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Should Zimmer be on the hot seat? And is Spielman gone?

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A new GM usually wants to bring in his own coach. It doesn't seem very far fetched to imagine Spielman being fired. I would fire him if he doesn't fix the offensive line this year.

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Zimmer, on getting his extension: "I love this football team, I love the organization."

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Zimmer:  “I never wanted to go anywhere. I’ll be here for 10 more years, I don’t care. I love this situation that we’re in. I never wanted to go anywhere; it was just one of those things. But I love it here, and I hope I can stay here for eight more years. Whatever. Until they kick me out, I guess.”

https://www.vikings.com/news/combine-rewind-9-takeaways-from-week-in-indianapolis

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considering how long it took zimmer to get a head coaching gig i'm not surprised he wants to keep it going as long as he can. 

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I love coach Zimmer, but he needs to string together back-to-back good seasons. To much inconsistency year to year, and yes I'm sure reasons can be pointed to.

2014: 7-9

2015: 11-5

2016: 8-8

2017: 13-3

2018: 8-7-1

Edited by VikeManDan

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17 minutes ago, VikeManDan said:

I love coach Zimmer, but he needs to string together back-to-back good seasons though. To much inconsistency year to year, and yes I'm sure reasons can be pointed to.

2014: 7-9

2015: 11-5

2016: 8-8

2017: 13-3

2018: 8-7-1

Yes, there are simple reasons:

2014 - Adrian scandal

2016 - Teddy injury

2018 - New QB, ill-fitting OC, Everson break-down

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4 minutes ago, swede700 said:

Yes, there are simple reasons:

2014 - Adrian scandal

2016 - Teddy injury

2018 - New QB, ill-fitting OC, Everson break-down

How did I know you'd be the one to jump on this...

I was more implying 2016-2018, he has a right to figure things out his first few seasons.

2016 - we started 5-0, only to go 3-8 the rest of the way.

2018 - expectations were high and he's even admitted he made things too complicated on the defense early in the year. 

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NFL'S BEST COACHES 2019

1. Bill Belichick
Career Record: 261-123 (.680)  
With The Patriots Since: 2000
Last Year’s Ranking: 1

2. Andy Reid
Career Record: 195-124-1 (.611)  
With The Chiefs Since: 2013
Last Year’s Ranking: 3

3. Sean McVay
Career Record: 24-8 (.750)  
With The Rams Since: 2017
Last Year’s Ranking: 9

4. Doug Pederson
Career Record: 29-19 (.604)  
With The Eagles Since: 2016
Last Year’s Ranking: 5

5. Pete Carroll
Career Record: 122-85-1 (.589)  
With The Seahawks Since: 2010
Last Year’s Ranking: 2

6. Sean Payton
Career Record: 118-74 (.615)  
With The Saints Since: 2006
Last Year’s Ranking: 11

7. Mike Tomlin
Career Record: 125-66-1 (.654)  
With The Steelers Since: 2007
Last Year’s Ranking: 4

8. John Harbaugh
Career Record: 104-72 (.591)  
With The Ravens Since: 2008
Last Year’s Ranking: 6

9. Mike Zimmer
Career Record: 47-32-1 (.594)  
With The Vikings Since: 2014
Last Year’s Ranking: 8

Mike Zimmer finally got a quarterback. He then promptly missed the playoffs. The Vikings were a curious 2018 tale. Despite turning Case Keenum into Kirk Cousins, they scored 22 fewer points than in 2017. That, coupled with allowing 89 more on defense dropped a 13-3 club to 8-7-1. Zimmer’s squad dominated non-playoff teams to the tune of 7-1-1 but were helpless against those who made the tournament, going 1-6. They were the definition of average. Part of Zimmer’s diagnosis was that he strayed too far from his roots. Desperate and disgusted, he pink slipped pass-happy OC John DeFilippo on December 11. Following the firing were wins over the hapless Dolphins and Lions before a season-ending suffocation against the Bears. Even with those inconclusive results, Zimmer removed fill-in OC Kevin Stefanski’s interim tag, making his 2019 intentions clear. More runs, fewer missed blocks, more big plays on defense. He is doubling down on Zimmer Ball as the rest of the league loads up on “Next McVays.” One of the NFL’s most focused, disciplined coaches, Zimmer’s track record suggests 2019 will not be another season of poor game plans and botched execution.         

10. Ron Rivera
Career Record: 71-56-1 (.559)
With The Panthers Since: 2011
Last Year’s Ranking: 7

https://www.rotoworld.com/article/goal-line-stand/nfls-best-coaches-2019    

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The Vikings have extended the contract of General Manager Rick Spielman through the 2020 season, Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reports. The one-year extension through the 2020 season keeps him “synched up” with coach Mike Zimmer, Vikings president and co-owner Mark Wilf told Goessling.

The Vikings picked up the option on Zimmer’s contract last month, extending him through 2020.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/03/26/vikings-extend-rick-spielmans-contract/

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30 minutes ago, vike daddy said:

The Vikings have extended the contract of General Manager Rick Spielman through the 2020 season, Ben Goessling of the Star Tribune reports. The one-year extension through the 2020 season keeps him “synched up” with coach Mike Zimmer, Vikings president and co-owner Mark Wilf told Goessling.

The Vikings picked up the option on Zimmer’s contract last month, extending him through 2020.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2019/03/26/vikings-extend-rick-spielmans-contract/

So both Zimmer and Spielman are tied to Cousins. They all have expiring contracts in 2020. 

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11 hours ago, vikingsrule said:

So both Zimmer and Spielman are tied to Cousins. They all have expiring contracts in 2020. 

I'd feel worried about that if I were them. 

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1 hour ago, wcblack34 said:

I'd feel worried about that if I were them. 

Or extremely motivated.  This year will be important for all of them.  Hopefully, they'll show up well.  

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7 hours ago, swede700 said:

Or extremely motivated.  This year will be important for all of them.  Hopefully, they'll show up well.  

I doubt motivation has ever been an issue for either of them. 

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