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Old 05-05-2015, 03:43 PM   #1
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Former Saints LB Scott Shanle 'blown away' after working with Hau'oli Kikaha

METAIRIE, La. -- While working with a group of draft-hopeful linebackers in Dallas this offseason, former New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Shanle was struck by the passion and work ethic of one in particular. Shanle said he figured it was an undrafted free agent-type who was eager to get as much coaching as possible.

Then he looked him up.

Turns out, the player was Hau'oli Kikaha, who led all FBS players with 19 sacks for the University of Washington last year and was drafted in the second round by the Saints.

“This kid, right away …,” Shanle said. “He wanted to meet with me, go over chalkboard sessions, watch film, go over my plays that we ran [with the Saints]. I was completely blown away with his passion and how eager he was to learn.

“Because there were some other kids I worked with who were gonna be late draft picks or undrafted, and they had it all figured out. They didn’t need any help. This kid, there was never a moment he didn’t want to meet and talk football.”

Former New Orleans Saints LB Scott Shanle impressed by Hau'oli Kikaha - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN

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Re: Former Saints LB Scott Shanle 'blown away' after working with Hau'oli Kikaha

Its Shanle, how hard would it be to blow him away
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Passion, eager, work ethic etc... sounds like the kid wants to be great at his craft. Regardless of competition, 19 sacks this past season was impressive for Hau'oli.
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Its Shanle, how hard would it be to blow him away
scott was a hard worker and an extremely intelligent player. I respect his opinion
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scott was a hard worker and an extremely intelligent player. I respect his opinion
Exactly, as much as I didn't like Shanle you could never doubt his passion for the game and football intellect. He was never a good athlete and it showed on the field. If Shanle had the athleticism of Martez Wison he could have been the greatest LB ever.
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Its Shanle, how hard would it be to blow him away


Wow, you know absolutely nothing about Scott Shanle.
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Cool! I hope this guy comes in and makes an impact! Nice to hear from Shanle that this guy could be the real deal.
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Its Shanle, how hard would it be to blow him away
I hate how everyone talks down on SS. He had a few productive years here and helped win a championship.
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I hate how everyone talks down on SS. He had a few productive years here and helped win a championship.
I'm disappointed that someone would correlate NFL talent with NFL IQ.
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He is going to be better than stellar. I believe it!
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