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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Sad for the young man. Hope he gets well soon. Great motor. Great college player. But, he lacks NFL size as a rush end and didn't have the speed to play OLB. He's never going to be anything but an ...

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Old 06-09-2016, 08:27 PM   #51
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Sad for the young man. Hope he gets well soon. Great motor. Great college player. But, he lacks NFL size as a rush end and didn't have the speed to play OLB. He's never going to be anything but an average role player in the NFL at best.
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Sad for the young man. Hope he gets well soon. Great motor. Great college player. But, he lacks NFL size as a rush end and didn't have the speed to play OLB. He's never going to be anything but an average role player in the NFL at best.
Very true, but he was gonna be a pretty important role player for us since pass rush was such a glaring weakness for us to start with.

I also wonder how hard it is to replace a 1-dimensional player?
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Well we all are about to find out
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We could go the rest of the season with no real significant injuries. But I know what you are thinking: Step away from the narcotics. Check into rehab forthwith.
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So we have the defensive version of Sam Bradford. Oy...
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JP - how many sacks did Freeney have last season? 8??
In a part time gig, no Games Started, with a weak schedule and three sacks came in one game against the Packers who were down to a PS lineman...

And his only job was to come in and rush the passer - we have that already in Edebali, who had more sacks per plays than Freeney...

I'm telling y'all, we've got the talent fellas, we need the coaching on the defense...

Only concern I have is/has been was Kikaha injured trying to play like a down lineman with his ill-fitted size or some other way?

Hate to see him getting hurt trying to drive square pegs in round holes; don't know that's the case, yet, but certainly hope it wasn't...

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Old 06-09-2016, 11:51 PM   #57
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This is his third tear and WOW not again! I'm not going to sound the alarm on our DE's yet but I think we need to get a veteran in here quick! Who's available
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Circle back to the trenches for a moment ... with the addition of Fairley and Rankins, losing Kikaha won't be as bad as some may think.

The interior D line will be better. On paper, I see a much better group of talent .. not to mention a solid LB core & guys who actually cover TE's with consistency (insert Robertson).
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Old 06-10-2016, 07:06 AM   #59
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I believe Thomas Davis has tore the same knee three times also. Also I don't put stock in the average player comments. I mean 19 sacks is 19 sacks. The Same guys he got sacks against in college are now playing in the Pros. Remember when Terrell Suggs was drafted people said that he was too slow also. He seems to be doing alright. I'm just going to pray the kid keeps working hard and comes back even hungrier. I still think he can come back and be a productive player in 2017. Just need Davis Tull and Edebali to step up.
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