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Okay, let's take a look at the situation in Minnesota.
1. Owner Zygi Wilf is basically on a week to week plan with his head coach. Every week, he will probably be asked about Chilly's safety. Eventually, if this team doesn't rebound, you have to think he'll fire him.
2. The players have openly said that they don't like Childress and that he's a terrible coach. They say they only compete for their teammates and for pride.
3. Childress faces constant pressure stemming from the quarterback position where he not only failed to find an heir to Brett Favre but has also failed to handle Brett Favre with anything resembling consistency or zeal.
Add that all up. It equals another firing about to happen.
There's almost no chance that Brad Childress coaches beyond this season. The revelation that the players were against him was the last nail in the coffin. When you lose your players, you simply have to go.
Childress also coaches directly above one of the hot, new assistants in the NFL: Leslie Frazier. If Frazier is deemed ready to take over, it would be shocking to see Childress last a minute longer.
Meanwhile, the Vikings suffer through a terrible season. Brett Favre's age finally has caught up with him. His behavior troubles are also becoming a huge distraction to a team that needs none. The Randy Moss debacle still smarts with the fans and the team's front office.
At 2-7, it would take something like a miracle to make the playoffs. Minnesota can't afford another loss. Maybe in the NFC West, but not in the NFC North, it will take at least nine wins to make it in.
In short, it's all over but the pink slips.