Zimmer on Bridgewater, Peterson and his 'concerns'

USA TODAY Sports’ Tom Pelissero gets a personal tour of the Minnesota Vikings brand new U.S. Bank Stadium from team president Mark Wilf.

MANKATO, Minn. – Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer spoke with USA TODAY Sports at training camp Monday to talk about Teddy Bridgewater’s development, Adrian Peterson’s role, his biggest fear about expectations facing his rising team and more. Here’s an edited transcript:

Q: Congrats on the contract extension. You can pretty much just coast now, right?

A: Yeah, right. You know me better than that. The money’s nice, but the only thing I want to do is win. That’s all I care about.

Q: Last year here, I told you some NFL scouts believed Teddy Bridgewater would take a step back in his second season. You didn’t buy it. Statistically, he was the same guy from 2014 to 2015. What if anything do you see that’s different?

A: I see a lot of things different. The strength that he has now. The maturity. The things he sees on the field. The decision-making. He’s always had good…

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