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IdaVike_Cheese-Hater
03-21-2006, 12:44 AM
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress says he saw a little of T.O. in Daunte Culpepper. That was enough for him.

"It just became a deal where I didn't feel like it was the team, I felt like it was 'me,'" Childress said Monday about Culpepper. "I went through a big 'me' situation last year with a guy who was all about 'me.'"

While still the offensive coordinator at Philadelphia, Childress clashed with Terrell Owens during training camp, the precursor to the mercurial receiver's high-profile exodus from the Eagles.

Shortly after replacing Mike Tice as the head coach in Minnesota, Childress again found himself not seeing eye-to-eye with one of the team's marquee players.

Culpepper refused to rehab his severely injured right knee in Minnesota, preferring to remain at home in Florida. He also asked for a raise and was hesitant to meet with Childress and the new coaching staff to start examining the team's new offense.

"I think we're just playing the ultimate team game and so everybody has to be on board," Childress said. "Specifically, the quarterback has to be on board because that's kind of the straw that stirs the drink, if you will. You have to feel that, it has to be ringing through. I didn't quite get it."

With neither side budging, the Vikings shipped Culpepper to Miami last week for a second-round pick, days after Culpepper requested to be traded or released.

"Quite frankly, I don't think he wanted to be here anymore," the coach said. "I think he's probably better served where he's at. I think that we'll go forward and keep our gaze forward as opposed to looking back."

Speaking at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Childress said he never got a good vibe from Culpepper, the unquestioned leader of the Vikings until last season's struggles on and off the field.

"Everything became about being a $10 million-a-year quarterback," Childress said.

Culpepper did not respond to an e-mail request for comment. Last week, he said he wanted to move forward with his new team.

"I wish the best for the Viking organization as they go forward under the new ownership group and coaching staff," he wrote in an e-mail to reporters last week.

Without Culpepper, the Vikings have turned to 37-year-old Brad Johnson as their starting quarterback. After Culpepper went down for the season against Carolina, Johnson helped the team to a 7-2 finish that was aided by an improved defense and soft schedule.

Childress said Monday he is off to a much better start with Johnson.

"I know where his heart is in no uncertain terms because he's told me that," Childress said. "He's looked me in the eye and told me that."

For now, Childress said, Johnson is the team's starting quarterback. But the Vikings could bring in a veteran free agent like Aaron Brooks, Brian Griese or Joey Harrington.

And Childress didn't rule out packaging the second-rounder the Vikings got from Miami to move up in the draft to grab one of the marquee rookies -- USC's Matt Leinart, Texas' Vince Young or Vanderbilt's Jay Cutler.

"If you have a little bit of ammo, if you see somebody that moves you, you'd be able to move up if that person was there," he said.



http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2377207

That has to be the biggest football insult you can make! Something tells me Coach didn't really like Pep all that much.....just guessing :wink:

cajunvike
03-21-2006, 01:00 AM
That article where Coach Childress said that he saw a little of T-HO in Daunte...he was actually talking about a Pro Bowl locker room encounter that he witnessed where he found out that the two were not only good friend, but also butt buddies...and that little bit that he was talking about was "Little T-HO"! :lol:

DarrinNelsonguy
03-21-2006, 01:01 AM
Nice enticing title Cajun!

DCPologirl
03-21-2006, 01:06 AM
oh lord :roll: not funny Cajun geez!

V-Unit
03-21-2006, 01:09 AM
This is just dumb and unneccessary and I have a problem with Childress because of it. He is entering a lose-lose argument and drawing out a situation that should be over. You traded him, you gave your reasons, now let it go. Childress now is just adding fuel to the fire. I hope Daunte can rise above this and stay quiet.

DarrinNelsonguy
03-21-2006, 01:11 AM
Already a thread on this topic.

Ltrey33
03-21-2006, 01:12 AM
"V-Unit" wrote:

This is just dumb and unneccessary and I have a problem with Childress because of it. He is entering a lose-lose argument and drawing out a situation that should be over. You traded him, you gave your reasons, now let it go. Childress now is just adding fuel to the fire. I hope Daunte can rise above this and stay quiet.

I'm pretty sure that Childress didn't just spout all of that off on a whim. Chances are he was asked about it and said what he felt. If nothing else, this sends a message to everyone that he's not going to take any shit no matter who it's from.

cajunvike
03-21-2006, 01:13 AM
"DCPologirl" wrote:

oh lord :roll: not funny Cajun geez!

Hey....for every 99 funny things I say, I am bound to say one thing that some people find unfunny!!! :razz:

Anyway, T-HO deserves that for trying to act like Jeff Garcia was ***!

Heck, T-HO is the one that wears those fairy black tights to practice...and after seeing who Jeff Garcia married (a former Playboy Playmate) and not seeing T-HO with ANY women, one has to wonder about which team T-HO plays for (and I ain't talking 'bout the Cowboys)!

Redmption
03-21-2006, 01:14 AM
Way to go Media for putting words in his mouth. I dont see any quotes in this article with the words TO and Culpepper in the same sentence. This is just opinion not what Childress actually said

6-KINGS
03-21-2006, 01:16 AM
Cajun, burn in the eternal pit of hell fire and damnation, may you knash and grind your teeth in eternal pain and suffering as your skull burns in torment.

Your Friend Forever,
6-KINGS

LOL

jk

DCPologirl
03-21-2006, 01:17 AM
"cajunvike" wrote:

"DCPologirl" wrote:

oh lord :roll: not funny Cajun geez!

Hey....for every 99 funny things I say, I am bound to say one thing that some people find unfunny!!! :razz:

Anyway, T-HO deserves that for trying to act like Jeff Garcia was ***!

Heck, T-HO is the one that wears those fairy black tights to practice...and after seeing who Jeff Garcia married (a former Playboy Playmate) and not seeing T-HO with ANY women, one has to wonder about which team T-HO plays for (and I ain't talking 'bout the Cowboys)!

Oh I don't care about TO it's the other person I care about lol

FedjeViking
03-21-2006, 01:21 AM
"6-KINGS" wrote:

Cajun, burn in the eternal pit of hell fire and damnation, may you knash and grind your teeth in eternal pain and suffering as your skull burns in torment.

Your Friend Forever,
6-KINGS

LOL

jk

Good one 6! :lol: Makes you wonder what Caj was doing on Saturday because he wasn't here all day. :lol:

V4L
03-21-2006, 01:26 AM
That's funny how no one else saw this except Chilldress...

Kinda sounds like a little kid to me.. Won't let things go

cajunvike
03-21-2006, 01:29 AM
"FedjeViking" wrote:

"6-KINGS" wrote:

Cajun, burn in the eternal pit of hell fire and damnation, may you knash and grind your teeth in eternal pain and suffering as your skull burns in torment.

Your Friend Forever,
6-KINGS

LOL

jk

Good one 6! :lol: Makes you wonder what Caj was doing on Saturday because he wasn't here all day. :lol:

Stalking YOU Fedje!!! :twisted:

JUST KIDDING!!! :razz:

VikesfaninWis
03-21-2006, 01:29 AM
"Redmption" wrote:

Way to go Media for putting words in his mouth. I dont see any quotes in this article with the words TO and Culpepper in the same sentence. This is just opinion not what Childress actually said


He said that last season he had to deal with a player that wasn't about team, that is was about "ME". Which inadvertely compared Culpepper to Owens.. I am sure he didn't call the press up and say I got something to say about Daunte Culpepper, do you mind coming to talk with me. I am sure he was put on the spot, and asked..

cajunvike
03-21-2006, 01:31 AM
"6-KINGS" wrote:

Cajun, burn in the eternal pit of hell fire and damnation, may you knash and grind your teeth in eternal pain and suffering as your skull burns in torment.

Your Friend Forever,
6-KINGS

LOL

jk

And HOW is that different from being a VIKINGS fan, 6??? I would say that I have already had over 30+ years in already...God should give me a free pass based on time served already! :lol:

cajunvike
03-21-2006, 01:36 AM
Check out the "I KNEW IT" thread to see EXACTLY what Childress saw! :lol:

FedjeViking
03-21-2006, 01:46 AM
"cajunvike" wrote:

"6-KINGS" wrote:

Cajun, burn in the eternal pit of hell fire and damnation, may you knash and grind your teeth in eternal pain and suffering as your skull burns in torment.

Your Friend Forever,
6-KINGS

LOL

jk

And HOW is that different from being a VIKINGS fan, 6??? I would say that I have already had over 30+ years in already...God should give me a free pass based on time served already! :lol:

Your first in line after me on that one Caj! :lol:

DiehardVikesFan
03-21-2006, 01:46 AM
Childress should be focusing on the VIKINGS. Daunte is no longer a Viking, so he should not be talking about him, especially to the media. And if they ask, he could reply,"No comment."

Del Rio
03-21-2006, 01:53 AM
He said he felt like Daunte was not being a team player. He never said DAUNTE IS BEING LIKE TO.

Lots of players are me players as opposed to team players.

FinNasty23
03-21-2006, 03:16 AM
Why does Childress keep running his mouth??? I thought one of the reasons why Childress wasnt happy with Pep was because he was going to the media?

Then this guy goes and talks smack about Pep every other day...

I think he is setting a terrible example... And I would start to question him... not his football smarts/knowledge... but as a leader...

(And I am not here trying to talk smack... so dont take it that way...)

FinNasty23
03-21-2006, 03:18 AM
"VikesfaninWis" wrote:

"Redmption" wrote:

Way to go Media for putting words in his mouth. I dont see any quotes in this article with the words TO and Culpepper in the same sentence. This is just opinion not what Childress actually said


He said that last season he had to deal with a player that wasn't about team, that is was about "ME". Which inadvertely compared Culpepper to Owens.. I am sure he didn't call the press up and say I got something to say about Daunte Culpepper, do you mind coming to talk with me. I am sure he was put on the spot, and asked..

he should just choose not to talk about it anymore...

SharperVikings
03-21-2006, 03:19 AM
"cajunvike" wrote:

That article where Coach Childress said that he saw a little of T-HO in Daunte...he was actually talking about a Pro Bowl locker room encounter that he witnessed where he found out that the two were not only good friend, but also butt buddies...and that little bit that he was talking about was "Little T-HO"! :lol:
:laughing3: :laughing3: :laughing3: :laughing3:

thats some funny shiz right thure!