Here's one of the problems.
Birk is calling the shots.
I know this won't be popular,
Birk is the leader and has been called on how many false starts so far this year?
Hutchinson should be the leader on the O-line.
I know that probably nobody will agree with me, but I don't care.
That's how I see it from my armchair.
Birk leads the offensive line in penalties. I don't know how well handing control over to Hutch would go, but Birk has definately been a dissapointment so far this season. He is capable of better. I wonder what shots Birk actually calls? The blocking schemes are determined by the play call which I doubt he has anything to do with. I think the most controll he has is pointing out sams and blitzes.
Based on the articles/interviews Hutchinson is being somewhat submissive because he's the newbie and Birk was the recognized leader on the O-line.
Hutchinson was the lead on the O-line in Seattle (based on one article) and he has fire in his eyes.
Something that is missing from the O-line, McKinnie only has fire when he's cooking up some Brats for an afternoon snack.
We need someone leading the line on the field that knows the game and wants to maim people in the process.
Hutchinson is the man, get the boys fired up as they approach the line and own the bastards coming at them.