Minnesota Vikings Minicamp: Press Conference Recap

Vikings DE Brian Robison seems to be a big fan of the new staff. - Hannah Foslien

The Vikings had their first official press conference after the second day of minicamp. We've got all the information right here.

There's a new sheriff in town, and if the tweets and quotes from today's press conference all ring true, the phrase 'meet the new boss, same as the old boss' is one phrase we will never, ever use when talking about Mike Zimmer and his staff when compared to the last couple regimes.

After today's practice, Zimmer and several players were made available to the press, and the first quotes were from the new head coach.  He emphasized discipline, and will try to ensure the Vikings are the most disciplined team in the NFL. To do that, you have to start with the basics:

And you better be on time:

He also talked about the quarterback. Zimmer's approach is more philosophical, focusing on the intangibles, and while he won't cede the coaching of the offense to NORV! Turner, it will be Turner who he will lean on from a talent perspective. And for the time being, anyway, he will focus on the defense:

When Zimmer was finished, it was time for WR Greg Jennings.  Jennings had a lot to say both about the new coach and the new offense. It appears he is a fan of both:

After Jennings, it was Cordarrelle Patterson's turn:

Patterson is also taking classes in the off-season, and already has a post football career path set out:

Not that there's anything wrong with that. He also admitted he didn't preapre as much as he should have, but that's going to change:

Finally, it was Brian Robison's turn. And it was Robison that had the most telling comments of all, in what some might call vintage Rickspeak fashion.

Hmmm....But it was only just beginning:

Last season, I got kind of perturbed with the faction of the fan base that criticized Leslie Frazier for not showing any emotion on the sideline. My fallback argument was Bud Grant, and his success in spite of not being very emotional, and I never thought that was a big deal.

You all have my humble apology.

One last thing: It's sure nice to talk football, isn't it?

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