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    Re: PATS TO PULL OUT A POISON PILL

    At some point the league, or a judge, is going to have to rule that a particular poison pill is ridiculous and unlawful. The one with Burleson went over that line. Why didn't the Seahawks just flat out build in a poison pill, "if Burleson plays for the Minnesota Vikings his contract is guaranteed"?

    At least the Vikings had some risk involved with Hutchinson's contract. McKinnie will be looking for big bucks in the near future. They will either lose McKinnie, guarantee Hutch's contract, or convince him to re-negotiate.

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    Re: PATS TO PULL OUT A POISON PILL

    "SKOL" wrote:
    At some point the league, or a judge, is going to have to rule that a particular poison pill is ridiculous and unlawful. The one with Burleson went over that line. Why didn't the Seahawks just flat out build in a poison pill, "if Burleson plays for the Minnesota Vikings his contract is guaranteed"?

    At least the Vikings had some risk involved with Hutchinson's contract. McKinnie will be looking for big bucks in the near future. They will either lose McKinnie, guarantee Hutch's contract, or convince him to re-negotiate.
    If I remember right it was the highest paid olineman in 06. Not much risk there for the viks if they don't intend to resign him now.
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    At least the Vikings had some risk involved with Hutchinson's contract. McKinnie will be looking for big bucks in the near future. They will either lose McKinnie, guarantee Hutch's contract, or convince him to re-negotiate.
    The poison pill only works for this year.

    We can pay any offensive lineman any amount of money next year.
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    "adamv" wrote:
    "SKOL" wrote:
    At some point the league, or a judge, is going to have to rule that a particular poison pill is ridiculous and unlawful. The one with Burleson went over that line. Why didn't the Seahawks just flat out build in a poison pill, "if Burleson plays for the Minnesota Vikings his contract is guaranteed"?

    At least the Vikings had some risk involved with Hutchinson's contract. McKinnie will be looking for big bucks in the near future. They will either lose McKinnie, guarantee Hutch's contract, or convince him to re-negotiate.
    If I remember right it was [b]the highest paid olineman in 06.[/b] Not much risk there for the viks if they don't intend to resign him now.
    I think I read that too.

    I totally agree that the whole Poison contracts are friggin' ridiculous now. As said before, our was at least somewhat matchable by the Seachickens. Burly's contract is not for us. I mean, I'm not crying or anything or Nate. I loved his character but seriously, he hasn't logged nearly enough hours or made enough big plays for me to whine about his departure. I nearly lost my stomach when I hear Moss was leaving....I think I may have flinched when I heard about Nate....or maybe that was just one of my nervous ticks, or maybe because I burped.
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    Hawks are becoming the crybabies of the NFL. I hope they keep it up. They'll keep getting slapped in the face.

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    Re: PATS TO PULL OUT A POISON PILL

    "adamv" wrote:
    "SKOL" wrote:
    At some point the league, or a judge, is going to have to rule that a particular poison pill is ridiculous and unlawful. The one with Burleson went over that line. Why didn't the Seahawks just flat out build in a poison pill, "if Burleson plays for the Minnesota Vikings his contract is guaranteed"?

    At least the Vikings had some risk involved with Hutchinson's contract. McKinnie will be looking for big bucks in the near future. They will either lose McKinnie, guarantee Hutch's contract, or convince him to re-negotiate.
    If I remember right it was the highest paid olineman in 06. Not much risk there for the viks if they don't intend to resign him now.
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    At issue is a so-called "poison pill" clause that the Vikings included in the contract. It stipulates that Hutchinson must be the highest paid offensive lineman on his team after the first year of the contract and that, if he isn't, the entire contract becomes guaranteed. The provision is a difficult one for the Seahawks, who have the right to match the Minnesota offer, because offensive tackle Walter Jones is the team's highest paid lineman and would be even if Hutchinson were on the Seattle roster.


    I don't know, maybe I read it wrong? Nah, you did.

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    This is getting ridiculous... I can't imagine too many more of these poison pill deals will get done without the owners trying to do something about it, they render the UFA and Franchise tags nearly worthless.
    We started it. Good ideas spread quickly.

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    "oddmanout22287" wrote:
    This is getting ridiculous... I can't imagine too many more of these poison pill deals will get done without the owners trying to do something about it, they render the UFA and Franchise tags nearly worthless.
    We started it. Good ideas spread quickly.
    Yeah, but as stated elsewhere, our purple pill was directly related to money and his salary, NOT where he played. How's about a player's contract becomes guaranteed if they play for anyother team in any other state except ours, and if they do accept the deal, the agreeing team must give out bj's to every coach and player on the team at each pregame warmup for the next 5 years?
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    "happy camper" wrote:
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    At least the Vikings had some risk involved with Hutchinson's contract. McKinnie will be looking for big bucks in the near future. They will either lose McKinnie, guarantee Hutch's contract, or convince him to re-negotiate.
    The poison pill only works for this year.

    We can pay any offensive lineman any amount of money next year.
    If that's the case Seattle could have matched it. $13 million this year would have made him the highest paid OL.

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    Re: PATS TO PULL OUT A POISON PILL

    "SKOL" wrote:
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    "SKOL" wrote:
    At least the Vikings had some risk involved with Hutchinson's contract. McKinnie will be looking for big bucks in the near future. They will either lose McKinnie, guarantee Hutch's contract, or convince him to re-negotiate.
    The poison pill only works for this year.

    We can pay any offensive lineman any amount of money next year.
    If that's the case Seattle could have matched it. $13 million this year would have made him the highest paid OL.
    Dude. Seattle would have to garuntee his whole contract if the matched it. Because Walter Jones makes more.

    The pill is only in effect for this year and this year only. We can pay Birk and McKinny all we want to next year.
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