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Time for Vikes to look beyond '10 (oh, told you so).

November 1, 2010 - Per Peterson
New England, take him back if you'd like. You want him, Cowboys? He’s all yours. What about you Mr.?Snyder in Washington? Just the kind of high-priced player you drool about. While you guys are at it, you can have Brett Favre, too. That way, he and Randy Moss can continue their fantasy relationship together. Whatever the case, it’s time for the Vikings to look to the future. I called it before the season started: The Vikings will do nothing that approaches what they did last year. Yeah, I’m bragging. I’m also the first one to admit when I’m wrong. Go back a few blogs, however, and you’ll see, I, like many others out there, knew things wouldn’t work out this year. OK, I’m done bragging. I’m not really getting satisfaction out of it anyway. I wish I would’ve been wrong, that the Vikings would be 6-1 right now, and cruising into the cushy part of their schedule with momentum. But need I remind you good people, these are the Vikings we’re talking about, a team coached by your nerdy next door neighbor. My advice to the Wilfs (I’m sure they’ll read this): Fire Childress. Now. No, don’t sleep on it. Do it now. Get him into your office, buy out his contract, let Leslie Frazier coach the team the rest of the way and start the feeling-out process of future coaches — just spitballing here, but let’s throw out a few names: Bill Cowher, Jimmy Johnson, Tony Dungy. Hell, Bud Grant, for that matter. Just get someone in here who has a pulse, someone with some passion, some fire. The Vikings need a man who will slap his players on the backside, chest bump them. They don’t need a professor who tosses out big words. That might’ve worked for Hank Stram in the ’70s, but it doesn’t for Brad Childress in 2010. BTW:?Matriculate this, Stram. Anyway, this season is done, over, kaput. All the Wilfs need to do is can Childress, get Favre on the bench to rest his aching (name the body part) and let Joe Webb take over and start learning the ropes. There is enough talent on this team to build around for the next few years, but this team has to hit bottom first, then work their way back up. Or maybe it already has.


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