The Minnesota Vikings have a new head coach in Mike Zimmer. He has pulled a Shanahan and has his son, Adam, working as a linebacker’s coach.
“I think we’re always father-and-son, to an extent, you know,” Zimmer said on Friday. “His office is way on the other end of mine, and so what I’ll do is I’ll take a break and I’ll just walk over there to his office and I say, ‘How you doing?’”
Adam has been getting some praise from the players as well.
“My son, Adam, is brilliant,” Zimmer said. “I’ve always told everybody he’s smarter than me, better person than me, everything about him. And that’s kind of what dads want anyway, right?
“But the players tell me how good he is. The coaches that are there in Minnesota, they say, ‘Wow, Adam knows his stuff like (crazy), he says it just like you,’ all these different things. That to me is what makes me feel good about it.”