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As NFL emphasizes defensive contact penalties, Zimmer’s not concerned

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MANKATO, Minn. – Mike Zimmer isn’t worried about adjusting his coaching style to fit the NFL’s rule changes and points of emphasis heading into 2014.

Zimmer, who has coached in the NFL since 1994, says the newly emphasized defensive holding and illegal contact by the secondary is of no concern.

“I teach within the rules all the way anyway,” Zimmer said. “I think all coaches, we adjust to the rules and try to play within the rules and try to do things the right way…But we don’t really have to change our techniques too much because, I’m not saying we won’t have…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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