Moss told owner to fire Childress

Posted Nov. 05, 2010 @ 4:11 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Randy Moss didn't just insult caterers and give minimum effort during his final days on the Vikings roster. He also told owner Ziggy Wilf that Brad Childress wasn't a good coach and should be fired, according to writers Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

According to their report, Moss entered the Vikings' locker room following their 28-18 Week Eight loss to the Patriots and approached Wilf and other executives. He then proceeded to tell the owner that the head coach wasn't fit to run an NFL team and should be let go. Moments later, at his press conference, Moss blasted Childress publicly and said how much respect he had for Bill Belichick, his former coach.

Childress, who has final say on all moves regarding the Vikings' 53-man roster, chose to cut Moss on Tuesday after the player's one-catch performance vs. the Patriots. The receiver was claimed off waivers by the Titans on Wednesday.

The way we see it

Reports had come out that Wilf was surprised and upset that Childress chose to release Moss, but according to this article, that's not true. Wilf had to support the decision to let the receiver go after repeated outbursts, especially with the lack of effort Moss was showing on the field. The Vikings made a smart choice to release Moss, since it is obvious he had no interest in playing for them.