The Minnesota Vikings are on a roll this season. They haven’t scored fewer than 27 points in a game, and many fans of the team think this is THE year for their Purple.
So it comes as no surprise that head coach Brad Childress is reportedly nearing a contract extension with the team, which is now 6-0 heading into Sunday’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Childress had his share of detractors coming into the season, and many of those voices can now be heard questioning why the Vikings would make such a move – assuming it’s true – right now.
I’m with those who think now is not the time. Childress had a 24-24 record coming into this season, and while the Vikings like great now, there’s still plenty of time for things to go sour. And really, what’s the hurry? His contract isn’t up until after next season.
There’s too many reasons not to give him an extension now. This team’s goal isn’t just to make the playoffs, and when you’re talking about a coach who has never won a postseason game, I’d hold off on any extension talk.
BACK ON THE AIRWAVES ON THURSDAY
I’ll be on "Sports Talk" again from 1-2 p.m. Thursday (techinically, today) on 970-AM WDAY. The plan right now was to talk to UND men’s hockey beat reporter Brad Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald, who does a great job covering the Sioux. Other than that, things are up in the air. But, as always, tune in or call into the show at (701) 293-9000.
I will be joined by Heath Hotzler, Jeff Kolpack and Kevin Schnepf. We had a meeting to discuss the show and go over our Halloween costumes this year. We decided to record a video for Halloween. We needed a fifth, so I asked my buddy Minnesota Twins outfielder Denard Span to join us. I’ve always been a big supporter of the SpanMan. Check it out: