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Zimmer: Vikings made many ‘uncharacteristic’ mistakes

By Matthew Coller

Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was pretty upset right after Sunday’s loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, calling the offense “embarrassing.” After having time to go over the film, Zimmer was still very unhappy with his team’s mistakes.

“Part of it was some of the things that we did do that were so uncharacteristic in this ball game.” Zimmer said. “Things that we’ve worked on for three years since I’ve been here. Trying to be a smart football team. We jump offsides inside the five-yard line. We get the ball first-and-goal on the two. We get first-and-goal on the eight. We have first-and-10 on the 17 and I think we came away with three points and an interception. We don’t go out of bounds twice with two different people in two-minute drill….that was really disappointing to me.”

The Vikings turned the ball over four times and committed seven penalties for 56 yards. The pass protection also allowed six sacks and the offense was not always on the same page. Zimmer pointed specifically to a play in which Stefon Diggs ran a route 10 yards shorter than expected and Sam Bradford overthrew him.

Minnesota’s head coach was asked whether he is confident the team can fix the issues they had on Sunday.

“The confidence, I don’t know, but I do have faith in this football team,” Zimmer said. “Faith is belief without proof. So, right now I don’t any proof, so I have to have faith that we’ll get it done and I think we will. But, until we prove it, it’s just throwing stuff against the wall.”

The post Zimmer: Vikings made many ‘uncharacteristic’ mistakes appeared first on 1500 ESPN Twin Cities.

Source:: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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