NFL Network in a video offers peek at Mike Zimmer's coaching style
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Heads up. Out-of-context quote coming at ya.
"A**holes and elbows, that's what I want to see!" Mike Zimmer shouted during Vikings training camp at Winter Park.
That's one of the lines in the video posted on the Vikings website following the head coach with a microphone as he coaches his players.
Follow this link for the video.
Another interesting quote to Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway: "I'd hate for my expectations to be higher than yours," Zimmer said to Greenway. "[We] just want to look at you [at middle linebacker]. The more you can do, the longer you can stay, right?"
This week Zimmer said Greenway will stop playing the middle for now, but he said that's to get a look at other players. So for what it's worth, this isn't a conversation that began or ended with training camp.
My personal favorite quote from the video?
"We got any corners that can cover? I can find a cover-2 corner anywhere, I'm tellin' ya. We [can] go down to 7-Eleven in Bloomington and get one," Zimmer said.
Quick fact-check. I grew up in Bloomington and can confirm that there are in fact no 7-Elevens in the city. A Sonic drive-thru opened recently on American Boulevard in Bloomington, but I'm not sure you could find cover-2 corners there.