Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Brad Childress's World

We're just living in it. 6% and falling.

"Based on the way we were playing defense, I thought we’d have a chance to get it back."
-- After punting with two minutes left, down 30-17 with zero timeouts in the Tennessee game. Tennessee knelt three times, as expected, to run out the clock.

"Turnovers are the No. 1 statistic in this business."
-- Following the Vikings' four turnovers in the Tennessee game. Funny, I thought "points" were the #1 statistic.

"He's definitely our quarterback next week."
-- About Tarvaris Jackson, one day before naming Gus Frerotte the starting quarterback against Carolina.

"I'm committed to him coming into training camp. His record is 8-4 in 12 starts."
-- Referring to Tarvaris Jackson's "along for the ride" record in 2007. But we've already been there plenty of times.

"He’s very detailed and he’s straightforward. He’s not going to feed you any lines. He knows the offense inside and out. He was calling plays in preseason and at the end of the year, and I just know how dedicated he is to his work."
-- About quarterback Mike McMahon (55.1 career passer rating), whom the Vikings signed before the 2006 season and cut by the end of training camp

And, as a special bonus, from the mouth of Darrell Bevell:

Am I still confident in Brooks [Bollinger]? Absolutely. He's a very conscientious guy. He is a professional. He has taken care of the football. He knows what we are asking him to do, and he usually does those things."
-- Late in the 2007 preseason

Please, parents -- if you see either of these men near one of your quarterbacks, report it to the local authorities as quickly as possible.

1 comment:

Lester's Legends said...

Nice job. The line about the punt is to much. I HATE CHILLY. Bring back Tice. At least he would give you a straight answer and was animated.