Friday, September 19, 2014

Somebody didn't do their research

After Friday's practice, Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer held a brief press conference. Typically there is little more than the inane questions, but this week was a little different given the Adrian Peterson saga.

In fact, there was one gentleman in particular who fired a question at Zimmer which gave me the impression that he didn't put a lot of thought behind it.

Interviewer: Mike, professionally is this as difficult a week as you've ever been through and how did you sort of handle that, just emotional and focus level?

Coach Zimmer: Well my wife died in October five years ago....and I was still coaching football at the time. 

So I'm going to go out on a limb and say no, this was not the toughest week Zimmer has endured as a pro football coach.

By the way, Zimmer coached his defense literally two days after his wife passed. That day, the Bengals' D held a very good Baltimore Ravens offense to 257 total yards in a 17-14 win in Baltimore.


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