Childress sees red over Kluwe's punts...

Childress sees red over Kluwe's punts to Bush

There are 61 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 6, 2008, titled Childress sees red over Kluwe's punts to Bush. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Vikings punter Chris Kluwe was pleased with his overall performance Monday night.

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Go_Ponies

Saint Paul, MN

#23 Oct 7, 2008
"Obviously, I'd love to be able to do it whenever they like," Kluwe said, "but sometimes it doesn't work out like you want it to."

You mean you can't turn a few inches to your left or right before you kick? What else do you have to do for your job? What else do you do ALL WEEK?!? Give me a break. Childress has many faults, but this one is on Kluwe, and no one else.
Clueless Childress

Salome, AZ

#24 Oct 7, 2008
Telling a punter to kick out of bounds is pointless. How about telling your punt coverage squad to stay in their lanes and learn to tackle. Funny, I didn't see Childress get into Ryan Longwell's face and tell him to kick the ball out ofbounds! At least the Saints would have started on their side of the 50! Too funny! CLUELESS CHILDRESS!!!
LOL

Philadelphia, PA

#25 Oct 7, 2008
I'd too say it is also on the punt/kick coverage. They couldn't stop my gradma from running back a huge return. EVERY game this happens!! Maybe not for a TD but BIG returns EVERY game so far. EVERYTIME the vikes kick I cringe.
And for the Offense, it pretty much looks the same with TJ or GF in...I'll give GF the upper hand but it really isn't that much different is it???
Rebel

Troy, MI

#26 Oct 7, 2008
Hey Coach,

Since Winfield picked the whole team up and carried them...
Kluwe can do the regular punting but Let Winfield kick it out of bounds next week.

Anyone who can't get the job done can ride the pine from now on.

“Lying scumbags need not apply”

Since: Jan 08

Yorktown, VA

#27 Oct 7, 2008
Talk about throwing someone under the bus. How about the lame play calling coach? Who can you point the finger at for that. What was it the ESPC talking heads called his offensive playbook? Oh yea it was "unimaginative". Kluwe would be a better coach than Col Klink.
purplehaze

Canada

#29 Oct 7, 2008
Will wrote:
I'm glad Chilly had at least recognized the situation and had called the right play on those punts, but Kluwe's missteps don't excuse the play by the rest of special teams. That first kickoff return ended up at midfield and the rest weren't that much better. They over-pursued on punts and didn't contain. Special teams has been a sore spot all season, and it needs addressing. Hopefully we get it figured out before we face Devon Hester, otherwise the Bears offense won't even need to show up. That being said, I'll take the W, whatever the circumstances.
i have a hard time believing that klink recognized the situation...we're talking about that qb and offensive genius...it's more likely a player's grandmother suggested it to him and then just to be sure...he probably flipped a freakin coin or something...GO VIKES!!!

Since: Jul 08

Williamsburg, VA

#30 Oct 7, 2008
Even the MNF announcers were discussing how predictable the Vikings offense was. I don't think any of the pre-game analysts picked Minny. The win was fluke by the way most of the team played (got to give the D some credit).
Infoman

Sleepy Eye, MN

#31 Oct 7, 2008
I think it's funny that Childress calls Kluwe out in public to cover his tail. Maybe Zigi should have called Childress out last week for QUITTING! He was totally conceding when he chose to punt with a few minutes left down two scores last week.... or maybe that was Kluwe's fault, too. A coaches job is to put his team in a postion to win, by calling for a punt last week, Childress totally let down the entire team and coaching staff. It's time to get rid of him and his ego.

Since: Jul 08

Williamsburg, VA

#32 Oct 7, 2008
LOL wrote:
I'd too say it is also on the punt/kick coverage. They couldn't stop my gradma from running back a huge return. EVERY game this happens!! Maybe not for a TD but BIG returns EVERY game so far. EVERYTIME the vikes kick I cringe.
And for the Offense, it pretty much looks the same with TJ or GF in...I'll give GF the upper hand but it really isn't that much different is it???
Got to give Gus some credit for the ability and intelligence to read and understand defenses. He has lost a step or two but he at least isn't throwing it in the dirt or getting happy fet.
VA Viking Fan

Roanoke, VA

#33 Oct 7, 2008
Ziggy should take the stance that if Brad can't coach [which he has proven to a lot of us] then he should get somebody who can.
Infoman

Sleepy Eye, MN

#34 Oct 7, 2008
It is hard to believe, but Childress wasn't even the worst coach on the field Monday. How about Payton calling for an on-side kick against a rather inept offense. Rather than playing the field position game, they give us the ball at midfield. The more I watch Pro Football, the more I wonder how some of these guys ever made it that far. Although I think a professional punter should be able to kick a ball out of bounds, I agree with those on here who are ripping the coverage team as well... if you can't find 10 guys that can tackle a guy on a punt (or kickoff), don't blame the punter/kicker.

Why don't we use AP more like the Saints use Bush to get him in open space occasionally. I don't want him returning Punts (yet), but how about some creativity with the offensive schemes.
Infoman

Sleepy Eye, MN

#35 Oct 7, 2008
VA Viking Fan says "Ziggy should take the stance that if Brad can't coach [which he has proven to a lot of us] then he should get somebody who can."

I guess if the punter can't kick it out of bounds and the coach says he's going to "get someone in here who can", it's only fair that if a coach can't coach, the owner should "get someone in here who can".

Good Luck on your Farewell Tour Childress!
Chuck N

Saint Paul, MN

#36 Oct 7, 2008
cnruf wrote:
Even the MNF announcers were discussing how predictable the Vikings offense was. I don't think any of the pre-game analysts picked Minny. The win was fluke by the way most of the team played (got to give the D some credit).
Ditka was the only one, and only because he likes the Black and Blue Division (and he had ground to make up on the others he knew wouldn't pick the Vikes).
Coridog

Des Moines, IA

#37 Oct 7, 2008
So you want him to kick it 50 yards then out of bounds? Why not tell the other 10 guys on the field if somehow the PUNTER does not kick it 50 yards, then out of bounds, TACKLE THE GUY WITH THE BALL.
Brad is no coach for today, as well as for the future.
Dave

Saint Paul, MN

#38 Oct 7, 2008
If a coach has issues with a player, they should keep it behind close doors and not in the media!!!
Dave

Saint Paul, MN

#39 Oct 7, 2008
Bring Back "STONE COLD" Chris Walsh to coach the special teams

“Lying scumbags need not apply”

Since: Jan 08

Yorktown, VA

#40 Oct 7, 2008
Infoman wrote:
It is hard to believe, but Childress wasn't even the worst coach on the field Monday. How about Payton calling for an on-side kick against a rather inept offense. Rather than playing the field position game, they give us the ball at midfield. The more I watch Pro Football, the more I wonder how some of these guys ever made it that far. Although I think a professional punter should be able to kick a ball out of bounds, I agree with those on here who are ripping the coverage team as well... if you can't find 10 guys that can tackle a guy on a punt (or kickoff), don't blame the punter/kicker.
Why don't we use AP more like the Saints use Bush to get him in open space occasionally. I don't want him returning Punts (yet), but how about some creativity with the offensive schemes.
Pull off a surprise onside kick and you're a genius. Blow it and you're a goat. Saints almost pulled it off except for mills staying home in the middle.
Smokey

Minneapolis, MN

#41 Oct 7, 2008
All that this win did was delay the firing of Childress & company and that's a shame, a damn shame!
Mark

United States

#43 Oct 7, 2008
The stress fissures are starting to show in the team. The head coach just publicly threw the punter under the bus, and the fans have been calling for Chilly's ouster for some time. Mr. Wilf may have to work a change in spite of the win at the Big Easy.
Archangel

Benson, MN

#44 Oct 7, 2008
When you hire somebody to be a professional head coach, you expect them to be one. If they can't, maybe they should find somebody that can.- What a dirt bag! It's ALWAYS somebody elses' fault. It's never good ol' Scrotum Head, is it?

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