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Seven Saints to watch


New Orleans’ dreams are riding on seven players and a whole lot of ‘what ifs’

By Bradley Warshauer Seven players will determine much of the New Orleans Saints' 2015 season. What will happen if Drew Brees really is getting too old for all this? What if hometown hero Delvin Breaux helps forge the best secondary this side of Seattle? Are all the other new guys good enough? Everything could go two ways.

  Let's break it down.

1. Is Drew Brees still Drew Brees?


2. Brandon Browner


3. Hau'oli Kikaha


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3. Hau'oli Kikaha

pass-rushing terror?
The Saints released pass rusher Junior Galette, and for good reason, but now the pressure on second-round draft pick Hau'oli Kikaha has increased. Somebody along the Saints' defensive front has to pressure the quarterback. Kikaha seems the only viable candidate.

What if Kikaha emerges as a pass-rushing force?
  The Saints put almost no pressure on opposing quarterbacks during the preseason. When they did, it generally came from Kikaha. Even if Browner works out and the Saints' secondary is solid, the lack of a pass rush might ruin them. On the other hand, a solid secondary working with a Kikaha who terrorizes passers? That's a recipe for success.

What if Kikaha is just ... OK?
  It's tough to put high expectations on any rookie, even one like Kikaha who seems a step ahead of the game. He could meet expectations this year and do just fine, collecting a few sacks to go along with a bunch of tackles, and still it wouldn't be enough to keep the Saints' defense from being torched.

4. Delvin Breaux

5. Marcus Murphy

6. Max Unger

7. Brandin Cooks

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Old 09-08-2015, 11:52 PM   #2
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Is that it? No link to the rest of the article? It was looking like a pretty good read.
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Please hurry Sunday. I have no clue what this team is going to look like.
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Is that it? No link to the rest of the article? It was looking like a pretty good read.
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see the link got screwed up thanks

Gambit appears to be doing some solid sports write ups maybe.
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Please hurry Sunday. I have no clue what this team is going to look like.
Either does the Coach!
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I'd had Jairus Byrd on that list, because if you don't keep an eye on him, he's liable to disappear...
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I'm planning on watching 11 at a time.
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