3 biggest takeaways from Mike Zimmer’s offseason presser

(Photo by Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) Mike Zimmer
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What did we learn about the current state of the Minnesota Vikings when head coach Mike Zimmer answered questions on Wednesday?

For the Minnesota Vikings, the 2020 season is not one that will be looked back on fondly. It seemed like it was going to be a humongous disaster at first after they began their schedule with a 1-5 record. But then Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer was able to get his guys back on track and the team won six of their final 10 matchups to finish with a respectable 7-9 record.

Surprisingly, Zimmer’s bread and butter, the defense, is what let Minnesota down the most during the 2020 campaign. It was easily the worst performance by a Vikings defense since Zimmer was hired to be the team’s head coach in 2014.

The disappointment caused by Minnesota’s defense last year is exactly why the team has poured the majority of their resources this offseason into improving that side of the ball. The Vikings have signed six free-agents this year that weren’t a member of their 2020 roster and all of them earn a living by playing defense.

Zimmer is excited to utilize some of his new defensive weapons next season and this is something he mentioned during his virtual press conference on Wednesday. What were some of the other big takeaways from everything the Minnesota head coach discussed during his virtual presser?