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Sunday slant: Zimmer focused but flexible

Mike Zimmer (Hannah Foslien/Getty)

Mike Zimmer came with a reputation as being blunt, with video clips of him yelling at players on the sideline. That's only one side of the new Vikings coach who has proven to be focused but adaptable.

Mike Zimmer gained a reputation for being blunt, but is that a fair assessment? It will take time for Minnesota media and Minnesota Vikings players to draw a solid conclusion on that assumption, but so far the impression here is a man who knows what he wants, knows how he wants to get there and might not have a lot of time to waste on things that don't line up in that vision. Blunt? Maybe. But...

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