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As a die hard Vikings fan, it is sometimes very hard watching your coach pass on talent after talent, just to find yourself at just .500 at the end of every season.  This is at least how I have viewed it the past couple of years. 

Since Brad Childress took over for Mike Tice, it seems like we were meant to be at the bottom of the league, despite having one of the best defenses in the league. 

I mean isn't simple to just draft for a top notch QB or trade for an all pro QB?  As fans, it is that simple for us, but then we forget how many Tom Brady and Peyton we have in the league. 

Then I look at how Brad Childress is doing with this team he inherited from Mike Tice, than I realized that, before Brad, there was no run stopping. Before Brad there was no No. 1 in rushing three out of the four seasons. 

Under Brad Childress we are just one good quarterback away from making it to the championship game. Admittedly, before Brad Childress there was no Adrian Peterson, Sidney Rice, Jared Allen, Steve Hutchinson, just to name a few. With Brad Childress, for the first time since 98-99, we have a team we can be proud of one that is in the top of the league in many categories. 

Now we just have to wait for them to deliver that championship we have been waiting for, for so long. Look, just like most of you, I am not a big fan of Childress either, but think about how our team has changed and how they are becoming one of the most respected franchise in the league.  At 10-6 and the NFC North crown, I think our coaching staff has earned themselves another season. 

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