Firing Childress was a mistake
- Blog Post by: Darren "Doogie" Wolfson
- November 23, 2010 - 1:01 PM
While they were busy firing Brad Childress on Monday morning, I wonder if the Wilfs were aware that local broadcasting legend -- just ask him -- Don Shelby was signing off on Monday night. How DARE they upstage Shelby's big day?
Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is the best pro prospect since John Elway. The Vikings now have zero shot at landing the No. 1 pick, and very little chance in moving up for it. Remember, one nice bargaining chip -- next year's third round pick -- now belongs to New England thanks to the Randy Moss deal. Even at 4-12, it is doubtful that Carolina will win more than three games, but the higher you are, the more power you possess. It is even possible the Vikings will be so good in the final six games that they won't even secure a spot to grab their second choice at quarterback -- Arkansas' Ryan Mallett, Auburn's Cam Newton, or Washington's Jake Locker. The right quarterback can galvanize a town. In the Wilf's case, the right quarterback may be enough to get a new stadium. So, who will be the quarterback next year? Michael Vick will stay in Philadelphia, the free-agent class stinks, and the trade options are minimal.
In a non-playoff season, draft position trumps everything else. The Wilfs should have kept Childress and hired Frazier in January.
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