Greg Childs hasn't given up hope of playing in the NFL someday

  • Article by: Mark Craig , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 16, 2013 - 12:27 AM

One innocent play during an intrasquad scrimmage wrecked both of Greg Childs' knees in Mankato last summer but he hasn't given up.

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tcoeguyJun. 15, 13 9:36 PM

I'm definitely cheering for this guy to get back on the football field. But with his determination and attitude, he will succeed in life even if he doesn't suit up again.

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swingingbuntJun. 15, 1310:03 PM

great story - kid will succeed in life - but probably won't play a down in the NFL-sad

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wplettfanJun. 15, 1310:08 PM

I'll put my money on him playing again. He's got a great model in AP on how to recover from an injury. Good Luck!

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alexriegerJun. 15, 1311:43 PM

Go get 'em Greg! You're an inspiration to a lot of us.

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code3gtJun. 16, 13 3:14 AM

Childs was open by 7-8 yards and had to adjust/jump to catch the ball thrown by Ponder. Ol Christian is one heckuva QB.. stuff happens when you hand the reigns over without making him earn it.. 31/32 ranked passer.. lowest avg yard pass att in the league.. 4 games under a 100 yards passing Yikes..

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bruisedupJun. 16, 13 5:25 AM

This is the story on Childs that I've been waiting for for months. It's a good story and one you suspect as Childs and Wright have been together most of their lives. Childs will be back for sure and Spielman needs to stick to his comments to Childs that the Vikings will be patient with him and his rehab. It's more of an issue with time. If Childs isn't ready at some point this year then make sure we can stash him for next year somehow. I think it's great that the Vikings don't have to give up on Childs right away not only because Childs has been working so hard to come back but because he is so loaded with potential to be a great player. Most of my optimism with the Vikings wide receiver position last year rested on Childs and Jerome Simpson and when both him and Simpson went through their injuries we didn't have the height and leaping ability at the wide receiver position to really help us stretch the field. We had to play within 10 yards of the line of scrimmage all year. Simpson is healthy again. We know from what we saw in Peterson last year that Childs is in good hands as long as he is willing to work hard like Peterson did to come back and Childs is doing that.

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dcplaya16Jun. 16, 13 7:07 AM

code3gt what would a vikings article be, even a feel good one like this, without someone throwing Ponder under the bus?? get your facts straight he wasn't the 31/32 ranked Quarterback last year, by my count he was 13th in Completion Percentage, 25th in yardage, 23rd in TD's, 17th in fewest INT's, 21st in Quarterback Rating all while making the 21st most attempts last year, and most importantly 10-6 as the starter.. I know its not impressive for your fantasy team but fantasy stats don't bring a team a win neccessarely, ask Cam Newton... I know Ponder is average and certainly not Aaron Rodgers but have a little patience with the kid he's only entering his third year and has shown improvement from year 1 to 2.. remember A Rodge sat for 4 years before he even stepped on the field and not everybody is russell wilson/andrew luck/rg3 talented so lets scale back the expectations a bit.. Lets see what the kid can do with an NFL recieving core instead of whatever you would call the one he had post percy harvin's injury last year

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dcplaya16Jun. 16, 13 7:14 AM

code how much is the lowest average per attempt on Ponder and how much is on Musgrave's offense?? watch a little closer the gameplan is to get the ball out quick not hang onto it for six seconds and throw it up... i know it sucks for your fantasy team and everything, but throwing it all over the yard doesn't usually equal championships.. now ball control, defense, and team balance on the other hand... Give up the days of Culpepper to Moss, the vikings win ball games running the ball, throwing short passes, and sustaining drives

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Jakein08Jun. 16, 13 8:09 AM

Great story. Good luck young man. My prayers are with you!

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gldolsonJun. 16, 13 8:39 AM

Nice story. Good luck to you, Greg Childs! Too bad the comments sections has to put up with the Ponder and Viking haters on a story that is an inspiration.

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