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Stlrs4Life
09-05-2007, 11:39 PM
Can somebody explain this to me on what happened here:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3006687



EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Vikings coach Brad Childress is the typical tight-lipped NFL coach, but he opened up on a radio interview last weekend. And Childress revealed an apparently tense conversation he had with New England Patriots (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=nwe) coach Bill Belichick about a couple players each team wanted to pass through waivers and put on the practice squad.
Childress said Belichick called to ask him not to claim tight end Garrett Mills (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=7855), offering to avoid picking up a player the Vikings cut as a reward. Childress declined.
"He didn't really care for that," Childress said Sunday morning on WCCO-AM. "He was trying to leverage, but you always find out who is honest and straightforward."
So the Vikings claimed Mills, the Patriots claimed linebacker David Herron, and Childress later realized he said too much.
"That's a case of me being a little too colorful," he said at his Wednesday news conference. "You guys wonder why I stand up here and go, 'Yep, no, and maybe so.' Bill's and my conversation should stay between Bill and myself."
Belichick didn't have much to say about it when asked on Monday.
"I talked to a lot of people in the league over the course of the last few days," he said. "That's part of the whole process of player transactions and so forth. I'm sure that all of the coaches in the league are trying to get their team ready for opening day and the regular season, and I'm trying to do the same thing."
Mills didn't want to comment on being in the middle of it.
"I have a lot of respect for coach Belichick and Scott Pioli and the whole Patriots organization," he said. "I don't know what happened and I'm here now, that's all that matters."

Black@Gold Forever32
09-05-2007, 11:59 PM
What a jerk Belichick is......Who in the hell does he think he is to tell Brad Childress to not claim Garrett Mills? If Little Bill didn't want to lose Mills he should have kept him on the 53 man rosters....What a tool...lol

black an gold 4 life
09-06-2007, 01:01 AM
why didn't this make national headlines? well tomlin should've of did the same thing with cleveland they stole jason cabrizzi so they can get an uper hand on what we r doing now but guess what cleveland it won't work were still gonna kick ur a-- lol

BlitzburghRockCity
09-07-2007, 07:29 AM
Belichick is a complete ***, the dude always has been. He may be one of the best coaches in the league but his ethics appear to be less than something I'd want my team to emulate.

Having said that, you wonder how often this type of thing goes on behind the scenes in the NFL but just never gets out of the bag...

AZ_Steeler
09-07-2007, 12:51 PM
I think it would be funny if all the teams around the league got together and found a way to claim all the Patriots players who were cut... just to screw over the Patsies!

BBG7
09-07-2007, 12:55 PM
I think it would be funny if all the teams around the league got together and found a way to claim all the Patriots players who were cut... just to screw over the Patsies!

That would be great! I can't stand Belichick. He's about as unclassy as one can get and completely unethical. He thinks the league and all the teams should just bow down to him because he has 3 rings.