Zimmer Not Naming Week 2 Starting Quarterback Until Sunday
Sep 20, 2016, 04:59
The NFL rushing leader last season started off the season just as he did a year ago by running for just 31 yards.
As we discussed this morning, the thinking around the Vikings was that Bradford would likely take over the job from Hill in the near future, and my sense is it's likely that Bradford will get the start against the Packers.
Cornerback Trae Waynes also fared well in his fill-in start after Xavier Rhodes hurt his right knee the morning of the game. "And you know, I've been around a little while". Paraphrased, Hill said that his ability to provide solid play while being thrown into the fire at inopportune times was the reason he still has a life in the NFL. The offense, spearheaded by aging veteran Shaun Hill, simply couldn't produce the explosive plays to make up for an uncharacteristically porous defense. As Mariota began feeling the pressure, he made mistakes. "One thing was I told him that he didn't have to be anyone else but himself". Zimmer wouldn't tip his hand last week about who initially would replace Bridgewater, but word got out Friday it would be Hill. Diggs tied his career high with seven catches in Tennessee and looks on his way to have a very impressive season.
Zimmer said he'll speak with the coaching staff on Monday as the team works toward a quarterback decision for their first home game at U.S. Bank Stadium against the Packers next Sunday night.
"If we didn't have a guy like him, that would make this thing a lot harder than what it is", Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer said of the NFL's 2012 MVP.
Hill didn't lead the Vikings to any offensive touchdowns, but he drove them into position for four field goals by Blair Walsh, who also missed two field goals as well as an extra point. "That's usually the result when you're trying to do that too".
DeMarco Murray scored twice on touchdown passes from Marcus Mariota, which gave the Titans a 10-0 lead at halftime.
The Titans had a revamped roster from a new general manager for coach Mike Mularkey in his first game since having the interim tag removed in January.
Mariota went 25/41 for 271 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, while rookie Tajae Sharpe led the team in receiving with 7 catches for 76 yards.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) The Minnesota Vikings will try to keep the Green Bay Packers guessing about their starting quarterback this week.
Propelled by two defensive touchdowns from Eric Kendricks and Danielle Hunter, Minnesota did not need any scoring help from their offense against the Titans.
The key in the second half was turnovers. "We talked about that all of the offseason, getting turnovers and we did that (Sunday)".
But the Vikings this time got the W, just as Bridgewater had requested.
Walsh accounted for 13 (4/6 FGs and 1/2 XPs) of the Vikings 25 points on Sunday, but he began the day missing two field goals in the first half and left Minnesota fans ripping their eyebrow hairs out wondering what was going on in the mind of their kicker.
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Per Pederson, Wentz has fully recovered from the rib injury he suffered during his first preseason action. After the Bradford trade, there was word that Wentz would be the starter as soon as he was healthy.
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This game starts off with some fantastic quarterback play from Aaron Rodgers , and some relatively unknown from Sam Bradford . The Packers excelled in bottling up Peterson in their two encounters with the Vikings last season in his return to football.
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