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Players, Experts and Others React Via Twitter To Zimmer's Hire

View the reaction of Vikings players, NFL insiders and experts, and even Bengals players that new Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer worked with in Cincinnati via these Tweets that were sent out on Wednesday:

So glad to see Mike Zimmer getting the Vikings job. — Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) January 15, 2014

#Vikings planned to interview 2 candidates a second time. Yet they met with Zimmer all day yesterday.. And never let him leave town. Smart — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 15, 2014

Fired up about Coach Zimmer! As a Cincy kid he's been fun to watch there and can't wait to work with him! Welcome to the @Vikings! — Kyle Rudolph (@KyleRudolph82) January 15, 2014

Mike Zimmer on his hiring: So &%*$%^(( happy. I can't ^%$#()^^& believe it finally %$#@%( happened. — Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) January 15, 2014

About damn time somebody did! -- "@MikeSilver: Great news RT @AdamSchefter Vikings are hiring Mike Zimmer as their HC, per league source." — Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) January 15, 2014

Great news RT @AdamSchefter Vikings are hiring Mike Zimmer as their HC, per league source. — Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) January 15, 2014

Really like the Zimmer hire. Smart choice by the Vikings. — chipscoggins (@chipscoggins) January 15, 2014

Welcome coach Zimmer to the Vikings!!! — Brian Robison (@Brian_Robison) January 15, 2014

Gonna miss you coach Zimmer! Wish you nothing but the best in Minnesota. You brought out the best (cont) — Rey Maualuga (@maualuga58) January 15, 2014

Bitter sweet, bitter sweet.... — George Iloka (@George_iloka) January 15, 2014

I told you'll Zimm would be the Head Coach , that was a good move for the Vikings congrats to coach !!! — ADAm Pacman Jones (@REALPACMAN24) January 15, 2014

Good for Mike Zimmer. A solid, stand-up pro. Cowboys never should have run him off, but that is not unusual. — Gerry Fraley (@gfraley) January 15, 2014

Very excited to play for coach Zimmer and to see the staff that he puts together. #skolvikings — John Sullivan (@JASully65) January 15, 2014

Vikings to hire Bengals DC Mike Zimmer as HC - CIN D has improved under him. '13 = 19.1 PPG, '12 = 20.0 PPG, '11 = 20.2 PPG, '10 = 24.7 PPG. — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 15, 2014

Some credit due to Rick Spielman. Did not hire a "yes" man. He won't/can't mircomanage Mike Zimmer. #Vikings — Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) January 15, 2014

Hearing that @Vikings will hire Mike Zimmer as next coach. Would be a great move- head coaching job long overdue for him. #SKOL #NFL — Fran Tarkenton (@Fran_Tarkenton) January 15, 2014

Credit to the Vikings. One reason Zimmer didn't win in interviews last few years -- He'd be blunt about teams. This shows Vikes can take it. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 15, 2014

En route back to Seattle and saw the reports on Mike Zimmer. Not the profile I expected for #Vikings, but he's a hell of a guy and coach. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) January 15, 2014

New on SI: Vikings hit it out of the park with Mike Zimmer hire — SIDougFarrar (@SIDougFarrar) January 15, 2014

Congrats to coach Zimm great coach @Bengals @Vikings — Taveon Rogers ☀️ (@taveonrogers) January 15, 2014

#BreakingNews @espn yet to report Mike Zimmer to be Franchise Tagged By Bengals Defensive Players lol Jp. Happy for Zim. #WhoDey!?! — Carlos Dunlap (@Carlos_Dunlap) January 15, 2014

Today is one of the happiest and yet saddest days for me. Happy Coach Zimm finally gets to be a head coach and spread all of his knowledge. — terence newman (@terencenewman) January 15, 2014

Stay Coach #MikeZimmer Cincy Loves & needs you! But at the end the day it's all Business! You will be a great Head Coach for any NFL team!! — Domata Peko (@DomataPeko) January 13, 2014

Mike Zimmer hire yet another rock-solid example of #ATLPodcast's 'Girlfriend Theory' — NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) January 15, 2014

It's amazing the outpouring of tweets from Bengals players in support of Zimmer FINALLY getting his shot — Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) January 15, 2014

Vikings hire Zimmer -- about time somebody did. — Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) January 15, 2014

For Vikings fans, check out my 12.27 Notes (Scroll down) for a snapshot of why folks around the NFL believe in Zimmer — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) January 15, 2014

Congrats to my dear friend and 1 of the best coaches I've EVER had Mike Zimmer!!! Well deserved and God bless. Truth — DeionSanders (@DeionSanders) January 15, 2014

Brian Robison said he'd talked with Cowboys defensive tackle Jason Hatcher about Mike Zimmer. Hatcher had high praise for Zimmer. — Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) January 15, 2014

Robison said when #Vikings met w/Spielman, they gave him a list of traits they were looking for in a coach. Thinks Zimmer meets many of them — Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) January 15, 2014

B-Rob on Zimmer: "He sounds like kind of the opposite of Frazier. He shows a lot of passion, excitement, emotion." #Vikings — Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) January 15, 2014

Zimmer will have his hands full w/ the Vikings D. MIN had the worst opponent Total QBR (67.4) during the Leslie Frazier era. — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 15, 2014

Jamarca Sanford on Zimmer's aggressive style "...He'll get in your face and he's aggressive. I love that as a defensive player." #Vikings — Master Tesfatsion (@MasterStrib) January 15, 2014

You never know, of course, but I like the Vikings' hire of Mike Zimmer. Covered him in Dallas. Great guy, fiery coach and players love him. — Bart Hubbuch (@HubbuchNYP) January 15, 2014

Losing Mike Zimmer will be huge for Cincinnati. Wasn't just a good coordinator, he wrangled a lot of personalities on that defense. — Alessandro Miglio (@AlexMiglio) January 15, 2014

Excited to play for Coach Zimmer! Let's get this thing going in the right direction!! #skolvikings — Brandon Fusco (@BrandonFusco) January 15, 2014

I know @MargusHunt is going to miss him, but I'm excited to play for Coach Zimmer! #skolvikings — Zach Line (@ZLINE48) January 15, 2014

Zimmer is very similar to Parcells and will challenge everyone to be the best they can be. I love that guy and he will always be with me. — terence newman (@terencenewman) January 15, 2014

Congrats Coach Zimmer. Welcome to the Vikings! — Blair Walsh (@BlairWalsh3) January 15, 2014

Jerome Felton said he paid close attention to Zimmer on "Hard Knocks" a couple years ago. Came away impressed with his directness. — Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) January 15, 2014

Felton: "He might be a little rough around the edges, but if he'll shoot you straight, I'm good with that." #Vikings — Ben Goessling (@GoesslingESPN) January 15, 2014

Browns got better today. Mike Zimmer is no longer in the division. — Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) January 15, 2014

Zimmer's son talks about his father's long wait ... — Access Vikings (@AccessVikings) January 15, 2014

Congrats Coach #Zimmer Honor to be coach by you . Bengals fans don't forget who we still have! Hardwork=Success — Domata Peko (@DomataPeko) January 15, 2014

My guess is Mike Zimmer is going to be a star as a head coach. He is blunt and direct with players, but respected by all. Belichick/Parcells — Cris Collinsworth (@CollinsworthNBC) January 16, 2014

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