This leadership makeover isn't inspired by scandal, or outright incompetence, or something as clear-cut as a dereliction of duty.
It was just time.
Time for a change. Time for a different approach. Time to acknowledge that staleness had taken root inside the Vikings organization and was impeding progress in the pursuit of a championship.
Zygi and Mark Wilf had their eyes wide open in arriving at the necessary decision to fire both General Manager Rick Spielman and coach Mike Zimmer on Monday in what constitutes the most impactful football decision of their ownership.
Eight years of that tandem was enough.