Mike Zimmer back with Vikings

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The Vikings have their head coach back.

The team announced on Monday morning that Mike Zimmer has received clearance from doctors to resume his duties with the team. Zimmer missed the first six Organized Team Activities over the last two weeks while he was recovering from an eighth eye surgery related to a detached retina suffered last year.

Defensive line coach Andre Patterson covered some of Zimmer’s duties while the head coach was recuperating in Kentucky. Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, defensive coordinator George Edwards and special teams coach Mike Priefer led the way for their units over the last two weeks.

Monday is also Zimmer’s 61st birthday, so there’s added reason to celebrate the man who will be running the Vikings for a fourth season in 2017. The Vikings have four OTAs this week and wrap up their offseason program with mandatory minicamp next week.

20 responses to “Mike Zimmer back with Vikings

  1. tjacks7 says:
    Jun 5, 2017 10:11 AM
    He’d still be the best coach in the NFCN even if he were blind.
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    He didn’t have anything close to the personnel losses McCarthy had in 2010, the year the Packers won a SuperBowl, so that excuse isn’t available. Your QB made the ProBowl, so that excuse isn’t available. Peterson was released and evidently not worth keeping around anyway, so that excuse isn’t available. They had “the best defense in the history of the NFL,” so that excuse isn’t available. They had the newest facilities in the league, so that excuse isn’t available.

    Please explain your contention, or set aside the purple Kool-Aid.

  2. stellarperformance says:
    Jun 5, 2017 10:48 AM

    He didn’t have anything close to the personnel losses McCarthy had in 2010.

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    Wrong again nonstellar, I read a story saying the Vikings injuries no team has seen that number since the ravens in 2001. No mention of the 2010 team in the story at all. That 2010 team did lose some decent special teams players and back ups however.

  3. stellarperformance says:
    Jun 5, 2017 10:48 AM

    He didn’t have anything close to the personnel losses McCarthy had in 2010, the year the Packers won a SuperBowl, so that excuse isn’t available. Your QB made the ProBowl, so that excuse isn’t available. Peterson was released and evidently not worth keeping around anyway, so that excuse isn’t available. They had “the best defense in the history of the NFL,” so that excuse isn’t available. They had the newest facilities in the league, so that excuse isn’t available.

    Please explain your contention, or set aside the purple Kool-Aid.

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    What a wonderful example of constructing a ridiculous argument from five ridiculous premises. Thanks for sharing!

    Oh, and I think you mean “viable,” not “available.”

  4. Come on folks, Stellar isn’t far off — damn near every head coach that has a HOF QB on his roster is the best coach in their division.

  5. vikesfan says:
    Jun 5, 2017 11:03 AM
    What a wonderful example of constructing a ridiculous argument from five ridiculous premises. Thanks for sharing!

    Oh, and I think you mean “viable,” not “available.”
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    Nope. I chose to use “available” on purpose, as in; “grasping at straws excuses.”

    Whereas, “viable” would infer “legitimate excuses from which to choose,” and you have none.

  6. Zimm returns with only one good eye just to have it poked out by Rohdes finger as he’s giving it to Zimm’s defensive scheme again.

  7. stellarperformance says:

    Nope. I chose to use “available” on purpose, as in; “grasping at straws excuses.”

    Whereas, “viable” would infer “legitimate excuses from which to choose,” and you have none.

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    So, according to your reply, as an example, Ridiculous Premise #4 should actually read: ” They had ‘the best defense in the history of the NFL,’ so that excuse isn’t a grasping at straws excuse.” So, you are agreeing that they had the best defense in the history of the NFL?–which, by the way, no Viking fan that I am aware of has stated, on this board or elsewhere. Thank you for the surprising compliment from such an unexpected source!

  8. stellarperformance says:
    Jun 5, 2017 11:44 AM

    Nope. I chose to use “available” on purpose, as in; “grasping at straws excuses.”

    Whereas, “viable” would infer “legitimate excuses from which to choose,” and you have none.

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    Sorry, Sweetie, it doesn’t even pass the smell test. Rewording Ridiculous Premise #4, you are telling me that you meant to say, ” They had ‘the best defense in the history of the NFL,’ so that excuse isn’t a grasping at straws excuse.” Either (1) your logic is askew or (2) you are paying the Vikings defense a compliment that no Vikings fan has stated, here or elsewhere (which is what makes it a ridiculous premise in the first place). My money is on #1.

  9. Fair coach. Good defensive mind. Too vanilla on the offensive side of the ball.

    Now, if he can only get his defense to stop going rogue he might have something. That is a sign of lack of respect.

  10. He’d still be the best coach in the NFCN even if he were blind
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    As evidenced by all the winning. 0 playoff victories and 1 winning season. This is why people make fun of MN fans. I know you’re just trolling for packer guys like me but still….it’s a bad look.

  11. vikesfan says:
    Jun 5, 2017 12:36 PM
    Sorry, Sweetie, it doesn’t even pass the smell test. Rewording Ridiculous Premise #4, you are telling me that you meant to say, ” They had ‘the best defense in the history of the NFL,’ so that excuse isn’t a grasping at straws excuse.” Either (1) your logic is askew or (2) you are paying the Vikings defense a compliment that no Vikings fan has stated, here or elsewhere (which is what makes it a ridiculous premise in the first place). My money is on #1.
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    You’re still missing the point……Darling.

    The quotation marks around “the best defense in the history of the NFL” implies an eye-roll, dismissing an oft-repeated contention of typical Viking fans.

    Give it up.

  12. tjacks7 says:
    Jun 5, 2017 10:11 AM
    He’d still be the best coach in the NFCN even if he were blind.
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    I hear you.
    Who else is going to guide this rabble filled roster into another divisional 3rd place.

  13. fmc651 says:
    Jun 5, 2017 10:51 AM
    Wrong again nonstellar, I read a story saying the Vikings injuries no team has seen that number since the ravens in 2001. No mention of the 2010 team in the story at all. That 2010 team did lose some decent special teams players and back ups however.
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    “Tonight, the Green Bay Packers became the first NFC sixth seed to go on to win the Super Bowl. But that doesn’t even tell all the story. Not only were the Pack a sixth seed, they were a severely banged up sixth seed: Green Bay has placed 15 players on injured reserve. In other words, well over a third of the team have been injured and yet they have hung together to complete a World Championship season.”

    No one is saying the Vikings didn’t have injuries. It’s called tough luck.

    This thread began with one of your usual suspects stating Zimmer was the best coach in the North Division, whether he can see or not.

    My point: No, he’s not. If he was, they would’ve at least won the division after such a hot start. They didn’t.

  14. So to go along with our historical and hysterical record of most one and done playoff appearances in the history of professional football, we also have the oldest head coach to have never won a playoff game?

    No wonder I’m haunted by the laughter coming from the east.

  15. This thread began with one of your usual suspects stating Zimmer was the best coach in the North Division, whether he can see or not.

    My point: No, he’s not. If he was, they would’ve at least won the division after such a hot start. They didn’t.
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    So he’s not a good coach because they didn’t win the division after starting 5-0. In 2015, the Packers didn’t win the division after starting 6-0, so where does that leave McCarthy?

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