We’re just a mere couple of days away from the Minnesota Vikings opening the NFL season in New Orleans and Brad Childress is getting a little antsy. Not because he can’t wait for his boys to take the field, but because he’s not looking forward to his boys taking the field. Well, in New Orleans at least.
You see, Brad Childress knows all about Greg Williams led defenses and he isn’t too fond of them. In fact, Childress seems to be absolutely dreading the fact that he has to send his boys out there to face a defense that is so darn aggressive.
“His defenses have always been aggressive,” Childress said Sunday morning. “We were able to face them for a number of years when we were with the Eagles when he was with Washington. It’s always been a storm the castle type of approach.”
Of course, Childress didn’t stop there. But you already knew that.
“(He’s) kind of known for that, even when he was back at Tennessee back with Jeff (Fisher). I understand a quarterback’s going to get hit, people are going to get hit. It’s football. I don’t have any illusions about that. What I hate to see are late hits or attempts to hurt anybody. I don’t think there’s a place for that in the game.”
In last year’s NFC championship game the Saints were fined a total of $30,000 for four different hits on Vikings players, including three that were delivered to quarterback Brett Favre. The Saints also were flagged three times for personal foul penalties.
Childress said he definitely wonders if the Saints were intentionally trying to injure his players in that game.
“Yes, I would have to say that, yes,” he said.
And just like that, Brad Childress has pretty much guaranteed that someone on his offense (probably Brett Favre) will have a bounty on his head. Thanks coach.