November 26, 2007

Childress Stays

What a difference two weeks makes. After the Vikings' victory over the team he rooted for until three years ago, the Giants, owner Zygi Wilf announced that coach Brad Childress' job is "secure through 2008." Presumably he doesn't mean through, say, January 2, 2008.

The Vikes have, in fact, shown signs of life in recent weeks, and have clawed their way into the six-way tie at 5-6 in the NFC. They certainly have a strong nucleus of young players, especially from the last two drafts, and with a tweak or two they certainly could contend.

I still have doubts about Childress, and a December losing streak could certainly cause the owner to reverse himself. There's certainly no lack of precedent for that in the NFL. But after Sunday, Chilly has earned just that- a sort-of extension.

Posted by Stephen Silver at November 26, 2007 10:02 PM
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