Coach Tice fired after Vikings/Cubs game...

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    Although we finished 9-7 (thanks to Brad Johnson!) after a very rough start to the season, Tice is no longer the coach. This was rumored way back in even the pre-season. But it seemed to be just that. After Sunday's game, Tice got the axe. THANK GOD! He was no better if not worse than Denny "poopy butt" Green. Most here feel the same way mostly because he refused to put Brad in for QB even after Culpepper singlehandedly (practically) lost us 5 games in a row with his finesse at throwing interceptions and turnovers. Our pitiful offense didn't help either. It took an injury to Culpepper to get Brad in and salvage what was left of the season. Culpepper may have a good long ball, but Brad can at least get it to the end zone, AND he's been to and won a Super Bowl. IMO, Culpepper should have been 2nd string, not first as soon as we got Brad back.

    Looks like Philadelphia offensive coordinator Brad Childress could be promising.

    http://www.startribune.com/510/story/159527.html
     
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    I think they should bring back Bud Grant. :)
     
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    that would be interesting... :D
     
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    If Tice coached against the Cubs, no wonder he was fired!
     
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    I wonder if Tice uses the whizzinator? :laugh:
     
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    nope. but it is rumored that he is nicknamed the 'scalper-nator'...

    Childress was hired on as of yesterday. I thought this was a good move, until he stated he will be keeping Culpepper as 1st string...dammit, I thought we had someone for a coach who was actually smart. Now I am not sure I like this guy. Anyone can see Brad Johnson is 10x better than Culpepper, but for some reason, they just don't act on it.

    quoting this article from the STrib... (emphases are mine) http://www.startribune.com/510/story/168837.html

    Players should not lose starting positions because of injury, sure. But what about their actual playing record, especially recently?? And maybe even their behavior off-field?*cough*Love Boat scandal*cough*. Most of us would lose our jobs if we performed and behaved as badly as he did in the first 5 games, and really, the past few seasons.
    As far as I am concerned, Daunte should be done playing forever.
     
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    Daunte had an insane season two years ago. If you're worried about conduct, I'd start with your running back corps...
     
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    two years ago. That's in the past. I would say that his perfomance in the last few seasons should at least put him on the sidelines and just maybe he will get his act together. In the mean time, maybe next season Brad will get us off to the Super Bowl, and help us win for once. Because of the Vikings' sad record in their 4 super bowl trips, there is actually a steak named after them at Timberlodge, a local steakhouse chain. The description says "The Viking. After being beaten in four super bowls, its gotta be tender!"

    contracts should be held to player performance under normal conditions.

    and...that may be true with the running backs, but from what we are hearing recently, Daunte helped 1-2 other players organize the whole boat trip. If that is true, I think that alone should bench him for a while. An adult 'time out'...
     

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