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Report: Wilf nearly fired Childress, kept Moss

Posted on: November 5, 2010 5:30 pm
Edited on: November 5, 2010 5:43 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

After a two-day vacation to recover from the nightmare that was Randy Moss moving through waivers, what's more exciting than a Friday afternoon report that Zygi Wilf, who's been in Minnesota just hanging out for a few days, was so upset at Brad Childress for circumventing his authority and dumping Moss that the Vikings owner nearly fired his coach and kept his star wideout?

The answer to that rhetorical question is "nothing," so let's break down the noise ESPN's Ed Werder is making -- according to a team source, Wilf was so "irate" that he nearly canned Chilly and retained Moss. This, presumably, is why Moss wasn't actually released on Monday.

Additionally, Werder reports that a Vikings player informed him of individual meetings Wilf held with the players in order to determine "how much support remained for Childress among veteran players."

This is obviously a bombshell, but it's not entirely mind-blowing considering just how things went down with Moss' release.

Childress recently got an extension that doesn't have a buyout clause, so Wilf would probably prefer to avoid throwing a ton of money down the drain by firing him.

That being said, anyone who thinks Chilly's pants aren't a little warm right now is just flat-out delusional.

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Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: November 5, 2010 6:17 pm

Report: Wilf nearly fired Childress, kept Moss

Thats the only thing that saved Beavis  Childress was  that he was owed so much money that bret got for him last year Did you hear that bumbling  idiot on his interview ask I he thinks what the fans have to say on sunday. Get this mental midget a ticket for the clue bus The ex QB ball washer from Philly.  Ziggy needs that money to bribe some of the new members of congess for the new stadium. 

Since: Apr 23, 2008
Posted on: November 5, 2010 6:12 pm

Report: Wilf nearly fired Childress, kept Moss

Wow finally someone in Minnesota knows what to do. Moss is great and childress is not.

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: November 5, 2010 6:03 pm

Report: Wilf nearly fired Childress, kept Moss

I don't think most people would have batted an eyelid if Wilf had canned Childress and kept Moss.  It might have been the right thing to do, honestly.  Especially if he holds Leslie Frazier in the same esteem as some in the media do.

No matter how much money is left on that extension, if Childress exacerbates this situation again, he's gotta be fired.  I mean, the guy is asking for it if he screws up again.

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