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Lurtsema: Ex-Vikings GM Lynn 'not respected by the players'

An interesting take on the late Mike Lynn, the former Vikings GM who died Saturday. Benchwarmer Bob -- Bob Lurtsema -- says Lynn was “not respected by the players.” In a Pioneer Press interview, Lurtsema said Lynn once told him that “without the Vikings, you’re nothing”...and tried to cut his salary by $5,000.
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An interesting take on the late Mike Lynn, the former Vikings GM who died Saturday. Benchwarmer Bob -- Bob Lurtsema -- says Lynn was “not respected by the players.” In a Pioneer Press interview, Lurtsema said Lynn once told him that “without the Vikings, you’re nothing”...and tried to cut his salary by $5,000.

As for other takes on Lynn's legacy, Star Tribune columnistSid Hartman says Lynn should not be solely remembered for the Herschel Walker trade.

And Patrick Reusse says one word sums up Lynn: Remarkable.

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