Shooting Zimmer now does nothing
The Minnesota Vikings lost to a very strong Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night.
The fact that they didn’t have their starting QB certainly should have given Minnesota the advantage, but go ahead, fire head coach Mike Zimmer wouldn’t solve anything this year.
At the end of the season, the Wilfs will likely say goodbye to Rick Spielman and Zimmer.
It is more than likely that all of the coaching staff will seek employment elsewhere.
I never like to see people lose their jobs, but if you don’t do your job (win in the NFL) you should expect to lose your job.
If I’m the owners of the Vikings, I’m definitely putting together a list of potential GMs so that when the season is over, the hiring can be done. I could also make a list of potential head coaches so that I can contribute to this decision.
The general manager will likely select a new head coach for the team.
Who should be the next CEO? I’m not looking into the offices of every NFL team to make suggestions on who might be able to point the Vikings in the right direction.
I will make a few suggestions that might raise eyebrows.
- Aaron Rodgers, that’s partly ironic. He clearly wants to be involved in the decisions of the players’ staff. The career is coming to an end. Undoubtedly intelligent.
- Peyton Manning, a formidable communicator who could certainly help develop the most important position of the football team. The quarterback. Whether he needs the long hours that come with the job is another question.
- Bill Cowher, NFL commentator and former Pittsburg Steelers head coach. At 64, he doesn’t know if he would be interested in the headaches that this job can cause.
- Tony Dungy, former Vikings defensive coordinator who graduated from the University of Minnesota, would have instant credibility with fans. Obviously knows his football. At 66, same question on how long he would like to do the job.
- Nate Burleson, NFL analyst, CBS This Morning Show host, former Viking player. It’s my personal favorite choice. He is 40 years old, seems to get along well with everyone. Clearly loves football. Its vertical was 42.5 inches. The Canadian Burleson attended high school in the Seattle area. He attended the University of Nevada where he obtained degrees in human development and family studies.
With talented individuals on both sides of football, it seems to me that a ton of roster moves are unnecessary. Some, but not a ton.
I know a lot of people are interested in the Kirk Cousins case, but most of the time this year he’s been very good. The gambling appeal was excruciating. I’m not sure if he has had the opportunity to call out of games and into others for the most success. It does not appear to be the case.
Sometimes I think his brain freezes or something. For example, in one of his negative pass games on Sunday night against the Cowboys, he threw a pass to full back CJ Ham when there were three Dallas players right next to Ham. The play didn’t stand a chance.
How you can’t see that, I guess I’ll never know.
Cousins is clearly not worth $ 35 million a year. Especially when you have a limit on how much you can spend on your team.
The salary caps for NFL teams for 2021 are $ 182.5 million. I don’t know how it works, but checking the team benchmarks (ESPN, Sports Illustrated) it appears that only 8 teams are below the aforementioned number.
What is needed is someone who can start a fire under this team and hold them more accountable for their actions. Stupid penalties have cost them in virtually every game this year.
Because the games have been so close, even one or two bad penalties can be the difference between a win and a loss.
I’d like to hear some of your suggestions. You can be out of the box like many of my picks. Innovation is the key I think.
Sight is essential. A clear vision of the goal (Super Bowl victory) and a plan to get there.
These are interesting.
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