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Mike Zimmer on weasel Petrino

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Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is not one to mince words. So when it came time to ask him about his first return to Atlanta since the 2007 season from ****, when the Falcons went 4-12, and Petrino resigned with three games left to take the job at Arkansas, Zimmer pulled out the Ginsu knives. On going back to Atlanta, Zimmer said about that season “I was never even there. As far as I am concerned. I never even was there. When a coach quits in the middle of the year and ruins a bunch of people’s families and doesn’t’ have enough guts to at least finish out the year. I am not a part of that.” Pretty good stuff, but it gets even better in his appraisal of Petrino: “He is a coward. Put that in quotes. He ruined a bunch of people’s lives, a bunch of people’s families, kids, because he didn’t have enough nuts to stay there and finish the job. That’s the truth.”… “He came in and said he resigned, he would talk to us all at a later date, walked out of the office and no one has ever talked to him since. Not that anybody wanted to. “He’s a gutless b—–d. Quote that. I don’t give a s—.”When told that we might might not be able to use the B word, Zimmer went one better: “How about this, gutless MF. You can use that.” – Cincinnati Enquirer

I got a kick out of this so I figured I'd share.

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Yup, yup, Zimmer was always a good guy. His defense was pretty good too, except that 07 Jo-Jo offense couldn't stay on the field. I was really disappointed we didn't even give Zimmer a chance to interview for the HC position, but he managed to go to the Bengals and really turn around that defense.

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