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Monday, December 10, 2007

Childress press conference highlights

Vikings coach Brad Childress discussed the state of his team for about 20 minutes today.

Here are some of the highlights:

* WR Troy Williamson will consult with a neurologist this week after missing the past two games with a concussion he suffered in the third quarter of the game against the New York Giants. Childress said Williamson has "some headaches that linger."

* The Vikings are trying to settle down back spasms OG Artis Hicks had late last week. He was inactive Sunday in San Francisco. If it were necessary, OT Marcus Johnson would have switched inside.

* Childress provided positive updates on CB Charles Gordon (quad bruise) and DE Brian Robison (hip/gluteal bruise).

* DT Fred Evans is eligible for reinstatement today after serving a two-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

* Childress said Chester Taylor had 14 touches, and Adrian Peterson had 15.

"It was unfortunate when 28 had the ball," Childress said, noting there were minor issues that limited his yardage.

* Childress said he's not concerned about the breakdown on the kickoff coverage unit that allowed back-to-back 55-yard returns. Asked if Chicago's Devin Hester would get the ball, Childress said, "That remains to be seen. We haven’t even looked at the Bears yet. We’re still trying to put this one to bed."

6 Comments:

Blogger Rosan said...

He'd be a knuckle-head to kick to Devin Hester. Let's not give the Bears any competitive advantage and AD will run like a mad man with his 3 yards recorded yesterday.

2:39 PM  
Blogger redmon said...

Kicking to Hester is worse than russian roulette. Go 28 GO

5:36 PM  
Blogger mark said...

I agree about Hester. Just ask the Denver Broncos about kicking to that guy. I would rather take a penalty and have the ball at their 40. Hey Sean, any thoughts on Adrian and Chester in the backfield at the same time?

9:40 PM  
Blogger Andrew E. said...

On the other hand, kicking at Hester worked for Oakland. I appreciate being gunshy, but it's also a lot easier to score on a short field.

Our coverage was dodgy last week, no question, but I don't fault the coaches for considering their attack rather than knee-jerking.

5:05 PM  
Blogger Colin Borchert said...

The worst thing to do with the Bears is give them the ball on the 40 every time. They could actually score with it!

It sucks to see Hester run one back on you, and that could always happen, but he ran one back last time and we beat them. I'd actually love to see how many games in which he scored a TD that the Bears still ended up winning.

8:40 PM  
Blogger mark said...

Longwell and Kluwe are pretty good directional kickers. That would be the best of both worlds. Every time Hester touches the ball, the percentages of the Bears scoring goes up tenfold. I trust our defense to hold those guys out of the endzone. That being said, our special teams looks as good as it has ever looked w/ the exception of last week. Bring on Da Bears.

9:29 PM  

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