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Childress: Moss 'vomited' on Vikings locker room

Posted on: August 11, 2011 2:11 pm
ChildressPosted by Josh Katzowitz

It’s the best quote from former Vikings coach Brad Childress that you’ll probably ever see. But hey, WR Randy Moss -- supposedly retired these days -- brings out the best in just about everybody, even the coach who he sorta, kinda helped get fired.

While talking to about Moss, who was handed to the Vikings last season after the Patriots decided they didn’t need him anymore, Childress said this about his former WR: "We had good guys, by and large [but Moss] walked in the locker room and vomited on it."

Yikes, right?

Childress went on to say that perhaps he should have consulted owner Zygi Wilf before deciding to cut Moss, and that didn’t help his standing with the person who had the power to fire him (it also didn’t help matter that Childress wasn’t exactly known as a people-person and that he had led the team to a 3-7 record when he was canned).

"I should have gone up the chain," Childress said.

Childress obviously had no idea the situation would become so bad, especially when he first talked to Moss about playing in Minnesota.

"He called me and said, 'I can't wait, I can't wait. I feel like I'm coming home again,'" Childress said.

Instead, Moss caught 13 passes in four games and helped get his coach fired before he ended up as an irrelevant bench player in Tennessee. Now, both are out of work, and their return as a viable player and as a future NFL head coach is questionable.

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Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 9:14 am

Childress: Moss 'vomited' on Vikings locker room

Everything you hear from the players in that locker room was that they loved Moss.  In New England..  yep, the players loved Moss.  I dont believe it was Randy that vomited on the locker room...  That locker room was already vomited on by Childress long before Moss got in town.  Randy played when he wanted to, yes, but if you look at his numbers, he must have wanted to play pretty often.  I am usually against the player that does his own thing against the team, but in Moss's case, the players loved him everywhere he went and NE thought about bringing him back this year before they traded for Ocho.  It doesn't sound like he is as much of a cancer in the locker room as most of you want to make him out to be.   Randy is what he is.....A talented WR who could have been more, but still was GREAT and was as uncoverable as anyone has ever been.  

Since: Jan 17, 2011
Posted on: August 12, 2011 9:13 am

Childress: Moss 'vomited' on Vikings locker room

Randy did all that was asked of him in NE...hey the guy catches a record 23 TD's and help Tom break a record...Who else could have caught a ball with one hand on a perfectly thrown ball over the top the great ...ahem...Revis......for a touchdown.  Everyone is piling on Moss now that he's retired....easy to do when nothing else is going on in one's life!  It's a brand new season...moving forward....
GO PATRIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Since: May 27, 2008
Posted on: August 12, 2011 8:27 am

Childress: Moss 'vomited' on Vikings locker room

This comment means nothing coming from a former head coach who had already completely lost favor of the locker room by the time they went and got Moss.

Since: Jan 16, 2010
Posted on: August 12, 2011 8:03 am

Childress: Moss 'vomited' on Vikings locker room

Childress needs to keep his mouth shut. A FORMER coach crapping on players hurts him a lot more than it does Moss. Moss no matter what you think is a HOF player. Childress with the enabling of Farve lost a talented team that was an ill advised throw from the Super Bowl the year before. If he wants to coach again in the NFL he better shut up. He is still a quality X&O's guy who could be a QB coach or maybe an O coordinator.

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2011 8:00 am

Childress: Moss 'vomited' on Vikings locker room

I agree with mempatfan.  Mosss represents everything wrong with NFL players and free agency.  As a Raider fan I HATED to move to bring in Moss because everyone knew he plays when he wants to play and plays half-heartedly if the team isn't winning.  I watched him dog routes, don't block, and short-arm catches across the middle.  When a guy is getting over 8 million a year and is your #1 WR that kind of work ethic can be cancerous to up and coming WR on the roster.

The NFL just became so much better since his retirement.

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 6:00 am

Childress: Moss 'vomited' on Vikings locker room

You can put a lot of the blame on both of these losers. Brad Childress couldn't quell a revolt among a little league team. He kissed Brett Favre's and Randy Moss' feet at the expense of the rest of the Vikings. He was a puppet on a string for both players. Randy Moss is a quitter who has to be coddled and allowed to play with a winner before he will bust his sorry butt and do anything worthy on the gridiron. The NFL is better off without these two clowns. I respect neither one of them.

Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: August 12, 2011 4:14 am

Childress: Moss 'vomited' on Vikings locker room

I was able to win my Fantasy League last season while holding onto Randy Moss until week 13. I mostly kept him because a guy in my league wanted him real bad! In all actuality, I was hoping he would finally change his song and dance. In the end, at 1:54am on December 8, 2010, I claimed Roy E. Williams off waivers and dropped Randy Moss for anyone to take. I felt as though a weight had been lifted. Even the guy, who wanted him so bad a few weeks before, did not want him any more. So, Randy 'vomited' on more than Coach Childress and the Vikings. He also 'vomited' on his closest allies, his fans.

Since: Nov 17, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 1:58 am

Childress: Moss 'vomited' on Vikings locker room

That's a pretty good analysis.  Randy Moss had a good situation in New England with the Patriots.  He was a dangerous deep threat who was catching touchdown passes from Tom Brady.  But he forgot how the Patriots work, maybe because Rodney Harrison and Tedy Bruschi, who had been the Pats' locker room enforcers when he went there in 2007, had both retired and weren't around to get in his face.  You didn't play "me-me-me" games around those two guys, who were ferocious competitors and team players, men who accepted far less money than they might have gotten elsewhere in order to get rings, and expected their teammates to put team ahead of self in the same way.  But last year, with both of them gone, Moss got goofy. 

The thing is, he only plays at a top level when he's on a team that plays at a top level.  He had that in Minnesota for a while.  When the Vikings started to slip, so did he.  He went to the Raiders, a wretched team at the time, and gave them one mediocre season and one awful season.  Going to the Patriots resurrected his career.  He was catching passes from one of the two top quarterbacks in the league, with the best possession receiver in the league, Wes Welker, running routes underneath his routes.  He had it made.

The problem seems to be that while everyone else can see how things work with him, he lacks that insight about himself.  That's a bit strange, because he's an exceptionally intelligent player; there are few receivers who can read defenses the way he can, and he flourished in the complex Patriots offense.  You'd think that he could look at his own performance and say, "I really only play very well when I'm with other high performers; I'd better not mess this up, because I'll never be on a team with higher performers than Tom Brady and Wes Welker."  But he didn't do that.  He pushed his situation at New England to a breaking point and went to mediocre Vikings and Titans teams, where his performance wasn't even mediocre--it was atrocious.

Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: August 12, 2011 1:46 am

Childress: Moss 'vomited' on Vikings locker room

brad childress is vomit. he couldn't win a 1 man raffle. complete tool. moss is a lazy big-mouth tho too. both are jokes.

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2011 12:25 am

Childress: Moss 'vomited' on Vikings locker room

Childress will NEVER be a head coach in the NFL again.  He was a terrible leader of people and overall a terrible coach.  Childress is good at calling offensive plays and is good when that is all that he is doing.  I think that Childress will be a coordinator again in the game but that is all that he will ever do in football again. 

Childress' blaming the failures of the Vikings on someone other than himself is actually quite pathetic - the Vikings failed last season because Childress had an inability to lead.  Childress lost control the minute he lured Favre out of retirement and allowed him to skip all of camp and treated one player differently than the rest.  The Vikings also failed because the defense that was so dominant the year before inexplicably failed to make the plays that they routinely made the year before.  FInally, the Vikings failed because they waited until 10 games went by before they canned their worthless head coach.

Randy Moss was unsuccessful in Minnesota AND Tennessee because when Moss arrived at both places he immediately saw that both teams were crashing and fast.  One of Moss' many faults is that he needs to be continuously motivated in order to consistently contribute to the team.  If Moss is not motivated and the team is not doing well then he is worthless.  Moss made a terrible mistake when he ran his mouth in New England for the first time since he joined the team in a trade from the Raiders.  Moss' opened his mouth because he was unhappy about his contract situation because he wanted to be signed to an extension with New England and he was very unhappy not knowing his future.  Moss' mistake was running his mouth and going too far - I am positive that Moss would have still been a New England Patriot who was still contributing consistently at a high level if he had not run his mouth and had gone too far.  Instead, he was unceremoniously ushered out of New England for a sack of footballs and some chewing gum in a trade with the Vikings. 

It really is pathetic to watch Childress blame someone else when he alone destoryed the 2010 Vikings.  Good luck finding work Childress - that unemployment check is going to run out soon and don't you dare get sick because you won't have health insurance through the league after another couple of years. 

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