Jay Cutler Trade Stopped by Brad Childress: Get Out!

Dennis ShayContributor IMarch 26, 2009

MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 04:  Head coach Brad Childress of the Minnesota Vikings congratulates head coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles after the NFC Wild Card playoff game on January 4, 2009 at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Eagles defeated the Vikings 26-14.(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

I am outraged! According to the Pioneer Press, the Minnesota Vikings could have traded for Jay Cutler. But apparently someone on the coaching staff wasn't sold on Cutler. 

Hmm, now I wonder who that could be. Maybe the same guy who still thinks that a second-round bust is going to be a good quarterback. 

What in the world is Childress thinking? Will this guy ever learn?  I am so frustrated with this idiot that I am on the verge of throwing something.

OK, now that I have broke my favorite ashtray, I will discuss why Brad needs to leave Minnesota

TJ Houshmandzadeh—I blame Brad 95% for the non-acquisition of this top wide receiver. 

It still boggles my mind that Childress thinks that Tavaris Jackson is a big enough selling point to go out of his way to call Jackson and hand the phone to Housh. 

It is hard to sell anyone on anything if you point out the weaknesses.

Try having Housh talk to a good player like Adrian Peterson or Bernard Berrian. I don't blame Houshmanzadeh for going to Seattle.  Even Housh isn't tall enough to catch a lot of Jackson's passes.

After getting Rosenfels, everyone knows that Childress is still going to go with Tavaris.  Basically, Jackson would have to get hurt for there to be a change.

Play calling and game decisions! You have seen it. It's third and long, and the Vikings need points. Most teams try to actually get the first down, but not the Vikings. They throw a swing pass for a loss.

Don't get me wrong, it is definitely Bevell's fault too. Believe me, I would not miss him if he left either. But the offense was way too predictable, which is the head coach's fault.

I really don't get why Childress does half of what he does.  Why is he so enthralled with Tavaris? 

All Jackson can do well is throw well on a slant route, and about 5% of the time, he can connect on the long ball. Seriously, what else is there?

Why would any coach or team pass on a chance to get a Pro Bowl QB? I just do not get it.

Maybe I am getting this all wrong? Maybe the Vikes have something up their sleeve. Maybe they are holding out for Brett Favre when he unretires again or something, I don't know.

I love the Vikings. My favorite thing to do on a Sunday used to be driving three hours to the Metrodome and screaming my head off.

I made it to five games last year it just wasn't the same. I booed almost as much as I cheered. 

If the Vikings do nothing about the starting QB position before next season, I will not go to any games this season!

If you hate Childress as much as I do, I implore you to do the same and to voice your opinion.  The "Contact Us" section of Vikings.com is one of many places to express your distaste.


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