Vikings football made a victorious return to the outdoors on Friday night. But on Sunday as the team resumed 2014 Verizon Vikings Training Camp with Practice No. 12, the action was forced back inside due to inclement weather.
It’s hard to glean much when the team is forced to practice inside, but there was plenty of other action happening at camp on Monday to fill up a report.
-- The Vikings hired veteran special teams coach Joe Marciano to lend a helping hand for the rest of training camp and for the time Mike Priefer serves his suspension at the start of the season. Vikings Head Coach
-- Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman held a press conference to address the
-- Zimmer seemed pleased with his team’s effort in Friday’s preseason opener: “I thought that we did some very good things. I was impressed that when I put the tape on, it was a little bit like I envisioned this football team to look like. We didn’t make many mistakes on defense until later on in the ball game. Offensively, we took good care of the ball.”
-- Peter King of the Monday Morning Quarterback was in Mankato as part of his annual training camp tour. We had the opportunity to chat with him about the Vikings, and he had some nice things to say about Zimmer, the relationship between Spielman and Zimmer, and a local pizza joint in town. He also offered his take on the Vikings quarterback situation.
-- Zimmer was asked which of his players are playing well but aren’t getting much publicity for it. Unlike how most coaches would handle this question, Zimmer actually listed off several names, including: