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WARNING: Explicit Language

In his introductory press conference, Mike Zimmer tried to disavow his persona as featured in HBO’s Hard Knocks. I don’t doubt there is more to the new head coach than a potty mouth, but after watching the short clip below it is easy to see how different Zimmer is from his taciturn predecessor. To be very clear, this video features language that is not, ummm, church appropriate.


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5 Responses to “WARNING: Explicit Language”

  1. Fisher says:

    I like this guy.

    I don’t like the idea of Edwards coming aboard as DC, but maybe Zimmer likes him because he’ll do what Zimmer says… and that could be a good thing.

  2. purplereign57 says:

    @Fisher:from the small amount of info I’ve gathered on Zimmer, I have to say that,so far, I like him too. At least, I think I like his philosophy, and my guess is that, as time goes by, I’ll grow to like him more. I’ve seen some of those film clips of him. Man, he’s a really fiery cuss, ain’t he? That’s likely the shot in the arm that the Vikings need.
    On the other hand, and as you already should know from some of my previous posts, I, too, DO NOT LIKE the hiring of Edwards. As I’ve also said prior, all you have to do is look up what he did while he was a defensive coordinator in Pittsburgh in 2000, and in Buffalo in 2010 and 2011. His numbers were just plain atrocious, so if Zimmer doesn’t stand by his side, and give his expert advice to Edwards, I doubt the Viking defense improves much at all, and lies near the bottom of the league, like they did in 2013. I guess we can only hope that Zimmer does his job, as well as doing Edwards’ job too.

  3. Chris says:

    If you think Zimmer wont have 100% of his efforts on the defensive side of the ball youre not very wise. Check the hire of Norv Turner. Zimmer wont have to worry about the offense at all. Hes the head coach but hes basically going to be the defensive coordinator too

  4. purplereign57 says:

    @Chris: Dude, no one has posted a word here (so far) about the offensive side of the ball, about Norv Turner, and whether his expertise will be all that’s needed to keep the offense rolling, or about Coach Zimmer having to split his time between the offense and defense. As a matter of fact, if you’ll read the last couple of sentences of my post above, you’ll SEE that there was no mention of

  5. purplereign57 says:

    @Chris: Dude, no one has posted a word here (so far) about the offensive side of the ball, about Norv Turner, and whether his expertise will be all that’s needed to keep the offense rolling, or about Coach Zimmer having to split his time between the offense and defense. As a matter of fact, if you’ll read the last couple of sentences of my post above, you’ll SEE that there was no mention of Zimmer having to do ANYTHING AT ALL EXCEPT nudge Edwards along with his DEFENSIVE EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE. Zimmer pretty much devoting 100% of his time to the defensive side of the ball is close to EXACTLY what I was saying in the first place!! You should comprehend what you read a little better, but now that you’ve mentioned it, let me say this: As a Head Coach, Zimmer’s job,(even though he is a defensive expert), is to concentrate his efforts on EVERY SIDE OF THE BALL, no matter where the ball happens to be. THAT IS A HEAD COACH’S JOB. He must keep his eyes wide open when viewing offense, defense, special teams…where each player is, and whether that’s where he is SUPPOSED to be, if he is performing his assignment, engaging the opponent properly, etc., etc. So, if you get what I’m saying here, you should understand that Coach Zimmer, if he is doing what HE IS SUPPOSED TO BE DOING, IS NOT devoting 100% of his time to the defensive side of the ball. Put simply…HE CAN’T…not and be doing HIS JOB PROPERLY. You follow me? Coach Zimmer’s job is THE HARDEST JOB in football…being the Head Coach. His eyes, AND CONCENTRATION, have to be EVERYWHERE. I was only saying that, judging from the numbers that Edwards put up while he was a defensive coordinator, that Zimmer was going to have to help him along, give pointers, and try to make sure that Edwards doesn’t let the job HE HAS blow up in his face. The numbers that the players he is going to be coaching in Minnesota put up, are going to have to be A HELL OF A LOT BETTER than the job(s) he did in Pittsburgh, Washington, and Buffalo, or his (Edwards) head should be on the chopping block rather quickly.
    AND, I AM SORRY ABOUT THE PARTIAL POST THAT WENT UP BEFORE I WAS FINISHED WRITING IT…MY LAPTOP HAS BEEN GOING STARK RAVING CRAZY FOR A WHILE NOW, AND I JUST NEVER KNOW WHAT IT’S GOING TO DO NEXT, AND HAVE NO CONTROL OVER IT. I’M GONNA TRY DEFRAGGING IT AGAIN, AND DO A LITTLE MORE “CLEANING OUT”, AND SEE IF I CAN STOP THE UNEXPECTED CRAP THAT IT KEEPS YANKING OUT OF IT’S HAT.
    In closing, just let me say that there are no hard feelings AT ALL intended here, just the fact that I needed to clarify to you my meanings with my comments. OK? SO….SKOL VIKINGS!!!!

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