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Brett Favre, Brad Childress put Randy Moss drama behind them

While the world waits to see which NFL teams put in claims for the services of food critic and wide receiver Randy Moss, at least one member of the Minnesota Vikings said he was surprised by the team's decision to release Moss.

"I got along fine with Randy," Favre said, via Judd Zulgad of Minneapolis Star-Tribune, and added Moss' instincts, at least on the football field,"were actually better" than Favre thought they'd be.

"It's decision that's over and done with," Favre said, "and you move forward."

Brad Childress, the embattled coach who made the decision, said: "Nobody's more disappointed than I am that it didn't work out. I do wish Randy the best of luck."

In retrospect, trading for Moss was "a poor decision." Childress said he made a number of phone calls before making trading for Moss but never spoke with the wide receiver. Rick Spielman, the Vikings' vice-president of player personnel, did that, although Childress did say, "I feel like I can do a decent job of looking into people's backgrounds."

Childress, speaking for the first time since Moss was released Monday, declined to discuss his job security. "I wouldn't know that," he said. "I'd say that's up to everybody else to look at. That's usually tied to how many wins and losses you have."

His team is 2-5 in that department and there have been rumblings that Childress has lost his locker room. "I don't even know what that means, losing the football team," Childress said. "They're all to a man standing there this morning ready to shake the cobwebs off and get this thing right."

That over, the spotlight can return to its rightful owner, Favre. Aside from his chin, the fractures in his foot and ankle and the tendinitis in his elbow, Favre pronounced his health "great," although he did awaken at 4 a.m. with his ankle throbbing.

By Cindy Boren  | November 3, 2010; 1:32 PM ET
Categories:  Brett Favre, NFL  
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