Brad Childress: Acquiring Randy Moss Was 'Poor Decision'

Brad Childress’ season is probably going to be defined by two things. How the Vikings finish and his handling of The Randy Moss Fiasco. That fiasco came to an end Wednesday when the Tennessee Titans acquired Moss off waivers.

The Minnesota coach who awkwardly handled Moss’ dismissal from the Vikings spoke Wednesday about how acquiring him in the first place was a bad idea from the get-go.

“It was a poor decision,” Childress said, referring to the Oct. 6 deal in which the Vikings sent a third-round draft choice to the Patriots for Moss. “I’ve got to stand up and I have to make it right. When it’s not right, you need to make it right.”

“I have to answer for my decisions,” Childress said. “In the long run with ownership, obviously, my name is affixed to wins and losses in this program here. So, it’s not an attempt to deceive, it’s just a matter of letting the people know that need to know. And when we came out with the statement, that’s when all that had been done.”

Moss may be gone but Childress still has the Minnesota brass, players and fans to answer to. If the Vikings don’t win a lot more games, he won’t have much of a chance.

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