Found January 15, 2014 on cover32 - Vikings:
Defense, defense, defense. This Vikings roster needs major help, obviously. What is the one area of the defense that you think needs to addressed this offseason? –Carol in Saint Paul Tough question, Carol. Well, to an extent. Everywhere? Does that count? Ultimately, it comes down to whether Jared Allen and Kevin Williams are Vikings next year. But looking at this with the current roster, and pretending that it remains the same, the secondary needs more help than anywhere else. The Minnesota Vikings rank 31st in pass defense when we look at total yards allowed, and yards/game which is an astonishing 4,595 yards and 287.2 yards/game. The run defense ranked 17th amongst NFL teams, average at best, but much better than the secondary. Offensive or defensive-minded head coach, which one would you prefer? –Aaron in Ottawa The Vikings seem to alternate between offensive minded and defensive minded coaches. Denny Green, who was more offensive minded, dating back to his days as a WR coach wit...

Grading the Vikings Mike Zimmer Hire

Well the suspense is over… the Vikings finally have a new head coach in Mike Zimmer. The general feelings around the league is that this is long overdue. While everyone seems to love Zimmer due to his personality and no fear of not telling it how it is. What gets lost is his track record, Zimmer has been successful in the NFL for the past 15 years, serving as defensive coordinator...

Report: Minnesota Vikings, Bengals DC Mike Zimmer nearing deal

(Kevin Jairaj/USA TODAY Sports ) Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer has been a hot head coaching candidate for a few years, and many have said this is the year he takes the next step and is hired by a team. Several of the teams he interviewed for have filled their vacancies, but the Vikings called him in for a second interview earlier this week. That must have went well for...

Minnesota Vikings Full 7 Round Mock Draft

While it is only January it’s never to early to start thinking ahead for the Vikings 2014 NFL Draft. Below are predictions on what the Vikings could do with each of their 8 selections in the May’s draft. It is no secret that Minnesota has quite a few needs to fill and depending on how free agency rolls out come May half of these picks could be irrelevant, which is why this will...

Mike Zimmer considering Norv Turner for Vikings offensive coordinator

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Minnesota Vikings are moving quickly towards assembling Mike Zimmer’s coaching staff. Reportedly, Zimmer is seriously considering bringing Norv Turner to be his offensive coordinator. Mike Zimmer has always been a defensive coach, so bringing in an offensive guru like Turner would be a very wise decision. “One candidate Vikings head coach...

Report: George Edwards will be the Vikings new defensive coordinator

According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports,  Dolphins linebackers coach George Edwards is leaving Miami to become the Vikings defensive coordinator. Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Report: George Edwards will be the Vikings new defensive coordinator appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Adrian Peterson bows out of Pro Bowl

Adrian Peterson has always enjoyed playing in the Pro Bowl, even deciding to play in the annual exhibition despite injuries and having sports hernia surgery after playing in the game last year. This year, the Minnesota Vikings' running back decided to take it easy. Peterson, who has been named to the Pro Bowl in six of his seven NFL seasons, withdrew from the Pro Bowl. Green...

Bengals DC Mike Zimmer will go for second interview with Vikings on Tuesday

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Bengals defensive coordinator will have a second interview for the Vikings head coaching job on Tuesday. Zimmer is considered the frontrunner, but there rumors the team wants to talk to some of the Seattle Seahawks assistants before making a decision. He will meet with owner Zygi Wilf and if Zimmer interviews well, there's a chance...

Vikings Go 5-10-1, Raise Ticket Prices

After a titillating season where the home town squad responded the the ecstatic rah-rahs of the crowd, pumped themselves up and represented the state of Minnesota to their fullest ability, facing their opponents without fear or concern, hammering the other teams with fierce determination that would make old, fat Helga the proudest blonde Scandinavian this side of the Atlantic Ocean...

Vikings hire Mike Zimmer as next head coach

According to Michael David Smith of, the Minnesota Vikings have hired their next head coach in Mike Zimmer. Zimmer was the leading candidate and had a second interview on Tuesday with owner Zygi Wilf.

Vikings officially announce Mike Zimmer as new head coach

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Mike Zimmer is finally a head coach in the NFL. The Minnesota Vikings think now is the time for the veteran defensive coordinator. The Vikings announced Wednesday night that they had hired Zimmer for their top coaching position. "I'm extremely excited to bring a championship to the state of Minnesota and to the great fan base of the Vikings," Zimmer...

Vikings name Mike Zimmer as head coach

The Minnesota Vikings have hired longtime NFL assistant coach Mike Zimmer, making him the ninth head coach in team history. In his 20 NFL seasons, Zimmer has made 11 playoff appearances, earned 7 division titles, and won a Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys (Super Bowl XXX-1995).Zimmer has been an excellent defensive coordinator for a number of years, elevating many defenses with...

Vikings target Turner as offensive coordinator

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Vikings have targeted Norv Turner as the offensive coordinator under new coach Mike Zimmer. Turner told The Associated Press in a brief phone interview Thursday that he and Zimmer have been talking about the job. Turner said nothing was finalized yet. "Hopefully it works out," Turner said. Zimmer was hired Wednesday, and he's acting...

How Exactly Is This Mike Zimmer Interview Going With the Vikings?

This past Tuesday, amidst a Snownami of ill repute, Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator, Mike Zimmer, received a second interview with the Minnesota Vikings in hopes to become their new head coach. He was seen early boarding a flight from Cincinnati (originally thought to just be leaving, because holy ****, Ohio), and was later seen being delivered to Winter Park in Minnesota...

Vikings To Interview Norv Turner For OC

Now that they have hired Mike Zimmer to be their Head Coach, the Vikings need someone to run the offense that has a proven track record. Enter Norv Turner according to Adam Schefter: In my opinion, this is a good move for the Vikings if they decided to eventually hire him. Norv is a great coordinator and would have Adrian...

Report: Vikings Hire Mike Zimmer As Their Next Head Coach

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Minnesota Vikings are hiring Bengals DC Mike Zimmer as their new head coach.   The post Report: Vikings Hire Mike Zimmer As Their Next Head Coach appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.