Found January 13, 2012 on Bucs Beat:
At 55, Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer lacks head coaching experience. But he won't be a pushover. He's known for being a disciplinarian and extremely confrontational with players, who wind up loving him for it. "Beyond this game, we consider each other friends,'' Bengals safety Chris Crocker told the Cincinnati Enquirer. "It’s just one of those things where you know that he’s very, very brute and brash and can be harsh, but at the end of the day he really does care about his players. I think that’s the reason why guys will run through a wall for him. It’s easy to respect a guy who will tell you the hard truth. We hope for nothing but the best for him. Hopefully one day he will become a head coach in this league.” Zimmer and Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski have been given permission to interview for the Buccaneers head coaching job. Zimmer already has met with the Miami Dolphins. Since he taking over at Cincinnati...

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