Childress Gets The Ax
Maybe Brett Favre will be next. The Minnesota Vikings have fired head coach Brad Childress after a 31-3 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday dropped them to 3-7. Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will take over on an interim basis. There have been rumors swirling about Childress’ job being in jeopardy for the past several weeks, since the coach abruptly decided to waive receiver Randy Moss back on November 1st, just weeks after the team traded a third-round pick to acquire him. Vikings owner Zygi Wilf reportedly disagreed with the decision to waive Moss. The following week, a story in a Chicago newspaper quoted several Vikings players anonymously expressing their dislike of Childress. The Vikings appeared to save Childress’ job with a stunning comeback in a 27-24 overtime win over Arizona on November 7, but a 27-13 setback at Chicago followed by Sunday’s embarrassing home loss to the Packers apparently sealed the coach’s fate. Childress was in his fifth season as Vikings head coach. Last season with the help of Brett Favre, the Vikings went 13-3 and made it to the NFC Championship game, where they lost to New Orleans. This year hasn’t been the same, as Favre has struggled with injuries and poor play, and the team has frayed. Favre has openly had disagreements with Childress, and other members of the team have been feuding. After Sunday’s loss, Favre said he planned to “re-evaluate” his future with the team.