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Mike Zimmer used a bunch of murdered stuffed animals to motivate the Vikings

Mike Zimmer’s latest idea to motivate the Vikings is a little gruesome. 

You have to be a special kind of crazy to be an NFL coach. The kind of person who’s willing to work long hours in a high-stress job is apparently the same kind of person who will slaughter a bunch of stuffed animals.

That’s why Vikings coach Mike Zimmer did last week, according to The Star Tribune

Before dismissing his 5-0 team for the bye week, coach Mike Zimmer scattered stuffed animals of the feline variety throughout Winter Park. Their throats were slashed, with some of the white stuffing within seeping out, and were then splattered with red paint.

Hanging on the larger cat in the locker room was a sign that read “Fat Cats Get Slaughtered.”

Zimmer’s men lost in Philadelphia on Sunday, so it turns out Vikings also get slaughtered by Eagles. 

UPDATE (6:30 p.m. ET): It does not look like Zimmer was the one who slashed the stuffed animals after all.

[via Deadspin]