Brad Childress heard what Randy Moss had to say after yesterday’s game…and doesn’t think it was that big a deal. That’s Brad’s story anyway, and he’s sticking to it.
In his Monday presser, Childress responded to questions about Randy’s tirade – which included veiled shots at Childress’ coaching ability and general criticism of the Vikings’ staff for not listening to his advice on how to beat the Patriots – with a shrug of the shoulders. Childress told reporters he didn’t find the comments “incendiary,” and thought Moss was just expressing his “fondness” for his old coach and organization. When asked specifically about Moss’ suggestion that the Vikings failed to heed his advice on beating New England, Childress offered a flat-out denial, saying the Vikings indeed made use of Moss’ input.
There are two possible explanations for Chilly’s non-response: he is completely oblivious, or he learned his lesson from the criticism he received for blasting Brett Favre publicly and plans on dealing with Moss behind closed doors.
Chilly also addressed the play where Moss drew a pass interference call on Brandon Meriweather and, despite still possibly having a chance to catch the ball, appeared to give up on it. Surprise: Childress refused to criticize Moss, but instead suggested that the corner’s interference held him back from having a chance to make the play. Again, either Chilly is out of his mind, or he’s decided to deal with Randy very, very gently, at least in public.