CINCINNATI -- One season into his first job as an NFL defensive coordinator, Mike Zimmer had a problem.
His Dallas Cowboys had trouble stopping the run in 2000, so he visited some of his coaching friends to get advice. One of his stops was Baltimore, where Marvin Lewis' defense had just helped the Ravens win a Super Bowl.
"For a couple of days, we talked football," Zimmer said. "Our
philosophies were very similar. I learned a lot from him at that
time, and we became pretty ...
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