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    Re: Vikings still short on offensive tackles after NFL draft

    I knew that when the OL started flying off the board in the first round that we were in trouble in this aspect. I figure that he finally saw that there was noone left that he had rated high, so Chilly made the moves to get Johnson and Booty and that was that. I hope he has faith in the guys we have.

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    Re: Vikings still short on offensive tackles after NFL draft

    There are still some decent veteran FA tackles floating around out there to fill the gap if needed.

    It appears that Radovich's main weakness is lack of strength...something that can be cured in an NFL off-season weight training program.
    He was reportedly pretty agile in drills, so there may be some hope for him down the line.
    He also supposedly can play both the guard and tackle positions, which is always a valuable commodity.
    Maybe in a few years, we see Moses at C, Sullivan at G (which he can also play), and Radovich at T.
    There may be a method to the Vikings' madness after all.
    Consider that Chilly values OL and DL play and that hints at the fact that he may be satisfied with the players already under contract.
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    Re: Vikings still short on offensive tackles after NFL draft

    As all of you know, I am not to concerned over what we need to do with respect to the T position.
    I believe Cook will hold his own this year and won't need all the TE support he did last year.
    Again, he was a damn rookie for cripes sake.
    Did all of you think he wouldn't struggle a bit?

    And I'm not so sure that Chase can't come in and do the same.
    My guess is that they will help him out (as they did with Cook (and Mckinnie) with a TE if they are consistently getting beat.

    Truth be told, I have no issues with going into the first four games with a OL that looks like this......





    LT



    LG




    C



    RG



    RT




    CJ


    Hutch


    Birk


    Herrera
    Cook

    As they did with Cook, I would imagine they would help the T's out with a TE as the situation dictates probably one TE to start





    LT



    LG




    C



    RG



    RT



    CJ


    Hutch


    Birk


    Herrera
    Cook


    Shank

    The TE could help Chase with the speed rushers or float out into the flats with help from RB or FB from a offensive package that looks like this.


    WR




    CJ


    Hutch


    Birk


    Herrera
    Cook




    WR





    Shank









    TJ




















    FB



















    RB

    If that doesn't keep the D honest and they appear to be stacking the box then you could go with a lineup like this with the RB helping based on presnap read/blitz package being sent.

    WR




    CJ


    Hutch


    Birk


    Herrera
    Cook
    WR



    WR





    Shank









    TJ





















    RB

    Regardless, as we saw last year with Cook, if CJohnson is tapped to play LT in the absence of McKinnie then there are packages out there that can be used/employed to help him out based on what the teams are doing.

    The hard part that I keep trying to get across here is that if the C and QB don't make the correct pre-snap read and follow-on line calls (QB RB/FB, C OL/TE's
    QB/C TE's and WR's) then we won't pick the blitz up as we saw with the last offensive play of the year.

    Again, back to the Mckinnie issue.
    I have bigger concerns about his play last year more so than what the hell happens with his court date.
    Fact of the matter is, he struggled alot last year with speedy pass rushers to the point that he also had to have help from a TE alot which lead us to a lineup that looked like this.......

    WR




    CJ


    Hutch


    Birk


    Herrera
    Cook










    Klieny









    TJ










    Shank




















    FB



















    RB

    That my friends is how you wind up facing 8 and 9 man fronts that our QB (SR49) couldn't beat.

    On a side note, I would have loved to see smart ass Young come out and beat that as easily as he said it could be done.
    ;D

    I really hope and pray that if McKinnie is to remain our LT, the coaching staff helps him figure out what the hell his problem was last year.





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    Re: Vikings still short on offensive tackles after NFL draft

    "Marrdro" wrote:
    As all of you know, I am not to concerned over what we need to do with respect to the T position.
    I believe Cook will hold his own this year and won't need all the TE support he did last year.
    Again, he was a damn rookie for cripes sake.
    Did all of you think he wouldn't struggle a bit?

    And I'm not so sure that Chase can't come in and do the same.
    My guess is that they will help him out (as they did with Cook (and Mckinnie) with a TE if they are consistently getting beat.

    Truth be told, I have no issues with going into the first four games with a OL that looks like this......





    LT



    LG





    C




    RG




    RT




    CJ


    Hutch



    Birk


    Herrera

    Cook

    As they did with Cook, I would imagine they would help the T's out with a TE as the situation dictates probably one TE to start





    LT



    LG





    C




    RG




    RT




    CJ


    Hutch



    Birk


    Herrera

    Cook


    Shank

    The TE could help Chase with the speed rushers or float out into the flats with help from RB or FB from a offensive package that looks like this.


    WR




    CJ


    Hutch



    Birk


    Herrera

    Cook





    WR





    Shank










    TJ





















    FB




















    RB

    If that doesn't keep the D honest and they appear to be stacking the box then you could go with a lineup like this with the RB helping based on presnap read/blitz package being sent.

    WR




    CJ


    Hutch



    Birk


    Herrera

    Cook
    WR




    WR





    Shank










    TJ





















    RB

    Regardless, as we saw last year with Cook, if CJohnson is tapped to play LT in the absence of McKinnie then there are packages out there that can be used/employed to help him out based on what the teams are doing.

    The hard part that I keep trying to get across here is that if the C and QB don't make the correct pre-snap read and follow-on line calls (QB RB/FB, C OL/TE's
    QB/C TE's and WR's) then we won't pick the blitz up as we saw with the last offensive play of the year.

    Again, back to the Mckinnie issue.
    I have bigger concerns about his play last year more so than what the hell happens with his court date.
    Fact of the matter is, he struggled alot last year with speedy pass rushers to the point that he also had to have help from a TE alot which lead us to a lineup that looked like this.......

    WR




    CJ


    Hutch



    Birk


    Herrera

    Cook











    Klieny










    TJ











    Shank





















    FB




















    RB

    That my friends is how you wind up facing 8 and 9 man fronts that our QB (SR49) couldn't beat.

    On a side note, I would have loved to see smart ass Young come out and beat that as easily as he said it could be done.

    ;D

    I really hope and pray that if McKinnie is to remain our LT, the coaching staff helps him figure out what the hell his problem was last year.





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    Re: Vikings still short on offensive tackles after NFL draft

    I still have a strong gut feeling, our FO and Coaches are going to be watching very closely, what Vet OT's are let go this pre-season when the cuts begin.
    And I see us trying to pick up one of the time proven vets that still has a couple or few years left in the tank, to come play for us.





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    Re: Vikings still short on offensive tackles after NFL draft

    "NordicNed" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    As all of you know, I am not to concerned over what we need to do with respect to the T position.
    I believe Cook will hold his own this year and won't need all the TE support he did last year.
    Again, he was a gol 'darnit rookie for cripes sake.
    Did all of you think he wouldn't struggle a bit?

    And I'm not so sure that Chase can't come in and do the same.
    My guess is that they will help him out (as they did with Cook (and Mckinnie) with a TE if they are consistently getting beat.

    Truth be told, I have no issues with going into the first four games with a OL that looks like this......





    LT



    LG





    C




    RG




    RT




    CJ


    Hutch



    Birk


    Herrera

    Cook

    As they did with Cook, I would imagine they would help the T's out with a TE as the situation dictates probably one TE to start





    LT



    LG





    C




    RG




    RT




    CJ


    Hutch



    Birk


    Herrera

    Cook


    Shank

    The TE could help Chase with the speed rushers or float out into the flats with help from RB or FB from a offensive package that looks like this.


    WR




    CJ


    Hutch



    Birk


    Herrera

    Cook





    WR





    Shank










    TJ





















    FB




















    RB

    If that doesn't keep the D honest and they appear to be stacking the box then you could go with a lineup like this with the RB helping based on presnap read/blitz package being sent.

    WR




    CJ


    Hutch



    Birk


    Herrera

    Cook
    WR




    WR





    Shank










    TJ





















    RB

    Regardless, as we saw last year with Cook, if CJohnson is tapped to play LT in the absence of McKinnie then there are packages out there that can be used/employed to help him out based on what the teams are doing.

    The hard part that I keep trying to get across here is that if the C and QB don't make the correct pre-snap read and follow-on line calls (QB RB/FB, C OL/TE's
    QB/C TE's and WR's) then we won't pick the blitz up as we saw with the last offensive play of the year.

    Again, back to the Mckinnie issue.
    I have bigger concerns about his play last year more so than what the hell happens with his court date.
    Fact of the matter is, he struggled alot last year with speedy pass rushers to the point that he also had to have help from a TE alot which lead us to a lineup that looked like this.......

    WR




    CJ


    Hutch



    Birk


    Herrera

    Cook











    Klieny










    TJ











    Shank





















    FB




















    RB

    That my friends is how you wind up facing 8 and 9 man fronts that our QB (SR49) couldn't beat.

    On a side note, I would have loved to see smart jiggly butt Young come out and beat that as easily as he said it could be done.

    ;D

    I really hope and pray that if McKinnie is to remain our LT, the coaching staff helps him figure out what the hell his problem was last year.





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    Not the floor, on his coffeee table ;D

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    Re: Vikings still short on offensive tackles after NFL draft

    "PurpleTide" wrote:
    "NordicNed" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:
    As all of you know, I am not to concerned over what we need to do with respect to the T position.
    I believe Cook will hold his own this year and won't need all the TE support he did last year.
    Again, he was a gol 'darnit rookie for cripes sake.
    Did all of you think he wouldn't struggle a bit?

    And I'm not so sure that Chase can't come in and do the same.
    My guess is that they will help him out (as they did with Cook (and Mckinnie) with a TE if they are consistently getting beat.

    Truth be told, I have no issues with going into the first four games with a OL that looks like this......





    LT



    LG





    C




    RG




    RT




    CJ


    Hutch



    Birk


    Herrera

    Cook

    As they did with Cook, I would imagine they would help the T's out with a TE as the situation dictates probably one TE to start





    LT



    LG





    C




    RG




    RT




    CJ


    Hutch



    Birk


    Herrera

    Cook


    Shank

    The TE could help Chase with the speed rushers or float out into the flats with help from RB or FB from a offensive package that looks like this.


    WR




    CJ


    Hutch



    Birk


    Herrera

    Cook





    WR





    Shank










    TJ





















    FB




















    RB

    If that doesn't keep the D honest and they appear to be stacking the box then you could go with a lineup like this with the RB helping based on presnap read/blitz package being sent.

    WR




    CJ


    Hutch



    Birk


    Herrera

    Cook
    WR




    WR





    Shank










    TJ





















    RB

    Regardless, as we saw last year with Cook, if CJohnson is tapped to play LT in the absence of McKinnie then there are packages out there that can be used/employed to help him out based on what the teams are doing.

    The hard part that I keep trying to get across here is that if the C and QB don't make the correct pre-snap read and follow-on line calls (QB RB/FB, C OL/TE's
    QB/C TE's and WR's) then we won't pick the blitz up as we saw with the last offensive play of the year.

    Again, back to the Mckinnie issue.
    I have bigger concerns about his play last year more so than what the hell happens with his court date.
    Fact of the matter is, he struggled alot last year with speedy pass rushers to the point that he also had to have help from a TE alot which lead us to a lineup that looked like this.......

    WR




    CJ


    Hutch



    Birk


    Herrera

    Cook











    Klieny










    TJ











    Shank





















    FB




















    RB

    That my friends is how you wind up facing 8 and 9 man fronts that our QB (SR49) couldn't beat.

    On a side note, I would have loved to see smart jiggly butt Young come out and beat that as easily as he said it could be done.

    ;D

    I really hope and pray that if McKinnie is to remain our LT, the coaching staff helps him figure out what the hell his problem was last year.





    Marr, I bet you have little vikings dolls all dressed up in their uni's and layed out on your living room floor.....Admit it, you do.....LOL

    Not the floor, on his coffeee table ;D
    You two crack me up.

    I still have a strong gut feeling, our FO and Coaches are going to be watching very closely, what Vet OT's are let go this pre-season when the cuts begin.
    And I see us trying to pick up one of the time proven vets that still has a couple or few years left in the tank, to come play for us.
    They did take Cook and threw him to the wolves last year and he did a pretty damn good job considering his background so I suppose they could do the same with some old grizzled vet on his last legs, however, I would like to think that a guy that is going into his second year in our system would have the leg up on even a grizzled Vet who hasn't been in our system?

    Just me I guess.
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    Re: Vikings still short on offensive tackles after NFL draft

    "Marrdro" wrote:

    I really hope and pray that if McKinnie is to remain our LT, the coaching staff helps him figure out what the hell his problem was last year.
    well Radovich needs to up his strength and maybe bulk up a little.. maybe we can surgically some of the bulk from our tub-o-lard and add it to Radovich. He gets a little bigger and McKinnie might just be able to get his butt moving enough to deal with some of those speed rushers.

    In all seriousness though Cajun mentioned that Radovich's weakness is his strength, if he does do something about it in the offseason then might that not reduce his agility which is a plus.
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    Re: Vikings still short on offensive tackles after NFL draft

    "AngloVike" wrote:
    "Marrdro" wrote:

    I really hope and pray that if McKinnie is to remain our LT, the coaching staff helps him figure out what the hell his problem was last year.
    well Radovich needs to up his strength and maybe bulk up a little.. maybe we can surgically some of the bulk from our tub-o-lard and add it to Radovich. He gets a little bigger and McKinnie might just be able to get his butt moving enough to deal with some of those speed rushers.

    In all seriousness though Cajun mentioned that Radovich's weakness is his strength, if he does do something about it in the offseason then might that not reduce his agility which is a plus.
    I look at Radovich to fill a practice squad role at first and if he excells then maybe he might unseat one of the guys who had a roster spot last year.

    Again, everyone discounts a couple of those cause of how they made the team, however I don't.
    They took up a valuable roster spot last year for a reason and that was because the staff felt they had the talent/makeup to step in and hold thier end of the line if called upon.

    Long story short, Chase will probably get the nod if (Big If) McKinnie isn't available or can't cut the mustard.

    Sullivan and Mozes will compete for the backup C role as both can play gaurd.
    If it appears Mozes knee isn't up to par Sullivan wins out.
    Regardless, to make room for our backup C this year you will see Hicks jettisoned from the roster to make room.

    McKinnie


    Hutch



    Birk


    Herrera

    Cook
    CJohnson

    Mozes









    Sullivan

    MJohnson


    Starters
    74 Bryant McKinnie OT 28 6-8 335 6 Miami (FL)
    78 Matt Birk C 31 6-4 308 10 Harvard
    62 Ryan Cook C 24 6-6 328 2 New Mexico
    64 Anthony Herrera G 27 6-2 315 4 Tennessee
    76 Steve Hutchinson G 30 6-5 313 7 Michigan

    Backups (Mozes or Sullivan will backup G and C depending on who does best in training camp)
    -- Mozes, Dan C 6'2" 230 9/15/1983 1 West Virginia
    or
    -- John Sullivan OL 22 6-4 301 R Notre Dame
    75 Chase Johnson OT 24 6-8 330 R Wyoming
    72 Marcus Johnson OL 26 6-6 321 3 Mississippi

    Practice Squad
    -- Mozes, Dan C 6'2" 230 9/15/1983 1 West Virginia
    or
    -- John Sullivan OL 22 6-4 301 R Notre Dame
    63 Brian Daniels OG 23 6-4 303 R Colorado
    Radovich


    Odd man out this year.
    [s]79 Artis Hicks G 29 6-4 335 6 Memphis [/s]

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    Re: Vikings still short on offensive tackles after NFL draft

    nice analysis and on that basis I could handle Hicks being the odd guy out of the group.
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