Mike Zimmer brings fire to the sideline. Sometimes, his players feel like he's breathing it.
His reported interview with the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday is probably something that should have happened before. If it doesn't work for the Browns, it should happen with one of the five other teams looking to fill a coaching vacancy.
This isn't to say that Zimmer, the Bengals' defensive coordinator forthe last five years, is absolutely the right man for the job in Cleveland. But he's absolutely the type of no-nonsense, football-first, unafraid of any challenge guy the Browns should be interviewing and considering for the job.
He'll certainly make an impression on new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner, and it will be up to them if it's the right one.
Zimmer is afraid of bad play, not bad words or calling out underperforming players. Players love him, too, for his attention to detail, ability to adjust and focus on getting every ounce of talent and effort out of his players. Th...