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    Re: Vikings interested in FB Leonard Weaver?

    It never ends.

    I dont think this is fully Dickless fault, but what exactly does he do as HC and why is everyone always making excuses for him?

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    Re: Vikings interested in FB Leonard Weaver?

    "CCthebest" wrote:
    It never ends.

    I dont think this is fully Dickless fault, but what exactly does he do as HC and why is everyone always making excuses for him?
    http://www.vikings.com/TeamCoachProf...Childress.aspx

    Professional BiographyThe Vikings steady progress over the past 3 seasons manifested itself with the 2008 NFC North title and a 10-win season, laying the foundation for the 2009 season. The NFC North championship was the 1st division title for the club since 2000, also the last time the squad hosted a playoff game. The Vikings return a core of talented veterans that features 6 Pro Bowl players and several current team-record holders. Since coming to the Vikings in 2006, Childress has had 9 players earn Pro Bowl honors a combined 17 times.

    Childress enters the 2009 season, his 32nd in coaching and 12th on an NFL sideline, with a team poised to build on the progress made in his opening 3 seasons with the Vikings. The NFC North title was Childress’ 5th division crown in the past 8 seasons dating back to 2001 with Philadelphia and the 6th playoff appearance in his past 9 seasons.


    The Vikings continued to build on their identity as a physical team that dominates the lines of scrimmage in 2008. The defense established an NFL standard by ranking #1 against the run for the 3rd straight season- the only team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to accomplish the feat. Offensively, the team featured the 1st NFL rushing title holder in franchise history when Adrian Peterson ran for a team-record 1,760 yards. Six Vikings were recognized with Pro Bowl berths, led by Peterson, G Steve Hutchinson, DT Kevin Williams, DT Pat Williams, DE Jared Allen and CB Antoine Winfield. Peterson became the 1st Viking to lead the NFL in rushing in franchise history and set a new team record with 1,760 yards and was recognized with the prestigious Bert Bell Award as the pro football player of the year by the Maxwell Club, tied for runner-up in the Associated Press’ Offensive Player of the Year balloting and tied for 4th in the Associated Press’ Most Valuable Player voting.


    The 2008 Vikings were able to capitalize on the acquisition of key elements through free agency, trades and the draft. Allen’s impact on the defense was immediate, helping the unit rank #6 in the NFL after finishing #20 in 2007. His 14.5 sacks were the most by a Viking in over a decade and his competitive nature permeated the team. Allen joined with the proven Williams DT duo to anchor the defense and make the trio the 1st threesome of defensive lineman to be honored with Pro Bowl berths since 1969 and the days of the Purple People Eaters. Winfield was recognized as a Pro Bowler for the 1st time in his 10th NFL season and was a force at CB against the run and pass.

    Another free agent find, WR Bernard Berrian, led the NFL with an impressive 20.1 yard-per-catch average. His big-play ability was showcased when he scored on an NFL-record tieing 99-yard TD pass against his old Chicago teammates and followed that up 2 weeks later with an 82-yard punt return TD. Berrian tied with TE Visanthe Shiancoe for the team lead with 7 TD catches. Berrian set a new Vikings record by scoring 3 TDs of 80+ yards in a season.

    ADDING TALENT AND KEEPING CHEMISTRY

    During Childress’ 3 seasons leading the Vikings the team has had 7 players earn 10 NFC Player of the Week honors, including 4 in 2008- 2 on offense, 1 on defense and 1 on special teams. Of those 7 players, 6 joined the Vikings via free agency or the draft since Childress came to the team.

    The Vikings ability to add key elements through free agency, trades and the draft while keeping solid team chemistry has been a fundamental principle under Childress’ leadership. Finding players whose talents fit the team-first philosophy and whose work ethic matches that of their teammates has helped build a roster that single-minded and accountable to one another.

    OVERCOMING ADVERSITY AND STAYING THE COURSE

    Since taking over the Vikings in 2006, Childress’ teams have one of the most productive rushing attacks in the NFL. The Vikings have the 3rd-best rushing yards per game average in the NFL since 2006 at 141.2 yards per game and are tied for 6th in the NFL with 49 TDs on the ground.


    The Vikings have been able to overcome adversity and play their best football in the critical time of the season. The Vikings are 13-5 in the months of November and December during the 2007 and 2008 seasons combined. The 2008 squad bounced back from a 1-3 start to go 10-6, the only team in the playoff field that started the season 1-3. The 2008 squad had to overcome the loss of 2 of the 3 team-voted MVPs from the previous season to injury early in the season. Emerging NFL star LB E.J. Henderson went on injured reserve after a season-ending injury in the 4th game of the year after being named 2007 Vikings Defensive MVP by his teammates. Fellow LB Heath Farwell was lost for the year in the preseason opener to a knee injury after being tabbed as the Vikings Special Teams MVP in 2006 and 2007. The Vikings coaching staff was able to move on by developing depth behind each player and adjusting to the enormous loss of both players.

    PROVEN SUCCESS WITH PHILADELPHIA

    Childress joined the Vikings following a seven-year stint with the Philadelphia Eagles, including the final four seasons as offensive coordinator. During his tenure in Philadelphia, the Eagles represented the NFC in Super Bowl XXXIX, amassed a 70-42 (.625) record in the regular season, won four straight NFC East titles from 2001-04 and advanced to the playoffs from 2000-04. During Childress’ time as offensive coordinator (2002-05), the Eagles were 43-21 in the regular season, the most wins in the NFC over that span. Since joining the Eagles in 1999, Childress’ teams had a 13-1 mark against NFC North teams including playoff wins over Chicago, Green Bay and Minnesota.

    The Eagles offense under Childress was able to excel while adjusting to personnel transition and injuries. The team ranked in the NFL’s top 10 in total offense twice in those four seasons and assembled numerous individual achievements. In the four seasons Childress guided the offense, the team amassed 5,000+ yards each season, averaging 333.8 yards per game in that span. The Eagles offense from 2000-05 featured 7 players who have earned 14 berths in the Pro Bowl, highlighted by signal caller Donovan McNabb who has been honored with 5 berths in the all-star game. Joining McNabb in Hawaii over the span were TE Chad Lewis (3 times), T Tra Thomas (2), G Jermane Mayberry (1), T Jon Runyan (1), WR Terrell Owens (1) and RB Brian Westbrook (1).

    The Eagles improvement during Childress’ tenure was remarkable as the team went 5-11 in the Andy Reid staff’s first season in 1999. A year later the 2000 Eagles won the first playoff game in eight seasons for the franchise. The 2001 team that won the NFC East was the first division title for the Eagles since 1988 and the 2004 team that won 13 regular season games en route to the NFC title set the franchise record for wins.

    NFL History1978-84 // Illinois - Running Backs, Wide Receivers, Graduate Assistant

    1985 // Indianapolis Colts - Quarterbacks/Quality Control

    1986-89 // Northern Arizona - Offensive Coordinator

    1990 // Utah - Wide Receivers

    1991-98 // Wisconsin - Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks, Running Backs

    1999-01 // Philadelphia Eagles - Quarterbacks

    2002-05 // Philadelphia Eagles - Offensive Coordinator

    2006- // Minnesota Vikings - Head Coach

    Personal BiographyChildress and wife, Dru-Ann, have four children- Cara, Kyle, Andrew and Christopher. Born 6/27/56 and raised in Aurora, IL, Childress attended Marmion Academy. Childress briefly played QB and WR at Illinois before graduating from Eastern Illinois with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. In 2008 Childress was recognized by his alma mater with the Marmion Centurion Award, the highest honor bestowed on Marmion alumni for exceptional achievement in their chosen field.
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    Re: Vikings interested in FB Leonard Weaver?

    Jeus guys we play the Lioms twice a year and the Pack (who we finally beat under dickless) and bear who aernt that good. We only won a few good game against good teams and alot of thet had to with the D.

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    Re: Vikings interested in FB Leonard Weaver?

    "CCthebest" wrote:
    Jeus guys we play the Lioms twice a year and the Pack (who we finally beat under dickless) and bear who aernt that good. We only won a few good game against good teams and alot of thet had to with the D.
    Yep this division blows.
    8-8 could honestly win it.
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    Re: Vikings interested in FB Leonard Weaver?

    "CCthebest" wrote:
    Jeus guys we play the Lioms twice a year and the Pack (who we finally beat under dickless) and bear who aernt that good. We only won a few good game against good teams and alot of thet had to with the D.
    That just occurred to you?
    ;D

    Comeon my friend.
    Even for you, the "Sky is Falling" attitude is a bit off the mark don't you think?
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    Re: Vikings interested in FB Leonard Weaver?

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    Jeus guys we play the Lioms twice a year and the Pack (who we finally beat under dickless) and bear who aernt that good. We only won a few good game against good teams and alot of thet had to with the D.
    How about the fact if we take the two Lions win out of the mix.
    We played anothr 14 teams that were 34 games over .500 combined.
    We went 8-6 against those teams.
    Let's not forget that the Lions although they were 0-16 played a lot of teams tough this past year.
    They were not blown out very often and with a couple of lucky bounces or better officiating they could have had several wins in 2008.

    Keep saying what you want about the division.
    The Packers were one year off of a 13-3 season.
    They are a better team than the 6-10 record they had.
    The Bears were competitive as well.
    Quit making it look like the Vikings NFC North title was a joke.
    It wasn't a joke.
    They proved that even with mediocre QBing they are still competitive.

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