In the fourth quarter of their 21-18 overtime victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday afternoon, the Minnesota Vikings got a truly scary moment when Teddy Bridgewater rolled out of the pocket and started to scramble downfield.
That was Rams' cornerback LaMarcus Joyner delivering the hit, which was clearly late (after Bridgewater had given himself up) and clearly targeted at Bridgewater's head. Joyner was penalized 15 yards, but the replay on television clearly showed that Bridgewater was out following the hit.
Not "shaken up". . .out.
That's the sort of thing you have to teach your defensive players to do, ladies and gentlemen. . .and, with that in mind, it won't surprise you to learn that the Rams' defensive coordinator is none other than Gregg Williams, who we last saw paying New Orleans Saints' players extra money to cripple Vikings' players in the 2009 NFC Championship Game.
It appears that nothing has really changed since then. Gregg Williams is still a gutless pig. He was a gutless pig in New Orleans, and he continues to be a gutless pig in St. Louis. And, apparently, I'm not the only person that feels that way.
"If we were on the street, we probably would have had a fight." Zimmer also references the "history" of "their defensive coordinator.— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) November 8, 2015
Seifert also noted that Zimmer did a "drive-by handshake" with Rams' head coach Jeff Fisher, who was apparently trying to say something to Zimmer. Zimmer is too smart to buy what Fisher was going to try to sell anyway. The Vikings' head coach was angry about the hit from the moment it happened to the moment he got to the podium for his post-game presser. . .heck, he's probably still angry. . .and he had every reason to be that way.
It's nice to know that, despite the cheap shot, the Vikings were able to rally and silence the Rams anyway. Bridgewater was undergoing concussion protocol after the hit, and was held out for the remainder of the game. Whenever we get word about his status going forward, we will pass it on to you.
Gregg Williams' status, on the other hand, won't change. Ever.