From: Las Vegas
ORIGINAL: Ricky J
ORIGINAL: Jeff Jesser
Losing MP in a vacuum is a win but given everything that's happened under Zimmer this does reek of bigger problems. IMO, Zimmer (and possibly Spielman) is gone after this year. The fact that he left for a lateral, to Cleveland to boot, is not a good sign for the org.
I think people are reading way too much into this.
He sucked, they didn't offer him another contract because he sucked.
Kickers came here and became limp noodles.
Thought we had some reputable quotes saying "we did" offer him a contract.
We did. Zimmer wanted to keep him.
Shortly after it was reported that Priefer would not be returning to Minnesota, the announcement came down that he was accepting the same job with the Cleveland Browns. The Vikings did offer him a contract, and he reportedly had interest from several other teams, but he made the decision to move on.
It’s not entirely surprising to see Priefer make this move. He’s an Ohio native, and grew up cheering for the Browns. His father was a long-time coach in Parma, Ohio, which is just west of Cleveland, and also worked as a coach at Miami of Ohio.