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    Hutchinson knows the Vikings may cut him

    Hutchinson knows the Vikings may cut him
    Six years ago, guard Steve Hutchinson signed a seven-year, $49 million contract with the Vikings. The seventh year is this year, and the Vikings may not be interested in paying Hutchinson $7 million at age 35.





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    Hutchinson faces possible release as Vikings turn to youth

    "I know what the cap situation is and all that, but it's out of my control," said Hutchinson, who recently turned 35.
    I'd like to see them restructure things to make his salary a little more cap friendly, give the team more of time to work the line out by adding a few more years and roll some incentive into it to protect the team from time lost due to injuries. Its hard to replace his leadership overnight and there are too many needs to fill right now, it would be great to work something out that works for both sides......hope the GM gets it done

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    Hutchinson was beat up for a third consecutive season but remained serviceable when healthy. Played 895 snaps (86.3%) over 14 starts. Was at his best working combo blocks with Sullivan in the zone running game. Stuck key blocks on touchdown runs at San Diego and against Detroit. Continued to struggle with balance in space. Took four penalties. Had two of his best games against Green Bay. Followed up the latter with his two worst games -- brutal showings against Oakland and Atlanta, where he was beaten three times in one series to thwart running plays. Allowed two sacks and 12 total QB pressures. Suffered a facial laceration and concussion against New Orleans that ended his season with two games to go. Has told teammates he intends to retire after completing his contract next season. Due $7 million in salary and bonuses for 2012, Hutchinson likely will finish someplace else unless he takes a deep pay cut.
    grading the 2011 Minnesota Vikings

    Hutch was graded a C but IMHO playing next to Johnson had a big effect on him last year and this prospect did make me feel better

    Johnson flashed the athleticism that could make him effective at guard ........Figures to replace Hutchinson at left guard if the Vikings can find a true left tackle elsewhere.
    Johnson was graded a D at tackle and I don't recall his flashes....unless thats how you refer to an toro olay toro wave as a speed rushing end flashes by him on route to our QB

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    Quote Originally Posted by vikinggreg View Post

    Hutch was graded a C

    That would make him one of our best players then.

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    Too bad Marty retired from the board. I am pretty sure he had them all graded out as "A"'s.

    How did Birk and McKinney grade out with the Ravens?

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    Quote Originally Posted by singersp View Post
    That would make him one of our best players then.
    That's just wrong...but, so right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Floyd View Post
    Too bad Marty retired from the board.
    That's what happens when you base everything on a QB and he craps out and you owe everyone beer.
    I am NOT here to provide good football insight or rational observations. I am an emotional 19 year old Viking fan and I expect you to adjust your expectations from my posts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Floyd View Post
    Too bad Marty retired from the board. I am pretty sure he had them all graded out as "A"'s.

    How did Birk and McKinney grade out with the Ravens?
    This guy did not grade them very high at least.

    Ravens Report Card: Grading the Baltimore Ravens 2011 Season | Baltimore Sports Report

    I stated earlier this season that Birk was having problems and the Ravens were concerned with it and everyone said I was crazy. The Ravens were hoping to get another one-two seasons out of Birk and now they think they might not even get him back in 2012. McKinnie was not good there ... plain and simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple Floyd View Post
    Too bad Marty retired from the board. I am pretty sure he had them all graded out as "A"'s.

    How did Birk and McKinney grade out with the Ravens?
    Did he seriously retire? I missed the notification.

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    Hutch has definitely lost a step but would like to see a seasoned vet next year if possible, though he'll probably not be back. Another hole to fill....it is good our management plans ahead and we have a lot of depth at key positions........
    I bet you could use a cool one huh Clark...Now you're talkin Eddie...

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