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vikesfankevin
09-30-2008, 11:26 AM
A guy I work with is friends with someone that works for a local sports radio station and I guess Zigi is pissed and word has been floating around that is the Vikings go into the bye week at 2-5 or worse, Childress is out and also that Zigi has been having convos with Bill Cowher over the last few weeks.
I think Chilly being out is very possible but as far as Cowher I will believe it when I sea it.
Man that would be sweet for the Vikings even if it just is getting Chilly out.

K20A2
09-30-2008, 11:29 AM
One of the most overrated teams during the offseason.

Most sports writers and experts had them winning the North.

I'd like to see Cower back in the NFL fo sho though.

papi93
09-30-2008, 11:29 AM
Yeah but what is Cowher going to do without a quarterback this season?

Shike
09-30-2008, 11:31 AM
Vikings aren't that over rated. They lost to good teams, but didn't lose that badly. They should have won at GB, were beating the crap out of Indi, and caused 4 turn overs against Tenn and yet still were close.

I still say they make the playoffs.

Shike
09-30-2008, 11:32 AM
A guy I work with is friends with someone that works for a local sports radio station and I guess Zigi is pissed and word has been floating around that is the Vikings go into the bye week at 2-5 or worse, Childress is out and also that Zigi has been having convos with Bill Cowher over the last few weeks.
I think Chilly being out is very possible but as far as Cowher I will believe it when I sea it.
Man that would be sweet for the Vikings even if it just is getting Chilly out.



Your friend know someone at kfan? Who? I'm a big fan of the station.

vikesfankevin
09-30-2008, 11:36 AM
Your friend know someone at kfan? Who? I'm a big fan of the station.

I will ask again who it is when I get back to work. I'm home on break right now.

vikesfankevin
09-30-2008, 11:37 AM
Yeah but what is Cowher going to do without a quarterback this season?

Well with 2 good running backs and qbs that are able to throw the ball I think he could make something happen to get them into the playoffs. The defense is solid and thats what Cowher likes...defense and power running.

Shike
09-30-2008, 11:40 AM
Yeah but what is Cowher going to do without a quarterback this season?

That's the million dollar question right there.

was140
09-30-2008, 11:40 AM
I think Childress should have been in the firing talks with Kiffin, The Vikes dont play with any passion and that comes from leadership whether it be coaches or players, Birk, AP, #69, They should be in the locker room and challenging eachother. I was at the home opener and it seemed like after half time the energy in the dome shifted to a lull that had alot to do with T Jackson.

IdahoViking
09-30-2008, 11:43 AM
That's the million dollar question right there.
What's Sir Francis doing now adays? He can't be any worse than Gus or TJack.


Did I date myself with this question or what?

vikesfankevin
09-30-2008, 11:43 AM
I think Childress should have been in the firing talks with Kiffin, The Vikes dont play with any passion and that comes from leadership whether it be coaches or players, Birk, AP, #69, They should be in the locker room and challenging eachother. I was at the home opener and it seemed like after half time the energy in the dome shifted to a lull that had alot to do with T Jackson.

I have been wondering why he wasn't fired after last season. They never talk about this guy being fired but he has been horrible. In the end his love for TJax will cost him his job. You know hes thinking "man if I only had McNabb we would be winning"

vikesfankevin
09-30-2008, 11:44 AM
That's the million dollar question right there.

They should swallow their pride and give Culpepper a call...

IdahoViking
09-30-2008, 11:45 AM
They should swallow their pride and give Culpepper a call...Do you think he would even accept a phone call from them? Lot of bad blood with the way he left.

vikesfankevin
09-30-2008, 11:46 AM
Do you think he would even accept a phone call from them? Lot of bad blood with the way he left.

No he won't...the guy is an idiot. Maybe if he wasn't his own manager he would have a job right now...

was140
09-30-2008, 11:53 AM
What about Scott Linehan?

vikesfankevin
09-30-2008, 11:59 AM
What about Scott Linehan?

Get him as the OC. The OC needs to be fired too...

Berts
09-30-2008, 12:50 PM
Anyone watch "The lost rings on NFL network" They had the 69 Vikes on other night. They played with passion, Kapp, Allen, Page, Marshall. You don't see that kind of passion in many teams if any & you have to give most of that credit to Bud Grant.

Ideally this season I would like to see the vikes make the playoffs and still see Chilly fired. If the Vikes make the playoffs you can guarentee he will be around for next year. Cowher would be awesome but it will take alot to get him. I think the vikes have a decent shot because of Zigi. When he sees something he wants not much stops him. If Cowher comes out of retirement next year & Chilly is gone I think the vikes have a pretty good shot at getting him.

ImMad
09-30-2008, 12:56 PM
Was it Doogie?

VDubb
09-30-2008, 02:29 PM
^WTF? How does someone in NYC know about DOOOOOOOGIE?!?!?!

I'm a KFAN Rube........


Check out this great article from Florio:
CHILDRESS COMMENTS REVEAL THAT HE’S NOT FIT FOR THE JOB
Posted by Mike Florio on September 29, 2008, 8:15 p.m.
We’ve tried to give Vikings coach Brad Childress every possible benefit of the doubt through two-plus NFL seasons as the man in charge in Minnesota.

But it’s over. We’re done. There will be no more leeway for the guy who looks like he should be filling out tax returns, not preparing game plans.

Our epiphany came earlier tonight, when we saw the coach’s explanation for his decision to punt the ball while trailing by two scores with roughly two minutes to play in Tennessee.

The Vikings faced fourth and 13 from their own 18. We assumed that Childress opted to punt due to fears that the Titans would then try to score another touchdown on a short field.

We were wrong, as usual.

On Monday, Childress explained his decision with this quote: “Based on the way we were playing defense, I thought we’d have a chance to get it back.”

But the Vikings had zero time outs. So the Titans took a knee three times, and the game was over.

A good coach can do the math on the fly and realize he’s not getting the ball back.

A good coach knows that, even if he had 10 time outs, giving the ball to the other team with 120 seconds left in the game isn’t the best way to put at least 13 points on the board.

Maybe the truth is that Childress feared backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, who replaced Gus Frerotte after his hand split open and gushed blood like watered-down gravy spilling from a ladle, would convert the long fourth down, and then perhaps would get a few more of them, and then perhaps would lead the team to a touchdown, requiring Childress to then perhaps revisit his decision to bench Jackson.

A good coach is smart enough to realize that a quarterback who regains lost confidence can only help the team, even if it requires the coach to deal with internal or external voices clamoring for another change.

Childress claimed after his press conference that he simply didn’t like the team’s chances at converting fourth down and 13 yards to go. And thus we wonder how he felt about the Eagles’ chances when facing fourth and 26 during the 2003 playoffs, when Childress was serving as Philly’s offensive coordinator.

So, regardless of the reason for his decision to punt, we’ve concluded that Childress isn’t a good coach. And we think that, barring a dramatic turnaround, it’s time for him to go.

We don’t spout off opinions like this lightly, and we realize that the removal of a coach profoundly affects a lot of men and their families. But each NFL team is a private business that thrives on widespread public interest, and the folks in Minnesota deserve much more from their local football franchise.

Especially if said local football franchise wants the folks in Minnesota to foot a big part of the bill for a new stadium.

ImMad
09-30-2008, 02:30 PM
I'm from Bloomington. I'm in school in NYC.

Edit: I actually thought he punted b/c he was afraid of injury...Guess not.

Double Edit: You on Rube Chat at all? I'm "Wolves"

papi93
09-30-2008, 02:31 PM
They should swallow their pride and give Culpepper a call...

Love boat.