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WCCO-TV’s Mark Rosen sat down with head coach Mike Zimmer Sunday night to get his thoughts on the first few days of training camp, his first as a head coach. Rosen also sat down with Brian Murphy, the Vikings beat writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, to get his thoughts on the team and the season ahead.
The Minnesota Vikings have placed cornerback Captain Munnerlyn, safety Andrew Sendejo and tight end Chase Ford on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp. The other player held out of the first full practice on Friday was wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, who watched wearing a bucket-shaped fishing hat because of a minor foot injury. The team announced his status as day to day.
Matt Cassel has started the Minnesota Vikings training camp as the starting quarterback. As coach Mike Zimmer said again Friday, prior to the first full practice, that does not mean Cassel will automatically keep the same status for the season opener.
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.