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Old 06-09-2016, 04:57 PM   #31
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Here we go again! A key player out for the season already!

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Old 06-09-2016, 05:08 PM   #32
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I wonder if this was the same knee Kikaha tore in college?

This guy was on the rise in year 2. Damn.
He tore it twice in college. In 2011 and 2013.

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Oh Crap!
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I wonder if this was the same knee Kikaha tore in college?

This guy was on the rise in year 2. Damn.
I'm hearing it was, but it was fine for 3 years, well until now.
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Well it really just hurts some of our 3-4 pass rush packages. We can always revert to a traditional 4-3 with Jordan/Richards/Oneyamata/Pettway/ playing DE in our base.

We lost a good one, but the cupboard isn't bare.
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Pretty fair take on it from WalterFootball:

Saints DE/OLB Hau'oli Kikaha out for season (torn ACL): 7/10 Disaster Rating
When the Saints spent a second-round pick on Hau'oli Kikaha, it was widely considered a reach because of how injury-prone the Washington product was. Kikaha tore his ACL twice in college and was considered to be a major health risk. The Saints took a chance on Kikaha, but it appears as though that decision is backfiring because Kikaha tore his ACL a third time today.

New Orleans had big plans for Kikaha this year, as he was supposed to be one of its primary pass-rushers. The Saints will obviously have to look elsewhere now. Kikaha wasn't considered a great player - he was just OK as a rookie - and if this were some other player, the Disaster Grade would be much lower. However, I have to make it a 7/10 because of Kikaha's history. A third ACL tear could make it so Kikaha never reaches his potential, and it also shows that he's not as durable as the Saints were hoping he would become in the pros.
What is it with Saints medical evaluations - "just rub some dirt on it, he'll be fine?!?" WTF?

Like to hear details on how he injured it...but this is a third strike, pretty serious for Kikaha...

We'll be awfully thin on the defensive line if this keeps us; Jordan already had back surgery this offseason...

Silver lining is that we have very "versatile" defensive linemen that can line up and down the defensive line...

IF this is the worst that happens this season, we'll be alright; Davis Tull will get the chance to show his mettle...

And Edebali (show some respect and spell the man's name correctly or just call him "the Turk" ) is entering his third season, so he may blow up as well...

Don't think we need any more tired-*ss veterans like Freeney; just have Harper eat more pizza and let him blitz from the 7T...

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Old 06-09-2016, 05:53 PM   #38
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Sucks wanted to see what that dude could do...at least it wasn't drew
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Sucks wanted to see what that dude could do...at least it wasn't drew
Careful...
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Kikaha injury is kaka!
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