On Monday morning, the Vikings severed ties with Brad Childress. After failed attempted to jumpstart the offense, the courting of Brett Favre back from Mississippi and his brief foray into comedy (you remember that press conference, don’t you?), the Vikings decided that Sunday’s 31-3 loss to the Packers was the final straw. They put Childress out of his misery Monday morning. Of course, the Vikings gave him a HUGE parting gift, the remainder of his contract extension and millions of dollars.
I don’t believe seeing Aaron Rodgers dancing around after the connections with Greg Jennings helped Childress’ cause.
Now, the question becomes: How long do you have to listen to the weekly monologues from Brett Favre? When will Tarvaris Jackson slide in under center?
I’ll table the madness for a minute and revisit this topic with a longer evaluation following the Monday night game between San Diego and Denver.
Let’s look at the one positive thing to come out of the game.
Sidney Rice returned to the field on Sunday and was targeted 10 times by Favre in the loss. He registered three receptions for 56 yards and narrowly missed breaking a long gain on a middle route early in the third quarter. Rice isn’t ready to dominate altogether, but he looked good in his route-running and had a burst off of the line.
That workload certainly puts Rice on the radar as a must-own (he’s still available in some leagues) and a must-start in the WR3 slot.