After Further Review: Five Saints who need a big game

After Further Review: Five Saints who need a big game
Hau’oli Kikaha needs a quality effort tonight.

(WVUE) - Hau'Oli Kikaha

Kikaha has been on the outside looking in all camp and hasn’t done much to change that perception. He’s played strong side linebacker and defensive end. And that partly illustrates his biggest problem. He’s a bit of a tweener and can’t seem to find a natural fit. He may be best suited as a standup outside linebacker in a 3-4 system which Dennis Allen obviously doesn’t run.

Austin Carr

Carr was a player I was high on before camp due to his skillset. Carr seemed like the perfect player to pick up the Willie Snead role in the offense, but he’s been MIA in most practices and games. I’m not even sure he’s had more than five targets all camp in team drills. Yes, he was banged up some and can’t control where the ball goes. But, I’m just wondering if he’s simply been passed up by better players. The Saints kept Carr on the roster all year last season. It’s about time he shows them why they were right to do so.

Kamrin Moore

The forgotten draft pick of the 2018 class. Moore has not displayed much since camp opened up. He’s missed some time with an injury but on the field hasn’t done a whole lot to stand out. Tonight would be the perfect time to show why the Saints drafted him. 

Al-Quadin Muhammad

The Saints added significant depth at defensive end and Muhammad could be in danger of not making the final cut. He did not have a good preseason opener while running with the first team. Even with the injury to Alex Okafor, he needs a bounce-back performance to get back in the race. 

Terrance West

In the heated battle to replace Mark Ingram, West has gotten a bit lost as of late. Jonathan Williams and Shane Vereen have stepped to the forefront and look to be in the lead. West needs to up his game to make the team. Tonight against Arizona would be a perfect start.

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