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Commentary: Impact of Questionable Character

Head Coach Brad Childress

Brad Childress was scoffed at in some circles for saying he would be emphasizing character so much in determining what kind of players he wanted on his team. But with the recent string of events in the league it appears he was ahead of his time. Character problems are not just an off-the-field issue, they are a football problem.

Why does character matter so much?  It can be the difference between good and great. Vikings vice president of player personnel Rick Spielman reiterated this in an interview with VU shortly after he was brought in to work with head coach Brad Childress in shaping the future direction of the team from a personnel standpoint. “The reason why character is so important, at least in my opinion...

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