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Adam Zimmer, a former Vikings defensive coordinator, passes away unexpectedly


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Adam Zimmer, the father of former Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer, was a former co-defensive coordinator for Minnesota. He spent 17 years working as an NFL assistant. He was 38. On Tuesday, Corri Zimmer White, his younger sister, shared a note on her Instagram page confirming his loss. She claimed that Adam Zimmer died on Monday. No reason was given

Remarks of Zimmer White about Adam Zimmer

Zimmer White called him the sweetest, kindest, family-loving, sports-obsessed person there ever was. After spending eight years with the Vikings under his father, Adam Zimmer was working remotely this season as an offensive analyst with the Cincinnati Bengals. When Mike Zimmer was fired in January, the majority of his team also lost their jobs.

Police discovered a dead man after going to a home near the Vikings’ offices on Monday afternoon to do a welfare check, according to Mendota Heights Police Capt. Wayne Wegener. According to Wegener, there was nothing unusual about the death, thus the medical examiner was tasked with determining the cause of death.

Condolences from Vikings’ Ownership

We are devastated to learn about Adam Zimmer’s demise. Because Throughout his stay in Minnesota, Adam was a courteous, devout individual who showed a genuine concern for his family, his players, the coaches of his teammates, and the Vikings front office staff. In a statement, the Vikings’ ownership sent their condolences to Mike, Corri, Marki, and the whole Zimmer family.

Adam Zimmer made his NFL debut in 2006 while playing for the New Orleans Saints. He was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2010 as an assistant linebackers coach. And during Mike Zimmer’s final season as defensive coordinator in 2013. He worked with the Bengals as an assistant defensive backs coach.

Adam Zimmer, the Vikings’ coordinator passes away |Source: Irish Mirror

For fifteen years, the Zimmer family has been a delight to know and work with for our organization. We have the utmost esteem for Mike and Adam. And we are extremely saddened by this awful news, Bengals owner Mike Brown said in a statement. Mike and Adam were more like buddies to us than coaches. Our hearts go out to the Zimmer family and we pray for them.

The hiring of Mike Zimmer by the Vikings

In 2014, when Mike Zimmer was hired by the Vikings to teach linebackers, he brought his son with him. The roles of co-defensive coordinator were assigned to Adam Zimmer and Andre Patterson in 2020.

Ignore the kinship relationship. In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, former Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway said, It’s really just about him being a good coach. Whomever the head coach was would not have made a difference. In any case, Adam was a competent coach. Even though Greenway was older than Adam Zimmer. But he immediately grew to trust him as he struggled to master a new defense in his ninth NFL season. He was considerate of the sport and my career before he arrived, Greenway added. He constantly tried to improve the individual and the team by working with you rather than coaching you. In terms of the scheme, he was really clever, but more significantly. He was a wonderful person who genuinely cared about you as a person.

The Statement of Saints

Vikki Zimmer, the mother of Adam Zimmer and Mike Zimmer, passed away unexpectedly at the age of 50 in 2009. The Saints went on to win the Super Bowl in Adam Zimmer’s final season with the team. The Saints said in a statement that they have pleasant recollections of Adam from the four years he worked with them as an assistant coach.

Adam was well-informed, diligent, liked by everyone he encountered, and eager. He rapidly developed as a coach while employed at the Saints. Adam Zimmer told Corri Zimmer White countless times how much he enjoyed watching her be a mother to his 1-year-old twin nephews. She wrote in an Instagram post.

My brother was one of my closest friends, especially after my mother passed away and we became even closer. He was consistently there for me and was the first person to arrive. And volunteer at my foundation’s events, the woman claimed. I didn’t even have to inquire.

Early in the pandemic, when NFL facilities were closed and coaches worked remotely during the offseason. So, Adam Zimmer and his sister Marki Zimmer isolated themselves with their father at their Kentucky ranch’s 160 acres.

Mike Zimmer’s internet connection and video conference issues were fixed on-site by Adam Zimmer. But the two of them used their close proximity to adjust the team’s defensive strategy. For dinner, Adam Zimmer ran the meat smoker. In May 2020, Mike Zimmer said, If I can’t figure it out, I can text him and say, Come up here and fix this. We’ll sit down at night, perhaps after dinner, and come up with some ridiculous concept, after which we’ll say, OK, we can discuss it with the other defensive coaches tomorrow.

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