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    Artis Hicks wants another shot to play RT

    [size=13pt]Minnesota Vikings' Artis Hicks wants another shot to play right tackle[/size]

    Arm injury often kept him off the field

    By Rick Alonzo
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    Updated: 01/06/2009 11:57:52 PM CST



    The Vikings have serious issues at right tackle, but Artis Hicks hopes he can be the answer.....

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    Re: Artis Hicks wants another shot to play RT

    Hicks > Cook

    Sad state of affairs, isn't it?

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    Re: Artis Hicks wants another shot to play RT

    "singersp" wrote:
    Hicks > Cook

    Sad state of affairs, isn't it?
    Why are you bashing Hicks?
    He played solid the first 4 weeks of the year in replacement of Mount McK against some very good pass rushing DEs.
    I was surprised Cook held his job as long as he did honestly and Hicks getting hurt really set us back the last few weeks of the year IMO.
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    Re: Artis Hicks wants another shot to play RT

    Another Eagles transplant. Artis always played well for us, not great....but well. I hope he gets a chance to make some of you doubters believers. Good kid.

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    Re: Artis Hicks wants another shot to play RT

    It is a good move in the right direction but I hope they don't stop there. I would like to see someone else brought in to compete for the spot. Then I would think Cook should be switched to Guard where I think he has a better chance of working out as a reserve.

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    Re: Artis Hicks wants another shot to play RT

    I don't think this is a bad thing at all. The only thing we lose is Hicks' ability to be a backup at other places on the line.

    Put Hicks at RT
    Have Cook be backup
    Cut Johnson and sign a good backup guard.
    Keep Birk and Sullivan.

    That is how you shore up an already good OL.
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    Re: Artis Hicks wants another shot to play RT

    "V" wrote:
    I don't think this is a bad thing at all. The only thing we lose is Hicks' ability to be a backup at other places on the line.

    Put Hicks at RT
    Have Cook be backup
    Cut Johnson and sign a good backup guard.
    Keep Birk and Sullivan.

    That is how you shore up an already good OL.
    +1.
    I wonder if Birk will actually be back, I doubt it.
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    Re: Artis Hicks wants another shot to play RT

    Hicks provides good depth. Tauscher is a proven starter. Green Bay will not sign him. They are building on a young team.

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    "marstc09" wrote:
    Hicks provides good depth. Tauscher is a proven starter. Green Bay will not sign him. They are building on a young team.

    and the #1 pick in the 2009 draft for the Minnesota Vikings is..... OT

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    Re: Artis Hicks wants another shot to play RT

    The offensive line leaks on occasion, but [s]Bud Grant[/s] Brad childress, the quiet Minnesota coach, has help on hand in [s]Ron Yary [/s] Artis Hicks, a massive [s]tackle[/s] guard from [s]USC[/s] Memphis, and [s]Ed White[/s] John Sullivan, a big rookie [s]guard[/s] center from [s]California[/s] Notre Dame. [s]Yary[/s] Hicks, a [s]No. 1 draft choice in 1968[/s] acquired from the Iggles, was in the service the first few weeks of this season, but
    probably start soon. [s]White[/s] Sullivan may still be a year away. If these two live up to their potential, [s]Kapp [/s] TJack may find more time to throw, and, given time, he can perform wonders, as he did against [s]Baltimore[/s] Arizona earlier in the season when he threw [s]seven[/s] four touchdown passes in a [s]52-14[/s] 35-14 rout.

    Minnesota's redoubtable ground attack was ineffective against the [s]Lions[/s] Eagles, but that may be because [s]Grant[/s] Childress, who felt his club did not move the ball well enough in the air in [s]1968[/s] 2008, has devoted much of his practice time to improving that aspect of the game.
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