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GM Rick Spielman puts first-time head coach Mike Zimmer to the test


MANKATO, Minn. – Mike Zimmer didn’t start to game plan for the Oakland Raiders until Sunday, five days before the team’s first preseason game.

Zimmer’s assistants have done the game-day legwork so far while the first-time head coach began a crash course in game management from general manager Rick Spielman.

“Actually [Saturday], what I started doing was game management situations,” Zimmer said. “Rick put together a table. We sit down and we talk about game-like situations, challenges, when to use timeouts, go for field goals and things like that.”


Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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