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More Monday Lament Following Loss To New England

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 1, 2010 – 6:35 am

We’ve been here before – lamenting another loss after a hard-fought contest on the road. The Vikings dropped a 28-18 decision to the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Sunday to fall to 2-5 on the season. That’s 8 straight losses on the road now and it’s another game where the Vikings battled and hung in there to have a chance in the 4th quarter to pull out a victory.

The main storyline going into the game was the status of QB Brett Favre and his injured ankle. Favre treated the ankle all week and made the push to Sunday, eventually starting the game and playing well against New England. He was 22 of 32 for 259 yards on the night until he took a hit on a 3rd and 3 play midway through the 4th quarter. The hit knocked Favre out of the game and 8 stitches were required to close the wound.

Tarvaris Jackson came in to replace Favre and he promptly threw a 1-yard TD to FB Fahu Tahi and followed that up with a 2-point conversion toss to WR Percy Harvin, closing the gap to 21-18 with 7:31 to play in the game. Despite a couple of fluke plays that went New England’s way, the Vikings were in the game deep into the 4th quarter. But that’s when the Patriots offensive line – and RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis – took the game over and salted away the victory.

QB Tom Brady led New England on a 13-play, 80-yard drive that consumed 5:30 and was capped by a 2-yard Green-Ellis TD plunge on 3rd and goal from the 2. Green-Ellis had 62 yards rushing on 7 attempts during the drive and he totaled 108 yards on 13 carries in the 2nd half. New England Head Coach Bill Belichick did a masterful job of clock management and the Patriots offense simply ran the ball down the throats of the most dominant run defenses in the NFL over the past 4 seasons. It was a sight similar to what happened at New Orleans in Week 1 late in the game.

The Green-Ellis TD and ensuing PAT put New England up 28-18 and the Vikings didn’t have enough time to muster a comeback.

The Vikings held statistical advantages in key areas, including 1st downs (23-18), net yards (410-362), penalties, and time of possession (35:08 to 24:52). But New England edged out the Vikings in a few other categories, such as 3rd down efficiency (55% to 36%), red zone efficiency (100% to 50%), goal-to-go efficiency (100% to 67%) and turnovers (Vikings had 1, Patriots had 0). And the Patriots won in the statistical category that matters the most – points.

It’s a familiar formula that yielded a similar result. The Vikings battled and battled, did a lot of good things, but came up just short in the end.


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168 Responses to “More Monday Lament Following Loss To New England”

  1. By TW VIKE on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    We just cant seem to make or get those 2-3 plays that would give us a win. The ball that goes through Madieus hands,Percy has a ball wrestled away for a INT,etc.

  2. By rocksalt on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Who gives a sh!t about categories like total net yards and time of possession if you do not win????
    Maybe we should examine categories like:
    opposing qb avg time in pocket
    opposing offenses 3rd down conversion %
    opposing offenses avg yds to go on 3rd down
    vikes 3rd down conversion %
    vikes avg yds to go on 3rd down
    vikes avg time in pocket

  3. By vikes blogger on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    for more game reaction check out http://www.cole-wolvesvikingsblog.blogspot.com/

  4. By Raul on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Man, I’m still a Vikings fan. Schedule is easy from now on. I really believe in 11-5. I miss watching Cedric Griffin, I’m exited Sidney Rice comes back soon. I defend him a lot, but Childress is as bad as a coach as he is ugly. I hate Madieu Williams (Can’t cover, can’t catch, doesn’t take chances, and when he does he’s awful at executing the play) Asher Allen (Doesn’t stick to his man the whole play) and Bernard Berrian (Reason for more than half of Favre’s picks, all of which are Berrian’s fault).

  5. By Robb on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Wilf, get rid of that poor excuse for a coach. Everyone knows it. It’s not just sour Vikings fans… I hear it from everyone, other teams fans, sports commentators… everyone. Childress is NOT a good coach. And NOONE can deny that, any Viking that does, is blind. He is inconsistent on play calling and with decisions made during the game. With AP and Harvin playing like they are, how can we not be winning more games, or at least scoring more… they have to be opening up other opportunities in our offense. Our D is’nt playing that badly… they are what has kept us in most of our games.. sure, sooner or later they’ll start to break down because so much stress is put on them. What a depressing season.

  6. By GWVikes on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Stick fork in a$$ and apply pressure. DONE.

  7. By Robb on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    People, we need to get a petition going to fire Childress and to keep the Vikings in MN.

  8. By arahn on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Yes, set up the petition quick so we can have coaching change before we lose another game

  9. By arahn on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Favre has an average of 2 seconds to get rid of the ball or he goes down — not a good recipe for great plays

    The O line doesn’t open up running lanes — it’s amazing that AD can gain any yards at all W/O running lanes.

    D line is starting to look a soft as O line

    all this points to coaching problems

  10. By NYViking on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Why is it that I see the big plays given up on defense attributable to Asher Allen getting beat?? Two plays stick in my mind. One, where we had Brady almost sacked, guys in his face, and Brady BURNS Allen with a pass where it appeard Allen allowed the receiver to get well beyond him. And then the guy runs for another 30+ yards for a score. The the next play that comes to mind is one where a N.E. receiver catches a short pass, and Allen is on him, but cant make a tackle. And the receiver again comes up with a huge play. What is it with Allen? Does anybody else see this? Am I missing something here? Or am I just noticing Allen getting getting beat badly and costing us points.

    Lastly, where’s the pressure on the opposing QB? I havn’nt seen that either. Maybe I dont know what I’m talking about either.

  11. By Rob on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    TOO MUCH TALENT TO KEEP LOSING,CHILLY MUST GO AND QUICK

  12. By Shannon on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Ok, trying this again, so I hope that this hasnt posted twice to the website….First, I can’t agree more with what Rob and Arahn posted! Second, Childress, are you ever going to learn from your past mistakes? Just a hint here! When you have the chance to put points on the board and take a lead – DO SO! This lets up just a little on your D and lets them get after things, but like this whole year we have been playing from behind – putting more stress on our D! Childress, I am so sick of you and your stupidity when it comes to managing the Minnesota Vikings! I am sure by now Milf knows you must go! Interesting, I have four tickets in the lower level for the Vikes and Bills game, I am sure I will go, but today I really dont feel like going as its been to hard to watch. Watching week after week how you have handled things Childress, from slaughtering Favre after last weeks game, to all your other stupid management decisions you have sucked! It really all started in the off season this year and your drafting. You had a chance to take a young QB with talent, and didnt get it done! Then you cut Sage and keep T Jack to try to cover your sorry @ss! When this season is finally over and Favre has to crawl away, I hope you take note and go to work for Farve, you should be his bus boy, and take T Jack with you, may be he can cook for the three of you! I am sure you can find some thing better for Jackson to do! lol

  13. By jkcjh on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    cant stand to watch childrees another game he has got to go…… very poor excuse for a coach, let frazier handle the rest of the season. poor play calling. poor decision making, that is why we are 2-5.. he has to go.

  14. By Justin on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Cardinals
    @Bears
    Packers
    @Redskins
    @Bills
    Giants
    Bears
    @Eagles
    @Lions

    The schedule looks easier on paper, but the Vikings for whatever reason want to make this very hard than it is. We CAN beat the majority of the teams, but Favre can’t do it by himself. Without a D or O line, Vikings probably will struggle with even the FREAKING BILLS!

  15. By Shannon on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    YEP! STACKED WITH TALENT AND CHILDRESS DOESNT KNOW HOW TO USE IT NOR MANAGE IT! In some ways I hope we keep losing now to get a great draft prospect, but of course IF Childress is still here, he will find a way to blow that too!

  16. By Steve Fisher on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Hey, Green Bay fan here. I would have Childress start Tavaris Jackson. Farve is getting killed right now. He’s like the Star Ship Enterprise with no shields working.

    I’m jealous that you guys have Percy Harvin, insanely good on kick-offs and receiving. I don’t know what happened to your pass rush, the same guys last year kicked our butts.

    At this point, I’d run Adrian Peterson 75% of the time, with an occasional pass or pass by Jackson.

  17. By Vinnie on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    lot of bad comments here…no one apparently watched the game….pass protection was pretty good favre had more time to throw this game than he has all season and blitz pick-ups were for the most parts good. Asher Allen is a clown they need to show him the door along with medeiu and bernard…the entire defense sucks that is the reason we lost this game…that last drive new england had was EMBARASSING….you have the game on the line and you let the RUN the ball literally down your throat…what happened to that great d-line? you know the one that gets all the sacks? and the “run stuffers” where are they at? this defense looks as bad as any defense in the league you can try and butter it up all you want to but bottom line is that our defense got beat up and down the field when then could least afford it….that 11-5 comment is absolutely crazy…really? 11-5? more like 5-11 or 6-10 at best..what a dissappointing season…we wont beat the cardinals next week…then mr wilf will you finally fire childress? and dont promote leslie frazier hes a moron too…go out and get gruden or somebody with a winning resume who can rebuild this team

  18. By Ryan on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Childress has got to go… WAAAAY TOO MUCH talent on the team to keep losing like this… Play calling and play design is boring and predictable. If I can sit in my living room and correctly guess what the next play will be, you know the opposing coaches can too… Enough is enough.

    I’d sign a petition in a heart beat… I spend hundreds of dollars on Vikings merchandise every year, but until the ownership starts making some coaching changes, I will not spend a dime. I encourage others to do the same.

    Again, too much talent to keep losing. PROBLEM IS IN THE COACHING!!!

  19. By vikeforever on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Yes, Mike its definetly a tail of 2 halves. Coaching brilliance of Belichick in the 2nd Half compared to clueless in New England CHildress who had no answer or clue to even compete with this guy or among really any coach in the NFL…something is got to give

  20. By FloridaFan on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    biggest issue is the coaches can not make in game adjustments. they have to wait until half time. if something isn’t working then change it right away.
    I had no problem with going for it on 4th down but the play call was horrible. that play didn’t work against miami so what made chilly think it would work against the pats? the play action to Tahi in the 2nd half was a great call. Tahi was wide open. would have been nice to call something like that on the 4th and 1 rather than have AP run into the heart of the defense. For all the talent on this team, they have no heart. why? and why spend all the time asking Moss about NE and then ignore what he says? nice of them to admit on the sidelines as they’re losing that he was right. Same problem as with Brett changing plays. Chilly is too stubborn and too much a dicator to be an effective coach. if he doesn’t change, it won’t matter how much talent is on the team, it will go nowhere.

  21. By fire childress on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    when your the head coach, the players have to buy in to what your selling. the players are not buying !!! when you let the clock tick down to nothing with 40 seconds left and 2 timeouts,with a chance to score at least a field goal, your telling the team you don’t trust them. chilly lost the team. we can’t make the playoffs with Chilly aboard period !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. By fire childress on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    plus i always wondered why they picked Cook instaed of Mays in the Draft. another draft bust by the coaching staff. Cook is either hurt, when he does play he can’t tackle !!!!!!!!!! get rid of him !!

  23. By Chilly Fails on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    http://news.bostonherald.com/sports/columnists/view/20101101the_time_has_come_for_vikings_to_fire_brad_childress/srvc=home&position=recent

  24. By George on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Let’s go get Bill Cowher!!!! Even Gruden would be a step up!!!!!

  25. By Jared on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Going to this weekend’s game. Hopefully we can take down the Cardinals and get a fire lit under our butts! Skol Vikings!!

  26. By Alfred on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    eleven and five-interesting seeing as how the two teams the vikes have beat have won exactly three games between them. I agree Brad Childress hurts this team. He came in to instill disapline and lets his players (like Farve) call the shots. I thought it would be a long season when Allen, Longwell and Favre were posing and laughing on the sidelines during a game early in the season. Bill Beliceks players make a great play,sit down and look like they still think the game is in doubt, which it always is. I agree there are a lot a great players but with the same issues that the Dallas cowboys have and the washington Redskins used to have. That is —players who are individuals and feel bigger than the team—without a coach who is a strong, disaplined, chrismatic leader. Forgive me but Brad childress looks like a crybaby on the sideline.

  27. By Troy on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    I agree with Vinnie our secondary is awful except for Winfield no one can cover a reciever. Our safeties stink and have for two years, they are never in the right spot. Every other team has players step in and play well that no one has ever heard of, but we keep putting out the same old losers. If Bill Bellick was our coach these guys would have been shown the door. If they can’t do there job they should be out of here.

    I am also tired of our announcers making excuses of injuries to our secondary. Every team has injuries, look at the Packers they have lost alot of people on the defense side and they shut out the Jets so dont tell me injuries, its just an excuse.

    Again it all falls on the Coach. Fire Chilly or lose more fan support, your choice Ziggy!

  28. By Rick on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Chilly could have his own reality show titled, IN OVER YOUR HEAD

  29. By Troy on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Again our defense doesnt get any turnovers and dont tell me they were tired at the end. Our offense keep them off the field so they should have been rested.

  30. By Rick on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Its almost like Chilly has goods on some body or some thing, I mean how can a business be run like this.(SO Annouying)

  31. By GP in NJ on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    It is definitely time for Brad Childress to take his “KAO”, bad moustache, and one-way street and go somewhere else. He is the league’s worst in-game decision maker. He made a bad decision in the Miami game and did exactly the same thing again in this game even though it was clearly a bad choice the first time and came back to haunt the team the rest of the game. In both cases, it was actually several bad decisions in a row leading to the same bad outcome. Mistake One is going for it instead of kicking a field goal, particularly that early in the game. Mistake Two is putting the obvious “run-only” formation on the field telling everyone in the world that a running play is coming and at the same time taking some of your best play makers/diversions off of the field (Moss & Harvin). Mistake Three is running to the right instead of behind Hutchinson & McKinnie who are both clearly better than Herrera & Loadholdt.

    Aside from the bad decision making regarding FG/go-for-it, he is awful at deciding when/if to challenge (the last two games only being the obvious examples), and frequently has trouble with timeouts & end-of-half time management. If that is not enough consider the following additional points: 1) Why do the Vikings get so many “illegal formation” calls? Do they not know how/where to line up? Do the coaches not understand the rules around formations? I don’t see other teams having this problem. Do you think a Belicheck team has this problem? NO. 2) With Adrian Peterson going great in the first half and the Vikings moving the ball wonderfully on the ground, why did the Vikings play an entire series with Toby Gerhart at RB? Was Peterson benched? Was he hurt? Was he tired? Why did they go away from the thing/player that was working the best? I cannot fathom why the Vikings had Peterson on the bench for an entire series early in the game.

    Time for the Vikings to admit that Brad Childress does not have what it takes to be a long-term successful head coach in the NFL. It is time to give Leslie Frazier a chance at head coach. In the offseason, let him pick his successor at Defensive Coordinator, and have a new proven Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Scheme put into place, bring in the best veteran quarterback available and move onto the next phase of Minnesota Vikings football. The Brad Childress experiment is over. With the willingness of the Vikings ownership to invest in the team and players, a quality head coach could do great things with this team

  32. By purplehaze on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    ASHER LEARNS HOW TO STAY WITH TATE AND LEARNS HOW TO RAP UP A RUNNER AND BRING HIM DOWN AND THIS GAME IS WON, WHAT THE H**L WAS HE BREAKING OFF TATE FOR, HE WAS NOT GOING TO RUN 30 YARDS TO TACLE BRADY WAS HE?

    CHILI DOG DOESN’T TAKE THE LEAD AND MOMENTUM ON THE ROAD NO LESS, BY KICKING THE FIELD GOAL AT THE HALF, C’MON MAN, WHAT THE ??? DON’T YOU REMEMBER THE MIAMI GAME YOU BUFOON..

    ONCE AGAIN AT THE LINE, YOU RUN AP INTO A STACKED LINE? HOW FREAK’N PREDICTABLE ARE YOU MAN? RUN AN OPTION OR THE PASS PLAY THAT TJ THREW HIS TD ON, AND YOU MOST LIKELY SCORE THE TD AT THE HALF….

    THROWING THE RED FLAG ON A BOBBLE PASS BUT THAT WAS NO LESS STILL AN OBVIOUS CATCH, WHAT ARE YOU AND/OR YOUR GUYS IN THE BOOTH LOOKING AT BRAD? IT’S LIKE YOU DID IT JUST FOR THE SAKE OF DOING IT…; YOU ARE CLUELESS MY MAN!

  33. By Rick on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Totally P haze Chilly and Wade have no business with head sets.(Ziggy you the man you can do this)PLEASE!!!

  34. By Kevin on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    I have to tip my hat to Favre. He played very well, broken foot and all. He was solid in there and moved well. I don’t think anyone can comprehend what he did on Sunday. To play and play well with that type of an injury is nothing less than amazing. O-line does not protect well, but Favre found the open receivers. Berrian needs to sit as he cannot catch. Lewis also dropped a catchable ball. Also, is it just me or does Randy Moss just jog through his routes. He looked like he was on a Sunday stroll yesterday. The only time he runs a good route is when he is the primary receiver. The only reason I can tolerate him is because he draws double coverage, which gets Harvin open more. I thought the defense was pretty solid until the last couple weeks. They just don’t put any pressure on opposing QB’s and the secondary scares me. We have got to be able to cover guys and create turnovers. I still think the Vikes can be a playoff team. The remaining games sure aren’t as bad as the early part of the season. Go VIkes!

  35. By rocksalt on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    There is no doubt in my mind that Childress is not the answer as head coach. That being said, I thikn that Bevel is calling the plays on offense and Frazier is calling defensive plays…..neither seems to be able to make in game adjustments……..

  36. By Tim on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    SERIOUS NOTE: Just like to point out(hopefully to someone that could make a difference) the fact that Favre’s stitches are complement of Moss, not the Patriots. He could’ve easily caught the ball on the PI call, but gave up the second he seen the flag come out. I’ll give him it was windy and it could’ve looked like it was sailing higher but be real. I’m more inclined to think the one he gave up on last week would’ve landed him out of bounds HAD he given the effort to even TRY and catch it. And to point out: if he had caught it last week, Favre’s ankle wouldn’t be broken either, of course like I said, I wouldn’t blame him for that one but yesterday’s chin was all him. Not that I’d like to see our chances of still making the playoffs dwindle by benching him, but he could use it to possilbly reignite some passion and effort. I think the double coverage could be worth it most of the time though, and benching him would only guarantee he leaves next year. And on that, imagine Moss/Rice/Harvin/Shiancoe/AP, TJ could be good with that, anyone could. Good luck!

  37. By vikingsfanforever on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    One reason the Vikings aren’t not winning is because, Sydney Rice is not in the lineup. He kept drives alive last year and Favre always looked to him to make a big play. We’d be 4-2 right now had sydney been in the lineup. Why he didn’t take care of his hip problem earlier is a mystery.

  38. By Tim on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Oh and on Childress: I think he takes alot of heat for things that are out of his control. Alot gets pinned on being decided by him when it’s not. Players not performing and shooting themselves in the foot he can’t control. I think he is a good game manager, smart, and gotten better each year. He plays safe but big when necessary. I think Favre being here and the issues between them has only made it worse for Chilly. You gotta look at the times he’s wanted to play it safe and the Gunslinger made his own choices. Can’t really fault them either way. You got a HOF QB that deserves the right to make decisions most of the time, a coach that’s trying to do what’s right for the team, and allow the QB to have his way too. This happens all the time in situations like this. I think Chilly’s held his composure and done a good job, could there be someone better? Sure, could we get someone worse and take us down to the bottom too, YEP. Wasn’t that long ago coaches stuck around 20 years. There’s 32 teams, that means if everyone got to win a SB it’d be every 32 years or so. This idea that teams have to win one every few years is unrealistic.

  39. By wispurplehead on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Well fellow Viking fans, I wish that I had been wrong about the game. But alas, chilly proved to be just the closet case I predicted. I had to laugh at his throwing the challenge flag. That was only to show that he does know where he keeps it. He got out coached six ways sideways..period! How does his mind work? He has lost all grip on reality. I will not rehash all the points made above. The one thing that I did notice that has not been mentioned yet. Did anybody also notice that the Pats changed their play calling the second half and the “bald guy” could not make the necessary corrections?? If the owner allows him to continue, it is all on him now. I also will refrain from buying anything further until this whole puzzle is sorted out!! Good day all……..

  40. By Brain on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Don’t give up Viking Nation!

    This season is still anybody’s season, and at the end of the regular season, even a wildcard team could catch on fire, and make a run for the Super Bowl.

    Sidney Rice will be coming back soon, and we could probably sideline Butterfingers Berian.

    The Offense needs a few adjustments, and they will be unstoppable.

    The Defense needs to get back to that sack happy club from last year, or a least close to it.

    Don’t give up, anything can happen!

  41. By purplehaze on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    UGH… TIM, LAST TIME I LOOKED WE PRETTY MUCH WERE AT THE BOTTOM… THE FATE OF ANY TEAM RESTS WITH THE HEAD COACH, THAT’S WHY HE’S THE HEAD COACH…HE LOOKS LIKE A GENIUS OR AN IDIOT OR SOMEWHERE IN THE MIDDLE.I SAY BRAD IS AT BEST A LINE COACH.

  42. By Robins on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    I was so amazed at how well Brett played even though he was injured. He is the strongest person I have ever seen. If everyone played as hard as he does to win, we would never lose a game. The defense just isn’t what they were last year. The other team does what they want. The offense lets Brett get hit all the time. How much more can he take? Our receivers can’t hang on to the ball. Is Brett suppose to catch it for them too? Sorry you came back for this Brett. I know you expected more from your team.

  43. By VIKING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    THE SEASON IS OVER ! I AM A LONG TIME VIKING FAN IN NH BUT I REALLY CAN NOT STAND THE ONE THING THE VIKINGS ARE CONSISTANT IN——DISSAPOINTING THEIR FANS ! THE OFFENSIVE LINE CAN NOT BLOCK,OPEN RUN HOLES, THE DEFENSE GETS NO PRESSURE ON QBS — NO SACKS IN HOW MANY GAMES? FACE IT THIS WAS THERE LAST CHANCE BEFORE THE TEAM BREAKS UP, FAVRE WILL BE GONE, PAT WILLIAMS IS DONE AFTER THIS YEAR AND WHO KNOWS WHO ELSE WILL GO????? RANDY??? WILL RICE EVER COME BACK IF HE DOES THIS YEAR. HE KNEW HE WAS GOING TO NEED SURGURY AND KEPT IT QUIET TILL JUST BEFORE THE SEASON STARTED. AGAIN THANK YOU FROM ALL YOUR FANS FOR BEING CONSISTANT IN DISSAPOINTING US YET AGAIN AND AGAIN.

  44. By VIKING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    BRIAN YOU ARE LIVING IN A HAPPY LITTLE WORLD ARNT YOU.I WISH IT COULD HAPPEN BUT IT IS NOT GOING TO, WE ARE DONE FOR THIS YEAR!

  45. By Robins on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    It is really a shame that Sidney didn’t get his surgery so he would be ready to play. Someone gave him some really bad advise and he listened to them. But… you would think the other receivers would take this chance to do great and no one has stepped up. If Sidney was playing I think Brett would be having a lot more fun. What is wrong with Jared? Last year he was a hero, this year he is so predictable and can’t sack anyone. This year our quarterback is getting clobbered big time. How much more can he take? Brett, I hope you are ok.

  46. By Chilly Willy on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    We don’t play to win and make the fans happy, the whole vikings team play to only to collect a paycheck..

  47. By VIKING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    chilly willy—-I AGREE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  48. By QB on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Here’s what I know!

    Leslie Frasier reminds me of milktoast. I’m sick of his constant weak @ss Wednesday press conferences saying how he thinks their fromt 4 can put enough pressure on the QB. Wrong. They need to blitz more and start rotating more fresh legs in the rotation.

    Childress is in love with his vocabulary, and sarcasism. Every fan out there thinks he’s a smart@ss. He is so worried about how many carries AP gets, so he sits him down when he’s hot. AP is your ticket to keeping your job, dufuss. You run him until he’s not as effective and then you sit him.

    I also know that Asher Allen got run over by a Midget on a critical third down. He wouldn’t be on my team.

    As for Bevell, what between last week and this one that made you lose your brain? Where was Percy in the backfeild? Percy is your best player right now. I sat in my livingroom and knew that conservatism was going to kill us in that game and it did!!

    Finally, you can say what you want about offense or defense being the problem, I think its about equal. The only group I’m impressed with is special teams. You have one of the best kickers in the league and you never kick a feildgoal.

  49. By Rye on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    I cannot stand it! I counted 5 plays where favre couldn’t run away or move out the pocket fast enough that cost us. Who cares if favre can still make SOME big plays when the other 50% of the time he can’t move out of the pocket fast enough so he 1.) throws a pick, 2.) throws the ball away, we punt, or 3.) he gets called for intentional grounding, we punt (happened twice against the pats).

    I am so ready for more T-Jack. I honestly think if he were playing, the Vikings wouldn’t even be in the position needing to come back in some Favre Drama fashion. I think the vikings would have been ahead in the fourth quarter.

    I appreciate what favre did for us last year, but I think he is doing the team (and fans) a HUGE injustice by continuing to play with a injured ankle. He is not as mobile as last year and that is the BIG difference.

  50. By VIKING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    I WOULD PUT $ ON MY HIGH SCHOOL TEAM BEATING THE VIKES, THEY NEED TO PULL UP THEIR PANTIES AND PLAY HARD !

  51. By lost for words on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    WTF are we doing waiving moss?? this team is an fn joke an wait till next yr when we loose about 10 free agents!! So who is our deep threat Barian lol!!!

  52. By Chilly Fails on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    The season is completely over! FIRE CHILLY WHAT THE F U C K ARE YOU THINKING ZIGGY!

  53. By Chilly Willy on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Hey vikings fans, I will be fired at the end of the season and collect a big check. Favre will finally retire and make commercials for Wranglers jeans senior citizens edition. Bernard cherry berry Berrian will be a chicago bear again. Pat williams will retire and no more Williams wall. Sidney uncle bens Rice will have no qb to pass him the ball. Randy crybaby Moss will be lost like Terrell 0wens and jump around a lot of teams. Leslie Frazier will be head coach and fail like his girly defense,they play like Leslie. The best thing is I will be gone and I will be the new Dallas Cowboys head coach next season!! Good luck Minnesota Vikings, the legendary Prince will become the new owner..

  54. By purplehaze on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    I WOULD HAVE TO AGREE, THE HEART OF THIS TEAM SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN CUT OUT; THE TEAMS GOTTA HAVE A COMPLETE GAME IN EVERY PHASE, EVERYGAME, AND THAT HASN’T HAPPENED YET THIS YEAR…, NOT EVEN CLOSE…; ONE DECENT HALF DOESN’T CUT IT; AS SAID, THIS HAS GOT TO BE THE MOST TALENTED BUNCH OF UNDERACHIEVERS I’VE EVER SEEN, ON ANY TEAM..; PERHAPS SAVE FOR THE COWBOYS WITH ROMEO…

  55. By Chilly Fails on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    HOW DO YOU WAIVE MOSS? WHAT THE F U C K. THIS GOES DOWN ALL TIME WORSE THAN THE HERSHAL WALKER TRADE.

  56. By Just Win on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    @Rye,
    I think you’re one of the few people on this site that is making sense. People want to blame Chilly for our problems, but you and I like to look at facts instead of just basing it on personal opinion. You’re absolutely correct that Favre has cost us this season. If he didn’t play like the 30th ranked starting QB (Yes, that’s right you Favre lovers out there, coming into this game he had the 30th WORST QB rating), we’d be 6-1 or at worst 5-2 now.

    The ONLY mistake Chilly has made this season is not throwing Favre under the bus after the first game this season. My blogs these last few weeks have been screaming for T-Jack, but I think we’re better off just keeping Favre under center because we’re guaranteed to continue to lose, but at least we’ll get a high draft pick. Use that high draft pick to replace Jared Allen.

    Also Longwell, Allen, and Hutch should be appropriately named the “Three Stooges”. Had they not gotten Favre we’d be going after the NFC’s #1 seed, not competing for next year’s #1 draft pick.

    Go Vikes!

  57. By purplehaze on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    ALSO MOSS IS NOT THE GAMER OR SAVIOR WE ALL HAD HOPED FOR…HE LOOKS LIKE HE QUITS ON EVERY ROUTE HE RUNS, AND EVEN ON THE PASS INTERFERENCE CALL AGAINST HIM BY THE GOAL LINE…, REACH OUT AND GRAB THE BALL, (IN YOUR FREAK’N SLEEP), FREE PLAY, SCORE A TD; THAT’S A GAME CHANGER P*SSED AWAY…

  58. By Justin on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    @Just Win

    You’re just one of those people that hate Favre no matter what. Favre isn’t the sole reason our season sucks. The coaching, the Offensive AND Defensive units, the laziness of some of the players, and the health and well-being of our QB are many reasons why our season isn’t going well. So instead of blaming all of this on Favre, look at the big picture.

    And for the record, I don’t blame Allen, Longwell, and Hutchinson flying down to Missiissippi to convince Favre to come back, considering that Favre was delaying his decision over and over again. Granted giving Favre more money to come back is questionable, but the intentions was to get Favre to come and help us get back to the playoffs.

  59. By Shannon on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Well, the cancer is starting to be cut, I’m sure other guys have seen it, but Moss has been released. Now ZIG, send Childress and T Jack out! Lets start re-grouping for next year. Its time to cut out all the cancer now! May as well take out T Jack with them. Cause I am sick of the Vikings losing the way they are, and not putting things together like they should be….

  60. By , best caoch not!!! on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME; WAIVE RANDY MOSS. PERCY HAD 2 GREAT GAMES BECAUSE OF MOSS!!!!! RANDY WAS TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT THE 2 DIFFERENT STYLES OF MANGEMENT. PATS MANGEMENT GREAT VIKINGS MANAGEMENT SUCKs !!!!

  61. By Rick on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    This is like a bad dream, then when you think you wake up. There’s Chilly standing like in the twilght zone. Find the problem and fix it, don’t keep throwing money at the problem and expect different a result.

  62. By Gwiloloco on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    WTF Fire Childress already and get new coaches in there that can use the talent the Vikings have.

  63. By Shannon on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Yes, I cant believe that Childress released Moss, he should be the one to go! I cant stand the way that Childress has handled things…

  64. By Shannon on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    I actually want to cry right now about the Vikes season, the NFL channel is talking about the disconnect Childress has with the players…Randy Moss didnt even know he was being cut, the news was released to the team first…ZIGGY GET RID OF CHILDRESS NOWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. By Justin on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Any people scalping tickets yet? LOL

  66. By FIRE CHILDRESS on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Whoever had anything to do with releasing Moss should be fired on the spot. how do u give up a 3rd round pick for a gouy to play four games. Harvin is playing well just because Moss was on the field. Ive had it with the Vikings coaching staff fire them all.

  67. By VikesFan on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Ziggy, Please get rid of Childress.. He is bringing this team down. He just released Moss. We wasted a 3rd round draft pick for nothing… HE IS A BAD BAD COACH!!!!

  68. By Frederick Jones on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Tim I agree 100% with your comments. We are very much in the minority here, however.

  69. By Arnie Kuhn on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Fire Chilly and Frazier Now!! Neither one of them can coach their way out of a wet paper bag!!

  70. By sofaking on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    MAN what did you guys pay for Moss….A 3rd round pick and NOW you have to pay Mosses salary for the rest os the year. All that for 4 games…..WOW what a great deal !!!!!….GO PACK GO !!!!!!!

  71. By ohioviking on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Its unbieliveable that they released MOSS. He was just relaying what everyone else see’s. THE PLAY CALLING. When are they going to stop putting ASHER ALLEN (21) on the field. He has proven that he cannot cover and especially make a tackle. Once again he proved that on a 3rd and 12 when he just totally let him go. That was like a jr. high missed tackle. Then also the blown coverage on the 65yrd pass for a touchdown. Favre actually had a decent game. That int wasn’t his fault. Its a catch that Harvin should have made. A.P played well. There also were many other contributing factors {PLAY CALLING} as one that can be accounted for this loss and many others. CHILDRESS has to go.

  72. By Judd on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Hey yall I’m a cowboys fan and I am outraged for you! Get rid of Childress, he is the worst excuse of a coach! Even worse than Wade Phillips! ( I wish we would fire him) He is a D-bag Publicly criticizing your QB now cutting Moss! He is pinning his poor coaching on everyone but himself!! He is the lowest type of person I have ever seen in the NFL! Classless on a classy team! Doesn’t make sense! I wish you guys luck cuz our season is over!!!

  73. By packerfanfirst on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. What were you thinking? Did you think the Packers would get rid of Farve if he was still any good?

  74. By Patricia Grant on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    THis message is for Mr. Wolf, not that he will see it, but as a minnesota vikings fan I really think that the Head Coach should have his head on a platter. Come on really he really really sucks!!!!!! No new stadium for Minnesota this year not with him as a coach

  75. By VikesFan on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Does anyone else think we could start a petition and some how get Ziggy to look at it to get Childress out of there?

  76. By Frederick Jones on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Brett Favre, 33 TDs and only 7 INTs last season. Brad Childress, 2 straight NFC North Division Titles. We must obviously get rid of these guys, they are no good!!

  77. By DFish on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Waive Randy Moss… OH YEA GOOD IDEA!!!! who the heck is making these choices?!!

  78. By Tim on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks Frederick and WOW! yeah I talked about his benching, and yes this also crossed my mind, but makes NO sense. 3rd Rd. pick gone. You knew you were getting an attitude before you made the deal. If you REALLY listen to his press conference it wasn’t that bad. He said no offense to MN right away, and even the small critiques he made weren’t scathing. He’s a veteran super-star that knows what he’s talking about and invests alot into prep and leadership. He was frustrated, playing the team that just got rid of him, and in the ensuing weeks reallized how good he had it whether he was still being paid top-dollar or not. I think it’s a sign he’ll be back there next year for less pay. I pointed out his lazyness, BUT also his upside. He’s opened up the offense significantly whether he tries or not. 2-3 guys covering him means Percy can explode, or Shiancoe, or another receiver that’d step up. I was looking forward to seeing what it’d look like with Moss/Rice/Harvin/Shianco and AP all out there. Wouldn’t have mattered who the QB was. I seen some comments on TJ, yeah he looked alright, almost hung out too long in the pocket vs. before getting scared easier. Good for him. I was high on him when we drafted him, tick slower than Vick, cannon of an arm(dropped it in a garbage can 60yds out I think) with a flick of his wrist. Confidence was his only real achilles heel. I’d like to see what he can do with Rice and another deep threat. Anyway, I think it was a mistake to drop him, bench him the rest of the year if ya want. Better hope he doesn’t sign with a team we have yet to play, lord knows WE couldn’t stop him. Maybe this is one of Belicheks schemes, sending a spy in, lol. Now if Moss signed with another Patriot foe and they happen to go down too…….let the conspiracy theorists go nuts!

  79. By Tim on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    NOTE TO MR.WILF: If you ever do decide to go a different direction in the coaching dept., I GUARANTEE you Gruden would drool at the opportunity to coach AP, Harvin and Allen. Just a heads up. Billick might be another good choice with ties.

  80. By chaos on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Yo P***ersfanfirst. Farve had 33 TD and 7 int. last year. Combined O-line reciever trouble plus Farve is injured. not because he is to old to play.

  81. By Tim on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Apparently Yahoo read what I said too, lol. Their the first to report about Moss’ give up on the PI play that got Favre hurt. Couldn’t believe nobody else picked up on it, think they were so wrapped up in Favre being hurt. Maybe…………… Favre seen the tape in the locker room and made a little call to Mr. Wilf?

  82. By Troy on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    What is going on at Winter Park, who is running this run away train? Its clearly not Chilly or else he the most clueless coach I have ever seen. What you didn’t think this is what you were getting with Moss? How many draft picks have we wasted so far this year? Let see we get Camarillo who looks like a great possession reciever, we never used. We get Moss to stretch the field we never use. We let Chester Taylor go which everyone knew was our great third down back and let him go to our rival. We put in Gearhart in at the stupist times. What was wrong with Peterson?

    Please Mr. Wilf if you care anything about the fans, get rid of Chilly or I wont be back until you do and Im sure alot of other fans feel the same way. Dungy, Frazier, Gruden, Cowher those are some many better available coaches. Please take the hit on Chillys contract and lets move on!!!

  83. By ddexpress on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    The 4th and goal before the half wow does anyone on the offense know to do play action. They were keying on Peterson the whole time. it would have been an easy TD. Childress needs to go no doubt it.

  84. By Rob on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Cut moss are you freaking kidding me,fire chilly now please

  85. By FIRE CHILDRESS on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    favre didnt call ziggi because brad childress didnt even tell management he was waiving moss they found out when we did

  86. By Rob on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    stay tuned fellow viking fans,1 play from super bowl last year,to the basement ,may not be another chance for about another 40 years,I will die with out a superbowl great

  87. By Robb on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    everyone who is displeased with Childress, go to http://firechilly.com/?page_id=87 and sign the petition to have him fired. I think we should also sign a petition to keep the Vikes in MN.

  88. By soldier1986 on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    @packerfanfirst you did get rid of favre when he was still good you moron. that did not make sense

  89. By Sean on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    DOWN WITH CHILDRESS!!! Hire Leslie Frazer or even Brett as head coach!!!!

  90. By Lance on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Favre for Coach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  91. By soldier1986 on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    that would be great after favre retires and became an offensive coach. or qb coach. or even head coach. no one can run an offense better than him. no wonder favre and chilldress dont get along. childress is ret@rded and dont know what he’s doing. lol. hmmm who would you trust? FAVRE or chilldress? thats a tough one. lol

  92. By Alfred on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    yeah Favre had a great year last year, one of his best, no denying. When Thompson and Mccarthey put the best interest of the whole team and franchise ahead of Favre, they took the heat. While a great quarterback makes a team perform to its max he can only carry so much. Someone has to protect him, catch the ball,call the plays, play defense etc etc. When he had his best years in green bay he had a great supporting cast. He had coaches and assistant coaches that have had great carreers. Won superbowls. He’s a superman no doubt. It comes with a price though when when his persona is bigger than the team. He wanted Moss, finally got em. He wants to call his plays,costly at times.He wants to stay in when he’s hurt and be the man. Those things all point to the reason the packers couldn’t keep him. The total team has to come first. Belicek understands that and so do his players. When it comes to a matchup between coach and player the player conforms or is gone. You either want a team (and I mean team) that is competitive each year or you hang your hat on superstars. Dallas has em, the vikes have em, washington has signed em for years. I like the New England system and Aaron Rogers isn’t to bad for a young guy either.

  93. By Austin on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Ok Childress gotta start making some changes cause your game plan is not working looking at our record.. give Favre a break and put in Jackson and Webb cause as we know the season is lost already. we need to start looking for out future quarterback and everyone knows Brett is not coming back after the hit against the pats. So start giving Webb and Jackson like each a half in our next game and maybe thing about doing some wild cat offense with those two quarterbacks in. Jackson and Webb both need reps so next wear they are not pooping their pants when they start and they need playing time to get better and brett.. im a big fan but i think u need to forget about continuing your spectacular record for consecutive games and think about the good of the team and give you some good quality rest that you deserve greatly.. i tip my hat to you brett.. moves on the field for a 41 year old man are pretty good.. your my idol but you gotta give yourself a rest or you gonna seriously injure yourself out there.

  94. By john bergemann on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Wow! Moss gone?

  95. By gottarush on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    To Austin & Alfred,

    Favre lost this game? His play was less than par? 22 of 32, four of those thrown away, and a terrible drop by B.B. That’s 22 of 27; can’t get much better.

    Why his he the topic here. The game was lost in other areas. Simple minds.

    TJ is never going to be smart enough to be a starter…..big run gain at the end of the game – up the middle. Oh yea, T-jack, you need two scores, and no time outs left. You just ran out the clock. Get out of bounds. That’s elementary football.

  96. By gottarush on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Moss gone. Smart move. Idiots

    There goes the dream of Moss / Rice / and Harvin on the field at the same time.

    Moss hut Brad’s feelings.

  97. By gottarush on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    packerfanfirst on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply
    “Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. What were you thinking? Did you think the Packers would get rid of Farve if he was still any good?”

    What an idiot. He beats the pack twice last year; better stats than Rogers all year, and this idiot is so blind he needs his butt wiped by someone else.

    I used to be a Packer fan – 45 years – then I found out what turn coats the fans in Green Bay are.
    Those dummies believed everything the Packer management told them. The only thing Favre was guilty of was changing his mind about playing football. Put him in jail.

  98. By MTVike on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    C’mon Mannn!!! Keep Randy! Get a real Coach/Offensive coordinator…and we’re on our way. We have all the tools. Just gotta stop sawing with hammers and hammering with saws! Can we just run AP somewhere other than into the pile? Have him take two steps left, then come back to Favre for the handoff, and continue around the right end. Any average coach could still make the Superbowl with these guys. Show Randy some love. He’s amazing.

  99. By Chuck on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Keep Moss, fire Childress, Problem solved…….

  100. By TWVIKE on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    This team is so Fv<Ked UP!!!!!!!!!!

  101. By don g on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    So randy gets waived for not catching a pass that pass interference was called on, and brett gets smashed because of it. wow. after watching moss getting doubled teamed the entire game, not once did i hear the guys calling the game, say that moss was not trying, may be if the offence line could block farve would have finished the game. may be if our great defence could get the ball back with 7 minutes to go, we could be talking about how great the vikings played in spite of a coach waisting a challange on play that was obvious, and play calling that every one watching knew what was comming. please save our season, dump childress NOW………

  102. By Seth on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    The issue at hand here is the coaching. Brad Childress needs to go. We have a perfectly capable Leslie Frazier on the sideline, yet we continue to put total control in the hands of the guy who can’t even challenge obvious plays correctly. If we wait any longer we’ll lose Frazier to a team that utilizes his full capabilities.

    Childress’ 4th down decision was gutsy and if he is going to say he wanted to be aggressive, than what is his answer for his running out the clock at the end of the first half? Seems like Childress doesn’t set up a game plan for tough situations and just goes with his awful gut feeling. And now Moss is gone because Childress can’t handle a little bit of criticism. Give me a break…and give Childress one too.

  103. By melissa on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Childress doesn’t want Randy Moss on his team? Put Childress on the company jet and send him down to Miss. to cut Brett Favre’s grass. He is getting hammered out there, and that would be one positive Childress might know how to do to seriously help him. Next go to the Defensive Coach and have him get his squad out of cruise control. VIKINGS OWNERS: Do you see what is going on here? Fans are being driven nuts by Childress~maybe he is having the same effect on the PLAYERS. All this talent is not winning games. Maybe we need a change. Can we vote on this on Tuesday???

  104. By TWVIKE on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Childress your the Fv<King loser not he team!!!!!

  105. By Mike on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Fire Childress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  106. By Mike on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/fire-brad-childress.html

    Everyone Sign It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  107. By motormac on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    I just can’t beleave that Ziggy has not fired Chilly. He has wasted a 3rd round draft pick by waiving Moss. He has always got rid of any player that thinks for himself, Sharper, Brad Johnson, & others. He should have known what he was getting with Moss but, he was blinded by his ego. He honestly thought he was getting a player who would play every down. Moss has said he plays when he wants to,& thats what he did the last time he was here. FIRE CHILLY!!!

  108. By TWVIKE on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    It gets better, if no team claims Moss off waivers, he clears waivers, a team picks him up, we pay 3.8 million owed on his contract. Chilly is a Fv<KING IDIOT!!!!! FIRE THE MOTHER Fv<KER NOW!!!!!!!!

  109. By RiceFan on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    We seriously do need to be rid of Childress…….I can’t believe he got rid of Moss!!!!!! We needed him with the loss of Rice.

  110. By Doc Brown on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Vikings fan for years here in Virginia. Childress needs to hit the road. We’ve just lost Moss, Farve isn’t happy with him, and the next thing you know Peterson will want a trade. Our best bet is to offer T. Jackson in with Childress as a package deal.

  111. By dryes on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Hey wilf, you spend money to put together a superbowl team and subsequently allow chldress to eliminate our chances to win.? If you had spent another million or two on a coach we would have won last year and would be on our way this year. Bad idea letting Moss go to save face. Wilf- this is YOUR team fire childress and hire almost ANYONE to save this season. The Viki9ngs are the only reason that I watch the NFL. If you continue to fail I will stop watching the NFL as will many others. Fix this and keep the Vikes in MN!!

  112. By dmac25 on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    SEASON OVER. Childress is a dumbfcker we need moss to open up the feild for ap and harvin. i cannot beileve he would just do that. how can zigy let him do that. it seems to me they just dont care about this team anymore. i wish the vikes would stay in MN but it isnt looking good, especilly now…UGH! FIRE CHILDRESS!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!

  113. By Paul on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Moss= A HEAD CASE
    Smartes move Childress ever made..

  114. By NJVikesFan on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Outside of Favre, AP, Percy, Joe Webb and Shankoe the whole organization – ownership, player personnel, coaches and players are either too stupid, too soft, no talent, lack heart..you name it…it seems every other team can plug in and play no-names against them and they play like all-freakin stars. The sad part about it is that the parade of the clueless coaches with no winning pedigree will likely continue..Dennis Green, Mike Tice, Chilly…Hey Ziggy, time to warm up the next corpse, either Bevel or Frazier…Cub fans have nothing on us..The Viking mascot should be some kind of 3 legged calf that needs to be put out of its misery…EMBARASSING

  115. By Jimmy D. on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Greenbay fan Steve. I can see why you would want Childress to start Jackson. He’s just as bad as Childress. They should catch the same bus out of town. I’m from Long Island N.Y. and have been a Viking fan for about 45 yrs. The Viks have been messing around with Jackson for about 4 yrs and he still can’t play the game. Time for Jackson and Childress to go NOW

  116. By Aaron22 on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve been a fan since 61′ and this is the worst coach i’ve ever seen get fraiser in there or something get chilly out……

  117. By Aaron22 on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    bring back moss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  118. By RESQR on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Third round draft pick for a washed up receiver that is waived after one month?
    20 million for a washed up 41 year old busted up QB that is likely done for good?
    Result?
    A 2-5 team that is going NOWHERE fast.
    No Super Bowl this year, and with a near certain lockout next year, no Super Bowl for a VERY LONG time since the remaining decent players will bolt for greener pastures with an extra year to shop around.
    This team is a MESS.
    Looks like I won’t be eating crow for a long, long time.
    Nuf said.

  119. By garnetgirl1969 on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Childress is having a meltdown!!! You have got to be kidding me? Shame on the owners for not stepping in when the players are shoved under the bus! Fire the coach he is an idiot!

  120. By Shawn Thorson on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    WTF we cut Moss, I am so done with the vikings I dont care what he said, we are 2 and 5 we suck, and we cut one of the best players on the team, because he made a comment, I love Farve but 3 of our losses are his fault, 1 loss i blame the team and 1 loss i blame the coach, this has been my team for 20 years and why cant a hall of fame player say something … maybe cause chilldress knows moss was right I didnt make 1 comment this year even after 2 and 5 but now I AM FED UP i know i will always be a viking fan but Moss is a game changer even without making catches … does anyone realize we averaged 8 points more a game since he came in …. IM DONE F THE VIKINGS

  121. By John E on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Randy Moss, you have proven you are a truly class-free utterly lazy 40% effort receiver. When the ball is not coming your way, you might as well be on the sidelines. Pity the stupid dolphins, rams, or seahawks that pick you up. What will it be, one week of playing hard?

    Find a financial planner. You will have to live off what you have so far, because there is no more coming. All because you put forth as little effort as possible. Good riddance.

  122. By LONG TIME FAN on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    GET RID OF CHILDRSS & moss will come back, this is hs birth place and should be his last place before the hall of fame! And farve could call some plays to make this team have some direction and some fun again

  123. By Michael on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Stop Childress he is wrong cutting Moss is not in the best interest of the team. Please!!!!

  124. By Conner on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    What would it take to get Gruden NOW? He’s familiar with Favre. He’s a motivator if not a righteous A-hole. He’s a perfect fit for what the team needs. He has passion. He takes the points on the road. He can be innovative. He wouldn’t have to call plays yet, but be familiar enough with the vocabulary and the basic sets. He swooped in and got Tampa their Super Bowl when Dungy couldn’t get it done. If someone picks up Moss tomorrow their will be 3.8 million reasons to make this happen. Chilly can go sell aluminum siding in Bugtussle, South Dakota.

  125. By RICHARD on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    THATS IS IT!!!!!! im DONE!……as a long long time a have been a hardcore faithful fan to this vikings team i have never followed or liked any other team in my life, i even have a tattoo on my arm of the viking mascot….i will no longer support this team watch the games buy the merchandise magazines etc. until that stupid dumb ignorant a$$hole for a total brain dead piece of sh!t coach brad childress is GONE!! THAN YOU BRAD CHILDRESS FOR TAKING SUCH A TALENTED TEAM AND RUINING IT!! FIRE MOSS???? ARE U F’N KIDDING ME????……PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE FIRE BRAD CHILDRESS!!!!!!!!!! until the day he is gone i will no longer support this team!!!! EVERYONE SHOULD SIGN THE PETITION THAT IS OUT THERE TO HAVE CHILDRESS FIRED!

  126. By Shawn Thorson on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    where is the petition i want to sign it … moss didnt even say anything, he had 2 guys on him all day and the dumb ass john e doesnt understand football , harvin looks better only because of moss F CHILDRESS

  127. By Conner on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    I’ll sign that petition, especially after watching Chilly start a presser on Monday talking about our remarkable special teams that he didn’t trust to kick a field goal before half, and acted like Moss was going to be seated at the head of his family’s Thanksgiving table. I think double crossing Wilf will get Chilly in the end. This owner wants to win now, without being the Jerry Jones of the North.

  128. By viking joe on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    FIRE BRAD CHILDRESS KEEP RANDY MOSS!! LESLIE FRAZIR FOR HEAD COACH!!!!!

  129. By viking joe on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    I WOULD LIKE TO SEE SOME OF THE VIKINGS FANS GO TO VIKINGS HEAD QUARTERS CALL THE MEDIA PROTEST TO FIRE BRAD CHILDRESS,IT WOULD BE A SMOOTH MOVE FOR OUR TEAM!!!!!!

  130. By tired of incompetence on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Fire Childress.

    I liked the hiring, but that’s old news. He’s an idiot.

    When I’d rather spend money watching the Timberwolves than the Vikes….. Tells you something. The Timberwolves show signs of improving. The Vikes, no hope with Chilly at the helm. Stupid, Stupid, Stupid.

    how many men in the huddle Chilly? You cost us a super-bowl. I thought the Wilf’s WANTED to win a superbowl? I guess not. Maybe a tax write off. Maybe chilly’s their accountant…

  131. By Bigfan1 on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Chilly might be in trouble on this one, apparently the owners were unaware of this and are angry. Sitting last in the division and getting rid of a pro bowl receiver doesn’t look good for the club along with QB problems. Tough to be optimistic, but I’ll try.

  132. By Pete on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Ever since the missed field goal against Atlanta, nothing hurts worse. But this year has been really painful and very close to the same pain. Moss back, Moss fired. We lose 5 of 7 so far with tons of money spent on the team. I am confused. How can it be possible that Jared Allan is being blocked by only one player? Is it the Gods? Or is it Vegas? We get so close.

  133. By Pete on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Tony Dungy, Brian Billick and Mike Tomlin. The pattern we have is to let the coordinators and assistant coaches go on to win the super bowl somewhere else.

    Repeat that mistake with Leslie Frasier?

  134. By Spike on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Do you realize that if Randy isn’t picked up on waivers, he could sign with the Patriots. That would mean they would have him back, a third round pick and the Vikes paying his salary! It could happen…WOW!

  135. By Pete on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Problem is, if they have a lockout next year, you cannot carry the contract and have to pay Chilly after you fire him cause of contract. Besides, how often do they fire a head coach midstream and then go and win a super bowl?

  136. By TWVIKE on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Pete-Wake the Fv<k up. What Super Bowl? Do you know if no team claims Moss off waivers, he clears waivers, a team claims him off waivers, we foot the 3.38 million on his contract? Fv<k it, get rid of that brain dead dumb Fv<K coach too. KEEP MOSS!!!!! KEEP MOSS!!!!!!!!

  137. By Rob on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Keep MOSS! FIRE CHILLY! GET DUNGY BACK!!!!

  138. By Dreamteam on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    My best bet Vikes will finish 8-8.

    Big head does not have the talent against a better team – Is there any suppise victory? I feel sorry for the owner to offer him big contract last year – noway Vikes can go any further with him.

  139. By Bob S on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Brad Childress goes out and gets Randy Moss–4 weeks later gets rid of said Moss?????? The only person that had anything to do with Moss as a Viking again is B Childress (see hire Farve incident) and a 3rd round draft pick–now the very guy that got Moss got rid of Moss…. Something is wrong Bradley and I really think you need to realize you are not NFL coaching material. Or even college no wait–high school capable?? And what about this Wilf guy?? Maybe too nice to fire Milton Bradley?? I have seen it before–A boss who’s main priority is being buddies with everyone–being the nice guy. Brett Farve and the crew can win this very weak division with a 9 and 7 record but not with Milton Bradley at the helm. This guy does not know up from down and never has! The talent on the team has gotten Child–ness this far–but now he demonstrates a complete inability to manage. You gotta go B.C.

  140. By Bob S on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    And Souhan you have to go to!!!!! The axe you are grinding against Farve must be down to a short nub. In all the video of Farve I have seen I do not see any of the faults you list day after day, week after week and month after month. You are not a sports writer but a wannabe–go back to writing the Dear Abby column you wrote for her days off.

  141. By Ry Guy on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    You don’t just get rid of the number one reciever in football for nothing. What an idiot taht Chidress is. Why on earth would you get rid of one of the best recievers in all of football for nothing. Why?

    Childress better be gone by tomorrow for this. I think he wants the Vikings to lose. Why would he do this. Can you imagine a Moss, Harvin, Rice combo?

    Could have been a reality if it wsn’t for idiot. Thanks idiot. How dumb. This is just a disgrace. I can’t see the Vikings in contention for years now. You wrecked it for all of Minnesota!

  142. By MTVike on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Wilf…release the statement: Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin, Sidney Rice, Jared Allen, Pat Williams, Visanthe Shianco, Leslie Frazier, etc need a head coach with an offensive game plan for the next few years. Who’s interested?

  143. By MTVike on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    Its unanimous Ziggy….VIking Nation wants Childress’s head on a platter! See if you can save Moss in the process.

  144. By Purple Pride on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    go find petions and get this idiot fired voice your opions bombard zygi with letters we need to get this guy outta here

  145. By BRAD CHILDRESS on Nov 1, 2010 | Reply

    wowFarve you are amazing,you make my sunday’s. Heart of a lion you are Clint Eastwood,staring in the Good the Bad and The Ugly.Keep doing what you do we just might get there! Maybe i will Pass on first down, run on second,it just might fool the cardnals, they will never expect that!

  146. By Alex Lawson on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    I wonder if anyone associated with the team actually read what the fans have to say… I hope so. Of course fans are going to be upset if thier team is 2-5 but we are the Minnesota Vikings. We have the best running back in football in AP, we have percy harvin who is an absolute stud, we have the best defensive line that is not producing, and we just released a hall of fame player. WHY? I think the answer is Brad Childress…this guy is done. PLEASE FIRE BRAD CHILDRESS

  147. By robert on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    Moss is still available till Tuesday afternoon on the waiver. If no one picks him up before the Tuesday afternoon deadline,the Vikings owe him 3.888 million dollars,!!!After that, I hear he is available for around $450,000, with Moss getting to pick the team he wants to go to. I think it makes sense that unless some team really ,really wants him he will be much more affordable to get AFTER the deadline, leaving Minnesota to foot the bill. I was so excited to see Moss come back to Minnesota and utterly shocked that Childress got rid of him. I can’t imagine the owners being any too pleased with paying all that money for a month’s worth of Randy Moss.What a bone head move on Childress’s part. That coach needs to go.He is hurting the team just like he did in the Green Bay game when he didn’t throw the red flag on that touchdown. The guy is completely lame.

  148. By robert on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    One way to get Moss back is to get rid of Childress!!!!!!!And the owner is not happy about Childress’s move. He wanted Moss. I can’t picture Moss and Childress in the same locker room again but without Childress…..who knows?

  149. By OLD SCHOOL on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    LOL !

  150. By OLD SCHOOL on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    I HAVE NO WORDS FOR WHAT HAS WENT DOWN THIS SEASON.

    SPEECHLESS!

  151. By stjlangan on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    I have to say that this is the most painful season to watch. It makes the eyes water to see how the team has been managed. There is so much potential, all the pieces are there, but they aren’t being put together and used the right way. I watch the head coach just stand there and not make challenges when he should, and then I find my mouth dropping open when he does call a challenge , it’s like watching him throw away a time out, kind of like what he did with throwing away Randy and a 3rd round pick.

  152. By OLD SCHOOL on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    I DO HAVE AN IDEA THOUGH…….HBO……SIGN THE VIKES UP NOW FOR NEXT YEARS “HARD KNOCKS”…YOU THOUGHT THAT THE JETS WERE GOOD T.V………PLEASEEEEEEEEEE! THEY GOT NOTHING ON THIS TEAM!

    YOU WANT CAN’T MISS T.V.?

    VIKINGS!

  153. By gj on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    This is the problem now. Team has no movitation. It starts with the coaching staff. You have to have a reason to win. The players get paid either way. Even though I would have not have gotten Randy Moss, he saw the leadership difference immediatley. Time to shake things up. They are getting beat on the O- line, and D-line. Why? Not movitated. They need a fire lit under them. You have Percy Harvin, who will give it 4.2 speed and a desire that no one on that team has. You better keep him movitated, or just give out pay checks.

  154. By LONG TIME FAN on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    It’s official Childress can do dumber things than calling plays and making dumb challenges ! Cutting Moss, thats the last thing he should;ve done. NOW THIS CITY & FANS REALLY HATE HIM. Maybe he realizes he has no future with any team , so the headcase shrink wants to ruin this team on his way down

  155. By DH on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    Childress and Farve have been a disaster. At the end of the day, Farve hasn’t delivered what he came here to do. Bottom line he did not lead MN to a Super Bowl last year and certainly will not this year. Farve tells the media last week that NO-ONE needs to tell him how I played—-rip on his head coach-it is evident to me that Farve runs this team—-Childress does not have a personality that a player responds well to. He is F-ing socially inept and deep down, as arrogant as Farve. Farves’ ego is absolutely toxic and disgusting and he has been given too much credit, results baby, is what matters-PERIOD! I am glad Moss spoke up, at least he has the guts to do so and apparently cares enough to have a strong opinion…..FYI to the Wilfs-I like what you are all about but Farve and Childress disgusted me so much prior to the start of last year that I cancelled my 15 year-4 seats-end zone tickets. Farve is all about himself and Childress couldn’t sell himself out of a wet paper bag if his life depended on it. In this order and all within one day, please consider:

    • Bring Randy Back
    • Cut Farve
    • Fire Childress

    Someone once told me “it can be slow and painful or fast and painful” I picked fast and painful ever since!!!!

  156. By Skol Vikes on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    It’s about time for Childress to be let go. He does not have a clue on how to make use all of these talented weapons he has at his disposal, or how to get the team fired up. This second item is pretty sad for someone with a degree in Psychology. The success we had last year was not attributed to him, it was all due to Favre’s management of the offense that got the team excited to play and win. We need to do what we can now to get the season back on track. Kick Childress out! I vote Leslie Frazier for Head Coach!!!

  157. By Tim on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    Fire Childress,keep Moss!!!!!!!!!!

  158. By Denise P. on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    As fans and ticketholders do we get a vote? I vote FIRE CHILDRESS, KEEP RANDY!!!!!

  159. By Larry on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    You have no choice Wilf Childress is destroying the team to get fired every week he blames someone last week Favre, this week Moss. He will force you to pay him off so do it now!!! Make Frazier coach for the rest of the year if he does well Great!!! If not next year get Gruden or Cowher.

  160. By Meekay on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    Did anyone else smack their head when Chilly challenged that catch? I’m starting to wonder if he even knows what sport he’s coaching. I half expected the Refs to laugh at him and give him his flag back out of pity.

    I actually thought the offense looked pretty good throughout the game except of course the bad play calling at the end zone (try something else already, will ya?!)

    Bottom line, the Defense killed us this time. They needed to step up and get the Offense back on the field and they fell apart instead. T Jack was looking pretty good and I have little doubt that had the Defense stepped up we would’ve won. But once again, we didn’t. Starting to become all too common a theme. Quite simply, there are some problems that need addressing, and that begins with replacing Chilly.

  161. By lifelongvikingsfan on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    As I read the blog comments the consensus is that the Vikings have a whole team’s worth of talent, first string and on the bench. I fail to completely understand how the Vikings can be in the position they are with the amount of talent they have on this team. That Childress is ineffective as a coach is evident. Helpful hint for our boys in purple, do what you know is right and forget what Chilly says. With regards to letting Moss go. Really….you knew what he was like when you traded for him, his attitude and behavior should not have been a surprise to anyone. If you weren’t prepared to deal with him as he is you should not have given away a 3rd round pick to get him.

  162. By don g on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    WHEN THE OWNER SIGNED MOSS, THAT WAS A STATEMENT TO ALL THE PLAYERS AND FANS, THAT HE WANTS TO WIN, AND COST IS NOT AN ISSUE, WE HAVE A PRO BOWL QB, PB RB, PB WR, PB OL, BUT WE DONT HAVE A PRO BOWL COACH. MAY B KLINK CAN TAKE HIS COACHING TO THE COLLEGE GAME, HE IS GETTING KILLED BY REAL NFL COACHES.

  163. By vlad19 on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    “I can assure you coach Childress is getting us prepared,” linebacker Ben Leber said. “We, as players, have to step up and play. That’s not a coaching issue. That’s a player issue.”

    Ben Leber said that? Mr Anonymous, with all of 18 tackles in 7 games??? HE has no room to talk about a player issue, unless HE wants to fess up to his mediocre effort and whimpy arse performance. Our D-backs are playing horrible ball, no doubt except for Winfiled, but they don’t even BOTHER throwin to Winfield’s side…. It is stealing going to the black hole that is whomever is on the other corner…. and our passrush now 30th in the league, last year was #1…. THAT explains why killer game-ending drives beat us. Our players don’t FINISH what they start! Ben Leber is ouor worst example!

  164. By vlad19 on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    MANY things prove Poindexter’s idiocy (Childress to all of you), but trading Moss for 4 weeks of games and NO schemes to open him up, NOT putting him in motion or lining him up in slot or stacking receivers….. SOMETHING except the vanilla carp they offer… but trade away a 3rd round pick for a 4 week lender…. without checking in with management above him, simply because he has the authority. And THAT is what was Chillys issues in his first year when he averaged 3 yds per play for 6 weeks and finally allowed Bevell to call plays – then last year reaming Favre out for audibles at the line – what is the importance of hiring such a team leader/field general as favre if you are not going to utilize his experience and abilities???? Only Poindexter knows for sure!

  165. By UBRETT-CHA on Nov 2, 2010 | Reply

    I just listened to all of Moss’ presser—-“WOW.” So disappointed. He’s more concerned with almost “shedding a tear’ from the standing ovation from the fans, than he is with the same bast@rds booing and jeering his wounded QB. Randy, your own narrcisim ALWAYS outplayed your enormous talent. Why do guys like you and TO always seem to self-destruct? Well, just like your half-arse interest in this team, I half-arse care about you leaving. Go back to the losers in NE–you can all keep each other company. SKOL, VIKINGS!!!!
    WE LOVE OUR TEAM!!!!

  166. By Montana Vikeing Fan/Mike Peterson on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve read a ton of comments and i think just about every comment has something right about the team and the organization. With friends in Minnesota telling me that on the owners wish list is a brand new $$$$$$ stadium. That reality may be disappearing fast. The Wilfs will need the support of Viking fans in Viking land and if these owners don’t turn this around fast, Minnesota will not have the new digs nor a team. All fans need to rise up and blast The Wilfs for a change and soon. Some comments i’ve read stated that Bill Cowhower or John Gruden may be available. This needs to be looked into. Both are coaching garus and have

  167. By Montana Vikeing Fan/Mike Peterson on Nov 3, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve read a ton of comments and i think just about every comment has something right about the team and the organization. With friends in Minnesota telling me that on the owners wish list is a brand new $$$$$$ stadium. That reality may be disappearing fast. The Wilfs will need the support of Viking fans in Viking land and if these owners don’t turn this around fast, Minnesota will not have the new digs nor a team. All fans need to rise up and blast The Wilfs for a change and soon. Some comments i’ve read stated that Bill Cowhower or John Gruden may be available. This needs to be looked into. Both are coaching garus and have impressive resumes. Just a thought!!!!

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