If this guy happens to read this blog, he's going to have to contend with me calling him Baron Von Hutchins for the duration of his contract. I urge you all to do the same, for we are true Americans.
Unlike Erik Coleman, Hutchins shouldn't be asked to start unless Chris Houston is dead. It's more than a little frightening that we're getting Hutchins from the Texas. Lewis Sanders, as you'll recall, was constantly engulfed in flame thanks to every NFL receiver with two legs. Still, I can't imagine the still just 27 year-old Hutchins being a bad bet if he's signed for a year or two. If Hall is moved, the Falcons will need some veteran fallbacks. Cross your fingers and hope Hutchins is capable.
I'll be looking for comments from Tim at very shortly, so stay tuned.
Update [2008-3-3 1:52:7 by Dave the Falconer]: What's the word? Here's Tim from Battle Red Blog has to say:
That said, I like the deal a whole lot for you. Very little guaranteed money (relatively speaking), and you got a guy with starting experience who can play more than one position in the secondary. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to try to figure out why in the hell the Texans let Hutchins go but signed Jacques "Throw At Me" Reeves.