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NFL will reach into Childress' wallet

Posted on: October 26, 2010 12:13 pm
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Not only did Vikings coach Brad Childress try to make his quarterback look bad (Bill Belichick would NEVER do that!, says Tom Brady) after Minnesota’s loss to the Packers on Sunday night, but he wasn’t very nice while talking about the game’s officials either.

It most likely will land him in trouble, writes ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

According to Mortensen’s league sources, the NFL is sure to fine Childress after he called the loss “the worst officiated game I've ever seen."

Yep, that’ll pretty much do it.

We told you Monday that the NFL admitted the officials blew their decision to overturn TE Visanthe Shiancoe’s 17-yard TD. But here's another problem with what Childress said after he heard from the league about the officials' screw-up.

From the report:

Spokesman Greg Aiello said league policy is not to comment on conversations between (Carl) Johnson and the clubs. Aiello said Johnson "is obligated to give his factual opinion of any call that is questioned by a club." But the policy also "states that all such conversations are confidential and are not to be discussed publicly," Aiello said.

Since Childress told the media that Carl Johnson, the head of officiating, said the replay official was incorrect and he was “disappointed” with the ultimate decision, those are comments that will not sit well in the NFL’s front office.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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NFL will reach into Childress' wallet

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NFL will reach into Childress' wallet

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Since: Aug 24, 2009
Posted on: October 27, 2010 1:25 am

NFL will reach into Childress' wallet

Your clearly blind or time to get the glasses prescription checked. The ball CLEARLY NEVER moves. NEVER. That is the pure definition of the rule and the head of officiating agreed. Both announcers agreed also. 
It is OK to be a Packer fan - but have a brain, too.

What is your malfunction? 
And have no problem with Childress getting fined and he is a bad coach. But the NFL needs to change its system of replay. It is clearly broken. All decisions should be made by top officials in New York .. not on-field officials - just like NHL.

Since: Mar 17, 2007
Posted on: October 26, 2010 6:35 pm

NFL will reach into Childress' wallet

The NFL (though not officially) admitted that the refs blew a major call in the Vikings game, right? Seems to me that it would only be fair (notice that I'm talking about fairness here, not the letter of the rules) to let the fine on Childress slide, given that he had a legitimate point. Very often, frustration bubbles up about the way games are called when there's the sense that one side was favored over the other, but it's rare for the NFL to acknowledge (albeit unwillingly) that the refs screwed up and in a major way. If I were the Commissioner, I'd make this the exception to the "no complaining" rule. If we screw up, you get a freebie, because you deserve it.

Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2010 6:23 pm

NFL will reach into Childress' wallet

Did you even see Calvin Johnson's catch?  He didn't use the ground to make the catch!  He had the ball in his control for as long as to make almost any reasonable fan to think it was a catch and as he finally fell back the hit the ground and bounced out of his grasp.  If the league official really told Childress that they screwed up, then they should have come clean with the fans too.  If the league office hammers Childress for revealing facts that should already have been public knowledge, then the NFLPA should nail the league for allowing private facts from the Brett Favre case get released to Jay Glazer.  Either the NFL has rules to respect private conversations or it doesn't.  The hipocrisy of the league is really quite maddening.

Since: Jan 6, 2008
Posted on: October 26, 2010 6:12 pm

NFL will reach into Childress' wallet

Trying to figure out here, what is a "factual opinion"?

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: October 26, 2010 5:55 pm

NFL will reach into Childress' wallet

Fantasy Player,

You are an idiot.  Don't confuse incompetence with cheating.  If an NFL official was on the take he would do things like call holding or defensive pass interference.  He wouldn't wait until a play that is reviewed 25 times from 5 different angles.

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