Tag:Brad Childress
Posted on: October 27, 2010 1:33 pm
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Favre says if he plays, wants to play whole game

Posted by Will Brinson

Brett Favre and Brad Childress addressed the media and, naturally, it was streaming live in Times Square (kidding, of course -- in fact, it was nice to get a break from the recaps of the Heat/Celtics game, guh). The news conferences never actually steered towards any alleged sexting, which was interesting, but that's only because Favre's ankle is banged up and his heel is "broken."

"Basically a broken heel bone, is what it is," Favre said. "I've been assured that yeah, it's broken, but there's not a risk of further injury."

Favre also talked about his consecutive games streak and how amazed he was/is by it, but that it wouldn't be the determining factor in whether he plays Sunday or not. (Note: this is also "alleged.")

"All I can say is 'wow' -- I kind of lost count a long time ago," Favre said about his streak. "I'm very proud of the streak but it probably should have ended a long time ago …

The only reason I would want to play -- I don't wan to go out there for one play, I don't want to go out there for three plays. If I'm able to play, I want to play the whole game and give us the best chance to win."

It appears that No. 4 never actually visited Dr. James Andrews, as reported yesterday, since Chilly said he stayed on site.

"He was here all day yesterday -- our doctors shared with their doctors and you can do a lot of things over the computer," Childress said.

And that's probably how Favre knows the extent of his injury.

"I know the bone will continue to be broke for quite a while," Favre said.

Interestingly, Favre mentioned -- without being prompted -- the possibility that he could limp off into the midday sun now that he's suffered an injury which could theoretically keep him out for an extended time, and pointed out that he wasn't walking out that door just yet.

"This could easily be an injury where I say I'm going to slip under the radar -- an easy out," "and people may think that. But I want to play. And I want to help this team win. I owe that to the guys and to myself."

So, to sum up, Favre is going to honorably hang around and continue to wreck Brad Childress' life and Tavaris Jackson's confidence. Good times!
Posted on: October 26, 2010 6:33 pm
Edited on: October 26, 2010 7:14 pm
 

Childress fined $35K by league for comments

Posted by Will Brinson

We mentioned earlier that Brad Childress was likely to get hit with a fine from the NFL for his comments about the officiating during Sunday night's loss at Green Bay, and the subsequent comments he made about the NFL informing him Visanthe Shiancoe's touchdown should have counted.

Now the results are in -- Childress has been fined $35,000 by the league for his comments.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said league policy is not to comment on conversations between Johnson and the clubs. Aiello said Johnson "is obligated to give his factual opinion of any call that is questioned by a club." But the policy also "states that all such conversations are confidential and are not to be discussed publicly," Aiello said.

That's a number that makes sense given what he said; the league has made clear that it doesn't tolerate anyone questioning the quality of its officials, and $25,000 for questioning them been a reasonable standard.

Tack on Childress' public disclosure of private comments from the league, and that's how they likely arrived at the $35K total.

Of course, that stings for Childress since he could have just given everyone in stripes the bird, at the low, low cost of only $5,000 more.

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Posted on: October 26, 2010 12:13 pm
 

NFL will reach into Childress' wallet

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Not only did Vikings coach Brad Childress try to make his quarterback look bad (Bill Belichick would NEVER do that!, says Tom Brady) after Minnesota’s loss to the Packers on Sunday night, but he wasn’t very nice while talking about the game’s officials either.

It most likely will land him in trouble, writes ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

According to Mortensen’s league sources, the NFL is sure to fine Childress after he called the loss “the worst officiated game I've ever seen."

Yep, that’ll pretty much do it.

We told you Monday that the NFL admitted the officials blew their decision to overturn TE Visanthe Shiancoe’s 17-yard TD. But here's another problem with what Childress said after he heard from the league about the officials' screw-up.

From the report:

Spokesman Greg Aiello said league policy is not to comment on conversations between (Carl) Johnson and the clubs. Aiello said Johnson "is obligated to give his factual opinion of any call that is questioned by a club." But the policy also "states that all such conversations are confidential and are not to be discussed publicly," Aiello said.


Since Childress told the media that Carl Johnson, the head of officiating, said the replay official was incorrect and he was “disappointed” with the ultimate decision, those are comments that will not sit well in the NFL’s front office.

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Posted on: October 26, 2010 10:18 am
 

Brady: Belichick wouldn't act like Childress

Brad Childress called out B. Favre during his Sunday night news conference (US Presswire). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Remember how Vikings coach Brad Childress pretty much lambasted Brett Favre after the Vikings loss to Green Bay on Sunday?

He basically said that Favre’s three interceptions cost his team badly. Which, of course, was completely obvious. But then again, a Favre who only had one leg under him nearly led his team to a stirring comeback. Later on, Childress looked a little like a jackass when he revealed Favre was playing with two ankle fractures.

Said Childress: “It still goes back to taking care of the football. You can’t throw it to them. You’ve got to play within the confines of our system. Sometimes it’s O.K. to punt the football, and you can’t give seven points going the other way. Not in a game like this. Not with a high-powered team.”

And this:

“Yeah, the (interception) to (Desmond) Bishop, I’d have to look at that because I’d like to know where we’re going with the football, because I believe the play was designed to go to the other side and I think Percy’s standing there in big air, so not sure why we’re looking at the left-hand side.”

The “we” obviously refers to “him,” as in Brett Favre.

Which leads us to Patriots QB Tom Brady’s weekly appearance on WEEI radio this morning.

He was asked about Childress’ comments, and Brady said, “I think every head coach has different styles to motivate their players. Coach [Bill] Belichick, he doesn't ever do that to anybody. It doesn't matter if I threw seven interceptions, he would never do that. But there's no doubt that he's going to bring that up to me at some point, probably right away, in front of the team, as well. He's going to make the point that he needs to make in order to try to get his players to play better."

The fact Childress did it in such a public way, though, surely won’t win him many friends in the Minnesota locker room.

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Posted on: October 25, 2010 4:52 pm
Edited on: October 25, 2010 6:58 pm
 

Childress informed Shiancoe should have scored

Posted by Will Brinson

On Sunday night, a curious decision to overturn Visanthe Shiancoe's 17-yard touchdown from Brett Favre midway through the second half, following a Mike McCarthy challenge, cost the Vikings four points and theoretically the game.

The NFL admitted on Monday that overturning the touchdown call was the incorrect move.

Brad Childress, who called the game the "worst officiated" he's "seen in a while" afterwards, told reporters that the NFL informed him the replay call was incorrect and that Carl Johnson, the head of officiating, was "disappointed" that the replay decision was made.

It was pretty clearly a catch, too -- though the ball did make contact with the ground as Shiancoe dove into the end zone, he had possession throughout the entirety of the catch. Unfortunately, the NFL can't retroactively give the Vikings an additional four points, so they remain stuck at 2-5 with a superstar quarterback limping around in an ankle brace as they get ready for a trip to New England.

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Posted on: October 25, 2010 9:41 am
 

Childress nearly benched Favre

Posted by Andy BenoitB. Favre (US Presswire)

What is Brad Childress thinking? It’s one thing to even consider something as outlandish as benching Brett Favre for Tarvaris Jackson. It’s another to publicly admit you considered it afterward.

Favre made several mistakes Sunday night. You could see coaches on the Vikings sideline react with fury to his second half pick-six to Desmond Bishop.

"I was going to give him that next series and he took us and moved us down the field," Childress said, referring to his team’s last touchdown drive.

The head coach also said, "It still goes back to taking care of the football. You can't throw it to them. You've got to play within the confines of our system. Sometimes, it's OK to punt the football, and you can't give seven points going the other way. Not in a game like this."

Childress isn’t saying anything that isn’t plainly true. But why even say it at all? Favre played hurt and nearly pulled out a victory. And, pure X’s- and O’s-wise, he was the reason the Packers couldn’t load the box on every play against Adrian Peterson. Considering that opponents would not show Jackson any near that much respect, Favre classifies as “unbenchable”.

Can you imagine if Childress had indeed benched the legend in his final game at Lambeau? Not only would he tarnish his already-ailing relationship with his quarterback, he’d risk losing the respect of the locker room. Let’s hope he hasn’t done that already.

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Posted on: October 9, 2010 3:40 pm
 

Favre has tendinitis in his throwing elbow

B. Favre is now battling tendinitis in his throwing elbow (Getty). Posted by Josh Katzowitz

OK, so Brett Favre has been accused of sending a former Jets employee lewd pictures and made multiple phone calls in an effort to coerce her to his hotel room. OK, so Favre has been accused by two former massage therapists of inappropriate behavior. OK, so Favre is now being investigated by the NFL.

And now comes the news that Favre has tendinitis in his throwing elbow (if you look at the photo to the right, you can see the ice pack on his right arm). An MRI taken this week, writes the Minneapolis Star Tribune, showed inflammation.

Suffice to say, it has not been a great week for the Vikings QB.

"It was not an issue before we went on the bye and we worked pretty good on Monday and Tuesday out here," Childress told reporters today. "It flares up every now and then. [The] MRI just says he has a little inflammation. You manage it and you kind of let his body talk to him and he takes turns that he needs (to) take on specific plays that he needs to take them on. It's not a lot different than last year. Tarvaris [Jackson] probably had more practice time last year than most No. 2 quarterbacks.”

And as far as the allegations that Favre enjoys flirting with women who are not his wife, Childress said it has not been a big issue in the locker room.

"It's not a distraction to us at all," Childress said. "We just don't let it be. We address it, we talk about it and we're done with it. I haven't heard anything. I don't know anything about (the NFL investigation)."

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Posted on: October 7, 2010 9:42 am
Edited on: October 7, 2010 9:42 am
 

Hot Routes 10.07.10: Who's got a Moss hangover?


Posted by Josh Katzowitz

- We’re going to try to keep the Randy Moss chatter to a minimum (the chances of this happening? Um, 15-20 percent?), but first, Vikings coach Brad Childress said the trade for Moss had nothing to do with where Sidney Rice is in his rehab from hip surgery. The chances of people believing that statement. Um, 15-20 percent?

- Titans CB Cortland Finnegan shows some (false?) bravado by “inviting” Broncos QB Kyle Orton, who said after last week’s game that Tennessee was a dirty team, to Nashville to visit him.

- When Michael Vick returns to health, Eagles coach Andy Reid said he’ll be the starting quarterback once again. Funny, I seem to remember Reid saying something similar about Kevin Kolb after he suffered a concussion in Week 1. And how’d that work out for Kolb?

- Arizona needs to figure out its QB situation if they want to have a chance to keep Larry Fitzgerald for the long term.

- For some reason, new Panthers WR David Clowney felt the need to call out the Jets organization for its short-sightedness on him. “Maybe being here, I can actually get an opportunity to run different routes and get involved as a full, complete receiver,” he said.

- Free agent QB Chris Simms is due back in court today for a hearing on his charge of driving under the influence of marijuana. Simms had been with the Titans before the team released him last month.

- For those who care about what Patriots fans think about the Moss trade, here’s your chance to read about it. For those who don’t care, here’s your chance to ignore a fan story about Randy Moss. Choose wisely.

- Cardinals RB Beanie Wells and coach Ken Whisenhunt finally had a meeting about Wells’ playing time.

- Brett Favre might want to avoid checking out Deadspin.com tomorrow. It might not be very pretty. Here's the NY Daily News' take.

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