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The lack of snaps for two of the New Orleans Saints' top three 2015 NFL draft picks stood out most from the team's 35-27 loss to Detroit on Monday.
Defensively, linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha didn't play much at all with the Saints playing a slew of nickel defensive snaps. The second-round pick only took 10 defensive snaps (19 percent) in the Lions loss.



Kikaha's role has changed since defensive coordinator Dennis Allen took over the unit after Week 10. Yet Kikaha created the only takeaway of the game with a forced fumble and recovery on the Lions' Ameer Abdullah.

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Give them something to motivate them in the off season...
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I think this is part of Payton's way of tanking without *really* tanking.
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And Kikaha still had a forced and recovered fumble in the game. This guy does need to learn still but there is no question he is a football player with a nose for big plays.
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No idea why we've stopped using Kikaha as a DE. Seems to me that his best role would be nickel and dime DE.
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Re: Andrus Peat, Hau'oli Kikaha see snap counts drop in Saints' loss vs. Lions

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I think this is part of Payton's way of tanking without *really* tanking.
Game Film Baby! All of our rookies need it. Not just Kikaha. We need to evaluate our roster again this offseason and I fully expect to see another large roster turn over this year. Bring up some more folks from the PS and IR anyone with a hang nail. I want the energy that these young bucks bring to the game even though they will make mistakes there will be teachable moments.

Monday nights snap count was spread around a lot more than usual and our other rookies got valuable playing time while still fielding a competitive team. Davison played a larger part of the game plan than usual as did several other young players who performed fairly well.
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Re: Andrus Peat, Hau'oli Kikaha see snap counts drop in Saints' loss vs. Lions

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Game Film Baby! All of our rookies need it. Not just Kikaha. We need to evaluate our roster again this offseason and I fully expect to see another large roster turn over this year. Bring up some more folks from the PS and IR anyone with a hang nail. I want the energy that these young bucks bring to the game even though they will make mistakes there will be teachable moments.

Monday nights snap count was spread around a lot more than usual and our other rookies got valuable playing time while still fielding a competitive team. Davison played a larger part of the game plan than usual as did several other young players who performed fairly well.
I thought Davidson shot the gap really well. Ediboli made some plays.
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why drive them into the ground? time to see what the bench can offer in building a rotation for the future
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Re: Andrus Peat, Hau'oli Kikaha see snap counts drop in Saints' loss vs. Lions

Originally Posted by Rugby Saint II View Post
Game Film Baby! All of our rookies need it. Not just Kikaha. We need to evaluate our roster again this offseason and I fully expect to see another large roster turn over this year. Bring up some more folks from the PS and IR anyone with a hang nail. I want the energy that these young bucks bring to the game even though they will make mistakes there will be teachable moments.

Monday nights snap count was spread around a lot more than usual and our other rookies got valuable playing time while still fielding a competitive team. Davison played a larger part of the game plan than usual as did several other young players who performed fairly well.
What do you mean game film? Are you saying it was smart to hold off Kikhaha?
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Game Film Baby! All of our rookies need it. Not just Kikaha. We need to evaluate our roster again this offseason and I fully expect to see another large roster turn over this year. Bring up some more folks from the PS and IR anyone with a hang nail. I want the energy that these young bucks bring to the game even though they will make mistakes there will be teachable moments.

Monday nights snap count was spread around a lot more than usual and our other rookies got valuable playing time while still fielding a competitive team. Davison played a larger part of the game plan than usual as did several other young players who performed fairly well.
What do you mean game film? Are you saying it was smart to hold off Kikhaha?
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