In a perfect world, Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress would manage his quarterback competition by giving Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels equal reps in Friday’s preseason opener against the Indianapolis Colts.
Childress knows, however, it’s not a perfect world.
“To set it by quarters really doesn’t work,” Childress told reporters Wednesday. “It’s the same thing out on the practice field. You could have it set for this many times and if there is only three plays that get executed by on phase of offense and defense then I am probably going to get them back out there to go again. I’ll just know when I have seen enough from each guy instead of hamstringing myself with a number or quarter.”
Childress wouldn’t divuldge his plan for Fridays starters — saying he hasn’t made up his mind yet — and was also having discussions on whether to start all of the regulars, as well.
- In a blog post on the team’s official site, DE Jared Allen says the Vikings defense has improved since last season, when it led the league in rushing defense, sixth in total defense and 20th overall in scoring defense. “I think we’re head and shoulders above where we were, and we were good last year,” Allen said. “This camp was better than last year. I think our team right now, to be honest, we’re ready to rock and roll.”