Mike Zimmer

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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8-Year-Old Football Fan ‘Good Luck Charm’ For Vikings

On Friday, Vikings coach Mike Zimmer started his press conference by reading a thank you note from a little boy named Alex.

10/27/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 10-27-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee!

Monday Morning QB with Dave Lee…listen back to portions of the show by clicking the link above.

10/27/2014

Minnesota Vikings v Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Vikings Blog: A Pair Of Rookies Lead Vikings To Victory

Last week in Buffalo, the Minnesota Vikings held onto a lead late in the fourth quarter before losing on the final play of the game. Thanks to a pair of rookies, history didn’t repeat itself today.

10/26/2014

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Injury Report: Robinson Leaves Minnesota Vikings Practice, Sullivan Returns

The Minnesota Vikings were down a cornerback by the conclusion of practice on Thursday. Josh Robinson suffered an ankle injury and missed the remainder of practice. The team also learned that John Sullivan passed his concussion tests and practiced in a limited capacity. The team listed two players as non-participants, five as limited participants and four as full participants in Thursday’s practice. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have eight players listed on their injury report.

10/24/2014

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Fourth-And-Twenty Play Sticks In The Minds Of The Minnesota Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings had a chance to clinch a victory over the Buffalo Bills Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium, but a fourth-and-20 conversion kept the game-winning drive alive. The Vikings were caught off guard by the quick pace of the 24-yard pass from Kyle Orton to Scott Chandler that converted the long fourth down and set up the game-winning score with one second remaining. During the game, the Vikings suffered a pair of injuries that forced the team to make changes on the offensive line.

10/22/2014

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - DECEMBER 1: Chad Greenway #52 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the game against the Chicago Bears on December 1, 2013 at Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Vikings defeated the Bear 23-20 in overtime. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Injury Report: Greenway On Track To Play Sunday For The Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings look like they will get Chad Greenway back in the lineup. The veteran linebacker has missed nearly three weeks due to broken ribs. The team also listed 10 other players on the team’s injury report. The Buffalo Bills list eight on theirs.

10/17/2014

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Zimmer Expected Back Quickly After Kidney Stone Surgery

Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer has undergone a minor procedure, but he is expected back quickly. Sources told WCCO’s Mike Max that Zimmer’s surgery was for a kidney stone.

10/17/2014

Minnesota State Fair

PODCAST PAGE: 10/16/14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

An MEA Thursday on The Morning News With Dave Lee. Click the link above to listen back to highlights from Dave’s PODCAST PAGE.

10/16/2014

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Culture Change Is Mike Zimmer’s Biggest Challenge As Vikings Head Coach

The Minnesota Vikings are just six games into Mike Zimmer’s tenure as head coach of the team and he is already figuring out his most important challenge to making the team a consistent winner. Zimmer wants his players to develop the mindset that losing is not OK. Wide receiver Greg Jennings believes the players need to start taking care of themselves. Zimmer hinted that their may be changes on the team’s offensive line.

10/15/2014

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Podcast Page: 10-14-15 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

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10/14/2014

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