Report: Randy Moss Told Vikings Owner To Fire Brad Childress
Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf has been in Eden Prairie to attend Vikings practice this week. Although it’s not unusual for Wilf to be around his team on game days, his attendance at practice is not as common.
Although Wilf has declined to share his thoughts with the local media, he has been making the rounds and speaking with his coaches and players. Wilf has spoken privately with Brett Favre, Steve Hutchinson, Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, and Pat Williams. Citing an NFL source, Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star Tribune report that “the topic of Childress has been brought up in some of the conversations.”
One player that has clearly expressed his thoughts with Wilf is former Vikings’ receiver Randy Moss. According to Zulgad and Scoggins, Moss made it clear that Childress needs to go.
After catching only one pass for 8 yards in the Vikings’ 28-18 loss to the New England Patriots, Moss walked into the visitors’ locker room where Wilf and other executives stood. According to an NFL source familiar with what transpired, Moss told the Vikings owner in no uncertain terms that Childress wasn’t a good coach and should be fired.
On the sidelines of Thursday’s practice Wilf was chatting with his head coach, Brad Childress. When Childress was later asked if his relationship with Wilf has been affected by the handling of the Randy Moss situation, Childress somewhat cryptically replied that nothing has changed.
“Not as far as I’ve seen,” said Childress. “But you’ll have to ask him. It takes two to tango.”
With the Arizona Cardinals coming to Minneapolis this weekend, this Vikings team badly needs a win. If Childress is unable to lead his team to victory against the Cardinals at home, Wilf may be forced to find a new dance partner.