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    Why did we let Richardson go?

    Can anyone tell me what the problem was with Tony Richardson, why we'd let him go? ???

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    Re: Why did we let Richardson go?

    Probably because he is getting older.
    And he was hurt quite a bit.
    Now we have a younger guy to do the job...hopefully he lasts.

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    Re: Why did we let Richardson go?

    Older, Cost More, that type of stuff...etc. etc...

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    Re: Why did we let Richardson go?

    Childress wants to have both Tayor and Peterson on the field at the same time more next season. For the ammount of money Richardson would get verses his actual playing time, I think it makes sense. He is a great FB though, sucks he's gone.
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    Re: Why did we let Richardson go?

    "C" wrote:
    Childress wants to have both Tayor and Peterson on the field at the same time more next season. For the ammount of money Richardson would get verses his actual playing time, I think it makes sense. He is a great FB though, sucks he's gone.
    Agreed, that about sums it up.

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    Re: Why did we let Richardson go?

    Apparently Richardson didn't want a reduced role.
    "There is good and there is evil. And evil must be punished. Even in the face of Armageddon I will not compromise."

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    Re: Why did we let Richardson go?

    It also wouldn't have made sense for us to continue to pay him a high salary considering the FB role will be reduced for the Vikings in 2008.
    It was a decision that benefited both sides.
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    Re: Why did we let Richardson go?

    I liked Richardson. Is he going to look to play for another team? Best of luck to him, he could very well be the last Vikings Pro Bowl fullback for a long time. Come to think of it, have the Vikings ever had a fullback in the Pro Bowl before him?

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    Re: Why did we let Richardson go?

    Just doesn't make sense to me. He is c;eary a great FB. Childress should be able to find ways to use his talent, not demote him because he doesn't fit the scheme. I hate this move.
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    Re: Why did we let Richardson go?

    It sounds like they are going to go with a split backfield next year. That will be interesting to see. I think AD is more suited to running behind the fullback in the I formation but maybe he will be fine. That transition worked so well for Herschel Walker.

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