Minnesota Vikings work out four punters today

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Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress followed through on his harsh words for punter Chris Kluwe today, working out four punters after practice.
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Danny Boy

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Just another way for this egomaniac to flex his managerila muscle so evryone thinks he is in charge...small penis syndrome if you ask me, this guy has gotta go and NOW!!!!!!
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Okay, first - The Saints didn't hand The Vikings a victory. The Saints actually tried to win. They had home field/crowd noise advantage. They have an excellent QB. A very good RB. The Vikings beat them. When MN had turn-overs against TN, the press never said MN gave TN the victory. They said TN beat MN.- Kluwe had a bad game. How many of those did TJax have? Did Klink publically throw Jackson under the bus? No.

When coach $h!t-For-Brains OBVIOUSLY is at fault for losing a game, does Wilf publically throw HIM under the bus?- In the same token, he's certainly within HIS rights to do it.
Big Nasty

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#110
Oct 9, 2008
 
We need to fire Childress, he is a terrible head coach. Although Kluwe didn't get the job done on the last two punts they never should have been kicking to Bush in the first place. Worst coach in the league on a very good squad that has been hampered by their coach since he started.
Darren Nelson

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#111
Oct 9, 2008
 
If the friggen punter can't kick the ball out of bounds then don't let the friggen door hit you in the ass when you leave. Where does this clown get off speaking back at a coach who gave him specific directions twice and he failed to perform?? THIS IS A PUNTER FOR GODSAKE!! I say cut his ass so he can go back to flipping burgers. Punters are a dime a dozen!!
johnnythegreek

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#112
Oct 9, 2008
 
Kluwe is right. It is very hard to punt a ball out-of-bounds and still get decent distance. What did Childress want him to do, punt it out-of-bounds and only get 20 net yards? If it was so easy, nobody would ever punt the ball to Devin Hester. Why doesn't Childress threaten to fire the 10 guys on punt coverage or the special teams coach? Thats who I would be going after, not Kluwe. The only thing he should be going after Kluwe about is if he is not punting it high enough. But I have never heard anything about Kluwe not getting enough air under the ball, although I think thay was the case on the Blackmon return in the Green Bay game.

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#113
Oct 9, 2008
 
johnnythegreek wrote:
Kluwe is right. It is very hard to punt a ball out-of-bounds and still get decent distance. What did Childress want him to do, punt it out-of-bounds and only get 20 net yards? If it was so easy, nobody would ever punt the ball to Devin Hester. Why doesn't Childress threaten to fire the 10 guys on punt coverage or the special teams coach? Thats who I would be going after, not Kluwe. The only thing he should be going after Kluwe about is if he is not punting it high enough. But I have never heard anything about Kluwe not getting enough air under the ball, although I think thay was the case on the Blackmon return in the Green Bay game.
I thought your name was Jimmy the greek....oh well.
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#114
Oct 9, 2008
 
Just wondering. Did Klink order those punts to be kicked out of bounds because Bush was going to field the punt. or.....maybe Klink didn't have any faith in his special teams to make a tackle. Just wondering.....
Whoever came up with the nickname Klink is a brilliant description of this guy. I never missed an episode of Hogan's Heroes. Great TV show. My favorite line from that show was the German Sargeant played by John Banner who always said, "I hear nothing, I see nothing, I know nothing."
Chilly sucks

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#115
Oct 9, 2008
 
What a joke. Chilly grow up. Blame the punter! Jeez. You actually won a game. Be happy about it cuz there are not going to be much more! Oh yeah you have a Kick A** offense! Moron! Leave the punter out of this. What about the other 10 players on the field! Nice tackling. You are such a puss Childress!
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#116
Oct 9, 2008
 
buddy grant wrote:
Both sides have a point. I said that if Kluwe couldn't kick it out of bounds on 2 separate occasions then we might need a new punter. I can't fault Childress for that comment. The timing and forum might not be the best place to air those sentiments but Kluwe has to understand that his only job is to kick the ball deep AND when necessary out of bounds. Any kicker will agree with him that the ball doesn't always go where you want but it wasn't even close. His apparent lack of concern over the problem suggests he couldn't care less about the team and only wants a paycheck.
I want Childress fired asap but Kluwe was also wrong to blow off his inability to do his job on back to back occasions.
why...klink does it all the time...and the dips%&t is still here!!!
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What part of "kick the ball out of bounds" is difficult to understand? I bet even Tony Kornheiser could do it.
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i applaud Kluwe, about time some talks back to Brad. I'm just disappointed that it's only a punter doing it. If a quarterback or someone did then everyone would take notice. By the way the punter should not be blamed for miss tackles and punting a ball is difficult, Kluwe is right and Childress wrong. And on that point Childress has no right to get angry about someone not doing their job, cause he's not doing his. He was brought in to win games and be an offensive guru, our offense is horrible, and he has a losing record as a coach. I think Childress should be thrown under the bus and hopefully it runs him over while he's down there
Ohio Vikes Fan

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#120
Oct 10, 2008
 
Soccer players can kick the ball... but they aren't use to catching a football & have guys 3 times their size trying to bury them in the turf
Ohio Vikes Fan

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#121
Oct 10, 2008
 
Bring back Greg Coleman from retirement.

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