Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer is frustrated with his team’s current three-game losing streak. To make matters worse, Zimmer has just recently gone through surgery to repair torn retina in his eye.
Obviously, Zimmer isn’t about fun and games these days, and he’s sure letting his team understand that.
#Vikings on 3-game skid. "If I can get six needles stuck in my eye in the last two weeks, they can suck it up for me," Zimmer said.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) November 9, 2016
Seen by some as a tough-as-nails head coach, Zimmer has continually made sure his players are at the top of their game, both physically and emotionally (more on that here).
This is one of the reasons that the Vikings were considered conference title favorites following a 5-0 start to the season. Though, in the midst of a three-game slid, Zimmer wants his struggling players to know that they have to suck if up. If nothing else, because he himself is doing just that coaching through such a serious procedure.
Minnesota is just a half game up on the Detroit Lions in the NFC North and is set to take on the Washington Redskins on Sunday. It will be interesting to see how his team responds.