Minnesota Vikings FIRE Brad Childress

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN. — The Minnesota Vikings didn’t have much to be thankful for and so went the firing of Brad Childress Monday, November 22, just before the Thansksgiving holiday.  Anger had spread from the top, the players and the fans ending Childress’s run which was marred recently over everything from his abrupt decisions to a 3-7 start.

Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier will serve as interim head coach for the remainder of the season. Frazier and owner Zygi Wilf, who stormed out of the locker room after Minnesota’s 31-3 loss at home to rival Green Bay on Sunday, were scheduled to talk with reporters later Monday afternoon.

“I know it’s a tough one to take over because he was working for a guy he loved and was loyal to,” said Colts coach Jim Caldwell, a friend of Frazier’s who was also a candidate for the job here before Childress got it. “And it’s hard for all of us because Brad Childress is a good man and a good coach. But Leslie deserves an opportunity, and I know he’ll do a good job.”

Childress, who is the second NFL coach to be fired this season after Dallas cut Wade Phillips loose, thanked the Vikings for the chance to coach in Minnesota.

“I am proud of our accomplishments and believe the foundation of this football team is stronger today than when I became head coach,” he said in a statement released by the team.

The loss to the Packers was the final blow to Childress in his fifth season in charge of the team. His most-lopsided home defeat as head coach dropped his overall record to 40-37, including 1-2 in the playoffs.

Huffington Post

PFP Sports and Celebrity Talent Agency is a speakers bureau and top booking agent for sports speakers, athlete appearances, endorsement deals and celebrity bookings. We help assist corporations in booking sports stars for corporate events, endorsement deals, autograph signings and speaking engagements. Call 1.800.966.1380