Adam Zimmer of Vikings co-defensive coordinator said that he can’t withstand working around his dad as he is spending his quarantine living with him. This is because Adam’s father is a boss to him as well.
He shared it had been weird some times.
Speaking to Bob Sansavere from the St. Paul Pioneer Press, the junior Zimmer shared that it is quite not easy to do his office work along with his dad Mike Zimmer the Vikings head coach.
He said: “At the facility and around the team, I mostly call my dad Coach.” “It’s kind of weird for your boss to be your dad. I refer to him as Zimm in front of players.
“Players call me Zimm, Coach, or Adam. As long as they don’t call me a—hole, I’m good.”
He also added: “Everyone says we’re similar, my dad and me,” he said. “But I think we both have our own little quirks. I don’t think I’m as boisterous as he is. No, I don’t yell as much as him. I’m more of an explain-things-coach instead of a yeller. We’re all intense on game day, so that’s a little different. But around the players, I think I’m a little more talkative instead of yelling.”
“Since we started coaching together, I think our relationship definitely is stronger. I spent just one year in Cincinnati with him. It was an adjustment period in Cincinnati. Eventually, we became more comfortable. I went there in 2013 and he got the job in Minnesota in 2014. I learned more football in these last seven years than I could have imagined.”
However, he concluded that it gives him some relief as he is living on the other side of the 160-acre family house in Kentucky.