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Is Childress displeased with Sidney Rice?

Posted on: August 24, 2010 7:30 pm
Edited on: August 24, 2010 7:53 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit

Interesting quote from Brad Childress. The Vikings head coach is making it clear that the decision to have Sidney RB. Childress (US Presswire)ice go under the knife was made solely by…Sidney Rice.

"I can't feel what he's feeling," Childress said, according to the Star Tribune. "In the end, it's up to him whether he wanted to have that procedure or whether he could press through. [Reporters] saw him run out here the other day and move around [during rehabilitation]. Obviously he felt it was more of a nag to where he couldn't slough it up. He wanted to remedy it by having a procedure."

To be fair, Childress said this in response to being asked if Rice’s surgery was a business decision (the fourth-year pro is reportedly unhappy with his contract). Childress said, “I don’t know that I’d term it that way.”

More from Childress:

Asked if he was satisfied with how this played out, Childress said: “No, I’d really be satisfied if he was out here running around on the football field. But that’s not the reality of it. Conservative approach. You can second guess it and say, ‘Geez, he could be back and [have had it] done.’ We’ve got a decent hip guy in Dr. [Chris] Larson, who consulted with the Tennessee Titans team physician and consulted with Dr. [Marc] Philippon [who is one of the leading hip surgeons in the country] . You lay all those options out there and it’s not like I’m trying to sell him one way or the other. The athlete knows what he has to have done.”

Obviously, Childress isn't throwing Rice under the bus. But you don't hear the coach saying that the team fully understands and supports the receiver's decision, either.

UPDATE: Childress hasn't rule out putting rice on IR, according to Pro Football Talk.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Posted on: December 17, 2011 11:52 am

Is Childress displeased with Sidney Rice?

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Since: Nov 28, 2008
Posted on: August 25, 2010 1:05 pm

Is Childress displeased with Sidney Rice?

Childress wasn’t paying much attention to anything the past two summers other than BF. He probably don’t know he has other players to deal with and consult; read statement earlier their upset PH had not returned from family matters. Teams won’t win when a coach & management openly kisses up to one player, others players start looking out for them only!!! Do what’s best for you Rice!

Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: August 25, 2010 12:31 pm

This is for all the Vikings fans that got upset

That could be true but I will not cry about it and I do not think its been half the female population yet. lol

Hey Neuterdame I have been working on finding Big Ben A girl Friend but I needed to ask you if your mom was avialible I heard she was a good women and could help him grow up a little bit and keep him at home

Hey Gilsenheimer I leave you to keep me posted on the latest Big Ben rumors and as far as Leftwich, we will be just fine with him or D. Dixon as our QB. One or two player does not define our team. We win with who we have know matter what the position is and we do not cry over spilled milk

Hey TwistedMoFo you left out the part about Brett having thrown the most INTS in NFL history, or maybe you did not know that.

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: August 25, 2010 9:30 am

Is Childress displeased with Sidney Rice?

Spudnuts, Congrats.  That is the most idiotic post I have read in quite some time.
AP has no heart?  What a load of crap.  AP is one of the most talented players in
the game and his stats show the type of heart he has.  As a Husker fan, I can say
I really dont like AP because he is a Sooner but that would also be like me
being a Red Sox fan criticizing Derek Jeter for having no talent.  I would be the
same stuff your shoveling in that  dribble of a post. 

My take on Rice is that he is scared to go under the knife.  He was told by the first
two doctors that surgery was the best option yet kept looking for other opinions until
he found a doctor that suggested rest instead.  Now it has backfired on him.  This wont
help his contract situation either.  Dont compare this to Revis.  The only thing keeping
Revis from the field is his signature on a new contract.  Not an injury.  I wouldnt be
the least bit surprised if the Viking place a phone call to the Chargers asking what
it would take to pry Vincent Jackson from them.

Since: Apr 26, 2009
Posted on: August 25, 2010 9:10 am

Is Childress displeased with Sidney Rice?

He fumbled 7 times last year where do you get "AP fumbles the ball two times per game as it is"?

Since: Mar 3, 2010
Posted on: August 25, 2010 8:32 am

Is Childress displeased with Sidney Rice?

Here is my thinking on AP and Favre.
Without Harvin and Rice to throw to, Favre will be less of a factor. Without a reliable receiver corps on the field, Favre will have to hand off to AP three times as often, and that translates to 3x as many fumbles. AP fumbles the ball two times per game as it is. He couldn't hold on to the pigskin if it was duct-taped to his stomach. And that is really not the worst of it. 
For all of AP's talent, you could take all his desire, roll it into a ball and shove it in your eye and you would not feel a thing. He has not heart. He is a diva running back who thinks that the waters should just part for him every time he touches the ball. AP will fade like a fart in the wind. The Vikes only hope is for Toby Gerhart to step up to the plate, which I predict he will do. Gerhart has the potential to be the next John Riggins. He is the next Great White Hope.
Having said all of that, if there is a plus side to any of this it will be that if Favre has to resort to handing the ball off more in order to make up for an anemic passing game, Favre will have a better chance of remaining free of injury. Standing in the pocket for hours on end, playing the gun slinger role, comes with its risks, like a broken ankle for example.
In any event, I am sorta depressing because I truly do not believe that the Vikes can even reach the playoffs without a prolific pass-attack. The only caveat to that statement is if the Vikes defense can shut down opposing offenses the entire season, which is a tall order for any defense, no matter how talented it may be.
I dunno. I think without Harvin and Rice....unless some other receivers can step up to the plate, the Vikes are an average team. And you can bet that Brett is wondering if he made a mistake in coming back. I bet he is pissed at Rice for puss'ing out. 

Since: May 13, 2009
Posted on: August 25, 2010 8:18 am

Is Childress displeased with Sidney Rice?

this is the strangest thread i've seen in a while.  i'm def dumber for having read it.  karma police? wtf? you got what u deserved there bro.

Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: August 25, 2010 7:54 am

Is Childress displeased with Sidney Rice?

Looks like the Karma thing is doing it"s work in Minny 

And they did what to deserve this exactly?  The love boat from five years ago?  Where all the ringleaders were then released?

Or b/c they were so slimy as to get the aging QB with the most TDs and yards in the history of the game to play for them. 

HOW DARE YEWWWW  Bill Clinton style...

Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: August 25, 2010 7:17 am

Is Childress displeased with Sidney Rice?

What are you talking about ?? Karma?  you make no sense.. why don't you stick to your latest Big Ben rumours and start praying for Leftwich !!

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