Childress admits trade for Moss a “poor decision.” You think?

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - OCTOBER 7: Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress answers questions from the media during a press conference at Winter Park on October 7, 2010 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Brad Childress didn’t say much to the media on Wednesday about the Randy Moss situation, although he did admit that trading for the troubled receiver was a “poor decision.”

Not to mince words, but I actually disagree with Childress’ take on the Moss trade. It wasn’t a poor decision – it was a horrible decision. A horrendous decision. A decision that should cost Childress his job.

I don’t know who the genius was behind the Moss trade, but Childress is the one who should take the fall for it. He signs off on whom he wants on his 53-man roster and obviously he put his Herbie Hancock on the deal or else it never would have happened. Then, after he shockingly couldn’t handle Moss’ rotten attitude, he waived him four weeks later.

In the grand scheme of things, losing a third round pick in a trade that doesn’t pan out isn’t the end of the world. It happens all the time in the NFL. But when you give up a third round pick for a guy who you know is a malcontent and then you waive him four weeks later because he was being a malcontent, said trade falls into the unnecessary and idiotic categories.

Why the Vikings didn’t sit down with Moss and give him a new contract immediately after acquiring him is beyond me. I mean, you made the decision to give up a third round pick and you knew he wanted money, yet you don’t pay him? Don’t you think it would have been smart to make a financial commitment to a guy who mails it in if he’s unhappy about his contract? How unbelievably stupid and shortsighted. What did Childress think, that Moss was going to be a good boy and play on his current deal because he got the opportunity to play with Lord Favre? Dude doesn’t care about Favre – he cares about money. And he wasn’t going to take the Vikings to a Super Bowl with Favre playing as bad as he was.

The Minnesota Vikings will never win a Super Bowl with Brad Childress as their head coach, their offensive coordinator or the person in charge of scrapping the gum off the Metrodome seats at the end of games. He clearly doesn’t know how to handle NFL personalities, his play calling is a joke in pressure situations and he can’t be trusted to make big decisions in terms of personal.

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Vikings officially release Randy Moss – so what now?

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - OCTOBER 7: Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss answers questions from the media during a press conference at Winter Park on October 7, 2010 in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

This Randy Moss situation is an absolute mess.

The only thing that mattered to this guy four weeks ago was a new contract and then after he realized he wasn’t going to win, he had no problem trashing the Vikings (a team that gave up a third round pick to acquire him) in an attempt to get the Patriots to welcome him back with open arms. How pathetic.

Moss doesn’t miss the Patriots — he misses the opportunity to play for a winner. He realized very quickly that the Vikings aren’t going to win, so he did the only thing he does well off the field: resort to being a malcontent and a distraction.

Make no mistake, Moss has a ton of talent, even at his age. He’s a game changer when he has his head on straight and he even commands double-teams when he’s really trying.

But when is that? He wanted out of Oakland so bad that he didn’t say a word for the first couple of seasons in New England. He was a choirboy because all he wanted to do was be a part of a winner. But when he got that, it wasn’t enough and the second his contract only had one year remaining on it he reverted back to the old Moss.

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