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Postby treat24 » Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:43 pm

I might have to start a "Fire Childress" protest ... I'm not expecting a win... I'm just expecting better playcalling.
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Re: After week 6...

Postby RiffRaff » Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:51 pm

FIRE CHILLY

Oh, I was on the money with TJack and you were all high.

Looks like my prediction of 3 to 5 wins will come true also. :~(
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Postby BlueBandit24 » Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:57 pm

Childress is abysmal. Weird to say, but this team would be 3-1 with Tice at the helm. At least he knew where his talent lied.
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Re: After week 6...

Postby treat24 » Tue Oct 02, 2007 7:38 pm

i'm not entirely convinced that we couldn't be 4-0 right now. We aren't good... but we could have won these games.
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Re: After week 6...

Postby RiffRaff » Wed Oct 03, 2007 12:38 am

treat24 wrote:i'm not entirely convinced that we couldn't be 4-0 right now. We aren't good... but we could have won these games.



The easiest part of the season is over. We may have won our 1 and only game. :-o :~( :-t
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Re: After week 6...

Postby BlueBandit24 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:01 am

Childress gets vote of confidence from Wilf...

Kevin Seifert, Star Tribune

Last update: October 02, 2007 – 10:14 PM



The Vikings' 1-3 start has not shaken owner Zygi Wilf, who reiterated his request for patience Tuesday as well as his support for coach Brad Childress.
Consenting to interviews for the first time since the season began, Wilf said he is comfortable with the direction of the franchise.

"Our goal is to be consistent in the long-term," Wilf said. "We have a commitment to getting a team that is not built for a one-shot affair. We want to build a team that is consistent for many, many years to come, for decades to come.

"I know the people we have in place are the right people. I have a very good relationship with coach Childress, as I do with many of the coaches, and they have my full support. I'm very confident that as time goes on, and everybody works together, we will [succeed]."

The Vikings' 6-10 record last season spawned widespread fan discontent this offseason, and the team needed a corporate bailout to sell out its 2007 home opener. Green Bay fans filled the Metrodome during Sunday's 23-16 loss, and the team continues to face the possibility of local television blackouts later this season.

Wilf acknowledged during the offseason that it could take several years to build the team into a winner, pledging to remain patient through the process and hoping fans would do the same.

Asked Tuesday about fan response to the Vikings' performance this season, Wilf said: "The fans are great here. I don't think there is a lot of frustration. I think there is a lot of patience, and I just hope we can reward them with more and more victories sooner rather than later."

The Vikings have lost 11 of their past 14 games since starting last season 4-2. They are now 7-13 in 20 games under Childress.

Many of last season's problems have carried over into 2007, and Wilf was asked Tuesday to explain why he believes the team is headed in the right direction.

"I'm just very comfortable with coach Childress and his philosophy," Wilf said, "and I'm behind him 100 percent."

During a speech at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management, Wilf said he hoped to "quicken the pace" of the Vikings' rebuilding process. Later, however, he emphasized the scope of his project.

"This is an organization," he said, "that when we took over, it needed a lot of things, from a personnel director to coach to players. We're consistently getting better in all aspects. I think the results will show sooner rather than later.

"It will be patience that will dictate our philosophy. We're very, very optimistic that the time will come when we will be a consistent winner and bring a championship to Minnesota."


Kevin Seifert • mailto:kseifert@startribune.com


Ugh. The sad thing is this team is a competent coach and a decent QB away from being a contender. As long as Childress is around we're going to have neither. :-o
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Re: After week 6...

Postby treat24 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 1:36 pm

childress' tarvaris jackson sh*t reminds me of lovie and rex... this sucks... what every happened to play to win and one game at a time. Wilf sounds like he's willing to scrap a season or two... BS
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Re: After week 6...

Postby BlueBandit24 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:43 pm

I don't think Wilf understands the NFL. Rebuilding is a thing of the past. Even teams who draft young, franchise QB's generally find a stopgap for a couple years to remain at least competitive. Turnarounds can happen so quick and there's no reason why the Vikes couldn't do that. In fact, I'm convinced they could have easily been turned around had they not hired Childress and wasted picks on Jackson and Cook.

We should have been knee deep in the Schaub sweepstakes last year. His price tag was lower then and we could have used the 3 2nd round picks we had then to likely get Schaub. He's shown he can lead and has done well with crappy receivers the past few weeks. Instead, we have to go get Childress and let him handpick his own quarterback of the future. :-o
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