Cameron Dantzler tweets out frustration over playing time

The second-year corner has been benched while Bashaud Breeland continues to struggle.
Cameron Dantzler

The Vikings got a win on Sunday but Cameron Dantzler wasn't as thrilled with the result. The second-year corner played just nine snaps against the Seahawks and took to Twitter Sunday night to voice displeasure over his playing time.

"I'm tired of biting my tongue about this whole situation," Dantzler said. "[For real]..."

Zimmer told reporters on Monday that Dantzler would be "talked to" about the tweet, which has since been deleted.

Dantzler's future looked bright after a strong finish to last season. Over the final seven games, he allowed a 41.9 passer rating when targeted and graded seventh among qualifying cornerbacks per Pro Football Focus. But Dantzler also missed several games due to injury which led to the signing of Bashaud Breeland this past offseason.

Breeland has started all three games but has fallen well below expectations, ranking last out of 103 qualifying corners in PFF's coverage grades. With the veteran struggling, it should open the door for Dantzler to get playing time but that hasn't happened. 

Dantzler has just 13 coverage snaps on the season which came after Breeland was injured in Week 2. While all nine of Dantzler's snaps were on special teams Sunday, Breeland allowed nine catches on nine targets for 103 yards and a touchdown. 

All of this makes Dantzler's benching bizarre for a defense that ranks fifth in passing yards allowed and sixth in passing touchdowns allowed through three games.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-05-27 at 11.04.26 AM

Mother charged with beating daughter to death ruled incompetent

The case against the Woodbury woman will be put "indeterminately suspended."

msp airport

Employers at MSP Airport seeking to hire 700-plus workers

Employers include restaurants, retail, hotel, airlines and security.

Screen Shot 2021-10-23 at 9.38.43 PM

Driver who died in Hwy. 100 embankment rollover is identified

The 30-year-old was killed in the Saturday evening crash.

best buy

Best Buy launches another pre-Black Friday sale, the Early Deals Event

This latest round of discounts is available through Oct. 31.

dave chappelle

Dave Chappelle to perform at Target Center in Minneapolis

The comedian is screen his new documentary at part of the 10-city tour.

Screen Shot 2021-10-25 at 7.06.08 AM

U.S. soccer hero Megan Rapinoe signs her mural at St. Paul bar

Rapinoe paid a visit to The Black Hart ahead of a match at Allianz Field Tuesday.

hospital, emergency room

1 dead after married couple crash UTV in southern Minnesota

The crash happened just after 11 p.m. Saturday.

hmong college prep academy

St. Paul school superintendent offers to quit after $4.3M lost in hedge fund

The Office of the State Auditor recently released its investigative report on the school.


2 women die from injuries suffered in October 19 Hopkins crash

Both victims died at Hennepin Healthcare on Oct. 21.

Dean Evason

Wild fall flat against Predators, lose first game of season

The Wild couldn't stay out of the penalty box in a 5-2 loss.

Screen Shot 2021-10-24 at 10.11.36 AM

Search for Wisconsin woman whose vehicle was found near Hinckley

Ashley L. Miller, 33, was reported missing on Sep. 24 after her vehicle was found without her in it.


Bashaud Breeland

Mike Zimmer says Bashaud Breeland tweet wasn't aimed at fans

The Vikings cornerback sent the tweet after Sunday's win over the Lions.

CJ Ham

Vikings-Seahawks: 5 things you can count on happening

Can the Vikings finally beat Russell Wilson?

Cameron Dantzler

Vikings send Cameron Dantzler to COVID-19/reserve list

Dantzler's placement leaves the Vikings paper-thin at cornerback heading into Green Bay.

Cameron Dantzler

Report: Cam Dantzler tests positive for COVID

The Vikings placed the cornerback on the COVID-19/reserve list.

Ezra Cleveland

Vikings select Ezra Cleveland in second round of NFL Draft

The Boise State offensive tackle was selected with the 58th overall pick.

Bashaud Breeland

Vikings add depth to secondary by signing Bashaud Breeland

The 29-year-old brings plenty of experience from Kansas City.

Anthony Barr

How can Anthony Barr help the Vikings run defense?

The linebacker's potential return could go a long way in stopping opponents on the ground.