Throw us a bone, Mike Zimmer.
The Minnesota Vikings head coach won’t give even a tiny hint as to who he will start Sunday night for their showdown with the Green Bay Packers.
“You’ll have to wait ’til Sunday,” Zimmer said when asked about the decision, according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. When pressed further about whether he knew who he’d pick, Zimmer plainly refused to comment.
Zimmer is playing a similar tune to last week when making the same decision before the team’s season opener against the Tennessee Titans. Shaun Hill ultimately got the start and was pretty average, completing 18 of 33 passes for 236 yards. He wasn’t bad, he was just sort of ordinary, and ordinary wasn’t enough to free up some running room for Adrian Peterson.
Hill got the Vikings into opposition territory on plenty of occasions, but the Vikings were unable to finish a drive with a touchdown. Instead, they settled for six field goal attempts and only four conversions from Blair Walsh. The other 13 points came from two defensive touchdowns. That’s not exactly a feather in Hill’s cap.
Bradford will eventually be the team’s starter, barring an offensive explosion from Hill. It’s just a matter of readiness. Bradford was acquired just days before the season and hasn’t had an abundance of time to learn the playbook and develop chemistry with teammates at practice.
Ten days in Minnesota might be enough, but that’s up to Zimmer. So while Zimmer seems to be playing coy with the media, perhaps he doesn’t even know the answer to the question himself.