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Bizarre days at Winter Park ...defense getting rottener (11/03/2010)
By John Edstrom


     
Well fans, could things get any more bizarre up at Winter Park? It’s like Brad Childress elopes with a stunningly beautiful but, unfortunately, thoroughly crazy woman (Randy Moss). He thinks he can get used to her being nuts, but instead he gets used to her being beautiful almost immediately and kicks her out the first time she throws a fit. Who is at fault here – Randy Moss for being whacky just as God created him, or Brad Childress for making a bad choice and than failing to live with and try to make the most out of it. I blame Childress.

I also blame the NFL, an overbearing, nit-picking, increasingly clueless and goofy outfit. In a lucid moment Randy Moss realizes that he only gets in trouble when he runs his mouth and makes the commendable decision to keep it shut. So what does the league do? It tells Moss that he must pay a $25,000 fine for staying mum and keeping the peace and what do you suppose happens immediately to the man born unto trouble as the sparks fly upward? Both he and the league should consult the proverb every day: “A fool’s mouth is his destruction, and his lips are the snare of his soul.” (Proverbs 18:7)

And the league’s oafish insistence on investigating Brett Favre’s possible indiscretions two years ago, when no one has raised any complaint and there is no credible evidence at all other than some postings on a sleazy web site brings another proverb to mind: “He that passeth by, and meddleth with strife belonging not to him, is like one that taketh a dog by the ears.” (Proverbs 27:17)

This episode is pretext for the Wilfs to be rid of Brad Childress if they have the wit to take it which, alas, is doubtful. I am not among those who fault him for going for the TD at the end of the first half, but the decision to run Peterson over Phil Loadholt, in the same, agonizingly slow to develop play that Miami stuffed in the second week, reveals a stubbornness, and monumental inability to learn from experience.

In the interim, Leslie Frazier could run the team, but the very real peril there is that he would become the head coach by default. The good news is that he probably is no longer a coveted candidate for someone else’s opening. The bad is that his defense is getting rottener every week, unable to stop any opponent when the game is on the line.

So now, the Vikes will naturally start on a winning streak and contend for the NFC North title.  

 

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