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vikinggreg
02-20-2012, 10:57 PM
Hutchinson knows the Vikings may cut him (http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/02/20/hutchinson-knows-the-vikings-may-cut-him/)

Six years ago, guard Steve Hutchinson (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/535/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.

vikinggreg
02-20-2012, 11:06 PM
Hutchinson faces possible release as Vikings turn to youth (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82715ceb/article/hutchinson-faces-possible-release-as-vikings-turn-to-youth-movement?module=HP11_headline_stack)


"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 :irked:

vikinggreg
02-20-2012, 11:28 PM
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 (http://www.1500espn.com/sportswire/2011_Vikings_Review_Percy_Harvin_earns_highest_grade_on_offense013112?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+1500espn%2Fsportswire%2Fvikings+%281)

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

singersp
02-21-2012, 06:01 AM
Hutch was graded a C


That would make him one of our best players then.

Purple Floyd
02-21-2012, 06:44 AM
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?

MaxVike
02-21-2012, 07:22 AM
That would make him one of our best players then.

That's just wrong...but, so right! :rofl:

12purplepride28
02-21-2012, 12:00 PM
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.

midgensa
02-21-2012, 02:22 PM
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 (http://baltimoresportsreport.com/ravens-report-card-breaking-down-the-baltimore-ravens-2011-season-24946.html)

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.

Caine
02-21-2012, 04:33 PM
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.

Some people will do anything not to buy beer....

Caine

battleaxe4cheese
02-21-2012, 05:52 PM
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........

jwmann2
02-22-2012, 12:19 AM
Anyone know if there is a buyout in his contract? 7 million is a lot for an aging veteran.

marshallvike
02-23-2012, 05:27 PM
Anyone know if there is a buyout in his contract? 7 million is a lot for an aging veteran.

7 million is not a lot for your best offensive lineman.
They may get rid of him, which I think is foolish. I got that feeling when Frazier mentioned him retiring even though Hutch had not ever said it himself. It would be idiotic to draft a good right tackle then weaken the line again by ridding yourself of your top lineman. Wouldn't surprise me though. Hutch is still good. Don't know about the scheme.

battleaxe4cheese
02-25-2012, 10:52 AM
7 million is not a lot for your best offensive lineman.
They may get rid of him, which I think is foolish. I got that feeling when Frazier mentioned him retiring even though Hutch had not ever said it himself. It would be idiotic to draft a good right tackle then weaken the line again by ridding yourself of your top lineman. Wouldn't surprise me though. Hutch is still good. Don't know about the scheme.


Didn't know they had one...:think:

Marrdro
03-01-2012, 05:17 AM
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?
Who said I retired from the board. I've just been working in the comm closet a bunch.

Big Mac had a fine year, not sure how that plays, I was never really supportive of the way he was sent packing last year. Matt graded out at about the same as I've had him for the last 3 years. If you don't think I'm right, go ask young Flacco how much he likes dodging LB'rs coming in late up the middle while Matt is out helping G's that don't need help.

As to our OL, this year was the hardest to watch ever but I blame the coaching staff the most. Who the hell supported the idea to run 4 blocking schemes? I can't remember the exact games but I had Hutch charted 5 times as to pulling to block to a zone that there wasn't even a guy there to block while CJ was left trying to take on 2 DLmen and a LB all alone.

Couple of things out of that.......1) Sully clearly had issues with his play calling role in atleast one of the blocking schemes he was calling. My guess he struggled with atleast 2 of them. 2) Hutch was confused as well. A HOF'r just doesn't forget how to play.

Another thing to look at is the steady decline of Load. Again, he didn't just forget how to play, someone is teaching him something that is really off the mark IMHO.

If we don't revisit, at least the blocking scheme(s) and possibly the OL Coach, this year, even Kalil will be called a slob by you guys who claim to know nothing about OL blocking but still say they all suck. :)

Marrdro
03-01-2012, 05:21 AM
That's what happens when you base everything on a QB and he craps out and you owe everyone beer.
Two things......

First, I don't owe everyone beer. Heck, I'm not sure I owe the 2 I had the bet with beer but they won't admit they were wrong and I was right so I will have to relent and buy.

Second, I haven't retired or anything of the sort. You've been around here long enough to know that at times my work keeps me from posting.

Besides, I've been off a bit on alot of topics and haven't left. I just admitted I've been off and move on to the next discussion.

Marrdro
03-01-2012, 05:24 AM
This guy did not grade them very high at least.

Ravens Report Card: Grading the Baltimore Ravens 2011 Season | Baltimore Sports Report (http://baltimoresportsreport.com/ravens-report-card-breaking-down-the-baltimore-ravens-2011-season-24946.html)

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.
I didn't say it my friend. I've seen it coming for several years with respect to Matt.

I think Big Mac did OK, considering he came in cold and had to learn how to play with a whole bunch of new lineman.

Marrdro
03-01-2012, 05:25 AM
Did he seriously retire? I missed the notification.

Some people will do anything not to buy beer....

Caine\
Ha, fooled you. And I buy beer even if I win bets so that doesn't wash either. .......snicker.....

Purple Floyd
03-01-2012, 06:54 AM
Who said I retired from the board. I've just been working in the comm closet a bunch.

Big Mac had a fine year, not sure how that plays, I was never really supportive of the way he was sent packing last year. Matt graded out at about the same as I've had him for the last 3 years. If you don't think I'm right, go ask young Flacco how much he likes dodging LB'rs coming in late up the middle while Matt is out helping G's that don't need help.

As to our OL, this year was the hardest to watch ever but I blame the coaching staff the most. Who the hell supported the idea to run 4 blocking schemes? I can't remember the exact games but I had Hutch charted 5 times as to pulling to block to a zone that there wasn't even a guy there to block while CJ was left trying to take on 2 DLmen and a LB all alone.

Couple of things out of that.......1) Sully clearly had issues with his play calling role in atleast one of the blocking schemes he was calling. My guess he struggled with atleast 2 of them. 2) Hutch was confused as well. A HOF'r just doesn't forget how to play.

Another thing to look at is the steady decline of Load. Again, he didn't just forget how to play, someone is teaching him something that is really off the mark IMHO.

If we don't revisit, at least the blocking scheme(s) and possibly the OL Coach, this year, even Kalil will be called a slob by you guys who claim to know nothing about OL blocking but still say they all suck. :)

Just giving you something to reply to. And i agree with the take on the coaching and the scheme.

Marrdro
03-02-2012, 04:17 AM
Just giving you something to reply to. And i agree with the take on the coaching and the scheme.
I noticed it is a bit slow around these here parts my friend. Were did everyone go? EJ and Z are on facebook Vikings page alot. I guess a few more moved over there.

Johnson14
03-03-2012, 04:06 AM
I got love for Hutch, but he has been having serious issues with injury and as such his form has declined, quite notably.. wouldnt be surprised to see him cut.