When your job is perceived to be in trouble, it’s not necessarily a great thing when the big bossman comes around to check how things are coming.
That’s the position in which Vikings coach Brad Childress has found himself the past few days as owner Zygi Wilf – who famously was NOT consulted by Childress when the coach decided to cut a player that Wilf loves, Randy Moss – has visited Minnesota headquarters.
Writes the St. Paul Pioneer Press:
Wilf did not address the entire team on Wednesday, but he did speak to a select few team leaders, including Brett Favre and Pat Williams. …
Wilf's Vikings activities today include eating lunch in the team cafeteria and watching practice, including a sideline chat with Childress for more than five minutes.
FOXSports.com reported today that Wilf apologized Wednesday to the team for the distraction created by the release of Moss and expressed optimism that they could turn around the season.
Just because Wilf flew in from New Jersey to monitor team activities, that doesn’t necessarily mean Childress is on his way out any time soon – and by that I mean before the end of the season. Since he’s the owner, Wilf – who, according to Aaron Wilson, personally apologized to the restaurateur who was disparaged by Moss last week, flies in from time to time to make sure everything is running smoothly.
At 2-5, the Vikings certainly are not. And neither is Childress’ job security. As Wilf’s presence surely has reminded him.
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