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Transcript: Zimmer Addressed the Media Friday

*Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer   *

Getting ready for a good road test. These guys are very good – offense, defense, special teams. Should be a heck of a ball game.

Q: With Desmond Trufant being ruled out, how much do you think that will affect their defense?

A: I don't know. I'm not going to comment on their defense. I'm not going to comment on their defense, other than they've had other guys play in there and they've played well.

Q: What do you think of Desmond Trufant on film?

A: He's a good player – first round pick, excellent in and out of breaks, competitive. Yes, good player. 

Q: The Vikings are the only team in the NFL with a top five defense and offense. How important is having that balance on both sides of the ball?

A: Well it's been critical the entire year and really it's doesn't matter if we're top five or fifteen. We've played good together as a team and hopefully we'll continue to do that.

Q: What do you think about your offensive line going against their interior linemen?

A: They're all good players. [Dontari] Poe is a very big, athletic man. [Grady] Jarett is a good player. The ends come off the ball. Fast linebackers, so it's another big test. It's a good NFL test.

Q: Do you foresee Mike Remmers out again and replaced by Rashod Hill?

A: Yes.

Q: You picked up Rashod Hill off a practice squad. Could you tell when he got here that he had the makings of what he has become? What's been the key to his development?

A: He's always had the athletic traits that you need. He obviously had to learn the system and do those things, but he's a very big athletic man that has played well so far.

Q: Will Eric Kendricks go on Sunday?

A: I think so. Yes.

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