With the news of Mike Zimmer becoming the ninth head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, FOX 9 Sports Director Jim Rich reached out to Vikings defensive end Brian Robison to get his thoughts on the hiring.
"From everything I'm hearing, he's a guy that is obviously going to bring more emotion and more passion to the way he approaches the game," Robison said. "That's going to be a different change of pace around here for sure."
The Vikings had become accustomed to the laid back, passive style of former coach Leslie Frazier. Robison confirmed that players opinions were at least asked when it came to what they were looking for in their next head coach.
"That's the one thing I think Rick and the guys did a good job is making sure they asked every guy that went out of there this week what they wanted in a head coach," said Robison. A lot of us wanted more passion out our head coach. A little bit more emotion and so Mike Zimmer's going to be that type of guy."
Robison isn't sure if the Vikings will play a 3-4 or a 4-3 defense, but from what he knows about Zimmer the scheme isn't nearly as important as the way they play it.
"He's going to bring a physical mentality to our team as far as trying to be more physical than the other team and I just think it's a great hire it's a change of pace from the way Frazier was," Robison said. "If he needs to yell at you, he's going to yell at you and if he needs to praise you, he's going to praise you. He's going to do whatever it takes to win and make sure his players are playing the best ball they can."