Vikings nose tackle Pat Williams was outspoken on Thursday about a Chicago Sun-Times story that quoted a handful of Vikings players anonymously ripping coach Brad Childress and saying they wish he would be fired.
NFL Network analyst Joe Theismann had even harsher words for those players quoted in the story. Theismann addressed the issue before Thursday's game.
"You guys are gutless," Theismann said in a transcript provided by the network. "If you want to make a statement like that, put your name to it instead of hiding behind the term ‘gutless.’ So if you don’t like the coach, tell him. If you’re going to say it publicly, put your name to it because that just makes you wimpy and gutless in my mind. That whole organization is a ship that’s coming apart.”