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Mike Zimmer: “One eye or two, it doesn’t matter. I’ll be back”

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Maybe it’s the fact that Mike Zimmer didn’t get his first chance to be an NFL head coach until he was 57 years old, but he’s not intending on walking away from the gig any time soon.

Despite an eighth eye surgery last week that is forcing him to sit out some of the team’s offseason program, Zimmer remains fully committed to serving as head coach of the Vikings.

I’ll be back shortly,” Zimmer said Friday, via Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press. “One eye or two, it doesn’t matter. I’ll be back. We can put that retiring thing to bed quickly.”

Zimmer said he intends to return to the Vikings on June 4, just one day before his 61st birthday. He missed one game last year after continued issues with his eye led to previous surgeries. Defensive line coach Andre Patterson has been filling in for the Vikings in Zimmer’s absence.

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7 Responses to “Mike Zimmer: “One eye or two, it doesn’t matter. I’ll be back””
  1. BigPoppaMVP says: May 29, 2017 11:04 PM

    Love this guy’s oldschool attitude.

  2. jermainewiggins says: May 29, 2017 11:24 PM

    One of the best defensive minds in the game,I love having him on our side. Skol!

  3. filthymcnasty3 says: May 30, 2017 10:48 AM

    On the bright side, the Vikings don’t look half bad this year.

  4. 13worldchampioinships says: May 30, 2017 2:28 PM

    filthymcnasty3 says:
    May 30, 2017 10:48 AM
    On the bright side, the Vikings don’t look half bad this year

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    Considering you could have said “Vikings will only look half as bad” and said that they don’t look half bad, I’ll take the compliment.

  5. Frazier28/7 says: May 30, 2017 3:38 PM

    we love this guy, and hope they can get some offense around him soon because the defense Zimmer runs is a championship defense. just ran out of gas last year.

  6. filthymcnasty3 says: May 30, 2017 4:03 PM

    Offseason is in the air in MN, with imaginary victories all around.

  7. waggle43 says: May 30, 2017 7:39 PM

    No eye jokes from the trolls about zims recovery or possible outcome? A little surprised. Way to keep it classy cheeseheads. SKOL

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