Character issues are nothing new to draft picks. One thing to look for is what the former college coach says about the player in question. Nick Saban did everything but hire a sky writer to help Andre Smith rebound from a dreadful off-season. Urban Meyer did not say jack about Harvin other than the obvious. That says a lot to me.
It also says a lot about teams like Minnesota who are clearly a few right player moves away from really being able to contend for the wide-open NFC yet do not take advantage of the opportunity while the window is still open. Maybe I’m wrong and Rosenfels (doubtful) or Jackson (highly unlikely) are the “right guy” at QB for the Vikings, but until proven, I’m sticking to my guns and calling this laughable at best.
And while I’m on this, Brett Favre is not the answer either. Favre, a sure-fire hall of famer, can no longer do what he used to do in the glory years as evidenced by his decline over last season with the NY Jets. No matter how badly he wants to stick it to the Packers, this move would be nothing more than a publicity stunt.
Someone in Minnesota must not want Brad Childress to hang around beyond this season after the dreadful off-season free agent moves and the rather questionable draft picks for the Vikings. If these calls were Childress’s own, then maybe he doesn’t want to be around the purple people haters either.