Sunday, October 24, 2010

Seriously?

Minnesota Viking quarterback Brett Favre completed a deep pass to wide receiver Randy Moss. On the play, Moss clearly placed his hands on the back of the defending (term used loosely) cornerback and was flagged for pass interference. Moss need not have bothered with the hands as he had the defender beat. Whether he can accomplish this feat again, however, will have little to do with him and everything to do with those calling the plays on the Vikings' sidelines.

On the subsequent play, with just over thirty seconds remaining in the half, Adrian Peterson ran through the Packers' defense as though the defense was what it is, that is, porous.

Vikings' head coach Brad Childress, knowing that the Packers will receive the ball to begin the second half and presumably cognizant of the ease with which his players were dicing up the Packers' defense, opted, in Denny Green-like fashion, to sit on the ball. Rather than a near certain field-goal attempt or a better than even-odds touchdown possibility, Childress elected to go to the locker room up three but having put at least a short-term dagger into the Vikings' momentum. That's what Childress can do for an offense.

Childress' decision prompted Moss to raise his arms in incredulity and had Brett Favre shaking his head. The pure idiocy of the call had even Cris Collinsworth siding with Moss over the head coach.

Up Next: Moon Jumps Over Cow.

2 comments:

GW Mush said...

I usually dont agree with a lot of the things you say but you chose a very good point to harp on.
This will be Brett Favre's last season and since they have to start over at QB next season, may as well start over with a new coach.
The Vikings off season is going to be very interesting.

vikes geek said...

Mush,

Thanks. I guess.

I agree that the off-season will be interesting--particularly if there is no collective bargaining agreement in place.

VG