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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 11:11 am    Post subject: The coaching maturation of Mike Zimmer Reply with quote

Zimmer: Going into last season, part of my whole goal was I thought we had a pretty good football team, and I wanted to make sure we got to the first game healthy. And so, maybe I was a little bit too cautious in some of those things. Were going to get back to being the Vikings, and were going to be blue collar and do things the way things that got us to be when we played teams, that they respected the way that we played. Quite honestly, I dont care how long practice goes. If the schedule says two hours, and Im not happy about it, well go 2:30. I dont care. Were going to do it until I feel good about it.

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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zim ain't perfect, but I appreciate that he isn't stubborn about his coaching style. He's shown that he's more than willing to adapt, mix things up and try new things if he thinks it'll help them.

He's very willing to admit mistakes and if there was some sort of issue with mishandling players last season, I feel like if there's a coach that can win his team back (assuming that has to happen at all), that Zim is a guy that can do it.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zimmer has done great things on the defensive side of the ball, the offensive coaching staff has held the team back. Maybe Shurmur will be an improvement.

It's not a make or break season for Zimmer but you can't help but think there is going to be a lot of pressure to get to the playoffs and not lose in the first round.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Key areas Zim needs to improve:

- When to use/not use coachs challenges
- Better time management (especially in last 2mins of halfs)
- When to use/not use time outs

Zim in his press conference said he will be more agrssive with the team in training camp. Last yer he felt his goal was to get the team healthy for game 1, but prehaps they were less prepared for certain situation. Not again this year he said
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PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd like to see Zimmer hand over the defensive responsibilities during the game to Edwards, and then he can focus on the entire team and game management.

Edwards proved that he can call a great game against Dallas, it's time to let him do his full job as defensive coordinator.
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Via Ben Goessling of ESPN.com, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer disclosed on Saturday at a youth football camp hosted by his foundation that he has had an eighth procedure on his eye following a detached retina suffered last season. Zimmer said he hopes the latest surgery on his right eye will be his last. He also said, Ive thought that before.

This time around, doctors removed an oil bubble from his eye and inserted a gas bubble. Zimmer wont be able to fly for six weeks.

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2017/05/20/mike-zimmer-has-yet-another-eye-surgery/


not about his coaching style, but everyone wishes him the best. my gawd, EIGHT surgeries in a year...?
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:
my gawd, EIGHT surgeries in a year...?

More like 8 in 6 months
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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm worried that this might force Zimmer to retire. I hope this surgery is the one that gets everything fixed, but this many surgeries in such a short time frame doesn't sound routine.
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike precise looked very comfortable as fill in head coach.
He ran management and so while the oc's ran each d & o unit
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

SemperFeist wrote:
I'm worried that this might force Zimmer to retire.

CriminalMind wrote:
Mike Priefer looked very comfortable as fill in head coach.


hmm, i wonder if Spielman was doing a little mini tryout...

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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 1:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Klomp wrote:
vike daddy wrote:
my gawd, EIGHT surgeries in a year...?

More like 8 in 6 months


I had 6 in 2 weeks and 8 in a year and I thought I had it bad....poor guy.

I wonder at what point he's just going to say "Forget it....take the eye out."
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Vikes_Bolts1228 wrote:
I wonder at what point he's just going to say "Forget it....take the eye out."

not looking real healthy, is it...
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If my eye had been jacked with as much as he has had, I wouldn't expect it to look all that healthy. It hasn't had enough time in-between surgeries to give itself even a chance to heal all that thoroughly.
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Vikings announce Mike Zimmer wont be with team for OTA practices as he recovers from an 8th eye surgery.


https://www.twitter.com/AndrewSiciliano

He's going to be resting at the Kentucky Ranch.
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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

disaacs wrote:
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Vikings announce Mike Zimmer wont be with team for OTA practices as he recovers from an 8th eye surgery.


https://www.twitter.com/AndrewSiciliano

He's going to be resting at the Kentucky Ranch.

About time he actually took time to let this thing heal.
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