Odd Year Zimmer has success for many reasons, but always on an odd year. Deep playoff run crushing defeat here we come!
This time our crushing defeat will be in the superbowl tho!!
"It reminded me of back in 2000 in Dallas, when we had been running the same D forever. We got together and studied and came up with the scheme that we use now. It was a lot of learning, a lot of us growing as coaches. That's what happened this offseason."
Patterson: "That's why it's been great we've had these practices -- because we've been able to put it on film. It's not just the theory of the board. You put it up on the board, and it looks great. But when you get on the field, and it doesn't match your guys, that's not good."
The next step, he said, is to go back after the offseason program and develop a library of cutups from on-field work with different concepts the #Vikings can consider using in training camp and beyond.
*"It's never too late."*
Zimmer: “Now hear me out Andre... We continue to play with 11 on defense, but all of them are corners!”
Andre: "But what if they run the ball?"
Zim: "Come on Andre, you know this one. Blitz the hitman.
This is good and I’m sure we will adapt, but you cannot rule out the absolute lack of personnel last year as a contributing factor. Glad to hear we might be seeing a few more wrinkles in our defense.
No X’s and O’s could make up for our lack of Jim’s and Joe’s
Sounds great, this defense has needed some fresh ideas for a while. Zimmer is a good coach on D but you could tell that teams had figured out how to move the ball and put up points at times. It was too predictable and something just felt off against better offensive coaches.
It's really that many teams have taken a lot of the concepts of Zimmer's D, so that forced the league as a whole to adapt their offenses to beat that D.
It's like when over half the league was running a variant of the Tampa 2 until teams adapted their offenses to beat it.
Now they're adapting to counter the adaptation by offenses. It's a never-ending cycle.
Ohhhhh this is exactly what I needed to get over the top! I'm drinking the purple kool-aid...swimming in it... sharing it to everyone I see!
Been saying it all offseason we're going to a college style defense ala the rams last year. Anyone who likes hearing about the changes the vikings defense are doing from an outsiders perspective should listen to [this] (https://open.spotify.com/episode/7HWhJIPb3pzKEakPJX29J7?si=EKls0COYTjiC9xZ8hzGQQg&utm_source=copy-link&dl_branch=1) episodes of the athletic football podcast and skip to around the 40 minute break he starts talking about the rams but focuses alot on the vikings shortly after
If Hunter comes back, I expect our defensive to get a lot of splash plays/turn overs this season.
He changes everything scheme wise.
Hope they will adjust on fly not just at halftime
I really thought this would be something that Zimmer did before last season, but I'm glad to see he's addressing it now.
Hard to install new concepts with not just rookies, but the entire roster over Zoom calls.
I'm just imaging them doing lines of coke and going
"YA SEE HE WAS GONNA RUN, THEN HE PUMPED FAKED, THEN TRIED RUNNING AGAIN, THEN PASSED IT DOWN FIELD. HOW DO WE STOP THAT?!?!"
"DOUBLE A GAP BLITZZZZZ!!?!?!?!?!!"
You know how pissed I’m gonna be when Patterson gets poached and wins Coach of the year with the Cowboys?
The world must be ending if Zimmer is thinking of changing his scheme
How is this even news? Isn't this their literal job?
Why report on anything about anyone then? It's "literally their job" to:
- Report to camp
- Decide who makes the team
- Have media hours
- hire new coaching staff, etc
Yet we get news on this all the time.
You're caught up in the "why" ("because that's what coaches are supposed to do"), while this story is about the "what" and the "how".
Andre and not his son, since his son isn't a real DC
I can't wait for it to work well all season and be a top defense again only to get crushed in the playoffs to a backup.
Well yes that sounds exactly like what every d coordinator is doing.
Ok, now do that for the offense