Mike Zimmer on Aaron Rodgers: He walks on water so I’m sure he’s playing

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Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was hobbled by a knee injury in Week One, but Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has no doubt that Rodgers will play when the teams meet in Week Two.

“Yeah, well, you know he walks on water, so I’m sure he’s going to play,” Zimmer said.

Officially, the Packers haven’t said whether Rodgers can play through what he said was a sprained knee. But Rodgers came back from the injury and led the Packers on a comeback win over the Bears, and he said afterward that he had no doubt he’d be able to play against the Vikings.

Facing the Vikings’ defense won’t be easy for Rodgers. Last year Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone on a hit from Minnesota’s Anthony Barr, and last week the Vikings’ defense looked outstanding in a Week One win over the 49ers.

But Rodgers wants to take on the Vikings even if he’s not 100 percent healthy, and Zimmer has no doubt that Rodgers will be there.

144 responses to “Mike Zimmer on Aaron Rodgers: He walks on water so I’m sure he’s playing

  1. Or, does guaranteed money guarantee a play will start if not 100 percent? What was Favre’s incentive? His job security.

  2. I have no doubt that if Rodgers wasn’t playing or if the game was in Minnny the Packers would get blown out of the water.

    But let’s see how the Vikings (assuming they got their dirty, cheap, knock-out shots out of their system) endure Aaron Rodgers for an entire game. Best defense? Oh yeah. But I’ll take the man, the myth, the legend over a franchise who never win a fair fight against the Rodgers-less Packers last year. Getcha popcone!!!

  3. Pathetic the way the Press drools over Rodgers. I think the guy sucked sucked last week in the first half and took the first opportunity to go to locker room to regroup. Firing up your team with his courage and lulling his opponentinto complacensy are well worn strategies. Sprained knee”my a#s! Not to only return to the game but be ready this week. Good Luck suckers!!

  4. Opinion and film analysis by Milwaukee Orthopaedics on local news (see WTMJ-TV article) says while it could be “just” an MCL sprain, the nature of impact and Rodgers’ reaction indicates the more serious injury of a torn meniscus.

    To me, Rodgers certainly looked to be holding back tears about his chances in interview on the field just after the game. You can in theory play on a torn meniscus (vary painfully) but with very limited movement (forget the turns of Aaron’s scrambling or twists of throwing on the run). I suppose he could play in a brace, but can his O-line protect him?

    And once again, Packer fans, I TOLD YOU several times before the season that even if his clavicle was fixed enough to let him throw for a whole season as good as before, he’d soon get injured again anyway while trying too hard to chase the game (because the underlying style, situation and causes haven’t changed), and you all thumbed me down. But keep thumbing me down if it makes you feel a little better…

  5. But let’s see how the Vikings (assuming they got their dirty, cheap, knock-out shots out of their system) endure Aaron Rodgers for an entire game. Best defense? Oh yeah. But I’ll take the man, the myth, the legend over a franchise who never win a fair fight against the Rodgers-less Packers last year. Getcha popcone!!

    —-

    Hmmm…

    GB vs Vikes – Mike Zimmer era:

    2014 GB W 42–10
    2015 GB W 30–13

    2016 MN W 20-13
    2016 MN W 17-14

    2016 GB W 38-25

    2017 MN W 23-10
    2017 MN W 16-0

  6. Is that what Zimmer printed on the t-shirts this year? I can’t wait to see what kind of game plan he comes up with, and what kind of different game plan his players decide to implement on their own.

  7. I think all you think skinned Packer fans need to chill out a bit.
    I don’t think Zimmerman was being derogatory.
    He knows how good Rodgers is. I believe his comment was meant to reflect how confident he is that Rodgers will play.

  8. In my opinion watching both teams play last week the Vikings have a better all round team then the Packers by a fairly large margin. I don’t know what the Bears did last week but it certainly wasn’t play winning football. In this game If Aaron plays he will be less mobile and the Vikings defense will hound him into a bad game.

  9. Pathetic the way the Press drools over Rodgers. I think the guy sucked sucked last week in the first half and took the first opportunity to go to locker room to regroup. Firing up your team with his courage and lulling his opponentinto complacensy are well worn strategies. Sprained knee”my a#s! Not to only return to the game but be ready this week. Good Luck suc

    Is that what happened? If that’s truly what you think, I’m embarrassed for you

  10. In the 2nd half last week, aaron felt like he was on water. To include his psychedelic post game interview. Far-out, man.

    Zimmer’s pulling no punches & is calling out aaron.

  11. Truth is the Packers are just another division game and a team he has beaten 4 of the last 5 times he’s played them. Zimmer and everyone else is tired of the Rogers worship. Look at the stats, when the Vikings play GB, since Zimmer has been coach, Rogers has been held to 200 yards passing on average. Good luck Sunday Aaron, better bring some floaties, you’ll have trouble keeping your head above water.

  12. How very petty of him. How very unprofessional. It’s a very fight-picky thing to say for a professional, especially a head coach. But I’m sure the Viking fans just love it. Call me head-shakingly shocked.

  13. richardparker123 says:

    I have no doubt that if Rodgers wasn’t playing or if the game was in Minnny the Packers would get blown out of the water.

    But let’s see how the Vikings (assuming they got their dirty, cheap, knock-out shots out of their system) endure Aaron Rodgers for an entire game.
    ###

    Been there, did that, done that…

    Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings – October 15th, 2017 Vikings 23 Packers 10 (Rodgers forced to leave game because he didn’t know how to fall)

    Green Bay Packers at Minnesota Vikings – September 18th, 2016 Vikings 17 Packers 14 (Rodgers played the whole game)

    Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers – January 3rd, 2016 Vikings 20 Packers 13 (Rodgers played the whole game – NFC North Championship on the line)

  14. I don’t get the sarcasm from Zimmer. I mean, what has he won in the NFL?
    The Vikings are a very good team and have an excellent defense, so even if Rodgers were completely healthy this would be a tough game. But Rodgers will be out there giving 100% as he always does and you never know. That’s why they play the games.
    It’s clear that Aaron Rodgers is one of the best QB’s to have ever played and it’s also clear that he has more class than his detractors.
    And until the Vikings win their first championship, Zimmer needs to shut up and coach his team.

  15. “richardparker123 says:
    September 13, 2018 at 6:22 am
    I have no doubt that if Rodgers wasn’t playing or if the game was in Minnny the Packers would get blown out of the water.
    But let’s see how the Vikings (assuming they got their dirty, cheap, knock-out shots out of their system) endure Aaron Rodgers for an entire game.”

    Really? I actually recall the Vikings beating the Packers 4 of the last 5 games. Thinks Rodgers was absent for only one of those…

    Oh, and it’s Minny. Two N’s

  16. We are well into the era of Hype and Overexposure. Zimmer is old-school. He wants the game to be played on the field, not by the media in front of the cameras. As a Vikings fan, I respect that. But I also respect what Rodgers has accomplished. He’s one of a handful of major difference makers in professional team sports. I’m more concerned of what Rodgers is capable of when he walks from the huddle to behind center. So is Zim.

  17. Viking fans have replaced Eagle fans as the biggest crybabies
    The Packers are so so much in there head

    13 World Titles to Vikings ZERO
    YEP that’s the reason
    Jealousy

  18. When Bobby Petrioe bailed on the Falcons, and the Zimmer was the first of his assistants to capitalize on the opportunity by running to the media and spouting a bunch of sports cliches about what it means to have a commitment to your team. Last week Rodgers demonstrated that kind of commitment better than anyone in recent memory. And with one we’ll chosen phrase, Zimmer mocked Rodgers. What a hypocrite.

  19. @gtodriver

    Rodgers 12-7 vs Vikings.

    At least your post wasn’t whiny this time

    @Stellar

    Stop with the fight picking nonsense. If Zimmer were to pick a fight with you, you would run

  20. stellarperformance says:
    September 13, 2018 at 7:23 am
    How very petty of him. How very unprofessional. It’s a very fight-picky thing to say for a professional, especially a head coach. But I’m sure the Viking fans just love it. Call me head-shakingly shocked

    ***

    My word. You can’t possible be this uptight all the time.

  21. Wow, Zimmerman kind of coming off as a petty teen age girl…not a good look Vikings fans. I’m actually kind of hoping that Rogers plays and torches them now…

  22. I love it what’s wrong with getting in a guys head and making him believe he’s the best thing ever ,when he’s clearly not !

  23. stellarperformance says:
    September 13, 2018 at 7:23 am
    How very petty of him. How very unprofessional. It’s a very fight-picky thing to say for a professional, especially a head coach. But I’m sure the Viking fans just love it. Call me head-shakingly shocked.
    ———————————————

    LOL!! ^^

  24. The media does drool over AR for sure. Listening to these clowns on ESPN you would think no one else knows how to play QB. I love Zim’s sarcasm here.

  25. It sure doesn’t take much for Packer fans to get their panties in a bunch…..talk about thin-skin

  26. The Packers are, have been and always will be a cheap-shot team. You Packer fans like to complain about the hits on your crybaby QB but always seem to forget the dirty hits by almost everyone of your defensive team members over a period of time. Then, because of Rodgers constant whining to the refs, the offensive line gets a “special” program whereby they are allowed to hold so poor little crybaby doesn’t get hurt. I truly hope the Packers get totally and completely embarrassed by Minnesota and any other team they play.

  27. According to Collinsworth and Joe Buck A-Aron walking on water is just the beginning of Rodgers talents. He is an amazing QB and very fun to watch even as a Packer hater but the way people gush over him is disguising. They should get a hotel!

  28. Zim will make Erin walk on water by blitzing the heck out and make him shut his mouth about Barr and the Vikings. Packers would take Zim over Mccathy any time now that they know he’s so good at coaching.

  29. irishgary says:

    September 13, 2018 at 7:47 am

    @gtodriver

    Rodgers 12-7 vs Vikings.

    At least your post wasn’t whiny this time

    @Stellar

    Stop with the fight picking nonsense. If Zimmer were to pick a fight with you, you would run
    ================================================================
    Yep 12-7….but 1-3 in the last games he’s participated in.

    Thanks for the call out on redundant performance. It’s nice to know that even his fellow packer fans are tired of his nonsense.

  30. Little Zimmy seems on edge. I guess the pressure and embarrassment of having a clueless, butthurt, fanbase that has a Super Bowl victory parade every July is getting to him.

    #SeeYouSundayAtNoonZimmy

    #100Seasons

    #TitleTown

    #GoPackGo!

  31. irishgary says:
    September 13, 2018 at 6:27 am
    Now I see where the Viking trolls get their dumb post materia
    ——-
    You still haven’t taken your own advice to “relax and enjoy the games”.
    As defined by another packer fan, you are clearly just a fight picker.

  32. Danielle Hunter Breakout Game! Everson Griffin 3 sacks! Sheldon Richardson looking $$$$ in 19! AND LINVAL JOSEPH lunch pail workhorse!!! The game is about the linemen not the drama queen that complains to the refs every play, biggest drama baby in sports.

  33. stellarperformance says:
    September 13, 2018 at 7:23 am
    How very petty of him. How very unprofessional. It’s a very fight-picky thing to say for a professional, especially a head coach. But I’m sure the Viking fans just love it. Call me head-shakingly shocked.
    ——–
    You mean just like the time Aaron was drinking a grape crush after beating the Vikings in his post game interview a few years back?
    I agree with you. Rodgers is very unprofessional and a fight picker like you.

  34. irishgary says:
    September 13, 2018 at 7:47 am
    @gtodriver

    Rodgers 12-7 vs Vikings.

    ###

    Irish

    I am fully aware of the Rodgers overall record. But most of that happened a long time ago. Rodgers isn’t the same QB that he was when he was younger.

    He’s still very good – but his production since returning from his first major injury in 2013 has dropped. Back in 2011 (fresh off winning his only SB appearance) – he averaged 309 yards per game. Since 2013 his average yards per game has fallen to 260. He’s simply not the same player he was as a younger man.

    The current Viking defense under Zim has done very well against the current “Walk on Water Rodgers” – 3 wins vs 1 loss.

    That was, and still is, my point.

  35. “His production since returning from his first major injury in 2013 has dropped”

    ==========

    Aaron Rodgers won his second NFL MVP award in 2014.

    Now please hurry and post more of your usual lies, falsehoods and made up hogwash to make yourself feel better about your comments section image.

    Have a good day!✌

    #100Seasons

    #OneTeamOneNation

    #Packers Nation!

  36. The QUITTER says:
    September 13, 2018 at 7:23 am
    How very petty of him. How very unprofessional. It’s a very fight-picky thing to say for a professional, especially a head coach. But I’m sure the Viking fans just love it. Call me head-shakingly shocked.
    ###

    You should just QUIT like you did on your team on Sunday night.

    FWIW – I bet Aaron even laughed at Zim’s comment. And Aaron has ZERO personality – which says a LOT about you.

  37. Listen, whatever Zimmer says couldn’t bother me in the least.
    Sunday’s game will be decided by the talent on the field, not by anybody’s snarky comments.

    But I will have a good laugh at all the Barney fans for being such hypocrites once again.
    Could you just imagine their reaction if Mike McCarthy would have said something so classless about Adrian Peterson a couple of years ago?

    Just look at the Barney’s overreaction just last January, when Sean Payton playfully mocked their lazy jumping jacks chant.
    They went crazy, calling him unprofessional and ripping him a new one.

    So, thank you, once again, for proving yourselves to be the biggest bunch of hypocrites in the entire NFL.
    skoLOL!!!

  38. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 13, 2018 at 8:35 am
    Little Zimmy seems on edge. I guess the pressure and embarrassment of having a clueless, butthurt, fanbase that has a Super Bowl victory parade every July is getting to him.

    #SeeYouSundayAtNoonZimmy

    #100Seasons

    #TitleTown

    #GoPackGo!
    ______________

    Why are you using Hash Tags on a website that doesn’t organize that way? It’s pointless…

  39. For crying out loud, Zimmer was making a small attempt at humor, nothing more, nothing less. Everybody gets their panties in a wad for the smallest comments. Our society as a whole, needs to take a step back from the cliff and take a deep breath over all this political correctness that has run amok.

    That being said, can anyone name a more annoying fan base than the Vikings, especially in light of how many times they have come up short in the biggest moments?

  40. He’s still very good – but his production since returning from his first major injury in 2013 has dropped. Back in 2011 (fresh off winning his only SB appearance) – he averaged 309 yards per game. Since 2013 his average yards per game has fallen to 260. He’s simply not the same player he was as a younger man.
    ======

    2010-2011

    Jennings, Nelson, Driver, Jones, Cobb.. Grant, Starks.. Finley.. Clifton, Lang, Wells, Sitton, Colledge, Bulaga

    No comparison between that group and the current one.

    No coincidence why that team was a top 5 offense all-time and the best in franchise history.

  41. arealisticpackerfan says:
    September 13, 2018 at 8:59 am
    We couldn’t block one Khalil Mack, how are we going to block four?

    —-

    Don’t worry, buddy. We don’t have ONE Khalil Mack, let alone four.

    The bears front 4 is much better than ours.

    Why is Zim, our “savior” with his almighty one playoff win (that took a miracle to achieve) poking the bear(slayer)?

  42. I wasn’t able to watch the vikings game last week. Did they raise their “almost made it to the superbowl” banner, or are going to have that ceremony later in the season?

  43. BJ2014:
    The Packers are, have been and always will be a cheap-shot team. You Packer fans like to complain about the hits on your crybaby QB but always seem to forget the dirty hits by almost everyone of your defensive team members over a period of time.
    >>>>>>>><<<<<<<<<<<
    Please provide names and said "hits", opponents and dates. I've been a Packer's fan for close to 50 years and while you seem to believe I have forgotten each hit, you evidently haven't. I won't defend the play of Charles Martin, possibly Ken Stills and certainly not Clay Matthews. Please fill in the blanks.

  44. 13worldchampioinships says:
    September 13, 2018 at 7:54 am
    stellarperformance says:
    September 13, 2018 at 7:23 am
    How very petty of him. How very unprofessional. It’s a very fight-picky thing to say for a professional, especially a head coach. But I’m sure the Viking fans just love it. Call me head-shakingly shocked

    ***

    My word. You can’t possible be this uptight all the time.
    ////////////////////////

    Truth hurt?

  45. Zimmer heaped praise on Rodgers earlier in the interview. But, of course, no one is going to report that, they’re just going to report the “walk on water” line. That was meant as a shot at the media, guys like Collinsworth & Michaels, who just drool over every nice play he makes and makes him sound like he’s the most unbelievable thing the world has ever seen…. even though he was god awful in the 1st half when he was perfectly healthy before the injury.

  46. Why are all the Packer fans so worked up about this? Was it not them who told us over the last few months that Rodgers is worth anything they would pay him? Over the last few days at least one Packer fan has opined here that Rodgers is the greatest athlete in the history of sports. Several have opined that he is the greatest QB in the history of the NFL. I have also read here of his many wonderful qualities that include being of the highest character.

    Packer fans are entitled…to their opinion. But why excoriate Zimmer when he is simply mildly exaggerating for humor what can be read on this board on any given day? I did the same thing a while back when I started calling him St. Aaron.

    Had Zimmer said that Rodgers was anything less than one who walks on water, the Packer fans here would have been inflamed as well. Grow up, people.

  47. arealisticpackerfan says:
    September 13, 2018 at 8:59 am
    We couldn’t block one Khalil Mack, how are we going to block four?
    __________________________________________________________________

    That’s kind of what I was thinking, with Sheldon Richardson, the Vikes pass rush was a lot more impressive up the middle. It will be hard for Rodgers to just stand in the pocket and throw because the Vikings are going to make him move. Usually they try to keep him in the pocket. I’m sure they will test his mobility early. If it’s as bad as it looked he could be in for a long day. They’ll know pretty early in the game how mobile he’s going to be. Vikes D has been very effective against Rodgers most of the last 3 years when he was perfectly healthy. Zimmer played him well while at Cincy as well. Jordy Nelson was the guy that always killed the Vikes and he gone :).

  48. richardparker123 says:
    September 13, 2018 at 6:22 am
    I have no doubt that if Rodgers wasn’t playing or if the game was in Minnny the Packers would get blown out of the water.

    But let’s see how the Vikings (assuming they got their dirty, cheap, knock-out shots out of their system) endure Aaron Rodgers for an entire game. Best defense? Oh yeah. But I’ll take the man, the myth, the legend over a franchise who never win a fair fight against the Rodgers-less Packers last year. Getcha popcone!!!

    ———————

    lol. The vikings have beaten the Packers with Rodgers a handful of times under the Zimmer coaching erra. In fact the only time the Vikings don’t beat the Packers is at Lablow when GB gets away with holding on every play. Also the game is ussualy super cold which is an advantage for GB, but not this year.

  49. What Zimmer is saying is what everyone else already knows. Rodgers is the most protected QB in the history of the game, so he will play knowing that he will be protected by the stripes on the field, and the head goon in NY.

  50. To me, Rodgers certainly looked to be holding back tears about his chances in interview on the field just after the game. You can in theory play on a torn meniscus (vary painfully) but with very limited movement (forget the turns of Aaron’s scrambling or twists of throwing on the run). I suppose he could play in a brace, but can his O-line protect him?
    =====

    They more than held their own with their backs against the wall. The Bears got very little pressure the 2nd half. I recall Rodgers going down only once.

    I don’t trust that Bulaga and Linsley aren’t going to get pushed all over the field again.. but its cute how it is assumed the Vikes front-7 is so much better than the Bears. Lots of people sleeping on that unit.

  51. Zimmer needs to keep AR’s name out of his mouth. AR has won a Super Bowl. What has Zimmer won? Absolutely nothing.
    ======

    Their Super Bowl count is exactly the same.

  52. “Why are you using hashtags”

    ========

    Because I know they trigger you enough to take the time out of your day to make a post crying about it.

    #100Seasons

    #TitleTown

    #GoPackGo!

  53. wafflestomp says:
    September 13, 2018 at 9:08 am
    Listen, whatever Zimmer says couldn’t bother me in the least.
    Sunday’s game will be decided by the talent on the field, not by anybody’s snarky comments.

    But I will have a good laugh at all the Barney fans for being such hypocrites once again.
    Could you just imagine their reaction if Mike McCarthy would have said something so classless about Adrian Peterson a couple of years ago?

    Just look at the Barney’s overreaction just last January, when Sean Payton playfully mocked their lazy jumping jacks chant.
    They went crazy, calling him unprofessional and ripping him a new one.

    So, thank you, once again, for proving yourselves to be the biggest bunch of hypocrites in the entire NFL.
    skoLOL!!!

    ——————

    How is this such a bad thing to say? He walks on water…as in he does the impossible. If anything Zimmer is paying him a compliment.

  54. icecubeusedtobeangry says:
    September 13, 2018 at 9:08 am
    freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 13, 2018 at 8:35 am
    Little Zimmy seems on edge. I guess the pressure and embarrassment of having a clueless, butthurt, fanbase that has a Super Bowl victory parade every July is getting to him.

    #SeeYouSundayAtNoonZimmy

    #100Seasons

    #TitleTown

    #GoPackGo!
    ______________

    Why are you using Hash Tags on a website that doesn’t organize that way? It’s pointless…

    //////////////////

    At least she stopped using the emojis, for one post.

  55. Listen, whatever Zimmer says couldn’t bother me in the least.
    Sunday’s game will be decided by the talent on the field, not by anybody’s snarky comments.

    But I will have a good laugh at all the Barney fans for being such hypocrites once again.
    Could you just imagine their reaction if Mike McCarthy would have said something so classless about Adrian Peterson a couple of years ago?

    Just look at the Barney’s overreaction just last January, when Sean Payton playfully mocked their lazy jumping jacks chant.
    They went crazy, calling him unprofessional and ripping him a new one.

    So, thank you, once again, for proving yourselves to be the biggest bunch of hypocrites in the entire NFL.
    skoLOL!

  56. N E KOCH says:
    September 13, 2018 at 7:34 am
    Viking fans have replaced Eagle fans as the biggest crybabies
    The Packers are so so much in there head

    13 World Titles to Vikings ZERO
    YEP that’s the reason
    Jealousy

    //////////

    And just how are those 13 World Titles gonna help you Sunday? Best bulletin board material of the week? Rodgers saying he doesn’t need to practice. You don’t need to practice for arguably the number one defense in the NFL if not one number 2? Yeah good luck with that Aaron. Me thinks this injury is a little worse than they are leading on. He may play, but he might be gone after one or two series because he simply cannot play with the injury.

  57. I don’t know….if Mike Sherman can get in the face of Warren Sapp after a game (which I totally supported), I can’t fault Zim for his comments. Seems like spilt milk.

  58. stellarperformance says:
    September 13, 2018 at 9:23 am
    13worldchampioinships says:
    September 13, 2018 at 7:54 am
    stellarperformance says:
    September 13, 2018 at 7:23 am
    How very petty of him. How very unprofessional. It’s a very fight-picky thing to say for a professional, especially a head coach. But I’m sure the Viking fans just love it. Call me head-shakingly shocked

    ***

    My word. You can’t possible be this uptight all the time.
    ////////////////////////

    Truth hurt?

    ***

    That you’re uptight? No. Not really. Just disappointing.

  59. My word. Am I the only one who didn’t read this as sarcastic or mean-spirited? It seems obvious that he meant it as a compliment. I love Zim, but his rhetoric isn’t great. I read it not like “He walks on water and therefore can do no wrong” but rather as “He walks on water because he’s the God of Football.”

    Anytime there is a Packers/Vikings thread, the most annoying PFT comments come.

  60. mgp32 says:
    September 13, 2018 at 7:05 am
    Who else is traveling to the game from MN? Is there any good tailgaiting spots for Vikes fans?

    Try Escanaba.

    Zimmer’s crack was no surprise. As a Packers fan, it didn’t bother me at all. A little sarcasm is good in a rivalry.

  61. cardinealsfan20 says:
    September 13, 2018 at 9:30 am
    Zimmer needs to keep AR’s name out of his mouth. AR has won a Super Bowl. What has Zimmer won? Absolutely nothing.

    ***

    You’re absolutely right. When Zimmer is asked about Rodgers during a mandatory press conference, his response should be this…

    “Oh, please no. I’m not to speak his name. In the 4 full seasons as a head coach, I haven’t won a superbowl. Even though I went to the playoffs twice (including the NFCCG), and won the division twice, in those 4 years I’ve been a head coach here, I haven’t earned my stripes in this league to speak of his name. When I earned a ring as a d-coordinator with the Cowboys, it was insufficient. My worth as a coach is tallied not by my resume, but my career comparison to Aaro—oh no, I almost said his name again. I hope I’m not cursed. Please don’t repeat me that I was beginning to say his name. Again, I’ve never won a Superbowl as a head coach. I don’t want to upset him or the fan base.”

  62. ajzinnecker says:
    September 13, 2018 at 10:02 am
    How is this such a bad thing to say? He walks on water…as in he does the impossible. If anything Zimmer is paying him a compliment.
    //////////////////////////

    Then why do you feel it’s necessary to defend him?

  63. 13worldchampioinships says:

    You’re absolutely right. When Zimmer is asked about Rodgers during a mandatory press conference, his response should be this…
    “Oh, please no. I’m not to speak his name. In the 4 full seasons as a head coach, I haven’t won a superbowl. Even though I went to the playoffs twice (including the NFCCG), and won the division twice, in those 4 years I’ve been a head coach here, I haven’t earned my stripes in this league to speak of his name. When I earned a ring as a d-coordinator with the Cowboys, it was insufficient. My worth as a coach is tallied not by my resume, but my career comparison to Aaro—oh no, I almost said his name again. I hope I’m not cursed. Please don’t repeat me that I was beginning to say his name. Again, I’ve never won a Superbowl as a head coach. I don’t want to upset him or the fan base.”

    —–

    This is what I’m talking about. Embarrassing.

    We were one incredibly lucky play away from Zim still not winning a playoff game, then got absolutely destroyed the next game, and my fellow Vikings fans are talking like Zim is the best coach of all time.

  64. stellarperformance says:
    September 13, 2018 at 10:27 am
    ajzinnecker says:
    September 13, 2018 at 10:02 am
    How is this such a bad thing to say? He walks on water…as in he does the impossible. If anything Zimmer is paying him a compliment.
    //////////////////////////

    Then why do you feel it’s necessary to defend him?

    ////////////////////////

    Because people like to make something out of nothing. I can’t tell if it’s intentional or due to a tragic obtuseness.

  65. gaiussallistius says:
    September 13, 2018 at 10:17 am
    My word. Am I the only one who didn’t read this as sarcastic or mean-spirited? It seems obvious that he meant it as a compliment. I love Zim, but his rhetoric isn’t great. I read it not like “He walks on water and therefore can do no wrong” but rather as “He walks on water because he’s the God of Football.”

    Anytime there is a Packers/Vikings thread, the most annoying PFT comments come.
    /////////

    Unless your bowing at their feet and telling them how great their team is Packers = Snowflakes and when it gets rough they either need a safe space OR talking about their 13 World Championships. They never worry about the future became they live in the past. They tend to forget that between 1972 and 1995 their team had zero play off win or appearances. Its kinda like we don’t talk about the pre Favre/Rodgers era. Just like Akhenaten, they want to erase all references of this past history and the dark times.

  66. So based on this comment section when reality is slid into comments.

    The Vikings and Packers are 4-4 since Zimmer joined the Vikings. very even series over the last few years regardless of what obsessed GTO thinks.

    Zim threw a little humor out there, but most likely will be taken out of context as the usual “bulletin board” material. Not a big deal, but man what’s in the water up there that the coach sounds like the bitter fans now?

    Apparently Rodgers is now the most hated man in Minnesota. Pretty impressive the amount of comments hoping for another injury. Not a good look for you guys. His every move is scrutinized because he is a Packer. It was no different in the Favre era. I remember the same comments. Spending your life hating a player of an opposing team might be the webster see also for obsession.

    Packer fans get a little too worked up over anyone scrutinizing Rodgers. The guy makes millions as the 1 or 2 best players in his position. He can handle it.

    As long as both teams bring their A-game, it will be a slug fest like always.

  67. @screamingyello

    And I see your feelings are still hurt, since you’ve been called out for foolish post. Keep up the good work.

  68. For those of you that missed Zimmer’s press conference, here’s the part that didn’t make the headlines:

    Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer noted that, even playing on one wheel, Rodgers was able to change his game up to the condition he was in and just did what he always does – make plays.
    “He didn’t move quite as well, but he did move and make some throws,” Zimmer said. “He didn’t really get outside the pocket after that. The guy’s incredible. He makes every throw, gets the ball out quick, sees pressure. We’ll just have to see going into the game.”

    Zimmer respects Rodgers. The crack about “walk on water” was directed more at Packer fans and media members that think he is actually Jesus.

  69. This is what I’m watching for: Rodgers says he has a knee sprain. If it’s Grade 2, Grade 1, he won’t be able to go side to side or run. He’s stuck in the pocket like a sitting duck. If he can go side to side or run, we have to question if he’s really hurt or has this all been a big ruse. I’m sure Zim is wondering the exact same thing about the injury diva especially when the exact nature of the injury has been so sketchy. Something doesn’t pass muster.

  70. Only Our Lord Jesus walked on water. enough said about that.

    If Aaron Goes down again, instead of taking a few weeks off to rest the leg, at the high salary he is earning that has already hamstrung his team for years to come…. what is his true worth then….Talent aside ( which he has a lot of I give you all that fact) you hurt your team financially and then you hurt your team by being foolishly brave and risk losing the rest of the season for what??? A Week 2 game????

    Rest recover and play in 2-3 weeks, Having him for the first 2-3 games and then out the last 12- 13 games is just plain dumb. Any Head coach knows this or should know this.

  71. Love to see the Vikes trolkls whining about the refs like they don’t remember the Jerry Rice fumble that somehow wasn’t and the uncalled facemask by the Cards or the Fail Mary. Or a ticky tack roughing call on Matthews last week after an incomplete pass on 4th down even though he pulled up and did everything he could to avoid the hit.

  72. irishgary says:
    September 13, 2018 at 7:47 am

    @Stellar

    Stop with the fight picking nonsense. If Zimmer were to pick a fight with you, you would run
    —-
    Ha Ha even your fellow fan base is tired of your repetitive stupidity.

  73. Football Fred says:
    September 13, 2018 at 11:28 am
    This is what I’m watching for: Rodgers says he has a knee sprain. If it’s Grade 2, Grade 1, he won’t be able to go side to side or run. He’s stuck in the pocket like a sitting duck. If he can go side to side or run, we have to question if he’s really hurt or has this all been a big ruse. I’m sure Zim is wondering the exact same thing about the injury diva especially when the exact nature of the injury has been so sketchy. Something doesn’t pass muster.
    /////////

    He’ll play, however he may not last 3 series because the pain maybe too much or mobility will be limited. Muscles tend to tighten up too. We shall see, but I think he plays to be honest. Our front four needs to have a great game 0 which I think they can given their rotation. Vikes D also needs to clamp down on the slant patterns and watch the hands, NO PIs. I’m sure Harry da Hitman will be roaming about as well. Just play Keep away. Nice longs drives one two punch with Tay Train and the Chef. Even the great Aaron Rodgers who walks on water can’t score when he doesn’t have the ball….. Of course Packer fans would tell you otherwise.

  74. cardinealsfan20 says:
    September 13, 2018 at 9:30 am
    Zimmer needs to keep AR’s name out of his mouth. AR has won a Super Bowl. What has Zimmer won? Absolutely nothing.
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    So is Zimmer banned from talking about Nick Foles, Joe Flacco, Trent Dilfer, Brad Johnson, and Jeff Hostetler? You’ll need to make him a list because it will be a lot of names he has to remember.

  75. stellarperformance says:
    September 13, 2018 at 7:23 am

    How very petty of him. How very unprofessional. It’s a very fight-picky thing to say for a professional, especially a head coach. But I’m sure the Viking fans just love it. Call me head-shakingly shocked.
    _________

    Well, I never! (clutching pearls)

  76. They never worry about the future became they live in the past. They tend to forget that between 1972 and 1995 their team had zero play off win or appearances.
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    They won 4 Playoff games from 1993-1995.

    … next.

  77. flviking says:
    Zimmer makes a joke and all the packer commentators come on here with their packer panties in a bundle. Get over it Nancy’s

    –Apparently they are as sensitive as their QB.

  78. The best thing about this rivalry, as a neutral observer, is the shear amount of tears that are going to be shed one way or the other come Monday. Hopefully those 2 cities are both prepared for it.

  79. Football Fred says:
    September 13, 2018 at 11:28 am
    This is what I’m watching for: Rodgers says he has a knee sprain. If it’s Grade 2, Grade 1, he won’t be able to go side to side or run. He’s stuck in the pocket like a sitting duck. If he can go side to side or run, we have to question if he’s really hurt or has this all been a big ruse. I’m sure Zim is wondering the exact same thing about the injury diva especially when the exact nature of the injury has been so sketchy. Something doesn’t pass muster.

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    You must not have seen the play. Rodgers’ leg bent sideways at the knee. He was definitely hurt. The only question is, how badly.

  80. Rodgers career against everyone other than Zimmer (includes two games against CIN when Zimmer was DC):

    Record: 92-43 (.681)
    YPG: 261.9
    YPA: 7.95
    TDPG: 2.15
    INTPG: 0.52
    Passer rating: 104.9

    Rodgers Career against Zimmer (record and averages exclude last year’s game when he only threw 4 passes):

    Record: 3-4 (.429)
    YPG: 226.6
    YPA: 6.52
    TDPG: 1.57
    INTPG: 0.57
    Passer rating: 86.2

  81. Football Fred says:
    September 13, 2018 at 11:28 am
    This is what I’m watching for: Rodgers says he has a knee sprain. If it’s Grade 2, Grade 1, he won’t be able to go side to side or run. He’s stuck in the pocket like a sitting duck. If he can go side to side or run, we have to question if he’s really hurt or has this all been a big ruse. I’m sure Zim is wondering the exact same thing about the injury diva especially when the exact nature of the injury has been so sketchy. Something doesn’t pass muster.

    —–

    Now tell me how Zim would be the stand up guy and not play chess with the whole issue…

  82. Aaron Rodgers should be fine as long as he can fall correctly when hit. Both clavicle injuries are on him because of his inability to fall in the right manner when hit by an opposing player because he didn’t take time to assess the situation during his fall and adjust himself appropriately while being within the grasp and control of another player. Most upper body injuries in the NFL are not caused by tackles, but by falling. Skiers know this well, and that’s why when they fall, they never get injured. Falling ability is one of the skills that GM’s are now assessing when considering college prospects.

  83. I’m sure glad they cut down the posts to only 30. I couldn’t take any more of this drivel. Their fans (both) must not have a life. If they are posting comments from work, I hope they are all fired.

  84. usdcoyotesfan says:
    September 13, 2018 at 11:40 am
    Love to see the Vikes trolkls whining about the refs like they don’t remember the Jerry Rice fumble that somehow wasn’t and the uncalled facemask by the Cards or the Fail Mary. Or a ticky tack roughing call on Matthews last week after an incomplete pass on 4th down even though he pulled up and did everything he could to avoid the hit.
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    He did zero to avoid hitting Trubisky on that play. There were two hits on Trubisky earlier in the game that were called penalties and probably shouldn’t have been, but the Matthews hit late in the game was not only a good and fair call, it was completely idiotic of Matthews.

  85. twincities90210 says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:13 pm
    Why is Rodgers giving the devil horns with his left hand? He isn’t from Texas. He must be giving homage to his master Satan!
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    Well! That got out of hand in a hurry.

  86. aarons444 says:
    September 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm
    They never worry about the future became they live in the past. They tend to forget that between 1972 and 1995 their team had zero play off win or appearances.
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    They won 4 Playoff games from 1993-1995.
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    So that makes up for 23 years of no plays-offs? smdh dude (face palms himself)

  87. mrdarkness13 says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:49 pm

    So that makes up for 23 years of no plays-offs? smdh dude (face palms himself)

    +++++++

    A Super Bowl championship does make up for a lot of mediocre football. Maybe one day you will find that out.

  88. The Almighty Cabbage says:
    September 13, 2018 at 12:21 pm
    Football Fred says:
    September 13, 2018 at 11:28 am
    This is what I’m watching for: Rodgers says he has a knee sprain. If it’s Grade 2, Grade 1, he won’t be able to go side to side or run. He’s stuck in the pocket like a sitting duck. If he can go side to side or run, we have to question if he’s really hurt or has this all been a big ruse. I’m sure Zim is wondering the exact same thing about the injury diva especially when the exact nature of the injury has been so sketchy. Something doesn’t pass muster.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    You must not have seen the play. Rodgers’ leg bent sideways at the knee. He was definitely hurt. The only question is, how badly.

    2 0 Rate This
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    I saw it alright, but I also saw Rodgers getting pummeled w plenty of 3 & outs and getting embarrassed as heck. I also saw him fall first before the human assault. Who’s to say the whole thing wasn’t a set-up so the big diva could regroup & save face & get sympathy from the refs & league office. Like I said, w a sprain he shouldn’t be able to move–if he can its fishy. And if I’m wrong I’ll admit it to you.

  89. mrdarkness13 says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:49 pm
    aarons444 says:
    September 13, 2018 at 12:07 pm
    They never worry about the future became they live in the past. They tend to forget that between 1972 and 1995 their team had zero play off win or appearances.
    =====
    They won 4 Playoff games from 1993-1995.
    ////////
    So that makes up for 23 years of no plays-offs? smdh dude (face palms himself)
    ====================================================================================================================================
    He never said that. Face-palm yourself harder. He was pointing out that you presented incorrect information.

    Everyone already knows that the Vikings are the best. They’ve proven that to everyone multiple times.

  90. frank booth says:
    September 13, 2018 at 1:03 pm
    Aaron Rodgers should be fine as long as he can fall correctly when hit. Both clavicle injuries are on him because of his inability to fall in the right manner when hit by an opposing player because he didn’t take time to assess the situation during his fall and adjust himself appropriately while being within the grasp and control of another player. Most upper body injuries in the NFL are not caused by tackles, but by falling. Skiers know this well, and that’s why when they fall, they never get injured. Falling ability is one of the skills that GM’s are now assessing when considering college prospects.
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    I see the sarcasm, however, according to the rules of the NFL, 300 lb. D-linemen, while going as hard as possible at a QB that may be moving need to be sure to contort their bodies and somehow make sure they don’t land on the QB with an amount of weight that an official can deem “too much”. These subjective rules have no place in FB. Don’t hit the QB low, don’t hit him high, don’t wrap and drive him to the ground, don’t land with all your body weight on him.
    Hopefully the refs are consistent in their calls……I know…..I’m laughing as I type it…..

  91. So that makes up for 23 years of no plays-offs? smdh dude (face palms himself)
    ======

    Get your put-downs strait and you won’t have to facepalm yourself.

  92. Football Fred says:
    September 13, 2018 at 2:05 pm
    The Almighty Cabbage says:
    September 13, 2018 at 12:21 pm
    Football Fred says:
    September 13, 2018 at 11:28 am
    This is what I’m watching for: Rodgers says he has a knee sprain. If it’s Grade 2, Grade 1, he won’t be able to go side to side or run. He’s stuck in the pocket like a sitting duck. If he can go side to side or run, we have to question if he’s really hurt or has this all been a big ruse. I’m sure Zim is wondering the exact same thing about the injury diva especially when the exact nature of the injury has been so sketchy. Something doesn’t pass muster.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    You must not have seen the play. Rodgers’ leg bent sideways at the knee. He was definitely hurt. The only question is, how badly.

    2 0 Rate This
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    I saw it alright, but I also saw Rodgers getting pummeled w plenty of 3 & outs and getting embarrassed as heck. I also saw him fall first before the human assault. Who’s to say the whole thing wasn’t a set-up so the big diva could regroup & save face & get sympathy from the refs & league office. Like I said, w a sprain he shouldn’t be able to move–if he can its fishy. And if I’m wrong I’ll admit it to you.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    If you believe such a great conspiracy exists… or even COULD exist… don’t bother “admitting” anything. We have nothing further to discuss.

  93. Hey gtodriver are you intentionally trying to mislead your fellow Viking trolls? ROdgers is 4-2 against Zimmer.

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