Minnesota Vikings: Top 10 weirdest moments of 2015
By Dan Zinski
9. Everson Griffen interrupts Mike Zimmer press conference
Defensive end Everson Griffen is a true free-spirit who never gets tired of having fun. Griffen had a little fun during training camp by infiltrating the media throngs and lobbing questions during a Mike Zimmer press conference. Griffen asked Zimmer, “How much do you love football?” To which Zimmer replied, “I really love my players.” And that’s why he’s Mike Zimmer.
Seeing this glimpse of the rapport between Zimmer and Griffen gives us new understanding of the relationship between the head coach and his defense. It’s easy to see why those guys are so ready to roll for Zimmer.
And Griffen wasn’t the only one having some fun with Zim during camp. Terence Newman also got in on the act by delivering some birthday spankings to the coach, with help from a somewhat reluctant Trae Waynes.
It looks like Terence Newman may be back with the Vikings for one more year, so he can lay some spankings on Zimmer after his 60th.