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Old 06-02-2016, 12:26 AM   #1
 
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Akiem Hicks backs Rob Ryan, says Ryan’s power was stripped

Rob Ryan believes what Rob Ryan says, obviously. Former Saints defensive lineman Akiem Hicks apparently believes Ryan, too.

A few days after Ryan spoke out and claimed his power as Saints defensive coordinator was taken away, Hicks backed up those claims in an interview with Chicago-area repoters.

“Not to talk about New Orleans for the rest of this interview, but as a player in that system, you can see when power is taken away from a guy,” said Hicks, who now plays for the Bears. “It was evident in that situation and you saw what the turnout was because of it.”

The Saints traded Hicks to the Patriots early last season. He signed with the Bears as a free agent this year.

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No kidding.
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Coming from a guy that only gave effort 25% of the time.
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So power was taken away from him after he put up the 32nd ranked D in 2014, then comes out in 2015 with a ton of disorganization and poor play. How are we shocked power was taken away from him?

Ryan is only in the NFL because of his last name, he is a joke, and the only person even slightly interested in him happened to be his brother lol.... GTFO
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I wish we had signed Romeo Crennel, I thought I was wrong after Ryans first year and he put up decent numbers, Crennel is still fielding a top ten D every year.
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At some point it's got to be true. I mean as I said SP panicked after losing to Seattle and tried to copy their defense. And I hate doing this but in 2014 we had no number 2 corner, a hurt starting safety, one who had a sophomore slump, and were in our first year without Vilma, Harper, Greer, Jenkins. How can RR make a defense with those missing pieces better? And by taking RR's power away I don't think we are necesarrily talking about when Allen came in but that SP got involved in RR's playcalling and I could see that being the season after 2013. If not it was because Byrd got hurt.

We might be fixing it now but it's honestly time we accept that SP screwed up the 2014 offseason.
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I wish we had signed Romeo Crennel, I thought I was wrong after Ryans first year and he put up decent numbers, Crennel is still fielding a top ten D every year.
That was who I wanted, him or wade
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Funny how this comes from a guy whose career tanked right about the same time...
29 tackles and 4.5 sacks is his best season. Yeah...
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At some point it's got to be true. I mean as I said SP panicked after losing to Seattle and tried to copy their defense. And I hate doing this but in 2014 we had no number 2 corner, a hurt starting safety, one who had a sophomore slump, and were in our first year without Vilma, Harper, Greer, Jenkins. How can RR make a defense with those missing pieces better? And by taking RR's power away I don't think we are necesarrily talking about when Allen came in but that SP got involved in RR's playcalling and I could see that being the season after 2013. If not it was because Byrd got hurt.

We might be fixing it now but it's honestly time we accept that SP screwed up the 2014 offseason.

Vilma did not play in '13, and he was well on the down swing in '11 and '12. The signal his career was over starte two years prior to '13 as he didn't play full seasons and had half the tackles he previously did
Harper wasn't a loss.
I would agree that Jenkins was only because his best season for the Saints was his final season. You could see he had finally put it together. I didn't like letting him go.
Greer was a huge loss, but he didn't take us from 4rth to 32. That loss wasn't on anyone, however, it was an injury.


Finally, What happened in Oakland?

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Coming from a guy that only gave effort 25% of the time.
and played at vagina
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