The end came under bizarre circumstances, in front of fans who didn’t have a dime invested in Brett Favre or his remarkable streak. The quarterback who always played simply couldn’t play and, just like that, it was over.
Mark Sanchez came through in the clutch last offseason — without even throwing a pass.
The Minnesota Vikings fired Brad Childress on Monday, cutting ties with a head coach who had come under increasing fire from his players — and his boss — for everything from their horrid start to his 1-2 playoff record and his abrupt decisions.
In 1998, the Minnesota Vikings drafted Randy Moss with one eye open. The team gambled on his talent and almost reached the Super Bowl. The first time, that is. The second act was the act of a desperate coach leading his lost team.
The Vikings coach addressed the media Wednesday, two days after he decided to cut Moss less than a month into his second stint in Minnesota.
Randy Moss’ abrupt departure was just the latest in what has been a season long on drama and short on success for a 2-5 team that started with Super Bowl aspirations.
In his last act with Minnesota, Randy Moss stepped to a podium to criticize the Vikings for ignoring his strategic advice, and announce his plan to interview himself the rest of the season instead of letting reporters do it.
According to Michael Lombardi of NFL Network, the Minnesota Vikings have released Randy Moss.
According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Brad Childress is leaning toward sitting the legendary QB, a move that would end Brett Favre’s ironman streak at 291 consecutive starts.
Brett Favre’s ironman streak has endured a litany of injuries and even a pair of premature retirement press conferences. Perhaps this is the week that, finally, Favre’s health prevents him from playing.
The Minnesota Vikings have played only five games, yet the season has already seemed like a long one for Brett Favre.
Brett Favre stepped up to the podium after a discouraging loss to the New York Jets and spent about 20 minutes evading questions the same way he tried to avoid tacklers.
The Minnesota Vikings have listed Brett Favre as probable to play against the New York Jets with tendinitis in his throwing elbow.
Childress says a report on the website Deadspin and the subsequent news of a league investigation have not been a distraction for the team this week as it prepares to play the Jets on Monday night.
The Vikings play at New York on Monday night, and head coach Brad Childress said without hesitation Randy Moss would be in uniform against the Jets — in his old purple No. 84.