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VikesfaninWis
01-16-2014, 09:27 AM
Never heard of this guy before, hope Zimmer calls the defensive plays.

http://http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/01/16/report-vikings-hire-george-edwards-as-defensive-coordinator/ (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/01/16/report-vikings-hire-george-edwards-as-defensive-coordinator/)

seaniemck7
01-16-2014, 09:32 AM
I like his resume. Coached with Zimmer on the Cowboys (LBs Coach).

George Edwards (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Edwards_(American_football))

drakkar
01-16-2014, 09:44 AM
Im guessing he will be DC in title only...

Purple Floyd
01-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Doesn't look like he has any success as a DC in the past.

Braddock
01-16-2014, 10:48 AM
I would rather have an unknown or weaker coordinator on the same side of the ball as the HC experience, as opposed to the opposite side of the ball. I have no reason to not trust Zimmer, so I'm on board.

tastywaves
01-16-2014, 10:51 AM
Nothing to get excited about in that resume. Guess Zimmer figures he just needs someone to carry out his orders on defense. Hopefully he picks a proven guy for OC.

On another note, I was listening to KFAN interview a Cincinnati Bengal analyst, who spoke very highly about Zimmer. Believes his biggest coaching strength is with DB's. Maybe he can figure out how to finally get a decent secondary in MN. How many years has it been? He also likes to dumpster dive for unwanted players and get them to play with a chip on their shoulder.

Purple Floyd
01-16-2014, 11:08 AM
Believes his biggest coaching strength is with DB's. Maybe he can figure out how to finally get a decent secondary in MN. How many years has it been? He also likes to dumpster dive for unwanted players and get them to play with a chip on their shoulder.

Didn't he develop Madieu Williams for us? That guy was one of Wilf's best FA signings.

313zoe
01-16-2014, 11:11 AM
I still think Zimmer will have his hand on tha defense but i can say our staff look betta than last year

VikingsFan1234
01-16-2014, 11:16 AM
I never heard of him but he can not be any worse than Alan Williams

2beersTommy
01-16-2014, 11:40 AM
George Edwards Tabbed As Vikings New Defensive Coordinator - Daily Norseman (http://www.dailynorseman.com/2014/1/16/5315076/george-edwards-tabbed-as-vikings-new-defensive-coordinator)

tastywaves
01-16-2014, 12:30 PM
Didn't he develop Madieu Williams for us? That guy was one of Wilf's best FA signings.

I don't think Zimmer and Williams overlapped. As for the signing, yes, it fell a bit short. I'm sure Wilf was the primary guy pushing this hire :)....but it may have aided in a number of folks being dismissed from his staff.

VikesfaninWis
01-17-2014, 09:01 PM
It may have been premature to announce him as the new DC. Sounds like they will interview a few candidates then make a decision. I think he is better suited as DL coach or maybe a LB coach, not a DC.

Minniman
01-17-2014, 11:10 PM
Edwards has not done well as a DC or even great as a position coach. His resume reads like a train wreck. Can personnel be blamed at every location he has coached?