Vikings coach Brad Childress obviously was not happy with some of the things he saw from his backup quarterbacks Friday in a 35-31 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Sage Rosenfels and John David Booty threw interceptions that were returned for touchdowns on back-to-back series in the third quarter. Childress benched each quarterback after their interceptions.
Asked about their play, Childress said: “At times it was embarrassing. I end up putting that on myself. Not having them ready to come out of the locker room at halftime. All the quarterbacks I have ever coached have some regard for the football and you can’t throw it to them [Dallas].”
Childress was then asked why he took Booty out of the game after throwing an interception on his first pass attempt.
“Because he threw an interception for a touchdown,” Childress said.
Rosenfels completed 7 of 15 passes for 115 yards with one interception and a 45.1 quarterback rating. Yet when asked about his performance, Rosenfels said he thought he did a “pretty good job of executing the offense, other than that one play.”
Rosenfels said he read the coverage wrong on his interception.
“I threw it blind a little bit and thought the guy would be open,” he said. “It was just a bad play by me. Other than that I thought I did a pretty good of executing the offense and moving the ball. I think we basically had four possible scoring drives I was in there for. It was just that one boneheaded play and I wish I had that one back.”