Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childres...

Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress holds himself accountabl...

There are 48 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 20, 2008, titled Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress holds himself accountabl.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Vikings coach Brad Childress pointed the finger at himself. Special-teams play has been a big disappointment this season, but Childress didn't single out anybody as the source of the problem Monday, a day after ...

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lito

Big Bear City, CA

#1 Oct 21, 2008
Accepting responsibility is a good start. Enjoy your bye week. Fans want to see improvement, team effort, and a sense of urgency to win in the second half. Good luck.
Peter CT

Schaumburg, IL

#2 Oct 21, 2008
I give him credit for taking responsibility. At least he is pointing the finger at himself, as he should. As such firing him should be easier. Nolan was fired yesterday. Wht can't our owner follow suit?

“Lying scumbags need not apply”

Since: Jan 08

Yorktown, VA

#3 Oct 21, 2008
What? He didn't throw a punter or someone else under the bus for his failures. What a man. Still an ass but at least a man.
vikes dude

Milwaukee, WI

#4 Oct 21, 2008
how about signing your walking papers also, i just hope nobody gets in trouble(love boat)style, then we can get on to winning ways. go vikes!!!
Archangel

Duluth, MN

#5 Oct 21, 2008
About f@#kin' time he started shouldering responsibility. If he's going to be a dip$h!t, at least he's found the nads to admit it. Make it easier for Wilf to pull the trigger. Fix the crap, and drive hard the rest of the season now.
onshore

Houston, TX

#6 Oct 21, 2008
Due to Chilly's approval rating, Zigi must have hired a PR guy to tell him what to say from now on. Then again maybe he's starting to get it.

Gotta say it was good to see the offense wake up Sunday. Yeah, Gus threw some pretty bad picks, but still...

If the offense got some confidence out of last week and continue playing like that, along with Williams back a safety to help out our sorry secondary (move Tyrell Johnson -- or somebody!-- in place of Griffin), that leaves two weeks of beating the special teams players until they look like they belong in the NFL. If those things happen we compete and turn things around.
dan in PHoenix

Phoenix, AZ

#7 Oct 21, 2008
he holds himself accountable? fat chance of that. if he truely held himself accountable for totally screwing this team, the fans, and the state of Minnesota as a whole he would do us all a favor and end it all. no not that end it all, i'm not that heartless and hatefull.(WINK WINK) no i mean put an end to our pain by doing the right thing by doing the right thing for once and resigning in shame.....on a brighter note it turns out that THE BIG WORM IN THE BIG APPLE, THE EVIL ONE himself Brett Favre has shown himself to be even a bigger POS than even thought. PASSING SECRETS TO THE ENEMY!!! OH MY!!! please correct me if i'm wrong but isn't that treason? isn't that the lowest, dirtiest, most incomprehensable, dastardly, CHICKEN S*H*I*T act a man can do? hell thats worse than Pete Rose and the Chicogo Black Sox rolled into one. SWEET!!!! THE KING IS DEAD!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA this makes my day. THERE IS A GOD. ENJOY YOUR SHAME YOU STINKING CHEDDER HEADS HAHAHAHAHA go queens
dan in PHoenix

Phoenix, AZ

#8 Oct 21, 2008
Archangel wrote:
About f@#kin' time he started shouldering responsibility. If he's going to be a dip$h!t, at least he's found the nads to admit it. Make it easier for Wilf to pull the trigger. Fix the crap, and drive hard the rest of the season now.
good to see your post Archie. i wish i had the ability to wait a day after a loss befor posting. give it time to calm down so my post aren't so negitive. oh well it is what it is. hey bro whatever happened to that poster "tank murdock"? i think you guys were friends. anyway seeing how Zygi didn't pull the trigger yesterday it looks like we're stuck with Klink for another 9 games. damn , now i went and ruined the buzz i had of the favre deal. DAMN go queens
dan in PHoenix

Phoenix, AZ

#9 Oct 21, 2008
.....on a brighter note it turns out that THE BIG WORM IN THE BIG APPLE, THE EVIL ONE himself Brett Favre has shown himself to be even a bigger POS than even thought. PASSING SECRETS TO THE ENEMY!!! OH MY!!! please correct me if i'm wrong but isn't that treason? isn't that the lowest, dirtiest, most incomprehensable, dastardly, CHICKEN S*H*I*T act a man can do? hell thats worse than Pete Rose and the Chicogo Black Sox rolled into one. SWEET!!!! THE KING IS DEAD!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA this makes my day. THERE IS A GOD. ENJOY YOUR SHAME YOU STINKING CHEDDER HEADS HAHAHAHAHA go queens i just like the way it sounds so i posted it again.HAHAHAHEHEHEHAHAHA
dan in PHoenix

Phoenix, AZ

#10 Oct 21, 2008
BUTLER HINTS AT MORE UNFLATTERING FAVRE TIDBITS
Posted by Mike Florio on October 21, 2008, 6:48 a.m.
Former Packers safety Leroy Butler, interviewed by WSSP in Milwaukee on Monday, apparently tried to help teammate Brett Favre in connection with the question of whether Favre tried to help the Lions beat the Packers earlier this year.

And then Butler apparently tried to kill him.

First, Butler said that he doesn’t think Favre initiated the conversation with the Lions.“Brett didn’t do a whole lot of calling around,” Butler said.“People called him, and he loves to talk and the phone was passed around.”

Second, Butler suggested that Liongate is just the tip of the cheeseberg.

He said there are “other stories that are going to come out” regarding Favre.

“This is just the beginning,” Butler said.“This is only the smallest one.”

As to the latter point, Butler didn’t provide details. As to the former point, Butler’s message seems to imply that he believes Favre did indeed talk extensively with the Lions before they played the Packers in Week Two.

“I'm not crying... Winning!”

Since: Oct 08

Twin Cities, USA

#11 Oct 21, 2008
41 points and we lost. I hope our special teams units get a makeover in the bye week. Take away the Gordon botch punt and the Kluwe mishap touchdowns and we win by 7. Sometimes I think this team is just snake bit.....
buddy grant

Toronto, Canada

#12 Oct 21, 2008
I agree that this smells like a PR move by mnaagement to get the fans off the coach's back. He has never taken responsibility before and has always blamed the players for his own lack of competence. It is strange that he would suddenly come out and take the blame for (by his own admission) an honest mistake. Where was his contrition when he screwed up the challenges, or the time outs, or punting with two minutes left in the game etc. No my friends, Childress hasn't changed; just the people in management who don't want to look out their window and see torches and pitchforks.
Jack Dupp

United States

#13 Oct 21, 2008
In the words of the legendary Hank Stram ... "Kick it high, Jan, kick it high!" Stop with the directional kicking, pooches, and squib kicks nonsense. Tell your idiot kickers to "Kick it High" and demand that your special team grunts stay in their lanes and just get after it.

Stop the "playing not to lose" mentality and start playing to win! The mentality of this team should be to crush each opponent by 21 points. Start to dominate and stop playing like you're afraid to succeed.
Hayden Fox

United States

#14 Oct 21, 2008
I hold you accountable too you stupid idiot. Zygi has a decision to make by the end of the year........keep Childress and the new stadium dies or fire Childress and hopes for a new stadium may live on.
TorVikeFan

Mississauga, Canada

#15 Oct 21, 2008
Accepting blame for the Vikings' dismal performance is a good first step. Now, if you want respect, complete the process by tendering your resignation.(I've always admired Japanese politicians who accept responsibility for poor performance then promptly resign. It's only the honorable way out of a bad situation. Don't you wish American politicians and coaches would do the same?)
dennis lynn

North Las Vegas, NV

#16 Oct 21, 2008
Coach still thinks his Special Olympics Special Teams are good <schematically>. Coach still thinks his Special Olynpics Secondary is good also. Coach should watch the game from our perspective.

“still rockin, still rollin”

Since: Jul 07

Southern Illinois

#17 Oct 21, 2008
Now I can say that he has earned a little respect from me.
purplehaze

Toronto, Canada

#19 Oct 21, 2008
i agree with onshore...i think he was told to do this...if he truly does feel responsible...then he should know his resignation would be the sound thing to do...bottom line...this is a band aid solution to a problem that needs amputation...klink if it has taken you this long to show some accountability...it's going to take a lot longer for you to earn some respect here...GO VIKES!!!
Christopher Bryant

Monroe, LA

#21 Oct 21, 2008
The buck stops with Childress! The simple inescapable fact about the Vikings, is (1) We still do not have a top notch QB, Childress wasted two years grooming someone who is simply not up to NFL standards.(2) The Vikings do not have an explosive offense, or one that is even remotely "Creative/Innovative ".(3) We do not see game time adjustments being made quickly once our opponent begins to counter what we are doing(We are too predicable).(3) Errors-errors-errors, we keep giving games away. The team appears undisciplined, lacking motivation and consistency, and will not, I believe, make the playoffs because the changes needed, won't be made
Joe Bagadonuts

Maple Grove, MN

#23 Oct 21, 2008
This team will make the playoffs. It is some of the fans who are much too predictable, but stupid fans can easily be overcome. Zygi announced three years ago that Brad Childress is the head coach of the Minnesota Vikngs. Did some of you think that he hired a PR guy to have him say that? No, Zygi meant what he said: Brad Childress is the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. If you don't like it, go buy your own NFL team. The Vikings offered two first round picks recently for Brady Quinn and Cleveland said no. Since kidnapping is not allowed in the NFL, you have to get a QB who is available, but please don't let the facts get in your way. Obviously, you can't handle at least one fact: that Brad Childress is the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings.

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