Blog Entry

Childress was 'confrontational' with Vikings

Posted on: November 23, 2010 11:02 pm
 
B. Berrian described former Minnesota coach Brad Childress as confrontational (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Vikings WR Bernard Berrian let us in on a little secret today. A secret we knew all too well. One secret that helped pave the way for Minnesota owner Zygi Wilf to fire Brad Childress as the team’s head coach.

In a radio interview, Berrian confirmed that Childress didn’t have the, uh, most-engaging people skills. Instead, he was a bit, well, confrontational.

“I think it was a working relationship, I think is the best way to describe it," Berrian told Sirius NFL Radio, via the Minneapolis Star Tribune . "It wasn’t too friendly all the time. You don’t really need to be friends, but a working relationship is all that’s needed. I think that the biggest thing with him was just he was too confrontational.”

So, did Childress, in effect, lose the locker room this season?

“Yeah, it did,” he said. “I think people got to a point where it was just, it was too overbearing.”

"He was just confrontational. I think that was the biggest thing. Instead of going to players like men and just talking and conversing about it, it was kind of brought to their attention in a confrontational way.”

None of this is a surprise, but now, we really get a sense of how dysfunctional that locker room was under the care of Childress. And if it's as bad as it seems, he probably didn't deserve to finish the season.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed .
Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 10:30 am
 

Childress was 'confrontational' with Vikings



fghdfre
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2012 6:11 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator



hgtrerte
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 26, 2011 8:27 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator



tomlye
Since: Nov 28, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 7:23 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator



Tomly
Since: Oct 21, 2011
Posted on: October 24, 2011 1:10 pm
This comment has been removed.

Post Deleted by Administrator




Since: Apr 14, 2011
Posted on: August 11, 2011 3:57 pm
 

Childress was 'confrontational' with Vikings

Looks like it is time to bring Bud Grant out of retirement again.  He rescued the Vikings after the horrific 3-13 1984 season.  Bud can work magic again.



Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: November 24, 2010 11:08 am
 

Childress was 'confrontational' with Vikings

... says the wideout who has been underachieving the entire season.  Was he confrontational before or after you dropped multiple passes?



Since: Nov 3, 2010
Posted on: November 24, 2010 7:09 am
 

Childress was 'confrontational' with Vikings

Zygi should of let him go when they let Moss go.  I sometimes wonder how smart these guys(head coaches) really are. I mean I know these guys are football geniuses, but maybe they burn out and just lose control.  I think we all thought the Vikings would at least make the playoffs.  Childress will resurface somewhere as a coordinator, but he lost conrol of this one.  Read mutiny on the bounty.



Since: Jan 8, 2010
Posted on: November 24, 2010 12:55 am
 

Childress was 'confrontational' with Vikings

First. 

This isn't news.  We know this already.  Thanks for the "update."  Now go find us some real news


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com