Vikings | Childress had thoughts of Owens in dealing with Culpepper
Mon, 20 Mar 2006 14:21:17 -0800

John Shipley, of the Pioneer Press, reports Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said he heard enough from former QB Daunte Culpepper to know that he did not want to be with the Vikings and that the feeling was mutual. Childress had plenty of background experience having to deal with WR Terrell Owens for the last two seasons. In his first public appearance in the Twin Cities, Childress told a St. Paul Chamber of Commerce luncheon crowd he didn't like what he heard from Culpepper during the few conversations they have had since Childress was hired Jan. 5. Childress was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in Philadelphia the past seven seasons, the last two with Owens, whose egocentric, and eccentric, behavior ultimately became such a headache that his prodigious talent was deemed not worth it.