Vikings coach Brad Childress didn’t have much to say during his weekly Wednesday press conference concerning the four-game suspensions of Kevin and Pat Williams, but was clearly disappointed with the league’s decision.
“It really doesn’t matter what my thoughts are,” said Childress in his first public comments about the suspensions. “It is what it is. We’re staying here in the ‘now,’ and right now we’re not going to have them.”
Childress noted the three other players in the rotation at defensive tackle — Fred Evans, Ellis Wyms and Letroy Guion — would have to step up in their place, but worrying about the loss of two players was a disservice to the rest of the players on the roster who are getting ready to play.
The Vikings are moving on in preparing to face the Lions without their two starting defensive tackles, and Childress noted that niether would be at the team’s Winter Park headquarters today. The agent for Pat Williams, Angelo Wright, said Tuesday he planned to file a motion in federal court in the next 24 hours, presumably to put off his client’s suspension.