A week after torching this guy, I'm now quoting him.
Problems always start at the top. Vikings owner Zygi Wilf has invested lots of emotion and cash in the team, but he never hired a true general manager, someone who would insist on the obvious: If you want to make a serious run at a championship, you need a real starting quarterback.
Almost four years into the Wilf Era, nobody in charge has done anything to improve the most important position on the team.
I have been saying this for quite awhile, the Vikes need a Football guy
to call the shots, not a Football FAN with a buttload of money.
Wilf has no more knowledge than many of us when it comes to football...and in some cases he has far LESS...but he's set himself up to play GM with his very own franchise.
And the biggest indicator that this is a bad idea is the fact that he hired Childress.
A real GM would can Childress, bring in a REAL Head Coach, who in turn would bring in a REAL Offensive Coordinator, who in turn would SCREAM that he needed
- at the very LEAST - a COMPETANT Quarterback, and change would occur.
But Chiller didn't do that.
He bet the farm on Jackson....and it flopped.
I don't blame Jackson for that entirely, I blame Chiller.
He took a project kid and pushed him into the lions den too soon with only Adrian Peterson to save him.
But that takes me back to the ROOT of the problem, Zygi.
Until Wilf decides to get serious about winning, and figures out that the fact that he has money does NOT equate with him having football wisdom, we're going to have an uphill fight every season.
No REAL head coach wants to come in to a situation where he has an inexperienced owner wanting to play with his football team.
So, Wilf needs to find a GM....a REAL GM...and back off.
The GM will handle the rest.