There have been whisperings of this all season. After the Vikings got shellacked by Favre's former team Green Bay 31-3, Owner Zygi Wilf finally gave Brad Childress his walking papers. This has been a tumultuous year to say the least for Childress. He coddled Brett Favre and even sent players down to Mississippi to try to pry Favre out from his farm to give it one run at the Super Bowl. He also swung for a trade for the Mercurial Randy Moss, only to release him after four games. The releasing of Moss without consulting the Owner Wilf, probably had sealed Childress’s fate after this season anyway. Childress's players often referred to him as not having there back and out to prove points that didn't need to be made. He reportedly got into arguments with Percy Harvin and Brett Favre at one point or another this season. Wilf had to make a move as the Vikings are 3-7 this year and appear to be going nowhere. Childress’s leaves the Vikings with a reord of 40-37, including 1-2 in the playoffs
Last year Childress and the Vikings almost made it to the Super Bowl losing to the Saints in the NFC championship game. After a dream season in 2009 things quickly soured for him this year. Once you lose your players in the locker room its not long before they stop playing for you on the field, just ask Wade Phillips. And speaking of Phillips isn’t it funny that two playoff teams, considered to be Super Bowl contending teams this, were the first to fire their coach this year?
Things got a little to Chilly for Childress and now he joins Wade Phillips on the unemployment line. Long tenured defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier takes over for Childress and tries to right the ship in Minnesota. If you were wondering, he has already stated that Brett Favre will be his starting QB. So much for that idea.