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Mike Zimmer is Still a Free Agent

Coming into Minnesota, Mike Zimmer was known as one of the foremost defensive minds in the NFL. Since being fired, though, no one has hired him. It’s easy to forget that many believed Zim was precisely what the Vikings franchise needed in the early days. His Bengals had just allowed an average of 19.1 points per game, 5th-best in the NFL. Cincinnati also finished 5th in yards allowed on the ground, holding opponents to an average of 96.5 yards per game.
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Questions Answered: The Danielle Hunter Verdict, Malik Willis in the Draft, Mike Zimmer as the Difference

The following questions are about current Minnesota Vikings topics, answered by VikingsTerritory. Today is the March 20th edition, addressed in a from-the-hip fashion. If you have questions, please email them to DustinBakerNFL@gmail.com. Also, please note: These are opinion-based responses. Some answers will be incorrect from time to time. But we’ll...
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Mike Zimmer texts his daughter what he's doing to pass time

Not yet employed by an NFL team after being fired by the Minnesota Vikings after eight seasons as a head coach, Mike Zimmer is apparently finding ways to stay busy. Recently, he put his Twin Cities home on the market, meaning he's probably living at his ranch in Kentucky. That certainly seems likely considering his daughter, Corri Zimmer, shared some of his text messages with her Instagram audience.
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Mike Zimmer ‘Openly Complained’ About Kirk Cousins: Fans React

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer let it be known that he wasn’t happy at times with Kirk Cousins. Per Chad Graff of The Athletic, Zimmer would complain about Cousins in team meetings and said that he didn’t make enough winning plays. Zimmer would also say that he didn’t elevate his teammates and that he didn’t take enough chances to secure wins.
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Mike Zimmer Reportedly 'Complained Openly' About Vikings' Kirk Cousins Last Season

Former Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer reportedly did not have much faith in Kirk Cousins by the end of last season. "Zimmer complained openly in coaching meetings about Cousins, and some of Zimmer’s top lieutenants echoed the sentiment," Chad Graff of The Athletic reported. "Zimmer didn’t feel the quarterback made enough 'winning plays,' that he didn't take the necessary shots to help lead the Vikings to victory, and that he didn’t elevate his teammates."
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Report: Mike Zimmer Complained Openly About Kirk Cousins in Meetings Late in 2021 Season

It's no secret that Mike Zimmer and Kirk Cousins didn't have the greatest relationship during their four years together as the Vikings' head coach and starting quarterback. Zimmer, whose love for Teddy Bridgewater during the early part of his Minnesota tenure was well-known, likely never wanted Cousins in the first place. He famously expressed his concerns at the 2018 combine over paying a quarterback a significant portion of the salary cap — and how that might inhibit their ability to build the rest of the roster. Zimmer was frustrated last year by Cousins' refusal to get vaccinated against COVID-19, and last year was also the first time the two began meeting every week to watch tape and talk football.
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Former Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer Selling $2M Minnesota Mansion

Mike Zimmer, the former Minnesota Vikings head coach, has tossed his home in Inver Grove Heights, MN, onto the market. It’s available for $1,995,000. The long-time Vikes coach was fired in January, after missing the playoffs for two years straight. Zimmer purchased the almost 9,000-square-foot abode in mid-2018, for...
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Can Kevin O'Connell avoid this key early Mike Zimmer mistake?

Back in 2014, when Mike Zimmer was a veteran coach but a rookie head coach with the Vikings, he hired Norv Turner as his first offensive coordinator. The conventional praise was that Turner was also a veteran coach, and had been a head coach before — giving Zimmer a good sounding board and allowing the head coach with a defensive background to worry less about the offense.
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Mike Zimmer Selling His $2 Million Minnesota Home – Look Inside

Mike Zimmer is long gone from Minnesota, likely never to return, so there is no need for his $2 million Inver Grove Heights home. The home is surrounded by nature on 6.2 acres of land and sits on top of a hill with beautiful views. Listed by Jeffrey Dewing at Coldwell Banker Realty for $1,995,000 the house has 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, and 8,887 Sq. Ft of living space.
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Mike Zimmer Selling His $2 Million Minnesota Home – Look Inside

Mike Zimmer is long gone from Minnesota, likely never to return, so there is no need for his $2 million Inver Grove Heights home. The home is surrounded by nature on 6.2 acres of land and sits on top of a hill with beautiful views. Listed by Jeffrey Dewing at Coldwell Banker Realty for $1,995,000 the house has 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, and 8,887 Sq. Ft of living space.