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Greg Childs In House Favorite to Start?

*Also commented about this.
I just read an article that Greg Childs has been the in-house fav

to start week one. Is it any truth to this ?

http://www.rantsports.com/minnesota-vikings/2012/08/03/greg-childs-the-in-house-favorite-to-start-week-1-for-the-minnesota-vikings/

Also from Rotoworld

According to ESPN 1500 Twin Cities, rookie WR Greg Childs “has always been the in-house favorite” to start opposite Percy Harvin during Jerome Simpson’s three-game suspension.

Think Rotoworld or Rantsports is just writing crap or going off of rumors? Then here's the actual quote from Espn1500.

Offensive teammates, who ran to the end zone to congratulate him.

How'd he hang on?

"Strong hands," Childs said, grinning. "Strong and big hands. Just the will to make the play."

This one was particularly notable because Childs has had so few opportunities to make plays the past couple of years.

He tore his right patella tendon in October 2010 at the University of Arkansas and was a shell of himself last fall. He joined the Vikings as a fourth-round pick (134th overall) in April, only to get hurt in the rookie minicamp the following weekend and get limited action the rest of the offseason.

"I had had a calf strain, so I didn't really get a chance to be with the team as much until now," Childs said. "I came here fully prepared, healthy, ready to go. So, I'm just here to make plays."

Childs has always been the in-house favorite to start at split end while Jerome Simpson serves a three-game suspension to start the season -- provided Childs shows he's over the injuries.

He has dropped several balls here, but the type of play he made on Thursday was a step in the right direction.

"I think that's going to help him, for him to make that play is going to give him a lot of confidence," quarterback Christian Ponder said. "He's a big-time receiver."

Said coach Leslie Frazier, "We saw him do that in college as well. That was a really nice play. Great concentration. That's what we need. We need a guy to make that hard catch for us even when they're covered. That was good to see."

Sounds to me we have a clearer image of what the Vikings may expect their starting lineup at WR to look like when the Regular Season comes along.

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