B/R gives hot seat rating for Vikings coach Mike Zimmer

Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer led his team to a playoff berth in 2019 and just signed an extension this offseason.

Despite all that, various analysts and fans have been calling for the Vikings to make a change at head coach.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Bleacher Report took a look at Minnesota’s situation. The outlet said that Mike Zimmer’s hot seat is simply “hot” at the moment, as opposed to scorching or anything like that.” data-reactid=”8″>Bleacher Report took a look at Minnesota’s situation. The outlet said that Mike Zimmer’s hot seat is simply “hot” at the moment, as opposed to scorching or anything like that.

Here’s what it said about Zimmer:

“The clock seems to be quietly ticking on Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer.

Zimmer’s Vikings are off to a miserable 1-5 start with a minus-37 point differential. The lone win on the record came over 1-6 Houston, which canned head coach Bill O’Brien immediately thereafter.

Although Zimmer is billed as a defensive guru, the Vikings are coughing up 32 points per game, the third-most in the league. Playing Green Bay, Tennessee and Seattle didn’t help, but coughing up 40 points to a 1-6 Atlanta Falcons squad in the most recent loss is far less explicable.”

I’ve said this before, but it’s worth reiterating here: I don’t think the Vikings will move on from Zimmer in 2020. In my opinion, he’s built up enough good faith to the point where they keep him around this season. However, I think another year like this could spell trouble.

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