Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:49:38 GMT2016-12-05T15:49:38Z
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:49:38 GMT2016-12-05T15:49:38ZVikings head coach Mike Zimmer has resumed coaching and is expected to travel to Jacksonville for Sunday’s game, the team announced Monday. Zimmer, the 60-year-old coach who missed his first NFL game Thursday due to emergency eye surgery, will address reporters Wednesday during his regularly scheduled press conference. He’s expected to join the team flight on the 1,475-mile trip to Jacksonville. Zimmer is back to work three days after he reportedly underwent a fourth operation Friday after a follow-up appointment. The coach first had surgery on Nov. 1 after saying he scratched his eye in the Oct. 31 loss in Chicago. The Vikings (6-6) kick off against the Jaguars (2-10) on Sunday at 12 p.m. CT.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:11:01 GMT2016-12-05T05:11:01ZA conflict is created for players, whose league profits from extra attention that too often turns into unwanted, angst-filled messages when a player doesn’t perform for someone’s faux team.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:41:51 GMT2016-12-05T03:41:51ZChad Greenway said the Vikings’ trouble has come in the final five minutes of a game.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:38:00 GMT2016-12-05T04:38:00ZVikings coach Mike Zimmer, after a follow-up appointment with doctors on Friday morning, had another operation on his eye that day and “appears to be turning a corner for the better,” according to an ESPN report. Zimmer had emergency surgery late Wednesday night to repair a detached retina on his right eye. That surgery, then the third for Zimmer since Nov. 1, caused him to miss the team’s loss to the Cowboys on Thursday night. The latest operation, the one reported by ESPN, is the fourth on that eye. The Vikings canceled Zimmer’s usual day-after press conference for Friday but listed him on their media schedule for Wednesday’s access. The players, after getting the weekend off, report back to Winter Park on Tuesday. The team has not said whether Zimmer will make the trip to Jacksonville next weekend. In the event that doctors do not clear the coach to fly, it is possible that he could be driven the 1,400-plus miles down to Florida. With special teams coordinator Mike Priefer filling in for Zimmer the other night, the Vikings dropped to 6-6 with four games left in their season.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:00:58 GMT2016-12-05T04:00:58ZIf the Vikings manage to turn a 5-0 start that had us talking about first-round byes into a 6-6 present that had the sky falling into a 9-7 finish that squeaks them into the playoffs, is there a way we could consider that accomplishment a success?
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:14:01 GMT2016-12-04T23:14:01ZMike Zimmer, like Jerry Kill, paid big for ignoring health issues.
Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:25:56 GMT2016-12-04T23:25:56ZCowboys owner Jerry Jones built one of the most expensive stadiums in the world back in 2009, the $1.3 billion AT&T Stadium, so on Thursday he talked about how impressed he was with the new U.S. Bank Stadium and also about how important the stadium is for Minneapolis and for the NFL at large.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:08:03 GMT2016-12-05T05:08:03ZThe Vikings, Wild, Wolves and Gophers football teams change each year, so why do things not seem to change?
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:02:51 GMT2016-12-02T16:02:51Z
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 06:20:42 GMT2016-12-03T06:20:42ZThe head coach kept his game face on throughout troubling eye injury.