Sean Jensen of the Pioneer Press reports that after watching his team blow out the Giants Sunday, Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said that coach Brad Childress will “absolutely” be back for the 2008 season.
“There was never a question,” Wilf said, making his first public comments about Childress in more than a month. “You need time for a team to coalesce and to get together. This is the ultimate team sport, and everyone has to play their part, and it will take some time. And we’re doing it, and everyone is stepping up.”
Lovely. Why do I suddenly get the feeling that Frazier is going to go somewhere at the end of next year and become a very successful head coach?
And on a far grimmer note, it seems that Redskins safety Sean Taylor died of his wounds today:
Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor has died, says family friend Richard Sharpstein…. Known as one of the NFL’s hardest hitters, Taylor played in his first Pro Bowl last season. He is tied for the NFC lead this season with five interceptions, despite missing the past two games with a sprained knee. He did not travel with the Redskins to Sunday’s 19-13 loss at Tampa Bay because of the injury.
The Redskins badly missed him against the Cowboys two weeks ago when TO lit them up for four touchdowns. It’s such a shame he wasn’t with them preparing for next week’s game rather than home with an injury at precisely the wrong time.