Audio: Childress on Sirius

Vikings coach Brad Childress will address the local media for the first time this week on Wednesday, but he was giving his assessment on several of his players Tuesday on Sirius NFL Radio.

Vikings coach Brad Childress on Tuesday touched on a number of current topics surrounding his team with Sirius NFL Radio hosts Tim Ryan and Pat Kirwan.

Childress gave his assessment on Brett Favre and Tarvaris Jackson.

"His numbers weren't particularly good," Childress said of Jackson. "I thought he had a great look in his eye coming off the field, and you've got to be able to play around the guy. For us to go three-and-out as many times as we did, it's a matter of guys catching balls, making plays and extending drives."

A full week of practice and playing at home could help Jackson look better on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, who are in the playoff picture.

"I expect them to come in here fired up," Childress said of the Rams. "They've got some decent guys on offense. I've always like Marc Bulger. He's only thrown eight picks. He's a tough guy. He's an anticipatory thrower. He'll throw it early and he's got some decent wide receivers to throw it to and not too bad of a running back standing back there."

The Vikings won't have wide receiver Marcus Robinson, who was cut, and Childress talked briefly about that move before addressing how he hopes his players will stay motivated for the final game of the season.

Childress also gave his assessment of the Philadelphia Eagles' playoff run, but maybe the most revealing and interesting part of the interview was Childress naming the players he feels are "foxhole" guys, players that have performed well for him and bought into the system.

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