http://www.startribune.com/mike-zimmer- ... 423258333/
I think Reusse makes some good points without piling on too much. He concludes by saying:This is the age when the sporting public can see most everything for itself and absorb information from endless sources. An opinion is formed rapidly, and then comes the mystery:
A) Some of those opinions are tightly held even when there’s evidence to the contrary; and B) some will change in a blink of the calendar.
Mike Zimmer remains the beneficiary of Opinion A. Forty months ago, the sporting public embraced the notion that Zimmer was going to be a well-seasoned wonder as Vikings coach, and it seems to have maintained the pro-Zim stance even after the disastrous turn taken by his team last season.
That's fair, at least in my opinion.A year ago as the Vikings put rookies through drills at Winter Park, Zimmer was the heroic coach who had raised the team to contending status in the NFC. Now, Zimmer’s leadership as a coach is one of the uncertainties for the 2017 Vikings.