Mike Zimmer

Detroit Lions v Minnesota Vikings

Zimmer Pleased With Vikings’ Progress

The Vikings did not score in the second half Sunday in Detroit. They dropped their record to 6-8 and moved to 0-5 in their division.

12/15/2014

Portrait Of Happy Santa Claus With Hands On Stomach

Podcast Page: Dave Lee 12-15-14

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12/15/2014

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Vikings Sign Tackle Carter Bykowski

The Minnesota Vikings have placed linebacker Michael Mauti on injured reserve and signed offensive tackle Carter Bykowski off San Francisco’s practice squad.

12/10/2014

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Vikings Want To Use Running Backs Differently The Rest Of The Season

The Minnesota Vikings enter the final three games of the season with two running backs that did not start the season on the active roster. Head coach Mike Zimmer would like to see more of what Joe Banyard and Ben Tate can bring the offense after the two combined for four carries in Sunday’s win over the New York Jets. Also, after 97 scoreless NFL games, Jerome Felton scored his first career NFL touchdown.

12/10/2014

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Injury Report: McKinnon Out, Barr And Price Doubtful For The Vikings Against The Jets

The Minnesota Vikings may be without three rookies for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets. Running back Jerick McKinnon has been ruled out for the second consecutive week and linebacker Anthony Barr and cornerback Jabari Price are listed as doubtful. The Vikings have seven players listed on their injury report and the Jets have nine listed on theirs.

12/05/2014

Minnesota Vikings v Buffalo Bills

Vikings Confirm Patterson No Longer A Starter

Minnesota wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson’s playing time has dwindled to the point where he had only three snaps with the offense in the last game. Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner confirmed the obvious Thursday when he said Charles Johnson has replaced Patterson as the starter at the “X” position once commonly known as the split end.

12/04/2014

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Patterson Slipping On The Vikings’ Depth Chart

Cordarrelle Patterson had limited playing time in Sunday’s winning over the Carolina Panthers. The second-year receiver failed to catch the one ball thrown his way and his he was on the field for just three plays on offense. Charles Johnson, who was claimed just before the season started from the Cleveland Browns, had the most playing time of any receiver on Sunday. On the other side of the ball, Xavier Rhodes is becoming one of the league’s best cornerbacks.

12/03/2014

The Best Things About Thanksgiving

PODCAST PAGE: 11-26-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

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11/26/2014

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Vikings OT Matt Kalil’s Frustrating Season Reached A New Height Sunday

Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Matt Kalil had more problems than just the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. After the game ended, he did not talk to the media and then had an incident with a fane just outside TCF Bank Stadium. Kalil apologized for dodging the media and called the incident afterward “no big deal.” The Vikings lost their other starting tackle Phil Loadholt for the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle.

11/26/2014

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Podcast Page: 11-25-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A busy Tuesday on The Morning News-Hear Jerry Kill talk Wisconsin, Tim Walz on Ferguson and more. Click the link above.

11/25/2014

Washington Redskins v Minnesota Vikings

Report: Zimmer Thinks Peterson Will Return To Vikings

Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer thinks Adrian Peterson might return to the team after he’s reinstated into the NFL next spring, according to a report from ESPN.com.

11/23/2014

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Injury Report: Vikings Running Backs Are Getting Banged Up

The Minnesota Vikings are thin on healthy running backs with Matt Asiata out and Jerick McKinnon banged up. McKinnon is expected to play with a lower back issue, but the team claimed Ben Tate off waivers as insurance. Sharrif Floyd’s status is the biggest question mark of any injury on the team. He banged knees with a teammate and was held out of practice because of it. The Vikings list 13 players on their injury report and the Green Bay Packers list eight on theirs.

11/21/2014

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Vikings Focus On The Field, Not Personal Feelings Following AP Suspension

Instead of focusing on their team’s best player’s suspension, the Minnesota Vikings are getting ready for Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

11/19/2014

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Clock Malfunction Factors Into Vikings QB Bridgewater’s Last Minute Interception

The Minnesota Vikings are not blaming the fourth quarter clock malfunctions on their 21-13 loss to the Chicago Bears Sunday at Soldier Field. But, they are saying it factored into the play that denied them a chance to tie the game. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater threw a long pass to the end zone with plenty of time remaining in the game, but thought the clock was running out. The interception allowed the Bears to take a knee for the remainder of the game. Tight end Kyle Rudolph returned to the lineup, but he was a non-factor.

11/19/2014

Minnesota Vikings v Chicago Bears

Vikings Look A Lot Like Version From Last Year

The Minnesota Vikings have a new coaching staff. There’s a fresh start at the quarterback position. The defense has been one of the toughest in the league to pass against this season.

11/17/2014

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Injury Report: Kyle Rudolph Remains On Track To Play Sunday Against The Bears

The Minnesota Vikings remain hopeful that Kyle Rudolph will return to the lineup Sunday against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. He has missed the last seven weeks after having sports hernia surgery following a Week 3 loss to the New Orleans Saints. The Vikings injury report is pretty clean with just one player each listed as non and limited participants in Thursday’s practice and two players listed as full participants. The Bears have 10 players listed on their injury report.

11/14/2014

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Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph Hopeful To Play Vs. Bears

Adrian Peterson isn’t the only big piece of the Minnesota Vikings offense that has been missing for most of the season.

11/13/2014

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Minnesota Vikings Hope To Get Rudolph Back On Sunday

The Minnesota Vikings are hopeful tight end Kyle Rudolph will be able to return after missing five games. He had sports hernia surgery following the team’s Week 3 loss to the New Orleans Saints and targeted the Week 11 matchup with the Chicago Bears as his return date. In other news, former Viking Orlando Thomas lost his battle with ALS Sunday and the NFLPA filed a grievance against the NFL to get Adrian Peterson reinstated from the commissioner’s exempt list.

11/12/2014

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With Vastly Improved Defense, Vikings Stay In Race

Mike Zimmer’s reputation as a defensive mastermind was a significant factor in him getting the job with Minnesota. His influence with the Vikings on that side of the ball has been immediate. The learning curve is typically steep for a first-time NFL head coach, and barely halfway into the season Zimmer and his staff have already faced several unpleasant surprises and had to navigate a handful of setbacks.

11/07/2014

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Peterson Enters Plea Deal; Return To Vikings Remains Unclear

Adrian Peterson cleared the first hurdle in returning to the field. The Minnesota Vikings’ star running back pleaded no contest as part of a plea agreement Tuesday. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman held his annual midseason press conference and would not talk about the Peterson situation. Spielman did talk about his team and progress they made this season.

11/05/2014

Washington Redskins v Minnesota Vikings

Resilient Vikings Enjoy Consecutive Rallies

Mike Zimmer has brought a demanding style to the Minnesota Vikings.

The past two weeks, they’ve played with more of his personality. Even the hard-driving head coach let on some satisfaction.

11/03/2014

Washington Redskins v Minnesota Vikings

Vikings’ Zimmer Talks Winning Streak: ‘We Are Building What I Envisioned’

From looking bleak to a winning streak, what a difference a couple weeks have made for the Minnesota Vikings. Now, as players head into their bye week, they feel a lot better about things than they did a couple weeks ago.

11/03/2014

Voter Turnout

PODCAST PAGE: 11-3-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee.

The return of Mike Lynch, Vikings recap and more on the Podcast Page. Go there by clicking the link above.

11/03/2014

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Vikings Practice Squad QB Harnish Has Foot Injury

Minnesota Vikings practice squad quarterback Chandler Harnish has a foot injury that will keep him out for at least several weeks. Coach Mike Zimmer said Harnish was inadvertently stepped on by a teammate in practice Wednesday. Harnish saw a foot specialist and was diagnosed with a Grade 1 Lisfranc sprain. The Vikings were planning to try out other quarterbacks for Harnish’s spot.

10/30/2014

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Zimmer Views Sunday’s Win As A Building Victory For The Vikings

New Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer wants to build a team with a tough mind set. He believes Sunday’s win is a step in building it. Last season, the Vikings allowed five game-winning or game-tying drives in the fourth quarter. In three of them, the offense had time to overcome the defensive collapses. However, they did not in all of them.

10/29/2014

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