Childress pleased with players' approach
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- November 8, 2010 - 2:30 PM
Vikings coach Brad Childress said Monday he did not receive any clarity on his job status before owner Zygi Wilf left Mall of America Field on Sunday. Wilf has returned to his New Jersey home and unless something drastically changes there is no reason to believe Childress is in jeopardy of losing his job before Sunday's game at Chicago.
In fact, Wilf seemed ecstastic after the Vikings' come-from-behind victory Sunday over the Arizona Cardinals in overtime. After the victory, players made it clear they had won the game for themselves and their teammates. Childress said Monday that's the type of answer he wants to hear.
"The big thing is I preach that to them -- you play for each other, for your brother on your right and your brother on your left," Childress said. "That’s the way it is. That you’re doing the right thing, that you’re competing, that you’re doing everything for the guy on your right and the guy on your left. We talk about that all the time -- play for each other, that’s the big thing. Yeah, for the fans, for the … But you play for the guys you’re playing with. You play for each other."
Cornerback Al Harris was released by the Packers today and will be on the waiver wire until Tuesday afternoon. Harris is coming off a major knee injury and it's unlikely he will be claimed. However, teams could show interest in him as a free agent.
Asked if the Vikings might be among those clubs, Childress said: "I'm sure we'll end up going through and looking at tape. Al's had a great, great career. I don't know if there's a spot right now for us in that area."
- Childress said safety Jamarca Sanford pulled a hamstring on Sunday. "We'll just see how he comes along," Childress said. "He’s had a nag here and there before that he’s come back from, but we’ll just have to see how he makes it through the week. I’ve seen him strain that thing before and make it be the end of the week, but he’s got to be able to play wide open." .... Right tackle Phil Loadholt injured his leg in the fourth quarter but was able to return. Childress expects Loadholt will be "just fine."
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