Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints

Kikaha - torn ACL

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; So we have the defensive version of Sam Bradford. Oy......

Like Tree57Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-09-2016, 09:34 PM   #51
Threaded by 4everSaint
Site Donor 2016
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Madison, MS
Posts: 328

Show Printable Version Email this Page
Rating: (0 votes - average)

So we have the defensive version of Sam Bradford. Oy...
CheramieIII likes this.
Views: 7323
Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2016, 10:32 PM   #52
Site Donor 2015
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Thibodaux
Posts: 17,716
Blog Entries: 28
Re: Kikaha - torn ACL

Originally Posted by saintsfan1976 View Post
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...

“Your best?!? Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home (with) the prom queen.” - Sean Connery in The Rock
jeanpierre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2016, 11:51 PM   #53
Site Donor 2016
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 6,515
Blog Entries: 3
Re: Kikaha - torn ACL

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
CheramieIII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 12:21 AM   #54
Site Donor
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Bedford, TX
Posts: 8,713
Blog Entries: 1
Re: Kikaha - torn ACL

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).
jnormand likes this.
K Major is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 07:06 AM   #55
100th Post
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 365
Re: Kikaha - torn ACL

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.
darksoul35 likes this.
WhoDatFan26 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 07:36 AM   #56
500th Post
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 582
Re: Kikaha - torn ACL

DAMN
darksoul35 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 07:52 AM   #57
Site Donor 2016
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 6,515
Blog Entries: 3
Re: Kikaha - torn ACL

Originally Posted by K Major View Post
What exactly are your expectations in year #2 from a 5th rounder who was on IR in 2015 ?
EVERYTHING! LOL
CheramieIII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 07:53 AM   #58
Site Donor 2016
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Georgia
Posts: 6,515
Blog Entries: 3
Re: Kikaha - torn ACL

Originally Posted by 4everSaint View Post
So we have the defensive version of Sam Bradford. Oy...
Now that's some funny **** right there!
CheramieIII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 08:18 AM   #59
LB Mentallity
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 15,872
Blog Entries: 68
Re: Kikaha - torn ACL

Originally Posted by ChrisXVI View Post
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.
Exactly the reason I did not want the saints to draft him. Talent is there but can he stay on the field? DE was on my wish list for the same reasons this year.

On the bright side he might actually get a better repair job done this time.
hagan714 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2016, 04:50 PM   #60
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,395
Re: Kikaha - torn ACL

Thomas Davis is doing just peachy. Hopefully the same will be true for Kikaha.
hagan714 and WhoDatFan26 like this.
Papa Voodoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

LinkBacks (?)
LinkBack to this Thread: http://blackandgold.com/saints/78320-kikaha-torn-acl.html
Posted By For Type Date Hits
The Latest Hau'oli Kikaha News | SportSpyder This thread Refback 06-09-2016 05:17 PM 1
Kikaha - torn ACL This thread Refback 06-09-2016 03:31 PM 6
The Latest New Orleans Saints News | SportSpyder This thread Refback 06-09-2016 03:19 PM 4
The Latest NFL News | SportSpyder This thread Refback 06-09-2016 02:02 PM 1


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:29 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2018 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts