Vikings will continue to work remotely

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The Vikings will be among the teams which continue to work remotely, even as the NFL has allowed them to open under certain conditions.

According to Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Vikings are taking their time, and building a plan for eventually working from the office again.

“We have submitted a comprehensive plan to the NFL outlining the team’s procedures to return to work in a methodical manner that emphasizes the health and safety of our players, coaches, staff and broader community,” Vikings vice president, strategic and corporate communications Jeff Anderson said. “At this time, front office staff will continue to work remotely while we further evaluate when to begin reintroducing employees to the facility in the near future. As we have throughout this situation, we will follow any future guidelines set by Governor Walz and state and local public health officials and adhere to the policies directed by the NFL.”

Coaches weren’t going to be allowed at the TCO Performance Center anyway, and coach Mike Zimmer is holed up at his Kentucky ranch with his son, co-defensive coordinator Adam Zimmer.

16 responses to “Vikings will continue to work remotely

  1. Well, that makes perfect sense, nobody can stand being with Cousins in person as it is.
    This may actually save Thielen from begging his way out of Minnesota.

  2. Meanwhile, the NFL is considering punishment because the Vikings have not upgraded their fan base.

  3. As you can see, Packer fans sure have a lot of time on their hands these days. Gonna be a rough winter up their in entitlement-town when fans aren’t allowed at games.

  4. The first two posts on this story illustrate that internet works just fine in mom’s basement still.

  5. I say this without any humor, irony, or even good natured banter….

    There are a couple Packer trolls on every Vikings story that are just straight up sad losers. Life clearly went wrong for them along the way, and they give no value to society as a whole. That is painfully obvious.

  6. I don’t understand the basic premise of the story, aren’t all 32 teams working remotely with a few to start meeting in their facilities this week?

    Maybe Zimmer is a soothsayer, he foresaw the Pandemic and decided that hiring his son as DC would not be the anchor everybody predicted and together they can plan for their defensive deficienies since most of the talent has already walked out the door.

  7. Oh Lord, now a gaggle of Barneys are handwringing and crying over a couple of posts on one of their precious Viking pages, even though they practically wear out their lutefisk reeking fingers posting on anything Packer or Aaron Rodgers related.
    That’s different though, right?

    Please, dry your eyes.
    It’s going to be alright, hypocrisy and crying are the two things your average Barney does quite well.
    Years of practice, I guess.

  8. Skolirish says:
    May 19, 2020 at 9:11 am

    2 guys above that desperately need jobs.
    _________

    But who would hire them?

  9. The Vikings were better prepared for this than any other team because they have 60 years of experience social distancing from the Lombardi Trophy.

  10. I’m glad the Vikings are taking common sense precautions here. You have to be pleased they are not rushing a re-opening and are caring about the health of their staff, coaches and players. They are human beings and their safety is paramount after all.

    The downside to this is the large draft class, and the delay in fitting them in with their veteran teammates, having them play together, having mental and emotional cohesion. But in Zim I still trust, and I am hopeful for a very good season.

    Glad Harris is back, hope they re-sign Everson Griffen too at a cap-friendly amount.

  11. The beat writer noted the front office staff will continue to work remotely, which isn’t a big deal given the timing of the NFL year.

    As to the cheesers, at least tokyo’s comment was funny. We can all do the same on the next Packer post on their remote work procedure — there’s plenty of ammo, including: (1) doesn’t every Packer employee prefer to work remotely from somewhere other than WI? (2) the longer Aaron Rodgers can distance from Gutekunst, the better; and of course (3) they need to get to the Packer facility asap to let TT out of the basement.

  12. purpleguy says:
    May 19, 2020 at 12:56 pm
    The beat writer noted the front office staff will continue to work remotely, which isn’t a big deal given the timing of the NFL year.

    As to the cheesers, at least tokyo’s comment was funny. We can all do the same on the next Packer post on their remote work procedure — there’s plenty of ammo, including: (1) doesn’t every Packer employee prefer to work remotely from somewhere other than WI? (2) the longer Aaron Rodgers can distance from Gutekunst, the better; and of course (3) they need to get to the Packer facility asap to let TT out of the basement.
    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    I thought you might be one of the decent ones.

    My mistake.

  13. freefromwhatyouare says:
    May 19, 2020 at 8:49 am
    Meanwhile, the NFL is considering punishment because the Vikings have not upgraded their fan base.

    freefromwhatyouare says:
    March 13, 2020 at 7:27 pm
    As the ships sinks further into the sea the little lonely Viking troll is crying and screaming:
    “Nothing to see here! Everything is wonderful! This is our year for our first Super Bowl Title!”
    Good luck with that! This is the last post I will ever make in a Vikings thread. Totally irrelevant in EVERY way

    @@@@@222

    I guess that didn’t last long lol

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