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Childress would like Bucs job; for now, he waits

Posted on: January 20, 2012 11:13 am
Edited on: January 20, 2012 12:27 pm
 
ChildressBy Josh Katzowitz

The last time we heard from former Vikings coach Brad Childress, he was talking about Randy Moss’ time in Minnesota and, in one of the most-candid and best-described quotes you’ll ever hear from a head football coach, he gave this golden nugget:
 
"We had good guys, by and large,” Childress said, “[but Moss] walked in the locker room and vomited on it."

Now that Childress has cleaned the stench of Moss from his clothes and mustache, he’s looking ahead. To possibly getting the Buccaneers head coaching job. He’s in the Tampa area to coach the East-West Shrine game, and according to JoeBucsFan.com, Childress said he’d like a job, please.

“There is only 32 head coaching jobs in the National Football League,” Childress said. “I have always said it’s important to work with good people. All indications are the Glazers are great folks, so it’s a good job."

While he’s been in touch with the Buccaneers organization for the job, Childress is far from the only candidate. As we’ve detailed, Mike Sherman (seemingly the early favorite to land the job), Wade Phillips (who has pulled his name out of consideration), Mike Zimmer, Rob Chudzinski, John Gray and Marty Schottenheimer (!) are a few of the names linked to the opening.

And Childress, of course. Though he hasn’t heard from the Buccaneers in the past few days, Childress said he’s not frustrated by the process. Besides, he’s in the middle of coaching college players anyway.

“[The Glazers] advertised their process,” he said. “I mean, they were completely candid and accurate in what they said and they said it would be a while.”

So for now, Childress waits. And, in case a player like Moss comes around again, here’s hoping he’s got a mop and an industrial-sized bottle of Lysol.

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Comments

Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: January 22, 2012 1:57 am
 

Childress would like Bucs job; for now, he waits

" As a Vikings fan, good luck with Chilly if you hire him.  Just make sure he know how to count to 11.  The Vikes would have been in the Super Bowl if it weren't for 12 men in the huddle. "  --titlewaive2008

Counting heads is primarily the responsibility of both one player on the field and one coach off it. Head coaches are seldom, if ever, that person, as they do have numerous other things on their minds. Mostly it's the unit's coordinator, in this case the OC. If the HC is also calling the plays, then one of his assistants will be tasked to count heads.

While it should be true that 'the buck stops here', it's also true that 'sh*t happens'. I've seen the same thing happen to teams coached by Shula, Parcells, Landry, Walsh, Noll, Gibbs. I'm sure that it's also happened to JJ and Lombardi. Now, if all you're about is eating your own liver, then nevermind; go back to your dinner. 



Since: Apr 9, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:54 pm
 

Childress would like Bucs job; for now, he waits

Chili had a lot of things go wrong in Minnesota.  And as a Vikes fan, it is obvious that he did a way better job than he was given credit for.  Uh 5-11(part of Childress fault) and 3-13 seasons.....Drafting A.D. Peterson for one and making a run in 2009 playoffs. I think most fans never liked him because he held things to the vest.  Sometimes fans don't need to know everything that goes on.  I would think he has learned from some of the things he might have done differently, and if given another chance with a good young nucleus that Tampa has, he could get them back on the right track.




Since: Jan 29, 2010
Posted on: January 20, 2012 3:47 pm
 

Childress would like Bucs job; for now, he waits

As a Saints fan, things are looking real good if Bucs hire Childress.
I will second that. Anyone who gives Childress a Head Coach's position will just be heading for trouble. This guy reminds me of Wade Phillips. They both have a lot of football knowledge, but neither one of them have the personality or demeanor to command respect in the locker room as the true buck stops here type of boss. Wade in Dallas was a disaster. Childress as the Viking's coach basically completely lost all credibility by letting farve run all over him, and he had no control over that team.



Since: Jan 14, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2012 2:46 pm
 

Childress would like Bucs job; for now, he waits

As a Saints fan, things are looking real good if Bucs hire Childress. Hiring Spagnuolo as def. coor. is a step in the right direction.



Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: January 20, 2012 2:05 pm
 

Childress would like Bucs job; for now, he waits

As a Vikings fan, good luck with Chilly if you hire him.  Just make sure he know how to count to 11.  The Vikes would have been in the Super Bowl if it weren't for 12 men in the huddle.



Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: January 20, 2012 1:27 pm
 

Childress would like Bucs job; for now, he waits

I think Childress would be a wonderful, outstanding choice for the Bucs.  They should sign him fast so he doesn't get away..don't take a chance.  That would be a great thing for the NFC South..please sign him NOW!



Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: January 20, 2012 12:16 pm
 

Childress would like Bucs job; for now, he waits

The bucs want someone experienced and "retreads" Are the only ones out there who have nfl coaching experience. I wouldn't compare Sherman and Childress to grant and levy, they've each only coached one team. Schotty though might fit in that class but the bucs have also interviewed assistant coaches so they are, as they said, making a long and detailed search. I doubt Childress will get the job.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: January 20, 2012 11:33 am
 

Childress would like Bucs job; for now, he waits

Mike Sherman?  Brad Childress?  Marty Freaking Schottenheimer?   I hear Bud Grant is still alive and well.   Anyone talk to Don Shula lately?  Bart Starr is still hanging around Green Bay.  Don't forget Marv Levy.  He's 90 years old now, I think, but he's still in good shape.

If Tampa wants to energize their fan base they better use their brains.  To go from one extreme (Raheem Morris) to a retread is stupid.


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