Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer’s former boss and mentor Bill Parcells spoke to Zimmer following the news of quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s season-ending injury; telling him that “there are situations that won’t allow you to succeed,” but that this isn’t one of them.
“I told him, ‘The first thing you need to know is this: Everyone in the organization, and that includes some of the players and the coaches, are going to think they have an excuse now,’” Parcells told Peter King of TheMMQB.com.
“Once the shock is over, probably 48 hours from now, they’re all gonna come to you and look at you and say, ‘What are you gonna do?’ Because you’re charged with winning games now, no matter what you have on your team. You need to figure out what works — what recipe works. And tomorrow morning, once the shock wears off, nobody’s gonna give a s—. It’s his problem. He’s gotta figure out how to win now.”