Mike Zimmer is the Minnesota Vikings New Coach

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Mike Zimmer

Mike Zimmer

The Minnesota Vikings finally pulled the trigger on a new head coach. He is former Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.

This will be Zimmer’s first head coaching job. He’s been with the Bengals since 2008. Prior to that, Zimmer served as Atlanta’s defensive coordinator (2007) and Dallas’ defensive coordinator (2000-2006).

In 2013, the Bengals had the league’s third-ranked defense.

Strangely, the Vikings decided to stick with a defensive guy. Zimmer replaces Leslie Frazier, who was formerly a defensive coordinator himself.

The Lions, meanwhile, went to an offensive guy after canning their coach Jim Schwartz, who had a defensive background. The Lions’ guy was Baltimore offensive coordinator Jim Caldwell.

The Zimmer hire is probably a bit more inspiring than that one.

The Vikings just need to find a quarterback now and maybe they can compete again.

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11 Comments on "Mike Zimmer is the Minnesota Vikings New Coach"

  1. Savage57

    Be afraid, be very afraid. This was the last guy I wanted to see get the Vikings job. His last 4 defenses for the Bengals were ranked 4th, 7th, 6th and 3rd in the league.

    The man can coach, but, can he run a day-care center/halfway house?

  2. GBslacker

    I’m all for competition.

    If there is none, we’re simply bounced in the Wildcard round — and have a suck draft pick.

  3. the real russ letlow

    we put 30 points on his D this year. We score 30 when we play the pussies, I think we win 9 out of 10 times. It might be 30 – 28, but we still win.

    • Phatgzus

      Good point, I feel better now.

      Here’s hoping the ‘Queens draft another subpar QB high in the first round.

  4. Phatgzus

    Damn, sounds like the Vikings actually have a competent coach for a change, at least they still have an inept GM, and the Leos seemingly blew it again. As Meatloaf once said, “Two outta three ain’t bad.”

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