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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: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 3:49 pm

Childress: Moss 'vomited' on Vikings locker room

If they bring Randy Moss back, he and Donovan McNabb can throw up in the huddle together.

Then the Vikings can do the huddle shuffle.  Remember the Replacements.


Since: Aug 7, 2011
Posted on: August 11, 2011 3:47 pm

Childress: Moss 'vomited' on Vikings locker room

How bad of a coach are you when you can't handle one strong personality in the locker room for more than 4 weeks...The best coaches can get the most disruptive players to atleast shut up for one season...I was happy when Chilly left Philly

Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: August 11, 2011 3:04 pm

Bring Back Randy

McNabb may be lobbying to get Randy back on the team---they need another top receiver.

Since: Nov 22, 2009
Posted on: August 11, 2011 2:36 pm

Childress: Moss 'vomited' on Vikings locker room

   After what I saw last year as a direct result of Childress' ineptitude, I wish vomiting would have gotten rid of the bad taste in my mouth and the garbage I had to eat as a fan.
   I caught Chillys' act on NFL network and man, Talk about no personality. I knew this before hand anyway from his days on the Viking pregame show on Foxsportsnorth. Hindsight is 20/20. The Vikings dumped Brad like Brad dumped Moss. He should have known he couldn't just jettison a legand in Minnesota without Zigis' say so? (I guess a contract extention means nada to Zigi?)
    So many folks wanted Randy back hoping he would stretch the field like before. Then the old Randy showed himself. Not by faking a moon toward the Packers fans but, showing his A$$ to the Vikings and their fans.
    Now both are out of football and the Vikings are better on both accounts. Maybe this team can come together, as before. The core of the apple is there. The worms are gone! Maybe the worms are what made me queezy last year? 

Since: Jan 18, 2010
Posted on: August 11, 2011 2:35 pm

Childress: Moss 'vomited' on Vikings locker room

Childress never learned the one thing my dad always reminded me of as long as he was alive, "No matter what business you're in, people will always be your number one resource." 

He proved time and again that he believed he was a general in his own army.  How do you build a team that way with nothing to back it up? That only works when things are going your way (2009) and blows up when it doesn't. (2010)

I never thought much of him as a coach, barely an upgrade to Mike Tice.

Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: August 11, 2011 2:32 pm

Childress: Moss 'vomited' on Vikings locker room

I have a feeling that Childress used a slightly different verb, and in got sanitized by the writer.  Sorta like when Roberto DeVincenzo supposedly said "I am a stupid."

Since: Jun 20, 2007
Posted on: August 11, 2011 2:28 pm

Childress: Moss 'vomited' on Vikings locker room

Maybe the vomit was from the catered food that Moss hated....

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