07-19-2019, 06:02 AM
In the wake of a lost season that saw a pre-season Super Bowl favorite fail to make the playoffs http://www.thevikingslockerroom.com/auth...ght-jersey , rumors surfaced last night that Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer might resign: This morning, those rumors have been shot down by Zim himself:It marks the end of a brief speculation period of the status of the head coach following a back breaking loss to the Bears, a loss that saw the Vikings eliminated from playoff contention. It’s been a wild five year run for Zimmer as the Vikings head coach, in which he has seen success on the field, but a cornucopia of really weird stuff off of it that makes his 47-32-1 record all the more impressive.In 2014, the Vikings had to deal with the loss of Adrian Peterson for 15 games due to a child abuse charge, and they played most of the season with rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater. In 2015, Peterson returned, led the NFL in rushing, and the Vikings won the NFC North on the final game of the season by beating Green Bay in Lambeau. The following week, Blair Walsh missed a 27 yard field goal in the waning seconds Womens Matt Wile Jersey , and the Vikings lost their home playoff game to Seattle 10-9.2016 saw Teddy Bridgewater shred his knee days before the regular season, and GM Rick Spielman made a big trade with Philadelphia for Sam Bradford. That gamble failed, though, as the Vikings fell to 8-8 and missed the playoffs. Along the way, they suffered an historic amount of injuries along the offensive line, and Mike Zimmer nearly lost an eye, needing multiple surgeries to save his vision after he had a detached retina. OC Norv Turner also retired at the midpoint of the season, there were weird stuffed animal stories, and a defensive back mutiny in Green Bay during a season that was just one slog after another.2017 QB Sam Bradford hurt his knee in week one after lighting up the Saints on Monday Night Football and didn’t play again all year, except for an aborted first half in Chicago. With Teddy Bridgewater not ready to play, the Vikings turned to Case Keenum. Minnesota caught fire with Keenum and won the NFC North again Dan Bailey Jersey , going 13-3, and advanced to the NFC Championship thanks to the Minneapolis Miracle against the Saints in the divisional round.In the off-season, the Vikings decided to move on from Bridgewater, Bradford, and Keenum, and signed Kirk Cousins to a 3 year, $84 million, fully guaranteed contract. The Vikings also signed DT Sheldon Richardson, and it seemed all the pieces were in place for a Super Bowl run. Instead, the Vikings never seemed to put things together, struggling to an 8-7-1 record http://www.thevikingslockerroom.com/auth...oss-jersey , and lost the sixth seed in the playoffs by losing to the Bears at home on the last week of the season. Things weren’t helped when OL coach and close friend of Mike Zimmer Tony Sparano tragically passed away just a few days before training camp was set to open.In Zimmer’s five years, he’s had a different starting QB on opening day every season, but he’s still managed to win the NFC North twice and go to the NFC Championship, something the Vikings hadn’t done since 2009. He has also transformed the Vikings defense from one of the worst units in the NFL to one of the best, even though they played poorly yesterday.So, Mike Zimmer is back, it appears. Do we like the move, or not like it? It’s injury report day across the National Football League, ladies and gentlemen, and we need to take a look at the final injury reports for the Minnesota Vikings and the Detroit Lions leading up to this Sunday’s contest at U.S. Bank Stadium. As always, we will start with the visiting team.Detroit LionsDetroit Lions injury report vs Minnesota VikingsPlayerPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridaySunday StatusPlayerPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridaySunday StatusDarius Slay Womens Ameer Abdullah Jersey , as you can see, was a late addition to the injury report for the Lions, and his absence could be a pretty significant one. He’s easily the Lions’ best cornerback, and with the Vikings potentially being at a disadvantage at that position. . .more on that shortly. . .it certainly helps the Vikings that he’s either going to be hobbled a bit or out completely.Ezekiel Ansah is listed as “questionable” for what I believe is the 237th consecutive time. Seriously, I don’t know if that guy has been healthy since his rookie season.And now, on to the home team.Minnesota VikingsMinnesota Vikings injury report vs Detroit LionsPlayerPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridaySunday StatusPlayerPositionInjuryWednesdayThursdayFridaySunday StatusThe big one on the injury report this week, aside from the three players that are listed as “Out,” is wide receiver Stefon Diggs. Diggs didn’t practice all week with a rib injury that he suffered in last Sunday’s loss against New Orleans. He didn’t practice all week, and it’s been pointed out on the Twitters that, in the Mike Zimmer era, there has only been one player that has missed all three practices of a three-practice week and then played on Sunday. That was tight end Kyle Rudolph Marcus Epps Minnesota Vikings Jerseys , who didn’t practice all week and was listed as “Doubtful” for last season’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals and then went on to play anyway. So, it’s not looking terribly good for Diggs at this point.Outside of that, it sounds like Riley Reiff and Xavier Rhodes are on track to come back on Sunday, which is nice. If Reiff does come back at left tackle, it will be interesting to see if the Vikings stick with Brian O’Neill at right tackle or if they put Rashod Hill back at that spot and send O’Neill back to the bench.Those are the injury reports for this weekend’s game, ladies and gentlemen. If there are any further developments, we’ll make sure you’re informed of them right away.