Childress discusses what it’s like coaching Adrian Peterson, the greatest player in the known universe:
Well, aside from the physical skills that you see, great person, great human being, great worker. You know, he doesn’t have any diva qualities. He’s a grinder. He comes in and works hard to take care of his body. For an NFL running back, it’s hard to come back and practice on Wednesday. He practices every Wednesday, he doesn’t stand around with his hands in his sweatpants. And he enjoys the competition – he’s always got a smile on his face. And great, great, great competitor – he doesn’t care if we’re throwing it 60 times or running it 60 times.
Chilly talks about Brett Favre and his worth ethic:
He’s probably a harder worker, you know having worked with him day to day. He is a gym rat type guy, he is a guy that spends time at his craft – with all the things you need to be good at. Whether it’s his strength training or his watching tape, spending time getting to know the opponent, as much as anything he’s spent time getting up to speed with this system, but more importantly with our players and what specific skills they have. So he’s a guy who works at it and any of the issues of well he’s a game manager, he’s only going to have to do that, you know as a quarterback you touch the ball 60 times a game, you’re going to have something to do with the outcome.
Chilly talks about squaring off against Mike Tomlin, the man many Purple fans wish had replaced him as head coach of the Vikings:
Well you like to compete against guys that you know. Somebody’s got to win and somebody’s got to lose. And for me it’s been Steve Spagnuolo who we worked with in Philadelphia, and then John Harbaugh this past weekend and now Mike who was our defensive coordinator here. But those are the kind of things you like. You like to bang heads with guys our staff have familiarity with, that the players have familiarity with. And my experience is you always want to do good against somebody you have some familiarity with.