After working for two decades in the NFL to fulfill his desire to become a head coach, Mike Zimmer has finally reached the real deal. Minnesota Vikings training camp starts Friday, and the season opener is a little more than six weeks away.
It figures to be one of the most intriguing training camps for the Vikings in recent memory, with a lot of new faces and almost an entirely new coaching staff. Practices officially begin Friday, with the preseason beginning on Aug. 8 and the team’s first regular season home game at TCF Bank Stadium on Sept. 14 against the Patriots.
Mike Zimmer might be doing some yelling in Minnesota, but it will be in a constructive way. An outstanding defensive coach in Cincinnati since 2008, he was in the running for several jobs before landing the Vikings gig.
With NFL training camps starting in about a month across the country, the Minnesota Vikings announced their schedule on Tuesday.
Adrian Peterson is staring 30 years old right in the face, and he knows the stigma that number carries for NFL running backs.
If you’re looking for a player to upgrade in Norv Turner’s offense, it might be a veteran on the cusp – Kyle Rudolph. “Well, the biggest thing normally when you come back for an offseason, you’re already familiar with, you know, your offense or your defense and you’re kinda just working on perfecting your craft out here on the practice field every day,” Rudolph said.
Minnesota Vikings fans know that Adrian Peterson is number one, but not that Toby Gerhart is gone – who is second in line to carry the ball? His name is Jerick McKinnon, and he’s still making a transition to full time running back. In college he did a number of things, including throwing the ball as a quarterback at Georgia Southern University.
Chad Greenway did his best Superman impression this week. For his next feat, Greenway could further endear himself to new Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer by figuring out how to clone himself.
The Minnestoa Vikings are projected to have a rough 2014-15 season, Mike Zimmer’s first as head coach, at least according to some Las Vegas odds-makers.
Mike Zimmer, meet Mike Zimmer. The Minnesota Vikings saw enough during a tryout earlier this month to bring second-year linebacker Mike Zimmer to training camp with them this season.
Of all the things coaching lifer Mike Zimmer loves about the job, rolling up his sleeves and teaching young players the game might rank right near the top.
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The Minnesota Vikings have the energy and enthusiasm of a team with a new coaching staff. The only results that matter are months away, of course. For now, the Vikings are buzzing about the beginning of coach Mike Zimmer’s period of influence.
Adrian Peterson is still working his way back from offseason groin surgery. He says he is eager to rejoin his Minnesota Vikings teammates for the team’s offseason program once his body is ready.
Everson Griffen didn’t want to entertain offers from other teams. His loyalty was with the Minnesota Vikings.