5 things the new Vikings GM needs to do differently than Rick Spielman

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Communication with head coach

This one seems very easy but it is something that Spielman stopped doing at some point with Mike Zimmer. Deion Sanders was the first to break this news saying that Zimmer and Spielman hadn’t spoken in months.

Mike Zimmer’s girlfriend then got on social media and confirmed this, saying it was three months and not only did Spielman quit talking to Zimmer, he basically left the team. That could just be a scorned woman defending her man, but there has to be some truth to this.

This can’t happen with KAM and the man he brings in to be the Vikings’ next head coach. They need to be in constant contact talking about the roster and how they should go about turning this team into a contender. The communication needs to be open and honest and be a mutual give and take.

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Kwesi Adofo-Ansah sounds like he is more than willing to work for his head coach, and it would be against his character to go the silent route the way Spielman did. The Vikings can’t have tension or silence between their head coach and general manager. If there is, we could be looking at another new regime in the next three years.