Thursday, July 31, 2014

Saints DE Akiem Hicks Powers His Way to “Superstar” Status ~Barry Hirstius, WhoDat Dish~In 2013, Hicks had a “breakout” season. He tallied 56 total tackles, which was fifth among defensive tackles in the NFL last season — along with 4½ sacks, good for third on the Saints behind fellow DE Cam Jordan and OLB Junior Galette. Hicks was the benefactor in an increase of playing time, and he took full advantage: often “blowing up” plays in the opponent’s offensive backfield. Hicks used that raw power to become the 15th overall rated DE in the League (according to Pro Football Focus), and more importantly the third best overall in forcing offenses into negative plays. That bodes well for his chance of increased success, for the upcoming 2014 season.

After making little on 2013 Super Bowl, city agreed to similar services for 2018 bid ~Charles Maldonado, The Lens

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