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Mike Zimmer wants/should be an NFL head coach

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02:09 AM ET 12.04 | Mike Zimmer has been working wonders for the Bengals defense since he came to Cincinnati in 2008, and is very deserving of a head-coaching job somewhere in the NFL. But for whatever reason, Zimmer has repeatedly been passed over and he doesn't know why. "Honestly, I don't listen to that stuff anymore. Honest to God's truth. I've had for so many years have people say, 'This is your year.' Then at the end of the year for about three days I'm totally depressed because I see this guy get a job, that guy get a job, that guy get a job. So it's in my best interest not to think about it, talk about it and just try to do the best job I can because I'm like (everybody else), I get disappointed too," Zimmer said.

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December 4, 2012  11:25 PM ET

Come back to Dallas Bro.

December 4, 2012  11:45 PM ET

I've thought for years he should be a head coach somewhere; I actually wanted my Colts to hire him this past offseason. I suppose in a way it's fortunate that didn't happen, but still, the guy definitely deserves a shot somewhere.

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December 5, 2012  12:28 AM ET
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He should have told everyone he is black. At least then they would have to interview him per the NFL's lame **** affirmative action BS.

The Colts and the Bucs interviewed him last year. But he was passed up for... White coaches.

December 5, 2012  03:32 AM ET
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Come back to Dallas Bro.

Please, noooooo. Not as a head coach.

Zim can coach defensive X's and O's (much like Wade Phillips)...but he is not the best evaluator of talent/leader of men. Which is exactly why he has been "continually passed up".

Now...if he wants to join Payton's staff (I just love to dream.) - after we go 1-3 over the last quarter - I'm all for it.

December 5, 2012  07:43 AM ET
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Please, noooooo. Not as a head coach. Zim can coach defensive X's and O's (much like Wade Phillips)...but he is not the best evaluator of talent/leader of men. Which is exactly why he has been "continually passed up".Now...if he wants to join Payton's staff (I just love to dream.) - after we go 1-3 over the last quarter - I'm all for it.

An X's and O's guy ut not a leader of men, eh ?

Sounds like the perfect coach for Jerrah and his Boys.

December 5, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Jus stay where yer at ZIM'S you got a good thing going on a good,up and coming young team.

 
December 5, 2012  11:09 AM ET

Quit yer whinin, you'll get a chance eventually

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