It’s just time for a change
Mike Zimmer has coached the Vikings for six seasons and is going on his seventh. In that span, he molded the defense to his liking and eventually was able to get the offense to be almost as equal a strength. The team has had plenty of success in his tenure but only reached the NFC Championship once, and got blown out in that contest.
While Zimmer will be seen as one of the more successful coaches in Vikings’ history, perhaps it’s just time for a change. Some things haven’t gotten any better in Zimmer’s run with the team and it’s worth wondering if they ever will.
As stated above, the team struggles on the road, they can’t win in primetime, and they usually lose against teams who have winning records. They also often seem underprepared for big games, and rarely win on when the spotlight is on them. That just might be what Zimmer teams do, and nothing will change that.
The Vikings front office could believe that to be true and could decide that only a new man in charge can get this team over the hump. They could decide that seven seasons under Mike Zimmer is enough, and believe it is time for a new regime to take over.