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    Future of Childress, stadium reaches this pivotal moment

    [size=13pt]Future of Childress, stadium reaches this pivotal moment[/size]

    By PATRICK REUSSE, Star Tribune

    Last update: October 28, 2008 - 1:03 AM


    There is a tendency to overdramatize in these situations, and perhaps that's the case in making this statement: Brad Childress is early in the biggest week of his three-season tenure as Vikings coach...

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    Re: Future of Childress, stadium reaches this pivotal moment

    Wilf was described as leaving the visitors locker room in Soldier Field with his head glowing an angry red.
    Good. It's coming guys. 2 home loses could set him off.

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    Re: Future of Childress, stadium reaches this pivotal moment

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    Re: Future of Childress, stadium reaches this pivotal moment

    send chilly's bags packing!

    we need marty ball or the chin!

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    Re: Future of Childress, stadium reaches this pivotal moment

    pretty good read.
    and i think the slight bit of optimism is warranted in there, but this game this week is a game you just have to win if you are at all for real.
    he's right in a way, if we lose it the season is probably over cuz if you can't win at home against houston, than you are probably not beating green bay or going on the road and winning any games.
    but even if we get a win this week, but then lose at home to green bay next week we are probably done.
    another division and conferene loss and then we hit the road to boot.
    these next 2 games are probably it cuz you gotta be able to hold your own ground at home.
    a split doesn't matter a whole lot cuz we'll be 2 games later in the year and still be a game under 500.

    i think we have the talent to pull it off despite childress, bevell, and frazier, but if we do lose the williams's its gonna be hard to imagine us getting better on defense, which we have to do if we are gonna make any kinda run in the 2nd half.
    i think peterson has a chance to have a monster 2nd half, and with the emergence of berrian we should be able to score just enough, but the defense cannot be letting teams throw the ball up and down the field.
    and ferrotte can't be throwing 4 picks a game.
    oh yah and the special teams can't flatout stink. oh shit, so much for optimism from me.
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    Re: Future of Childress, stadium reaches this pivotal moment

    I have a feeling that not only do we have to win on Sunday, but we have to win big in order to get comfortable this season.
    The outcome of this game could tell us everything we need to know about Childress and this team (not that we don't know everything already, right guys?)

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    Re: Future of Childress, stadium reaches this pivotal moment

    In a way the game against the Bears was a bit of a benchmark - when you put up 41 points against a Bears team then it indicates that the offense are finally clicking. If we go back to our previous 'squeak out 20 points a game' mentality then Childress is finished as HC of this team.
    I'd agree it is a pivotal moment for him as coach but not sure on the stadium side. Given the current economic climate then, even with a perfect record, it would be hard to convince the State to be spending money on a sporting facility.

    We shall see but I'm sure that Zygi is getting close to losing his patience with Childress.
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    Changing Childress without changing any of the rest of the FO structure could be unproductive.

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    Re: Future of Childress, stadium reaches this pivotal moment

    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    Changing Childress without changing any of the rest of the FO structure could be unproductive.
    I am almost onboard with that except for a couple of things (Unless you mean Structure in a way that means authority and not personnel).......


    a.
    Our scouting departments (yes we actually have two of them for those that weren't aware) do a decent job of finding the right talent.

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    Ole Bryzcheapski does a damn good job with the CAP.
    I am a bit concerned that we are up against it for a couple of years but that doesn't matter as, again, the scouts found some nice you talent that are signed for a long period of time.

    c.
    Rick has done a decent job in his short tenure.
    I often wonder what the Foley draft would have looked like with Rick running it.

    Again, I like the front office, just don't like the way it is "structured".
    Ricky boy needs full GM responsibility and the HC just needs to focus on HC'ng.
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