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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I think we're going to see a much more competent defense this Sunday against the Chiefs... Seeing as how we're not playing against a young mobile QB and all. I expect everyone on our D-Line to look good this week!...

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Old 09-21-2012, 09:37 PM   #21
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I think we're going to see a much more competent defense this Sunday against the Chiefs... Seeing as how we're not playing against a young mobile QB and all. I expect everyone on our D-Line to look good this week!
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:40 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by ChrisXVI View Post
I think we're going to see a much more competent defense this Sunday against the Chiefs... Seeing as how we're not playing against a young mobile QB and all. I expect everyone on our D-Line to look good this week!
I hope you're right, but considering were playing another 0-2 team I hope it's our defense that plays well as opposed to their offense stinking up the joint.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:54 PM   #23
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I hope you're right, but considering were playing another 0-2 team I hope it's our defense that plays well as opposed to their offense stinking up the joint.
I'll settle for either scenario this weekend my good man, as long as we get that first win!
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:56 PM   #24
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Yea you're right, I cant take another week of being depressed
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:09 AM   #25
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One player the Saints will be watching closely in the coming weeks is rookie DT Akiem Hicks. The third-round pick made his debut in Week Two after he didn't dress in the season opener. He played 20 snaps (a little less than a third of the total defensive snaps) and recorded a QB hit in New Orleans’ loss to the Panthers.

We hear the coaching staff was impressed with the flashes he showed.
“Akiem Hicks is a powerful, young player,” interim head coach Aaron Kromer said. “Any young player in the National Football League is raw, and his techniques aren’t perfect, but that guy has the power and ability to play right now.”

The Saints are desperate for a spark on a defense that struggled mightily against QBs Robert Griffin III and Cam Newton in the first two weeks of the season. If he continues to flash, we're told increased playing time for Hicks will likely come at the expense of starting DT Sedrick Ellis, who has been credited with only four QB hits and a half sack in his last 22 games, including the playoffs, dating back to Week 16 of the 2010 season.

Saints look to rookie DT Hicks for spark - Yahoo! Sports
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Old 09-22-2012, 11:45 AM   #26
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Some players just shine in actual games. That's the type of player I feel Akiem Hicks is. I mean sh*t, our defense couldn't get any worse so why not let him have his due?
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:16 PM   #27
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“Akiem Hicks is a powerful, young player,” interim head coach Aaron Kromer said. “Any young player in the National Football League is raw, and his techniques aren’t perfect, but that guy has the power and ability to play right now.”
OK, I'm fired up about him now. Bunkley/Hicks, with Ellis coming off the bench for Bunkley on 3rd and longs.
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Originally Posted by papz View Post
If he continues to flash, we're told increased playing time for Hicks will likely come at the expense of starting DT Sedrick Ellis, who has been credited with only four QB hits and a half sack in his last 22 games, including the playoffs, dating back to Week 16 of the 2010 season.
GOOD! I would rather see Ellis' wasting space on the bench than on the field! Let the kid play!
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:30 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by blackangold View Post
From what we saw in the Preseason he looked like the best DT we had on the team. Now during the regular season I have only see him take 1 snap (and he made the tackle on the play). What I really don't understand is Tom Johnson seems to be getting more playing time (passing situations Bunckley comes out, Johnson goes in).

Why, oh, why is Johnson getting playing time over Hicks. Vet or not Johnson has never done anything to impress and I think we can all agree that Hicks is the future at DT, but he needs playing time to develop.
Hicks wasn't suited game 1, but I thought he made at least one nice play against the panthers
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Old 09-22-2012, 05:32 PM   #30
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I mentioned in the offseason that by week 8, hicks would have become the starter taking over from Ellis, I'm still sticking by the comment Aswell

He's a raw player, but his aggressiveness is what our team is mission at other positions
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