A firing offense

Perhaps Brad Childress will sign an excellent quarterback and the Vikings will take it up another level to be able to compete with the NFL elite. But it appears very, very unlikely based on this unhappy news of stability in the Vikings staff:

Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress plans to retain his entire staff. Special-teams coach Ferraro to stay on…. Ferraro came under perhaps the most scrutiny during the 2008 season. The Vikings’ special teams allowed seven touchdowns, an NFL record in the modern era.

It wasn’t just the touchdowns allowed. It was the fact that a team set up to play field position football was giving away every hard earned net yard on the majority of exchanges. It would be unbelievable if we hadn’t seen so many of these common sense-defying decisions already during the Childress Reign of Confusion.