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It’s wickedly ironic: Brad Childress’ Firestones need a good scrubbing after the head coach intentionally backed over the man he personally escorted to Minnesota HQ on those same tires back in 2009.
After opening fire on the officials in his post-game presser, Childress reloaded to address the play of his quarterback in last night’s 28-24 defeat:
"It still goes back to taking care of the football. You can't throw it to them. You've got to play within the confines of our system. Sometimes it's OK to punt the football and you can't give seven points going the other way. Not in a game like this. Not with a high-powered team."
Oooo…dem’s fightin’ words! And Chilly's being crucified for uttering them.
I break into a cold sweat every time I think of how close we came to ushering in the Brad Childress era in Green Bay. And while I’d love to add another log to my “Brad Childress is a knob” bon fire, I don’t find his statement even remotely incendiary.
In fact, I love it.
I’m exhausted from the podium protection extended to a locker room full of grown men who play a game for a living for an awful lot of money. I’m not looking for a roster rundown of the good and bad every week. But my mouth is full of decay from consuming all the sugar that is sprinkled on us from the post-game microphone.
Accountability. We scream for it. Brad Childress (of all people) delivered it.