He wouldn't have stood in there way at all. The coach would have grabbed Johnson and yanked him out during that TB game and Dixon would have been right in their.
Good post, sureban!
Funny how they don't bring in Dixon early...then they want him but he doesn't want to come back because he is overweight...then they trade for Fonoti, who needs to lose a ton of weight before he can start playing. They could have just saved themselves a ton of trouble and signed Dixon early (since he WAS willing to come in as a backup, he would not have stood in the way of the development of any of the young OL...and probably would have helped accelerate their learning curve).
Just ONE MORE example of the ineptitude of the Viking coaching staff and front office.