- August 5, 2018 at 2:29 pm #49755Henry_HagenParticipantNewbieRank: Newbie
Current expectations for the Minnesota Vikings are that they will be a very good team for the next several seasons. There’s good reason to think this.
[See the full post at: How Long Will the Vikings Super Bowl Window Be Open?]
- August 5, 2018 at 7:37 pm #49756Vikadan11ModeratorNewbieRank: Newbie
The key IMHO is how well Zimmer and Spielman work together ~ JMHO here ~ But as long as Spielman drafts the kind of player Zimmer and his coaches are looking for and signs the kind of FA Zimmer and the coaches want then the window could remain open ~ I believe these two are going to be around for the long haul ~
I know some fans got upset when the Vikings drafted Mike Hughes instead of an OG and some of the same fans got upset when they took Brian O’Neill while not trading up to get one of the OGCenters in round two ~ It happens ~ Just look at how bent I got for about 24 hrs over them signing Diggs for 81 million knowing his injury history ~ Sh!t happens ~ We all do it ~ I will go back to what I said earlier ~ Spielman drafted the kind of players Zimmer and his coaching staff wanted ~ There seems to be a standard mindset and skills set they look for They are the ones who interview the players and know what they are really like and if they believe they are the kind of players who will buy into what they want to do with the roster ~ These players also have to meet the wants of John DeFilippo ~ They have to fit into the offensive scheme while Zimmer himself knows the players who fit his defensive scheme ~ O’Neill has the movement skills and the size that fits the offense Pat set in motion last year when he had full say of the offense an offense that John will add to this year ~
Some people thought Zimmer was an a$$ last year when he wouldn’t let Kevin Stefanski take the Giants OC job ~ But as Zimmer said at the time when he took over as HC he could have cleaned house and coaches would be left looking for jobs or he could have kept them on ~ And when he kept Stefanski with the Vikings this offseason ~ It wasn’t because he was being an A$$ ~ It was because he knew that DeFilippo only has a 2 year deal and if the offense grows like it did under Pat Shurmur and he is offered an HC job he can leave and that brings back to Stefanski who would then be in place to take over a offense with a staff he already knows ~ This is why Zimmer demands loyalty from his coaches and he told Stefanski who finished a close 2nd to DeFilippo for the OC job ~ No you couldn’t leave and Stefanski will then have a full coaching staff in place if and when he takes over ~ Well this is what I read in the sports news outlets ~ Or it was in one of the vikings.com videos ~ Yeah I know I need to get as life ~ LOL
Sorry for going on ~ But I don’t believe that Spielman and the coaches get the credit they should ~ Zimmer wants a offensive staff in place that matches the talent to match his defensive staff ~ Look where Norv Turner had this offense and he had far more input than Shurmur had ~ As long as Zimmer and Spielman are around I believe the Super Bowl window will be open much like NE has done ~ Will there be hits and misses in the draft ~ Sure ~ Will there be hits and misses with FA signings ~ Sure ~ But not like in the past when the Vikings used the TOF going back to the days when Red owned the team and that followed all the way through Zigy and Chilly and then Frazier ~ All that being said the Wilf’s are just as important to what the coaches can and can’t do with their money ~ So far they have been spending willingly ~ But that another factor that needs its own subject title ~ LOL
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