Seth Stohs Owner Posted January 10, 2022 Share Posted January 10, 2022 This has been mentioned in the Offseason Thread as well, but I think a separate thread on the Vikings changes makes sense. On Monday morning, the Vikings officially fired Mike Zimmer and Rick Spielman. It seems like the right and easy decision, but certainly not easy. The Zimmer news was leaked on Sunday, but the thought was Spielman might stick. On Monday, both lost their jobs. So, here are some topics for discussion. Do you agree with both firings? What are the top 2-3 reasons that each was fired? What are the traits that you would want to see in a new GM and a new head coach? Who would you like to see get those jobs? My responses: 1.) Yeah, I think that it was the right timing. Zimmer has done a lot of good, but he hasn't been willing to adapt to the changing game, and his defensive prowess has taken a hit the last couple of seasons. As for Spielman, again, I think he's done a good job. I actually have liked his draft strategy, even though there have been missed picks and an inability to find a great quarterback... though I think Kirk is fine. 2.) Zimmer: hard-headedness, lack of defense, inability to change and his responses to questions about Kellen Mond and similar. Spielman: just need a change, maybe draft issues, maybe the Cousins extension, and a complete inability to find a competent offensive line. 3.) GM: willing to think differently, understanding of today's game, and ability to work with the salary cap, communicator. Head Coach: Leadership. That's all. I do want him to be able to hire a strong and creative offensive coach and let him do his job. But also hire a strong defensive coordinator. Communicator. 4.) We all hear the same names, and I can't pretend to know the leadership or communication styles of each. I do think that Eric Bienemy deserves the opportunity. I like the idea of a young, energetic type like Kellen Moore. So, we'll see. cHawk 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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