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Post by chicagopurple » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:21 am

a strong HC who built a solid coaching staff around himself should tolerate this well. I would be surprised if Priefer is not in lock-step with Zims strategy (even if I dont agree with it at times) and will not deviate much. I doubt this will hurt us much...who knows maybe Priefer will do a "This ones for the Gipper" speech and motivate our team to play out of its mind!
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Post by IrishViking » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:45 am

chicagopurple wrote:a strong HC who built a solid coaching staff around himself should tolerate this well. I would be surprised if Priefer is not in lock-step with Zims strategy (even if I dont agree with it at times) and will not deviate much. I doubt this will hurt us much...who knows maybe Priefer will do a "This ones for the Gipper" speech and motivate our team to play out of its mind!

Conversely he could also utilized the defense differently and we have a dominate return to form... and questions will fly...
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Re: Zimmer may miss Cowboys game

Post by TriceStyle » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:47 am

I suppose this keeps the Oline and offense in tact also. Why mess with it at this point if theyre trying to get things fixed.
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Post by Norv Zimmer » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:47 am

Just announced Zimmer will not be at the game. Preifer will be HC
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Re: Zimmer may miss Cowboys game

Post by Cliff » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:07 pm

So who's calling defensive plays, I wonder?
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Post by J. Kapp 11 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:20 pm

Cliff wrote:So who's calling defensive plays, I wonder?
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Re: Zimmer may miss Cowboys game

Post by PacificNorseWest » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:38 pm

Priefer is a very good coach, but I think this is to allow Shurmur to focus strictly on running the offense though. Taking any concentration away from that unit is the last thing they want to do.
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Re: Zimmer may miss Cowboys game

Post by Maelstrom88 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:49 pm

Well that's unfortunate. Hope Zim makes a full recovery. The Odin eyepatch is a funny thought though as long as he doesn't lose an eye. :govikes:
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Re: Zimmer may miss Cowboys game

Post by S197 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:08 pm

You know it's been a bad year for injuries when the head coach goes down. Who blessed the new stadium, a voodoo priest?

Hope he'll be okay. At least they'll have a couple extra days of rest this week.
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Re: Zimmer may miss Cowboys game

Post by S197 » Thu Dec 01, 2016 2:11 pm

Cliff wrote:I hope it goes well for Zimmer and everything comes out great.

If it doesn't though, how mean would Zimmer look on the sideline with an eyepatch? Maybe he'll get a scar on his opposite cheek or something too.
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Post by Texas Vike » Thu Dec 01, 2016 3:54 pm

S197 wrote:You know it's been a bad year for injuries when the head coach goes down. Who blessed the new stadium, a voodoo priest?
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Post by Just Me » Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:49 pm

Cliff wrote:I hope it goes well for Zimmer and everything comes out great.

If it doesn't though, how mean would Zimmer look on the sideline with an eyepatch? Maybe he'll get a scar on his opposite cheek or something too.
The Raiders would want to sign him in that event...
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Re: Zimmer may miss Cowboys game

Post by Mothman » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:51 pm

Some good news:

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer returns to duties following eye surgery
Vikings coach Mike Zimmer, who missed last Thursday’s game against Dallas following emergency eye surgery, has returned to his coaching duties, general manager Rick Spielman announced Monday.

In a statement released Monday morning, Spielman said that Zimmer is expected to travel with the team to Jacksonville for Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.

Zimmer had surgery last Wednesday night to repair a detached retina, the third surgery on his right eye in November. The 17-15 loss to the Cowboys at U.S. Bank Stadium was the first game he had missed in 23 years as an NFL head coach and assistant.

The Vikings will return to practice Tuesday; Zimmer is next scheduled to speak with the media at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
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