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AKIEM HICKS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Position Review: Defensive Line

Now at last we are getting to one of the three positions on the team that the Saints MUST address in the off-season in some shape or form if they want to even dream of winning the division…much less the Super Bowl.  The Saints Defensive Line took the biggest step back of any unit from 13′ to 14′. That’s right it fell further than the corners or the linebackers the two units...
Via The Saints Nation
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Pierre Thomas and Akiem Hicks put on IR

IR sounds scary, but with one game left in the season… whatever. Pierre Thomas, Akiem Hicks placed on season-ending IR http://t.co/APVyYJnubG — New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 26, 2014
Via The Saints Nation
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Season over for Saints RB Thomas, DL Hicks

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The Saints have placed running back Pierre Thomas and defensive lineman Akiem Hicks on injured reserve, ending their season ahead of Sunday's finale at Tampa Bay. Thomas left New Orleans' game against Atlanta early last Sunday with an injury to his ribs. Hicks has been limited in practice prior to this week with an ankle injury. Thomas is third on the team with...
Via AP on Fox
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Saints DT Akiem Hicks Sacks Jay Cutler With One Arm and Celebrates

Playing with a sizable lead is every defensive lineman's dream. That means you can count on the opposition passing the ball on almost every play so you can forget about defending the run and go all out for the quarterback. Saints defensive tackle Akiem Hicks did on this place and in the end notched the teams sixth sack of the game.So he did what every good big man should do and celebrated...
Via FatManWriting
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints Nation Guru – Week 9 – Panthers

A quick writeup this time because I do not have much time, just as the Saints only have 4 days to prepare themselves. So the answers were: 3 is the number of Tackles Hakeem Nicks… Oh wait I am not Ralph, Akiem Hicks has, Brees was sacked twice, Lewis had 0 defended passes and Hell Yes White definitely was involved in a turnover! (I will make a similar question this week just so...
Via The Saints Nation
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Players on Saints Defense To Watch During Training Camp

After finishing dead last in 2012, the Saints defense made a huge turnaround and finished the 2013 season in the top five. One player-DE Cameron Jordan-was selected to go to the Pro Bowl as a reward for a breakout season. And there were a few other players that also turned their careers around just as much as they helped to turn around the fortunes of the Saints' defense.Here are...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Akiem Hicks: The Next Big Thing in New Orleans

When I call Akiem Hicks the “next big thing” for the New Orleans Saints, I’m not referring to his stature since that would be stating the obvious. At 6’05” and about 320 points, Hicks stands out as one of the biggest guys on the field, but we all know that big men don’t always produce. Hicks, though, showed serious promise in his 2012 rookie campaign and built on that...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints will likely avoid defensive tackle in draft

As we continue to analyze this year’s NFL draft, it looks like the New Orleans Saints will be avoiding the defensive tackle position…at least through the early rounds. The interior of the Saints’ defensive line was a strength this past year, and with Cam Jordan continuing to move towards his role as a more traditional 3-4 defensive end there is little need to draft a playmaker...
Via cover32 - Saints
March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints not done making moves in free agency

The New Orleans Saints need to release Brodrick Bunkley. There I said it. Come on! You were thinking it too! Between Akiem Hicks, John Jenkins and a potential later round draft pick, the Saints will have more than enough beef to hold up in the middle of the defensive line in 2014. Mickey Loomis is a cap wizard—and if we’re being honest, probably something closer to a thief. That...
Via cover32 - Saints
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Rob Ryan, savior of the Saints’ defense

The New Orleans Saints have always had a special connection to that place nestled up above the clouds. Whether it’s having the “Pope” at their games, a team name that refers to the holiest of people, a quarterback named Breesus or the newest addition of Moses, AKA Rob Ryan, to the team. With his flowing white locks, Ryan came to hand down the law of defense to New Orleans....
Via isportsweb.com
January 31, 2014  |  Discuss
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