There were similar reports last season that suggested that a rift had developed between Brett Favre and Vikings head coach Brad Childress. It was said that Favre and Childress didn’t see eye to eye on how the offense should be run. Some reports suggested that Sage Rosenfels was the one that was talking to reporters about the problems between the two of them which may have led to the teams decision to trade him to the New York Giants.
Yahoo! Sports Michael Silver mentions that an unnamed Vikings player described the current relationship between Childress and Favre as “palpable right now, a bad situation obviously exacerbated by the Vikings’ disappointing 1-2 start.” Silver goes on to write that the recent addition of Randy Moss could either help solve some of their issues or cause even more damage to the teams moral.
Silver’s Vikings source says, “I think it’s all or nothing. It’s either the missing piece and we go all the way, or Moss takes on Chilly and this thing blows up by the end of October. There’s no C grade on this one. It’ll either be an A or an F.”
The source goes on to mention that Childress is upset with some of Favre’s decisions to change the play call at the line of scrimmage and has even questioned his commitment to the Vikings.
It’s no secret that the Vikings are “all in” this season which is likely the reason that they were willing to part with a third-round pick for a 13 game rental of Randy Moss. If the Vikings continue to struggle in their upcoming games, their season could combust by the halfway point.