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Mar 25, 2010
Vikings players defied head coach's gameplan and got burned
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Larry Brown Sports

Larry Brown 15 hrs ago

© Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer looks on prior to the game against the Houston Texans at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Minnesota Vikings’ defensive backs defied head coach Mike Zimmer on Saturday, and their decision backfired.

Zimmer, a defensive-oriented coach, wanted cornerback Xavier Rhodes to shadow Green Bay Packers receiver Jordy Nelson for the whole game. Instead, the Vikings’ defensive backs got together and decided that they could handle Nelson without making a special plan for Rhodes.

Nelson instead burned the Vikings for 9 catches, 154 yards and two touchdowns. He had 7 catches, 145 yards and both scores in the first half, which was without Rhodes shadowing him.

It wasn’t until the second half that the defense finally went with Zimmer’s plan and had Rhodes shadow Nelson, who posted just two catches in the second half.

According to the Star Tribune’s Andrew Krammer, this whole issue came to attention when Zimmer was asked after the 38-25 loss about moving Rhodes onto Nelson for the second half.

This all came out after asking Zimmer about moving Xavier onto Jordy after half: "Well, that's what he was supposed to do the whole game."

When asked after the game what happened, Rhodes initially was hesitant but then opened up.

“To be honest, I really don’t want to answer that,” Rhodes said at first via Krammer. But Rhodes later opened up.

“A matter of fact, forget it. We felt as a team, as players, we came together and we felt like we’d never done that when we played against the Packers. Us as DBs felt like we could handle him. That’s how we felt as DBs that we could stay on our side and cover him. In the beginning, we’d always played against them and played our sides, so that’s what we as DBs went with," Rhodes said according to the Star Tribune.

In the first half, Rhodes stayed on his side and did not shadow Nelson, but that proved to be costly.

Maybe next time Minnesota’s players should trust Zimmer. After all, the team hasn’t consistently been a top-10 defense under his leadership for nothing.



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Jan 7, 2011
The DBs will do a 100 laps for not listening to the coach. It's okay to freelance once in awhile, but if you are wrong it will cost. I encounter similar things while running my business. When somebody doesn't follow the business plan it frequently costs us $.


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Apr 1, 2010
Fire their ghetto asses.