Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is generating predictable interest among teams with head coaching vacancies; whether or not that interest translates to a genuine opportunity is unknown. Truth be told, he's being mentioned among many candidates with organizations looking to rebound from hopeless franchises to postseason contenders via the one-year turn-around.
According to reports, the Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans and Washington Redskins have expressed interest in Zimmer and, well, he intends to interview with any team that asks for one.
The defensive coordinator told reporters on Monday hat he's been contacted by a few teams and said that he expects to interview for two positions this week. He declined to mention which teams that he'll interview with.
"I believe I’ve gotten better at it," said Zimmer via the Cincinnati Enquirer. "The first one I did was a long time ago with the Rams. I didn’t do a very good job. It’s like coaching, I guess, I think you know when you do good and when you don’t when you walk out. I was told that I did good in the other ones, so we’ll see. They may not be looking for me and whatever. They may want an offensive coach, or they may want a different style guy, who knows?"