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Chiefs | Chris Ault to help with pistol offense

Wed, 15 May 2013 12:26:10 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said consultant Chris Ault will help the team defend the pistol offense and could also help the team add the offense to their scheme. "He's been here once, and visited with the defense," Reid said, "and he visited with [offensive assistant Brad Childress], and they went over stuff. He's not moving here … I'll give him projects to do and work together with Brad."

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Chiefs | Brad Childress update

Fri, 29 Mar 2013 08:20:54 -0700

Kansas City Chiefs offensive assistant Brad Childress will serve as the team's spread game analyst and work on special projects.

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Chiefs | Hire Brad Childress

Thu, 28 Mar 2013 14:23:16 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs hired Brad Childress as an offensive assistant Thursday, Mar. 28, as an offensive assistant. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Chiefs | Brad Childress expected to join staff

Sun, 17 Feb 2013 10:38:15 -0800

Former Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress is still expected to join the Kansas City Chiefs coaching staff as a senior assistant but he was not been fired by the Browns at this point.

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Chiefs | Brad Childress could still join staff

Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:50:46 -0800

The Kansas City Chiefs could still hire former Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress as an offensive assistant.

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Chiefs | Brad Childress to interview

Fri, 11 Jan 2013 21:48:13 -0800

Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress is set to interview for a spot on Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid's coaching staff, a source said. Offensive line coach George Warhop is also expected to interview for a spot on Reid's staff.

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Chiefs | Brad Childress not being considered for OC

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 15:13:54 -0800

The Kansas City Chiefs are interviewing Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress Wednesday, Jan. 9, but not for their opening at offensive coordinator.

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Chiefs | Brad Childress could be hired

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 13:41:58 -0800

Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress is in Kansas City Wednesday, Jan. 9, where he could be hired as either the offensive coordinator or as an advisor to Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid.

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Chiefs | Andy Reid could bring familiar coaches with him

Mon, 07 Jan 2013 09:11:07 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid could look to bring some of his former assistant coaches with the Philadelphia Eagles with him to Kansas City. Former Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur will likely be lured to the Chiefs by Reid, as well as Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress. Doug Pederson, who was an assistant coach in Philadelphia in 2009, could be another option. Reid has reportedly made an offer to former Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo to become the offensive line coach.

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Chiefs | Brad Childress, Doug Pederson could join team

Sat, 05 Jan 2013 11:15:06 -0800

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid could be interested in adding Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress and Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Doug Pederson to his coaching staff.

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Cardinals | Several coaches could join team

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 09:27:22 -0800

Former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid could bring along assistant coaches Juan Castillo, Pat Shurmur and Brad Childress if he lands the head coaching position with the Arizona Cardinals.

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NFL | Brad Childress to testify in bounty case

Sun, 02 Dec 2012 10:08:23 -0800

Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Brad Childress is scheduled to testify Monday, Dec. 3, in the appeal hearing for the four players suspended in the New Orleans Saints bounty case. Childress was the head coach of the Minnesota Vikings in 2009 when the Vikings played the Saints in the NFC Championship game and informed the league about a possible bounty.

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Browns | Pat Shurmur will call plays

Wed, 22 Feb 2012 09:13:07 -0800

Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said he will continue to call the plays next season but will be in constant contact with offensive coordinator Brad Childress during the game. Childress will be in the coaching booth during games.

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Browns | Happy with Brad Childress hire

Thu, 09 Feb 2012 07:40:36 -0800

Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said he is thrilled with the addition of offensive coordinator Brad Childress. Childress should help develop the team's quarterbacks. "He's an excellent football coach, a very, very bright guy, knows how to coach quarterbacks," Holmgren said. "He's a tough guy, he demands a lot and I think it was a great hire for Pat (Shurmur)."

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Browns | Brad Childress agrees to become OC

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 11:51:28 -0800

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress has agreed to become the Cleveland Browns' new offensive coordinator. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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Browns | Targeting Brad Childress for OC job

Fri, 27 Jan 2012 05:44:42 -0800

The Cleveland Browns are targeting Brad Childress for their offensive coordinator position. The Browns had narrowed their search to Childress and Mike Sherman, but Sherman is close to becoming the offensive coordinator for the Miami Dolphins. That leaves the Browns with Childress, who would become the first offensive coordinator under head coach Pat Shurmur. The hiring could happen in a few days.

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Colts | Interested in Brad Childress

Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:25:27 -0800

The Indianapolis Colts are interested in former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress for their head coaching position.

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Buccaneers | Will interview Brad Childress

Sun, 08 Jan 2012 10:18:30 -0800

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will interview former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress Monday, Jan. 9, for their vacant head coaching position.

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Browns | Have not spoken with Brad Childress

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 17:38:24 -0800

Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said the team has not spoken to former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress about their offensive coordinator position but would not rule out the possibility.

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Browns | Colt McCoy not assured starting job

Tue, 03 Jan 2012 13:29:21 -0800

Updating a previous item, Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said QB Colt McCoy will not be guaranteed the starting quarterback position next season. The team plans to hire an offensive coordinator "quickly but not hastily". Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress is a candidate for the job.

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Browns | Will hire offensive coordinator

Sun, 01 Jan 2012 11:19:51 -0800

The Cleveland Browns will hire an offensive coordinator during the offense to allow head coach Pat Shurmur to focus more on his head coaching duties. The team is looking at candidates with experience in the West Coast offense and former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress is one of the candidates they have discussed internally.

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Bengals | May take a look at several candidates for OC job

Mon, 31 Jan 2011 12:43:47 -0800

The Cincinnati Bengals may have interest in former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress, former Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates, former UCLA offensive coordinator Norm Chow and former Baltimore Ravens quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn for their offensive coordinator position, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

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Bengals | Brad Childress not expected to join team

Mon, 24 Jan 2011 10:32:13 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals president Mike Brown said he does not expect former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress to join the Bengals coaching staff, reports Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

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Bengals | Interested in Brad Childress?

Fri, 21 Jan 2011 06:30:17 -0800

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis had dinner with former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress Thursday, Jan. 20, according to Joe Reedy, of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Childress could potentially replace Bob Bratkowski as offensive coordinator; however, Lewis has said that he is not yet ready to relive any assistant coaches of their jobs.

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Seahawks | Brad Childress may be candidate for OC job

Wed, 19 Jan 2011 08:16:27 -0800

The Seattle Seahawks may be interested in former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress for their vacant offensive coordinator position, reports Eric Williams, of The Tacoma News Tribune.

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Rams | Interested in Brad Childress

Tue, 18 Jan 2011 12:56:35 -0800

The St. Louis Rams are interested in former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress for their vacant offensive coordinator position, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

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Dolphins | Interested in Donovan McNabb?

Fri, 14 Jan 2011 08:11:11 -0800

The Miami Dolphins could possibly have interest in Washington Redskins QB Donovan McNabb, according to Omar Kelly, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Should the team add Brad Childress as offensive coordinator, it could stack the odds in their favor to land McNabb.

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Dolphins | Will interview Brad Childress

Thu, 13 Jan 2011 06:59:19 -0800

The Miami Dolphins will interview former Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress for their offensive coordinator job Saturday, Jan. 15, according to Sid Hartman, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Childress said he isn't certain he will coach next season or sit it out while he collects on a $3 million-per-year contract for the next two seasons from the Vikings after he was fired in November. However, any money he earns from another job would be deducted from the money he is owed by the Vikings.

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Vikings | Brad Childress update

Mon, 29 Nov 2010 07:03:03 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings will not attempt to recoup any of the $6.6 million they owe former head coach Brad Childress, according to Chip Scoggins and Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. There had been speculation the team may do so because ownership could argue it had cause after Childress decided to waive WR Randy Moss in late October without notifying the proper people.

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Vikings | Brad Childress fired

Mon, 22 Nov 2010 09:08:27 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have fired head coach Brad Childress, according to Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com.

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Vikings | Brad Childress to remain head coach?

Mon, 22 Nov 2010 08:04:31 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have released their media schedule for this week, and it includes head coach Brad Childress' regularly-scheduled news conference Monday, Nov. 22, a sign that he will remain the team's head coach, according to Kevin Seifert, of ESPN.com.

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Vikings | Owner does not comment on coach's job security

Sun, 21 Nov 2010 18:39:48 -0800

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf would not comment when asked about head coach Brad Childress' job security, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Vikings | Owner will not fire Brad Childress

Mon, 15 Nov 2010 07:56:34 -0800

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said following the team's Week 10 loss that he will not consider firing head coach Brad Childress, according to ESPN.com. Wilf did say, however, that he will travel to Minneapolis to visit the team.

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Vikings | Percy Harvin to be listed as doubtful

Fri, 12 Nov 2010 11:17:04 -0800

Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said WR Percy Harvin (migraines) will be listed as doubtful for Week 10, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Fantasy Tip: Harvin was able to return to practice Friday, so it's a bit of a surprise that he'll be listed as doubtful. Sidney Rice (hip) should be your first look on the waiver wire. He'll likely be questionable and might have limited snaps, though. If he's not there, or if you need someone more stable, look for Bernard Berrian, who should see a bump in looks if both Rice and Harvin sit out. Defenses will also probably focus more attention Adrian Peterson and Visanthe Shiancoe if the injured wideouts sit.

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Vikings | Enjoy running no-huddle offense

Fri, 12 Nov 2010 08:09:15 -0800

Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre has praised the team's use of the no-huddle offense, particularly the simplicity of it, according to Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The team's use of the no-huddle was instrumental in their Week 9 victory. "Simplicity sometimes to me is one of the most overlooked things in this game," Favre said. Working from the shotgun and calling plays from a limited menu that is part of the two-minute offense, Favre completed 17 of 22 passes for 213 yards in the fourth quarter and overtime as the team rallied from a 14-point deficit with less than five minutes remaining. Head coach Brad Childress did not dismiss the possibility of implementing more of the no-huddle concept and using it earlier in games.

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Vikings | Some players come to the defense of Brad Childress

Fri, 12 Nov 2010 07:13:13 -0800

Minnesota Vikings TE Visanthe Shiancoe and DL Pat Williams have come to the defense of head coach Brad Childress, according to Jeremy Fowler, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. Shiancoe called Childress a people's coach, while Williams said players must remain by Childress' side. "You've got to be on the coach's side, or else it will be like the situation in Dallas," Williams said. "It probably wasn't (Wade Phillips') fault, but it's all on the head coach."

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Vikings | Players don't respect Brad Childress

Wed, 10 Nov 2010 21:48:39 -0800

Several of the Minnesota Vikings' players have expressed their dislike for head coach Brad Childress, according to ESPN.com. "We know that (Brad) Childress doesn't have our backs, so why should we have his?" one player said. "We're playing for us, and we're winning despite him."

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Vikings | Brad Childress doesn't need a hug

Sun, 07 Nov 2010 22:24:20 -0800

Following the Minnesota Vikings Week 9 win over the Arizona Cardinals, head coach Brad Childress was asked if he wanted any assurances from owner Zygi Wilf about keeping his job the remainder of the season, reports The Associated Press. "No, I'm not going to stand here like Brett Favre and tell you, compassionate, I need a hug," Childress said. "I'm all right." Childress was joking in his response, although it may not have come across that way during the press conference. Earlier in the week, Favre was asked if he thought Childress was a "compassionate" coach and responded with: "Is he compassionate as in give us a hug or something? Boy, I sure could use one, too. But he hasn't given me one." Both Favre and Childress have acknowledged they don't always see eye-to-eye on the team's game plan, play calling or direction of the offense. Wilf would not address Childress' job security before or after their Week 9 game, but he was happy with the team's victory over Arizona.

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Vikings | Percy Harvin and Brad Childress needed to be separated

Sun, 07 Nov 2010 07:58:56 -0800

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) and head coach Brad Childress reportedly got into a confrontation Friday, Nov. 5, that became so heated other players and coaches were forced to separate the two to prevent a physical exchange, reports ESPN's Ed Werder. Sources noted Childress questioned Harvin's effort during practice. Harvin took exception to it, and Childress suggested Harvin agree to further tests on his injured ankle. Harvin did undergo further tests on his ankle Saturday, Nov. 6, and remains questionable to play during Week 9.

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Vikings | Owner nearly fired Brad Childress

Fri, 05 Nov 2010 13:55:32 -0700

Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf nearly fired head coach Brad Childress over the handling of WR Randy Moss' dismissal, a source told ESPN's Ed Werder. Wilf delayed Moss' placement on waivers so he could weigh firing Childress and retaining Moss. Wilf met with several key members of the team to get a sense of how the team was responding to the incident.

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Vikings | Randy Moss told owner to fire Brad Childress

Fri, 05 Nov 2010 07:13:01 -0700

Tennessee Titans WR Randy Moss, formerly of the Minnesota Vikings, told owner Zygi Wilf following the team's Week 8 game that head coach Brad Childress was not a good head coach and should be fired, according to a league source, report Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Wilf arrived at the team's facility Wednesday, Nov. 3, and has been meeting with staff members and players to discuss a variety of issues surrounding the struggling team, including Childress.

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Vikings | Brad Childress draws ire of owner

Wed, 03 Nov 2010 06:31:41 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress drew the ire of owner Zygi Wilf because he did not immediately inform Wilf that he was waiving WR Randy Moss, which violated organizational policy, a source told Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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Vikings | Brad Childress made decision regarding Randy Moss

Mon, 01 Nov 2010 14:09:21 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress made the decision to release WR Randy Moss without consulting with the team's front office, according to NFL Network's Michael Lombardi. The front office was "surprised" to hear of Moss' release.

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Vikings | Randy Moss waived

Mon, 01 Nov 2010 11:58:03 -0700

The Minnesota Vikings have waived WR Randy Moss, reports NFL Network's Michael Lombardi. Head coach Brad Childress told the team about the news during a team meeting.

Fantasy Tip: Moss should remain on all rosters, but his departure will especially hurt the value of Percy Harvin (ankle) and Brett Favre (chin, heel, elbow, foot). Adrian Peterson could see more defenders in the box. Bernard Berrian could be the early one to benefit with more reps. For more, follow this link.

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Vikings | Brad Childress leaning toward Tarvaris Jackson in Week 8

Fri, 29 Oct 2010 06:19:16 -0700

Although Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (ankle) appears to have every intention of starting in the team's Week 8 game, despite having a stress fracture in his left ankle and another fracture in the same heel, head coach Brad Childress is leaning toward QB Tarvaris Jackson, according to a league source, report Chip Scoggins and Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Favre has "confided" in some close to him he's not convinced Childress will let him play in the game, according to NFL Network.

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Vikings | Brad Childress fined

Tue, 26 Oct 2010 20:02:51 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress was fined $35,000 Tuesday, Oct. 26, for criticizing the officiating of his team's Week 7 game, according to The Associated Press.

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Vikings | Brad Childress to be fined

Tue, 26 Oct 2010 12:55:00 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress is expected to be fined for comments he made regarding the officiating of the team's Week 7 game, according to ESPN.com. Childress called the team's loss "the worst officiated game I've ever seen."

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Vikings | Brad Childress critical of Brett Favre

Mon, 25 Oct 2010 07:19:46 -0700

Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress was critical of QB Brett Favre following Week 7, according to The Associated Press. The Green Bay Packers turned Favre's two third-quarter interceptions into touchdowns that erased the Vikings' halftime lead. "You can't throw it to them, you've got to play within the confines of our system," Childress said. "Sometimes it's OK to punt the football. You can't give seven points going the other way, not in a game like this."

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Vikings | Brad Childress defends trading Sage Rosenfels

Mon, 06 Sep 2010 04:35:24 -0700

Minnesota Vikings QB Brad Childress defended his decision to trade QB Sage Rosenfels to the New York Giants and keep QB Tarvaris Jackson as the backup, according to Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Childress became testy when asked how comfortable he would be if QB Joe Webb had to be inserted into a game if something happened to both QB Brett Favre and Jackson. "I'm not going to deal in hypotheticals," Childress said. "I'm done with the backup quarterback. I'm done with it. You guys, if that's all you've got to write, good Lord. We're talking about the two highest-scoring offenses (the Vikings and New Orleans Saints) in the league last year playing each other. Let's talk about the game..."

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Vikings | Percy Harvin has one more test to pass

Thu, 26 Aug 2010 08:45:11 -0700

Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (migraines) has one more test to pass, and head coach Brad Childress is hopeful Harvin will be able to play Saturday, Aug. 28, reports the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Chip Scoggins.

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