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Transcript: Zimmer Addressed the Media on Friday

Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer

Looking forward to getting over to Green Bay tomorrow and playing a good football team on Sunday. They got a lot of weapons offensively, defensively much improved from where they were before, and fast and physical on special teams. We’ll have to go out and play good and be disciplined in everything we do.

Q: What has helped Brian O’Neill develop quickly?

A: I think it helps that he’s athletic and he’s smart. When he came in here initially, I think he had to get used to the physicality and the speed of the NFL. You could see it coming throughout the course of last year in the beginning, and he’s just continued to improve from there.

Q: How do you feel about your depth at cornerback going into Green Bay?

A: I feel good.

Q: Why is that?

A: Because I feel good. This isn’t the first time we’ve had some defensive backs that are hurt, so we’ll go out and play good.

Q: What do you remember about Brian O’Neill’s performance in Green Bay last season when he was thrown into the mix mid-game?

A: I really don’t. It’s a football field, it’s 100 yards. 53 and a third (yards wide).

Q: What do you see when watching the tape of Za’Darius Smith?

A: He’s very versatile in everything he does. He’s good with power, good with his quickness. They can line him up in different spots and they can use him in a lot of different ways. Anytime you have that with all those things it makes it more difficult to find out number one, where he is, and where he’s going to end up and where he’s going to be.

Q: What concerns you about Green Bay’s ability to present multiple fronts in defense?

A: It’s about identification and communication, really. We got to be on point with how we identify the fronts, and then making sure we all communicate the same and that we’re all on the same page.

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