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Monday, May 21, 2018

Troy Williamson vs. Brad Childress: Who Ya Got?

If pressed, I’d be willing to pay as much money as one month of the NFL Sunday Ticket costs to watch a cage match between Troy Williamson and Brad Childress. The way they’re going, it might actually happen. Last year Vikings head coach Brad Childress fined his then receiver Troy Williamson for missing a week of practice to attend his grandmother’s funeral. After everyone with a heart got on Childress for the insensitivity, he rescinded the fine, but that did nothing to earn back positive sentiment from Williamson. In fact, the animosity toward Childress still exists for Williamson, who’s preparing for Sunday’s game against the Vikings with his new team, the Jaguars.

Williamson, now in Jacksonville, said Wednesday he lost respect for his former coach last year and would like to “duke it out” with him when the Jaguars host the Vikings on Sunday.

“We can meet on the 50-yard line and we can go at it,” Williamson said.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound receiver said he liked his chances against Childress, too, especially with a few inches and at least 10 pounds on the coach. Williamson even said he would fight with both hands tied behind his back.

Childress initially said he wasn’t “biting” on Williamson’s comments, but when pressed about his height and weight on a conference call, he responded: “Do you need my reach? I’m not like a woman; I’ll give you my weight. It’s 190 pounds of twisted steel and rompin’, stompin’ dynamite. Is that enough humor for you?”

Yeah, that’s plenty of humor for me. I’m not so sure I could see Childress as being much of a threat in the ring. At the same time, we know Williamson has crappy hands, so it could be a good matchup. For some reason I envision Childress as the biting type, too. Maybe that’s only because I’m thinking of him as Jeff Van Gundy. Honestly, why don’t they just set it up for the two to have a cage match at the 50 XFL-style to determine who gets the ball first. I’d love to see that.

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