Perhaps no one has more motivation to have a bounce back season than Akiem Hicks. Hicks is entering a contract year and it should bring the best out of him.
Like most of the Saints defense, 2014 was a step backward for Hicks. One year after recording 4.5 sacks, his production dipped to just two sacks and 42 tackles. Plus, he lacked his usual disruptive was in the middle of the defense.
The Saints need him to be the force he once was. A big year could mean big money for Hicks and big things for the Saints in 2015.