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    It's simple: Hawks must sign Hutch, doesnt look good for us

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/seahawks/2002863624_kell14.html



    must read the article, its only costing seattle 2 millon more to keep Hutch

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    Re: It's simple: Hawks must sign Hutch, doesnt look good for

    Hahahahahha

    Oh it looks fine for us. They won't be able to sign him, and he wants to play for the Vikings. The "poison pill" and the fact that his own agent took part in making it will definately keep Hutch from being signed by the Seahawks.

    He should be in purple next year.

    What will happen though is Mckinnie will be gone at the end of the season. I can't say I'm sad I think he is highly overated. Between the Culpepper issue and this new guy getting a massive contract Mckinnie will want the ranch, we can't give it to him though or else we get stuck paying Hutch 52 million.

    So if your a Mckinnie fan cherish this season.

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    Re: It's simple: Hawks must sign Hutch, doesnt look good for us

    Jack, I hope your right on this one,

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    Re: It's simple: Hawks must sign Hutch, doesnt look good for us

    The clause in the contract will ensure we have the best left side of o line in football. Adam said in NFL access that they better start suiting Hutch for a purple jersey.

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    Re: It's simple: Hawks must sign Hutch, doesnt look good for us

    I thought I red somewhere that the extra $2 in cap ($8 mil total) is from the original reported figure of $525,000 per year for a base salary. That was later corrected to $5,250,000 per year for base salary, which carries a cap hit of $7 mil ($13 mil total).

    The $7 mil cap plus the poison pill is simply too much for the Hawks to take. That and Holmgren is upset with Hutch for dealing with the Vikings in the first place...
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    Re: It's simple: Hawks must sign Hutch, doesnt look good for us

    Place your order now for your Vikes Hutch jersey ... done deal. Screw u Holmgren and the Seahags.

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    Re: It's simple: Hawks must sign Hutch, doesnt look good for us

    This has/is being discussed in another thread too:

    http://purplepride.org/index.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=19958&start =45

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    Re: It's simple: Hawks must sign Hutch, doesnt look good for

    ( http://nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/9305826 )
    March 13, 2006) -- Start fitting Pro Bowl guard Steve Hutchinson for a Minnesota Vikings.

    The $50 million offer sheet that Hutchinson signed Sunday with the Vikings includes a provision dictating that he be the highest paid offensive lineman on his team this season -- or the entire $50 million contract becomes fully guaranteed, according to someone who has seen the offer sheet. Well, Seattle offensive tackle Walter Jones averages $7.5 million per year, while Hutchinson's contract pays him an average of $7 million per year.

    So if Seattle matched Hutchinson's offer sheet, it not only would have to figure out how to squeeze in this year's $13-million-plus salary-cap figure, but it also would have to guarantee a whopping $50 million to Hutchinson, making it the richest cash contract in NFL history by a cool $15 million.

    As it is, Hutchinson will be the fourth highest paid offensive linemen in football, behind only Jones, Orlando Pace and Jonathan Ogden.

    The deal, devised by Hutchinson's agent Tom Condon, makes it exceedingly difficult for the Seahawks to match. One person involved in the composition of the offer sheet predicted the Seahawks cannot match it; the ramifications would be way too severe.

    Seattle is said to be miffed not at the contract, but at Hutchinson's actions. As an act of good faith, the Seahawks opted to slap Hutchinson with the "transition" tag instead of the "franchise" tag, enabling the guard to solicit a deal that would be the best gauge of his market value. Seattle opted against the franchise tag only because it did not want to disenfranchise Hutchinson the way so many players slapped with the franchise tags are.

    In turn, Hutchinson's agent devised one of the most innovative contracts ever created, a monumental deal that nobody in Seattle saw coming. Now, the overwhelming chances are, Hutchinson is gone.

    Seattle does have one other option, but it is highly risky. It can match the offer sheet and appeal the terms of the offer sheet to the NFL's Management Council. A Special Master would hear the appeal and if it ruled against the Seahawks, Seattle would be obligated to pay Hutchinson $50 million.

    It's probably a gamble the Seahawks cannot afford to take.


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    Re: It's simple: Hawks must sign Hutch, doesnt look good for

    "let alone the running game-challenged Vikings"

    Ouch....I hope this guy is worth the fu$$.
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    Re: It's simple: Hawks must sign Hutch, doesnt look good for us

    Ya, I just saw the Schefter report on NFL TA which was practically that article verbatim. He was definite that the Seahawks were pissed off and didn't want to redo anything at this point. The Seahawks felt they did good faith gesture to Tran Tag him instead of Franchise him. This was done so he could test the market and then they could judge his value on the market and redo and match if he rcvd a better offer. They are pissed because Steve let them put this in the contract that he is DUE 50 Million dollars.

    Hutch said he wanted to stay, but it was a ploy or he was just pissed off about Jones getting paid a contract while he got TAGGED.

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