Last night, I s

aid Vikings' coach Brad Childress had to go in order for Minnesota to continue moving in the right direction and advance further into the playoffs in the years to come.

Owner Mark Wilf, apparently, does not agree judging by this paragrapgh in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

Asked whether Childress and his staff will be back, Wilf, the younger brother of owner and chairman Zygi Wilf, replied, “Absolutely.”

Minnesota, well, really Wilf, is suffering from being too comfortable with the situation. Too happy that the team won the division and made the playoffs for the first time since four years ago. Too comfortable with the team to realize that Childress makes far too many mistakes per game, made the team as a whole worse with his despicable management of his quarterbacks and, even though it's not his area, hasn't improved the defense quite enough yet.

Maybe the Vikings can win with him and Childress can help the Vikings make the playoffs again. However, the errors he made and weaknesses he showed this season warranted a firing, in my opinion, and I can't help but think the Vikings will be at the same point they're at now next year after an early playoff exit or not even making the postseason at all.

Fortunately for them, they have a fairly young nucleus consisting of players such as Adrian Peterson, Jared Allen and whatever quarterback they get, which is likely to be a young one unless they grab Kurt Warner.