Jordan Hicks given permission by team to seek trade

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Shane, I'll give you he wasn't a world beater. But he is a vet, and understands the nuances of the position. I fully expected Zaven to outperform him by midseason and reduce him to a bystander, but WK 1 against Derrick Henry, and Tannehill on the road??? It's a scary spot for a star LB from Tulsa to be in. Overall to your point, I'm more concerned about the secondary's cohesion than anything else. This move isn't life or death in my opinion and your main asertion is duly noted bro.

I can't wait to see Collins tackling Henry week 1.
 

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Keim is from my neck of the woods here in PA, and I know some of his old buddies. If Keim could have strangled Joseph last year for not playing Simmons, he WOULD have. Bottom line, you don’t draft a player at 8, and sit him on the bench until midseason. Especially when your D is below average to begin with.


Correct. Keim or ANY GM would have a right to be upset, especially given the way the Cards D played.
 

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Father Time really caught up to Hicks last year. If other teams watch the tape there is no way anyone trades for him.

I'm guessing that Hicks isn't happy with the current situation and the Cardinals are giving him the opportunity to find out for himself.
 

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Keim is from my neck of the woods here in PA, and I know some of his old buddies. If Keim could have strangled Joseph last year for not playing Simmons, he WOULD have. Bottom line, you don’t draft a player at 8, and sit him on the bench until midseason. Especially when your D is below average to begin with.

He should have strangled the guy who’s decision it was to hire Joseph.

oh wait...
 

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it would be nice to ease the new kid in a bit and have a leader like hicks to help but at the same time....This team clearly plans to play simmons and collins at ILB and not look back and I LOVE it. Especially after last year and the debacle in how simmons was transitioned in. These are two first round picks that can really turn our Defense around. I love it. Lets go!
 

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Also, I like the idea of budda with the green dot. He needs to be on the field every play anyway and he is a clear leader
 

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He should have strangled the guy who’s decision it was to hire Joseph.

oh wait...
Hits me odd that he is telling Hicks to trade himself. Isn't that the GMs job? Will our GM start providing permission for draft picks to find a trade for the Cards to move back or up?
 

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Vallejo is in his 5th year and was better than Hicks last year anyway.
You must’ve missed the word “seasoned.”

he’s started 1 game in four years. Has 60 tackles in four years. 2 sacks. 0 passes defensed. He’s not exactly a guy who can impart knowledge, keys, etc to two young guys (Simmons and Collins) based on experience.
 

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Yea you guys are over thinking it. hicks is slow and sucked. He was a liability. Rookie MLBs routinely play and play very well in the NFL.
They haven’t seen a lick of this kid in practice yet.
 

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Hits me odd that he is telling Hicks to trade himself. Isn't that the GMs job? Will our GM start providing permission for draft picks to find a trade for the Cards to move back or up?


this is the equivalent of puttings hicks on the trading block. Nothing more.
 

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