Vikings’ coach Childress bad mood rising after loss : Packers Insider

Vikings’ coach Childress bad mood rising after loss

October 25, 2010 by  
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Oct 25, 2010 ~ by Judd Zulgad, StarTribune

~GREEN BAY, WIS. – Brad Childress was upset by Brett Favre’s decision-making on Sunday night as the now-injured quarterback threw three interceptions in a 28-24 loss to Green Bay at Lambeau Field, but the Vikings coach reserved the majority of his ire for the officiating job done by referee Scott Green’s crew.

"That's the worst officiated game I've seen." -Vikings head coach Brad Childress

Childress clearly wasn’t happy when he spoke to the media in the postgame news conference, but he was seething during an earlier interview on Vikings flagship station KFAN (1130 AM).

“That’s the worst officiated game I’ve seen,” said Childress, whose team fell to 2-4 after losing four games in the entire 2009 regular season. “That referee came over and apologized to me for not calling a hold on the scramble by [Packers quarterback Aaron] Rodgers. And I’ll tell you what, that’s his job. Protect the quarterback and look at the left tackle. Look at the left tackle hold his tail off.”

Childress’ concerns will go well beyond the officiating this morning. Favre reinjured his surgically repaired left ankle in the third quarter when he was hit by linebacker Brad Jones as he threw a ball that was picked off by A.J. Hawk.

Vikings QB Brett Favre re-aggravated his ankle on a hit by Packers linebacker Brad Jones on this play. AJ Hawk picked off the errant Favre pass, which set up one of the Packers touchdowns. After the game, Coach McCarthy awared the defensive game ball to a well-deserved and unsung Hawk.

Favre had trouble moving after the game, and it has to be considered questionable whether he will be able to extend his NFL-record starting streak next week at New England.

The Vikings had three touchdowns taken away by reviews, including a potential 35-yarder to Percy Harvin with 57 seconds left in the fourth quarter that would have won the game, but that wasn’t the one that upset Childress. The replay showed Harvin came down with his right foot out of bounds. That drive ended with Favre falling down, getting up and throwing incomplete for Randy Moss in the end zone on fourth-and-15.

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