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I've seen enough. Brad Childress is a terrible coach.
When you have Adrian Peterson, it doesn't matter who your quarterback is. With a defense as good as Minnesota's, Peterson should get 30 carries every week and the Vikings could play smashmouth football.
Instead, they lure Favre out of retirement and trade for Randy Moss. The end result? A 2-5 record, eight stitches on Favre's chin, Moss waived and a 3rd round pick gone.
That's just big picture stuff...it gets even worse if you look strictly at Sunday's game.
First of all, Childress challenges a catch by Brandon Tate that wasn't even questionable. I find it hard to believe even Chilly thought he could win that one. Challenge wasted, timeout forfeited.
Next, with the game tied heading into halftime, he elects to try for a touchdown rather than take an easy field goal, gain the lead, and seize momentum heading into the locker room. Instead, Peterson gets stuffed and the Vikings squander a golden opportunity.
Worst of all, in a close game, on the road, against a tough opponent, Childress didn't utilize his best player. He put the game in the hands of Brett Favre, the man who's been making one poor decision after another and who Childress himself admitted he thought about benching last week.
So what does Favre do? Throws an interception to set up a Patriots touchdown.
What does Adrian Peterson, the most complete runningback in football and the best player on the team, do? Nothing.
Childress gave him seven carries in the entire 2nd half. Zero, yes that's right, ZERO in the 4th quarter.
Here's a quick rundown of missed opportunities thanks to his second half play calling:
3rd quarter, game tied at 7, facing 3rd and 2 at the Patriots' 5-yard line, he elects to throw. Incomplete. Vikings settle for a field goal.
3rd quarter, trailing by four points, after a 9-yard run by Peterson they go to the air on 2nd and 1. Pass intercepted to set up a New England touchdown.
I won't even get into the 4th quarter. Peterson didn't have a single carry. That's despicable by Childress.
He then cut Randy Moss, the guy they just traded for, without telling the Vikings front office. How does this guy still have a job?