Chilly Wasn't Kidding

Brad Childress meant it when he told the media he would look for someone else to do Chris Kluwe’s job if Kluwe continued to prove himself incapable.  Per Sean Jensen of the Pioneer-Press, the Vikings today tried out four – count ‘em, four – punters in an after-practice session.  And just in case Kluwe didn’t get the hint that things were serious, Vikings VP of player personnell Rick Spielman himself joined special teams coach Paul Ferraro (speaking of people whose jobs are in danger) in watching the four punters do their stuff.  Kluwe, as has been well-documented by now, enraged Chilly Monday night by failing to kick the ball out-of-bounds when ordered to do so.  Instead Kluwe punted it right at Reggie Bush who ended up housing a pair and almost brought back a third.  This is not, by the way, the first time the Vikes have had problems with balls not being angled away from prolific punt returners.  The same issue cropped up last year against the BearsDevin Hester – so it’s no wonder Childress is about at the end of his rope with Kluwe.  Of course, this is all probably just to put the fear of God into Chris – he’s a very good punter who can certainly practice his out-of-bounds kicks and get better at them.  But, should Chilly and the brass elect to pull the trigger on Kluwe, at least we know he has a great fall-back career…as a Guitar Hero.

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