Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer downplayed any conflicts after receiver Justin Jefferson criticized the offense and joke.
There was also a lot of spice later when widely star collector Justin Jefferson pointed out the team’s offense for not scoring in the red area.
“We should be more aggressive when we get down there. As soon as we got down there,” Jefferson said. “But I am not one to call plays. I’m just here to do my job and do what I’ve been told. But we can’t go down to the red zone more than once and leave with three points.”
What does Mike Zimmer say about Justin Jefferson’s criticism?
Head coach Mike Zimmer was asked about the comments on Monday and he diplomatically dismissed them.
“Justin was just disappointed,” Zimmer said, according to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. “Hey, we’re all disappointed. When we don’t win a game, we’re all disappointed. We all say things 10 minutes after a game that we wish we wouldn’t have, but you know, every time I talk to him when he’s down, he’ll say, ‘I was there’s a coach for you, we’re fine, let’s go.’
“In my opinion, he just wants to win and part of that is that he wants to get the ball if he can, and I don’t think he’s going to call anyone. That’s not his type. He’s a guy who wants to go out and play and play hard every week.
“Justin is a great kid, I’m sure he’s just frustrated about not scoring touchdowns in the red area. Every game is different from what the opponents are trying to do, so I’m not too worried about Justin. He’s a great kid, a great teammate. Do a lot of good things. ”
Jefferson is basically saying what many Vikings fans feel. They wanted during a very inconclusive match against the Rams.
Kirk Cousins made an intercept in third and on target from eight and tackled on-court goals at the four- and six-yard lines. The lack of production in the red zone allowed Los Angeles to build and maintain its lead despite being intercepted three times by Matthew Stafford.
Of course, Zimmer always couldn’t do anything but downplay Jefferson’s comments. Does he have anything to do with them internally? That is the question.
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