Childress Down on Gus

Gus Frerotte has been taking the brunt of the abuse from Vikings fans who weren’t terribly impressed by yesterday’s gift-wrapped 30-12 victory over the hapless Jaguars.  The line on Gus:  12/20, 120 yards, 0 TDs, 1 pick.  But the stats don’t really tell the story of Gus’s bad day – it was the overall decision-making that had the faithful throwing their snacks at the TV screen, in particular the ill-advised scrambles leading to sacks.  And it turns out Brad Childress wasn’t that fond of Gus’s play either, as he conveyed during his Monday press conference:

I feel like a lot of that [Frerotte getting beat up] was self-inflicted.  I think when you get out of the pocket you’ve got to throw the football away. I told him so.

Childress reportedly “told him so” in a somewhat animated “one-way” conversation.  “[Childress is] the ultimate leader of this team and he’s got to tell me what to do,” Gus said afterward.  Yeah – but Gus also knows that Childress doesn’t have a lot of other options.  Is he really going to go back to Tarvaris Jackson in the middle of a playoff race?  Or John David Booty?  I don’t think so.  Regardless of whatever some may feel about Gus – and right now he deserves a lot of the criticism – the fact is that he’s what we got.  We either ride him into the postseason or we don’t go.  If you want to hammer someone, hammer Childress for not getting a QB who would give this veteran team a chance to win now.  Jeff GarciaChad Pennington?  Who needs guys like that.

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Tags: Brad Childress Chad Pennington Gus Frerotte Jacksonville Jaguars Jeff Garcia John David Booty Minnesota Vikings Tarvaris Jackson

  • jeege

    First of all, “the faithful” is a laughable thing to call what I’ve seen and heard from our so called “fanbase” this year. We have put up one pathetic ass showing for our boys this year. Especially ones that have a chance at playoffs.

    Second of all, Jeff Garcia was NEVER available. Your dreaming if you think he was. Please. And Chad Pennington??? Are you serious?? You actually think Chad Pennington is a worthy trade option? What a joke! The Jets got rid of him because they got a hall of famer to replace him and the Dolphins welcomed him with open arms because their choices are John Beck or CLEO LEMON…those are on par with putting the Great Spurgeon Wynn in control of your offense.

    Give me a break.

  • danzinski

    Thanks Jeege – you always give me a good chuckle.

  • jeege

    I go for the cheap laugh

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