging for him to play. fans are so fickle sometimes. this is Jackson’s fifth season, so I would say if he gets his shot he better make it count.

  73. By PurplePeopleEater on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    To everyone who hates Jackson and the fact that they THINK Sage was such a better QB, here are a few facts to ponder:

    Since joining the league in 2001, Sage has started 11 games with a 5-6 record.
    Since joining the league in 2006, Jackson has started 19 games with a 10-9 record.

    Sage has 9 other games that COULD be credited to him for the outcome (10+ throws) and has a 7-13 record overall if they are included.
    Jackson has 2 other games that COULD be credited to him for the outcome, and has an 11-10 record if they are included.

    Sage didn’t start a game for his first 3 years, while Jackson got all of his starts (to date) in his first 3 years.

    Sage’s most recent QB rating in a year that he started a game (2008 – 5 starts) is 79.45 with a 2-3 record. (2-4 if counting the game he didn’t start but threw 29 times).
    Jackson’s most recent QB rating in a year that he started a game (2008 – 5 starts) is 95.37 with a 2-3 record. (3-3 if counting the game he didn’t start, but rallied for the comeback win with 10 throws for 105 yards and a TD against Detriot when Frerotte got injured).

    And let’s not forget that Sage’s QB rating as a starter since 2001 (72.19) is significantly worse than his rating as a backup (93.79), which skews the ratings in his favor to an overall QB rating of 81.235 in 9+ years now in the league.

    Meanwhile Jackson, after just 4+ years is already up to a rating of 77.9 (Sage was only at 68.44 after 4 years) which is likely to climb fast if he is given the chance with how it was growing up until this point and knowing that it will be supported by all the extra talent on the offense to throw to than he had in 2008.

    Sage really sounds like a great option now, huh? Factor in the obviousness that Sage is very likely to have fewer years in front of him than Tarvaris does and it is really starting to look like hanging on to #7 was the right choice after all.

  74. By PurplePeopleEater on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Sorry, I forgot to mention that Jackson’s starting rating is at 74.42 currently, due to ratings that were at 50.15, 70.83 and 91.55 as a starter in each of his first 3 years consecutively. Unfortunately that climb wasn’t allowed to continue as Favre has become the starter for every game since then.

  75. By Itsnowornever on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Childress is not the one turning the ball over throwing interceptions, favre is the problem penalties, and bad oline. Chilly doesn’t clean up the pathetic turnovers so he should be gone also.

  76. By Itsnowornever on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    I’d say give tjack the go for sundays game against the patriots, I’m tired of favre costing us games when the time counts, I can almost feel an interception is going to happen every time we play a game and being behind.

  77. By fire childress on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    fire chilly now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  78. By fire childress on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Jimmy is right, Chilly cost us 2 games already, which may at the end cost us a playoff spot !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  79. By Just Win on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    @PurplePeopleEater,
    Great comments! A few more facts:
    (1) If Sage was such a great QB, why would the Redskins, Dolphins, Texans, and now the Vikings get rid of him?
    (2) The 3 years prior to coming to the Vikings, Sage’s QB rating has been going down each and every year. Tarvaris on the other hand has his QB rating increasing each year for four years in a row.
    (3) T-Jack already won the backup job to Favre LAST year during the preseason when he was the only QB in the league to throw a PERFECT game in the preseason.
    (4) T-Jack has been the NFC offensive player of the week, but Sage has never achieved this award.
    (5) Chilly and Spielman lose their jobs and millions in salary if the Vikings lose. Obviously they both feel more comfortable sleeping at night with T-Jack backing up a 41 year old QB than Sage.

  80. By Viking-ology on Oct 27, 2010 | Reply

    Chilly is starting to crack – you can see it in his pressers. He has no answers. As much as I want this team to win, I can’t see Chilly taking us to the top.
    I know he has steadily got better each year, but alot of past Viking coaches have done that. When you look at Norv T. and Wade P. you say those coaches will never win. Sorry to say but I think Brad C. is on that list too.

  81. By J.SportsFan24 on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    IF FARVE GETS HURT PUT IN JOE WEBB!!!!!!!
    NOT JACKSON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I AM SO SICK ON TURNING TO ESPN OR NFL NETWORK TO HEAR ABOUT BRAD AND BRETT DRAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!! UGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I LOVE MY PURPLE PEOPLE EATERS AND HOPEFULLY MINNESOTA CAN GET IT TOGETHER! I PROMISE MINNESOTA THAT I WILL BUY THE VKINGS AND WIN A SUPER BOWL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    “I WANT IT ALL” LIKE THE BAND QUEEN!!!!!!!!!
    “I WANT IT ALL, I WANT IT ALL, AND I WANT IT NOW!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SKOL VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  82. By fire childress on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    yeah, Chilly is in the bottom of the barrel with Norv Turner and Wade. i think all 3 of these coaches will get fired at the end of the year. i just hope we get a good replacement like Gruden or Cower, or even Fraizer

  83. By fire childress on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    Dennis Green had us on top for several years. even though he was not a great coach, he was a good coach. we won several division titles with him

  84. By fire childress on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    time is ticking for Chilly. we will know his fate within 4 weeks. goodbye and good riddence Chilly

  85. By The truth on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    and last year i saw a number of screens, this year it seems like the team is shying away from that. WHY? U have AP, and a very very good run blocking line.

  86. By The truth on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    But on a serious note, we all have to start believing in our team, even when they lose. VP of officiating said the shaincoe td shoulda counted, and we all know the first GB td shouldnt have. Who really won the game? Ive been a fan all of my life. An appearance at the SB will be satisfying enough for me. All Im saying is we should really stop hating our team and really start BELIEVING in them..

  87. By purple08 on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    I know that Brett Favre has started four zillion straight games. We only hear about it going in and out of every fu cking commercial break. I couldn’t start that many games in a row (or even one) and remain intact, and I’m well aware of that fact. BUT HOLY FUC KING S HIT DOES GIMPY MCDEERSTAND MILK EVERY GODD AMN DRIP OUT OF THAT FUC KING RECORD.
    No one has ever gotten more mileage out of his nagging injuries than this as shole. It all started last night when Favre got dragged down on a play and ran over to the sidelines hobbling on “the ankle.” Al Michaels spoke repeatedly of “the ankle,” because you, the viewer, should be on a fuc king first-name basis with all of the Land Baron’s injuries by now.
    Then they cut to Favre on the sidelines staring at game stills and waving off the trainer, and then Al threw it down to Andrea Fakelashes and she was like, “Brett wouldn’t talk to the trainers! HE’S SUCH A FUC KING TURBOSTUD” Then Favre went right back out onto the field and threw a godd amn pick, one of three last night, with surely more to come on his Charity Pick Six Farewell Tour.
    And what does Favre do after that pick? He hobbles off the field, of course. He hobbles openly, so that it can be noted by Al and Cris so that you, the viewer at home, understand that it was totally the ankle’s fault. (Or Randy Moss’s or Percy Harvin’s. Normally, I really like Cris Collinsworth. But he bent over backward and kissed his own as shole last night to tell you that Moss and Harvin were out of position on two of those picks that were clearly bad decisions. Meanwhile, Collinsworth is CRUSHING Aaron Rodgers for missing out routes on the other side of the ball. Favre is like fuc king announcer kryptonite. He’ll reduce even the best analyst to a slobbering idiot.) Favre has been pulling this s hit for two decades now. He makes a s hithead play, then grabs an a ssorted body part to let you know that yes, he threw that pick. BUT YOU’RE LUCKY HE’S EVEN OUT THERE, GUTTING ONE OUT FOR YOU.
    And the announcers fall for this s hit EVERY time. Every time. It’s ridiculous. Especially when he looks fine five minutes later. Last night, I heard Al Michaels comment at least two times that “the elbow” looked great (again, first-name basis). They loooove telling you that Favre looks great throwing the ball despite an injury. NOTHING WRONG WITH THE ELBOW ON THAT PLAY! Favre wants to use the injury as an excuse when he f ucks up, and then he wants the injury played up as icing to whatever futile catch-up TD he throws five minutes later. LOOK EVERYONE! IT’S A MIRACLE! HE’S STILL GOT SOME BULLETS LEFT IN THE GUN! HE’S BRAVER THAN ANNE FRANK! Look at the gumption he displayed hobbling out of his own press conference after his coach nailed him to the wall!
    Remember: Favre is the guy who passed along photos of his bruised ankle (from the NFC title game) to the SNF crew before the season opener against New Orleans. He clearly wanted those photos shown on national TV just so you knew how courageous he had been for standing in harm’s way. And so that, when he comes up gimpy after a fumble, you know precisely where to the lay the blame.
    I’m sick of him trying to have it both ways. Are you hurt, you f uck? Then come out of the godd amn game and let Tarvaris Jackson make a few surprising plays before inevitably reverting back to being Tarvaris Jackson. If you wanna stay in, quit relaying excuses to the suckers in the booth. Clearly, you’re using the size of your f ucking cortisone shots to compensate for other things. I kept expecting Favre to grab his d ick after a pick last night so Al could say, “Oop! Look at that! The Sterger controversy is clearly getting to him, Cris.”
    Any coach with half a nutsack would have benched that f ucker in the first half against the Jets. It’s now at the point where I really hope Goodell suspends Favre, just so I don’t have to watch him “gut out” another pick-laden choke job. Because I’m sick of seeing my team led by the toughest p ussy around.

  88. By fire childress on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    how can you believe a coach that can’t, won’t or just plain doesn’t know his job? lets get a coach smart enough to know when to throw the red flag !!!!!!!!!!!

  89. By purple08 on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    That awesome rant was emailed to me. Pretty much sums up Favre in a few paragraphs. Too true! Up yours Brett Lovers!

  90. By WTF on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    Dâmn Purple08. You really like to put it all on the table, don’t ya? The sad part is that I agreed with every last bit of it! And I never thought I could laugh so hard at someone bìtchíng their ass off like that. Great job!

  91. By 0 and 8 on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    wt..tj for starter? lol..does anyone have dante culpeper number? farve is still number one; its a shame on our offense line men. what can a great qb does with getting pull and knock down on every snaps. this remind me back when the great john randle commercial chasing farve as a chicken wearing a cheesehead number 4 jersey. lmao..

  92. By 0 and 8 on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    if favre is done, so the season. damme..i just so disapionted to see how things turning out to be, especially moss is back. the pack and bear aren’t going anywhere, all we needs is to win 8 out of the rest of the games left. i hope to see favre this sunday, no tj or web please.

  93. By Old School on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    The bottom line is this ……………..CAN T-JACK OR A JOE WEBB BE ANY WORSE?

    ANSWER: NO!

    THEY CAN GO IN THERE AND THROW JUST AS MANY PICK 6’S AS FAVRE!

    PERIOD. THATS THAT AND THATS ALL!

    TRICK OR TREAT…….LOOKS LIKE A TRICK ON SUNDAY!

    THIS TEAM IS A TOTAL MESS!

  94. By Rob on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    OK, let’s think this one out. Let’s say we do start Farve then we face our O line concentrating on protecting Farve and not focusing on opening up the running lanes which in turn will shut down our running game. Now on the other hand if we start one of our healthy QB’s either TJ or Webb then our O line can focus on what they’re supposed to be doing and if need be the QB can scramble and get out of traffic if need be. I don’t see Farve being a good decision. Let him take a seat and get back to being healthy before we let yet another defense in there to do more damage and then we’re in a situation where he has to sit and we have no other options.At least at this point we have options and let’s face it Tjack can run the ball and in the pre season Webb had over a hundred passing yards and was leading rusher in the few games he did play in. Just something to ponder before we make anymore detrimental mistakes. GO VIKINGS!

  95. By Woodboat on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    Rob, our oline couldn’t open up a running lane with a bulldozer. With the way they have been playing, we are lucky Peterson gets to the line without dodging opposing jerseys in the backfield. Go ahead and put Jackson behind that line and see if his 10 cent head can handle it. You may as well forget about putting any receivers on the field… he won’t be in any mental shape to actually find them. If he does by some miracle, he’ll throw the ball too late as always, after everyone in the stadium sees where the ball is going to go, and yeah, pick six. Problem is, he won’t be getting any 6s for the VIkes. This team is done.

  96. By rocksalt on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    Our O line. like our D line this year are simply not doing their frikkin’ jobs……..
    As far as Childress, I never thought much about him even when we were winning……he appears to have the personality of a wet dishrag, and seems to be just as inspiring.
    Favre needs to QUIT THROWING COSTLY INTS………..

  97. By Drew on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    I’m thinking about Tony Dungy sitting in a studio every week…… If Moss is happy to be back “home” in MN….i wonder what would happen if Zig was to approach Dungy….about ushering in the Webb-Rice-Moss-Harvin-Peterson era?!…..

  98. By purplehaze on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    lose the game, turn out the lights on the way out, the party for all practical purposes is over for the year.

    everybody on the vike sides gotta bring it at every position, and God help whoever qbs is in for blitzmania, i heard the pats are gonna force the issue and make qb prove they can stretch the offense down field–good luck with that, even with there suspect secondary

    Go Vikes–bring it on dudes!

  99. By Erik on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    Why is everyone so in love with Brett Favre. He is the one that is bringing the team done and needs to be benched. It a quarter back is hurt DO NOT PLAY HIM. It’s common sense and that’s something a lot of people do not have.

  100. By CA Viking on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    Is anyone semi-optimistic about T-Jack maybe starting again? The last time he rode the pine, back in 2008, he came back with a few pretty impressive games. (QB ratings of: 143.8, 135.5, 98.5, and 88.5 to end the regular season) OK so he put up a stinker against Philly in the playoffs, but thats what happens when your getting harrased the whole game. And not to mention, he’ll have more weapons now than before (i.e. Harvin, Moss, and hopefully Rice if he comes back at full speed) I think T-Jack benefitted from watching Favre play the best season of his career. I think the Vikings would be foolish if they didn’t at least give him a shot. With a struggling O-line and a quaterback with a fractured ankle, we need someone who’s more mobile in the pocket. I still love Brett for how he helped the team last year and his competitive spirit, but they need to make a decision based on whats best for the team.

  101. By purplehaze on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    YEAH, CA VIKE-TRUE ‘N GOOD IN THAT A HEALTHY T-BONE IS BETTER THAN A F’D UP BRETT.

    THE PATS ARE GONNA KEY ON THE INABILITIES OF FARVE TO MOVE IN THE POCKET, AND AT LEAST T-BONE CAN MOVE AROUND AND IF NEED BE RUN AND CREATE FROM SCRAMBLE MODE..

    GOOD LUCK WITH THAT T-BONE!

  102. By PurplePeopleEater on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    I couldn’t have said it better myself CA Viking. Unfortunately Favre is holding Childress’s leash, which just happens to be attached to a choke chain around Brad’s neck. I don’t know whether or not Favre realizes that Jackson gives us a better chance to win games, but his statements in press conferences (something to the light of “I want to do what ever I can to help this team win”) indicate that he either is too ignorant to see it or too arogant to consider the possibility.

  103. By rob on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    Woodboat, You may be right however, like it or not TJack does have a winning record as a starter and even if he does throw pick 6’s all day, guess what? SO DOES FARVE! So what’s the difference if we start TJack who again like it or not will most likely be the face of the Vikings next year. Might as well get him in the hot seat and prep for what looks to be a long season and next season. >>>>>>EVERYONE<<<< GET OFF FARVE'S JOCK!!!! He's a used up, washed up has been that still has cheese flowing through his veins! Wake up everybody, it's time for new blood!

  104. By rodney on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    the head ref said the shank pass was good for a TD .So lets stop blaming brad
    and brett lets put some blame on the bad calls common people…The refs gave the pack a gift…

  105. By Viking-ology on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    The NFL may have admitted they blew that Shank call, but we still have a blaring L in that column.

  106. By Viking-ology on Oct 28, 2010 | Reply

    Hey “The Truth” you can’t handle the truth! Just kidding had to say that. But seriously we’re just venting-that does not translate to hating on our team.
    ‘fire childress’ Cowher is a great choice, but I think he will be in Pantherland next year. I think Brian Billick would be a great choice-he can tap into our offensive weapons and put up some serious points.

  107. By onpoint on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    Ok, so run the ball for as long as AP’s stamina can bowl NE backwards. The passing game needs a break away player or two, JUST LIKE LAST YEAR. But who’s to fill in for Rice and Taylor?
    Blame Favre for not having the same open field guys that he did last year? Not his fault there are no fleet of feet, whizz right by the coverage guys to throw to. Moss is trying, yet it seems he’s more of a diversion for the defense to occupy themselves with. Shianco needs more play, he can do it, too. Harvin can do the routes Rice did last year. Why abandon the strategies that worked well last year? Hurry up Rice!

  108. By Caleb on Oct 29, 2010 | Reply

    It’s Tjacks time to shine. Everybody knows it, but they won’t admit it. Our O-Line this year has been the worst we’ve ever seen. We need a QB that can get out of the pocket and scramble for that first down. Favre would get out of the pocket and throw a pick. Bottom line is – if Tjack starts we have a much better chance of winning.

    Then again… Maybe we should let Favre lose us the rest of our games and draft a stud O-Line for years to come.

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