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Monday, July 16, 2007

Hutchinson talks about Jackson, the 2007 season

Vikings Pro Bowl guard Steve Hutchinson just talked to Jim Rome on ESPN. During the interview, Hutchinson was optimistic about the team's prospects this season, and the prospects of second-year quarterback Tarvaris Jackson. Here are some highlights:

On expectations this year: "I think people are going to see a much improved Minnesota team. I think our defense is going to be very stout. Offensively, we got some key additions, in Adrian Peterson, and a handful of young receivers. I think our line has a year underneath our belts.
Everybody is not just fresh, trying to figure out what’s going on.

On if he is concerned about Jackson: "Not at all. He’s a guy who has all the tools. He was thrown in the fire last year. He’s been working tremendously this offseason...
He’s demanded more respect in the huddle. He’s going to be just fine."

On not being concerned: "It’s a team sport. Obviously, quarterback is one of the most important on the team. Most quarterbacks need three seconds. Well, maybe we have to give him four seconds until he finds his niche. If we can get the running game going, that will take the pressure off of him."


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