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Mackey: Why it doesn’t make sense to criticize Vikings’ early picks

By pmackey@1500espn.com

Long before Mike Zimmer was hired as Minnesota Vikings head coach, people in NFL circles openly wondered when he would finally get his shot to pilot a team. Zimmer was regarded as one of the best defensive coordinators in football – a disciple of Bill Parcells who orchestrated stout fourth-quarter barriers and schemed through injuries. He also had the unique ability to crack down on players while still maintaining their full respect, which is no easy task in this era of entitlement.

After Zimmer finally did receive his chance, not one player, coach, executive or media member…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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