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    Re: Should Hicks stay at left tackle

    "PurpleMafia" wrote:
    "misplacedminnesotan" wrote:
    "PurpleMafia" wrote:
    "misplacedminnesotan" wrote:
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    B-Mac is a pro-bowl caliber player, how could you not start him after the suspension?
    I don't believe he is.
    I think he is too over-hyped.
    Hicks has done a good job with Freeny, Peppers, and KGB (or Kampman I can't remember off-hand).
    If he keeps Vanderbausch off of Gus' butt how can the Vikings coach, in good conscience, say: Hey you've stopped some of the best in the league, but were benching you now.

    Edited: got to work on my typos
    That is a good point, but you can't argue with success. Look at last year. He blocked well for AP, and AP had an MVP year. I think Adrian would be more comfortable running with B-Mac back on the line. He is also argueably the best pass blocker on the team. That being said, I think he would have done the same job as Hicks, not to mention that McKinnie brings more confidence to AP I'm sure.
    Fair statement about AP running good behind Mckinnie, but can you say he has rushed any worse behind Hicks?
    Plus, I think Hicks has a better mean streak, which is something I like from a lineman.
    Behind McKinnie, I believe that AP would have had 200+ against the Colts with ease. There is no doubt that he is running great, but look at last year. Hard to compare anything against two 225+ yard games
    Neither of us can say that.
    Peterson was a couple of shoe string tackles from getting over the 200 hump that game.
    I can't put that on any lineman, just heads up play on the D since everyone and their mother is keying in on AP.
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    Re: Should Hicks stay at left tackle

    I want the big 6'8 at Left Tackle, Adrian and Gus want him too.

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    Re: Should Hicks stay at left tackle

    I still can't believe that he got suspended. Who in their right mind would fight someone that is 6'8", 335 lbs?
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    Re: Should Hicks stay at left tackle

    "PurpleMafia" wrote:
    "misplacedminnesotan" wrote:
    "PurpleMafia" wrote:
    "misplacedminnesotan" wrote:
    "PurpleMafia" wrote:
    B-Mac is a pro-bowl caliber player, how could you not start him after the suspension?
    I don't believe he is.
    I think he is too over-hyped.
    Hicks has done a good job with Freeny, Peppers, and KGB (or Kampman I can't remember off-hand).
    If he keeps Vanderbausch off of Gus' butt how can the Vikings coach, in good conscience, say: Hey you've stopped some of the best in the league, but were benching you now.

    Edited: got to work on my typos
    That is a good point, but you can't argue with success. Look at last year. He blocked well for AP, and AP had an MVP year. I think Adrian would be more comfortable running with B-Mac back on the line. He is also argueably the best pass blocker on the team. That being said, I think he would have done the same job as Hicks, not to mention that McKinnie brings more confidence to AP I'm sure.
    Fair statement about AP running good behind Mckinnie, but can you say he has rushed any worse behind Hicks?
    Plus, I think Hicks has a better mean streak, which is something I like from a lineman.
    Behind McKinnie, I believe that AP would have had 200+ against the Colts with ease. There is no doubt that he is running great, but look at last year. Hard to compare anything against two 225+ yard games
    IMO, i'd rather sacrifice arguably a few yards here and there between the difference with BM and AH.. but i think AH more than makes up the difference in the pass blocking area!.. IMO, theres no comparison there!!...

    AH is a better pass blocker than McKinnie.. and so i'd rather give up what arguably is a wash in the running game compared to a superior performance as a pass blocker...

    besides, he wouldn't have played on 4 games.. i'm not sure i'd just plug him in there right away!

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    Re: Should Hicks stay at left tackle

    "misplacedminnesotan" wrote:
    "PurpleMafia" wrote:
    "misplacedminnesotan" wrote:
    "PurpleMafia" wrote:
    B-Mac is a pro-bowl caliber player, how could you not start him after the suspension?
    I don't believe he is.
    I think he is too over-hyped.
    Hicks has done a good job with Freeny, Peppers, and KGB (or Kampman I can't remember off-hand).
    If he keeps Vanderbausch off of Gus' butt how can the Vikings coach, in good conscience, say: Hey you've stopped some of the best in the league, but were benching you now.

    Edited: got to work on my typos
    That is a good point, but you can't argue with success. Look at last year. He blocked well for AP, and AP had an MVP year. I think Adrian would be more comfortable running with B-Mac back on the line. He is also argueably the best pass blocker on the team. That being said, I think he would have done the same job as Hicks, not to mention that McKinnie brings more confidence to AP I'm sure.
    Fair statement about AP running good behind Mckinnie, but can you say he has rushed any worse behind Hicks?
    Plus, I think Hicks has a better mean streak, which is something I like from a lineman.
    A better mean streak?
    Do you forget why McKinnie is suspended?
    I think beating someone over the head with a pole is kinda mean...

    There is something to be said about McKinnie not jumping back into the line up immediately for the entire game.
    He cannot be in football shape.
    Hell he could not even be in regular shape.

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    Re: Should Hicks stay at left tackle

    "PurpleMafia" wrote:
    I still can't believe that he got suspended. Who in their right mind would fight someone that is 6'8", 335 lbs?
    It must be a Miami thing.
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    Re: Should Hicks stay at left tackle

    "seaniemck7" wrote:
    "misplacedminnesotan" wrote:
    "PurpleMafia" wrote:
    "misplacedminnesotan" wrote:
    "PurpleMafia" wrote:
    B-Mac is a pro-bowl caliber player, how could you not start him after the suspension?
    I don't believe he is.
    I think he is too over-hyped.
    Hicks has done a good job with Freeny, Peppers, and KGB (or Kampman I can't remember off-hand).
    If he keeps Vanderbausch off of Gus' butt how can the Vikings coach, in good conscience, say: Hey you've stopped some of the best in the league, but were benching you now.

    Edited: got to work on my typos
    That is a good point, but you can't argue with success. Look at last year. He blocked well for AP, and AP had an MVP year. I think Adrian would be more comfortable running with B-Mac back on the line. He is also argueably the best pass blocker on the team. That being said, I think he would have done the same job as Hicks, not to mention that McKinnie brings more confidence to AP I'm sure.
    Fair statement about AP running good behind Mckinnie, but can you say he has rushed any worse behind Hicks?
    Plus, I think Hicks has a better mean streak, which is something I like from a lineman.
    A better mean streak?
    Do you forget why McKinnie is suspended?
    I think beating someone over the head with a pole is kinda mean.
    ..

    There is something to be said about McKinnie not jumping back into the line up immediately for the entire game.
    He cannot be in football shape.
    Hell he could not even be in regular shape.
    That's funny.
    The first thing I said when I heard about the fight was: why can't he be more like that on the field.
    In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.- John Adams

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    Re: Should Hicks stay at left tackle

    "bleedpurple" wrote:
    "PurpleMafia" wrote:
    "misplacedminnesotan" wrote:
    "PurpleMafia" wrote:
    "misplacedminnesotan" wrote:
    [quote author=PurpleMafia link=topic=48083.msg841586#msg841586 date=1222094395]
    B-Mac is a pro-bowl caliber player, how could you not start him after the suspension?
    I don't believe he is.
    I think he is too over-hyped.
    Hicks has done a good job with Freeny, Peppers, and KGB (or Kampman I can't remember off-hand).
    If he keeps Vanderbausch off of Gus' butt how can the Vikings coach, in good conscience, say: Hey you've stopped some of the best in the league, but were benching you now.

    Edited: got to work on my typos
    That is a good point, but you can't argue with success. Look at last year. He blocked well for AP, and AP had an MVP year. I think Adrian would be more comfortable running with B-Mac back on the line. He is also argueably the best pass blocker on the team. That being said, I think he would have done the same job as Hicks, not to mention that McKinnie brings more confidence to AP I'm sure.
    Fair statement about AP running good behind Mckinnie, but can you say he has rushed any worse behind Hicks?
    Plus, I think Hicks has a better mean streak, which is something I like from a lineman.
    Behind McKinnie, I believe that AP would have had 200+ against the Colts with ease. There is no doubt that he is running great, but look at last year. Hard to compare anything against two 225+ yard games
    IMO, i'd rather sacrifice arguably a few yards here and there between the difference with BM and AH.. but i think AH more than makes up the difference in the pass blocking area!.. IMO, theres no comparison there!!...

    AH is a better pass blocker than McKinnie.. and so i'd rather give up what arguably is a wash in the running game compared to a superior performance as a pass blocker...

    besides, he wouldn't have played on 4 games.. i'm not sure i'd just plug him in there right away!
    [/quote]

    I agree I think Hicks is better on pass protection.
    On the plugging in, I don't think we will see McKinnie (if he comes back in) until after the bye week.
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    Re: Should Hicks stay at left tackle

    "bleedpurple" wrote:
    "PurpleMafia" wrote:
    "misplacedminnesotan" wrote:
    "PurpleMafia" wrote:
    "misplacedminnesotan" wrote:
    [quote author=PurpleMafia link=topic=48083.msg841586#msg841586 date=1222094395]
    B-Mac is a pro-bowl caliber player, how could you not start him after the suspension?
    I don't believe he is.
    I think he is too over-hyped.
    Hicks has done a good job with Freeny, Peppers, and KGB (or Kampman I can't remember off-hand).
    If he keeps Vanderbausch off of Gus' butt how can the Vikings coach, in good conscience, say: Hey you've stopped some of the best in the league, but were benching you now.

    Edited: got to work on my typos
    That is a good point, but you can't argue with success. Look at last year. He blocked well for AP, and AP had an MVP year. I think Adrian would be more comfortable running with B-Mac back on the line. He is also argueably the best pass blocker on the team. That being said, I think he would have done the same job as Hicks, not to mention that McKinnie brings more confidence to AP I'm sure.
    Fair statement about AP running good behind Mckinnie, but can you say he has rushed any worse behind Hicks?
    Plus, I think Hicks has a better mean streak, which is something I like from a lineman.
    Behind McKinnie, I believe that AP would have had 200+ against the Colts with ease. There is no doubt that he is running great, but look at last year. Hard to compare anything against two 225+ yard games
    IMO, i'd rather sacrifice arguably a few yards here and there between the difference with BM and AH.. but i think AH more than makes up the difference in the pass blocking area!.. IMO, theres no comparison there!!...

    AH is a better pass blocker than McKinnie.. and so i'd rather give up what arguably is a wash in the running game compared to a superior performance as a pass blocker...

    besides, he wouldn't have played on 4 games.. i'm not sure i'd just plug him in there right away!
    [/quote]

    I think Childress will put Hicks at LT on passing plays and Mckinny on running plays just to be even more predictable.

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    Re: Should Hicks stay at left tackle

    "Lemieux66" wrote:
    "bleedpurple" wrote:
    "PurpleMafia" wrote:
    "misplacedminnesotan" wrote:
    "PurpleMafia" wrote:
    [quote author=misplacedminnesotan link=topic=48083.msg841594#msg841594 date=1222094723]
    [quote author=PurpleMafia link=topic=48083.msg841586#msg841586 date=1222094395]
    B-Mac is a pro-bowl caliber player, how could you not start him after the suspension?
    I don't believe he is.
    I think he is too over-hyped.
    Hicks has done a good job with Freeny, Peppers, and KGB (or Kampman I can't remember off-hand).
    If he keeps Vanderbausch off of Gus' butt how can the Vikings coach, in good conscience, say: Hey you've stopped some of the best in the league, but were benching you now.

    Edited: got to work on my typos
    That is a good point, but you can't argue with success. Look at last year. He blocked well for AP, and AP had an MVP year. I think Adrian would be more comfortable running with B-Mac back on the line. He is also argueably the best pass blocker on the team. That being said, I think he would have done the same job as Hicks, not to mention that McKinnie brings more confidence to AP I'm sure.
    Fair statement about AP running good behind Mckinnie, but can you say he has rushed any worse behind Hicks?
    Plus, I think Hicks has a better mean streak, which is something I like from a lineman.
    Behind McKinnie, I believe that AP would have had 200+ against the Colts with ease. There is no doubt that he is running great, but look at last year. Hard to compare anything against two 225+ yard games
    IMO, i'd rather sacrifice arguably a few yards here and there between the difference with BM and AH.. but i think AH more than makes up the difference in the pass blocking area!.. IMO, theres no comparison there!!...

    AH is a better pass blocker than McKinnie.. and so i'd rather give up what arguably is a wash in the running game compared to a superior performance as a pass blocker...

    besides, he wouldn't have played on 4 games.. i'm not sure i'd just plug him in there right away!
    [/quote]

    I think Childress will put Hicks at LT on passing plays and Mckinny on running plays just to be even more predictable.
    [/quote]

    Could you be a little more snarky?
    In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress.- John Adams

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