Vikings coach Zimmer expresses disappointment in Kearse, previews game vs. Chiefs

Updated: October 30, 2019 02:02 PM

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer spoke Wednesday morning about expectations and preparations for Sunday's game in Kansas City.

Zimmer was also asked about safety Jayron Kearse's arrest over the weekend.


"Well, I’m very, very ticked off," Zimmer said. "Since I’ve been here the last six years, I’ve worked extremely hard to clean up the reputation of this organization, this team off the field. We’ve put in a lot of resources for them to not have these kind of issues and for them to do that is really idiotic."

Zimmer says Kearse's status for Sunday's game relies on how the NFL rules on the matter based on the current guidelines set in the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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It's still not clear of Kansas City will have star quarterback Patrick Mahomes on Sunday, which makes preparing to play them a bit more difficult.

"I think you’ll have calls based on their offense that you feel good about," Zimmer said. "Then you’re going to have other calls based on that quarterback, other calls based on this quarterback, so you kind of put together your base plan and then you have plans for if he plays and if he doesn’t play."

If Mahomes can't go, Matt Moore would make his second straight start for Kansas City in relief.

Zimmer also touched on the return of cornerback Holton Hill from his 8-game suspension and receiver Josh Doctson's return to practice. Doctson spent the first eight games of the season on the injured list with a leg injury

Zimmer also added receiver Adam Thielen (hamstring) will return to practice today after missing the win over Washington.

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