Thursday, August 11, 2011
Brad Childress rips Randy Moss
ESPN.com news services
Former Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress said in an interview with NFL.com on Wednesday that he thought the team's locker room was stable enough to withstand the addition of Randy Moss. He admits he was wrong.
"We had good guys, by and large, [but Moss] walked in the locker room and vomited on it," he told the league's website.
The Vikings acquired Moss from the New England Patriots after starting the 2010 season 1-2. The team waived him four weeks later after going 1-3 in his four games. Moss was claimed by the Tennessee Titans and then this offseason announced he was retiring after 13 seasons.
Childress also told NFL.com that he was wrong to cut Moss without informing owner Zygi Wilf beforehand.
"I should have gone up the chain," Childress told the website.
The Vikings fired Childress in November last season after a 31-3 home drubbing against the Green Bay Packers that dropped Minnesota to 3-7 just one year after the team played in the NFC Championship Game.
Although he regrets acquiring Moss, Childress told NFL.com that he has no regrets about courting quarterback Brett Favre to return to Minnesota for a second season, as Favre had "his best season ever" in 2009 with the Vikings.
Favre retired after an injury-plagued 2010 season. Childress told the NFL Network that he believes the quarterback, who has come out of retirement twice before, really is finished this time.
"My bet is we've seen the last of him," he said, before adding: "but you never know."