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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by papz 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 ...

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Old 09-23-2012, 09:12 AM   #31
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Re: Hicks?

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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
I would get him on the field as soon as possible, Ellis has to go. 22 games and a 1/2 sack is not good, I've wanted Ellis gone for quite some time, now this is the perfect oppertunity. If Hicks gets rollin' it would get better on the D line, and if Smith don't perform after that replace him with fresh meat too. Jenkins isn't far behind them!!
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Old 09-23-2012, 09:28 AM   #32
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I would get him on the field as soon as possible, Ellis has to go. 22 games and a 1/2 sack is not good, I've wanted Ellis gone for quite some time, now this is the perfect oppertunity. If Hicks gets rollin' it would get better on the D line, and if Smith don't perform after that replace him with fresh meat too. Jenkins isn't far behind them!!
we definitley need a younger and more hungry D line, after this offseason i expect;

Ellis to go
Smith to go

If we have a D line of Martez, Galette, Hopefully romeus, bunkley, hicks and cam jordan we will be alot better off.

Ellis was a wasted pick, hasn't done anything in 5 years, smith was a good pick but the dude is done now.

We need to draft a proper safety and not a converted CB
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we definitley need a younger and more hungry D line, after this offseason i expect;

Ellis to go
Smith to go

If we have a D line of Martez, Galette, Hopefully romeus, bunkley, hicks and cam jordan we will be alot better off.

Ellis was a wasted pick, hasn't done anything in 5 years, smith was a good pick but the dude is done now.

We need to draft a proper safety and not a converted CB
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