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    Re: Big salaries, hard feelings

    The Vikings are constrained as to what they can offer OL in free agency due to Hutchinson's contract that guarantees the 'residual of $49M less his 2006 salary and signing bonus' if another Viking OL has a higher (average?) salary than Hutch at any time during the duration of the contract.

    The Vikings are 'practically' constrained as to what they can offer LBs in free agency due to the money they tied up in EJH (renewed during '06 season), Greenway (rookie contract), Leber (FA contract, '06), and Thomas (rookie contract).

    The same logic applies, to a lesser extent, to the RB crew; Moore, Taylor, Fason, Richardson, Dugan (TE/HB).

    Look for the Vikings to add cheaper alternatives to free agents, to build depth, via the draft.

    Needing several players to fill the roster, I doubt that the 'TOA' can or should trade up and lose draft picks to do so.
    This is the 2nd year of the roster rebuilding for the WCO and T2D, so more youth will be added via the draft than vets added via free agency.
    Last year, year one of rebuilding, saw more vets added than drafted rookies.




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    "Purplexing" wrote:
    The Vikings are constrained as to what they can offer OL in free agency due to Hutchinson's contract that guarantees the 'residual of $49M less his 2006 salary and signing bonus' if another Viking OL has a higher (average?) salary than Hutch at any time during the duration of the contract.

    The Vikings are 'practically' constrained as to what they can offer LBs in free agency due to the money they tied up in EJH (renewed during '06 season), Greenway (rookie contract), Leber (FA contract, '06), and Thomas (rookie contract).

    The same logic applies, to a lesser extent, to the RB crew; Moore, Taylor, Fason, Richardson, Dugan (TE/HB).

    Look for the Vikings to add cheaper alternatives to free agents, to build depth, via the draft.

    Needing several players to fill the roster, I doubt that the 'TOA' can or should trade up and lose draft picks to do so.

    This is the 2nd year of the roster rebuilding for the WCO and T2D, so more youth will be added via the draft than vets added via free agency.

    Last year, year one of rebuilding, saw more vets added than drafted rookies.




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    Re: Big salaries, hard feelings

    "Purplexing" wrote:
    The Vikings are constrained as to what they can offer OL in free agency due to Hutchinson's contract that guarantees the 'residual of $49M less his 2006 salary and signing bonus' if another Viking OL has a higher (average?) salary than Hutch at any time during the duration of the contract.

    The Vikings are 'practically' constrained as to what they can offer LBs in free agency due to the money they tied up in EJH (renewed during '06 season), Greenway (rookie contract), Leber (FA contract, '06), and Thomas (rookie contract).

    The same logic applies, to a lesser extent, to the RB crew; Moore, Taylor, Fason, Richardson, Dugan (TE/HB).
    Goddamn it!
    There's no place for rational and logical discussion of the realities of free agency and the Vikings.
    You stop that right now, mister, before I have to get rough with you!!!

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    Re: Big salaries, hard feelings

    Just how many years on average does it take to switch over to an offense that was designed to be flexible and adaptable to players with different skills and abilities? ???

    I hope they can get it done sooner than it will take Microsoft to stabilize their Vista OS ;D

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    "UffDaVikes" wrote:
    Just how many years on average does it take to switch over to an offense that was designed to be flexible and adaptable to players with different skills and abilities? ???

    I hope they can get it done sooner than it will take Microsoft to stabilize their Vista OS ;D
    About 3 years.
    'Pooh' players can't all be scrapped in one fell swoop.


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    I hope so, too!
    :-\

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    Whoa whoa whoa. Who said this offense was flexible? Certainly not Childress. Veteran QBs, pass-catching TEs, and skilled WRs in general certainly do not fit this offense. This offense is rigid. the KAO is not the chameleon-O. If Childress doesn't get his guys, the plays will not work.
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    OR else this is just a ploy to get the team moved to LA!
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    "cajunvike" wrote:
    OR else this is just a ploy to get the team moved to LA!

    The old "Major League" the movie ploy.....very sophisticated....except we got rid of the old guy on his last legs.....

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    "OchoCinco" wrote:
    "cajunvike" wrote:
    OR else this is just a ploy to get the team moved to LA!

    The old "Major League" the movie ploy.....very sophisticated....except we got rid of the old guy on his last legs.....
    ........... which was a rip off of the old movie ploy in "The Producer" (Mel Brooks; 1970's); make an awful Broadway musical play about Nazis in order to lose money and get a tax write-off.

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    St Louis used it to move the Cardinals to Arizona too, only nobody ever told them that since they relocated they don't need to annually tank the team anymore.

    I am not sure what excuse Detroit has. but it can't be good ;D

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