August 19, 2010
1. Convinced that the 40-year-old quarterback is a prima donna who just wants to get out of training camp? 2. In favor of welcoming back the future Hall of Famer with open arms? 3. Hoping that coach Brad Childress and the rest of the Vikings give him the cold shoulder? 4. Tired of this story?
December 29, 2008
THE FIRST QUESTION you have to ask about yesterday's Eagles win is: Where has this team been all season? The second question is: Can the Eagles muster a repeat performance at Minnesota in next week's wild-card game? According to fans who posted comments on the Minneapolis Star-Tribune Web site, it should be no problem. You would think it would be difficult to find more than a handful of negative fans in Minnesota. The Vikings, after all, defeated the Giants yesterday to go 10-6 and clinch the NFC North.
December 17, 2007
8:30, Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis. TV: ESPN. Line: Vikings by 101/2. Over-under: 43. The skinny: Contrary to what some Vikings fans have contended, Brad Childress does have a brain, and he uses it quite a bit. By losing 16 of his first 27 games, Childress had not exactly won over the Minnesota faithful. The message boards are still stocked with "Fire Childress now!" manifestos, but the 51-year-old former Eagles offensive coordinator finds himself in much better standing entering tonight's game.
January 12, 2001 |
If you're part of a turnaround, people want you to stay around. That's what's happening in Birdland. League sources said yesterday Eagles coach Andy Reid will retain his staff through the 2002 season. Some of the coaches' deals were to run out after the 2001 season. While specifics were not available, all the coaches will be under contract until at least through 2002. Some will be retained until 2003, when Reid's original five-year deal expires. Of course, should Reid enjoy continued success as he experienced in moving the team from 5-11 in 1999, his first season, to 11-5 this season, the club will surely offer to extend his contract.
January 2, 2006 |
The Eagles' season is over, but they could still endure two more losses before the month is over. According to a report on FoxSports.com, the Minnesota Vikings plan to ask the Eagles for permission to interview vice president of player personnel Tom Heckert this morning. The Vikings are looking for a general manager to take charge of their personnel decisions, including the hiring of a new head coach. Mike Tice was fired as the team's head coach after the Vikings' win over the Chicago Bears yesterday.
January 21, 2006 |
Jason Licht opted for a new title and a raise with the Eagles rather than a new job in Minnesota. The Eagles yesterday promoted Licht from assistant director of player personnel to vice president of player personnel, a title previously held by Tom Heckert, who was promoted to general manager earlier this month. Both moves were made because the Vikings were interested in Licht and Heckert. Minnesota tried to hire Heckert immediately after the season, but he rejected them after receiving the GM title.
January 2, 2009 |
Ed Stefanski likes to say he has spent his whole life "rooting for the helmet. " He bleeds Eagles green. The same way he bleeds for the Phillies and the Flyers, not to mention the 76ers, for whom he is the current president/general manager. Stefanski and his family are Philly-born and -bred. There is no question where their pro allegiances rest. Except, maybe a little . . . Such as when the Eagles are playing the Minnesota Vikings. Such as when Kevin Stefanski, Ed's 26-year-old son, is a special assistant to Vikings head coach Brad Childress.
November 8, 2010
From: McKee, Don Minnesota's rally against Arizona on Sunday earned Brad Childress a stay of execution. But owner Zygi Wilf had conspicuously refused to give "Chilly" a vote of confidence pregame. No coach has been fired yet this season, although at least four - Wade Phillips in Dallas, Mike Singletary in San Fran, John Fox in Carolina and Jack Del Rio in Jacks - are on death row. Will Childress be the coach when the Eagles play the Vikings on Dec. 26? And who, if any, will be the first NFL coach fired this season?
June 11, 2009 |
The Minnesota Vikings never told Brett Favre to make up his mind by this week if he wants to play, according to coach Brad Childress. In fact, Childress said yesterday, the team has no timetable for Favre to decide about coming out of retirement again to quarterback the Vikings. "I'm not into predicting the future, you know?" the coach said. "We'll just have to see what's around the corner tomorrow. " The 39-year-old Favre, according to reports, had surgery on the partially torn biceps in his right shoulder last month and has not yet returned to full strength.
June 10, 2009 |
The Minnesota Vikings have decided not to pursue Brett Favre. For now. ESPN.com, citing sources, reported that head coach Brad Childress had expected Favre to show up at organized team activities yesterday. Farve failed to report and, according to the report, Rob Brezinski, the Vikings vice president of football operations phoned Bus Cook, Favre's agent, to tell him of their decision. According to the report, the Vikings may reconsider. Favre had arthroscopic surgery 2 weeks ago to repair a partially torn biceps tendon.