Hicks set to play

Hicks set to play

There are 13 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Aug 16, 2008, titled Hicks set to play. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Vikings offensive lineman Artis Hicks has experience starting on short notice. When he played for the Philadelphia Eagles, he replaced injured left tackle Tra Thomas in the starting lineup just hours before ...

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Archangel

Benson, MN

#1 Aug 16, 2008
It's not like he always plays to his abilities, but losing him even for 4 games would really suck. He's experienced. More than that, he's experienced with this particular team. The jack**s put the whole machine in a $h!tty situation if he's guilty of this. But it's America after all, and he's innocent until proven guilty. I suspicion that he is guilty. I hope to hell I'm wrong. If he is guilty, a 4 game suspending is the best case scenario.
Not dissing Hicks but given the choice I'd rather have McKinnie there.- And I don't really care for McKinnie at all. He just has the most experience.
40for60

United States

#2 Aug 16, 2008
He doesn't have to be found guilty to get penalized by the league, all he needs is his name on a police report.
Goodell is trying to clean up the league, and he has been clear in his contempt for vagabond players who make the league look bad. Bryant McKinnie doesn't know what the league will do about this? I'll give you a clue big dummy, you screwed your team with your self centered egotistical need for violence. If Bryant EVER applied himself to his trade instead of his hoodlum wannabe friends, he would be in the pro bowl. NOW he is playing with a mean streak? I wish he would have come to this conclusion the day he inked his name to the contract he held out for. As it stands, Bryant will likely miss 4 games, now that the OL should be getting in sync for a playoff run, it couldn't come at a worse time.

Since: Feb 08

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Aug 16, 2008
Trade the thug. I can't stand a guy who gets an extension for millions of dollars and then can't control himself when he is off the field. Obviously not a team player and that is not what a we need. I wonder how many of those games he played where he stunk it up if he was hung over from partying too hard? Another thug from Miami. Trade him for a CB who can cover top receivers.
Dave

United States

#4 Aug 16, 2008
I won't be so fast to count Hicks out. This may be just what the offensive line needs. I think he will be playing with alot of passion and maybe erase the distraction of McKinnie's problems. You know it has to be on their minds all of the time regardless of what they say. With Hicks, they can move on. GO VIKES!
Greg from Louisiana

Dillon, SC

#5 Aug 16, 2008
So McKinnie doesn't want to think about it. What is that old adage: Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. Maybe he needs to be thinking about it....a lot more, especially in the off season.

Sorry to correct you Archange, but my old high school English teacher was a stickler for word usage, at least some of them. "Suspicion" is not a verb, it is a noun. You cannot suspicion, but you can suspect.

And for anyone else, irregardless is not a word, the word is irrespective. Just an old pet peeve of my Englsh teacher.......and now, me. What can I say.....
Archangel

Benson, MN

#6 Aug 16, 2008
40for60 wrote:
He doesn't have to be found guilty to get penalized by the league, all he needs is his name on a police report.
Goodell is trying to clean up the league, and he has been clear in his contempt for vagabond players who make the league look bad. Bryant McKinnie doesn't know what the league will do about this? I'll give you a clue big dummy, you screwed your team with your self centered egotistical need for violence. If Bryant EVER applied himself to his trade instead of his hoodlum wannabe friends, he would be in the pro bowl. NOW he is playing with a mean streak? I wish he would have come to this conclusion the day he inked his name to the contract he held out for. As it stands, Bryant will likely miss 4 games, now that the OL should be getting in sync for a playoff run, it couldn't come at a worse time.
Yeah. I know he's an a**, but he's needed ESPECIALLY in the first 5-6 games, til Jackson gets, and stays, at some sort of "comfort level". Just a typical case of some selfish dickhead that was given too much money at too young of an age.(with a minimal maturity level)
Archangel

Benson, MN

#7 Aug 16, 2008
Greg from Louisiana wrote:
So McKinnie doesn't want to think about it. What is that old adage: Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it. Maybe he needs to be thinking about it....a lot more, especially in the off season.
Sorry to correct you Archange, but my old high school English teacher was a stickler for word usage, at least some of them. "Suspicion" is not a verb, it is a noun. You cannot suspicion, but you can suspect.
And for anyone else, irregardless is not a word, the word is irrespective. Just an old pet peeve of my Englsh teacher.......and now, me. What can I say.....
Oops!- Yeah, saw that after I posted. I was hoping that nobody noticed it. My daughter's soon-to-be in-laws are here. They're from SW Great Britain.- It's funny, but there's this strange habit of after you hang around the Brits for awhile, you unconsciously start to imitate them, Lol! They really talk that way! Good people though. I'll try to watch that! "Scary"...Haha
Justin

Wetumpka, AL

#8 Aug 16, 2008
I would rather see Booty playing left tackle then that scumbag Mckinnie. If the Nfl doesnt suspend him i hope the vikings do the right thing and do it themselves.

Since: Jun 08

Bay City, WI

#9 Aug 16, 2008
I can't believe Moron McKinnie is talking about being "more aggressive lately" when he's being accused of beating someone over the head with a pole. If I were him, I'd be out doing community services and delivering puppies and flowers to childrens hospitals about now.
purpleguy

Eden Prairie, MN

#10 Aug 16, 2008
Every time the guy's run into trouble he's been drunk. Doesn't take a genius to suggest he stop drinking (easier said than done I know). The first couple games we face DE's that are primarily speed/edge rushers, which are the types that have always killed him. I wonder if a lighter, more agile LT might not be better for those games anyhow.
tHe ClOwN PrInCe

Omaha, NE

#11 Aug 16, 2008
what's up with the D??? another second rate RB is making them look like chumps
Dean

Montgomery, AL

#12 Aug 16, 2008
Childress knows you've got to have the HOSSES on both sides of the ball in football to be a good team! He's been adding them since he's been here, and they will get better and better in that area!
purplepeopleater s

Carrollton, TX

#13 Aug 17, 2008
Preseason Defense how hard is that to figure out?
Anyways Hicks would be a better fit because he is only worried about playing football not getting out of a jail term. I hope to see a few more good players show up on the free agaent wire. To replace Hicks back up role when he his named starter. GO VIKINGS!!!!!!!!!!

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