Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress plans to retain his enti...

There are 20 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 8, 2009, titled Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress plans to retain his enti.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Coaches seek stability whenever it's prudent and possible. So it wasn't surprising that Vikings coach Brad Childress said he plans to retain his staff of assistants, including special-teams coach Paul Ferraro.

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purplehaze

Toronto, Canada

#1 Jan 8, 2009
chili is staying and he is keeping his entire staff...bc ( bevel and childress): makes sense i guess...you can't have DUMB without DUMBER!

thank you zygi...may the fleas of 1000 camels infest your underwear!
Gen Burkhalter

Malibu, CA

#3 Jan 8, 2009
Ok so let me get this straight. he's keeping Ferraro. Well his squad did set an NFL record. Unfortunately it was for giving up 6 touchdowns on run backs. Brilliant move as usual Klink. He's also said that TJ will be a Viking next year and they are going to continue on making him better. Another brilliant move. Man I want to work for Zygi. You can absolutely suck at your job and not worry about a thing.
one thing

Stillwater, MN

#4 Jan 8, 2009
look at the bright side- bevel,childress and ferraro couldn't coach any worse could they!?

Zygi is blinded by being the division champion.
Ron Mitchell

Louisville, CO

#5 Jan 8, 2009
After three years there shouldn't be problems "relaying plays." Wilf is a novice owner and he appears to be satisfied with a novice coach and underachieving team. Chili had never been a head coach before and didn't even call the plays as the offensive coordinator in Philadelphia. Hire Shanahan and you create excitement and maybe get your new stadium (and a super bowl). Keep Chili and you have trouble selling out a home playoff game and you'll continue in what seems like a perpetual state of mediocrity.

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jan 8, 2009
might as well add Larry , Moe and Curly too
Gin

Lexington Park, MD

#8 Jan 9, 2009
Well, if you don't plan to make changes with the coaching staff, I guess it's fair to say "look for the same results next season." I don't know how Minnesota's ownership and partners can allow this to happen. The team will lose a couple of their pro bowl players (Birk, Sharper), and will probably have more inexperience players starting on both offense and defense, also, it appears that Childress is still sold on Tarvaris Jackson being the team's starting quarterback. Adrian Peterson, I feel for you if this team won't add players that will help you carry this team!
KevinD

Waseca, MN

#10 Jan 9, 2009
I would think that a high school team would have correct the communications between the side lines and players on the field during the games and not wait until the season is over to say you have a problem and that it will be address. I should know that with the complicated offense that chilly runs it's hard to correct it when you run left, run right or throw a 2 yard pass most of the game. I am sure that the problem comes up when they call for a play that will go down the field and no one can beleive it so they are confused. Go Chilly
Hayden Fox

South Bend, IN

#11 Jan 9, 2009
The fact that Cowher looks like he will be out of coaching one more year could work out well for the Vikes. One more miserable year with Chilly should get him canned and then hire Cowher. Heck, even Holmgren is talking about just 1 year out. He could give this offense a boost and he is secure in his manhood,unlike Childress, and will hire a great D coordinator to run that side of the ball and probably be his successor.
buddy grant

Toronto, Canada

#12 Jan 9, 2009
Just another example of the man's arrogance. He thinks because his team got into the playoffs he and all those he hired must have done a great job; even though his special teams set a record for futility. "Great teachers????" WTF!!! If they were great teachers TJ wouldn't need to continue to improve; the WR's would be more involved in play calling; the OL would learn how to pass block; special teams would learn how to stay in their lanes; he would have figured out how to manage the clock, etc. etc. etc. I guess Frazier taught Allen how to rush the passer and improve the pass D this year. Gawd what an ego. The man makes me sick.
Special Teamer

Owatonna, MN

#13 Jan 9, 2009
Nooooo. I can't believe he's leaving the worst special teams in tact for continuity. You can't expect to keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting a differant result. It's insanity. Childress needs to go if that's the best he's got.
Special Teamer

Owatonna, MN

#14 Jan 9, 2009
The offensive play calling is offensive as well.
Danny Boy

Calgary, Canada

#15 Jan 9, 2009
just unreal but typical Klink....how can you justify letting our special teams coach keep his job when records indicate they were the WORST in NFL history?...SIMPLE ANSWER.....just like he does with everything else, he can make excuses, which he does here so all that means is that next year it will, more than likely, be much of the same...it is absolutley unreal how you can have the worst special teams coach and he gets to keep his job.....way to go Klink...nice to see you are a man of action and how you demand results...what a loser this guy is and again, how clueless..it all fits doesn't it?.....sad thing is the guy probalby got a bonus too for this team of underachievers making the playoffs....
Danny Boy

Calgary, Canada

#16 Jan 9, 2009
buddy grant wrote:
Just another example of the man's arrogance. He thinks because his team got into the playoffs he and all those he hired must have done a great job; even though his special teams set a record for futility. "Great teachers????" ****!!! If they were great teachers TJ wouldn't need to continue to improve; the WR's would be more involved in play calling; the OL would learn how to pass block; special teams would learn how to stay in their lanes; he would have figured out how to manage the clock, etc. etc. etc. I guess Frazier taught Allen how to rush the passer and improve the pass D this year. Gawd what an ego. The man makes me sick.
I agree 110%, it is so sad and yes, a great example of the man's arrogance and also an example of the fact , apparantly, Klink has no accountability for how his team performs...or lack thereof...Remember, Zygi was quoted as saying that this year was a success and a "milestone" so obviosuly he has low standards and expectations....one and done in the playoffs and he calls it a "milestone"...way to go!!!nothing will change until this man goes and it appears that won't happen anytime soon....
indyfan

Mooresville, IN

#17 Jan 9, 2009
Minnesota land of 10,000 nightmares. Don't worry you've got Chili and Al Franken to lead the way. Is anybody waking up in a cold sweat yet?
Whatever

Chambersburg, PA

#18 Jan 9, 2009
Well, since the article that I really want to post on won’t let me, I’ll drop it on this one.

I say EFF free agency. Cassel will be tagged and Garcia will give us 1, maybe 2 years. Leftwich, ehh. Carr, no. Here's some scenarios that some might not like but make sense.

CASSEL fans:
Since the likelihood of Cassel being tagged, a big nice package will be needed to aquire him. Since Chester is in the final year of his contract and due to earn like 6 or 7 mil, deal him and a 2 to NE for Cassel. It frees up that 6 or 7 mil for signing a big time free agent like a TJ (Houshmanzadeh, that is) and allowing the Vikes to draft O line with first pick. The Pats would love to have Taylor, as he fits there system beautifully.

Rumor Mill:
Rumor has it that the Cards would be in high demand of Birk if he becomes a free agent. What about a sign and trade package of Birk and Taylor or a 2, for and Anquan Boldin. Again, more cap space, draft QB or RT in first round and still have money to land a top tier free agent at the position they didn't choose in the first round of the draft.

Hasselbeck:
This rumor came out of the blue, and I don't know what merit the guy that started it has to go on. But a trade for him makes a lot of sense. I think he still has game left in him and he fits our so called West Coast Offense perfectly. If the Vikes can get him for simply a 2, do it.

Here is the real crazy one:
If the Vikings org. has every intension of sticking it out with Childress(2 more years), then here's what to do. Since Brad runs a West Coast offense and lets face it, the players we have, don't fit that scheme, Peterson included, trade the team stud. The Vikings could get the world for him. We get a bunch of picks or a real FRANCHISE QB (Carson Palmer, perhaps) or a combination of good picks and a player. Taylor is definitely capable of carrying the load and we could get a good back in the draft. I know its far fetched, many would hate the move, but it makes sense. The Vikings could get like 3 good, solid, maybe great players for the price of one great one.

Now what I would really like is a whole new coaching staff and I be offered the GM position, but lets face it, its not happening. So my personal opinion is that I like my first scenario the best.
griddy

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Jan 9, 2009
Stupid, stubborn man is Childress. Retaining Ferraruh-oh is sure gonna show us he was right in hiring this idiot. He needs to focus on the game and NOT fighting his demons (fumbling around with his convictions). He's lost whatever credibility he had left.
The Real Vikings Fan

Clay City, IN

#20 Jan 9, 2009
How can Childress not want to get rid of Ferraro? We have had the worst special teams in the league for the last three years now. I know Heath Farwell was out this year with an injury, but one man should not make a special teams unit. Ferraro should be able to coach players into covering returns, and if the guys can't get the job done then put people in position to make plays. That is the coach's job. Horrible.
The Real Vikings Fan

Clay City, IN

#21 Jan 9, 2009
here is the real crazy one:
If the Vikings org. has every intension of sticking it out with Childress(2 more years), then here's what to do. Since Brad runs a West Coast offense and lets face it, the players we have, don't fit that scheme, Peterson included, trade the team stud. The Vikings could get the world for him. We get a bunch of picks or a real FRANCHISE QB (Carson Palmer, perhaps) or a combination of good picks and a player. Taylor is definitely capable of carrying the load and we could get a good back in the draft. I know its far fetched, many would hate the move, but it makes sense. The Vikings could get like 3 good, solid, maybe great players for the price of one great one.
Now what I would really like is a whole new coaching staff and I be offered the GM position, but lets face it, its not happening. So my personal opinion is that I like my first scenario the best.
WOW... trade Peterson? you were probably a fan of the Randy Moss trade too. Peterson is the only offensive weapon we have, and Carson Palmer is so good right? Why are both of his receivers wanting out of Cinci then? You get the GM position? ha, hopefully for the Packers with ideas like that.

Since: Jan 09

st paul

#22 Jan 9, 2009
klink should have off season surgery on his mellon,what is up with this guy?how can you even think about keeping your special needs team coach,its a joke,somthing aint right with that boy,its gonna be another long season if some big changes arent made,thank god for the twins!!
purplehaze

Toronto, Canada

#23 Jan 9, 2009
Whatever wrote:
Well, since the article that I really want to post on won’t let me, I’ll drop it on this one.
I say EFF free agency. Cassel will be tagged and Garcia will give us 1, maybe 2 years. Leftwich, ehh. Carr, no. Here's some scenarios that some might not like but make sense.
CASSEL fans:
Since the likelihood of Cassel being tagged, a big nice package will be needed to aquire him. Since Chester is in the final year of his contract and due to earn like 6 or 7 mil, deal him and a 2 to NE for Cassel. It frees up that 6 or 7 mil for signing a big time free agent like a TJ (Houshmanzadeh, that is) and allowing the Vikes to draft O line with first pick. The Pats would love to have Taylor, as he fits there system beautifully.
Rumor Mill:
Rumor has it that the Cards would be in high demand of Birk if he becomes a free agent. What about a sign and trade package of Birk and Taylor or a 2, for and Anquan Boldin. Again, more cap space, draft QB or RT in first round and still have money to land a top tier free agent at the position they didn't choose in the first round of the draft.
Hasselbeck:
This rumor came out of the blue, and I don't know what merit the guy that started it has to go on. But a trade for him makes a lot of sense. I think he still has game left in him and he fits our so called West Coast Offense perfectly. If the Vikes can get him for simply a 2, do it.
Here is the real crazy one:
If the Vikings org. has every intension of sticking it out with Childress(2 more years), then here's what to do. Since Brad runs a West Coast offense and lets face it, the players we have, don't fit that scheme, Peterson included, trade the team stud. The Vikings could get the world for him. We get a bunch of picks or a real FRANCHISE QB (Carson Palmer, perhaps) or a combination of good picks and a player. Taylor is definitely capable of carrying the load and we could get a good back in the draft. I know its far fetched, many would hate the move, but it makes sense. The Vikings could get like 3 good, solid, maybe great players for the price of one great one.
Now what I would really like is a whole new coaching staff and I be offered the GM position, but lets face it, its not happening. So my personal opinion is that I like my first scenario the best.
...some very good and logical analysis of the team's problems and solutions. however, the sign and trade birk scenario ( while it makes sense...zygi /chili won't do it just for that very reason alone and depending on how much it would cost to resign birk; his salary might make the crows a little gun shy); while i see the argument and logic behind the peterson point, i would hate to see him go, but i guess, you have to give in order to get. the cassel for taylor and a 2, is probably the best idea ( provided we could get him for just that). lastly, the thing that worries me the most, is that, regardless of what if anything the team does...as long as klink is around he will find a way to s*c*r*e*w* it up...as sure as there is s*h*i*t* in a goose: as one poster noted...some teams have a west coast offense...ours is more akin to a " WET TOAST OFFENSE"!...still bleeding purple though!!!

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