This is Vikings coach Brad Childress. He may look like the friendly guy next door who waves to you from his riding mower. But be careful.
He was criticized last season (and rightly so) for witholding a game check from wideout Troy Williamson who missed a week to attend his grandmother’s funeral. Eventually, Childress changed his mind and gave Williamson the money. But the damage had been done.
Williamson is now a Jaguar. The two teams meet this Sunday.
Given a chance, the Jacksonville Jaguars receiver said he would like to “duke it out” with Vikings coach Brad Childress, even though Williamson probably won’t play Sunday against the Vikings because of a groin injury.
“That’s why I said me and coach Childress can meet at the 50-yard line so I can get my work in on Sunday,” Williamson told reporters in Jacksonville, Fla., on Wednesday.
Coach Childress is not intimidated.
Ten pounds heavier, a few inches taller and half his age, Williamson said he was confident he could beat Childress with “my hands behind my back.”
In a playful exchange with Jacksonville reporters on a conference call, Childress said, “I’m not like a woman; I’ll give you my weight. It’s 190 pounds of twisted steel and rompin’, stompin’ dynamite.”
That sounds like it came right out of Rocky!