Play Calling Ripped

The MNF crew ripped Brad Childress and the Vikings for conservative play calling and lack of urgency with time running out in the first half.  The Vikings had the ball after a Chad Greenway interception to stifle a New Orleans scoring chance, then marched methodically – too methodically, perhaps – down the field to give themselves a couple shots at the endzone with time expiring.  The Vikes ended up settling for a field goal to give themselves a 20-10 lead.  Ron Jaworski, Tony Kornheiser and Mike Tirico spent much of this drive crushing Childress and the offense for looking too nonchalant when they should’ve been trying to stick a knife in New Orleans (who have killed themselves all half as bad as the Vikings killed themselves in the Tennessee game).  Unfortunately, I think we’ve already established that this is just Childress’s personality – he doesn’t go for the jugular.  He’s constitutionally opposed to the notion of aggressiveness, which is sort of funny since he’s a head coach in a game that’s all about testosteronal macho stuff.  The team never seems to have that fire in its gut and I believe this derives from the coach who is the most vanilla individual the Lord ever created.  You know you’re a putz when even Tony Kornheiser is calling you out for not having a killer instinct.

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Tags: Brad Childress Chad Greenway Mike Tirico Minnesota Vikings Ron Jaworski Tony Kornheiser

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