Fans of the Minnesota Vikings can no longer blame head coach Brad Childress for their woes. On Monday, Childress was fired by the Vikings. He will be replaced by Leslie Frazier on an interim basis. Frazier was the Vikings’ defensive coordinator.
This is a stunning fall for a coach who last season was one bad Brett Favre interception away from going to the Super Bowl. At this time last year, Childress was thought to be some sort of football genius. Now? Vikings fans couldn’t see him going soon enough.
Currently, the Vikings are 3-7. Their playoff hopes are all but dashed. Last year, Brett Favre looked like the old Brett Favre. This year, he just looks old. On top of Favre’s struggles, the defense isn’t as good and Adrian Peterson has been inconsistent.
Frazier, who has been interviewed for a head coaching job more than a half dozen times in the NFL, takes over a difficult job. He says he’ll keep Favre at quarterback. Honestly, there’s not much Frazier can do. The Vikings will keep circling the drain. At best, Frazier can win a few games and have a chance to become the full-time coach.