From: Atlanta, GA
ORIGINAL: David Levine
The biggest problem with this team seems to be at the top (Wilfs>Spielman>Zimmer). The short term solution would seem to be whatever changes the top. I'd like to see the Wilfs sell, since they don't seem up to the task of delivering a Super Bowl. Since that probably won't happen soon, whatever gets Spielman and Zimmer axed comes next. I say give Zimmer what he wants and then shit-can both when that doesn't work.
Run-first and control-but-don't-attack defense doesn't work in the NFL today, IMO. We've tried it, and it delivers 7-10 wins per year with outliers, but doesn't get close to the summit.
I am seriously curious what more the owners can do?
The team is not being led by someone cheap like the previous owner and the current owners of the Twins.
They've spent to improve facilities, upgrade to the best technology etc.
Is it just that they don't have a quick trigger on firing coaches that you don't like?
I guess I can understand that. I am ready to move on from RS and Zim. But they have success and then they they don't. Sometimes when you get ownership that meddles too much it is a detriment.
Quick trigger? Where Spielman and Zimmer are concerned, you can't even see quick trigger in the rear view mirror anymore. I would have settled for not giving them yet another 3 year extension. Very few organizations would tolerate this level of mediocrity for as many years as a the Wilf's have.
Can you tell us one organization who dumped a HC with 3 division championships in 7 seasons and an overall .576 winning record?
That's a VERY specific criteria...
How would you say it compares to a HC with 2 division championship and a SB win in 5 seasons and an overall .531 record?
It's a specific criteria because it is Zimmer's criteria. If very few organization's would accept that, then there must be at least one organization that dumped their HC with a demonstrably similar "mediocrity" criteria.
Plus Zimmer probably would be fired if the Vikes had gone 4-11-1 this year. At least I hope so.