Mike Zimmer Rips’ ex girlfriend GM Rick Spielman
Before Minnesota Vikings General manager Rick Spielman has been in the media since he was fired – sending a barrage of shots at former “head coach Mike Zimmer”.
While Spielman has gone public to save face and control his story about the “brain trust” breakdown in Minnesota, Zimmer has remained silent.
That was until Katarina Elizabeth Miketin, who reported to be Zimmer’s girlfriendstrengthened its defense.
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‘You should be ashamed’
In a recent interview on The Herd with Colin CowherdSpielman took another deep jab at Zimmer, questioning the head coach’s unwillingness to build a stronger relationship with Kirk Cousins.
“I think the number one thing you’re looking for is that the head coach has to have a relationship with that quarterback,” Spielman said on Cowherd’s show. “And can a defensive head coach connect with that full-back? Now, you know an offensive coach would probably make it because that’s his job. But can a defensive coach do the same? ”
Miketin responded to a tweet sharing the video, saying, “What if GM has a relationship with the organization? Not talking to your coach for three months? Rick, Backpeddling and ‘spin’ is always your ‘game’. You should be embarrassed by your media hype that “it’s not my fault”. “
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One fan has encouraged the idea that both Zimmer and Spielman are responsible for the growing split during their final seasons with the organization, saying “neither of them are trying”.
Miketin asserts that Zimmer tried and he was shunned in the building by Spielman.
“No. The coach did,” she said. “But when your boss doesn’t talk to you… and the building doesn’t.”
Miketin also gave another interview where Spielman talked about team building and called for an end to national media gossip:
“Rick, How can you build a team when you refuse to talk to the coach and don’t show up? You talk a lot to others, just not the most important people when the organization needs unity. YOU caused the separation. Your gossip needs to stop. Let’s talk about the truth”.
Feudalism is growing back with cousins
The Consequences of Both Zimmer and Spielman, Deion Sandersfix disconnection between trusting the “brain” on the Barstool Sports podcast.
“Yes, we talked,” Sanders said of Zimmer after ending his eight-year tenure with the Vikings. “He and their GM haven’t spoken in months. It was just a downward spiral.”
Sanders added a comment on the midfield duo’s play in the same breath as Zimmer’s sacking, hinting that the British cousin was the reason the duo’s decline in Minnesota.
“When you look back at this, look at what the people who were fired had in common. Look at all the people who have been sacked, and look at the play of the quarterback. There is a common theme for each of them,” Sanders said.
This is not the first time Sanders has criticized Cousins.
The final season, Sanders, on a Verzuz segment with Justin Jefferson, said he not crazy about cousintaken at the Vikings defender.
“Justin, I know you’ve been great. I didn’t know you were going to do that kind of work this year… I know the game. I’m not crazy about your quarterback,” Sanders said last January.
But this time, Barstool Sports’ Dan Katz was on hand to clarify the criticism for Cousins - a criticism not of his play but his contract.
Katz said: “Kirk Cousins is not a bad midfielder – his contract is terrible. “I mean, if you get Kirk Cousins at the right price, you can build a team around him that can be a winning quarterback and can keep running. He was overpaid. The rest of the team eroded.”
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